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  National Basketball Association - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
The Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by the owners of major sports arenas in the Northeast and Midwest, most notably Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Following the 1949 season, the BAA agreed to merge with the NBL, expanding the rechristened National Basketball Association to seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as large arenas and smaller gymnasiums and armories.
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 History of basketball.
Basketball mainly spread in the United States through the YMCA, armed forces and colleges like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell which were the first ones to form college basketball teams.
Basketball leagues were starting to form all over America by 1898 with the National basketball league being one of the first.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed in 1949 which was a merger of the National Basketball league formed in 1898 and the Basketball Association of America formed in 1946.
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 Basketball
Basketball rules change frequently with the intent of speeding its action, increasing the scoring, and offsetting the advantages given to teams with extremely tall players.
The first collegiate basketball for women was played at Smith College in 1893, and a separate set of rules for the women's game appears to have been drawn up in 1895.
Basketball was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian clergyman, educator, and physician James Naismith.
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 National Basketball Association - History - ABA - NBL
The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949.
Basketball is invented by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts (Dec 21).
Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merge to become the NBA.
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 Basketball Association of America League Minutes 1946-49   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Motion then made that no NBL team be allowed to play in any BAA building during the schedule season, and not exceeding two games to be allowed per team prior to the season, unless and until such teams are permitted to be booked in all the buildings of the Association, including Chicago.
Ferris that the National Basketball League would not conduct a joint draft with the Basketball Association of America and would not comply with the terms of the agreement heretofore referred to.
Ferris by the President, as to whether or not the members of the National Basketball League intended to observe and honor the contracts held up by the members of the Basketball Association of America with players, Mr.
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 Basketball Association of America: Tutte le informazioni su Basketball Association of America su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Basketball Association of America: Tutte le informazioni su Basketball Association of America su Encyclopedia.it
La NBA venne fondata a New York il 6 giugno 1946 come Basketball Association of America e fu la prima lega professionistica di pallacanestro americana.
Adott├▓ il nome National Basketball Association nell'autunno del 1949 dopo che vi si unirono diverse squadre fuoriuscite dalla rivale National Basketball League.
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 National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
During its early years, though, the quality of play in the BAA was not obviously better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters.
Following the 1949 season, the BAA agreed to merge with the NBL, expanding the National Basketball Association to seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as large arenas and smaller gymnasiums and armories.
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 NBA.com Canada: History of Basketball in Canada
The roots of basketball are firmly embedded in Canada.
Basketball played by school and local amateur teams has been part of the Canadian sports scene since the turn of the century.
The teams were part of the Basketball Association of America, the forerunner to the NBA.
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 Hoop Hall History Page
Basketball's history is long and storied, so remember to check this section often for updates.
Republication or redistribution of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
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 National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association of the USA, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional club basketball competition in North America, and undoubtedly the best club basketball competition in the world.
The NBA was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America.
It adopted the name National Basketball Association in the fall of 1949 after adding several teams from the rival National Basketball League.
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 USA Basketball: USA Basketball History
The United States joined the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as a member in 1934 and it was the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) that FIBA first recognized as the organization that was responsible for USA teams in international competitions.
Until 1974 when the Amateur Basketball Federation of the United States of America (ABAUSA) which later became USA Basektball was formed, various basketball organizations within the U.S. wrestled for control and recognition from FIBA and the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Although the AAU established a Basketball Committee, beginning with the 1936 Olympics, the first Olympic Games to feature men's basketball as an official medal sport, the selection of the USA Olympic teams and coaching staffs was handled by the U.S. Olympic Basketball Games Committee (originally known as the American Olympic Committee Basketball Committee).
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - National Basketball Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America.
The NBA was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).
The NBA, comprised entirely of white players and coaches upon its founding, became the first professional sports league to have a fl head coach in 1966, the first to have a fl general manager in 1972, and the first to have a fl franchise owner in 2002.
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 Maurice Podoloff
Maurice Podoloff was the first commissioner of the National Basketball Association (1949 to 1963), president of the Basketball Association of America (1946 to 1949), president of the American Hockey League (1940 to 1952), and president of the Canadian-American Hockey League (CAHL) (1936 to 1940).
In 1946, when the Basketball Association of America (BAA) was being organized by a group of leading U.S. arena owners, they elected Podoloff president of their new 11-team league.
Podoloff was elected to the Basket­ball Hall of Fame in 1973.
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 NBA Basketball History 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first college basketball game was played in 1895, as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.
