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 Bill Fitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fitch was a U.S. Marine as a youngster, a fact that Larry Bird credited in his book Drive: The Story of My Life as an important reason for Bird's own strong work ethic.
As of 2004 Fitch ranked fifth among all NBA coaches in all-time number of victories (with 944) but also ranked second in all-time losses (with 1106) behind Lenny Wilkens.
From Boston Fitch went on to coach the Rockets where he led a team featuring Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson to the 1986 NBA Finals where they were defeated once again by Bird's Celtics, 4 games to 2, for the world championship.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_Fitch   (334 words)

 Bill Fitch
Bill Fitch (born approx, 1940) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throught his coaching career.
Fitch ranks number 444 among all NBA coaches in all time number of victories.
Fitch also has coached the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and New Jersey Nets, among others.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bi/Bill_Fitch.html   (142 words)

 NewStandard: 11/23/96
Fitch is in the midst of another of those challenges with the Clippers (6-5), who are showing signs of finally turning things around.
Fitch claims the heart attack wasn't the fault of the Clippers, but he said this is the last time he'll take on a rebuilding project.
Clippers head coach Bill Fitch says his first NBA loss in 1970 was as distasteful to him as his 1,000th was Thursday night.
www.s-t.com /daily/11-96/11-23-96/c03sp135.htm   (506 words)

 Fitch Says Terrorism Bill a Mix Blessing for U.S. Insurers
Fitch Ratings commented that while the passage of a much anticipated terrorism insurance bill is overall a favorable development for the U.S. economy, and benefits the insurance industry, the passage of the bill will likely have a greater impact on industries other than property/casualty insurance, such as real estate and construction.
Fitch estimates that at an assumed $150 billion of industry-wide commercial premium, the overall industry deductible would be $10.5 billion in the first year, $15 billion in the second year and $22.5 billion in the third year.
Fitch believes the length of this exposure will vary by insurer and can be anywhere from 31 to 120 days since the 30 day acceptance period begins when the insured receives written notice of the suspension of the exclusion and the new pricing for terrorism coverage.
www.insurancejournal.com /news/newswire/national/2002/11/22/24577.htm   (1209 words)

 ESPN.com: NBA - Fitch, Clippers settle suits over coach's 1998 firing
Fitch, an NBA Hall of Famer, was fired after a season in which the Clippers won only 17 games.
The legal battle between the team and Fitch started in April 2001, when the Clippers sued Fitch for breach of contract, claiming he had a duty to try to get another NBA coaching job.
Fitch was a coach in the NBA for more than 25 years.
espn.go.com /nba/news/2002/0820/1420580.html   (249 words)

 Pickens County Herald Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
Fitch could possibly file for a rehearing before the state Supreme Court, perhaps his last hope to avoid a 15-year prison sentence handed to him five years ago in Pickens County Circuit Court.
Fitch of Pine Grove was found guilty almost five years and two weeks ago of crimes dealing with the local scandal known as Landfill-gate.
Fitch was charged with six counts of using his public office for personal gain, one count of aiding and abetting another in using his public position for personal gain, and two counts of first degree theft.
theherald.pickens.net /news/0129_1.htm   (384 words)

 ESPN.com - NBA - Both sides saying other breached contract
Fitch, 67, has not coached in the NBA since he was fired in April 1998 after a 17-65 record in his fourth season with the Clippers.
Fitch seeks $4 million placed in escrow until the case is resolved.
According to Fitch's suit, he guided the Clippers to the playoffs in 1997 and received a two-year contract extension.
espn.go.com /nba/news/2001/0628/1220135.html   (306 words)

 Cavalier Fans Lauded by Fitch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
Bill Fitch got his first look at Cleveland fans Sunday night when the Cavaliers were nipped, 105-104, by Milwaukee and the coach liked what he saw and heard.
Fitch alluded to his "slowdown" offense, whereby his club worked for every shot, normally using nearly all of the time on the 24-second clock.
Fitch and the Cavaliers saw the biggest, and when he wants to be, the best of the stars in Milwaukee's 7-2 Lew Alcindor in the pair of weekend exhibitions.
www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.com /nworth/fans.htm   (423 words)

 Cavaliers: The Top 35 Moments in Cleveland Cavaliers History
Bill Fitch warned Cavalier fans not to expect much in the franchise's infancy.
Bill Fitch built the Cavaliers and led them to one of the most improbable seasons in the franchise's history.
Fitch led the Cavaliers to a 49-33 regular season record as well as the first-round victory over the Bullets.
www.nba.com /cavaliers/news/top_35_test.html   (971 words)

