2000 NBA draft
The 2000 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2000 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It was the last draft held at the home arena of an NBA team until 2011; as of 2019, it is the last NBA draft where a college senior would be selected as the top selection of the draft. The 2000 draft is considered one of the worst in NBA history. To date, only top pick Kenyon Martin, first-rounder Jamaal Magloire, second-rounder Michael Redd have played in the NBA All-Star Game. In addition, only one player made an All-NBA Team. Sports Illustrated named this entire draft class the 6th biggest bust of the modern era – making it the only draft class among the site's top 20 list. Just before the 2009 draft, ESPN.com columnist David Schoenfield wrote a piece in which he rated all of the drafts since the institution of the draft lottery in 1985, the only draft which he gave the lowest possible grade of "F" was the 2000 draft. Using the WARP metric, the 2000 NBA draft class collectively produced at a rate of 17.3 wins worse than a group of "average replacement players" making 2000 the only draft class in NBA history to leave the NBA talent pool worse off than it had been prior to the given year's rookie draft.
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San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division; the team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship; the franchise has won NBA championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014. As of May 2015, the Spurs had the highest winning percentage among active NBA franchises; as of April 2019, the Spurs have won 22 division titles since joining the NBA and have only missed the playoffs four times. From 1999–2000 to 2016–17, the Spurs won 50 games each season, setting a record of 18 consecutive 50-win seasons. In the 2018–19 season, the Spurs matched an NBA record for most consecutive playoff appearances with 22; the team's recent success coincides with the tenure of current head coach Gregg Popovich, who has coached the team since 1996.
The Spurs are the city's only team in any of the four major U. S. professional sports leagues and the only major-league team in the city's history to have lasted more than five years. Spurs players are active members of the San Antonio community, many former Spurs are still active in San Antonio including David Robinson with the Carver Academy and George Gervin with the George Gervin Youth Center; the Spurs set several NBA attendance records while playing at the Alamodome including the largest crowd for an NBA Finals game in 1999, the Spurs continue to sell out the smaller AT&T Center on a regular basis. Since 2003, the team has been forced on an extended road trip for much of February since the AT&T Center hosts the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; this is informally known as the "Rodeo Road Trip". The Spurs have posted winning road records during this period, including an NBA-record longest single road trip winning streak; when the Spurs have won the NBA title, the team's victory parades have been boat trips on the San Antonio River Walk.
The San Antonio Spurs started out as the Dallas Chaparrals of the original version of the American Basketball Association. Coached by player/coach Cliff Hagan the Dallas Chaparrals were one of 11 teams to take the floor in the inaugural season of the upstart ABA; the Chaps' second season was a bit of a disappointment, as the team finished in 4th place with a mediocre 41–37 record. In the playoffs the Chaparrals fell to the New Orleans Buccaneers; the team suffered from general disinterest in Dallas. In fact, during the 1970–71 season, the name "Dallas" was dropped in favor of "Texas" and an attempt was made to make the team a regional one, playing games in Fort Worth, at the Tarrant County Convention Center, as well as Lubbock, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, but this proved a failure and the team returned full-time to Dallas in time for the 1971–72 season, splitting their games at Moody Coliseum and Dallas Convention Center Arena. While the Chaparrals had been modestly successful on the court, they were sinking financially by their third season because the ownership group refused to spend much money on the team.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in their existence in the 1972–73 season, nearly all of the owners wanted out. A group of 36 San Antonio businessmen, led by Manager/Angelo Drossos, Chairman of the Board/John Schaefer and President/Red McCombs, worked out a "lend-lease" deal with the Dallas ownership group. Drossos and his group would lease the team for three years and move it to San Antonio, agreed to return the team to Dallas if no purchase occurred by 1975. After the deal was signed, the team was renamed the San Antonio Gunslingers. However, before they played a game the name was changed to Spurs; the team's primary colors were changed from the red and blue of the Chaparrals to the now familiar black and white motif of the Spurs. In the first game at the HemisFair Arena the Spurs lost to the San Diego Conquistadors, despite attracting a noisy crowd of 6,000 fans. A smothering defense was the team's image, as they held opponents to less than 100 points for an ABA record of 49 times.
