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 Comcast Spectacor / Wachovia Complex - - History
Construction of the arena occurred at a rapid pace so that the city’s first National Hockey League franchise, the Philadelphia Flyers, could compete in the 1967-68 NHL season.
From NHL to NBA championships with the Flyers and 76ers, to Dorothy Hamill's first appearance with the Ice Capades and Elvis Presley’s last live performance, the building has hosted just about everything.
It was the 76ers’ first appearance in the finals since their championship season in 1983.
www.comcast-spectacor.com /arenaInfo/history.asp   (1457 words)

  
 ROCKETS: The Hayes Days
The expansion San Diego Rockets, who had won just 15 games in their inaugural 1967-68 season, were in dire need of a big man so they immediately selected Hayes with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
Hayes averaged 28.4 points and 17.2 rebounds in his first season for the Rockets, playing in all 82 games and setting the NBA rookie record with 3,695 minutes played, a mark that still stands.
Elvin Hayes, a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
www.nbdlaustin.com /rockets/history/hayes_feature000605.html   (1457 words)

  
 NBA Team History - History of NBA Basketball Teams, NBA History
The Seattle SuperSonics joined the NBA for the 1967-68 season and reached the upper echelon of the league during two different decades.
Seattle was awarded an NBA franchise on December 20, 1966, and the club began play in 1967-68 along with the San Diego Rockets (who soon moved to Houston).
Seattle was still in transition during 1991-92, but the Sonics headed in a positive direction during the second half of the season.
www.hollywoodsportsbook.com /basketball_history/nbahistory_sonics.cfm   (7923 words)

  
 Rex Chapman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rex Everett Chapman (born October 5, 1967 in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is a former NBA basketball player from Owensboro, Kentucky.
Chapman played 68 games during the 1997-1998 season for the Suns, scoring almost 16 points per game.
Chapman is probably best known by basketball fans because of one particular moment: During the 1997 NBA playoffs, the Phoenix Suns were trailing the Seattle Supersonics two games to one, and by three points with seconds to go in game four at America West Arena in Phoenix.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rex_Chapman   (783 words)

  
 TIMBERWOLVES: Basketball Returns To Minnesota
With the exception of one-season stints by the American Basketball Association's Minnesota Muskies in 1967-68 and Minnesota Pipers in 1968-69, during which time stars such as Connie Hawkins and Mel Daniels graced the Minneapolis hardwood, the state of Minnesota was without a pro basketball team until the 1989-90 season, when the Timberwolves began play.
The Minnesota Timberwolves joined the NBA for the 1989-90 season as part of a two-phase league expansion that also brought in Orlando, Miami, and Charlotte.
Those deals fell through, but in 1987 the NBA voted to add four teams over the next two seasons.
www.nba.com /timberwolves/history/recap_basketball_returns.html   (783 words)

  
 CBS News Best, Worse In Spurs Win Over Denver December 13, 1999 05:18:36
Denver ended the season with an 11-71 record, tying the second-worst since the NBA went to an 82-game schedule for the 1967-68 season.
With a 96-82 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, the Spurs set an NBA record for the largest single season turnaround in league history.
Jackson had 10 fourth-quarter points as San Antonio outscored Denver 32-21 in the period and finished a sweep of the four-game season series.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/1998/04/19/archive/main7618.shtml   (783 words)

  
 SONICS: Seattle SuperSonics History
Seattle was awarded an NBA franchise on December 20, 1966, and the club began play in 1967-68 along with the San Diego Rockets (who soon moved to Houston).
Seattle finished with the NBA's best regular-season record (63-19) and sprinted to a two-game lead over Denver in the first round of the postseason.
Seattle was still in transition during 1991-92, but the Sonics headed in a positive direction during the second half of the season.
www.nba.com /sonics/history/sonics_history.html   (10280 words)

  
 Basketball-Basketball Center
The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a 10-team rival league to the NBA that began play in the 1967-68 season and folded nine years later after the 1975-76 season.
Two leagues called the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged after the 1948-49 season to become today's National Basketball Association (NBA).
The average NBA player can make a 3-foot high jump when going up for a shot or dunk, with a hang time of less than 1 second (.87 seconds to be exact).
www.basketball-center.com /basketball-buy-jay-team-z.html   (4263 words)

