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 Women's National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Women's National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States.
On February 15, 2005, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that Donna Orender, who had been serving as the Senior Vice President of the PGA Tour and who had played for several teams in the now-defunct Women's Basketball League (WBL), would be Ackerman's successor as of April 2005.
In 2002, the WNBA players association threatened to strike the next season if a new deal was not worked out between players and the league. /wiki/Women's_National_Basketball_Association   (1577 words)

 National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1954, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises, all of which are still in the league (the Knickerbockers, Celtics, Warriors, Lakers, Royals/Kings, Pistons, Hawks, and Nationals/76ers).
Through this period, the NBA continued to strengthen with the shift of the Minneapolis Lakers to Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, and the Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia, as well as the addition of its first expansion franchises.
Following the recent changes to the National Hockey League's scheduling format, the NBA is now the only major league in North America 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. /wiki/National_Basketball_Association   (2411 words)

 National Basketball Association v. Motorola, Inc. (1996)
Bruce P. Keller, Debevoise and Plimpton, New York, New York (Lorin L. Reisner, of counsel), for Amici Curiae National Football League, Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and National Hockey League.
NBA argues that because STATS reporters collect their information from television and radio broadcasts, the information is not "direct from each arena" or even "from the arena." Motorola responds that the statement about information coming from the press table was an isolated remark occurring only in that press release.
Associated Press, 248 U.S. 215 (1918) ("INS") was one of the first cases to address the issues raised by these technological advances, although the technology involved in that case was primitive by contemporary standards. /homes/swilf/ip/cases/nba.htm   (7257 words)

 USS Clueless - Equality of opportunity
Basketball, by its nature, is a sport for men who are very tall, and Mexican-Americans average much shorter then the median.
Professional Basketball is disproportionately made up of blacks and whites, because for historical genetic reasons the majority of men who are extremely tall come from those groups.
There are fifty times as many people who'd like to play in the big leagues as there are positions to fill, and they select only the best, based pretty much solely on capability (and to a lesser extent on the rapaciousness of the demands by their agents). /cd_log_entries/2002/08/Equalityofopportunity.shtml   (1952 words)

 National Labor Committee
The National Basketball Association’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is selling racks of $60 NBA "I Love This Game!" sweatshirts made in Burma.
The National Labor Committee estimates that the workers in Burma were paid just four cents for each NBA hooded sweatshirt they sewed, meaning that their wages came to less than one-tenth of one percent of the NBA’s $60 retail price for the garment.
The sweatshop workers in El Salvador sewing the NBA garments were also subject to mandatory pregnancy tests, forced overtime, filthy drinking water and the total repression of their rights to freedom of association and to organize. /campaigns/nba   (2049 words)

Appellants, who are professional basketball players and their union, appeal Judge Duffy's dismissal of their counterclaim and grant of declaratory relief to the National Basketball Association (the "NBA") and its member teams (collectively, the "NBA Teams").
In the course of negotiating a new agreement with the association, the union struck one of the employers.
National Football League, 930 F.2d 1293 (8th Cir. /~splaw488/nbavwilliams.htm   (4836 words) History
James Worthy, Robert Parish, Earl Lloyd and Chick Hearn were among the inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
He was the NBA's first superstar, led the league in scoring three times and carried the Minneapolis Lakers to five championships.
The 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, were selected during 'NBA at 50' in 1996-97. /history   (486 words) > Sports > National Basketball Association
Geoff Petrie, the Kings' president of basketball operations, gave only murky reasons for the decision, which probably was caused by clashing egos and the empty trophy case of owners Joe and Gavin Maloof, who are widely thought to be behind Adelman's departure.
NBA commissioner David Stern acknowledged that it was a mistake to schedule the San Antonio Spurs to open the Western Conference semifinals with an early game on Sunday.
NBA head coaches will be able to directly call timeouts next season, one of six rules changes announced Wednesday following the Board of Governors meetings. /sports/nba   (1811 words)

