James Mikely Mantell Posey Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He played as a small forward for several teams in the National Basketball Association, he is an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. After attending High School in Twinsburg, Posey came to Xavier University in the 1995–96 season, but under Prop 48 rules, was ineligible, so sat out his freshman year. Posey ranks 16th on Xavier's all-time scoring list with 1,455 points and 10th on Xavier's all-time rebounding list with 801. Posey led XU in rebounding in each of his three seasons as a Musketeer. Posey earned a long list of honors while at Xavier, including the 1998 Atlantic 10 Championship "Most Outstanding Player" Award in helping XU win its first-ever A-10 Tournament Championship. Posey earned the A-10's "Sixth Man Award" twice and was named 1999 A-10 First Team and 1999 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, he did all of that while not being a consistent starter in the Xavier lineup always coming off the bench and Posey became well sought after from several sports agents such as Bill Duffy, Andy Miller, Craig McKenzie and Mark Bartelstein.
With their permission Posey allowed his interviews to be held in front of the media of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Posey was selected out of Xavier University by the Denver Nuggets with the 18th pick of the 1999 NBA draft, he played a little over three seasons with the team before being sent to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers on December 18, 2002. After finishing the season with the Rockets, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies as a free agent in the 2003 off-season. On August 2, 2005, Posey was involved in the largest trade in NBA history, which involved 13 players and five different teams. Through this trade, the Miami Heat acquired point guard Jason Williams, forward Antoine Walker, shooting guard Andre Emmett, the draft rights to Roberto Dueñas; the Memphis Grizzlies received shooting guard Eddie Jones, point guard Raúl López. Boston, who dealt Walker to the Heat, received a package that included Qyntel Woods, the draft rights to Albert Miralles, two second-round draft picks, cash.
The Boston Celtics picked up Curtis Borchardt. Utah was able to acquire center Greg Ostertag, the New Orleans Hornets acquired small forward Rasual Butler and shooting guard Kirk Snyder. Posey averaged 7.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 2005–06. After that somewhat disappointing regular season with Miami, Posey performed much better in the playoffs than expected, he had been a starter during the regular season, but head coach Pat Riley made the change of having Posey come off the bench for the playoffs. As the Heat's sixth man, Posey was able to average 11.8 points per game on 48.8% shooting against Miami's first-round opponent, the Chicago Bulls. Against Miami's second-round opponent, the New Jersey Nets, Posey was forced to play defense guarding Vince Carter or Richard Jefferson. Although Posey's scoring dropped, his defense was said to have been the key to the Heat's advancement into the conference finals. Posey again had to focus on defense against Miami's third-round opponent, the Detroit Pistons guarding Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, sometimes Chauncey Billups or Rasheed Wallace.
Posey's defense was able to take the pressure off of Miami's scorers like Dwyane Wade, Jason Williams and Antoine Walker so that they could focus on their strengths on the offensive end. In the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, Posey was a key factor on both ends of the court. Defensively, he, along with Udonis Haslem, provided tough defense on the Mavericks All-Star, Dirk Nowitzki, he guarded Josh Howard, who had caused problems for Miami when Antoine Walker was guarding him. On the offensive end, Posey played a huge role in knocking down shots as a result of Miami's All-Stars and Shaquille O'Neal, being double-teamed and needing to pass the ball. In Game 4 of the Finals, Posey was impressive in Miami's blowout, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. In Game 6, Posey hit a huge shot to give Miami an 87–81 advantage with four minutes remaining. Miami would win the game 95-92, giving the Posey their first NBA title. Posey averaged 6 rebounds in the Finals. On July 1, 2006, Posey opted to exercise his $6.4 million contract option, opting not to become a free agent.
He only played in 4 playoff games in the 2006–07 season, because the Heat were eliminated in the first round. On August 25, 2007, Posey signed with the Boston Celtics, adding to their revamped roster, including newcomers Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Terms of the deal were $6.67 million over 2 years, with the second year being Posey's option. In the 2008 NBA Finals, Posey would win his second NBA championship, once again helping his team with tough defense and timely baskets at crunch time. On June 30, 2008, in a anticipated move, Posey opted out of the second and final year of his contract with the Celtics and became an unrestricted free agent, but had stated that he wanted to return to the Celtics on a new contract. On July 16, 2008, Posey signed with the New Orleans Hornets, accepting a four-year deal worth about $25 million. On August 11, 2010, New Orleans sent Posey, along with Darren Collison, to the Pacers in a four-team, five-player trade with the New Jersey Nets and the Houston Rockets.
