The point guard, called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position, point guards are expected to run the teams offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. A point guard, like other player positions in basketball, specializes in certain skills, a point guards primary job is to facilitate scoring opportunities for his/her team, or sometimes for themselves. Lee Rose has described a point guard as a coach on the floor and this involves setting up plays on the court, getting the ball to the teammate in the best position to score, and controlling the tempo of the game. A point guard should know when and how to instigate a fast break, point guards are expected to be vocal floor leaders. A point guard needs always to have in mind the times on the clock and the game clock, the score. Among the taller players who have enjoyed success at the position is Magic Johnson, other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose and two-time winners Stephen Curry and Steve Nash.
In the NBA, point guards are usually about 65 or shorter, having above-average size is considered advantageous, although size is secondary to situational awareness, speed and ball handling skills. Shorter players tend to be better dribblers since they are closer to the floor, after an opponent scores, it is typically the point guard who brings the ball down court to begin an offensive play. Passing skills, ball handling, and court vision are crucial, speed is important, a speedy point guard is better able to create separation and space off the dribble, giving him/herself room to work. Point guards are often valued more for their assist totals than for their scoring, another major evaluation factor is Assist-to-Turnover ratio, which reflects the decision-making skills of the player. Still, a point guard should have a reasonably effective jump shot. The point guard is positioned on the perimeter of the play and this is a necessity because of the point guards many leadership obligations. Many times, the point guard is referred to by announcers as a coach on the floor or a floor general, in the past, this was particularly true, as several point guards such as Lenny Wilkens served their teams as player-coaches.
This is not so common anymore, as most coaches are now solely specialized in coaching and are non-players, former Suns head coach Mike DAntoni had often allowed Steve Nash to freelance when leading the Suns offense, even letting him call his own plays at times. Even point guards who are not given this much freedom, are extensions of their coach on the floor. John Stockton is widely considered to be the point guard. He used the pick and roll maneuvre with Karl Malone, along with leadership and a general basketball acumen, ball-handling is a skill of great importance to a point guard
Savings bank (Spain)
In Spain, a savings bank is a financial institution that specializes in accepting savings deposits and granting loans. Spanish banks fall into two categories, Privately owned banks and government owned banks, the original aim was to encourage thrift among the very poor, but they evolved to compete with and rival commercial banks. This system was exposed in the aftermath of the financial crisis. As a result, out of the 45 cajas in existence at the start of the crisis in 2007, the rest were absorbed by banks, dismantling in effect the cajas model in Spain. Their trade association is the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, such was not the case in Portugal and Spain where savings banks started rather late and followed the French model. Regulation introduced in 1835 was the first to authorise the establishment of banks in Spain. This piece of legislation allowed the establishment of independent non-profit-orientated institutions, however, the model of 1835 was very weak. Hence, in 1839 a new piece of legislation introduced the French model where individual savings banks were linked with a Mount of Piety.
Unlike the Scottish savings banks, French-style savings banks created a fund to cover set-up costs and unexpected losses through donations. After this the banks became autonomous with a board of six to 20 principals holding responsibility for the strategic direction. Both in Portugal and Spain the most common source of the fund was the local Mount of Piety. These Mounts of Piety were early modern charitable institutions where advances were made against some kind of collateral in pawn, like their counterparts in Scotland and France, Spanish savings banks briefly placed excess deposits at a government owned institution. However, the change in strategy was short lived due to the quality of government bonds in the 19th century. Instead, Spanish savings banks increasingly used deposits exclusively to finance the activities of the ‘Mount of Piety’, a turning point in the history of Spanish savings banks came after the restoration of the monarchy in 1874. Until regulation and government policy around savings banks had closely followed the interventionist French model, as was the case in Britain, this approach limited the operations of savings banks.
Legislation introduced in 1880, opened the way for the growth of Spanish savings banks, the Act of 1880 had clear objectives for the running of savings banks. At the same time, a number of its areas lacked precision in the newly introduced regulation, this lack of precision facilitated the growth and development of savings banks in Spain. In particular, freedom regarding investment policies created diversification and growth of assets at a greater rate than elsewhere in Europe
PBC CSKA Moscow
PBC CSKA Moscow is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Moscow, Russia. The club, currently owned by Norilsk Nickel, is a member of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. It is often referred to in the West as Red Army or the Red Army team for its past affiliation with the Armed Forces sports society, which was associated with the Soviet Army. In their second most recent EuroLeague championship in 2008, they defeated Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv, 77–91, CSKA lost in the 2007 final 93–91 to Panathinaikos on the Greens home floor, the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens. In 2008, they won a rematch of the 2006 final against Maccabi 91–77 in Madrid, in 2009, they lost a rematch of the 2007 final against Panathinaikos 73–71 in Berlin. The club competed in 8 consecutive EuroLeague Final Fours from 2003 to 2010, over many years, CSKA has the reputation for being one of the richest clubs in Europe. CSKA was founded on 29 April 2013, known as OPPV, OPPV, which means Опытно-показательная военно-спортивная площадка всевобуча, a department in the General military education service, was the first central sports deparment of the Red Army.
