University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities, the largest college or university in the state, with 30,720 students as of Fall 2015, the highest ranked research university in the state according to U. S. News and World Report; the institution comprises 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, four professional programs. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus; the largest is the William T. Young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1997; the directive mandated that the university become a Top 20 public research institution, in terms of an overall ranking, to be determined by the university itself, by the year 2020.
In the early commonwealth of Kentucky, higher education was limited to a number of children from prominent families, disciplined apprentices, those young men seeking entry into clerical and medical professions. As the first university in the territory that would become Kentucky, Transylvania University was the primary center for education, became the father of what would become the University of Kentucky. John Bryan Bowman founded the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, a publicly chartered department of Kentucky University, after receiving federal support through the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act in 1865. Courses were offered at The Henry Clay Estate. Three years James Kennedy Patterson became the first president of the land-grant university and the first degree was awarded. In 1876, the university began to offer master's degree programs. Two years A&M separated from Kentucky University, now Transylvania University. For the new school, Lexington donated a 52-acre park and fair ground, which became the core of UK's present campus.
A&M was a male-only institution, but began to admit women in 1880. In 1892, the official colors of the university, royal blue and white, were adopted. An earlier color set and light yellow, was adopted earlier at a Kentucky-Centre College football game on December 19, 1891; the particular hue of blue was determined from a necktie, used to demonstrate the color of royal blue. On February 15, 1882, Administration Building was the first building of three completed on the present campus. Three years the college formed the Agricultural Experiment Station, which researches issues relating to agribusiness, food processing, nutrition and soil resources and the environment; this was followed up by the creation of the university's Agricultural Extension Service in 1910, one of the first in the United States. The extension service became a model of the federally mandated programs that were required beginning in 1914. Patterson Hall, the school's first women's dormitory, was constructed in 1904. Residents had to cross a swampy depression, where the now demolished Student Center stood, to reach central campus.
Four years the school's name was changed to the "State University, Kentucky" upon reaching university status, to the "University of Kentucky" in 1916. The university led to the creation of the College of Home Economics in 1916, Mary E. Sweeney was promoted from chair of the Department of Home Economics to Dean of the College.. The College of Commerce was established in 1925, known today as the Gatton College of Business and Economics. In 1929, Memorial Hall was completed, dedicated to the 2,756 Kentuckians who died in World War I; this was followed up by the new King Library, which opened in 1931 and was named for a long-time library director, Margaret I. King; the university's graduate and professional programs became racially integrated in 1949 when Lyman T. Johnson, an African American, won a lawsuit to be admitted to the graduate program. African Americans would not be allowed to attend as undergraduates until 1954, following the US Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. In 1939, Governor Happy Chandler appointed the first woman trustee on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, Georgia M. Blazer of Ashland.
She served from 1939 to 1960. In 1962, Blazer Hall was opened as the Georgia M Blazer Hall for Women in tribute to her twenty-one years of service as a University of Kentucky trustee. Ground was broken for the Albert B. Chandler Hospital in 1955, when Governor of Kentucky Happy Chandler recommended that the Kentucky General Assembly appropriate $5 million for the creation of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a medical center at the university; this was completed after a series of studies were conducted that highlighted the health needs of the citizens, as well as the need to train more physicians for the state. Five years the College of Medicine and College of Nursing opened, followed by the College of Dentistry in 1962. Nine years after the founding of The Northern Extension Center in Covington, representing the Ashland Independent School Board of Education, Ashland attorney Henderson Dysard and Ashland Oil & Refining Company founder and CEO Paul G. Blazer presented a proposal to President Dickey and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees for the university to take over the day-to-day operations an
