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 SSSpider report - NBA hall of fame
The legendary Earvin “Magic” Johnson of the LA Lakers, who returned to the NBA after a four-year retirement to play 32 regular season and four playoff games, announced his retirement from the NBA.
Baylor was injured early in the season and retired.
Larry Bird scored 27 points and Cedric Maxwell added 19 to lead Boston to a 102-91 victory over Houston in Game 6 of the Finals, giving the Celtics their 14th NBA Championship.
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 NBA Team History - History of NBA Basketball Teams, NBA History
The Miami Heat came into the NBA for the 1988-89 season as part of a two-phase league expansion that also included the Orlando Magic, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Charlotte Hornets.
Rice stroked the ball all season, finishing ninth in the NBA in scoring at 22.3 points per game.
Prior to this season, there had never been an occasion in the NBA where two teams had met postseason play in four consecutive seasons and had the series go to the maximum number of games in each of the four series.
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 Tremendous Drafting
Nba Draft Sporting Goods and Memorabilia - Nba Draft Discounts Nba Draft and Sporting Goods and Memorabilia Darko Milicic Detroit Pistons 1988-89 Season Autographed Throwback Away/Blue Jersey When the Detroit Pistons drafted Darko Milicic in 2003, the 7-foot, 250-pound youngster from Montenegro became the highest Pistons draft pick...
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 NBA.com: Karl Malone Bio
Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading the league in free-throws made (seven, 1988-89 to 1992-93, 1996-97, 1997-98) and most consecutive seasons leading the league in free-throws made (1988-89 to 1992-93)
Selected after junior season by the Utah Jazz in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft....Signed by the Jazz on 8/8/85....Re-signed by the Jazz on 11/7/88....Re-signed by the Jazz on 9/25/90....Re-signed by the Jazz on 1/13/96....Re-signed by the Jazz on 8/1/99.
Fourteen-time NBA All-Star selection who played in 12 games (missed 1990 game due to injury and the 2002 game due to family illness), including 10 consecutive contests from 1991 to 2001
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 InsideHoops.com - NBA Playoffs Notes
Last season, San Antonio’s Kevin Willis won his first title in his 19th season, an NBA record (that includes the 1988-89 season, which Willis missed due to injury).
.Billups became the first player to win NBA Finals MVP before he was an All-Star since Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars (Finals MVP in 1989, All-Star in 1990).
.Fans were able to cast their votes for Finals MVP on NBA.com, which counted for one-tenth of the total vote.
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 InsideHoops.com - NBA Playoffs Notes
Last season, San Antonio’s Kevin Willis won his first title in his 19th season, an NBA record (that includes the 1988-89 season, which Willis missed due to injury).
.Billups became the first player to win NBA Finals MVP before he was an All-Star since Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars (Finals MVP in 1989, All-Star in 1990).
.Fans were able to cast their votes for Finals MVP on NBA.com, which counted for one-tenth of the total vote.
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 SUNS: Mike D’Antoni Wins 2004-05 NBA Coach of the Year Award
D’Antoni, only the second Phoenix Suns coach to be honored as NBA Coach of the Year (Cotton Fitzsimmons, 1988-89), led the Suns’ explosive offense to a league-best 110.4 points per game, as they became the first team since the 1994-95 Orlando Magic to average over 110 points.
This is the second NBA head coaching stint for D’Antoni, who served as head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season (14-36) and was the club’s director of player personnel in 1997-98.
Phoenix is only the second NBA team (1979-80 Boston Celtics) to win 60 games after a 50-loss season.
www.nba.com /suns/news/dantoni_release_050510.html   (514 words)

