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  The Official Site of the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Tomjanovich in 13 seasons as an NBA head coach with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers compiled a sterling 525-416 overall record for a 55.8 winning percentage, and he led the Houston Rockets to back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995.
He is also the only coach in NBA history to guide his team from the NBA Draft Lottery to a division title in his first full season.
A five-time NBA All-Star and the number two overall selection in the 1970 NBA draft (selected by the San Diego Rockets), Tomjanovich spent his entire 11-season (1970-81) career with the Rockets.
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  NBA Draft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NBA Draft is an annual U.S. event in which the National Basketball Association's (NBA) thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league.
As of the 2006 NBA Draft, however, high school players must wait a year after their graduation class has finished high school before being eligible for selection.
The NBA considers all players from outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia to be "international," even if they come from political entities that share a common citizenship with the U.S., such as Duncan's original home of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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 Collegehoops.net - NBA Draft: Good Kids/Bad Decisions
Willis Reed: Grambling State University, drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 2nd round (1st pick) of the 1964 NBA draft.
John Stockton: Gonzaga University, drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1984 NBA draft.
Walt Frazier: Southern Illinois University, drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1967 NBA draft.
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 Rudy Tomjanovich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He went to high school in Hamtramck and then to the University of Michigan from 1967 to 1970.
Tomjanovich was selected in the 1970 NBA Draft as the second pick by the San Diego Rockets (after 1971 the franchise relocated to Houston), for whom he would play the entirety of his NBA playing career.
In his eleven years in the NBA, Tomjanovich had a scoring average of 17.4 points and a rebounding average of 8.1.
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 World-Wide Web Resources - Notable Kentucky African Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1967 NBA draft.
He was chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 4th round of the 1968 NBA draft and was a member of the Bucks' 1971 NBA Championship team.
He was drafted in 1970 by the Kentucky Colonels, an ABA team, and was then picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers, for whom he played for two years.
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 NBA Greatest Players - All Time greatest NBA Basketball Players
NBA Hall of Famer "Pistol Pete" Maravich was a spectacular showman who helped open up the game of basketball in the 1970s.
His playground moves, circus shots, and hotdog passes were considered outrageous during his era...but Maravich produced huge numbers, first as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and later as a potent force for both the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Jazz.
He scored 40 or more points 13 times, the most in the NBA that season and he led the league in total points (2,273), field goals attempted (2,047) and free throws made (501).
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Pete "Pistol Pete" Maravich (1947-1988)
During the 1970 NBA draft the Atlanta Hawks were the third team to select, and Maravich was their top choice.
He also led the NBA in scoring, with 31.1 points per game during the 1976-77 season.
During the 1979-80 season the NBA initiated the three-point shot; Maravich scored ten out of fifteen from three-point range that season.
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 Hoopville - Jed Tai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Lloyd was the first African-American to play in the NBA with the Washington Capitols in 1950, and earned the shot partly because of his standout collegiate career at West Virginia State.
He was selected by Golden State as the eighth pick overall of the 1976 NBA Draft and played with the Warriors for four solid seasons before being traded to the Celtics, where his legacy was built.
He was one of the first international players ever drafted when he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1970 NBA Draft.
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Born on September 2, 1948 in New York, NY, "Tiny" Archibald was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the first round of the 1970 NBA draft.
He is the only player to lead the NBA in points and assists in the same season.
He was an All-NBA First Team selection three times (1973, 1975, 1976), an All-NBA Second Team selection twice (1972, 1981), a six-time All-Star game selection and MVP of the 1981 game.
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 Sportsology.Net - Articles from Author Harvey Frommer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The records from that primitive time are so shrouded in a time warp that a couple of the players drafted in '47 like Bob Alemeida and George Petrovick have a question mark next to their name signifying a lack of information as to the college they played for.
A footnote to NBA history is Tony Lavelli of Yale, taken by Boston in the 1949 Draft.
The 1970 NBA Draft yielded such greats as Dave Cowens by Boston (4th); Pete Maravich by Atlanta (3rd); Bob Lanier by Detroit (1st); Calvin Murphy by San Diego (18th); and Geoff Petrie by Portland (8th).
