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 THETA CHI FRATERNITY: Distinguished Alumni - Active
Professional Basketball Player - Phoenix Suns NBA, 1976/77-78/79;
Finished the 2003-2004 season ranked 7th in the NBA in Free Throw Accuracy Percentage and 3rd in the NBA in 3-point Field Goal Percentage while averaging 9.6 points per game.
Professional Basketball: Guard, New York Knicks, NBA 1966/67
www.thetachi.org /Alumni/distinguished/active/sports.htm

  
 ESPN.com: NBA - Pistons' Wallace named Defensive Player of Year
Abdul-Jabbar led the NBA in rebounding (16.9) and blocks (4.12) in 1975-76, Walton led the league in rebounding (14.4) and blocks (3.25) in 1976-77, while Olajuwon led the NBA in both categories in 1989-90 (14.0 and 4.59).
Wallace also led the club's defensive surge as Detroit held their opponents to an average of 92.2 points, sixth in the NBA, this season compared to 97.3 just a year ago.
NEW YORK -- Ben Wallace of the Detroit Pistons was a nearly unanimous choice as NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday after becoming just the fourth player to lead the league in rebounding and shot blocking.
espn.go.com /nba/news/2002/0420/1371387.html   (335 words)

  
 Lakersweb.com: Team History
It took another MVP season from Abdul-Jabbar to carry the team back to the top of the Pacific Division, as the Lakers finished 1976-77 with a league-best 53-29 record.
The team rolled on to a 69-win year, setting a new NBA record for victories in a season, a record that would stand until the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls went 72-10.
The Lakers were favored to repeat as NBA champs that season.
www.lakersweb.com /history.html   (12459 words)

  
 NBA.com: John Lucas Coach Info
Lucas began his 14-year NBA playing career during the 1976-77 season.
John Lucas is beginning his second season as the Head Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In addition to his NBA coaching experience, Lucas was the owner and head coach of the Miami Tropics of the United States Basketball League (USBL) from 1992-93 and led the Tropics to a 38-9 record and two USBL championships.
www.nba.com /coachfile/john_lucas   (414 words)

  
 Nate "Tiny" Archibald Biography
The player who proved the "little man" could excel in professional basketball logged 14 NBA seasons playing for Cincinnati (1970-72), Kansas City-Omaha (1972-76), New York Nets (1976-77), Buffalo (1977-78, injured did not play), Boston (1978-83) and Milwaukee (1983-84).
In Kansas City's first season, he averaged 34 points a game and 11.4 assists per outing, becoming the only player in NBA history to lead the league in those two categories in the same season.
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.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Archibald.htm   (440 words)

  
 BLAZERS: 1977 Title Team - Dr. Jack Ramsay Interview
Blazers.com caught up with Dr. Jack Ramsay, who in his first year as Blazers head coach led the 1976-77 team to the NBA Title.
Jack Ramsay: I had a sense when I took the job that the 1976-77 Blazers could be very good.
Midway through that season, I felt we had a chance to win it all.
nba.com /blazers/history/1977_Title_Team__Dr_Jack_Ram-107462-41.html   (414 words)

  
 Nate "Tiny" Archibald Biography
The player who proved the "little man" could excel in professional basketball logged 14 NBA seasons playing for Cincinnati (1970-72), Kansas City-Omaha (1972-76), New York Nets (1976-77), Buffalo (1977-78, injured did not play), Boston (1978-83) and Milwaukee (1983-84).
In Kansas City's first season, he averaged 34 points a game and 11.4 assists per outing, becoming the only player in NBA history to lead the league in those two categories in the same season.
When the Royals moved to Kansas City/ Omaha in 1972 and became known as the Kings, the nickname fit "Nate the Skate" perfectly.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Archibald.htm   (440 words)

