Vitale: Chaney should keep job

Vitale: Best of the Week (Feb. 28)

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 Boeheim, Up
In his Stock Watch report for Feb. 28, Dickie V congratulates Jim Boeheim on his 700th win.

 Temple Trouble
Dickie V says coach John Chaney should not be fired for his "goon" strategy because he's done so much that's good for the game.

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Boeheim joins 700 club


Feb. 28, 2005 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down ...

Jim Boeheim -- The Syracuse coach got his 700th win Saturday as the Orange beat Providence. Boeheim should make it into the Hall of Fame. Also, Stock Up for Hakim Warrick, who scored 35 points against St. John's and 36 against the Friars.

Fran Dunphy -- The Penn coach and his Quakers became the first to clinch an NCAA tourney berth by winning the Ivy League.

Oakland Raiders -- Give the Raiders credit for the anticipated deal for Randy Moss. Owner Al Davis and Co. didn't give up that much for the star receiver, who could excel in a new environment.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Even though the Sixers lost to the Kings on Saturday night, they got a great complement to Allen Iverson by adding Chris Webber via a trade.

Drew Bledsoe -- Bledsoe has reunited with coach Bill Parcells by joining the Cowboys.

John Chaney -- The Temple coach said he sent a "goon" out to send a physical message in last week's game vs. Saint Joseph's. There is no reason to send a player on the court who ends up inflicting bodily harm on an opponent. Chaney earned his three-game suspension, but it should be longer.

Maurice Clarett -- Clarett saw his stock really fall when he ran a 4.82 (and then a 4.72) in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. He will probably be a late-round pick, if he is drafted at all.

Carolina Panthers -- The Panthers cut star receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who then signed the next day with the Chicago Bears.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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