Died The oldest former Indianapolis 500 driver has died at age 92. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway says Danny Kladis died Sunday in Joliet, Ill. Kladis began racing midgets in 1935 and, after flying with the Army Air Corps during World War II, made his only start at Indianapolis in 1946 and finished 21st in a car entered by Andy Granatelli and his brothers.
Died Former UNLV basketball star Glen Gondrezick, 53, who later played for the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets before turning to broadcasting, died Monday after apparent complications from a heart transplant he had last September. Gondrezick starred on the Rebels’ Final Four team in 1977, and his jersey No. 25 was retired by the program in 1997. Gondrezick played for the Knicks and Nuggets from 1977 to 1983.
Hired The Tri-Cities Fever of the af2 have hired Pat O’Hara as their new coach, the Tri-City Herald reported. He replaces Richard Davis, who was fired. The Fever are off to their worst start in franchise history at 0-5 and have lost 12 straight games overall. In their past 25 games, the Fever are just 4-21.
Hired Former Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan is back in the WNBA. After leading the U.S. women to a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, Donovan has been hired as an assistant coach with the New York Liberty. Donovan was 112-100 as a WNBA head coach with Charlotte and Seattle. She stepped down as the Storm’s coach and director of player personnel after the 2007 season. Donovan was 93-77 in five seasons with the Storm, leading them to the league championship in 2004.