Jo Jo White
Joseph Henry Jo Jo White is an American former professional basketball player. As an amateur, he played basketball at the University of Kansas, White was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. White was born in St. Louis, the son of a minister, the youngest of seven siblings, he started playing basketball at six and found sports to be a key platform for his community. As a child, he followed the St. Louis Hawks, White joined the team mid-season and enjoyed immediate success, entering the 1966 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament. They played dominantly but encountered a physical Texas Western squad, now known as University of Texas at El Paso, during the first overtime, White took and made a shot as the buzzer sounded, but he was ruled out of bounds by referee Rudy Marich. The team lost this thriller in the 2nd overtime to Texas Western who went on to win the championship, the game would go on to be featured in the 2006 film Glory Road about the 1966 Texas Western team.
White would become a leader of the team and made the consensus NCAA All-American Second Team in 1968 and 1969 and he graduated with a degree in physical education. After college, White played on the 1968 USA Olympic basketball team in Mexico City, the team was not expected to win the gold medal due to many future Basketball Hall of Fame players either declining to participate or not being chosen. The U. S. Olympic Basketball Committee limited four roster spots from the NCAA, the U. S. Mens team, led by White and Haywood unexpectedly went undefeated, beating Yugoslavia 65-50 in the title game. White described his reaction, Going into the Olympic Games we weren’t the overwhelming favorites to win the gold medal and we weren’t even considered the strongest team in the tournament. That billing went to the Russians, who was upset by Yugoslavia in the semifinals, but we were the more determined team, and I think thats what set us apart. This victory would prove to be the last in a streak of seven gold medals for the US Mens team.
After the Olympics, White was drafted in 1969 in the first round by the NBAs Boston Celtics, there was some reluctance during the time of the draft as White had a mandatory two-year military commitment. Then Boston general manager, Red Auerbach, was able to shorten Whites commitment, plus I was in excellent condition because of my military obligation, so I feel that this gave me an added advantage. White was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Reds, before White even reported to training camp, the Celtics center and player-coach Bill Russell announced his retirement and cut ties to the organization. Also, the teams long-time Shooting Guard Sam Jones would end his career, with the sudden departure of Russell and Jones, White would endure a rebuilding season where the franchise experienced their first losing season since 1950. White made the All-NBA rookie team during the 1970 season, the Celtics got back on track by drafting Dave Cowens, trading for Paul Silas, retaining veteran John Havlicek, and hiring of coach Tommy Heinsohn.
With White leading the attack from the point guard position, the returned to its winning ways in 1971
Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the town of Trinity in 1838. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, at time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father. Dukes campus spans over 8,600 acres on three campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. The main campus—designed largely by architect Julian Abele—incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot Duke Chapel at the campus center, the first-year-populated East Campus contains Georgian-style architecture, while the main Gothic-style West Campus 1.5 miles away is adjacent to the Medical Center. Duke is the seventh-wealthiest private university in America with $11.4 billion in cash, Dukes research expenditures in the 2015 fiscal year were $1.037 billion, the seventh largest in the nation. In 2014, Thomson Reuters named 32 of Dukes professors to its list of Highly Cited Researchers, Duke ranks fifth among national universities to have produced Rhodes, Truman and Udall Scholars.
Ten Nobel laureates and three Turing Award winners are affiliated with the university, Dukes sports teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the basketball team is renowned for having won five NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championships, most recently in 2015. Duke is consistently included among the best universities in the world by numerous university rankings, according to a Forbes study, Duke is ranked 11th among universities that have produced billionaires. Duke started in 1838 as Browns Schoolhouse, a subscription school founded in Randolph County in the present-day town of Trinity. Organized by the Union Institute Society, a group of Methodists and Quakers, the academy was renamed Normal College in 1851 and Trinity College in 1859 because of support from the Methodist Church. Carr donated land in 1892 for the original Durham campus, which is now known as East Campus, in 1924 Washington Dukes son, James B. Duke, established The Duke Endowment with a $40 million trust fund, income from the fund was to be distributed to hospitals, the Methodist Church, and four colleges.