The early Spurs were led by ABA veteran James Silas, the team would get stronger as the season went on as they twice took advantage of the Virginia Squires, acquiring Swen Nater, who would go on to win Rookie of the Year, in November, "The Iceman" George Gervin in January. The ABA tried to halt the Gervin deal, claiming it was detrimental to the league, but a judge would rule in the Spurs' favor, Gervin made his Spurs debut on February 7; the Spurs would go on to finish with a 45 -- good for 3rd place in the Western Division. In the playoffs, the Spurs would battle the Indiana Pacers to the bitter end before falling in seven games. San Antonio embraced the Spurs with open arms. Schaefer, Drossos and McCombs knew a runaway hit. After only one year, they exercised their option to tear up the lease agreement, buy the franchise outright and keep the team in San Antonio for good; the team made themselves at home at HemisFair Arena, playing to large and raucous crowds. Despite a respectable 17–10 start during the 1974–75 season, Coach Tom Nissalke was fired as owners become tired of the Spurs' slow defensive style of games.
He would be replaced by Bob Bass, who stated that the Spurs would have an new playing style: "It is my belief that you cannot throw a set offense at another professional team for 48 minutes. You've got to
San Francisco Dons men's basketball
The San Francisco Dons men's basketball team represents the University of San Francisco in NCAA Division I men's college basketball. The Dons compete in the West Coast Conference, in which they have the winningest program, have won sixteen regular season championships and one conference tournament championship; the current head coach is Todd Golden. They play home games at the War Memorial Gymnasium, which serves as the venue for women's basketball, athletic department offices, athletic training rooms; the basketball team claims three national titles: the 1949 NIT under Pete Newell, the 1955 and 1956 NCAA Division I championships. The latter two were under Phil Woolpert, led by player and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell. USF retained its status as a basketball powerhouse into the 1970s and early 1980s, holding the distinction of being a "major" program in a "mid-major" conference, it held the number one spot in the polls on numerous occasions. In 1977, led by All-American center Bill Cartwright, the Dons went 29–0 and were regarded as the #1 team in the nation in both major polls before dropping their last two games.
The San Francisco Dons men's basketball program has been rated the 29th "Greatest College Basketball Program of All-Time" by Street & Smith's magazine, 49th by NBC Sports "Greatest Programs of All-Time", 75th by the ESPN/Sagarin All-Time College Basketball Rankings, higher in all three rankings than any other West Coast Conference school and many schools from BCS Conferences. Basketball got its start at USF known as St. Ignatius College, in 1910; the original coach was Orno Taylor. The scores had grown since 1895 but the writing was as florid as ever; the College Annual reported that "the entire team did nobly in the season just finished and the student body as a unit thanks them for their loyalty and devotion." The results weren't bad either. The St. Ignatius team won six of its seven games. Included in the victories was a sweep of Santa Clara, still a major rival, by scores of 38–31 and 22–13. After serving in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946, Pete Newell was appointed men's basketball head coach at the University of San Francisco in 1946.
During his four-year tenure at USF, Newell compiled a 70–37 record and coached the Dons to the 1949 National Invitation Tournament championship, beating his alma mater, Loyola. This was the team of All-American Don Lofgran, Joe McNamee, captain John Benington, Ross Giudice, Frank Kuzara and a baby-faced guard named Rene Herrerias, thought to be the team's ball boy. New York's Madison Square Garden crowds were notoriously tough to please. Lofgran and company had them cheering in the aisles. In 1950, he accepted an appointment as head coach at Michigan State University, where he stayed until 1954, he led the University of California to the 1959 NCAA men's basketball championship, a year coached the gold medal-winning U. S. team at the 1960 Summer Olympics. After his coaching career ended he ran a world-famous instructional basketball camp and served as a consultant and scout for several National Basketball Association teams, he is considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of basketball.