  
 Eddie Johnson's JumpShot Club - Eddie Johnson
In the 1988-89 season, he won the NBA’s "Sixth Man" of the Year Award averaging 21.5 PPG for the Phoenix Suns.
Scoring over 19,000 career points, Eddie has the distinction of being the NBA's all-time leading scorer off the bench having fewer than 500 starts.
"Eddie Johnson's outside shot can change the tempo of a game", says Cotton Fitzsimmons, the former NBA coach who drafted him.
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 washingtonpost.com: Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens Named 1996 USA Olympic Coach
He took a franchise that had won 29 games in 1985-86 and transformed it into a team that posted 50+ wins in three of his last five seasons, including franchise records of 57 wins in 1988-89 and 1991-92.
In 1995-96, Atlanta under Wilkens compiled a 46-36 regular season record and advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals, while in '94-95, the Hawks finished the regular season 42-40 record and advanced to the playoffs.
Holding the distinction of having participated in more games (3,151 through 1995-96) as a player and/or head coach than anyone else in NBA history (when you factor in regular season, playoff and all-star games), Wilkens played in 1,150 games over his 15-year NBA playing career, and has coached in 2,001 games (including four all-star games).
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/olympics/longterm/bball/mens/wilkens.htm   (964 words)

  
 Biography David Robinson San Antonio Spurs
David was selected as the number one NBA Draft pick in 1987 by the San Antonio Spurs, but he was forced to sit out two seasons after graduation as he served in the Navy from June 1987 to May 1989 at Kings Bay, Georgia.
He's the only male basketball player to represent the United States in three Olympics, having done so in 1988, 1992 and 1996, and was chosen as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.
In April 1994 Robinson scored 71 points against the Los Angeles Clippers on the last day of the season to win the NBA scoring title at 29.8 points per game.
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 NBA Development League ROANOKE: Mike Brown
Brown played every regular-season game for Utah in four of his five seasons with the Jazz (1988-89 through ‘92-93), where he was a teammate of current Columbus Riverdragons Head Coach Jeff Malone.
Mike Brown, a veteran of 11 NBA seasons, enters his third season as assistant coach of the Roanoke Dazzle in 2004-05.
Brown, who made 112 NBA regular-season starts and played in 44 NBA playoff games, was dealt in June 1993 to Minnesota for center Felton Spencer, then spent two seasons with the Timberwolves before finishing his NBA career with the 76ers and Suns and shuttling between Europe and the NBA.
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 Miami Heat Tickets - Heat Basketball Tickets - Cheap NBA Tickets
The Heat lost the first 17 games of its 1988-89 debut season, and set an NBA record for the most losses to begin a season.
The heat became part of the NBA in 1988 when the league granted an expansion team to a group of investors that included Ted Arison, Lewis Schaffel, and former Philadelphia 76ers star Billy Cunningham.
The Heat finished the season 42-40 and lost to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.
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 Miami Heat Tickets : Heat basketball Tickets @ BuySellTix
The Miami Heat began in the NBA in 1988-89 when the NBA went through expansion.
After signing Shaquille O’Neal in the off-season, the Miami Heat had their best run in the NBA Playoffs, sweeping both the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and Quarterfinals before losing to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the 2003-04 season, when Steven Van Gundy was the head coach of the Miami Heat, he set a record for the most wins by a first-year coach with 42, and followed with 59 wins in 2004-05.