It was based on the pre-revolutionary Community of Amateur Skiers, the first success of the basketball department came at the 1924 Soviet Championship, which was played between cities, not clubs. Two more titles followed in 1928 and 1935, in 1938, the Soviet Championships were played between clubs, and CSKA under the name CDKA debuted there. By the end of the Great Patriotic War, CSKA established itself as one of the most respected Soviet basketball teams. In 1953 and 1954, the club was renamed CDSA, between 1955–60 it was known as CSK MO, and finally in 1960 it received its current name CSKA, CSKA has had a long history of success. They won the European Cup in 1961,1963,1969, and 1971, won the Soviet Championship 24 times, and won the Russian League title every year from 1992 through 2000, and 2003 through 2013. CSKA made the Final Four of the EuroLeague in 1996,2004, though CSKA eventually lost in the semifinals on their home court to Spanish League club Tau Cerámica and to Panathinaikos of the Greek League in the third-place game.
That sent them to the 2nd grade teams in the EuroLeague draw and that same year they lost a game in the finals series of the Russian League, but they eventually got the Russian League crown. In 2006, CSKA qualified for the 2005–06 Euroleague Top 16 by finishing third in their group and they finished at the top of their Top 16 group, being denied a perfect record at Tau in their final match. CSKA entered the Final Four on a roll as the club to sweep their best-of-three quarterfinal series defeating Turkish League power Efes Pilsen. Panathinaikos won a closely fought battle, in 2008, their EuroLeague win put them in sole possession of second place for overall European titles. Only Real Madrid, with nine titles, had won more than CSKAs six titles at the time, on October 14,2008, the team played a NBA preseason game with the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre in Toronto
A basketball uniform is a type of uniform worn by basketball players. Basketball uniforms consist of a jersey that features the number and last name of the player on the back, as well as shorts and athletic shoes. Within teams, players wear uniforms representing the colors, the home team typically wears a lighter-colored uniform. Different basketball leagues have different specifications for the type of uniform that is allowed on the court, early in the history of the sport, basketball was played in any type of athletic attire, but by the 1900s, special uniforms were developed and marketed to basketball players. The style and fit of basketball uniforms evolved throughout subsequent decades, basketball was played in any type of athletic attire, ranging from track suits to football uniforms. There were two types of suggested jersey, a sleeve and a sleeveless version. The long pants evolved into medium-length shorts in the 1920s, and by the 1930s, in the 1970s and 80s, uniforms became tighter-fitting and shorts were shorter, consistent with the overall fashion trends of these two decades.
At this time, womens basketball uniforms transitioned from longer-sleeved uniforms to tank-top style jerseys similar to mens basketball uniforms, which more explicitly showed off players muscle tone. In 1984, Michael Jordan asked for longer shorts and helped popularize the move away from tight, for the Christmas Day games of 2013, the NBA introduced a newly designed sleeved jersey with large team and NBA logos on the front. Marketers for the new uniforms realized that fans were unwilling to wear jerseys in their day-to-day life. In 1903, a basketball shoe with suction cups to prevent slippage was added to the official basketball uniform demonstrated in the Spalding catalog. In the 1970s, Slick Watts and Bill Walton began to wear headbands, rick Barry popularized wrist-bands, and other players soon created variations, such as bands that covered their forearms or biceps. These were used to wipe off sweat, or simply worn as fashion statements, in professional basketball leagues today, teams playing at home typically wear lighter-colored uniforms than the visiting team.
