University of Idaho
The University of Idaho is the U. S. is based in Moscow. It is the state's primary research university; the University of Idaho was the state's sole university for 71 years, until 1963, its College of Law, established in 1909, was first accredited by the American Bar Association in 1925. Formed by the territorial legislature on January 30, 1889, the university opened its doors in 1892 on October 3, with an initial class of 40 students; the first graduating class in 1896 contained two women. It has an enrollment exceeding 12,000, with over 11,000 on the Moscow campus; the university offers 142 degree programs, from accountancy to wildlife resources, including bachelor's, master's, specialists' degrees. Certificates of completion are offered in 30 areas of study. At 25% and 53%, its 4 and 6 year graduation rates are the highest of any public university in Idaho, it generates 74 percent of all research money in the state, with research expenditures of $100 million in 2010 alone; as a land-grant university and the primary research university in the state, UI has the largest campus in the state at 1,585 acres, in the rolling hills of the Palouse region at an elevation of 2,600 feet above sea level.
The school is home to the Idaho Vandals. In addition to the main campus in Moscow, the UI has branch campuses in Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, it operates a research park in Post Falls and dozens of extension offices statewide. According to the UI Facts Books, the Moscow campus is an 1,585 acres including 253 buildings with a replacement value of $812 million, 10 miles, 49 acres of parking lots, 1.22 miles of bike paths, 22 computer labs, an 18-hole golf course on 150 acres, 80 acres of arboreta, 860 acres of farms. The east-facing Administration Building, with its 80-foot clock tower and Collegiate Gothic-style structure, was built from 1907–09 and has become an icon of the university; the building holds classrooms, an auditorium, administrative offices, including the offices of the President and Provost. Multiple expansions were made, with the north wing added in 1912, the south wing in 1916, the functional annex in 1950, incorporated into the Albertson addition of 2002; the UI library was housed in the Administration building until 1957, when the Library building was completed.
The original Administration building, with a single tall spire reaching to 163 feet, was constructed through the decade of the 1890s and finished in 1899. It was reduced to embers on March 30, 1906; the cause of the fire, which began in the basement, was never determined, but was accidental. After the fire, there was debate whether to start from scratch; the original building's steps were saved and climb the small hill southeast of the south wing. In the meantime, classes were held at sites in Moscow. Insurance policies paid $135,000. To appease the state legislature, the UI Regents decided to build Morrill Hall first, use it for classrooms, finance the new Administration building over three years; the new Administration building was designed by prominent Boise architect John E. Tourtellotte, he designed the state's Roman Revival capitol building in Boise and other buildings, both public and private. Tourtellotte modeled the new UI structure after the venerable Hampton Court Palace in England, construction began in 1907.
The 1909 Administration building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, at age 69. Two years out of office, former U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt spoke outside the main east entrance of the new building on April 9, 1911, on a platform built of Palouse wheat. "Hello Walk" traveled pathways on the Idaho campus. But more than being surrounded by trees and grass, it navigates through a rich history of statues and traditions, it includes monuments such as Presidential Grove, where historical figures, such as Teddy Roosevelt and his wife, planted trees. Hello Walk is still used, but the hellos that used to be mandatory are now not vocalized to strangers; the Idaho Commons, completed in 2000, is the heart of campus and contains a food court, copy center and coffee shop, Credit Union, convenience store. Additionally, there is study space, wireless internet, laptop checkout, many student services such as the offices of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, Academics Assistance, the University of Idaho Writing Center, Student Support.
With the completion of the Teaching and Learning Center at the beginning of the fall semester of 2005, the second phase, the Commons gained classrooms and completed the vision of a common area where students could learn, study and get university services all in one place. The Bruce M. Pitman Center known as the Student Union Building, houses Financial Aid, New Student Services, the Registrar's Office, the office of the Graduate & Professional Student Association and student meeting rooms. There is wireless access, laptops available for che
The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D. C; the Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at the Capital One Arena, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D. C; the franchise was established in 1961 as the Chicago Packers based in Chicago and were renamed to Chicago Zephyrs the following season. In 1963, they relocated to Baltimore and became the Baltimore Bullets, taking the name from a previous team of the same name. In 1973, the team changed its name to the Capital Bullets to reflect their move to the Washington metropolitan area, to Washington Bullets in the following season. In 1997, they rebranded themselves as the Wizards; the Wizards have appeared in four NBA Finals, won in 1978. They have had a total of 28 playoff appearances, won four conference titles, seven division titles, their best season came in 1975 with a record of 60–22.