Duke thought the change would come off as self-serving. Money from the endowment allowed the University to grow quickly, Dukes original campus, East Campus, was rebuilt from 1925 to 1927 with Georgian-style buildings. By 1930, the majority of the Collegiate Gothic-style buildings on the one mile west were completed. In 1878, Trinity awarded A. B. degrees to three sisters—Mary and Theresa Giles—who had studied both with private tutors and in classes with men. With the relocation of the college in 1892, the Board of Trustees voted to allow women to be formally admitted to classes as day students
New York Knicks
The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in New York City. The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association as a club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its games at Madison Square Garden, located in the borough of Manhattan. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City, the other is the Brooklyn Nets, along with the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of only two original NBA teams still located in its original city. The Knicks were successful during their years and were constant playoff contenders under the franchises first head coach Joe Lapchick. Beginning in 1950, the Knicks made three appearances in the NBA Finals, all of which were losing efforts. Lapchick resigned in 1956 and the team began to falter. It was not until the late 1960s when Red Holzman became head coach that the Knicks began to regain their former dominance, Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973.
The Knicks of the 1980s had mixed success that included six playoff appearances, the playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by future Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing, this era was marked by passionate rivalries with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat. During this time, they were known for playing tough defense under head coaches Pat Riley, during this era, the Knicks made two appearances in the NBA Finals, in 1994 and 1999, though they were unable to win an NBA championship. Since 2000, the Knicks have struggled to regain their former glory, in 2012–13, the franchise won its first division title in 19 years, but was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Indiana Pacers. According to a 2016 Forbes report, the Knicks were the most-valuable NBA franchise, in 1946, particularly college basketball, was a growing and increasingly profitable sport in New York City. Hockey was another sport at the time and generated considerable profits, however. Max Kase, a New York sportswriter, became the editor at the Boston American in the 1930s.
Kase developed the idea of a professional league to showcase college players upon their graduation. Brown, intrigued by the opportunity to attain additional income when the teams were not playing or on the road. Ned Irish, a college basketball promoter, retired sportswriter and president of Madison Square Garden, was in attendance, Kase originally planned to own and operate the New York franchise himself and approached Irish with a proposal to lease the Garden. Irish explained that the rules of the Arena Managers Association of America stated that Madison Square Garden was required to own any professional teams played in the arena
The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a team of the leagues Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its games at Philips Arena. The teams origins can be traced to the establishment of the Buffalo Bisons in 1946 in Buffalo, New York, after 38 days in Buffalo, the team moved to Moline, where they were renamed the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. In 1949, they joined the NBA as part of the merger between the NBL and the Basketball Association of America, and had Red Auerbach as coach briefly, in 1951, Kerner moved the team to Milwaukee, where they changed their name to the Hawks. Kerner and the team moved again in 1955 to St. Louis, the Hawks played the Boston Celtics in all four of their trips to the NBA Finals. The St. Louis Hawks moved to Atlanta in 1968, when Kerner sold the franchise to Thomas Cousins, the Hawks currently own the second-longest drought of not winning an NBA championship at 57 seasons.
The franchises lone NBA championship, as well as all four NBA Finals appearances, they went 48 years without advancing past the second round of the playoffs in any format, until finally breaking through in 2015. Much of the failure theyve experienced in the postseason can be traced back to their history in the NBA draft. Since 1980, the Hawks have drafted four players who have been chosen to play in an NBA All-Star Game. Dominique Wilkins was actually selected by the Utah Jazz and traded to the Hawks a few months after the draft, the origins of the Atlanta Hawks can be traced to the Buffalo Bisons franchise, which was founded in 1946. The Bisons were a member of the National Basketball League, the club was organized by the Erie County American Legion and was coached by Nat Hickey. Their first game – a 50–39 victory over the Syracuse Nationals – was played on November 8,1946, on the team was William Pop Gates, along with William Dolly King, was one of the first two African-American players in the NBL.