In the NBA, basketball shorts must fall at least 1 inch above the knee, unlike European basketball leagues, the NBA forbids the display of commercial logos on players uniforms, with the exception of players shoes. Some WNBA teams have allowed sponsors logos to appear on their uniforms, uniforms are made of wicking material designed to absorb sweat and ensure that it evaporates faster. They are the product of a study researching professional basketball players, who identified the need for fewer seams, lighter weight
Jorge Garbajosa Chaparro, Jr. is a Spanish former professional basketball player and the current president of the Spanish Basketball Federation. Standing at 2.07 m, he played power forward and small forward. He was an All-Euroleague first team selection in 2003, and an All-Euroleague second team selection in 2006 playing for Unicaja, during his stint in the NBA, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2007. A serious injury the following season cut his NBA career short, as a member of the Spanish national team, Garbajosa won a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2001 and two silver medals at the EuroBasket 2003 and 2007. His biggest accomplishment however, was the medal at the 2006 World Cup. In 2006, Garbajosa was named Mr Europa Player of the year by Italian weekly magazine SuperBasket, Garbajosa began his career playing for Taugrés, known as TAU Cerámica, between 1995 and 2000. In the 1998–99 season, he guided Baskonia to a Spanish Kings Cup victory, Garbajosa spent his next two seasons with Unicaja, helping them to win the 2005–06 Spanish Championship and Spanish Cup.
Garbajosa was the 2005 Spanish Cup MVP and the 2006 Spanish League Finals MVP, on July 24,2006, the Toronto Raptors officially signed Garbajosa to a three-year contract amounting to about US$12 million. He wore number 15 for the Raptors, previously worn by ex-Raptors star Vince Carter, given his pedigree, Garbajosa was a regular starter at the forward position. For the first half of the season, Garbajosa was instrumental in driving the Raptors past the.500 mark, on March 26,2007, Garbajosa suffered an injury to his left leg during a regular-season matchup against the Boston Celtics. The injury was serious, as he was carried out on a stretcher in considerable pain, doctors in Toronto performed surgery to repair a broken fibula, a displaced ankle and ligament damage. Because his recovery time was estimated to be in the range of six months, he was forced to miss the rest of the season and he averaged 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game after 67 appearances in his debut season for the Raptors.
Garbajosa and Raptors teammate Andrea Bargnani were named to the NBA All-Rookie Team at the end of the season. Garbajosa returned to play with the Raptors for the 2007–08 season, the operation took place on December 11,2007. In June 2008, negotiations took place in an attempt by the Raptors to buy out the year of his contract. Garbajosa had previously named to the Spanish Olympic basketball squad for 2008. On June 18,2008, the Raptors officially bought out Garbajosas contract, while playing for the Raptors, his nickname was The Garbage Man. In the 2008 off-season, Garbajosa signed a two-year, €6 million net income contract with the Russian Super League club Khimki Moscow Region, the next year, however, he was allowed to terminate his contract in order to return to Spain to sign with Real Madrid
Commonly known as Valencia Basket, is a professional basketball team that is based in Valencia, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroCup and it plays their home games at the Fuente de San Luis. Valencia Basket was founded on 27 September 1986, after Valencia CF decided to fold its basketball section, in 1995, Valencia was relegated to the Spanish 2nd-tier level EBA League, after falling in the leagues relegation playoff against Somontano Huesca. In the next season, after being the runner-up in Liga EBA, in a season, Valencia BC bought Amway Zaragozas ACB place to join the top league. One year later, on 13 April 1999, the played in the final of the 1998–99 FIBA Saporta Cup. The years later, the club repeated the success, but Montepaschi Siena won the final of the 2001–02 FIBA Saporta Cup, by a score of 81–71, in Lyon. Continuing the clubs best years, the 2001–02 ACB season was historic for the club, as it reached the Spanish ACB League finals, where they could not win any game in their series against FC Barcelona.
On 18 April 2010, Power Electronics Valencia won its second European title, by beating Alba Berlin, 67–44, in the 2010 Eurocup Finals and this allowed the club to come back to the top level EuroLeague, seven years after its first participation in the tournament. This time, Valencia reached the EuroLeague quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Real Madrid, the clubs third European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup title arrived on 7 May 2014, when Valencia beat UNICS Kazan in the double-legged finals. Valencia Basket plays its games at the 8,500 seat Fuente de San Luis arena. Set a club record or won an award while at the club. Played at least one international match for their national team at any time. To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career, since 2014, Valencia BC has a womens team. It was created after integrating the system of Ros Casares Valencia. In its first season, Valencia BC plays in Primera División, official website Valencia Basket at ACB.
