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Nate Thurmond of the Chicago Bulls completed the first quadruple-double in NBA history: 22 points, 14rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocked shots. Since the NBA started recording blocks and steals in 1973, there have only been four officially recorded quadruple-doubles. Alvin Robertson,…

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Nate Thurmond of the Chicago Bulls completed the first quadruple-double in NBA history: 22 points, 14rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocked shots. Since the NBA started recording blocks and steals in 1973, there have only been four officially recorded quadruple-doubles. Alvin Robertson,…

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Jordan becoming great owner, too

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included incorrect information on Kwame Brown. He was the first high school player taken No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. As Michael Jordan knows better than anyone from his legendary playing days, one good season does not a reputation make. Respect and credibility are built over time, with one’s career a compilation of the good, the bad and — as had been the case in Jordan’s post-playing life as an owner and executive — the ugly. But nearly 15 years after his management-ownership career began with the Washington Wizards, has Jordan finally become an effective boss? It’s certainly starting to seem that way.

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Your guide to NBA coaches’ futures

From Derek Fisher to Gregg Popovich and every NBA head coaching seat in between, results will determine fates this season. But when it comes to assessing their futures and what they may hold, it’s hardly the only factor. The state of relationships with ownership, management and players are key, as is the always-tricky task of keeping expectations somewhere close to reality. This particular season is unique in this respect: because nearly half of the league’s teams changed coaches either during the 2012-13 season or in the subsequent summer, the honeymoon is nearing an end for many of them. Right about now, in other words, would be a good time to check a few items off the in-house to-do list that was agreed upon back at the start.

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