Wes Unseld is the only player in franchise history to become the MVP, win the Finals MVP award. Four players have won the Rookie of the Year award; the team now known as the Wizards began playing as the Chicago Packers in 1961, as the first modern expansion team in NBA history, an expansion prompted by Abe Saperstein's American Basketball League. Rookie Walt Bellamy was the team's star, averaging 31.6 points per game, 19.0 rebounds per game, leading the NBA in field goal percentage. During the All-Star game, Bellamy represented the team while scoring 23 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Bellamy was named the league Rookie of the Year, but the team finished with the NBA's worst record at 18-62; the team's original nickname was a nod to Chicago's meatpacking industry. However, it was unpopular since it was the same nickname used by the NFL's Green Bay Packers, bitter rivals of the Chicago Bears. After only one year, the organization changed its name to the Chicago Zephyrs and played its home games at the Chicago Coliseum.
Their only season as the Zephyrs boasted former Purdue star Terry Dischinger, who went on to win Rookie of the Year honors. In 1963 the franchise moved to Baltimore and became the Baltimore Bullets, taking their name from a 1940s–'50s Baltimore Bullets BAA/NBA franchise and playing home games at the Baltimore Civic Center. In their first year in Baltimore, the Bullets finished fourth in a five–team Western Division. Prior to the 1964–65 NBA season the Bullets pulled off a blockbuster trade, sending Dischinger, Rod Thorn and Don Kojis to the Detroit Pistons for Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry and Wali Jones; the trade worked out well. He helped. In the 1965 NBA Playoffs, the Bullets stunned the St. Louis Hawks 3–1, advanced to the Western Conference finals. In the finals, Baltimore managed to split the first four games with the Los Angeles Lakers before losing the series 4–2. In the late 1960s, the Bullets drafted two future Hall of Fame members: Earl Monroe, in the 1967 draft, number two overall, Wes Unseld, in the 1968 draft number two overall.
The team improved from 36 wins the previous season to 57 in the 1968–69 season, Unseld received both the rookie of the year and MVP awards. The Bullets reached the playoffs with high expectations to go far, but they were eliminated by the New York Knicks in the first round; the next season the two teams met again in the first round, although this one went to seven games, the Knicks emerged victorious again. In the 1970–71 season, the 42–40 Bullets again met the 1970–71 Knicks, this time though in the Eastern Conference finals. With the Knicks team captain Willis Reed injured in the finals, the injury-free Bullets took advantage of his absence, in game seven, at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Bullets' Gus Johnson made a critical basket late in the game to lift the Bullets over the Knicks 93–91 and advance to their first NBA Finals, they were swept in four games by the powerful Milwaukee Bucks led by future Hall of Fame members Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. After the trades of Earl Monroe and Gus Johnson, the Bullets remained a playoff contender throughout the 1970s.
Following a less than spectacular 1971–72 season, Baltimore acquired Elvin Hayes from the Houston Rockets and drafted Kevin Porter in the third round, out of St. Francis in Pennsylvania. After a slow start in 1972–73, Baltimore made their charge in December, posting a 10–4 record on the way to capturing the Central Division title for the third straight year; the Bullets again faced the Knicks in the 1973 NBA Playoffs, losing for the fourth time in five series against New York. In February 1973, the team announced its pending move 30 miles southwest to the Capital Centre in Landover, a Washington, D. C. suburb, became the Capital Bullets. After that 1973–74 season, they changed their name to the Washington Bullets. During November 1973, while waiting for the completion of their new arena in Landover, the Bullets played their home games at Cole Field House on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park; the Capital Centre opened on December 2, 1973, with the Bullets defeating the SuperSonic
Grambling State University
Grambling State University is a black public university in Grambling, Louisiana. The university is home of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum and is listed on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail; the university is a member-school of the University of Louisiana System and Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Grambling State's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are known as the Grambling State Tigers; the university is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Grambling State was founded in 1901 and accredited in 1949; the school became Grambling College in 1946, named after Judson H. Grambling, a white sawmill owner who donated a parcel of land for construction of the school. Grambling State University developed from the desire of African-American farmers in rural north Louisiana who wanted to educate other African Americans in the northern part of the state. In 1896, the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association led by Lafayette Richmond was formed to organize and operate a school.
