Cincinnatus "Cincy" Powell is a former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward from the University of Portland, Powell was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the eighth round of the 1965 NBA Draft, he did not make the Hawks' roster, but he would soon blossom while playing for the American Basketball Association's Dallas Chaparrals. Powell averaged 18.3 points and nine rebounds in his first season with the Chaparrals, two years he represented Dallas in the ABA All-Star Game. Powell spent time with the Kentucky Colonels, Utah Stars, Virginia Squires, he ended his ABA career in 1975 with 9,746 total points. Career Stats @ basketball-reference.com
Moody Coliseum is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in University Park, Texas. The arena opened in 1956, it is home to the Southern Methodist University Mustangs volleyball team. It was home to the Dallas Chaparrals and Texas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association before they moved to San Antonio, Texas, as the San Antonio Spurs, it was later a temporary home for the San Antonio Spurs. Moody Coliseum has been the home of SMU basketball since December 3, 1956, when the Mustangs defeated McMurry, 113-36. Moody has hosted Mustang Volleyball since the program's inception in 1996, it was home to the Dallas Mavericks on April 26, 1984, for Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Seattle SuperSonics, locally referred to as "Moody Madness". The Mavericks won the game in overtime, 105-104. Less than 48 hours the Mavs lost Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Los Angeles Lakers by 43 points en route to a 4-1 series loss; the Coliseum has undergone several changes in the past few years to modernize the facility.
In 1980–81, the newly remodeled E. O. Hayes Memorial Dressing Room was opened. In 1984, a new scoreboard was installed over the center circle and new chairback seats were built at floor level on the north side. In 1985, more chairback seats were added, this time in the west end; the original wood floor of Moody Coliseum was replaced with a new wood surface and new lighting was installed in August 1986. In 1996, the court was redesigned to mark SMU's entry into one of the premier basketball leagues in America, the Western Athletic Conference. In December 2006, a brand new $1 million jumbotron was installed. In addition, in the summer of 2007, the hardwood court was redesigned, with a new color scheme and midcourt logo for the Mustangs. In 2013 major renovations were made for the upcoming 2014 season, their first in the newly formed American Conference and with their new coach, legend Larry Brown. Renovations include: new concourses, seats, luxury boxes, Wi-Fi capability, floor color scheme and an LED scoreboard with LED signage around the arena.
Cost of renovations this time topped the $40 million range. When the building was opened in 1956, it was known as the SMU Coliseum. In 1965, the arena was renamed Moody Coliseum in memory of Jr. of Galveston. The Coliseum is used for myriad events, including cheerleader, drill team, basketball camps throughout the summer. Several concerts and other sporting events have been held at Moody Coliseum in recent years. In the spring of 1992, President George H. W. Bush addressed SMU's seniors during their graduation ceremony at Moody Coliseum; the Rolling Stones played Moody Coliseum during their Fall 1969 tour of the United States. Moody Coliseum was the site of the Southwest Conference Post-Season Classic in 1976 and hosted NCAA Regional tournament games, the World Championship of Tennis Finals, the Virginia Slims of Dallas tennis championship, the Rolex National Indoor Intercollegiate Tennis Championships, the McDonald's High School All-American All-Star Game and the NABC College Basketball All-Star Game during the 1986 Final Four held in Dallas.
The largest crowds at Moody Coliseum have been 10,276 vs. Texas A&M and 10,091 vs. Texas, both in 1979. Changes in the seating arrangement in recent years have reduced the seating capacity to 9,007 and as of the 2000–2001 season, to 8,998; the largest crowd for a women's basketball game is 4,091, which occurred when top-ranked Connecticut played on February 25, 2014. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Moody Coliseum - SMUMUSTANGS. COM
Charles P. Beasley was an American basketball player, he played collegiately for Southern Methodist University. He was selected by the Cincinnati Royals in the seventh round of the 1967 NBA draft, he played for Texas Chaparrals and The Floridians in the ABA for 281 games. Beasley died aged 69 in 2015. Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
Ronald Bruce Boone is a retired American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association player. Boone played the most consecutive games played in professional basketball history, 1,041, never missing a game in his career. AC Green has since surpassed the 1,041 games. Boone is the current color commentator on Utah Jazz broadcasts. Boone grew up in the Logan Fontenelle housing project and attended Technical High School in North Omaha, Nebraska. In high school, Boone played basketball for Coach Neal Mosser, who had led Tech to the 1963 State title and had coached Basketball of Famer Bob Boozer and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson before Boone. Boone stood only 5'7" when he graduated from high school and didn't become a starter in basketball until his senior season. Boone played baseball under Josh Gibson, older brother of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson an Omaha native and Technical High School alumnus. Small in stature at the time, Boone reflected on his basketball aspirations after high school.