  
 Basketball-Basketball Center
The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a 10-team rival league to the NBA that began play in the 1967-68 season and folded nine years later after the 1975-76 season.
The NBA instituted the three-pointer before the 1979-80 season, an idea it borrowed from the ABA.
Denver Nuggets Offseason Transaction Analysis The Denver Nuggets have no holes to speak of -- all that's left for Kiki Vandeweghe to do is iron out the intangibles.
www.basketball-center.com /major-league-baseball-schedule.html   (4352 words)

  
 SONICS: Sonics in the All-Star Game
From Walt Hazzard, their first representative during their expansion 1967-68 season, to Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, their most recent selections this year, the Sonics have been well represented on basketball's highest individual stage, the NBA All-Star Game.
It all got started with Hazzard, an expansion draft pick and one of the NBA's leading scorers that season at 23.9 points per game.
The Sonics have placed at least one player in 31 of the 37 All-Star Games in their history - including each of the last 12, the longest active streak in the NBA- and have had a pair of coaches on the sidelines a total of five times.
www.nba.com /sonics/history/allstargame.html   (1107 words)

  
 Wilt Chamberlain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chamberlain was the centerpiece of the formidable 1967 Sixers team that set a then-record of 68 regular-season wins and went on to finally knock off the Celtics en route to the NBA title, where they defeated San Francisco.
Chamberlain also holds the top five marks in minutes played in a season and the top seven marks in minutes-per-game played in a season, including 3882 out of a possible 3890 minutes in his superlative 1961-62 season, an average of more than 48 minutes per game.
Wilt's 1961-62 scoring average of 50.4 ppg, accomplished with the Philadelphia Warriors, is by far the NBA record.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wilt_Chamberlain   (4145 words)

  
 NBA Team History - History of NBA Basketball Teams, NBA History
With the exception of one-season stints by the American Basketball Association's Minnesota Muskies in 1967-68 and Minnesota Pipers in 1968-69, during which time stars such as Connie Hawkins and Mel Daniels graced the Minneapolis hardwood, the state of Minnesota was without a pro basketball team until the 1989-90 season, when the Timberwolves began play.
Minnesota won Game 2 of the series, one of the Spurs' two postseason losses during their run to the NBA title.
Minnesota led 47-44 at halftime of the deciding game, but a more experienced Seattle team relied on its past experience to win 97-84, ending one of the best seasons in the history of the franchise.
hollywoodsportsbook.com /basketball_history/nbahistory_timberwolves.cfm   (6318 words)

  
 NBA & ABA Basketball Players
During his ABA career he played for the Minnesota Muskies 1967-68, Miami Floridians 1968-70, Dallas Chaparrals 1971-72, Indiana Pacers 1972-74 and the San Antonio Spurs for the 1974-75 season.
He was an All-American at New Mexico during his college days, the ABA's first Rookie of the Year in 1967-68 with the Minnesota Muskies, a two time ABA MVP & led the league in rebounds three times.
(Forward played in the ABA from 1968-73 with the Pittsburgh Pipers, Minnesota Pipers, Los Angeles Stars, The Floridians & New York Nets.
www.angelfire.com /mb/markssigningbonus/basketball.html   (6318 words)

  
 profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=373
Barry's original team, Pittsburgh, won the first ABA Championship, whereas the Oaks ended the 1967-68 season with a league-worst 22-56 mark.
After graduating LIU in 1967, Barry was selected by the New York Knicks in the fifth round (48th overall) of the NBA Draft, and by the Pittsburgh Pipers in the ABA Draft.
Leibowitz played in 82 combined games during the year and averaged 10.9 points and 3.7 assists per game; it was his only season in the ABA.
www.jewsinsports.org /profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=373   (6318 words)

  
 HickokSports.com - Biography - Nate Archibald
Nicknamed "Tiny" early in his career, the 6-1, 160-pound Archibald later preferred to be called "Nate." He spent a season at Arizona Western, a junior college, averaging 29.5 points a game, then transferred to the University of Texas-El Paso, where he averaged an even 20 points from 1967-68 through 1969-70.
Drafted in the second round by the NBA's Cincinnati Royals in 1970, Archibald was a backup for two seasons and moved into the starting lineup as a point guard after the team became the Kansas City/Omaha Kings in 1972-73.
He led the NBA in with a 34.0 average and in assists with 11.4 per game, becoming the only player ever to lead in both those categories in the same season.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/archbald.shtml   (6318 words)

