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  Wes Unseld - Hoopedia
Unseld was a consensus All-American as a senior in 1967-68.
Unseld was a force in the 1969 playoffs, averaging 18.8 ppg and 18.5 rpg, but the Bullets' dream season ended quickly; they were swept by the New York Knicks in the Eastern Division Semifinals.
Unseld bounced back and led the NBA with an average of 14.8 rpg, grabbing a season high of 30 against the New Orleans Jazz.
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  Wes Unseld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Westley Sissel "Wes" Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA.
Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans.
Wes Unselds' wife Constance Unseld and his daughter Kimberely are both teachers at the school.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wes_Unseld   (498 words)

 NBA.com: Wes Unseld Bio
Unseld was intelligent on and off the court, and over the course of his career he came to personify the virtues of hard work, dedication, and courage.
Unseld was listed at 6-7, but after he retired, he admitted that he actually had been just a hair under 6-6 all along.
For all his might, Unseld also had great hands, both for grabbing a rebound and for delivering a pass...in addition, while he was not fast, he was very quick, an attribute that was made even more deceptive because of his massive body.
www.nba.com /history/players/unseld_bio.html   (2145 words)

 NBA.com: A Classic Rivalry
Wes Unseld vs. Willis Reed: They were two of the greatest centers of all-time, and both were a bit undersized.
Wes Unseld had more rebounds than the entire Knicks team.
Hayes and Unseld would lead the Bullets to the NBA Finals in 1975, 1978 and 1979; but they were fortunate to make the playoffs in their first year together.
nba.com /encyclopedia/knicks_bullets_rivalry.html   (2418 words)

 Wes Unseld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Unseld, a 6'8'' center from Louisville, played in 13 NBA seasons.
In 68/69, he became 1 of 2 players to be named the NBA's MVP and Rookie-of the-Year in the same season (Wilt Chamberlain was the other).
Unseld is a member of basketball's Hall of Fame and was voted as one of the top 50 players of all time at the NBA's 50th anniversary.
www.dickscourtroom.com /unseld.htm   (76 words)

 Wes Unseld
Wes Unseld, an NBA Hall of Famer who played for the Baltimore/Washington Bullets (Wizards) from 1968 to 1981, has a long history with Kernan Hospital.
Most recently, he had a bilateral knee replacement operation at Kernan on October 2, 2003.
Below, Unseld describes his experiences at Kernan and with the University of Maryland's Department of Orthopaedics.
www.umm.edu /orthopaedic/wes_unseld.html   (677 words)

 SI.com - Pro Basketball - Wizards GM Unseld takes leave of absence - Friday May 02, 2003 07:05 PM
Posted: Friday May 02, 2003 7:05 PM Updated: Friday May 02, 2003 7:05 PM Washington Wizards general manager Wes Unseld is taking a leave of absence to deal with health issues.
Unseld has been with the franchise since 1968, when he was a second-round draft pick out of Louisville.
Unseld was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1988 and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/news/2003/05/02/unseld_wizards_ap   (305 words)

 ESPN.com - WNBA - Unseld to focus on Wizards
Wes Unseld, general manager for more than two years of Washington's NBA and WNBA teams, announced Tuesday that he will step down as Mystics general manager.
Unseld is now working under Jordan, who is searching for a new coach and wanting to increase the front-office staff.
Unseld has also evaluated talent, interrupting his Wizards duties late in the NBA season.
espn.go.com /wnba/news/2000/0516/535152.html   (385 words)

 Washington Wizards (1963-Present)
Unseld would have an immediate impact as he finished 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 18.2 per game as the Bullets went from worst to first posting a league best 57-25 record, as super rookie Wes Unseld won both the Rookie of the Year and MVP.
The season would also mark the end of an era as Wes Unseld retires and Elvin Hayes is traded to the Houston Rockets to finish his career with the team he started with, and the city where he stared in college.
Under Unseld the Bullets played much better as they were able to sneak into the playoffs again with a record of 38-44.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nba/dc/wizards.html   (4796 words)