“I remember playing in a league down at the local YMCA and just having a good time — scoring points — and this friend of mine asked one of the officials if he thought I could play major college basketball and the guy said, ‘No way,’ Boone recalled. "That was always in the back of my mind. If there was anything in my life that I can say inspired me, it was those comments.” After high school, Boone and a teammate accepted offers to play junior college basketball. Boone played one season at Clarinda Community College in Clarinda, where he grew to 6'2" and averaged 26 points per game. Boone transferred to Idaho State University in Pocatello, where he played for the Bengals, of the Big Sky Conference from 1965-1968; as a sophomore, Boone averaged 10.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 1965-1966 under Idaho State Coach Claude Retherford, as the Bengals finished 7-19. Rutherford was a former college teammate of Boone's high school coach Neil Mosser."It was Coach Mosser who helped me get a basketball scholarship to Idaho State."
Boone reflected "I was accepted sight unseen and now, 30 years Claude Retherford is still one of my best friends. He visits me in Salt Lake City every spring and I teach his basketball camp every summer."In 1966-1967, Idaho State Bengals men's basketball finished 10-15, with Boone averaging 22.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. As a senior in 1967-1968, Boone averaged 21.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists as Idaho State finished 10-12 under Coach Danny Miller. In his three seasons with ISU, Boone averaged 20.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 61 games, never missing a game. Boone was named First-team All-Big Sky in 1967 and 1968. After graduating from Idaho State University, Boone was selected by both the American Basketball Association's Dallas Chaparrals in the 1968 ABA draft and by the Phoenix Suns in the 1968 NBA draft. Boone opted to play for Dallas in the ABA. Of his choice to play in the ABA, Boone said: "I chose the ABA because my college coach said it was a young league and I’d have a better chance of making professional basketball there.
I felt that by going to the ABA I had a shot. I still had to prove myself. At the time Cliff Hagan, a legend, was the coach for the Chaparrals. We had to play two-on-two and he would always play. I remember hearing about this hook shot that he had, awesome and right, during that time I blocked his hook shot a couple of times. I think today, that’s the reason I ended up making the team." Boone played two seasons with the Dallas Chaparrals from 1968–71. As a rookie in 1968-1969, Boone averaged 18.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists under Coach Cliff Hagan. Dallas finished 41-37. Boone made the ABA All-Rookie First Team. Boone averaged 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 201 games with Dallas. Boone played for five seasons with the Utah Stars, after being traded to the Stars from Dallas in mid-season 1970, while averaging 20.0 points in 42 games with Dallas. In January 1971, the Stars traded Donnie Freeman and Wayne Hightower to the Chaparrals for Boone and Glen Combs. Boone, alongside Zelmo Beaty, Willie Wise and Glen Combs, helped lead the Utah Stars to the 1971 ABA championship under Coach Bill Sharman.
Utah finished the 1970-1971 regular season 57-27, with Boone averaging 18.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Boone averaged 17.6 points in the ABA Finals 4-3 Finals victory against the Kentucky Colonels, with Dan Issel and Louis Dampier. The Stars defeated the Dallas Chaparrals 4-0 to reach the finals. Boone averaged 21.0 points in 14.9 in the Indiana series. Boone was with the Stars over the course of six seasons and averaged 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals in 396 games. After five full seasons with the Stars, the Utah Stars franchise folded after 16 games in 1975-1976, with the NBA and ABA merger imminent. Boone played for the Spirits of St. Louis for the remainder of the 1975–76 season. Overall, Boone averaged 26.2 points for Utah and 21.0 in 62 games for St. Louis, playing alongside Hall of Famer Moses Malone as well as Marvin Barnes, Maurice Lucas, M. L. Carr, Caldwell Jones, Gus Gerard and Mike D'Antoni. St. Louis disbanded after the demise of the ABA. In his ABA career, Boone was a four time ABA All-Star.