The team, which needed to draw 3,600 fans per game to break even struggled to draw 1,000 fans per game to the Auditorium. Upon relocation to Moline, the team was renamed the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, and played their games at Wharton Field House. The team featured guard/forward and coach Deanglo King, and was owned by Leo Ferris, Pop Gates remained on the Blackhawks roster, and finished second on the team in scoring behind future 1948 NBL MVP Don Otten. A Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member, Gates helped to integrate the league and become the first African-American coach in a sports league. In 1949 the Blackhawks became one of the National Basketball Associations 17 original teams after a merger of the 12-year-old NBL and they reached the playoffs in the NBAs inaugural year under the leadership of coach Red Auerbach
NBA Coach of the Year Award
The National Basketball Associations Coach of the Year is an annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1962–63 NBA season. The winner receives the Red Auerbach Trophy, which is named in honor of the coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA Championships from 1956 to 1966. The winner is selected at the end of regular season by a panel of sportswriters from the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first and third place selections. Each first-place vote is five points, each second-place vote is worth three points, and each third-place vote is worth one point. The person with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, since its inception, the award has been given to 40 different coaches. The most recent award winner is Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Don Nelson and Pat Riley have each won the award three times, while Hubie Brown, Bill Fitch, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Gene Shue have each won it twice.
No coach has won consecutive Coach of the Year awards, Riley is the only coach to be named Coach of the Year with three different franchises. Larry Bird is the recipient to have been named MVP as a player. Tom Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, and Lenny Wilkens are the recipients to have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as both player and coach. Johnny Kerr is the person to win the award with a losing record. Kerr was honored because he had guided the Bulls to the NBA Playoffs in their first season in the league, only five recipients coached the team that won the championship the same season, Red Auerbach, Red Holzman, Bill Sharman, Phil Jackson, and Gregg Popovich. Popovich is the only NBA Coach of the Year recipient to win the championship in the season twice. Assistant coach Luke Walton served as head coach for the other 43 games for the Warriors, receiving one second-place vote. National Basketball Association portal General Specific
The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association as a club of the leagues Western Conference Northwest Division. Since 1991, the team has played its games at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The franchise began play in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, a team based in New Orleans. The Jazz were one of the least successful teams in the league in their early years, although 10 seasons elapsed before the Jazz qualified for their first playoff appearance in 1984, they did not miss the playoffs again until 2004. During the late 1980s, John Stockton and Karl Malone arose as the players for the team. Both Stockton and Malone moved on in 2003, after missing the playoffs for three consecutive seasons the Jazz returned to prominence under the on-court leadership of point guard Deron Williams. However, partway through the 2010–11 NBA season, the Jazz began restructuring after Sloans retirement, the team has made the playoffs once since then, in 2012 under coach Tyrone Corbin.
Quin Snyder was hired as coach in June 2014. Valued in 2015 at $850 million by Forbes, the Jazz rank as the 20th most valuable franchise in the NBA ahead of the Indiana Pacers, on June 7,1974, the New Orleans Jazz were admitted as an expansion franchise into the National Basketball Association. Team officials selected the name because of its definition in the dictionary, the team began its inaugural season in New Orleans in the 1974–75 season. Maravich struggled with injuries from that season onward. Venue issues were a problem for the team while it was based in New Orleans. Later, they played games in the cavernous Louisiana Superdome, but things were no better, due to demand for the stadium, onerous lease terms. Years later, founding owner Sam Battistone claimed that there was no plan in case the Jazz ever qualified for the playoffs. The pick would have been the Jazzs had they not traded it to acquire Gail Goodrich two years earlier, despite being barely competitive, the Jazz drew well during their first five years.
However, by 1979 the franchise was sinking financially, barry Mendelson, the teams executive vice president for most of the early years, said one factor in the financial trouble was an 11 percent amusement tax, highest in the U. S. at the time. The team could not attract much local corporate support—an important factor even in those days—or local investors, Battistone concluded that the franchise could not be viable in New Orleans and decided to move elsewhere
The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the leagues nine years. The name is derived from the historic Kentucky colonels, the Colonels won the most games and had the highest winning percentage of any franchise in the leagues history, but the team did not join the NBA in the 1976 ABA–NBA merger. The downtown Louisville Convention Center was the Colonels original venue for the first three seasons before moving to Freedom Hall for the seasons, beginning with the 1970–71 schedule. The Kentucky Colonels were only one of two ABA teams, along with the Indiana Pacers, to play for the duration of the league without relocating, changing its team name or folding. The Colonels were the major league franchise in Kentucky since the Louisville Breckenridges left the National Football League in 1923. The Louisville-based Colonels started their time in the ABA as a colorful franchise, among the things they were known for was their mascot Ziggy, a prize-winning Brussels Griffon dog that was owned by original team owners Joe and Mamie Gregory.