 Wes Unseld Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A bruising six-foot-seven, 245-pound center with an awesome outlet pass and a nose for the ball on offense and defense, Wes Unseld played in a glorious era of NBA centers, and was considered an equal with his counterparts.
During a solid 13-year NBA career spent entirely with the Bullets organization, Unseld became a superb position rebounder and retired as the NBA's seventh all-time leading rebounder with 13,769 boards, a 14.0 per game average.
The pinnacle of Unseld's career came in 1978, when he and fellow Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes led Washington past Seattle for the NBA championship.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Unseld.htm   (552 words)

 Abe Pollin: Owning Up
Unseld became the first rookie to ever win both the Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable player trophy in the same year.
In 1981, Wes Unseld retired after twelve years as the Bullets' Center and since then, Pollin hadn't been able to acquire someone to carry the franchise the way Unseld did for those years.
His right hand woman, Susan O'Malley, is the daughter of his lawyer and his continuing relationship with Wes Unseld has kept the player, despite his management shortcomings, in the organization for years.
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 Washington Wizards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Unseld, 53, was named general manager in 1996 and has been a member of the team's front office since 1981.
Unseld, who met with Jordan a number of times before Jordan accepted the job, said he has supported the move since Pollin mentioned the possibility of Jordan coming to him several weeks ago.
Unseld added that a phone call from Jordan will certainly help when trying to get players to come to the Wizards, "but I still think a suitcase full of money is a bigger influence.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketba/skn/jordan/mjfs05.htm   (312 words)

 SportingNews.com - NBA : Wizards GM takes leave of absence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards general manager Wes Unseld is taking a leave of absence to deal with health issues.
Unseld has been with the franchise since 1968, when he was a second-round pick out of Louisville.
Unseld's authority within the franchise diminished when Michael Jordan took charge of player and coaching matters in 2000, but his decision to take a leave appears unrelated to the current uncertainty over the Wizards' future.
archive.sportingnews.com /nba/articles/20030502/471757.html   (405 words)

 AllSports' NBA News - Wizards GM Unseld to take leave of absence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Unseld, who has been with the franchise since 1968 and spent the last seven seasons as general manager, did not reveal the reason for his decision or how long he would be away from the team.
Unseld led the Bullets to an NBA title title 1978 and he retired in 1981 following 12 straight seasons in which the Bullets qualified for the playoffs.
Unseld has served in various capacities with the organization since his retirement as a player, including a seven-year stint as coach and seven years as general manager.
www.allsports.com /cgi-bin/showstory.cgi?story_id=41253   (510 words)

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During the 1968-1969 season, Wes Unseld began his Hall of Fame career as a rookie sensation for the Baltimore Bullets.
Unseld became one of two players in the history of the NBA to be named both the league MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season.
Throughout his career, Unseld remained one of the top rebounders in a league that housed the likes of Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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 24 April-9 May 1996
Here's wishing the best of luch to Wes in his new role, and may he be as successful as he was as a player, and not as a coach.
Wes Unseld was the featured guest on the 4 May 1996 edition of Full Court Press.
Out of Wes' mouth--Wes Unseld did not expect to step into another management role with the Bullets after his current responsibilities with MCI Center were done (read between the lines: he really didn't want the job).
thebench.gszone.com /journal/season9697/bNotes04a96.html   (1834 words)

Their coach at the time, Adolph Rupp was slow to integrate his basketball team and was considered by many to be racist.
Louisville benefitted greatly during that time with the anti-UK perception in the fl community despite the fact that the U of L coach, Peck Hickman had been coaching since 1944 and hadn't recruited a fl player until 1962 when Hickman integrated the program with Wade Houston from Alcoa Tennessee.
Wes Unseld admitted to some concern when he found out his favorite niece had enrolled at Kentucky.
www.bigbluehistory.net /bb/louisville.html   (978 words)

 Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
 Wes Unseld, a former NBA player known for his exceptional rebounding skills, a former professional coach, and a Basketball Hall of Famer, is giving back to the community by serving as Random House Book Fair Honorary Chair.
Unseld is serving as Honorary Chair of the Book Fair again this year.
Unseld, who lives with his family in Carroll County, is committed to improving educational opportunities for youth," said Steven Wantz, executive director of Institutional Development and Carroll Community College Foundation.
www.carrollcc.edu /about/news/archive/release/43   (278 words)