After the ABA–NBA merger in June 1976 Boone played in the NBA for the Kansas City Kings. On August 5, 1976 he was drafted by the Kings from the Spirits of St. Louis in the dispersal draft. Playing for Coach Phil Johnson in 1976-1977, Boone led the Kings in scoring, averaging 22.2 points, along with 3.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.5 steals
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is a convention center in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The original Dallas Memorial Auditorium was designed by George Dahl in 1957, it holds 10,000 seats. Dahl was responsible for the renowned Art Deco buildings at the Dallas Fair Park, as well as many other Texas landmarks; the Convention Center additions were designed by Larry Oltmanns, a Design Partner with Skidmore and Merrill at the time. The center contains over 1,000,000 sq ft of exhibit space; the largest contiguous exhibit space in the structure is 726,726 sq ft. A 203,000 sq ft column-free exhibit hall in the center is the largest of its kind in the United States, it is annually used for the Dallas Auto Show. The east side of the structure contains the original element of the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, a 9,816-seat arena; the complex houses a 1,740-seat theater, 105 meeting rooms, two gigantic ballrooms. In terms of accessibility, the world's largest heliport/vertiport sits atop the structure and 75 truck berths line its docks.
The Dallas CBD Vertiport, located at the south end of the complex, has two 60 ft × 60 ft concrete helipads and 169,000 sq ft of flight deck, is capable of handling tiltrotor aircraft. In May 2009, voters approved construction of the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel, a 1,000 room hotel, attached to the Convention Center, it opened in late 2011, under budget and ahead of schedule. The Dallas Memorial Auditorium was constructed in 1957 near the intersection of Canton and Akard Streets. While the auditorium still hosts many smaller events, its antiquated facilities and technology, along with the fact that it is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, have kept it less busy than in the past. In the 1970s, the center was renamed the Dallas Convention Center; the center was expanded again in 1984 and once more in 1994, when Dallas Area Rapid Transit constructed the Convention Center Station underneath the west-wing of the facility, connecting it to the Red and Blue light rail lines.
The most-recent addition to the facility was completed in 2002. The complex was renamed in honor of former US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2013; the venue was once home of the Dallas Chaparrals/Texas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association, who played in Dallas from the 1967-68 season through the 1972-73 season. The team became the San Antonio Spurs. On August 22, 1973, The Jackson 5 held a concert in the auditorium. While on a five city tour in the final week of 1976, Elvis Presley performed at the Dallas Convention Center on December 28; the concert was recorded and released on the Follow That Dream collectors label with the title of Showtime! On April 1, 1977, Led Zeppelin opened what would become their last American tour together in the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, their sixth time performing at the venue. In October 1978, Queen played at the Convention Center during their US tour, the music video for "Fat Bottomed Girls" was filmed at the center. Prince had two concerts at the venue: once in 1981 and again in 2000.
Other performers who held concerts here include: Madonna, James Brown, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello. Together with Reunion Arena, the center was an emergency shelter for thousands of Hurricane Katrina refugees in September 2005. Beginning in 2014, the center became the venue for Fan Expo Dallas. From March 31 to April 3, 2016, WWE hosted the professional wrestling convention WWE Axxess at the center. On Friday, April 1, WWE held NXT TakeOver: Dallas in the auditorium; the events were all part of WrestleMania week in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area. Official website World Class Memories: Virtual WCCW Tour - DALLAS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM Vx3arch.com: "Larry Oltmanns and the Dallas Convention Center" Tshaonline.org: Dallas Convention Center
Bill "Billy" "The Hill" McGill was an American basketball player best known for inventing the jump hook. McGill was the No. 1 overall pick of the 1962 NBA draft from the University of Utah, after leading the NCAA in scoring with 38.8 points per game in 1961-1962. McGill was born in San Antonio, where his mother left him in the care of relatives; when he was five, he moved with his mother to California. McGill attended Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, graduating in 1958. There he was a four-time All Los Angeles City basketball selection playing for Coach Larry Hanson, he was the Los Angeles City Player of the Year in 1957 and 1958, leading Jefferson to two City Championships, in 1955 and 1958. It was during his junior year at Jefferson that he injured his knee in a game against Fremont High School. McGill never followed the recommended medical advice for the injury, as doctors told him not to play basketball any longer and wanted to replace the knee. For years, a doctor secretly drained his knee regularly.