 The Horseshoe
As Bill's chopper approached the LZ, he noticed large amounts of white smoke and asked the door gunner why they were using white smoke to mark the LZ instead of the standard red, yellow, or purple smoke grenades.
Bill Fitch was an ammo bearer and had an Alice Backpack filled with mortar rounds for the 60mm mortar.
Bill Fitch was shocked when Truman said "Charge 1!" This meant all the propellant charges except one was to be removed from the tail fins of the mortar round.
www.manchu.org /country/horseshoe/fitch.htm   (13631 words)

 Fitch Sues Clippers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
Fitch, has not coached in the NBA since he was fired in April 1998 after a 17-65 record in his fourth season with the Clippers.
According to the Associated Press, the Clippers had previously sued Fitch for breach of contract, alleging he had a duty to try to get another NBA coaching job.
The AP report notes that according to Fitch's suit, he guided the Clippers to the playoffs in 1997 and received a two-year contract extension.
www.sportslawnews.com /archive/Articles%202001/FitchSuesClippers.htm   (275 words)

 Even When Asleep, Fitch Dreamed He Was Wide Awake
Fitch shopped around the Oregon city looking for some kind of a gimmick or good-luck charm, anything to help his team end the dreadful drought.
Fitch recalls one time during the first tip when he really had doubts about his future.
Fitch is a man with a keen sense of humor, probably the most important quality for a coach of an expansion team, but underneath he dies a little more with every defeat.
www.lkwdpl.org /nworth/dream.htm   (719 words)

 Times Community Newspapers - Local News - 07/29/2003 - Mayor defends former ARB chairman
Fitch continued, "I admire all those courageous people who are willing to serve.
Fitch said Jackson apologized in a letter, having resigned within 24 hours of his comments being made public.
In his e-mail to Fitch, Jackson writes that he was stunned by Weeks' comments and said they led to his "outburst later in the evening."
www.timescommunity.com /site/tab2.cfm?newsid=9920325&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=506066&rfi=6   (453 words)

 CNN/SI - NBA Basketball - Chris Ford to be Clippers coach - Tuesday January 12, 1999 09:55 PM
The Clippers have been without a coach since Bill Fitch was fired last April 20, two days after the team completed a 17-65 season that was third-worst in the NBA.
Fitch coached the Clippers to a 99-229 record in four seasons.
Fitch was Ford's coach in his final three years as a player in Boston.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/nba/news/1999/01/12/clippers_coach   (429 words)

 Desert Dispatch newspaper - Barstow, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
Jesse Fitch ("Asbestos bill wouldn't help veterans of WWII") is off base by a mile.
A recent Reuters story outlined key provisions of a U.S. Senate bill to take asbestos injury claims out of the courts and pay them from a $140-billion privately financed fund.
Fitch, if you're not sick you do not have a case other than to be monitored.
www.desertdispatch.com /2005/112221797071508.html   (1176 words)

 Lovely County Citizen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
State Senator Jon Fitch, D-Hindsville, introduced a bill in the Arkansas Senate Feb. 26 appropriating $1.5 million to purchase and develop Blue Spring into a state park.
Even if Fitch’s bill is approved by both houses of the legislature, appropriation bills are often not funded.
While funds may not be available from the treasury, the bill authorizes the Department of Parks and Tourism to accept federal grants and to use its unobligated cash income or funds to supplement the state.
www.lovelycitizen.com /03080107.htm   (486 words)

 After Candlelight Fall 1999
A typical response by a camper this summer when asked how they found out about camp was simply a finger point and "she (he) told me." Not only did this summer break the old record by 262 campers (over 2500 total), an extremely high percentage returned from last summer and brought friends.
Bill ended the ceremony by expressing his gratitude to the Mirto family and his staff.
Clark was at Camp Fitch from 1957 to 1966.
www.campfitch.com /Fall99.htm   (1126 words)

 Council members spar over performance review
Council Member Bill Fitch had placed on the council agenda an item listed as “staff communications.” When the item came up during the meeting, he brought to issue a council member’s actions in the review process of City Administrator Dave Urbia.
Fitch said a council member, but not saying who, talked to staff about the city administrator, which is where he saw the violation of city policy.
Fitch and Soderberg briefly went back and forth over if Fitch had accused Soderberg specifically of violating a policy.
www.thisweek-online.com /2004/august/20farmspar.html   (358 words)

 Sporting News, The: A coach with new life, a team with old issues - Los Angeles Clippers coach Bill Fitch - NBA Report ...
Fitch's team won 29 games last season and is turning the corner at a glacial pace.
But when November arrives, Fitch will be working the bench, ready to begin his 24th season as an NBA coach.
Fitch blamed his condition on a poor diet, caused by too many late-night, room-service pizzas and burgers over two decades.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_n39_v220/ai_18704805   (813 words)