Some fans of the Colonels believed Ziggy was the owner of the club. Ziggy went to meetings and had a front row seat for games. The dog was even part of the logo for their first seasons. They were equally famous for publicity stunts, their most famous coming in 1968 when Penny Ann Early, the teams performance on the court was understandably overshadowed. Perhaps it was deserved, as they were mostly an average team and they were among the best long range shooters of their time, and benefitted greatly from the ABAs three-point line. Carrier spent 5 seasons with the club, while Dampier was a Colonel for all of their years, the early color of their franchise began to wane during the 1970–71 season, when they signed another Wildcat star in All-American Dan Issel. They dropped the green uniforms in favor of a Blue. Issels signing helped the Colonels become well known as a basketball team. In spite of a record in the regular season, they made a serious run at the 1971 ABA championship. They fell just short and lost to the Utah Stars in 7 games and they proved to be even better in 1971, with the signing of ferocious big man Artis Gilmore.
Gilmores signing would help make the Colonels a legitimate powerhouse for years to come, the Colonels won 68 games in his rookie campaign under coach Joe Mullaney, their record turned out to be best in the leagues entire history. Yet, in the playoffs, they were upset by the New York Nets in the first round, Kentucky recovered and made another championship run during the 1972–73 playoffs, but lost a physical series to the Indiana Pacers in 7 games,4 games to 3
The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The date of the first formal basketball game played at the Springfield YMCA Training School under Naismiths rules is generally given as December 21,1891, Basketball began to spread to college campuses by 1893. Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes. The first basketball games in the United States were played at YMCAs in 1891 and 1892, by 1893, the game was being played on college campuses. The original rules for basketball were very different from todays modern rules of the sport, in the beginning James Naismith established 13 original rules, The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist, a player cannot run with the ball.
The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, the ball must be held by the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it, no shouldering, pushing, striking, or tripping in any way of an opponent is allowed. A foul will be called when a player is seen striking at the ball with the fist, or when violations of rules 3 and 4, if either side makes three consecutive fouls it shall count as a goal for the opponents. A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there, if the ball rests on the edges, and the opponent moves the basket, it shall count as a goal. When the ball out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field. In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field, the thrower-in is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent, if any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them. The umpire shall be the judge of the men and shall note the fouls and he shall have power to disqualify men according to rule 5.
The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, to side it belongs. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the goals, the time shall be two fifteen-minute halves, with five minutes rest between. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner, the following is a list of some of the major NCAA Basketball rule changes with the year they went into effect. The first known college to field a team against an outside opponent was Vanderbilt University
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Fair Lawn is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, and a suburban municipality in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Fair Lawn was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6,1924, as Fairlawn, the name was taken from Fairlawn, David Ackers estate home, that was built in 1865 and became the Fair Lawn Municipal Building. In 1933, the spelling of the boroughs name was split into its present two-word form as Fair Lawn Borough. Radburn, one of the first planned communities in the United States, is a community located within Fair Lawn and was founded in 1929 as a town for the motor age. Fair Lawn is home to a number of commuters to New York City. Fair Lawns motto is A great place to visit and a place to live. Fair Lawn has been rated as one of the top 10 best places to live in New Jersey, according to Nerdwallet, Fair Lawn witnessed a 5. 3% increase in its working-age population between 2009 and 2011. The new colonists turned the region, part of the New Barbadoes Township, into five large farm lots, conjoined by two main roads - Paramus and Saddle River - and named it slooterdam.
In the 1800s, these five lots became nine smaller lots, Berdan Avenue, a new road located near five Berdan family farms, was soon added and Victorian homes were built alongside it and in nearby areas. The grandest of the estates, perched atop a hill by Small Lots Road was David Ackers estate Fairlawn, the development of this section was catalyzed by the establishment of a post office, a railroad station, and a trolley to the Hudson River. As such, a movement to separate from Saddle River Township was born, Fair Lawn residents petitioned to the state, asking to incorporate as an independent borough, and in April 1924, the borough of Fair Lawn was voted into existence. V. H. The hills of Wyckoff are visible from much of the portion of Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn is a collection of diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character. This neighborhood is home to the boroughs highest concentration of Asian Americans, Broadway District contains the major commercial thoroughfare of Broadway and houses the Broadway District commuter stop for NJ Transits Bergen County Line train.