  
 Minnesota Timberwolves Tickets Nba Ticket - Buy Cheap Minnesota Timberwolves Tickets
With the exception of one-season stints by the American Basketball Association's Minnesota Muskies in 1967-68 and Minnesota Pipers in 1968-69, during which time stars such as Connie Hawkins and Mel Daniels graced the Minneapolis hardwood, the state of Minnesota was without a pro basketball team until the 1989-90 season, when the Timberwolves began play.
The Minnesota Timberwolves joined the NBA for the 1989-90 season as part of a two-phase league expansion that also brought in Orlando, Miami, and Charlotte.
Despite his efforts, the Lakers fell to 25-50 and departed for Los Angeles, where they transformed themselves into one of the NBA's all-time dominant teams.
www.onlineseats.com /nba-tickets/minnesota-timberwolves/index.asp   (675 words)

  
 SEATTLE SONICS FANATICS
The Seattle SuperSonics joined the NBA for the 1967-68 season and reached the upper echelon of the league during two different decades.
The Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association play all of their regular season and post season home games at Key Arena.
Tickets for Seattle Sonics basketball games at the Key Arena and nationwide are offered through Prime Seat Tickets, a nationwide ticket broker offering the best seats, best prices and the best customer service for over 14 yrs.
www.seattlesupersonicsfanatics.com   (675 words)

  
 Sonics turn to Weiss, one of their originals, to replace McMillan
Weiss, 63, played for the Sonics in their expansion season in 1967-68 and had been a Sonics assistant for three coaches who have come and gone through the past 11 seasons.
Weiss, who claims to have a more "laid-back" style than his immediate predecessor, said the simplification of last season's implements and tweaking some zone defenses are on his to-do list for next season.
Weiss, whose contract is for three years, has been an NBA head coach three times previously, compiling a 210-282 record with the San Antonio Spurs (1986-88), Atlanta Hawks (1990-93) and Los Angeles Clippers (1993-94).
seattlepi.nwsource.com /basketball/233169_sonx19.html   (917 words)

  
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Seattle Supersonics, NBA (1967-) - played some home games in Vancouver BC (1967-70), in Portland (1967-68, 1969-72), spent the 1994-95 season in Tacoma
Vancouver Blazers, WHA (2004) - was the Founder's Franchise
Winnipeg Maroons, NoL (1902-08, 13-17, 33-64), WCL (1909-11, 19-21), CentInt (1912)
www.angelfire.com /ns/agalley/napsl/napsl5.html   (4339 words)

  
 This Day in Sports - Free Black Jack Downloads - MY SPORTSBOOK
Seattle was rewarded with an NBA franchise for the 1967-68 season, which expanded the league to 11 teams.
Cardinals owner Sam Breadon had become peeved at Hornsby for demanding a three-year contract worth $50,000 and for being tossed out of the locker room earlier in the season.
Rogers Hornsby, player-manager of the world champion St. Louis Cardinals, was traded to the New York Giants for second baseman Frankie Frisch and pitcher Jimmy Ring.
www.mysportsbook.com /news/sports_betting/79328.html   (4339 words)

  
 Remember the ABA: Oakland Oaks
The Oaks did not have a particularly good team during the 1967-68 season, but they had the distinction of playing the ABA's first game.
The young Oaks dominated their competition, prompting some basketball writers to speculate that the Oaks were building an "ABA dynasty." During the first few months of the season, Barry was spectacular and averaged 35.1 points per game.
In the early years of the ABA, the Oaks were the only ABA franchise in "direct" geographic competition with an NBA team: the San Francisco Warriors.
www.remembertheaba.com /Oakland-Oaks.html   (4339 words)