 Cleveland Cavs
As is well-known, Fitch hates rookies (see Anderson, Kenny) and Wright got off to a slow enough start that people were starting to call him a draft bust before the all-star break.
Fitch is a big Vaught fan, however, and Sterling listens to Fitch, so it could happen.
Fitch is unlikely to want a rookie PG, but Vaughn is a solid citizen and has run a talented team as a collegian.
www.ibiblio.org /craig/draft/1997_draft/14.html   (3798 words)

 Boston Celtics (1946-Present)
In the NBA Finals the Celtics faced the S. Louis Hawks again, but this time it was a cake walk as the Celtics claimed their 3rd straight title and 4th in 5 season in 5 games.
Bill Russell would win his 5th straight MVP as the Celtics finished with a 62-18 record.
Also earning honors was new Coach Bill Fitch who took home the Coach of the Year award, which bears the name of legendary Celtics Coach Red Auerbach who was instrumental in rebuilding the team back into contenders.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nba/boston/celtics.html   (7190 words)

 Business Wire : Fitch Ratings Comments On Proposed Missouri Utility Bill. @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
An energy bill known as House Committee Substitute 404 (HCS 404) cleared the Missouri House Communications, Energy and Technology Committee on March 11, by a 19-2 margin.
The measure is an omnibus bill combining four separate bills aimed at modernizing the operations of the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC).
In Fitch's view, several features of the proposed bill would provide a meaningful reduction in uncertainty for investors in Missouri investor-owned utilities and improve the financial strength of electric and gas utilities in the state.
static.highbeam.com /b/businesswire/march242003/fitchratingscommentsonproposedmissouriutilitybill/index.html   (217 words)

 Business Wire: Fitch: UK Communications Bill To Trigger Industry Consolidation
While the Bill, which is only in its draft form and likely to take 18 months to become law, came as little surprise, while the extent of the deregulation announced did, being far wider than anticipated.
"The UK Communications Bill is set to bring about some major changes to a sector that had suffered under a complex regulatory framework and is likely to act as a catalyst for merger and acquisition activity driven by cross-media ownership and consolidation plays," says Stuart Wheeler, Fitch Ratings.
However, according to the article by Fitch, while the UK market will undoubtedly provide a number of attractive media assets for the major US operators, their participation in any consolidation moves are from certain due to weakened balance sheets and strategic issues at home that require management focus.
findarticles.com /cf_dls/m0EIN/2002_June_27/87859945/p1/article.jhtml   (439 words)

 Fitch is never at a loss for words
And now, five years after Fitch last patrolled a sideline, Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens is on the verge of passing Fitch in the lifetime defeats category.
 Fitch, who won 944 games for an overall winning percentage of.460, has a dry sense of humour that undoubtedly came in handy as he coached some of the least-talented teams in league history.
 Fitch said he developed the patience for coaching bad pro teams during the 12 seasons he spent at the collegiate level.
www.canoe.ca /Slam030327/col_harris-sun.html   (828 words)

 1991-92 Bill 846: Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus - www.scstatehouse.net - LPITS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
Whereas, the devoted couple were honored by a dinner given at the Epicurean restaurant by members of their family, Mr.
Augustus Fitch, III, of Springfield, Virginia, and the Rev. and Mrs.
Whereas, it is appropriate for the members of the General Assembly to pause in their deliberations to note this milestone in the lives of such distinguished South Carolinians.
www.scstatehouse.net /sess109_1991-1992/bills/846.htm   (232 words)

 Encyclopedia: Bill Fitch
NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player.
Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota) is a former NBA basketball player.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bill-Fitch   (547 words)

 Powell's Books - The Reaper by Tom Stone
Bill Fitch is a brutal rapist and serial killer, who carries the hair of his victims on his bridle, and rides into Texas with murder and mayhem on his mind.
Gomez is the half-breed who rides with Fitch and lives to rape and eat the flesh of his victims.
Fitch has seen Mollie and now he has come back for her.
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 Nick Mileti |Cleveland Seniors
While he was at Bowling Green there was a coach there by the name of Bill Fitch.
Fitch left BGSU and went to Minnesota where he stayed until years later when student Nick Mileti became NBA team owner Nick Mileti and hired Fitch.
Bill Fitch (from BGSU) won the Coach of the Year Award that year as the team finished with a 49 and 33 record.
www.clevelandseniors.com /people/mileti.htm   (2293 words)

 Bill Fitch - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-06-19)
Bill Fitch - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Fitch actually went on to coach the Rockets, where he led a team featuring Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson to the 1986 NBA Finals, where they were ironically defeated once again by Bird's Celtics 4 games to 2 for the world championship.
He has also coached the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Bill_Fitch   (232 words)

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