VIENNA, 26 March (UN Information Service) -- Nine National Basketball Association (NBA) players, led by veterans Vlade Divac of the Sacramento Kings and a native of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Toni Kukoc of the Atlanta Hawks and a native of Croatia, will conduct a basketball camp in Treviso, Italy, from
The three-day event, "Basketball without Borders", also will include seminars designed to promote leadership, conflict resolution and living a healthy life without drugs, as part of the celebration of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed 26 June 2001.
"The NBA is proud to work with the United Nations to promote goodwill around the world and to use the sport of basketball as a common language for global peace, friendship and sportsmanship", said Mr. /News/Press/docs/2001/socnar823.doc.htm   (333 words)

 The National Basketball Association Salary Creator
The National Basketball Association in coordination with the team owners have decided to do away with long term contracts and have decided to pay the athletes according to their performance in the previous year.
Since the N.B.A. season has recently finished, and there are only 3 weeks to complete this project, a simpler procedure is possible if needed.
Next, you will need to submit a portfolio containing the following information: the list of statistics which the you used to evaluate your NBA player(s), the spreadsheet containing the recorded data and the answers to the conclusion questions. /students/jwbates/NBAR.htm   (744 words) NEWS
The NBA and NBA Players Association announced June 21 that a new, six-year agreement has been reached in principle.
The NBA Entertainment League is a private, invitation-only basketball league with many of Hollywood's top actors, musicians and entertainment insiders.
NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that Russ Granik will step down as NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO at the conclusion of the 2005-06 season, after a 30-year career in the league office, the last 22 as the second-in-command. /news   (467 words)

 Nickname - National Basketball Association
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 basketballยน.
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.
Minnesota's state slogan is the "The Land of 10,000 Lakes" and, when the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League moved to Minneapolis in 1947, the 'Lakers' was the logical nickname for the club officials at the time. /~nickname/nba.html   (2255 words)

 England Basketball
We are pleased to announce the divisional breakdowns of the senior England Basketball Leagues for the 2006-07 season.
The England Basketball League season officially came to an end on Sunday with the conclusion of the RAF Final Fours 2006.
Two Free Baden Equalizer match basketballs will be given to every school, affiliating to England Basketball for the first time, in the coming (2005-06) season.   (106 words)

 HoopsVibe - National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Minneapolis, MN (Basketball News) - LeBron James narrowly missed a triple- double with 35 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, as Cleveland rallied from a 15-point deficit for a 97-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
Washington, DC (Basketball News) - Gilbert Arenas poured in 45 points and Caron Butler netted a season-best 34 to lead Washington to a 129-124 victory over Golden State at the MCI Center.
Indianapolis, IN (Basketball News) - Stephen Jackson poured in 25 points and Peja Stojakovic tallied 23, as the Indiana Pacers cruised to a 101-69 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at Conseco Fieldhouse. /nba/nba_news/national_basketball_association_game_capsules-ar27455.html   (1554 words)

 NDBA Welcome
We are looking for nothing short of basketball freaks to compete in the league each year.
The NDBA is a free fantasy basketball league run for fun.
SO you think you have what it takes to compete against the BEST fantasy basketball owners in the best fantasy league on the net....   (412 words)

 Excite - NBA Home
San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich reacts in the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Western Conference...
San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili of Argentina sits on the bench in the fourth quarter after being injured and taken out of... /nba   (41 words)

 AllSports' National Basketball Association (NBA) News
This afternoon he closed the Players Association office for the holiday.
Less than a week after the sides seemed to be heading in the right direction towards ending the nearly five-month long lockout, a misunderstanding over an escrow fund proposal has led to another standoff between the owners and players.
"If the NBA is serious about making a deal, they should stop posturing and come to the bargaining table this Saturday with the goal of ending the lockout and saving the season," said Hunter. /nba/news/11-25-1998.htm   (227 words)

 National Basketball Association - CBS
The 7-foot-4 Sampson, who starred at the University of Virginia and now lives in suburban Atlanta, was the first pick of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets.
Court documents in the 2003 case showed Sampson was paid $539,060 in 1999 and $134,765 in 2000 by the Sacramento Kings.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Former NBA player Ralph Sampson was arrested Friday in Atlanta on two felony counts of failing to pay court-ordered child support, U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty said. /nba/story/8469409   (370 words)
The WNBA and women's basketball community remember and honor the life of Army coach Maggie Dixon.
With opinions as diverse as their games, players talk about their dream teammates, their best 3-point shooters and the top playmakers.
WNBA players far and wide agree that Detroit and San Antonio will face off again in the NBA Finals.   (353 words)