After opening a small school west of what is now the town of Grambling, the Association requested assistance from Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Charles P. Adams, sent to aid the group in organizing an industrial school, became its founder and first president. Under Adams' leadership, the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School opened on November 1, 1901. Four years the school moved to its present location and was renamed as the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, the school was able to offer two-year professional certificates and diplomas after becoming a state junior college; the school was renamed Industrial Institute. In 1936, the program was reorganized to emphasize rural education, it became known as "The Louisiana Plan" or "A Venture in Rural Teacher Education." Professional teaching certificates were awarded when a third year was added in 1936, the first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944 in elementary education. The institution's name was changed to Grambling College in 1946 in honor of a white sawmill owner, P.
G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school. Thereafter, the college prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business. With these programs in effect, the school was transformed from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multi-purpose college. In 1949, the college was accredited by the Southern Association of Schools; the Grambling science building is one of twenty-six public structures in Louisiana constructed by prominent contractor George A. Caldwell, who completed major public buildings throughout the state. In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education qualified the school as a university. From 1977 to 2000, the university prospered. Several new academic programs were incorporated. New facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium support facility, an intramural sports center.
State Representative George B. Holstead of Ruston, whose grandfather had been instrumental in the founding of Louisiana Tech, worked to increase state appropriations for both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University during his legislative tenure from 1964-1980. On December 7, 2010, the Grambling State University Historic District, an area comprising 16 buildings dating from 1939 to 1960, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Following the first President Charles P. Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones became the second president and the successful baseball coach from 1936 until his retirement in 1977. Five presidents served from 1977 to 2001: Dr. Joseph Benjamin Johnson, Dr. Harold W. Lundy, Dr. Raymond Hicks, Dr. Leonard Haynes III, Dr. Steve A. Favors. Dr. Neari Francois Warner was selected as the university's first female president, when she served a three-year interim term. Dr. Horace Judson, who became the institution's seventh president in 2004, led the most ambitious 5-year campaign to rebuild the institution's facilities.
He retired at the end of October 2009. That year Dr. Frank Pogue started as the institution's eighth president. On April 4, 2014, Pogue announced his retirement effective June 30, 2014. Dr. Cynthia S. Warrick became Grambling's second female president, serving a one-year interim term starting on July 1, 2014 and ending on July 1, 2015; the current and tenth president is GSU alumnus Richard J. Gallot, Jr. Esq. Grambling State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the following four colleges: College of Art & Sciences College of Business College of Educational and Graduate Studies College of Professional StudiesIn addition, there is the Earl Lester Cole Honors College available for high-achieving undergraduate students seeking a more unique academic experience. An Army ROTC program is available for undergraduate students interested in a college curriculum with a military foundation. Grambling State offers a doctoral degree in Developmental Education through the College of Educational and Graduate Studies.
Grambling State is accredited by 18 separate accrediting associations, a member in good standing in 20 organizations and is 100% accredited in all of the programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The Grambling Tigers represent Grambling State University in NCAA intercollegiate athletics. Grambling's sports teams participate in NCAA Division I in the Southwestern Athletic Conference; the Grambling State University Department of Athletics sponsors Men's Intercollegiate football, along with men's and w
The Idaho Vandals are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing the University of Idaho, located in Moscow. The Vandals compete at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Big Sky Conference; the football team was an independent for the 2013 season due to a major wave of departures from the WAC that left just two football-playing schools. In July 2014, Idaho returned its football team to the Sun Belt Conference and the other sports rejoined the Big Sky Conference; the university's official colors are gold, honoring the state's mining tradition. Because these metallic colors in tandem are not visually complementary for athletic uniforms and gold are the prevalent colors for the athletic teams, with an occasional use of silver, similar to Colorado, whose official colors are silver and gold; when Idaho moved out of the Big Sky to the Big West in 1996, the yellow "Green Bay" gold was changed to metallic "Vegas" gold. Yellow gold and black were the colors used by most of the varsity teams from 1978 to 1996, initiated by first-year head football coach Jerry Davitch's new uniforms for 1978.
On April 27, 2016, it was reported that the Vandals would become the first football program to voluntarily drop from the FBS level to the FCS level, beginning in 2018. All previous programs to have moved from FBS to FCS level did so because the NCAA downgraded either the individual programs or their conferences. From 1922 through spring 1959, Idaho competed with the original eight schools of the Pac-12 as a member of the Pacific Coast Conference; the PCC disbanded in the spring of 1959 and Idaho competed as an independent for four years. The Big Sky Conference was founded in 1963 and Idaho became a charter member, though it did not play a conference schedule in football until 1965. From 1963–77, the Big Sky Conference was a "college division" for football. Idaho maintained its "university division" status, with its additional football scholarships, by playing a non-conference schedule of Division I teams. An exception came in August 1967, when the football program was involuntarily dropped to the college division for two seasons.