The Broadway District is mainly a shopping district as it contains many stores, hobby centers, not only is it the largest stretch of stores within Fair Lawn, it houses one of the highest densities of nail and beauty salons in the United States. Broadway hosts the route of local Paterson-New York Spanish Company mini buses, known locally as guaguas, as an alternative for commuters to. It is not only the district within the Borough that gives access to the guaguas but is one of only a handful of Bergen-Passaic-Hudson districts that even offers this service. Central Fair Lawn is bounded by Morlot and Fair Lawn Avenues on the south and north, respectively, by River Road on the west, and Route 208 on the east and northeast
Fair Lawn High School
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,465 students and 112.8 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0,1. There were 132 students eligible for free lunch and 56 eligible for reduced-cost lunch, in its 2013 report on Americas Best High Schools The Daily Beast ranked the school 876th in the nation among participating public high schools and 66th among schools in New Jersey. In 2012, Newsweek ranked FLHS in the top 4% of high schools in the based on how hard schools challenge their students with Advanced Placement. In the 2011 Ranking Americas High Schools issue by The Washington Post, in Newsweeks May 22,2007 issue, ranking the countrys top high schools, Fair Lawn High School was listed in 808th place, the 19th-highest ranked school in New Jersey. The school had been ranked 65th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, the magazine ranked the school 81st in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 62nd in the magazines September 2006 issue, the school musical is regularly nominated for both the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards as well as Helen Hayes Metropolitan High School Theatre Awards.
In 2008, the Fair Lawn High School Destination Imagination team won the New Jersey Affiliate Finals for the first time in school history, the team competed in the Obstacles, Of Course Challenge. The school offers classes of various levels, including an extensive Advanced Placement program. Students consistently perform above the average on the High School Proficiency Assessment. Mandarin Chinese language instruction was introduced in 2007 in the Fair Lawn Public Schools district, Fair Lawn High School has an active extracurricular program encompassing diverse interests. The school has a musical theater program, as well as shows performed by the Masques, the Boptones. The Fair Lawn High School musical won a Rising Star Award for Best overall production in 2004 for their production of Company, in 2009, the school received the Metropolitan High School Theatre Award for their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The color guard placed fourth, the team finished third overall in Group IV with a score of 94.225.
Both Junior and Senior Math Leagues do well in state and national competitions, the Senior Math League, previously under Irene Steins command, swept the Bergen County Math League earning the first and third place individual scores in 1999-2000. Other successful teams include, the Chemistry League, Academic Decathlon, Debate Team, another club in the school is Future Business Leaders of America. Many students represent Fair Lawn High School at conferences around the nation every year, Fair Lawn High School is known to be a strong FBLA chapter and students run for NJ FBLA state office consistently. The Model United Nations delegation of Fair Lawn High School is one of the top delegations in New Jersey, unlike other clubs, Model UN is solely funded through the delegates. The Student Government is a part of all student activities and is at the base of many school-sponsored events
1955 NBA draft
The 1955 NBA draft was the ninth annual draft of the National Basketball Association. The draft was held on April 13,1955, before the 1955–56 season, in this draft, eight remaining NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The Milwaukee Hawks participated in the draft, but relocated to St. Louis, the draft consisted of 15 rounds comprising 96 players selected. Dick Ricketts from Duquesne University was selected first overall by the Milwaukee Hawks, second pick of the draft, Maurice Stokes from Saint Francis University won the Rookie of the Year Award. Dick Garmaker and Tom Gola were selected before the draft as Minneapolis Lakers, three players from this draft, Maurice Stokes, Tom Gola, and Jack Twyman, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jones, who was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers in the rounds, has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. In the 1956 draft, he was selected in the round by the Boston Celtics.
The following list includes draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game. General Specific NBA. com NBA. com, NBA Draft History