Over 250 colleges recruited McGill. He was recruited to Cal by Coach Pete Newell, but his academics weren't strong enough for him to be admitted. McGill recalled his visit to the University of Hall of Fame Coach Jack Gardner, he said Salt Lake City was "overwhelming and beautiful," adding, "Nothing I have seen on the streets of LA have prepared me for this. It's breathtaking."“ was a player I had to have,” said Gardner years later. A 6'9" center/forward from the University of Utah, McGill was the NCAA scoring leader in the 1961–1962 season with 1,009 points in 26 games, a higher one-season average than any previous player except Frank Selvy in the 1953–1954 season. In 1959-1960, McGill, the first black player at Utah, led the team in averaging 15.5 points and 9.8 rebounds, as the Utah Utes men's basketball team finished 26-3 under Coach Jack Gardner. McGill had 31 points and 13 rebounds in an upset 97-92 regular season victory over #2 ranked and eventual NCAA Champion Ohio State and Jerry Lucas.
The Utes were selected to play in the 1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament. There, they beat USC 80-73 in the first round, behind 10 rebounds from McGill. Utah lost to Oregon 65-54 in the West Regional Semi-Final, as McGill was limited by foul trouble, fouling out with 6 points and 6 rebounds and taking only three shots. Utah defeated Santa Clara 89-81 in the Consolation, as McGill had 14 points and 6 rebounds. In 1960-1961, McGill, led the Utes to a 23-8 record and the NCAA Final Four, averaging 27.8 points per game. In the 1961 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament, McGill scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds in the 91-75 West Regional Semi-Final win over Loyola Marymount, he led the team to the Final Four with 31 points and 18 rebounds against Arizona State in the Utes 88-80 Regional Final victory. In the 1961 Final Four, McGill scored 25 points with 8 rebounds in a 82-67 loss to eventual NCAA Champion Cincinnati. McGill scored 34 points with 14 rebounds in the 3rd place NCAA game against St. Josephs, with Jack Egan and Jim Lynam.
As a senior in 1961-1962, McGill averaged 38.8 points and 15.0 rebounds, leading the Utes to a 26-3 record and a #7 final ranking. Utah was banned from the 1962 NCAA tournament, because a Ute player had earlier accepted a plane ticket from a booster. During the season, McGill scored 60 points vs. Brigham Young on February 24, 1962, his 60 points remains the school record, but that season, he had nine other over 40 point scoring games: McGill scored 53 vs. Montana on February 10, 1962. West Texas State on December 6, 1961. New Mexico, January 13, 1962. 1961 and 41 vs. New Mexico on February 15, 1962, he had 40 points the previous season against Utah State on January 7, 1961. With Utah banned from the NCAA Tournament, McGill played for Sanders-State Line, an Amateur Athletic Union team in the March, 1962 AAU Tournament, he was chosen as an AAU Men's Basketball All-Americans. McGill is the Utah Utes second all-time scorer and remains first in rebounding, playing in just three seasons. Keith Van Horn broke his scoring record in four seasons.
His three year averages were 71.0 % Free Throws. On March 26, 1962, McGill was selected by the Chicago Zephyrs with the first pick of the 1962 NBA draft. In 1962-1963, as a rookie for Chicago, McGill played in 60 games, averaging 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, as the Zephyrs were 25-55 under Jack McMahon and Slick Leonard. McGill received a $5,000 signing bonus and a 2-year contract for $17,000 per year as the No. 1 overall pick. In 1963-1964, Chicago relocated to become the Baltimore Bullets and McGill was averaging 5.2 points in limited action behind Walt Bellamy, when, on October 29, 1963, he was traded by the Bullets to the New York Knicks for Paul Hogue and Gene Shue. In 68 games with the Knicks, he averaged 5.9 rebounds. On October 18, 1964, McGill was traded by the Knicks to the St. Louis Hawks for a 1965 2nd round draft pick. While with the Hawks, McGill taught his jump hook to Bob Pettit, who made the shot a staple of his. After playing sparingly in 16 games for the Hawks, on January 28, 1965, McGill was signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played sparingly in just 8 games.