 MD Sports Medicine Unseld Classic
CCBC Catonsville Athletics is pleased to announce the tournament field for the 2006 Wes Unseld Classic.
Arguably the best in tournament history, the 2006 edition of the Wes Unseld Classic features boy's high school teams from Broadneck, Centennial, Chesapeake of Anne Arundel County, Dulaney, Lansdowne, Milford Mill, Northwestern of Baltimore City, and Owings Mills.
The 20th annual tournament is scheduled for December 27, 28, and 29, 2006.
www.ccbcmd.edu:8080 /athletics/cat/msmunseld.html?vm=t   (123 words)

 BJ 5/97: As Bullets Prep For Off-Season Moves, Wes Says He Stays
As a prelude, Bullets beat reporter for the Washington Post, J.A. Adande, sat down with general manager Wes Unseld to talk about the Bullets offseasons.
One big item out of the interview is that Wes has no intention of stepping out of his role as general manager for the team.
It should also be noted that Wes has his ideas on what the team should do; I have my own ideas.
thebench.gszone.com /journal/season9697/0597/02WesStaysGM.html   (377 words)

 "Wes Unseld" - Shopping.com
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 Wizards' amazing season about to close - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com
Unseld drafted Jarvis Hayes, Juan Dixon and Jared Jeffries, three of the team's more prominent role players.
None is more revealing than Abe Pollin's embrace of Wes Unseld after that championship season.
If you look at the photo long enough, you get the sense of what he felt that night 27 years ago when the Bullets beat the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games for the title.
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 Buy Cheap Washington Wizards Tickets - Basketball Washington Wizards NBA Tickets
The Washington Wizards began as the Chicago Packers in 1961, spent several seasons in Baltimore, and finally landed in Washington, as the Washington Bullets, in 1974.
After achieving only moderate success for a decade, the Bullets developed into a solid unit in the 1970s, built around rugged center Wes Unseld and talented scorer and rebounder Elvin Hayes.
Washington made it to the NBA Finals four times during the 1970s and defeated the Seattle SuperSonics for the NBA championship in 1977-78.
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 EXTREMESKINS.com - Who was worse? Wes Unseld or Cerrato/Gibbs Snyder`   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Had horrible draft and was going no where under Wes Unseld as GM.
Wes by a landslide I havent watched a Bullets game in years.
Wes proceeded to dismantle the team that offseason.
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 Wizards : Washington Wizards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
They made the playoffs seven out of 10 years in Baltimore, and advanced all the way to the NBA Finals in 1971 before losing to the powerhouse Milwaukee Bucks.
With Earl "The Pearl" Monroe and Wes Unseld leading the way, the Bullets were able to maintain their success during yet another change of address.
Led by Hall of Famers Unseld and Elvin Hayes, the 1978 Bullets featured six players who averaged double figures in scoring.
www.showkets.com /nba/washingtonwizards.php   (904 words)

 Wes Unseld on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Wes Unseld helped the Baltimore Bullets to a 38-44 record in the NBA Central division in 1972.
I could never pronounce his last name when he was coach of the Bullets and I was like 12.
The amazing thing about Unseld was that he was a center who held his own against Kareem, Lanier, Walton, etc., and it turned out that he was only like 6'3 (They listed him at 6'8 or so as a decoy).
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 Wes Unseld autograph
Wes Unseld autographed 8x10 color photo (Washington Bullets Hall of Famer)
Wes Unseld autographed official NBA Basketball (Washington Bullets Hall of Famer)
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 ePier - Wes Unseld 1978-79 Topps Basketball # 7 Washington Bulletts
ePier - Wes Unseld 1978-79 Topps Basketball # 7 Washington Bulletts
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 ESPN.com: NBA - Please don't cry for LeBron James
He's a pro now, was a pro last month and has not one amateur bone left in his body.
He can take the state of Ohio to court, or take the Wes Unseld and Gale Sayers jerseys back, but don't tell me he's a victim.
Why he wanted another one is anyone's guess, but please don't tell me he got suspended by Ohio on circumstantial evidence.
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