Newell left for Michigan State in 1950, USF hired Phil Woolpert as his successor. He assumed both the posts of men's basketball coach and athletic director. During his tenure at USF, Woolpert posted a 153–78 record, including a 60-game win streak that at the time was the longest in college basketball, his teams, anchored by Bill Russell, K. C. Jones, Eugene Brown and Mike Farmer, were known for their defense and held opponents below 60 points on 47 different occasions. USF won the National Championship in 1955 and 1956, finished third in 1957. At the time the youngest college basketball coach to win a national championship, Woolpert won Coach of the Year honors in 1955 and 1956. Bill Russell was ignored by major college scouts because he didn't start at McClymonds High School in Oakland, he did not receive a single letter of interest until Hal DeJulio from USF watched him in a high school game. DeJulio was not impressed by Russell's meager scoring and "atrocious fundamentals", but sensed that the young center had an extraordinary instinct for the game in clutch situations.
When DeJulio offered Russell a scholarship, the latter eagerly accepted. Sports journalist John Taylor described it as a watershed in Russell's life, because Russell realized that basketball was his one chance to escape poverty and racism. At USF, Russell became the new starting center. Woolpert emphasized defense and deliberate half-court play, concepts that favored defensive standout Russell. Woolpert was unaffected by issues of skin color. In 1954, he became the first coach of a major college basketball squad to start three African American players: Russell, K. C. Jones and Hal Perry. In his USF years, Russell used his relative lack of bulk to develop a unique style of defense: instead of purely guarding the opposing center, he used his quickness and speed to play help defense against opposing forwards and aggressively challenge their shots. Combining the stature and shot-blocking skills of a center with the foot speed of a guard, Russell became the centerpiece of a USF team that soon became a force in college basketball.
After USF kept Holy Cross star Tom Heins
Aaron Miles (basketball)
Aaron Marquez Miles is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. Standing at 6 ft 1 in, he played at the point guard position. Miles was an assistant coach for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team. Miles played for the Jefferson Democrats in Northeast Portland; the Democrats won the 2000 4A Oregon state championship, beating Tualatin 58-44, capping a 28-0 season. The Democrats finished the year with a No. 4 national ranking and several other players went on to play in college, such as Michael Lee, Thomas Gardner, Brandon Brooks. After being named the Oregon 4A High School basketball player of the year in the state of Oregon as well as McDonald's Morgan Wooten National Player of the Year, Miles attended the University of Kansas, where he starred at the point guard position for the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team, he helped lead the Jayhawks to two consecutive Final Four appearances in 2002 and 2003 and an appearance in the 2003 national championship game.
He is the all-time assists leader of the Big 12 Conference. He was named to the All-Big 12 Team in both 2004 and 2005, he was named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team 3 times and he finished his college career in 8th place in NCAA history in assists and in 2nd place all time in Kansas history in steals. Miles signed in September 2005, as an undrafted rookie free agent with the NBA's Golden State Warriors for the 2005-06 season, but was released in January 2006, before his contract became guaranteed, he played for the Fort Worth Flyers in the NBA Development League for the remainder of that season. There, he teamed with his Kansas class of 2005 teammate Keith Langford, he signed for the 2006–07 season with the French League club Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, a team that played in the Euroleague that season and with PAU he won the French National Cup championship that year. He played with the Spanish ACB club Cajasol Sevilla in the 2007–08 season. In August 2008, Miles joined one of the three Euroleague teams from the Greek League for the 2008–09 season, Panionios.
