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Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Small communities take Hoopfest’s success, create their own versions

Beer-drinking patrons nearly choked on their mugs when 6-foot-8 Tim Atwood came crashing through their bar’s window.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Longtime Hoopfest director Rick Steltenpohl breaks out with 3-on-3 management group

Eventuris, a partnership between two former Hoopfest officials, has nationwide pursuits that include: The Portland Trailblazers’ Rip City 3-on-3; PHX3on3 in Phoenix; Nike Basketball 3-on-3 in Los Angeles; and The …


Downtown businesses have adapted to Hoopfest after decades of practice

Like most major events, Hoopfest owes its silver-plated success to good luck, persistence and the good fortune of following a bona fide example – in its case, Bloomsday – say …


Perfect day to play some street ball

Some 6,859 teams stormed 458 courts Saturday as the 25th installment of the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament engulfed downtown Spokane. Many of the 26,810 Hoopfest players weren’t much bigger …


Matt Santangelo to take over as Hoopfest executive director

Seeking a new leader for the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the Hoopfest Association Board of Directors turned to a blue blood of Spokane basketball: former Gonzaga star Matt Santangelo. …


Hoopfest director Rick Steltenpohl to step down

Hoopfest executive director Rick Steltenpohl will step down after this year’s 25th event, he said Wednesday.