The Basketball Association of America (BAA) is comprised of 11 teams in two divisions: Boston Celtics, Chicago Stags, Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, New York Knickerbockers, Philadelphia Warriors, Pittsburgh Ironmen, Providence Steamrollers, St Louis Bombers, Toronto and Washington Capitols in 1946.
It was a combination of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.
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 Arnold “Red” Auerbach
As head coach of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1966, Red Auerbach's teams won nine World Championships'eight in succession, nine within 10 years' (1957–1966, except 1958) and 11 division titles.
Auerbach also coached the Basketball Association of America's (BAA) Washington Capitols from 1946 to 1949 and the Tri-Cities team in 1949-50, the NBA's first operating season.
In 1980, the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America named Red the Greatest Coach in the History of the NBA.
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 National Basketball Association - NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) currently consists of 29 teams, in major cities of the United States and Canada.The NBA was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America.
Whether it is specific basketball team information, past season performance, previous basketball coaches or team records you are looking for, this is the section for you.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed in 1949 as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League (NBL).
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 BASKETBALL SUBJECT AREA GUIDE
A collection of 248 men's professional basketball team media guides, 1948/49 to 1990/91, representing clubs in the National Basketball Association, the American Basketball Association, and the Basketball Association of America.
A collection of 105 National Basketball Association team yearbooks, mostly from the 1990's.
Just under one thousand of these involve teams from the National Basketball Association (1949/50-), though a number of other leagues are represented as well, including the National Basketball League (1937/38-1948/49), the Basketball Association of America (1946/47-1948/49), and the American Basketball Association (1967/68-1975/76).
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 Nickname - National Basketball Association
One of the four teams that moved from the American Basketball Association in 1976, the team was originally known as the Denver 'Rockets' in the ABA.
One of the four teams that moved from the American Basketball Association in 1976, the 'Pacers' moniker was chosen when the franchise formed in 1967, reflecting the organisation's desire to "set the pace" in professional basketball┬╣.
The franchise commenced in the BAA in 1948-49.
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 SportsKnowHow.com - Basketball Rules - National Basketball Association
Conceivably every amateur basketball player’s dream ticket to national and international recognition is by making it to the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America, the league changed its name to NBA in 1949 after adopting more teams from rival National Basketball League.
Basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan all trace their success and worldwide recognition to NBA – the league that has always been known to set the “overall standard of the competition is considerably higher than any other professional competition.”
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A collegian at New York University, Ralph was an All-America his first varsity season, and was then named captain of the NYU basketball team for the 1941-42 campaign.
The BAA -- which became the NBA -- had plans for a national league (pro leagues in the 1930s through 1946 were regional, rather than national).
At this time, college basketball was still dominated by New York City teams, and Knicks owner Ned Irish wanted to take advantage of the popularity of former college stars from the Metropolitan area to stock the Knicks.
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 NBA Team History - History of NBA Basketball Teams, NBA History
The game itself was based on college basketball, but with the contests lengthened to 48 minutes rather than the 40 played in college.
A driving force behind the BAA was Celtics owner Walter Brown, who ran the Boston Garden and was part of the NHL's Boston Bruins organization.
The BAA merged with the rival National Basketball League prior to the 1949-50 season.
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 Hoophall History Page - The First League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As a result, these executives, led by Walter Brown of Boston, founded the Basketball Association of America in the summer of 1946.
Charter members of the new league were Boston, Toronto, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and St. Louis; all the franchise owners knew each other through the Arena Managers Association of America and through their teams in the National and American Hockey Leagues.
For a chief executive, the members chose Maurice Podoloff, the colorful 5'2" president of the A.H.L. The new league had the advantage of playing in large arenas in large cities, but its players were generally inferior to those in the National Basketball League, the established league operating chiefly in smaller cities in the Midwest.
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 CBAhoopsOnline.com the official website of the Continental Basketball Association // CBA
The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional men's basketball league in the United States.
Tracing the league's operation back to its Pennsylvania origins, it claims to be the oldest professional basketball league in the world (the NBA's predecessor, the Basketball Association of America, also began operations in 1946, but in June of that year).
In the fall of 2001, CBA and IBL teams merged with the International Basketball Association and purchased the assets of the defunct CBA, including its name, logo and records from the bankruptcy court and re-started operations, calling itself the CBA.
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 National Basketball Association St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One of two indigenous American sports (volleyball is the other), basketball dates to 1891, the year Young Men's Christian Association instructor James Naismith first hung two peach baskets to the track railing around his gym and encouraged his charges to pitch balls into them.
That monopoly lasted until 1946,; when the Basketball Association of America (BAA) was formed by an alliance of arena owners in the major eastern cities.
Once again, the NBA had established itself as America's sole professional basketball association.
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