Meadowlands Arena is an indoor venue located in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. The arena is located on New Jersey Route 120 and is across the highway from MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands Racetrack. A covered footbridge connects one of MetLife Stadium's parking lots with the Meadowlands Arena's lot; the arena was built to accommodate a move of the New York Nets basketball team to New Jersey and opened in 1981. In 1982, the Colorado Rockies hockey team joined the Nets in the new building and became known as the New Jersey Devils; the Nets and Devils were joined by the Seton Hall Pirates men's collegiate basketball program in 1985. In 2007, the Prudential Center opened in nearby Newark and the New Jersey Devils, for whom the Prudential Center was built, moved out. Seton Hall, whose campus in South Orange is closer to Newark than East Rutherford and moved their basketball games there; the Nets remained for three more seasons before moving to Newark, where they played two seasons before departing New Jersey for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The men's basketball team from Fordham University played most of their 2010–11 home schedule at the arena. Following the departure of all three of its major tenants, the arena continued to host occasional non-sporting events, such as touring shows and concerts, other local events; the state-owned facility reported losses for 2013, was projected to have $8.5 million in losses for 2015. On January 15, 2015, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority voted to shut down Izod Center, have Prudential Center acquire hosting rights to events scheduled for the arena over the next two years in a $2 million deal; the arena is used as a rehearsal venue for large-scale touring concert productions as well as video productions. The former box offices are used as a station for the NJSEA EMS and the former Winner's Club restaurant is used as quarters for the New Jersey State Police. Construction on a new arena across Route 20 from Giants Stadium and the Meadowlands Racetrack began in 1977, with the arena's initial purpose being to serve as the primary home for the Nets who had moved from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York to New Jersey.
While the venue was being built, the Nets played their home games in Piscataway at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The arena was designed by Grad Partnership and Dilullo, Ostroki & Partners and was constructed at a cost of $85 million; the structural engineers for this project was Leslie E. Robertson Associates. Named after the sitting governor of New Jersey, Brendan Byrne, the arena opened July 2, 1981 with the first of six concerts by New Jersey rock musician Bruce Springsteen; this was followed by an ice show that month, The Rolling Stones followed with three shows in early November 1981. While the official name of the arena was "Brendan Byrne Arena", on television it was referred to as "The Meadowlands."The Nets moved into their new home on October 30, 1981, lost to their cross-river rivals, the New York Knicks in their inaugural home game by a score of 103–99. The Nets' first win at the arena was on November 8, 1981, against the Indiana Pacers, where the Nets defeated them 89–86. Byrne Arena hosted the NBA All-Star Game that season on January 31, 1982.
During that season, the Nets played their first two playoff games at the arena, only to be swept 2-0 by the Washington Bullets. The Nets' first playoff game win at the arena came on May 5, 1984, in game four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals; the Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 106–99. It wasn't until May 2002, when the Nets won their first playoff series at the arena, they defeated the Indiana Pacers 120–109 and won the first round 3-2. Another reason for the building of the arena in the Meadowlands was to lure a National Hockey League team to New Jersey. Governor Byrne was a member of an ownership group, looking to do so, in 1978 businessman Arthur Imperatore purchased the Colorado Rockies of the NHL and announced that he would be moving the team out of McNichols Sports Arena in Denver and relocating them to New Jersey; the NHL rejected the move as the arena was yet to be completed and, unlike the situation when the Nets moved, there was no arena in New Jersey at that time that would fit NHL standards as a temporary home.
Imperatore sold the team to Houston Astros owner Dr. John McMullen in 1982; when the arena was completed McMullen, a native New Jerseyan like Imperatore, announced that he had big plans for the team, including the long-planned move, in the off-season the Rockies moved operations to New Jersey, where they became known as the Devils. The first NHL game played at Byrne Arena pitted the Devils against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 5, 1982, the game ended in a 3–3 tie. Don Lever scored the first Devils' goal in the arena; the Devils' first win at the arena was on October 8, 1982, against their cross-river rivals, the New York Rangers, where the Devils defeated them 3–2. The next season, the NHL All-Star Game was hosted by the Devils at the arena, it was not until April 9, 1988, when the arena hosted its first Stanley Cup playoff game against the New York Islanders. The Devils defeated the Islanders 3–0, a game, the Devils' first playoff game victory at the arena. Five days the Devils won their first playoff series at the Meadowlands Arena by defeating the Islanders 6–5 in game six of the Patrick Division semifinals.