 Sports Tri-Cities National Basketball Association
The second-seeded Suns blanketed Lakers star Kobe Bryant and became the eighth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit to advance, and will face the No. 6 seed Los Angeles Clippers in the conference semifinals, starting Monday in Phoenix.
Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight season, becoming the first point guard since Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson to take home the hardware in consecutive campaigns.
Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash is expected to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight season, becoming the first point guard since Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson to take home the hardware in consecutive campaigns. /sportstc/basketball/nba   (1563 words)
Twenty-one NBA players have been selected to represent the United States in international competition over the next three years.
Florida's Bracey Wright, an NBA designee from the T-Wolves, leads the D-League in scoring.
Toyota's Moving Forward Moments explores the lives of NBA players including Carmelo Anthony before they achieved stardom along with the individuals who inspired and encouraged them.   (945 words)

 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame
Timothy J. Nugent was the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's first Commissioner and Technical Advisor.
In 1990, the NWBA collaborated with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA and dedicated an exhibit honoring the National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame members.
On October 8th 2005, the NWBA was honored by having the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield MA.   (315 words)

 National Basketball Association Champions
The National Basketball Association was originally the Basketball Association of America.
It took its current name in 1949 when it merged with the National Basketball League. /ipka/A0909478.html   (54 words)

NBA executives are responsible for integrating a vast array of unique businesses that extend beyond league operations while maintaining busy travel schedules and meeting time-sensitive deadlines.
The NBA is one of the largest suppliers of sports television and Internet programming in the world.
With thousands of NBA games, events and activities taking place throughout the entire year, league officials have never been better equipped to monitor the continuous action. /news/press/2002/pr-14_08_2002.shtml   (764 words)
The National Basketball Development League is the NBA's minor league and features an exciting brand of professional basketball in twelve U.S. cities (Albuquerque, Anaheim, Arkansas, Austin, Colorado (Broomfield),Bakersfield, Boise (Idaho), Florida (Ft. Myers), Fort Worth, N. Dakota, Sioux Falls, and Tulsa).
If you are passionate about the NBA or WNBA, love a fast-paced environment, and are ready for an exciting career in professional sports, then this is your chance to become part of the NBA.
If you are interested in working for NBA Teams, the WNBA or the NBA's Development League, scroll down and apply for a position. /teamwork/jobs/default.cfm   (460 words)

 National Wheelchair Basketball Association
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NWBA is a non-profit organization which serves as the national governing body for men's, women's and youth wheelchair basketball in the United States. /getsinglecompany.php?thecompanyid=1528&vmode=1   (46 words)

 The Sports Network - National Basketball Association
Sacramento Kings - Announced the team and head coach Rick Adelman have mutually agreed not to pursue a renewal of Adelman's contract for the 2006-07 season.
As of May 9, 2006, at 08:12 PM ET NBA Poll /?c=sportsnetwork&page=nba/news/FATES-FORTUNES.htm   (37 words)

 NBA Player's Association
Welcome to the Official Website of the National Basketball Players Association.
Please help the NBA Players Association and Feed The Children in our Operation Rebound Holiday Food Drive.
Whether we are negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, prosecuting a grievance on a player’s behalf, or counseling a player on educational opportunities, our mission remains the same: To ensure that the rights of NBA players are protected, and that players maximize their opportunities and achieve their goals on and off the court.   (181 words)

 National Basketball Trainers Association
The governing body of athletic trainers in the National Basketball Association.
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The certifying and governing body of the athletic training profession. /content.asp?id=58&uid=   (703 words)

 USBasket - Women National Basketball Association
The WNBA basketballs will be laser-engraved with each team name and placed on the cart in the order of the draft picks.
The traveling mobile fitness expo, a leading component of the WNBA's national Be Smart-Be Fit-Be Yourself initiative, is the League's premiere interactive touring program.
The ESPNU and NBA TV simulcast will feature a special behind the scenes look at one player's experience at the Pre-Draft Camp as well as interviews with special guests, several of the top draft choices and WNBA head coaches from around the country. /wnba/wnba.asp   (3969 words)

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