From 1964-1968, McGill played intermittently in the North American Basketball League for the Grand Rapids Tackers and H
Clifford Oldham Hagan is an American former professional basketball player. A 6-4 forward who excelled with the hook shot, nicknamed "Li'l Abner", played his entire 10-year NBA career with the St. Louis Hawks, he was a player-coach for the Dallas Chaparrals in the first two-plus years of the American Basketball Association's existence. Hagan played college basketball at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp; as a sophomore in 1951 he helped Kentucky win the NCAA Championship with a 68-58 victory over Kansas State. In the fall of 1952, a point shaving scandal involving three Kentucky players over a four-year period forced Kentucky to forfeit its upcoming season, the senior year of Hagan, Frank Ramsey and Lou Tsioropoulos; the suspension of the season made Kentucky's basketball team, in effect, the first college sports team to get the "death penalty", nothing more than the NCAA asking members schools not to schedule Kentucky, not mandating it. Hagan and Tsioropoulos all graduated from Kentucky in 1953 and, as a result, became eligible for the NBA draft.
All three players were selected by the Boston Celtics—Ramsey in the first round, Hagan in the third, Tsioropoulos in the seventh. All three returned to play at Kentucky despite graduating. In Kentucky's opening game that season, an 86-59 victory over Temple on December 5, 1953, Hagan scored what was a school single-game record of 51 points. After finishing the regular season with a perfect 25-0 record and a #1 ranking in the Associated Press, Kentucky had been offered a bid into the NCAA Tournament. However, then-existing NCAA rules prohibited graduate students from participating in post-season play. Upon graduation from Kentucky, Hagan had scored 1475 points, which ranked him third in school history, grabbed 1035 rebounds, which placed him second, three fewer than Ramsey. In 1952 and 1954, he was named both First Team All-Southeastern Conference, his uniform number 6 is retired by the University of Kentucky. Upon graduation, like Ramsey before him, was drafted by the Celtics. Unlike Ramsey, Hagan served in the military for two years after being drafted.
In both of his years in the military, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, won Worldwide Air Force basketball championships. After his military service, Hagan and Ed Macauley were traded to the St. Louis Hawks for the draft rights to Bill Russell. In 1958, his second season in the NBA, the Hawks, led by Hagan and Bob Pettit, won the NBA championship, defeating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals. Hagan was named to play in five consecutive NBA All-Star Games from 1958 to 1962. In his 10 NBA seasons, Hagan scored 13,447 points for an 18.0 average. Hagan achieved renown and respect well after his career ended, when David Halberstam wrote in his classic book The Breaks of the Game that Hagan was the only white star on the Hawks who welcomed African American teammates like Lenny Wilkens to the team and did not treat them with prejudice. In 1967, the Dallas Chaparrals of the newly formed ABA hired Hagan as a player-coach, he scored 40 points in his team's first game. He played in the first ABA All-Star Game that season, becoming the first player to play in All-Star Games in both the NBA and ABA.
He retired as a player after playing three games during the 1969–1970 season and remained as Chaparral coach until midway into the season. Hagan scored 1423 points for a 15.1 average. Hagan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, the first ex-University of Kentucky player to be so honored. In 1972, Hagan returned to the University of Kentucky as the school's assistant athletic director and took over the top job in 1975, he was forced to resign due to recruiting and eligibility violations in November 1988 and was replaced by one-time Kentucky teammate C. M. Newton, the head basketball coach at Vanderbilt University the year before. In 1993, the University of Kentucky renamed its baseball field in honor of Hagan, it had been known as the Bernie A. Shively Sports Center. Cliff Hagan at Basketball-Reference.com