Idaho was elevated back to university status in July 1969 and continued as Division I when the three numbered divisions were formed in 1973. Five seasons in 1978, the Vandals were dropped to the new Division I-AA, as the Big Sky moved up from Division II. In 1996, Idaho joined the Big West Conference in order to move to Division I-A after 18 years in I-AA; the Big West discontinued football after the 2000 season, so Idaho became a "football-only" affiliate member of the Sun Belt Conference for four seasons. The Vandals joined the Western Athletic Conference in July 2005. After nine years, Idaho left the Western Athletic Conference in July 2014, following a large defection of members to other conferences; the WAC dropped football after the 2012 season, as only two members with football programs remained and New Mexico State. The Vandal football team was an independent for the 2013 season, rejoined the Sun Belt Conference as an affiliate member in 2014, after a decade-long departure; the other sports shifted back to the Big Sky Conference.
The Sun Belt Conference announced on March 1, 2016, that the affiliation agreement with Idaho and New Mexico State would not be extended past the 2017 season. In 2018, the Vandals will become the first football program to voluntarily drop from the FBS level to the FCS level, as the football program will rejoin the Big Sky Conference. Olympians Dan O'Brien, a hurdler on the UI track team in the late 1980s, won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, as well as multiple world championships. From Klamath Falls, Oregon, he received his bachelor's degree in 1993, the outdoor track and field stadium where O'Brien trained for these world titles was named for him in September 1996. Joachim Olsen of Denmark, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the shot put, competed for the Vandals from 1999–2003, winning the NCAA outdoor championship in 2000, he was a 10-time All-American and never finished worse than third in the shot put in eight career NCAA indoor and outdoor appearances.
Angela Whyte of Canada was a four-time NCAA All-American and five-time Big West champion at Idaho, where she helped lead the women's team to 2001 and 2003 Big West team championships. She earned Big West Female Athlete of the Year honors in 2001 and Big West Female Track Athlete of the Year honors in 2003, she was 2008 Olympic track teams. Hec Edmundson attended the UI's prep school. A 1910 graduate of the UI, he was the state's first Olympian, in 1912 at Stockholm. Edmundson finished seventh in sixth in the 400 meters, he coached the Vandal basketball team moved to Seattle to coach the Washington Huskies in basketball and track. The UW Pavilion was named for him in 1948, known locally since as "Hec Ed." Both Idaho and Boise State discontinued baseball after the 1980 season. Idaho State dropped its program six years earlier in 1974, when the Big Sky stopped sponsorship of baseball and four other sports. Under head coach "Limehouse Lou" August, the Vandals won the NCAA boxing championship in 1940 and 1941, shared another national title with Gonzaga in 1950 under head coach Frank Young.
Due to budget reasons, the program was dropped 65 years ago in June 1954. Collegiate boxing fell from favor in the 1950s as more schools dropped their teams; the NCAA ended i
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U. S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras; the historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States, it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II.
The city's location and flat elevation have made it vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city. New Orleans was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city, thousands of deaths, so much displacement because of damaged communities and lost housing as to cause a population decline of over 50%. Since Katrina, major redevelopment efforts have led to a rebound in the city's population. Concerns about gentrification, new residents buying property in closely knit communities, displacement of longtime residents have been expressed; the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. As of 2017, Orleans Parish is the third most-populous parish in Louisiana, behind East Baton Rouge Parish and neighboring Jefferson Parish; the city and parish are bounded by St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain to the north, St. Bernard Parish and Lake Borgne to the east, Plaquemines Parish to the south, Jefferson Parish to the south and west.
The city anchors the larger New Orleans metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,275,762 in 2017. It is the most populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and the 46th-most populated MSA in the United States; the city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723. It has many illustrative nicknames: Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city; the Big Easy was a reference by musicians in the early 20th century to the relative ease of finding work there. It may have originated in the Prohibition era, when the city was considered one big speakeasy due to the government's inability to control alcohol sales, in open violation of the 18th Amendment; the City that Care Forgot has been used since at least 1938, refers to the outwardly easy-going, carefree nature of the residents. La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in the Spring of 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.