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 Dallas Mavericks Tickets, Mavericks NBA Ticket Broker
From the 1988-89 season through the 1993-1994 season sales for Mavericks basketball tickets plummeted as the team appeared to aim for the basement of the league, which is where they often landed.
However, fans with Mavericks tickets saw a different team due to injuries, trades and a suspension in 1988-89.
As an expansion team joining the NBA in the 1980-1981 season, fans with Mavericks basketball tickets didn't expect much at first.
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 Miami Heat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Miami Heat came into the NBA for the 1988-89 season with an unproductive first year reflecting a roster full of young players and journeymen.
In the 1989 NBA Draft The Heat picked Glen Rice from the University of Michigan in the 1989 NBA Draft in the first round and Sherman Douglas of Syracuse University in the 2nd round and also moved from the Midwest Division to the Atlantic Division for the 1989-90 season.
The Heat finished with a winning record with Mourning among the league leaders in scoring and rebounding but lost in the playoffs in a 3-game sweep against the 72-10 Bulls.
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 Miami Heat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Heat came into the NBA for the 1988-89 season with an unproductive first year reflecting a roster full of young players and journeymen.
The Heat picked Glen Rice from the University of Michigan in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft and Sherman Douglas of Syracuse University in the 2nd round and the team also moved from the Western Conference (Midwest Division) to the Eastern Conference (Atlantic Division) for the 1989-90 season.
Rothstein resigned before the 1991-92 season and the Heat picked Kevin Loughery, an NBA coach with 29 years of experience both as a coach and a player, to be their new head coach.
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 AZSPORTSFAN.COM: Members: Sports Page
His arrival in 1988 helped spark a 27-game improvement for the 1988-89 Suns, who advanced to the Western Conference Finals in his rookie season.
PHOENIX- Phoenix Suns Ring-of-Honor member and three-time NBA All- Star Dan Majerle will return to the organization this season as a member of the club's broadcast team, as announced today by Suns president and chief operating officer Rick Welts.
Suns fans are in for a good time this season and I'm looking forward to experiencing it with them." Majerle, who played in 955 games over a 14-year career, spent eight combined seasons with the Suns (1988-95, 2001-02).
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 Miami Heat Tickets Nba Ticket - Buy Cheap Miami Heat Tickets
The Heat lost the first 17 games of its 1988-89 debut season, setting an NBA record for the most losses to begin a season.
The Heat entered the NBA in 1988 when the league granted an expansion team franchise to a group of investors that included Ted Arison, Lewis Schaffel, and former Philadelphia 76ers star Billy Cunningham.
Despite the changes and the high scoring of both Willis and Rice, the team finished the season with a record of 32-50.
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 SHOCK: Detroit Shock Add Rick Mahorn to Coaching Staff
He earned All-NBA second team defensive honors during the Pistons’ first championship run in 1988-89.
Mahorn, 46, has two years of professional coaching experience, most recently as an assistant coach with the NBA Atlanta Hawks during the 2001-02 season.
Mahorn enjoyed a successful 18-year NBA career after being selected in the second round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards).
www.wnba.com /shock/news/rickmahorn_assistantcoach.html   (2596 words)

