'There have been stories written over the past year that have suggested Nolan's ethnic background has kept him out of the "old-boy network" of recycled coaches. O'Ree didn't want to speculate. "All I'm saying is that he's a good coach," he said, "and he deserves to be in the league."'
Note: While we are busy tweaking the front page design to make it more appealing and functional (especially for our mobile readers), you may notice odd layout errors. Please hit "control-F5" to refresh the page and load the latest files. Thank you!