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  National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NBA was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).
Following the recent changes to the National Hockey League's scheduling format, the NBA is now the only major league in which all the teams play each other during the regular season, and where a season ticket holder can see every team in the league come to town in any one season.
The NBA Coach of the Year Award is awarded to either the best coach in the league or the coach that has made the most positive difference to a team.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NBA   (1407 words)

 NBA.com: COACHES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The fourth-winningest coach in NBA history and universally acclaimed as one of the greatest teachers the sport has ever known, the Basketball Hall of Famer returned to his native Big Apple when he was named the 22nd head coach of the New York Knickerbockers on Jul. 27, 2005.
The 2001 IBM NBA Coach of the Year with the Philadelphia 76ers, Brown was also honored three times as the ABA’s Coach of the Year (1973 with Carolina, 1975 and 1976 with Denver).
In 22 seasons as an NBA head coach, Brown has guided his teams to eight 50+ win seasons, seven divisional titles, three Conference Championships (Philadelphia in 2001, Detroit in 2004 and 2005) and one World Championship with the Pistons in 2004.
www.nba.com.edgesuite.net /coachfile/larry_brown   (1066 words)

 NBA History: This Date in History-June
The Lakers shot a then NBA Finals record 61.5% from the field and Michael Cooper set what was then a Finals record by sinking six three-point field goals in a 141-122 victory over Boston in Game 2 of their championship series, eventually won by the Lakers in six games.
The 1992 NBA Draft was held at Potland’s Memorial Coliseum, and the Orlando Magic tabbed 7-1 center Shaquille O’Neal of LSU with the first overall pick.
Twelve-year NBA veteran Hersey Hawkins and second-year WNBA pro Dawn Staley received the Citizenship Through Sports Award at the Gannett Building in Arlington, Va. The Citizenship Through Sports Award is given by the professional, college, school and Olympic communities to collectively recognize athletes for outstanding citizenship, sportsmanship, ethical conduct and community service.
cache.nba.com /history/this_date_june.html   (6472 words)

 SIXERS: 20th Anniversary of the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers NBA Championship
The halftime tribute for the 1983 NBA Championship team, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, was sponsored by Mitchell and Ness, and American Airlines.
It was a magical NBA campaign that began with the dramatic signing of an All-Star free agent as the missing piece to a winning puzzle and ended with a parade that drew an estimated two million of the team’s closest friends who gathered to revel and salute their hardwood heroes."
When Julius Erving came to Philadelphia prior to the 1976-77 season, an NBA Championship was predicted for the 76ers.
nba-fantasy-games.com /sixers/history/1982-83_tribute.html   (450 words)

 NBA.com: Once Again, Tinsletown Wears the Crown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Led by the brute force of Shaquille O'Neal and the brilliance of Phil Jackson, the Lakers joined the NBA's pantheon of greatness, winning their third straight title with a 113-107 victory over the New Jersey Nets to complete a Finals sweep.
Maintaining that he was on a mission, O'Neal averaged 36.3 points and 12.3 rebounds as he demoralized every defense thrown at him and was a unanimous selection for his third straight NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award.
It was the 14th championship for the Lakers and their ninth since moving from Minneapolis in 1960.
www.nba.com /games/20020612/LALNJN/recap.html   (1448 words)

 NBADraft.net | The NBA Championship Tournament - Regional Finals
When March Madness is in full effect, the NBA is just beginning to enter the most grueling (read: boring) part of the schedule.
For the past two weeks, the NBA has (hypothetically) jumped on the runaway success of March Madness and formed their own single-elimination tournament.
The 2005 NBA Championship Tournament winners are the San Antonio Spurs.
nbadraft.net /prevenas020.asp   (1748 words)

 Eurosport - Basketball - Live and Results. Men and Women. - *NBA 2004-2005 - Live and Results. Men and Women.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tim Duncan scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs captured the NBA championship with a 81-74 victory over the Detroit Pistons in Game Seven of the Finals on Thursday.
The NBA and its players union have reached an agreement on the key issues of a new six-year collective bargaining agreement.
The NBA Finals are down to a best-of-three and the champion Detroit Pistons can thank their bench players for that.
www.eurosport.co.uk /home/pages/v4/l2/s8/e7181/sport_lng2_spo8_evt7181.shtml   (140 words)

 RealGM: Team Columns
While the Sixers and Lakers will compete in this year's NBA Championship, many teams are already pondering their future for next season.
But, that same group of players now stands on the brink of the most important basketball series of their lives, and their story represents an almost Cinderella-like turn around: the talented delinquent who finally realizes his potential and changes his ways for the good of a franchise and himself.
Although it is highly unlikely, the Sixers should not be ruled out of this Championship simply based upon their past-for everyone knows that this is a far different team than last year's.
www.realgm.com /src_prev_nba_notebook.php?artid=20010605   (1396 words)

 William "Red" Holzman Biography
That formidable group won the NBL championship in 1946 and the NBA championship in 1951, making "Red" one of only 10 players to win championships as a player and coach.
In 1970, Holzman's Knicks won the NBA championship behind the Hall of Fame foursome of Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, and Bill Bradley.
Most impressively, Holzman was named the NBA Coach of the Decade for the 1970s by pro basketball writers.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Holzman.htm   (584 words)