  
 Basketball-Basketball Center
The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a 10-team rival league to the NBA that began play in the 1967-68 season and folded nine years later after the 1975-76 season.
basketball players are heading to the entertainment capital of the world this week to enhance their national reputations at Sonny Vaccaro's 10th Reebok Big Time tournament...
Basketballs come in different sizes depending on your age and whether you're a girl or boy.
www.basketball-center.com /basketball-big-reebok-time-tournament.html   (4314 words)

  
 Basketball-Basketball Center
The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a 10-team rival league to the NBA that began play in the 1967-68 season and folded nine years later after the 1975-76 season.
Basketballs come in different sizes depending on your age and whether you're a girl or boy.
First College Basketball Game January 18, 1896 In 1963, college games were first broadcast on national TV, but it wasn't until the 1980s that sports fans ranked basketball up there with football and baseball.
www.basketball-center.com /major-league-baseball-schedule.html   (4306 words)

  
 NBA History: Wes Unseld Bio
Unseld was a consensus All-American as a senior in 1967-68.
For the season, Unseld scored 7.6 ppg (ninth on the team) and yanked down 11.9 rpg (10th in the NBA).
Unseld was a force in the 1969 playoffs, averaging 18.8 ppg and 18.5 rpg, but the Bullets' dream season ended quickly; they were swept by the New York Knicks in the Eastern Division Semifinals.
www.supersonics.net /history/players/unseld_bio.html   (2164 words)

  
 Remember the ABA: Oakland Oaks
Despite the presence of these players, the Oaks were one of the ABA's worst teams, and lost approximately $750,000 during the 1967-68 season.
The young Oaks dominated their competition, prompting some basketball writers to speculate that the Oaks were building an "ABA dynasty." During the first few months of the season, Barry was spectacular and averaged 35.1 points per game.
In the early years of the ABA, the Oaks were the only ABA franchise in "direct" geographic competition with an NBA team: the San Francisco Warriors.
www.remembertheaba.com /Oakland-Oaks.html   (2164 words)

  
 Remember the ABA: Oakland Oaks
The Oaks did not have a particularly good team during the 1967-68 season, but they had the distinction of playing the ABA's first game.
The young Oaks dominated their competition, prompting some basketball writers to speculate that the Oaks were building an "ABA dynasty." During the first few months of the season, Barry was spectacular and averaged 35.1 points per game.
In the early years of the ABA, the Oaks were the only ABA franchise in "direct" geographic competition with an NBA team: the San Francisco Warriors.
www.remembertheaba.com /Oakland-Oaks.html   (2164 words)

  
 Remember the ABA: Oakland Oaks
The Oaks did not have a particularly good team during the 1967-68 season, but they had the distinction of playing the ABA's first game.
The young Oaks dominated their competition, prompting some basketball writers to speculate that the Oaks were building an "ABA dynasty." During the first few months of the season, Barry was spectacular and averaged 35.1 points per game.
In the early years of the ABA, the Oaks were the only ABA franchise in "direct" geographic competition with an NBA team: the San Francisco Warriors.
www.remembertheaba.com /Oakland-Oaks.html   (2068 words)

  
 NBA History: Going Retro: Houston Rockets
The Rockets began play in the NBA in San Diego during the 1967-68 season, their nickname reflecting the growth of the space-age industries in the city.
The Rockets are making a splash-landing in the early 70's as the team honors its first season in Houston by wearing the 1971-72 road red uniforms against the L.A. Lakers on Sunday, Feb. 6 on ABC (3:30 p.m.
A subtle change was made in 1972, as the Rockets switched to slanted, flat white lettering on the jerseys and added the team's new logo to the right leg of the shorts.
www.nba.com /history/uniforms_rockets.html   (2068 words)

  
 Obituary: Tom "Trooper" Washington / Former ABA player, Pit Bulls coach
Instead, he joined the Pittsburgh Pipers during the American Basketball Association's inaugural season in 1967-68 when the legendary team won the league championship.
Washington, a 6-foot-7 Philadelphia native who graduated from Cheyney State, was drafted in the fifth round of the 1967 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals, now the Sacramento Kings.
Pittsburgh Pit Bulls head coach Tom "Trooper" Washington, who died after collapsing during his basketball team's inaugural game in McKeesport on Friday, was a warm-hearted power forward whose enthusiasm for the game was even greater than his considerable skills.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04327/415625.stm   (2068 words)

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