On December 12, 2011, Posey was amnestied by the Pacers. In September 2013, Posey was hired by the Canton Charge as an assistant coach for the 2013–14 season. On August 19, 2014, Posey was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers as an assistant coach for the 2014–15 season. In his second season with the Cavaliers, the team earned the 2016 NBA Finals Championship over the 73-win Golden State Warrio
Corey Antoine Maggette is an American former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He works as an analyst for Fox Sports. Maggette excelled at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois where he was an All-American in basketball. Maggette, a 6 ft 6 in, 225 lb small forward, played college basketball for Duke University where as a freshman in 1998–99, he averaged 10.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game and was named to the ACC All-Rookie Team. Along with Duke teammates Elton Brand and William Avery, he is notable for being one of the first Duke players to leave before the end of his athletic eligibility during the tenure of coach Mike Krzyzewski. In July 2000, Maggette signed a sworn statement that as a high schooler, he accepted $2,000 from his Amateur Athletic Union summer league coach Myron Piggie, a move that put his eligibility at Duke in question. In 2004, the NCAA decided not to punish Duke because they were found to have been unaware about Maggette's eligibility issue while at Duke.
Maggette was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics but was traded to the Orlando Magic on draft night along with Dale Ellis, Don MacLean, Billy Owens for Horace Grant and 2nd round draft picks from the 2000 and 2001 drafts. As a rookie in 1999–2000, he averaged 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds over 77 games and scored a season-high 20 points on January 3 against the Detroit Pistons. On June 28, 2000, Maggette was traded, along with Keyon Dooling, Derek Strong, cash considerations, to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for a 2006 first-round pick. During his career with the Clippers, whose teammates nicknamed him "Maximus," established himself as a solid forward and developed into a perennial 15+ per game scorer, he became known for excellent jumping ability as well as his propensity to create contact and get to the free throw line – he was among the league leaders in free throws attempted and made. Maggette participated in the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2001 NBA All-Star Weekend and experienced a good year in 2004–05, touting career-highs in points, rebounds and free throw percentage.
Bothered by a nagging foot injury, he sat out much of the 2005–06 season. On April 22, 2006, Maggette and his teammates helped the Clippers win their first NBA playoff game in 13 years by defeating the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of their first-round match-up. Two days the team won their second playoff game, going 2–0 against an opponent for the first time in franchise history. On May 1, 2006, they defeated the Nuggets in Game 5 and, as a result, their first playoff series since they moved from Buffalo. In the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers lost in seven games. In a series-saving 118–106 Game 6 win over the Suns, Maggette came off the bench to score 25 points while shooting 7-of-8 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 from the free throw line – the best playoff performance of his career. Maggette returned during the 2006–07 season despite an alleged feud with coach Mike Dunleavy. Maggette had a career-high night against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2007, scoring 39 points to secure a 118–110 victory after recovering from a 17-point deficit.
On June 30, 2008, Maggette opted out of the final year of his contract with the Clippers and became an unrestricted free agent. On July 10, 2008, Maggette signed a five-year, $50 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. Upon signing with the Warriors, general manager Chris Mullin said of Maggette, "He gets his points and rebounds, but I just think it's his approach to the work and his lifestyle that will be a huge benefit for our young guys. They can watch him, see how he approaches it and maybe they can emulate him."Playing a sixth man role for the Warriors, Maggette averaged 19.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 121 games over two seasons for the franchise. On June 22, 2010, Maggette was traded, along with a 2010 second-round pick, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric. On January 28, 2011, he recorded season-highs with 29 points and 11 rebounds in a 116-110 win over the Toronto Raptors. On June 23, 2011, Maggette was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats as part of a three-team deal that involved the Sacramento Kings.