In October 2009, he signed with another Greek team Aris BC for the 2009–10 season. In 2010, Miles joined the try-outs for the Warriors, but was released days before the start of the season, he signed with the Reno Bighorns. He was sent to the Bakersfield Jam, but was waived due to injury. Miles returned to Europe in August 2011. In 2012 and 2013, he won the Russian Cup with Krasnye, in the second he was named Finals MVP. With the team he won the 2012–13 FIBA EuroChallenge. In July 2014, he left Krasnye Krylya. On July 9, 2014, Miles signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban. Following his career as a player, Miles was hired at the University of Kansas as assistant director of student-athlete development for the 2015-16 season; the following year, he accepted a position as assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University under head coach Joe Dooley, a former coach of Miles's at Kansas. On August 10, 2017 Miles was named head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors. Regular season List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career assists leaders Euroleague.net Profile NBA Draft Bio Eurobasket.com Profile Draftexpress.com Profile FIBA.com Profile VTB United League Profile Hired by KU
AfroBasket 2011 was the 26th FIBA Africa Championship, played under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball, the basketball sport governing body, the African zone thereof. At stake is the berth allocated to Africa in the 2012 Summer Olympics basketball tournament; the tournament was scheduled to be hosted by Côte d'Ivoire, with games to be played in Abidjan. However, in 2011 Madagascar was chosen as host replacement due to a political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire. Tunisia won the title for the first time after defeating Angola 67–56 in the final. Côte d'Ivoire's selection as the host country was decided by the Fédération Internationale de Basketball Executive Committee, approved by the Central Board of FIBA Africa, announced in Abidjan on March 23, 2010. Côte d'Ivoire's bid was selected over bids from Nigeria. Madagascar was on hold as a backup host; this would have been the second time that Côte d'Ivoire has hosted the FIBA Africa Championship, after they won the tournament as hosts in 1985.
On April 26, 2011, it was announced that Madagascar would host the tournament in its capital Antananarivo after the political unrest in Côte d'Ivoire put them irreparably behind schedule in outfitting their arenas. Participants were sixteen national basketball teams among the 53 FIBA Africa members, determined through qualification processes before the final tournament; these teams included the host nation, the top four sides at the FIBA Africa Championship 2009 in Libya and the top twelve sides at the 2009 Zone preliminary basketball competitions. Because the qualification process doubles as qualification for the 2010 All-Africa Games, all African nations competed in qualifying, including those that have qualified for the tournament; the following national teams have secured qualification: FIBA Africa debuted a revised format at the 2009 championship. As of August 2010, FIBA Africa has given no indication that this formation will change for the 2011 event: The teams were divided into four groups for the preliminary round.
Round robin for the preliminary round. From there on a knockout system was used until the final. All Times are UTC+3 All Times are in Local Time UTC+3 Marouan Kechrid Carlos Morais Ime Udoka Makrem Ben Romdhane Salah Mejri 2011 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup Official Website
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. The Trail Blazers compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division; the team played its home games in the Memorial Coliseum before moving to Moda Center in 1995. The franchise entered the league as an expansion team in 1970, has enjoyed a strong following: from 1977 through 1995, the team sold out 814 consecutive home games, the longest such streak in American major professional sports at the time, only since surpassed by the Boston Red Sox; the Trail Blazers have been the only NBA team based in the bi-national Pacific Northwest, after the Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to Memphis and became the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008. The team has advanced to the NBA Finals three times, winning the NBA championship once in 1977.
Their other NBA Finals appearances were in 1990 and 1992. The team has qualified for the playoffs in 34 seasons of their 48-season existence, including a streak of 21 straight appearances from 1983 through 2003, tied for the second longest streak in NBA history; the Trail Blazers' 34 playoff appearances rank third in the NBA only behind the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs since the team's inception in 1970. Six Hall of Fame players have played for the Trail Blazers. Bill Walton is the franchise's most decorated player. Four Blazer rookies have won the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Three players have earned the Most Improved Player award: Kevin Duckworth, Zach Randolph, CJ McCollum. Two Hall of Fame coaches, Lenny Wilkens and Jack Ramsay, have patrolled the sidelines for the Blazers, two others, Mike Schuler and Mike Dunleavy, have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award with the team. Sports promoter Harry Glickman sought a National Basketball Association franchise for Portland as far back as 1955 when he proposed two new expansion teams, the other to be located in Los Angeles.