It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans; the French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris, following France's defeat by Great Britain in the Seven Years' War. During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels, transporting military equipment and supplies up the Mississippi River. Beginning in the 1760s, Filipinos began to settle around New Orleans. Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez launched a southern campaign against the British from the city in 1779. Nueva Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1803, when it reverted to French rule. Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré dates from the Spanish period, notably excepting the Old Ursuline Convent. Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew with influxes of Americans, French and Africans.
Immigrants were Irish, Germans and Italians. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on nearby large plantations. Thousands of refugees from the 1804 Haitian Revolution, both whites and free people of color, arrived in New Orleans. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out additional free black people, the French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population; as more refugees were allowed into the Territory of Orleans, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba arrived. Many of the white Francophones had been deported by officials in Cuba in retaliation for Bonapartist schemes. Nearly 90 percent of these immigrants settled in New Orleans; the 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites, 3,102 free people of color, 3,226 slaves of African descent, doubling the city's population. The city became a greater proportion than Charleston, South Carolina's 53 percent. During the final campaign of the War of 1812, the British sent a force of 11,000 in a
1980 NBA draft
The 1980 NBA draft was the 34th annual draft of the National Basketball Association. The draft was held on June 10, 1980, before the 1980–81 season. In this draft, 23 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip; the Boston Celtics, who obtained the Detroit Pistons' first-round pick in a trade, won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Utah Jazz were awarded the second pick. The Celtics traded the first pick to the Golden State Warriors before the draft; the remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. An expansion franchise, the Dallas Mavericks, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the eleventh pick in each round. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was automatically eligible for selection.
Before the draft, five college underclassmen announced that they would leave college early and would be eligible for selection. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 214 players; this draft has the distinction of being the first NBA Draft. Joe Barry Carroll from Purdue University was selected first overall by the Golden State Warriors. Darrell Griffith from the University of Louisville was selected second by the Utah Jazz, he went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season. Kevin McHale from the University of Minnesota was selected third by the Boston Celtics. McHale won three NBA championships, he won two consecutive Sixth Man of the Year Award and was selected to one All-NBA Team, seven All Star Games and six All-Defensive Teams. For his achievements, he has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. McHale was named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996. Carroll, 8th pick Andrew Toney, 11th pick Kiki Vandeweghe and 25th pick Jeff Ruland are the only other players from this draft, selected to an All-Star Game.
Nine players drafted went on to have a coaching career in the NBA. Kevin McHale served as the interim head coach for the Timberwolves in 2005 and in the 2008–2009 season before working as head coach of the Houston Rockets for four and a half seasons. Mike Woodson, the 12th pick, coached the Atlanta Hawks for six seasons. Larry Drew, the 17th pick, worked as Woodson's assistant before he was promoted to the head coaching position in 2010. Bill Hanzlik, the 20th pick, coached the Denver Nuggets in the 1997–1998 season, compiling an 11–71 record, the worst full-season record for a rookie coach in NBA history. Butch Carter, the 37th pick, coached the Toronto Raptors for two and a half seasons. Terry Stotts, the 38th pick, coached both the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks for two seasons, is the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. Kurt Rambis, the 58th pick, who played nine years for the Los Angeles Lakers, served as the team's interim head coach in 1999. After working as the Lakers assistant coach for seven years, Rambis received his first permanent head coaching position with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009.
Two other players, Kiki Vandeweghe and Kenny Natt, had brief spells as interim head coaches in the NBA, each of which lasted less than one season. Woodson would go on to be the first person in NBA history to become head coach of the team that drafted him when he took over as head coach of the New York Knicks on an interim basis in March 2012; the following list includes other draft picks. The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft. A 1 2 The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the draft rights to fourth pick Kelvin Ransey and a 1981 first-round pick from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to tenth pick Ronnie Lester and a 1981 first-round pick. B The Washington Bullets acquired the draft rights to 25th pick Jeff Ruland from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a 1981 second-round pick. Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of picks between the teams. A 1 2 3 On June 9, 1980, the Golden State Warriors acquired the first and the thirteenth pick from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Robert Parish and the third pick.
The Celtics acquired two first-round picks on September 6, 1979, from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Bob McAdoo. This trade was arranged as compensation when the Celtics signed M. L. Carr on July 24, 1979; the Pistons acquired 1980 and 1982 first-round picks on July 12, 1979, from the Washington Bullets as compensation for the signing of Kevin Porter as a free agent. The Warriors used the picks to draft Rickey Brown; the Celtics used the pick to draft Kevin McHale. B On February 8, 1980, the New Jersey Nets acquired Maurice Lucas, 1980 and 1981 first-round picks from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Calvin Natt; the Blazers acquired Kermit Washington, Kevin Kunnert and the pick on May 13, 1979, from the San Diego Clippers as compensation for the signing of Bill Walton as a free agent. The Nets used the pick to draft Mike Gminski. C On November 2, 1976, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a first-round pick from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Mel Bennett; the 76ers used the pick to draft Andrew Toney.