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Real Madrid Baloncesto
Real Madrid Baloncesto is a Spanish professional basketball team that was founded in 1931, as a division of the Real Madrid C. F. multi sports club. They play domestically in the Liga ACB, and internationally in the EuroLeague, as successful as the Real Madrid athletic associations football club, the basketball team has been the most successful of its peers in both Spain and Europe. The Real Madrid squads have won a record 33 Spanish League championships and they have won a record 27 Spanish Cup titles, a record 9 EuroLeague Championships, and a record 4 Saporta Cups. Madrid has won a record 5 Intercontinental Cups, and they have won 3 Triple Crowns. Some of the star players over the years have included, Arvydas Sabonis, Dražen Petrović, Dražen Dalipagić, Mirza Delibašić, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Fernando Martín. Real Madrid has a basketball team that plays in the amateur level Spanish 4th-tier Liga EBA. Its early dominance in Spain has resulted in another cache of 33 domestic league and 27 cup trophies.
Madrid downed Milano the 1984 Cup Winners Cup on free throws by Brian Jackson, Madrid added a 1988 Korać Cup title against Cibona, and a 1992 Saporta Cup trophy against PAOK on a buzzer-beating jumper by Rickey Brown. It was not until Sabonis arrived in Madrid when Real won its last Euroleague title in 1995, Madrid still won the 1997 Saporta Cup title against Verona, but no more European trophies came in the next decade. Madrid still found success at home, winning Spanish League titles in 2000 and 2005 and it all changed in 2007 when Joan Plaza was promoted to head coach. Moreover, Madrid won the Spanish regular season and stayed strong in Palacio Vistalegre to lift its 30th league trophy, in Pablo Lasos era Real Madrid Baloncesto still found the success. New Spanish top tier players like Sergio Rodríguez and Rudy Fernández were acquired, ACB Rising Star winner Nikola Mirotić mixed with Sergio Llull and Felipe Reyes, to give Real Madrid a strong home grown core. The team gave Real Madrid Baloncesto 5 Copa del Reys,3 Spanish Super Cups,3 Liga ACBs,1 EuroLeague, on May 17,2015, after waiting 20 years to win another EuroLeague championship, Real Madrid won the 2015 Euroleague against Olympiacos.
Madrids Andrés Nocioni was named the Final Four MVP and this title was called La Novena. Following the EuroLeague title, the 2014–15 ACB season was won, because Real won the Cup and Supercup that season, it won its first Quadruble crown. On September 27,2015,34 years after their last FIBA Intercontinental Cup title, Real Madrid won their fifth FIBA Intercontinental Cup trophy, Sergio Llull was named MVP of this tournament. Fronton Fiesta Alegre, before the team played in not domed courts, colegio Maravillas, used for home games during the construction of the new pavilion. 3 Trofeo Teresa Herrera,1987,1989,1991,2 Trofeos Open de París, 1961/62, 1962/63
Louis Bullock, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. In 2011, Jon Diebler surpassed his career three point total for the Big Ten Conference record, from Maryland outside of Washington, D. C. Bullock first gained national attention at the now defunct Canterbury Preparatory School before transferring his senior year to Laurel Baptist. In 1995, he was named Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year and he was a McDonalds All-American and was widely considered one of the nations top 30 prospects for that year. He chose the University of Michigan over numerous other schools, including Florida and he would be second in Big Ten Conference history in three-point field goals with 339, including a school record 101 in 1996. He made 86. 9% of his free throws during his career and he held the school record for career minutes played until surpassed in 2012 by Zack Novak. Bullock was selected 42nd overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by the NBA club the Minnesota Timberwolves and he was signed by the Magic for the 1999 preseason, but he was waived before the regular season began and he never played in the NBA.
He has played in Europe every season since his graduation from college and he spent three seasons in the Italian League with Müller Verona and with Olimpia Milano. Bullock was the scorer of the Italian League in the 2001-02 season. He moved to the Spanish ACB League in 2002, playing three seasons with Unicaja Málaga, in the 2003-04 season, he led the Spanish League in total three-pointers made, making 95 in 34 games. In 2004, Bullock signed with Real Madrid, where he won the Spanish league national championship title in 2005, with the Madrid club he also won the 2007 Spanish league title and the 2007 ULEB Cup title. For the 2010-11 season he moved to CB Cajasol Sevilla where he signed a one-year contract. In April 2012 he signed with Asefa Estudiantes until the end of the season, euroleague. net Profile Draftexpress. com Profile Video Interview With Louis Bullock @ FIBA. com Louis Bullock NBA Draft Profile @ SportsIllustrated. cnn. com