  
 SUNS: Kevin Johnson Retires from Basketball
The acquisition of Johnson paid immediate dividends, as the Suns posted a 55-27 record in 1988-89, Johnson's first full season with the Suns, a 27-win improvement over the previous season - the third biggest turnaround in NBA history.
Johnson enjoyed a standout 11-year NBA career in which he was dually honored for his play on the court and his actions in the community.
Originally drafted by Cleveland, KJ joined the Suns on Feb. 25, 1988 following a trade with the Cavaliers that also brought Mark West,
www.nba.com /suns/news/kj_retires.html   (2596 words)

  
 InsideHoops.com - Mike D'Antoni NBA Basketball Coach of Year Award for 2004-05
D’Antoni, only the second Phoenix Suns coach to be honored as NBA Coach of the Year (Cotton Fitzsimmons, 1988-89), led the Suns’ explosive offense to a league-best 110.4 points per game, as they became the first team since the 1994-95 Orlando Magic to average over 110 points.
Phoenix Suns Coach Mike D’Antoni has been named the winner of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the NBA Coach of the Year for the 2004-05 season, the NBA announced today.
D’Antoni engineered the third largest turnaround in NBA history this season, guiding the Suns to a club record-tying 62 wins, a remarkable 33-game improvement over last season’s disappointing 29-53 record.
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 Spurs tickets : San Antonio Spurs tickets from TicketsSport.com
His impact was immediate: The San Antonio Spurs, who had finished last in the Midwest Division in 1988-89, won the division in 1989-90 and Robinson won the NBA's rookie of the year award.
The San Antonio Spurs made to the playoffs in their first season in the NBA and won the Central Division title in their second and third years.
The San Antonio Spurs lost only two games in four postseason series and defeated the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals to claim the franchise's first league title.
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - John Stockton
Stockton also proved a tenacious defender, leading the NBA in steals for the 1988-89 and 1991-92 seasons.
Stockton led the NBA in assists a record nine years in a row—every season from 1987-88 to 1995-96—and during this string he set the mark for the highest number of assists per game over one season (14.5, 1989-90).
Stockton, John, born in 1962, American professional basketball player, considered one of the greatest point guards in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.
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 6795944
I don't think so," said Cartwright, who was acquired by Krause in a trade before the 1988-89 season and later went on to be part of the first three championship teams.
Krause hired Jackson as an assistant coach in 1987 and later as the head coach in 1989.
Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright, who was hired by Krause as head coach in the middle of 2001-02 season after Tim Floyd resigned in December, believes that Krause had a lot to do with the six championships.
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 HORACE GRANT
1988-89: Grant became a starter at the begining of the season and had 9 double-doubles in his first 14 games.
At the point he was injured, Grant was leading the league in fg pct at.649, 2nd in rebounding, and also in the top 15 in the NBA in scoring (15.0), FT pct, and blocks.
In Game 6 of the NBA Finals with the Bulls down by 2, Grant dished a pass to Paxson who hit a 3-PT to put the Bulls up 99-98, then blocked Phoenix's final shot attempt at the other end of the floor to seal the victory and the Bulls' 3rd straight championship.
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 SportsKnowHow.com - Basketball Rules - Continental Basketball Association (CBA)
Since 1981, CBA veterans started to play in the NBA; and in the 1988-89 season, CBA recorded a new record of 29 CBA-to-NBA player call-ups and an all-time high of 54 CBA veterans in the NBA.
CBA is proud to have been a training ground for many basketball professionals who went on to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Formerly known as the Eastern League, the Continental Basketball Association is the oldest professional basketball league in the world.
www.sportsknowhow.com /basketball/rules/continental-basketball-association.html   (353 words)

  
 Press Release
The previous record for total attendance in a season was set during the 1988-89 campaign, when 57,862 fans saw the Pirates.The previous mark for average attendance was set in 1993-94, when an average of 4,820 fans watched East Carolina play in Minges Coliseum.
Williams Arena will also be an outstanding venue for graduation, concerts, public speaking appearances, and has played host to NBA basketball and professional wrestling.
Now, as the Pirates prepare for the 1998-99 season, ECU basketball will again call Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum "home." The renovations, totaling almost $12 million, have made the arena one of the finest on-campus basketball facilities on the East Coast.
www.ecu.edu /cs-lib/archives/pr_display.cfm?id=78   (275 words)

  
 Indiana Pacers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pacers missed the playoffs in 1987-88, drafted Rik Smits in the 1988 NBA Draft, and suffered through a disastrous 1988-89 season in which coach Jack Ramsay stepped down and eventually was replaced by Dick Versace on the way to a 28-54 finish.
The Pacers returned to the playoffs in 1991-92 and met the Celtics again, but this time the Celtics left no doubt who was better as they swept the Pacers in three straight.
The final game (game 6) was on May 19, 2005; Reggie Miller, in his final NBA game, scored 27 points and received a huge standing ovation from the crowd.
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 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charlotte, North Carolina was one of those cities blessed with a new NBA team, along with Miami, Florida for the 1988-89 season.
Eventually, however, the Hornets went cold, losing 12 out of 13 games to drop out of the playoff race, setting an ignonimous NBA record in the process when they scored 16 points in the second half of a game in Los Angeles versus the Clippers.
The Hornets rebounded to make one final push at the end of the season for a playoff spot, but last second losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz sunk those hopes, and the team finished 38-44, 10th place in the Western Conference and 6 games out of a playoff spot.
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 NBA.com: COACHES
Smart also played briefly in the NBA, appearing in two games for the San Antonio Spurs during the 1988-89 season.
Smart was originally drafted by the Warriors in the second round (41st overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft.
Prior to joining the Cavs, Smart spent three seasons as the head coach of the CBA’s Fort Wayne Fury, compiling a record of 85-83 (.506) and guiding the team to its first back-to-back winning seasons in franchise history in 1997-98 and 1998-99.
www.nba.com /coachfile/keith_smart/?nav=page   (447 words)

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