D On September 21, 1979, the San Diego Clippers acquired a first-round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Randy Smith. The Clippers used the pick to draft Michael Brooks. E On July 16, 1979, the Washington Bullets acqui
Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent 14 years playing in the NBA, most notably with the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City–Omaha Kings and Boston Celtics. In 1991, he was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Archibald was an adequate shooter from midrange. However, it was his quickness and speed and shiftiness that made him difficult to guard in the open court, as he would drive past defenders on his way to the basket. Archibald, a playground legend while growing up in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in the South Bronx, of New York City, played high school basketball for only one-and-a-half seasons, was cut from the varsity squad at DeWitt Clinton High School as a sophomore, he returned to the team as a junior. During his time without basketball, Archibald flirted with dropping out of school after having been truant in past years, but with the help of two mentors, Floyd Layne and Pablo Robertson, Archibald turned it around.
Robertson, a former standout at Loyola of Chicago and a Harlem, New York playground impresario, had seen the gifted, mercurial Archibald in action on the playgrounds and convinced the young man's high school coach to re-instate him on the squad. Despite playing only in blowouts as a junior, the shy, quiet teen managed to blossom into a high-school star, being named team captain and an All-City selection in 1966. Off the court, Archibald began to attend school and worked to improve his poor academic standing, which deterred most colleges from offering him a scholarship. To improve his chances of playing major college basketball, Archibald enrolled at Arizona Western College, transferring to the University of Texas at El Paso the following year, he had three standout seasons at El Paso, from 1967 to 1970 under Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins. Archibald was selected in the second round of the 1970 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals, he was drafted by the Texas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association.
In 1972–73 season, Archibald led the NBA in scoring and assists, becoming the only player to win the titles in both categories in the same season. His scoring average of 34.0 points per game broke the NBA record for a guard. His 910 assists that season was an NBA record at the time, breaking Guy Rodgers' mark of 908, he was named the Sporting News NBA MVP that season. Archibald played for the Kansas City Kings from 1970 to 1976. Although he was the Kings' most popular player, he was traded to the New York Nets for two draft picks and two players in 1976. Injured for much of the 1976–77 season, he was traded by the Nets to the Buffalo Braves before the 1977–78 season. Archibald never played a regular-season game for the Braves. Buffalo traded him to the Boston Celtics as part of a 7-player deal before the start of the next season, his career at the Celtics started poorly. He showed up 20 pounds overweight. However, he adjusted and helped guide the Celtics to the best record in the NBA for three consecutive years.
Archibald won his first and only NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in the 1980–81 season alongside young NBA star Larry Bird. Archibald was an All-NBA First Team selection three times and an All-NBA Second Team selection two times. A seven-time NBA All-Star Game selection, he was named the 1981 NBA All-Star Game MVP. Archibald led the NBA in free throws made three times and free throw attempts twice, he competed in 876 professional games, scored 16,841 points, dished out 6,476 assists. He was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time team. Nate Archibald was inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991, he completed his bachelor's degree from University of Texas-El Paso by going back for three consecutive summers just prior to finishing his NBA career. He taught in the New York City school system and attended night school at Fordham University, he received a master's degree from Fordham University in 1990 and a professional diploma in supervision and administration in 1994.
He began long-distance correspondence work toward a doctorate from California Coast University in 2000 but ceased his studies because of "his lack of funds and the motivation to complete a long-distance correspondence curriculum." He has stated his hope to complete the degree in the future at Fordham. Archibald was an assistant coach, spending one season in the University of Georgia and two with Texas-El Paso, he has coached the New Jersey Jammers of the USBL and in a Boston recreational league. Archibald coached in the National Basketball Development League in 2001, he resigned a year to take a position with the NBA's community relations department. Archibald was named the head coach for the Long Beach Jam in 2004 in the revived ABA, but he would resign from his position on January 17, 2005 during their second and final season in the ABA. List of National Basketball Association career free throw scoring leaders List of National Basketball Association career assists leaders List of individual National Basketball Association scoring leaders by season List of National Basketball Association annual assists leaders List of National Basketball Association players with most assists in a game List of National Basketball Association annual minutes leaders David L. Porter, ed..
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