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Robertson was drafted by Cincinnati, and spent his first eleven NBA seasons as a Royal -- winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1961, averaging a triple-double in 1962, and winning the NBA MVP award in 1964.
Drexler was drafted by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, and played 13 seasons in the Rose City, taking his squad to the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992.
Drexler is one of only three players in NBA history to amass 20,000 points, 6,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds, and his career accomplishments landed him in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.
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 DraftExpress - NBA Draft, NCAA/International Basketball Website.
The NBA is full of excellent players who did not hear their name called in the first round of the draft on draft night.
The Jazz have the assets needed to make a deal on draft night for a solid PG, including two first rounders, two second rounders and a slew of talented players in their 20’s with contracts big and small, so don’t be surprised to see them make a move either on the 28th or even before.
According to a number of NBA sources, Danny Granger had an outstanding workout this past week in Toronto and could be their top available player on the board when the number seven pick rolls around on draft night.
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 Nate "Tiny" Archibald Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In the second round of the 1970 NBA draft, the Cincinnati Royals and Hall of Famer Bob Cousy took a chance on Nate Archibald, a shy and diminutive scatback guard from the University of Texas-El Paso.
Consequently, Archibald led the NBA in free throws made three times and free throw attempts twice.
From 1978 to 1983, Archibald was the floor general and a crafty member of the Boston Celtics, a team he helped win the 1981 NBA title and lead to the best NBA record three consecutive years (1980-82).
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 Bob Lanier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Lanier's brilliant college career was culminated by the retirement of his number "31" jersey by the university at the end of his senior year.
His college days over, Lanier proved to be the hottest prospect of the 1970 NBA draft, chosen by the Pistons as the first pick overall that year.
Lanier, who is also a former president of the NBA Players Association, has been nominated for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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 ESPN.com - NBA/DRAFT2004 - Rovell: Foreign currency
This past season, 71 players on NBA rosters were born outside the United States, and with the influx of foreign players only expected to increase, teams that hope to remain competitive must travel the globe to scout the world's best talent.
Sabonis was too young to be eligible for the NBA draft, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Hawks to the punch in 1986, though Sabonis didn't play in Portland for another nine years.
Although teams like the Bucks and the Indiana Pacers have drafted only one player from outside North America in their history, that doesn't mean they aren't actively searching as much as teams like the Detroit Pistons, who used all three of their draft picks last year on foreign talent.
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 SI.com - Pro Basketball - NBA Hall of Famer DeBusschere dead at 62 - Wednesday May 14, 2003 10:00 PM
He pitched for two seasons with the Chicago White Sox and was the youngest coach in NBA history when he took over the Detroit Pistons in 1964.
DeBusschere also served as the last commissioner of the American Basketball Association and was general manager of the Knicks and the man who selected Patrick Ewing in the first NBA draft lottery in 1985.
It was in that role that he won the first NBA draft lottery and picked Georgetown center Patrick Ewing as the No.
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 The Draft Review with Matthew Maurer - NBA Draft History
Should the team draft a prospect with potential or a solid prospect who’s upside may not be as high.
From 1966 through 1984 the NBA held a coin flip between the teams with the worst record in each conference or division (when there was no conference) to determine which team would choose first in the NBA draft.
By draft jargon the definition of a sleeper is a player who has very little hype or isn't well known by the general public.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks star, dead at 62
NEW YORK – Dave DeBusschere, the defensive cornerstone of two championship teams who also was the NBA's youngest coach and the last commissioner of the rival ABA, died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 62.
A two-sport star at the University of Detroit, DeBusschere went from the court to the front office to the Hall of Fame and was one of a handful of players to reach the major leagues in both baseball and basketball.
It was in that role that he won the first NBA draft lottery and picked Georgetown center Patrick Ewing as the No. 1 overall choice in June 1985.
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 Dave Cowens Biography
On the recommendation of Hall of Famer and former great Celtics center Bill Russell, the Celtics drafted Cowens fourth overall in the 1970 NBA draft.
During the preseason annual Maurice Stokes Benefit Game in August 1970, Cowens scored 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and was named the game's MVP During his rookie year he averaged 17 points and 15 rebounds a game and shared the NBA Rookie-of-the-Year Award with Portland's Geoff Petrie.