 Can You Buy an NBA Championship? By Malcolm Gladwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the main reasons for last year's NBA lockout was that the owners wanted to impose some sort of fiscal discipline on the game.
To that end, the NBA's new Collective Bargaining Agreement imposes a salary cap to limit the payrolls of individual teams and also has a luxury tax—to begin in the 2001-2002 season—to penalize those teams that exceed the cap.
First of all, the NBA has what is called a "soft" cap (unlike the NFL, which has a "hard" cap), in order to promote stability.
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 NBADraft.net | The NBA Championship Tournament Selection Showcase
Seeding will be determined by overall record,, the NBA’s version of the RPI (which is only slightly less ridiculous than college basketball’s RPI rankings), and the PRI (Prevenas Rating Index – teams ranked 1-16 depending on how good I think they are and/or will be by season’s end).
After the seedings are established, the teams are placed in one of four regions, each named for an NBA legend who played in that area.
Ray Allen is a legit superstar, and he knows that a good showing in the NBA Tournament would help his off-season contract negotiations.
nbadraft.net /prevenas018.asp   (2336 words)

 PISTONS: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Joe Dumars and Adrian Dantley As Finalists for Election in ...
Brown was named NBA Coach of the Year twice (1978, 2004), and 8 former assistants have gone on to become head coaches in the NBA.
He was a member of two NBA championship teams in Boston (1984 and 1986) and a third in Seattle (1979), the year he was named the NBA Finals MVP.
He was a four-time NBA All-Star (1982, 1984, 1985, 1991), in the 1984-85 season led the NBA in scoring (32.9) and averaged 22.5 points a game in 14 seasons.
www.sanantoniospurs.com /pistons/news/dumars_050221.html   (2469 words)

 JamBallsLady's NBA Team - Los Angeles Lakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Los Angeles Lakers was my favorite NBA team in the 1980s when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Byron Scott played together to win NBA championship titles in 1985, 1987, and 1988.
Although I wished that Kobe (who was still too young at 21 in his 4th-year NBA season) should enroll in college and get better skills in basketball before turning to pros, both Shaquille and Kobe were ones of the greatest players in the NBA this year.
It was also their first time to win the championship title in 12 years since the last time they won (in 1988).
www.geocities.com /jamballsports/bball/nba-lakers.htm   (410 words)

 ESPN.com - 2004 NBA Playoffs
The Pistons were very good in the NBA Finals, but they have the chance to be even better.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson is seeking a record 10th NBA title in his 14 seasons as a coach.
The NBA Finals could lead to a long-distance dinner of Michigan or California favorites for the states' respective governors.
sports.espn.go.com /nba/playoffs2004/series?series=detlal   (2073 words)

 ESPN.com - NBA - Recap - Lakers at Pistons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Detroit is the first champion from the Eastern Conference since Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in 1998, ending the West's five-year reign over the league with a demonstration of the biggest difference between the conferences: consistent, hard-nosed defense.
Moments after clinching the first championship of his 21-year NBA career, his only reaction was to wipe his face with a handkerchief.
Former Lakers C Elden Campbell won the first title of his 14 NBA seasons, third-longest successful wait in league history.
sports.espn.go.com /nba/recap?gameId=240615008   (980 words)

 Jet: Jordan, Pippen and Kerr lead Chicago Bulls to fifth NBA Championship - star players Michael Jordan, Scottie ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But it was a member of the supporting cast, Steve Kerr, who stepped up and seized NBA championship glory when he took a pass from Jordan and nailed a 18-foot jump shot that broke a 86-86 tie to give the Bulls the lead for good.
It was the most watched game in NBA history according to NBC which said 60 million viewers tuned in to all or part of the exciting event.
With the championship celebration in high gear, the champions are faced immediately with a series of questions regarding the makeup of the team for next season, namely the return of Jordan, Rodman, Pippen and coach Phil Jackson.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1355/is_n6_v92/ai_19566930   (1419 words)

 NBA History: Moses Arrives in Philly, Dr. J Gets His Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the 76ers did make three trips to the NBA Finals in Dr. J's first six years with the team, the title continued to elude them.
Bolstered by the addition of smooth forward James Worthy, the top pick in the 1982 NBA Draft, the Lakers won 58 games and another Pacific Division title, their third in four years.
Although Erving and the other ABA players proved they were good enough for the NBA from the start, the NBA title forecast for the 76ers with Erving had not come to pass.
www.lalakers.com /history/season/19821983.html   (507 words)

