Pro Basketball: Nose to Chin Whiskers

The coach of the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers does not sound like he really belongs in the pros. For one thing, Alex Hannum is so unimpressed with his own basketball knowledge that he solicits suggestions from his players during time-outs. Worse yet, in a profession never noted for modesty, his humility is practically treasonous. "I'm just lucky enough to have inherited a team that was already great," says Hannum, whose 76ers are currently the winningest team in the history of pro basketball. Last week they beat the Baltimore Bullets 121-115 for...

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