He managed just 32 games for the Bobcats in the lockout-shortened season, scoring a season-high 29 points on March 6, 2012 against the Orlando Magic. On June 26, 2012, Maggette was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft pick. After missing the first eight games of the 2012–13 season while nursing a calf injury suffered in preseason, Maggette made his Pistons debut on November 14, recording 9 points and 3 assists off the bench in a 94-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, he managed to play the next 17 games before being sitting out the rest of the season from mid-December onwards due to personal reasons mixed with not being played by coach Lawrence Frank and citing his lack of interest in the game. Following the 2012–13 season, he became a free agent and subsequently signed a training camp deal with the San Antonio Spurs on September 30, 2013. However, he was waived by the Spurs on October 15 after appearing in two preseason games, he retired from basketball after 14 years in the NBA.
Points: 39 – @ Los Angeles Lakers Free Throws Made: 19 – Free Throws Attempted: 24 – @ Los Angeles Lakers Rebounds: 19 – vs. Detroit Pistons Offensive Rebs: 8 – @ Houston Rockets Defensive Rebs: 17 – vs. Detroit Pistons Assists: 9 – Steals: 6 – vs. Los Angeles Lakers Blocks: 2 – Minutes Played: 49 – (2
Andrei Gennadyevich Kirilenko is a Russian-American basketball executive and retired professional basketball player the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation. At age fifteen, Kirilenko began playing professional basketball in the Russian Basketball Super League, he spent three years with CSKA Moscow from 1998 to 2001, winning the Russian league MVP award in 2000. In 2001, Kirilenko joined the Utah Jazz, who drafted him twenty-fourth overall in 1999, he became the first Russian player selected in the first round of a draft and the youngest European player drafted. He made the NBA All-Rookie First Team after his first season, was an NBA All-Defensive Team pick three times and played in the 2004 All-Star Game. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Kirilenko spent another year with CSKA Moscow, leading them to the 2012 EuroLeague Final; the same year, he was named the competition's Most Valuable Player, earned an All-EuroLeague first team selection and won the EuroLeague Best Defender award. Since the 2000 Summer Olympics, Kirilenko has been a regular member of the Russian national team.
With Russia, he won the EuroBasket title in 2007. In 2011, he won this time the bronze, he was selected to the All-Tournament Team on both occasions. Kirilenko was named FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year twice, won a Euroscar Player of the Year award in 2012. Kirilenko is nicknamed "AK-47", in reference to both his initials, the jersey number he wore, the AK-47 rifle. Coincidentally, Kirilenko was born in the city of Izhevsk, in the former Soviet Union, where the weapon was first manufactured. In January 2011, he became an U. S. citizen. Kirilenko was born in the Soviet city of Russia; when he was ten, he began playing organized basketball. In 1997, Kirilenko became the youngest player to compete in the Russian Super League. After spending two seasons with Spartak Saint Petersburg, he joined CSKA Moscow in 1998. In his first season, he helped, he was selected to participate in the Russian All-Star game, helping the West beat the East 138–107 and winning the slam dunk contest. On June 30, 1999, at age 18 years, 132 days, Kirilenko was the youngest foreign player at the time to be drafted in the National Basketball Association, when the Utah Jazz selected him with the 24th pick.
Kirilenko was the first Russian picked in the first round of an NBA Draft. However, he remained with CSKA Moscow for the next two seasons. In the 1999–2000 season, he helped his team win the championship of the North European Basketball League and its second Russian Super League championship in a row. On April 23, 2000, he participated in his second Russian All-Star game, helping the West beat the East 122–111. Despite being the odds-on favorite to win the slam dunk contest, he finished second to Harold Deane of Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody. Andrei Kirilenko participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics as a member of the Russian national basketball team, which finished 8th in the tournament. On February 8, 2001, in his third season with CSKA Moscow, Kirilenko became the second player in the history of the FIBA SuproLeague to record a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals against Lietuvos Rytas, he showed off his all-around skills in the SuproLeague, finishing in top ten in 7 out of 8 statistical categories.