On January 4, 1996, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced a naming rights deal with Continental Airlines under which the airline, with a hub at nearby Newark Liberty International
2005 NBA All-Star Game
The 2005 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game, played on February 20, 2005 at Pepsi Center in Denver, home of the Denver Nuggets. This game was the 54th edition of the North American National Basketball Association All-Star Game and was played during the 2004–05 NBA season. For the second time in the last six years, the East defeated the West 125-115, with Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers named the Most Valuable Player. Iverson scored 15 points, handed out 10 assists, had 5 steals. Ray Allen led the West with 17, 5-for-11 from three-point range; the coaches for the All-Star game were the head coaches who led the teams with the best winning percentages in their conference through the games of February 6, 2005. The coach for the Western Conference team was San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich; the Spurs had a 41-12 record on February 20. The coach for the Eastern Conference team was Miami Heat head coach Stan Van Gundy; the Heat had a 40-14 record on February 20. The rosters for the All-Star Game were chosen in two ways.
The starters were chosen via a fan ballot. Two guards, two forwards and one center who received the highest vote were named the All-Star starters; the reserves were chosen by votes among the NBA head coaches in their respective conferences. The coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players; the reserves consist of two guards, two forwards, one center and two players regardless of position. If a player is unable to participate due to injury, the commissioner will select a replacement; the 2005 NBA All-Star introduced international players. Amongst the players selected were: Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Manu Ginóbili, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki along with voted-starters Tim Duncan and Yao Ming; this game tied the 2003 and 2004 All-Star Game record for the most international All-Stars in one year. Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets led the ballots with 2,558,578 votes, which earned him a starting position in the Western Conference team for the third year in a row. Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Duncan completed the Western Conference starting positions.
This was the same starting line-up as the previous year, with the exception that McGrady started for the East. The Western Conference reserves included three first-time selections, Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, Amar'e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns, Rashard Lewis of the Seattle SuperSonics; the team is rounded out by Nash, Ray Allen, Shawn Marion. The Phoenix Suns had three representations at the All-Star Game, while two other teams, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, had two representations with McGrady/Yao, Duncan/Ginobili. After being traded to the Eastern Conference's Miami Heat, Shaquille O'Neal led the East ballots with 2,488,089 votes; this would be O'Neal's twelfth appearance as an All-Star. Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Grant Hill completed the Eastern Conference starting position; this was James' first All-Star appearance. The Eastern Conference reserves included three first-time selections, Dwyane Wade, Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison. Ilgauskas, Ben Wallace, Jermaine O'Neal, Paul Pierce rounded out the team.
Three teams, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, had two representations at the All-Star Game with James/Ilgauskas, O'Neal/Wade, Arenas/Jamison. 2005 NBA All-Star Game
The center known as the five, or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game. The center is the tallest player on the team, has a great deal of strength and body mass as well. In the NBA, the center is 6 feet 10 inches or taller and weighs 240 pounds or more, they traditionally have played close to the basket in the low post. A center with the ability to shoot outside from three-point range is known as stretch five; the center is considered a necessary component for a successful team in professional leagues such as the NBA. Great centers have been the foundation for most of the dynasties in both the NBA and NCAA; the 6'10" George Mikan pioneered the Center position, shattering the held perception that tall players could not develop the agility and coordination to play basketball well, ushering in the role of the dominant big man. He led DePaul University to the NIT title after turning professional, won seven National Basketball League, Basketball Association of America and NBA Championships in his ten-year career, nine of them with the Minneapolis Lakers.
Using his height to dominate opposing players, Mikan invented the shot block. In the 1960s, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain further transformed basketball by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than previous centers. Following the retirement of George Mikan, the rivalry of the two big men came to dominate the NBA. Between the two of them and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969. Many of the records set by these two players have endured today. Most notably and Russell hold the top eighteen season averages for rebounds. Bill Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA Championships, he joined the Boston Celtics and helped make them one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history, winning eleven championships over his thirteen-year career as well as five MVP awards. Russell revolutionized defensive strategy with his shot-blocking and physical man-to-man defense. While he was never the focal point of the Celtics offense, much of the team's scoring came when Russell grabbed defensive rebounds and initiated fast breaks with precision outlet passes to point guard Bob Cousy.