 EI > DVD > NBA Dynasty Series: Chicago Bulls - The 1990s (2004)
Watching them again, I was transplanted to one of the greatest decades to be an NBA fan, which featured living legends like Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isaiah Thomas, Carl Malone, Charles Barkley, and yes, Michael Jordan, all battling for their shot at the crown.
For the first time ever on DVD all six championship season highlight films have been included, as well as the television broadcast (in its entirety) of one critical game in each of the six championship series.
For basketball fans like me, who consider the decade to be one of the greatest in NBA history, and Michael Jordan its ambassador, it is a four-disc boxed set that captures the spirit perfectly.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/dvd/show_dvd.php?review_dvd=193   (712 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2001 NBA Playoffs - Lakers grab title, make history with Game 5 win - Saturday June 16, 2001 10:24 AM
Los Angeles defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 108-96 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, leaving the court to boos and taunts from the fans.
Allen Iverson left the game for good with 40.3 seconds left, leaving to a standing ovation and a chant of "M.V.P." from the fans who had hoped for the Sixers' first title in almost two decades.
A championship hardly seemed possible just a few months ago when Bryant and O'Neal were taking potshots at each another and the team was plagued by finger-pointing, bickering and pettiness.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/nba/2001/playoffs/news/2001/06/15/lakers_sixers_ap   (1516 words)

 Jet: Rockets blast Knicks to win their first NBA championship - Houston Rockets, New York Knicks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was Houston Rockets MVP center Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon's dream to win an NBA championship since he entered the league 10 years ago.
This series was billed as a rematch of the 1984 NCAA championship when Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas beat Olajuwon and the Houston Cougars 84-75.
The NBA championship is the first major sports title ever won by a pro team in the city of Houston, which has come close in the past in professional baseball, football and basketball.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1355/is_n10_v86/ai_15605896   (467 words)

 Willis Reed Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During a 10-year career, Willis Reed compiled plenty of statistics, but it was his winning attitude, determination, desire and leadership that inspired teammates and steered New York toward the 1970 and 1973 NBA championship.
As a two-time All-America at Grambling State University from 1960 to 1964, the six-foot-ten, 240-pound Reed led the Tigers to three NAIA tournaments and the 1961 championship.
He was drafted in the second round by the Knicks and was the NBA's Rookie of the Year after averaging 19.5 points and 14.7 rebounds a game.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Reed.htm   (661 words)

 NBA.com: NBA Legends to Parade Down Fifth Avenue
Also on display at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue will be a unique collection of NBA Championship rings including selections from Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
As part of Destination Finals, NBA legends will showcase this year’s Larry O’Brien trophy in NBA Playoff cities and various non-Playoff NBA cities for fan autograph and photo sessions, hospital visits and reading events, at NBA Playoff games.
NBA Destination Finals Parade On Fifth Avenue with Toyota “Trophy-Mobile”: 12 noon ET: The NBA legends will celebrate the launch of the Destination Finals Tour by joining in a parade down Fifth Avenue from Tiffany’s to the NBA Store in the Toyota Trophy-Mobile, a Toyota Tundra designed specifically for the Destination Finals Tour.
www.nba.com.edgesuite.net /news/parade_050417.html   (716 words)

 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP: Pistons on verge of history
Tayshaun Prince cancels out the number 2 on the games remaining to win the NBA title after the Pistons defeated the L.A. Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
This is Brown's 21st season as an NBA coach, but he never has won the championship.
The last time the Pistons faced a close-out game in the NBA Finals - in Game 5 at Portland in 1990 - Prince was a 10-year-old kid in Compton, Calif. Brown was coaching the San Antonio Spurs.
www.record-eagle.com /2004/jun/15piston.htm   (931 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Pistons defeated the Lakers four games to one in the NBA Finals, winning their first NBA Championship since 1990 and becoming the first Eastern Conference team to win the championship since 1998.
Ben Wallace, a two-time NBA defensive player of the year and three-time member of the NBA All-Defensive First Team, brought the working-class mind-set to the Pistons and symbolizes the Pistons stifling defense.
Chauncey Billups was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Finals for his outstanding performance throughout the NBA playoffs, averaging 21 points and 5.2 assists while only committing 2.6 turnovers per game.
www.gop.gov /Committeecentral/bills/hres679.asp   (514 words)

 NBA Talk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, in general, there is no better way for a team to win championships than with a Top 3 pick.
But, ultimately, without guaranteed sure-fire, no-doubt, legit NBA superstars, no team will win an NBA championship.
I know there are still a lot of real NBA fans left, and I am one of them, so a blog makes sense for me. Thanks to Scott and his crew at www.nbaweblog.com for allowing me to post on their great site.
nbaweblog.com /nba/nbatalk   (1339 words)

 The Sporting News: History of the NBA Finals
One of the two 7-footers would capture his first NBA title alter nearly a decade in the league.
The 1994 NBA Finals was one of the tightest playoff series in recent years.
But the heart and soul of the championship effort was Olajuwon, who had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the biggest game in Rockets history.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/nbafinals/1994.html   (1686 words)

 InsideHoops.com - NBA Champion Detroit Pistons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The pride of a city was trumpeted loud and clear as the Detroit Pistons brought the NBA Championship back east, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 100-87 in game 5 to take the best of seven series 4-1.
It was clear Detroit was not only on their way to the championship trophy but they were taking away the heart of a past champion as well.
A well-deserved congratulation goes to Brown as he is the first and only head coach to lead both an NBA and NCAA team to a championship.
www.insidehoops.com /pistons-championship-061604.shtml   (715 words)

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