When the Memorial Coliseum was opened in 1960 Glickman saw the potential it could serve as a professional basketball venue but it was not until February 6, 1970, that the NBA board of governors granted him the rights to a franchise in Portland. To raise the money for the $3.7 million admission tax, Glickman associated himself to real estate magnates Robert Schmertz of New Jersey, Larry Weinberg of Los Angeles and Herman Sarkowsky of Seattle. Two weeks on February 24, team management held a contest to select the team's name and received more than 10,000 entries; the most popular choice was "Pioneers", but that name was excluded from consideration as it was used by sports teams at Portland's Lewis & Clark College. The name "Trail Blazers" received 172 entries, was selected by the judging panel, being revealed on March 13 in the halftime of a SuperSonics game at the Memorial Coliseum. Derived from the trail blazing activity by explorers making paths through forests, Glickman considered it a name that could "reflect both the ruggedness of the Pacific Northwest and the start of a major league era in our state."
Despite initial mixed response, the Trail Blazers name shortened to just "Blazers", became popular in Oregon. Along with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Buffalo Braves, the Trail Blazers entered the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team, under coach Rolland Todd. Geoff Petrie and Sidney Wicks led the team in its early years, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs in its first six seasons of existence. During that span, the team had three head coaches; the team won the first pick in the NBA draft twice during that span. In 1972, the team drafted LaRue Martin with the number one pick. In 1974 the team selected Bill Walton from UCLA; the ABA–NBA merger of 1976 saw those two rival leagues join forces. Four ABA teams joined the NBA; the Trail Blazers selected Maurice Lucas in the dispersal draft. That summer, they hired Jack Ramsay as head coach; the two moves, coupled with the team's stellar play, led Portland to several firsts: winning record, playoff appearance, championship in 1977. Starting on April 5 of that year, the team began a sellout streak of 814 straight games—the longest in American major professional sports history—which did not end until 1995, after the team moved into a larger facility.
The team started the 1977–78 season with a 50–10 mark, some predicted a dynasty in Portland. However, Bill Walton suffered a foot injury that ended his season and would plague him over the remainder of his career, the team struggled to an 8–14 finish, going 58–24 overall. In the playoffs, Portland lost to the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1978 conference semifinals; that summer, Walton demanded to be traded to a team of his choice because he was unhappy with his medical treatment in Portland. Walton was never traded, he held out the entire 1978–79 season and left the team as a free agent thereafter; the team was further dismantled as Lucas left in 1980. During the 1980s, the team was a consistent presence in the NBA post-season, failing to qualify for the playoffs only in 1982. However, they never advanced past the conference semifinals duri
Portland State Vikings
Portland State Vikings is the nickname of the NCAA-affiliated, intercollegiate athletic teams representing Portland State University of Portland, Oregon. The Vikings compete at the NCAA Division I level in basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball and outdoor track and field, cross country; the university has been a member of the Big Sky Conference since 1996. Along with the other Big Sky football programs, Viking football takes-part in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision known as NCAA Division I-AA. Prior to joining Division I, the school won NCAA National Division II Championships in women's volleyball and wrestling; the school has placed second twice nationally in football and once in women's basketball at the Division II level. Portland State's colors are forest green and white, its mascot is the Viking manifested as "Victor E. Viking". Among the more notable former PSU athletes are Neil Lomax. Freeman Williams was the NCAA Division I national men's basketball individual scoring leader in 1977 and 1978.