  
 Retired Cincinnati Royals Numbers
By the 1976-77 season, Lacey was the lone player left on the Kings that played for the Royals.
- Drafted by the Rochester Royals in 1956, Stokes became the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 1956-57 season.
- The Cincinnati Royals made Archibald the second pick of the second round in a strong 1970 NBA Draft.
www.cincysports.net /RoyalsRetiredNumbers.htm   (626 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Live Online
He was NBA Rookie of the Year for the 1976-77 season, and he won a gold medal with the 1976 U.S. Olympic Team.
Adrian Dantley grew up in Washington, D.C., attended DeMatha High School is Hyattsville, Md., and went to college at Notre Dame for three years (earning All-America honors twice) before leaving to enter the NBA draft.
Adrian Dantley: My advice to other kids would be, you've got to decide if you want to stay home -- I knew I didn't want to, so I didn't seriously consider Maryland, even though they were recruiting me. You need to decide on a warm climate vs. a cold climate.
discuss.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/zforum/02/bob0123.htm   (4984 words)

  
 AllSports' NBA News - Grizzlies coach Lowe resigns; Hubie Brown named successor
He led the Hawks to three playoff appearances and a division title in five seasons, compiling a 199-208 overall record from 1976-77 to 1980-81.
The 69-year-old Brown, a former coach of the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks, has been working as an NBA analyst for Turner Sports since he was fired as Knicks coach during the 1986-87 season.
Brown took the Knicks to the playoffs twice in four full seasons before being fired 16 games into the 1986-87 campaign and was 142-202 overall.
www.allsports.com /cgi-bin/showstory.cgi?story_id=36335   (890 words)

  
 Everything Sabonis- Articles
Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis, boyhood rivals and Olympic teammates, will meet for the first time in an NBA game They first played against each other at age 12 or 13 -- about the time, circa 1976-77, the Trail Blazers were winning their only NBA championship in 1977.
The 6-foot-5 Marciulionis, now in his seventh NBA season, is backing up All-Star Mitch Richmond at shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings.
Marciulionis said he was not surprised that Sabonis has averaged one point every two minutes and one rebound every four minutes, and has shot 59 percent from the field and 60 percent from the three-point line.
sabonis.4t.com /site/Sabonis_Pride.html   (812 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Detroit's old rookie had quite a journey to NBA
Antoine Rigaudeau was 31 in 2003, when he played 11 games for Dallas, making him the oldest player to make his debut since the NBA and ABA merged for the 1976-77 season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jenkins averaged 23.7 points over three seasons and was disappointed when he wasn't taken in the 2001 NBA draft.
Jenkins, who averaged 2.8 points in 15 games this season, became one of the NBA's oldest rookies.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/nba/pistons/2005-05-07-jenkins-tale_x.htm   (812 words)

  
 Indiana Pacers Tickets, Pacers Playoff Tickets, NBA Playoff Tickets
The Indian Pacers left behind the ABA in the 1976-77 season when the joined the NBA and started on their path to NBA excellence.
The Pacers have a lot going for them in the 2005-06 season, including one of the brightest coaching minds in the NBA in Rick Carlisle.
Carlisle amazingly kept the Pacers performing at a playoff caliber, despite a roster ravaged by injuries and the suspensions that followed the brawl.
www.gotickets.com /sports/nba/central/indiana_pacers.php   (483 words)

  
 HickokSports.com - Biography - Bob McAdoo
Buffalo traded him to the New York Knicks during the 1976-77 season and the Knicks sent him to the Boston during the 1977-78 season.
McAdoo was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1981 and he spent four seasons with them.
He also led the NBA with 1,155 rebounds in 1974-75, when he was named the league's most valuable player.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/mcadoobob.shtml   (483 words)

  
 Dave Twardzik Will Be ODU's Legend for CAA Tournament :: Currently Director of Player Personell for Orlando Magic
Twardzik inspired his teammates to 56 victories in three years before going on to spark the Portland Trailblazers to the 1976-77 NBA championship.
Twardzik dished out 332 assists in 1970-71, finished the 1970-71 season with a 84.5 free throw percentage and hit 222 free thorws that season.
Twardzik became Old Dominion University's intitial first team All-American basketball player after leading the Monarchs to the runner-up honors in the 1971 NCAA Division II national championships.
www.cstv.com /sports/m-baskbl/stories/030305aax.html   (383 words)