As the NBA's first African-American superstar, Russell struggled throughout his career with the racism he encountered from fans in Boston after the 1966–67 season, when he became the first African-American in any major sport to be named player-coach. His principal rival, Wilt Chamberlain, listed at 7'1", 275 pounds, lacked Russell's supporting cast. Chamberlain played college ball for the Kansas Jayhawks, leading them to the 1957 title game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Although the Jayhawks lost by one point in triple overtime, Chamberlain was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. A member of the Harlem Globetrotters before joining the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA in 1959, Chamberlain won two Championships, in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers and 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers, although his teams were defeated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference and NBA Finals, he won seven scoring titles, eleven rebounding titles, four regular season Most Valuable Player awards, including the distinction, in 1960, of being the first rookie to receive the award.
Stronger than any player of his era, he was capable of scoring and rebounding at will. Although he was the target of constant double- and triple-teaming, as well as fouling tactics designed to take advantage of his poor free-throw shooting, he set a number of records that have never been broken. Most notably, Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average more than 50 points in a season and score 100 points in a single game, he holds the NBA's all-time records for rebounding average, rebounds in a single game, career rebounds. A lesser-known center of the era was Nate Thurmond, who played the forward position opposite Wilt Chamberlain for the San Francisco Warriors but moved to center after Chamberlain was traded to the new Philadelphia franchise. Although he never won a Championship, Thurmond was known as the best screen setter in the league, his averages of 21.3 and 22.0 rebounds per game in 1966–67 and 1967–68, are exceeded only by Chamberlain and Russell. In contrast to the Celtics dynasty of the 1960s, the 1970s were a decade of parity in the NBA, with eight different champions and no back-to-back winners.
At the college level, the UCLA Bruins, under Coach John Wooden, built the greatest dynasty in NCAA basketball history, winning seven consecutive titles between 1967 and 1973. UCLA had won two consecutive titles in 1964 and 1965 with teams that pressed and emphasized guard play. After not winning in 1966, Wooden's teams changed their style, he led UCLA to three championships-in 1967, 68' and 69'-while winning the first Naismith College Player of the Year Award. During his college career, the NCAA enacted a ban on dunking because of Alcindor's dominant use of the shot, his entrance into the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969 was timely, as Bill Russell had just retired and Wilt Chamberlain was 33 years old and plagued by injuries. After leading the Bucks to the 1971 NBA championship, te
Forward–center or Bigman is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis. This means power forward and center, since these are the two biggest player positions on any basketball team, therefore more overlap each other. Forward–center came into the basketball jargon as the game evolved and became more specialized in the 1960s; the five positions on court were known only as guards and the center, but it is now accepted that the five primary positions are point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center. A forward–center is a talented forward who came to play minutes at center on teams that need help at that position; the player could be a somewhat floor-bound center, under seven feet tall at the NBA level, whose skills suit him to a power forward position if that team has a better center. One such player is Marcus Camby of the New York Knicks. At 6'11", he plays as a center, but when he played for the New York Knicks earlier in his career, he played power forward because his team had one of the best pure centers in the league in 7'0" Patrick Ewing.
Ewing himself was used as a forward–center early in his career to complement the then-incumbent Knicks center, 7'1" Bill Cartwright. Ralph Sampson, at 7'4", was another notable forward–center who played center his rookie year in 1983. In 1984, he moved to power forward. Most forward-centers range from 6' 9" to 7' 0" in height. Other notable forward-centers include: Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, LaMarcus Aldridge, Anthony Davis, Al Horford, Draymond Green. Tweener
Jason Frederick Kidd is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He most served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. A point guard in the NBA, Kidd was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, he won an NBA Championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, was a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner during his pro career, as part of Team USA in 2000 and 2008. He was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Kidd played college basketball for the California Golden Bears and was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft, he was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season with the Mavericks. From 1996 to 2001, Kidd played for the Phoenix Suns and for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008, he led the Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. In the middle of the 2007–08 season, Kidd was traded back to Dallas.