Prior to the 1994-95 NBA season, Cowens returned to the court as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.
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 NBA teams gamble on youth, 'upside' in draft
A consensus of mock drafts from six national media outlets suggests five of the top 10 picks and 12 of the 29 first-rounders will have played two years or fewer of college basketball.
UC could have two players chosen in the lottery portion of the draft (forward Kenyon Martin and guard DerMarr Johnson) and possibly four or five taken in the two rounds, depending on how teams view wing Pete Mickeal and power forwards Jermaine Tate and Ryan Fletcher.
It used to be that players entering the draft with eligibility remaining were those with little or nothing left to accomplish in college.
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 St. Bonaventure University: Bob Lanier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
An eight-time NBA All-Star and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Lanier was the first overall pick in the 1970 NBA Draft.
In 1993, Lanier was the recipient of the Schick Achievement Award, given to an NBA player in recognition of distinguished contributions off the court.
In June 2000, Lanier was the recipient of the Horizon Award, presented annually by the Joint Leadership Commission of the United States Congress and the Board of Directors of The Congressional Award Foundation to individuals who have made an exceptional impact on the lives of America’s young people.
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The Bucks finished last in their inaugural NBA season and won the rights to the first pick in the 1970 NBA Draft.
The Bucks made the NBA playoffs their second season in the league and Alcindor was named Rookie of the Year.
The Bucks traded for Oscar Robinson in 1971 and won the NBA Finals Championship in only their third season in the league.
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 HoopsHype - Articles - Lanier's impact felt on and off the court
During his senior year in 1970, St. Bonaventure stormed to a 22-1 record in the regular season and a third place ranking in the final AP regular season poll.
Lanier laments that NBA players do not receive enough recognition for these efforts: “It is unfortunate because I dare say that there is not a group of young men who do more to make a difference around the world than NBA players.
Bob Lanier did not achieve his dream of winning an NBA championship, but his efforts are helping countless people to have better opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
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 World-Wide Web Resources - Notable Kentucky African Americans
Their 1970 single "Knock Three Times" sold a million copies the first month it was released and their biggest hit was "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" in 1973.
She was the Children's Department Artist at the Louisville Free Public Library from 1970 to 1977 and was later the planning draftsman for the Community Development Cabinet in Louisville.
Bryant was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 8th round of the 1973 amateur draft.
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 Sports Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He is ranked by Athlon Magazine as the 42nd greatest player in NBA history and by ESPN.com as the greatest basketball player not in the hall of fame.
The NBA league office and other NBA teams opposed the move, protesting that it violated existing rules and that, since Haywood hadn't gone through a draft, the Sonics had no right to him.
In 1976 the hardship requirement was eliminated in favor of the current Early Entry procedure, whereby any athlete with remaining college eligibility can enter the NBA Draft on the condition that he notifies the league office at least 45 days before the draft.
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 Bogut or Williams? Bucks face tough decision - NBA draft - MSNBC.com
For the first time in five years, the first pick in the NBA draft will have at least one season of college basketball on his resume.
NBA teams’ infatuation with talented teenagers prompted the league and players union to include a 19-year-old age minimum to enter the league in the recently agreed upon collective bargaining agreement that will go into effect next season.
It won’t keep the high schoolers out of Tuesday’s draft, but for the first time in a while the biggest names available are coming from college campuses.
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 To My Son Benjamin
He scored 23.2 points per game, good for ninth in the league, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team.
The Pistol's final year with Atlanta was his highest-scoring NBA season yet and the team's worst during his tenure.
He saw action in 73 games and led the NBA in scoring with a career-best 31.1 points per game.
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 Maravich jersey sets record at auction -- Nov. 26, 2002
It was just more than six years ago, as the story goes, and NBA photographer Greg Foster was visiting Jackie Maravich, widow of basketball legend "Pistol Pete," at her home in Covington, La.
It wouldn't be a photo of Jackie, a pair of floppy socks, or Maravich's two sons, Jaeson or Josh, that would show the legacy of the greatest scorer in NCAA history and perhaps the greatest showman NBA in history.
The 10,000-point ball, which appears on page 81 of "NBA at 50," sold for $12,135, while the shoes were part of a two-pair lot that sold for $1,851.
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