Neil Lomax was a record-setting quarterback who went on to star for the St. Louis Cardinals in the NFL. Football's "Run & Shoot" offense was first implemented at the college level at PSU by coach Darryl "Mouse" Davis. Davis' quarterback protégées were June Jones. Jones, the former head coach at the University of Hawaii and now at SMU, is a proponent of the Run & Shoot. Torre Chisholm was named new Athletic Director March 26, 2007. Chisholm replaced interim AD Teri Mariani, who filled that role since February 2006 when Tom Burman left for the University of Wyoming. Washington State University AD Jim Sterk preceded Burman as PSU AD. Home games for football are held at Providence Park and Hillsboro Stadium, home games for basketball are held on-campus at the Peter W. Stott Center. Football began competing at the college level in 1947. PSU competed at the small college level before beginning to compete at an interstate level in the 1960s; the 1970s brokered a new level of achievement under Mouse Davis.
Mouse Davis installed the "Run & Shoot" which provided prolific scoring teams led by quarterbacks June Jones and Neil Lomax. In the 1980s, highlights included 2nd-place finishes in NCAA Division II in 1989 and 1990 under legendary coach Pokey Allen; the 2006 season included a victory over the University of New Mexico. The team finished the season tied for second in the conference and featured PSU offensive lineman Brennan Carvalho and linebacker Adam Hayword being named All-Americans. Tim Walsh completed his 14th year at the helm in 2006 and resigned to become the offensive coordinator at Army. Walsh was the longest tenured coach in PSU history, he was succeeded by Jerry Glanville, former NFL head coach and University of Hawaii defensive coordinator. Glanville hired Mouse Davis as his new offensive coordinator who re-installed Shoot. Jerry Glanville's initial season at PSU in 2007 was a disappointing 3–8 campaign; the team recorded a 1–4 home record, worst since 1973. However, enthusiasm was reflected with an increase in attendance and included a wild 73–68 loss to Weber State.
Center Brennan Carvalho finished a brilliant career by being named All-American for a second time. On December 8, 2009, Portland State announced Nevada defensive coordinator Nigel Burton as their new head coach. See List of Portland State Vikings head football coaches National scoring champion Freeman Williams starred for PSU during the 1970s under coach Ken Edwards. PSU made the NCAA College Division playoffs in 1967, twice competed in the NAIA playoffs in the 1950s. In the Big Sky Conference: When PSU joined the Big Sky Conference, basketball returned to campus after a hiatus that lasted from 1981 to 1996; the current head coach is Tyler Geving. Portland State has qualified for the Big Sky Conference Tournament eight times in the eleven years it has been eligible; the Vikings have a 6–6 Big Sky Tournament record, including 2–0 against Montana State, 2–0 against Idaho State, 1–1 against Eastern Washington, 1–2 against Northern Arizona and 0–3 against Weber State. PSU completed the 2006 -- 07 season with a 19 -- a 9 -- 7 conference record.
In the conference tournament, PSU defeated Montana State and was defeated by Weber State to finish the season. PSU rolled through the Big Sky in 2007–08, losing only two conference games on the way to a second conference championship since last winning in 2005; the Vikings went on to win the conference tourney by beating Idaho State in a semi-final match and Northern Arizona University in the final to secure the school's first NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament berth. The Vikings were selected as a No. 16 seed in the 2008 NCAA Tournament in the Midwest Region, losing to No. 1 Kansas 85–61. In the 2008–09, for the second year in a row, the Portland State Vikings completed a 23–10 basketball season with a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Matched with the previous season, the two 23-win seasons tie for the most in school history. And, both seasons culminated with appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Although the Vikings did not win the Big Sky Conference regular season title, the second-place team did win the Big Sky Tournament for a second straight season, advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
Portland State earned a number-13 seed but lost in the Tournament to fourth-seeded Xavier in a first-round game, 77–59. The regular season highlights included a victory on the road over seventh ranked Gonzaga and a victory over Boise State in an ESPN "bracket-buster" game. PSU's wrestling program has won NCAA Division II Championships in 1969, 1989 and 1990. Rick Sanders was the first Viking to win individual national championships and was a two-time Olympic sil