Warriors' Murphy stands tall as third-base coach

Updated: July 22, 2006, 1:45 AM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Troy Murphy of the Golden State Warriors was in very unfamiliar territory on Friday night.

Instead of standing under a basket going for a rebound or behind the 3-point line taking a jumper, Murphy found himself in the third base coach's box -- or at least sort of close to it -- working for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League as part of "Troy Murphy Night."

"I'm a huge baseball fan," the NBA forward said about 90 minutes before lifting his 6-foot-11 frame ...

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