  
 The Cleveland Barons
Cleveland’s second attempt at major league hockey came when the NHL’s California Golden Seals were moved to the Coliseum for the 1976-77 season.
The National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the World Hockey Association’s Cleveland Crusaders both moved from the downtown Cleveland Arena to the Coliseum, beginning with the 1974-75 season.
The NBA was the Coliseum& only major draw throughout the 80’s, although concerts, the circus, and a successful indoor soccer team called the Cleveland Force also brought revenue to the building.
members.aol.com /gowhalers8/coliseum.html   (654 words)

  
 The Cleveland Barons
Cleveland’s second attempt at major league hockey came when the NHL’s California Golden Seals were moved to the Coliseum for the 1976-77 season.
The Force folded in 1992, only to be replaced by the Cleveland Crunch who also played two seasons in the Coliseum before moving downtown to the Cleveland State University Convocation Center.
The NBA was the Coliseum’s only major draw throughout the 80’s, although concerts, the circus, and a successful indoor soccer team called the Cleveland Force also brought revenue to the building.
members.aol.com /gowhalers8/coliseum.html   (654 words)

  
 Indiana Pacers Tickets Nba Ticket - Buy Cheap Indiana Pacers Tickets
The Indiana Pacers joined the NBA for the 1976-77 season as one of four former American Basketball Association franchises to cross over when the two leagues merged.
Indiana Pacers GM Larry Bird has a message for all of the folks out there waiting to hand the NBA championship trophy over to one of those three teams.
Indiana Pacers tickets may be purchased by following any of the links on this page.
www.onlineseats.com /nba-tickets/indiana-pacers/index.asp   (851 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Grizzlies make push for West
After retiring as a player, West spent two years away from the game before replacing Bill Sharman as coach of the Lakers before the 1976-77 season.
Quoting unidentified NBA sources, The Commercial Appeal reported Wednesday that the Grizzlies have struck a deal with West, though no contract has been signed.
West, a native of Cabin Creek, W.Va., was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979, and the Lakers retired his No. 44 jersey four years later.
www.usatoday.com /sports/nba/grizzlies/2002-04-24-west.htm   (545 words)

  
 Remember the ABA: Kentucky Colonels
It was clear to everyone that the Colonels had the talent and the fan support to join the NBA for the 1976-77 season.
Despite the fact that the Colonels did not have the home-court advantage, the series was not as competitive as the previous one.
During the early years of the ABA, the Colonels were known more for their eye-catching green uniforms, their unique dog mascot, and their bizarre promotions than championship basketball.
www.remembertheaba.com /Kentucky-Colonels.html   (545 words)

  
 KET Basketball in Kentucky Gallery Kentucky Colonels
When the ABA merged with the NBA during the 1976-77 season, the Colonels were one of the two teams left out of the merger.
The Kentucky Colonels participated in the American Basketball Association (ABA) all nine years of its existence.
In 1967, when the team first formed, the Colonels were most known for their eye-catching green uniforms, their unique dog mascot, and their bizarre promotions.
www.ket.org /basketball/gallery/1975_kycols.htm   (85 words)

  
 Dick Vitale
He was an assistant coach at Rutgers University from 1970 to 1972, then coached at the University of Detroit from 1973 to 1977, compiling a 21-game winning streak during the 1976 - 1977 season.
He joined the network shortly after its 1979 launch, calling its first NCAA basketball game - Wisconsin at DePaul (a 90-77 DePaul win).
He has been a college basketball analyst for ABC Sports since 1988, and covered the NBA Finals and the 1992 Summer Olympics for ABC Radio.
www.aarp.org /aarp_benefits/natl_events/lifestyle_conf/lifestyle_speakers/lifestyle_conference__bio_dick_vitale.html   (272 words)

  
 Indiana May Lose Top Recruit to NBA :: Josh Smith says there's a 50 percent chance he'll skip college.
The Hoosiers, just two seasons since reaching the NCAA championship game, finished 14-15 for their first losing season since 1969-70 and will not play in the postseason for the first time since 1976-77.
Josh Smith, a 6-foot-8, 214-pound senior at Virginia's Oak Hill Academy, is regarded as one of the nation's top high school players.
Smith said he would wait to make a decision until after he finished playing in some high school all-star games, then intended to discuss the situation with his family and Indiana coach Mike Davis.
www.collegesports.com /sports/m-baskbl/stories/031604acp.html   (515 words)

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