On this Day in Sports History February 16
On this day in 2001, Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach Larry Brown won his 1,000th career professional coaching game, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 108-93.
On this day in 2004, the Texas Rangers traded star Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano and Joaquin Arias. The deals came after the Boston Red Sox tried to land Rodriguez for Manny Ramirez, but the players association objected to the deal since A-Rod’s contract would need to be restructured.
On this day in 2004, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost their NHL record 12th consecutive home game.