Posts Tagged ‘Bob Cimbollek’


Holiday basketball tournaments come at key juncture of season

on Dec. 27, 2010, at 5:29 p.m.
Holiday basketball tournaments during Christmas vacation started in the ’60s and are still going today. From the ’60s through 2008 there was no MPA policy, as there is today, limiting schools to only five countable dates for preseason or exhibition games including holiday tournaments. While coaching at Orono from 1962-69, …

Maine high school basketball: Past vs. present

By Bob Cimbollek on Nov. 22, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.
The ongoing debate comparing high school basketball teams and basketball players always makes for interesting discussion. Having played high school and college basketball in the 1950s and coached in all five decades since then and officiated through the same period, I can make some legitimate comparisons. There is no question …

The 3-pointer can be effective — with the right strategy

By Bob Cimbollek on Nov. 15, 2010, at 5:56 p.m.
The first attempt to try a 3-point shot line for high school basketball was 77 years ago in 1933. The distance tried was 30 feet. It was not successful and it would be another 54 years, during the 1987-88 season, before it was put into the rules with the distance …

New basketball column tips off in BDN

on Nov. 01, 2010, at 8:13 p.m.
The BDN is beginning a weekly basketball column by former longtime basketball coach Bob Cimbollek. Cimbollek will be commenting on an assortment of topics, which will be assigned by BDN sports editor Joe McLaughlin. In more than 40 years as a high school basketball coach at Fort Fairfield, Orono, Bangor …
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