Kirilenko joined the Utah Jazz in 2001. He was named to the first team on the NBA All-Rookie team, he emerged as one of the top young players in the NBA, one of the league's top weak-side defenders. He was selected to play as a reserve in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. In the 2003–04 NBA season, he ranked third in the league in blocked shots per game and fourth in the league in steals per game, becoming just the second player in NBA history to rank in the top five in both categories. During the NBA off-season, Kirilenko plays for the Russian national basketball team. Kirilenko became the leader of the Jazz in 2003 after John Stockton retired and Karl Malone left Utah to join the Los Angeles Lakers, he led them to a 42 -- 40 record. Utah missed the playoffs by one game behind the Denver Nuggets, he finished fifth in Defensive Player of the Year voting and fourth in Most Improved Player voting and was named to the second team on the All-NBA Defensive Team. Kirilenko led the Jazz in many statistical categories: total points: 1284 points per game: 16.5 total rebounds: 629 rebounds per game: 8.1 blocks: 215 blocks per game: 2.8 steals: 150 steals per game: 1.9 free throws made: 392 free throws attempted: 496 three-pointers made: 68 three-pointers attempted: 201In the middle of the 2004–05 season against the Washington Wizards, Kirilenko sustained a broken right wrist, sidelining him for the remainder of the season.
Despite only playing in 41 of 82 games for the Jazz, he amassed enough blocked shots during the season to qualify as the league leader in blocks per game, was named to the second team on the NBA All-Defensive Team. In the 2005 -- 06 season Kirilenko was again among defenders, he recorded a career high 10 blocks against Indiana on March 26, finished first in the league with total blocks and second in blocks per game with 3.2, just behind league leader Marcus Camby at 3.3. He was named to the first team on the NBA All-Defensive Team. Kirilenko averaged 15.3 points, 8 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 3.2 blocks and 4.3 assists per game in the 2005–2006 season. Kirilenko and Hakeem Olajuwon are the only 2 NBA players who have finished a game with at least 6 steals
Peoria is the county seat of Peoria County and the largest city on the Illinois River. Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, is named after the Peoria tribe; as of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 115,007. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 373,590 in 2011; until 2018, Peoria was the global and national headquarters for Caterpillar Inc. one of the 30 companies composing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, listed on the Fortune 100. Peoria is one of the oldest settlements in Illinois, as explorers first ventured up the Illinois River from the Mississippi; the lands that would become Peoria were first settled by Europeans in 1680, when French explorers René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and Henri de Tonti constructed Fort Crevecoeur. This fort would burn to the ground, in 1813 Fort Clark, Illinois was built; when the County of Peoria was organized in 1825, Fort Clark was named Peoria.
Peoria was named after a member of the Illinois Confederation. The original meaning of the word is uncertain. A 21st-century proposal suggests a derivation from a Proto-Algonquian word meaning "to dream with the help of a manitou."Peoria was incorporated as a village on March 11, 1835. The city did not have a mayor, though they had a village president, Rudolphus Rouse, who served from 1835 to 1836; the first Chief of Police, John B Lishk, was appointed in 1837. The city was incorporated on April 21, 1845; this was the end of a village president and the start of the mayoral system, with the first mayor being William Hale. Peoria, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, was named after Peoria, Illinois because the two men who founded it in 1890 − Joseph B. Greenhut and Deloss S. Brown − wished to name it after their hometown. For much of the twentieth century, a red-light district of brothels and bars known as the Merry-Go-Round distinguished Peoria. Betty Friedan recalled driving through the neighborhood on dares during her high school years.
Richard Pryor got his start as a performer on North Washington Street in the early 1960s. According to the 2010 census, Peoria has a total area of 50.23 square miles, of which 48.01 square miles is land and 2.22 square miles is water. Peoria has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, hot, humid summers. Monthly daily mean temperatures range from 22.5 °F to 75.2 °F. Snowfall is common in the winter, averaging 26.3 inches, but this figure varies from year to year. Precipitation, averaging 36 inches, peaks in the spring and summer, is the lowest in winter. Extremes have ranged from −27 °F in January 1884 to 113 °F in July 1936; the city of Peoria is home to the Peoria Civic Center. The world headquarters for Caterpillar Inc. was based in Peoria for over 110 years until announcing their move to Deerfield, Illinois in late 2017. Medicine has become a major part of Peoria's economy. In addition to three major hospitals, the USDA's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research called the USDA Northern Regional Research Lab, is located in Peoria.