At age 38, Kidd won his only NBA championship. He finished his playing career in 2013 with the New York Knicks; the following season, he became the head coach of the Nets, who had relocated from New Jersey to Brooklyn. After one season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he coached for four seasons until he was fired mid-season in 2018. Kidd's ability to pass and rebound made him a regular triple-double threat, he retired ranked third all-time in the NBA for regular season triple-doubles with a career total of 107 and third in playoff triple-doubles with a career total of 11, he ranks second on the NBA all-time lists in career assists and steals and ninth in 3-point field goals made. Kidd was born in San Francisco, raised in an upper middle class section of Oakland, his father, was African-American, his mother, Anne, is Irish-American. As a youth, Kidd was scouted for AAU teams and tourneys, garnering various all-star and MVP awards, he attended the East Oakland Youth Development Center and frequented the city courts of Oakland, where he found himself pitted against future NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton.
At St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, under the guidance of coach Frank LaPorte, Kidd led the Pilots to consecutive state championships, averaging 25 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 7 steals his senior season. During that year, he received a host of individual honors, including the Naismith Award as the nation's top high school player, was named Player of the Year by PARADE and USA Today; the all-time prep leader in assists and the state's seventh-highest career scorer, Kidd was voted California Player of the Year for the second time and a McDonald's All-American. On January 31, 2012, Kidd was honored. After a publicized recruiting process, Kidd shocked many fans and pundits alike by choosing to attend the nearby University of California, Berkeley—a school, coming off a 10–18 season and had not won a conference title since 1960—over a number of top-ranked collegiate programs including the University of Arizona, the University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, Ohio State University.
In his first year playing for the Golden Bears, Kidd averaged 13.0 points, 7.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 3.8 steals per game which earned him national Freshman of the Year honors and a spot on the All-Pac-10 team. His 110 steals set an NCAA record for most steals by a freshman and set school record for most steals in a season, while his 220 assists that season was a school record, his play was a key factor in the resurgence of Cal basketball and helped the Golden Bears earn an NCAA Tournament bid, where they upset two-time defending national champion Duke in the second round of that tournament before losing to Kansas in the Sweet 16. Kidd continued his success as a sophomore, tallying averages of 16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 9.1 assists, breaking his previous school record for most assists in a season with 272, while leading the nation in that category. He was selected a First Team All-American, the first Cal player to be so named since 1968, as well as Pac-10 Player of the Year, becoming the first sophomore to receive that honor.
The Golden Bears made the NCAA Tournament again as a fifth seed, but was upset in the first round by Dick Bennett's Wisconsin–Green Bay team 61–57. Kidd was named a finalist for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards as college basketball's top player and subsequently opted to enter the NBA draft in 1994. In 2004, Cal retired Kidd's number 5 jersey. Kidd was selected as the second pick overall by the Dallas Mavericks, behind Glenn Robinson of Purdue, just ahead of Duke's Grant Hill. In his first year, he averaged 11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists, led the NBA in triple doubles, sharing 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year honors with Hill of the Detroit Pistons. The year before the Mavericks drafted Kidd, they finished the season with the worst record in the NBA at 13–69. After Kidd's first season with the Mavericks, their record improved to 36–46, the largest improvement in the NBA. In the following season Kidd was voted a starter in the 1996 All-Star Game. In his first two years with the Mavericks, the move most people associated him with was "the baseball pass".
Kidd was a member of the "Three J's" in Dallas along with Jamal Mashburn. After promising beginnings, things turned sour among the trio. Mashburn's injury combined with deteriorated personal relations between the immature leaders of the team resulted in the Mavericks taking a step backwards instead of further development. Kidd's continued
Brian David Scalabrine is an American former professional basketball player, a television analyst for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He is the co-host of "The Starting Lineup", which airs weekdays from 7-10am ET on SiriusXM NBA Radio. Raised in Enumclaw, Scalabrine attended the University of Southern California after transferring from Highline College; as a member of the USC Trojans men's basketball team, Scalabrine was the top scorer and a leader in field goals and rebounds. He played at the center position in college; the New Jersey Nets selected him in the second round of the 2001 NBA draft. The Nets made consecutive NBA Finals his first two years, Scalabrine played four seasons with the team. In 2005, he signed with the Boston Celtics and won a championship with the team in 2008; the Celtics appeared in the 2010 NBA Finals. Scalabrine signed with the Chicago Bulls the following season, played with them until 2012. Throughout his NBA career, Scalabrine served as a backup power forward.