This is one of the labs. Grandview Drive, which Theodore Roosevelt purportedly called the "world's most beautiful drive" during a 1910 visit, runs through Peoria and Peoria Heights. In addition to Grandview Drive, the Peoria Park District contains 9,000 acres of trails; the Illinois River Bluff Trail connects four Peoria Park District parks: Camp Wokanda, Robinson Park, Green Valley Camp, Detweiller Park, the Rock Island Greenway connects to the State of Illinois Rock Island trail traveling north to Toulon, IL and connects southeast to East Peoria, IL and to the Morton Community Bikeway. Other parks include the Forest Park Nature Center, which features seven miles of hiking trails through prairie openings and forested woodlands, Glen Oak Park, Bradley Park, which features Frisbee golf as well as a dog park. Peoria has five public golf courses as well as several semi-private golf courses; the Peoria Park District, the first and still largest park district in Illinois, was the 2001 Winner of the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation for Class II Parks.
Museums in Peoria include the Pettengill-Morron House, the John C Flanagan House of the Peoria Historical Society, the Wheels o' Time Museum. A new Museum Square, opened on October 12, 2012, houses the Peoria Riverfront Museum, a planetarium, the Caterpillar World Visitors Center; the Peoria Art Guild hosts the Annual Art Fair, continually rated as one of the 100 top art fairs in the nation. Three cultural institutions are located in Glen Oak Park; the Peoria Zoo Glen Oak Zoo, was expanded and refurbished in recent years. Finished in 2009, the new zoo improvements more than triple the size of the zoo and feature a major African safari exhibit. Luthy Garden, established in 1951, encompasses five acres and offers over a dozen theme gardens and a Conservatory; the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum opened in June 2015 in the Glen Oak Pavilion. The Steamboat Classic, held every summer, is the world's largest four-mile running race and draws international runners; the Peoria Santa Claus Parade, which started in 1888, is the oldest running holiday parade in the United States.
Peoria's sister cities include Friedrichshafen, G
Michael David Ruffin is an American former professional basketball player. At 6'8" and 248 lbs, he played as a forward/center. After playing college basketball at the University of Tulsa, where he studied chemical engineering, Ruffin was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, he has played for the Bulls, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Utah Jazz, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 1.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game through his NBA career and is considered to be a defensive presence on the court. On February 17, 2009, Ruffin was sent to the Sacramento Kings and to the Portland Trail Blazers for Ike Diogu shortly thereafter in a 3-team trade. In 2010, Ruffin became coach of the ABA's Colorado Kings. However, he resumed his career in Spain playing for Obradoiro CAB. After two years out of the NBA, he was signed by the league's Denver Nuggets in mid-December 2011. However, he did not make the team's opening day roster.
As of 2012, he is living in Phoenix, working for ASQ and coaching basketball. Ruffin joined the Pelicans as Player Development Coach in October 2014. NBA.com Profile - Michael Ruffin Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com Spanish League profile
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The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999, at the MCI Center in Washington, D. C, it was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand, Trajan Langdon, Corey Maggette and William Avery being selected out of Duke University. It is viewed as one of the best draft classes, with a total of nine future NBA All-Stars being chosen, as well as three winners of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award—Manu Ginóbili, Jason Terry, Lamar Odom. Undrafted Pablo Prigioni made his NBA debut at the 2012–2013 season as the oldest rookie in league history, at age 35; these players were not selected in the 1999 NBA draft but have played in the NBA. Theodoros Papaloukas has not played any game in the NBA, but he has been one of the most iconic players in the Euroleague for Olympiacos and CSKA Moscow. "Official website". Archived from the original on 2001-02-16. Retrieved 2011-06-15. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown 1999 NBA Draft at Basketball-Reference.com
Baron Walter Louis Davis is an American former professional basketball player, a studio analyst for The NBA on TNT. He is a two-time NBA All-Star, he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He played in the NBA for the New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks. Davis played college basketball for UCLA, where he was an All-American honoree before turning professional after his sophomore year, he was a star high school player while at Crossroads School. Davis grew up in the South Central area, his grandmother and guardian, Lela Nicholson, was instrumental in pushing him to play basketball. With her encouragement, he enrolled at Crossroads School, a prestigious private school in Santa Monica; as a senior at Crossroads, Davis led his team to the championship of The Beach Ball Classic tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over perennial prep powerhouse Simon Gratz High School, while earning MVP honors and a spot on the All-Tournament team along with future St. John's standout Erick Barkley at that prestigious event.