In 2013, Mark Jackson announced. In 2014, Scalabrine took a job as an analyst for Celtics games on local Boston broadcasts. Born in Long Beach, Scalabrine was one of four children in his family and graduated from Enumclaw High School at Enumclaw, Washington in 1996, he is of Italian ancestry. He enrolled at Highline College in 1996, played his first year with its basketball team the Thunderbirds, redshirted his second year; as a freshman at Highline, Scalabrine averaged 16.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Scalabrine recorded seventeen double-doubles, led the team in rebounds and free throw percentage; the Thunderbirds won the state junior college championship. Scalabrine was a Northern Division All-Star in 1997 as well as part of the All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Championship Tournament Team. In 1998, he transferred to the University of Southern California. In his first year with the USC Trojans men's basketball team, he was the only player to start all 28 games.
He led the Trojans in scoring and field goals. In scoring, blocked shots, field goals, he was the only Pac-10 conference player among the top 10 players in those areas, his best game performance was against American University on December 21, 1998: 26 points, seven rebounds, two blocks. On February 13, 1999, he scored 22 points including an important three-pointer in overtime, he earned an All-Pac-10 honorable mention. During his second season with USC, Scalabrine was named to the All-Pac-10 first team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 15 first team, he earned a Sporting News All-American honorable mention. Again, he finished as USC's top scorer and field goal shooter and was the second-best Pac-10 scorer, he made 40.3% of attempted three-pointers. Against the Oregon Ducks, Scalabrine made 10 rebounds. USC advanced to the NCAA tournament in Scalabrine's senior season. In the Elite Eight round, USC lost to Duke 79-69. Scalabrine graduated with a degree in history; because he injured his fifth metatarsal bone during workouts in late September 2001, Scalabrine missed the first ten days of New Jersey Nets training camp.
During the second quarter of the final 2001–02 preseason game, which took place against the Detroit Pistons on October 26, 2001, Scalabrine again injured his right foot. He made his NBA debut on January 2002, when the Nets played against the Milwaukee Bucks; as a rookie, Scalabrine averaged 2.1 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists per game. He averaged 0.3 points and 0.5 rebounds. The Nets were the Eastern Conference Champions of the 2001–02 season and lost the 2002 NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers in four games. In a triple-overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons in Game 5 of the 2004 Eastern Conference Semifinal series, Scalabrine scored a career high 17 points, he surpassed that high with 29 points on January 2005 against the Golden State Warriors. On April 15, 2005, he played a career high 45 minutes. During his time with the Nets, Scalabrine gained the nickname "Veal", a play on words based on the dish veal scaloppini. On August 2, 2005, Scalabrine signed a five-year contract with the Boston Celtics.
A month earlier, he and the team agreed on terms that the contract be worth $15 million over the five years. Scalabrine started in nine of 48 games during the 2007–08 season, played on average 10.7 minutes. He averaged 1.6 rebounds per game. On April 16, 2008, in the final game of the regular season, Scalabrine tied a season-high with six rebounds and played 29 minutes, he did not make an appearance in the NBA playoffs. In the 2008 Finals, the Celtics defeated the Lakers in six games. On September 21, 2010, Scalabrine agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls; the Bulls visited the Boston Celtics on November 5, 2010, in double overtime the Bulls won 110-105. Scalabrine played only three minutes that game, he averaged 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds per game. On September 22, 2011, during the 2011 NBA lockout, Scalabrine signed with the Italian team Benetton Treviso, he left the team in December 2011 to pursue opportunities in the NBA. On December 12, 2011, Scalabrine re-signed with the Bulls.
During the 2011-12 season, Scalabrine played in 28 games. In September 2012, he was o