That year, Davis was named Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade All-American. He was selected to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Game in Colorado Springs in 1997, playing with future NBA players Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Larry Hughes and Ron Artest, winning the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest despite being the smallest man in the competition at 6'2". After a contested recruiting battle that saw Kansas, Georgia Tech, UCLA in hot pursuit for his services, Davis selected UCLA as his school of choice, so that he could play in front of his family and friends. During this time, Davis was involved in a minor controversy pertaining to his driving a 1991 Chevy Blazer, a gift from his sister a UCLA employee; the car was sold to her by a member of Jim Harrick's family. At the time, Harrick was the UCLA men's basketball coach, presenting both a conflict of interest and a potential recruiting violation, since rumor had it that the car was purchased below market value.
The controversy subsided when it was discovered that Davis' sister had, in fact, bought the car at the listed blue-book price. Davis enrolled at UCLA in 1997 without problem. In 1998, Davis was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and made the Third Team All-America his sophomore year in 1999. In Davis' two years at UCLA, he averaged 5.1 assists for the Bruins. While coming down from a dunk during an NCAA Tournament game his freshman year, he injured his knee and tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Though, he made a full recovery the next season and seemed to have regained nearly all of the speed and explosiveness he had before the injury while doing enough on the basketball court to warrant his declaring for the 1999 NBA draft after his sophomore campaign. Davis was the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. In his NBA debut, a 100–86 win over the Orlando Magic, Davis scored nine points, added five rebounds, two assists and two steals. In Davis' first year, he backed up Eddie Jones and David Wesley, as the Hornets lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 76ers in four games.
Davis saw better success the following year, as his averages in points, assists and minutes per game all increased and he started all 82 games for the Hornets. Davis lead the Hornets back into the playoffs, swept the Miami Heat before being defeated by the Ray Allen-led Milwaukee Bucks in seven games in the second round. Davis is credited with making the longest shot in NBA history at the Bradley Center on February 17, 2001, when he buried an 89-foot shot with 0.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks. The next season, Davis again started all 82 games while averaging 18 points and 8.5 assists per game. He was selected as an injury replacement for Vince Carter in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game; the Hornets made the playoffs with Davis for the third time in as many years, but after defeating the Tracy McGrady-led Orlando Magic in the opening round, they were eliminated in the second round by the Jason Kidd-led New Jersey Nets. In the summer of 2002, the Hornets relocated from North Carolina, to New Orleans.
In the New Orleans Hornets' inaugural season, Davis suffered multiple injuries that limited him to just 50 games. He was still able to lead the Hornets back to the playoffs, but they would fall to the Allen Iverson-led Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. Iverson would describe Davis as the most difficult defensive assignment of his career; the following season saw a similar result, injuries limited Davis to 67 games and the Hornets were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by the Dwyane Wade-led Miami Heat. The Hornets made the playoffs in each of Davis' five years with the team, only advanced past the first round in the two years he started every game. After Davis was traded to Golden State, New Orleans failed to make the playoffs for three straight years, he played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship. On February 24, 2005, Davis was traded from the Hornets to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton and veteran forward Dale Davis after tension with the Hornets' coaching staff and several nagging injuries.
The move created one of the more potent backcourts in the NBA with Davis and star guard Jason Richardson. It saw Davis' return to California, where he had craved to return since his college days at UCLA. After two seasons in which the Warriors underachieved under coach Mike Montgomery, the Warriors hired former coach Don Nelson for the 2006–07 seaso