2014 NBA draft
The 2014 NBA draft was held on June 26,2014, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, the draft lottery took place on May 20,2014. Television rights in the United States belonged to ESPN and it was tipped by many to be one of the deepest and most hyped draft classes in recent years, with several players touted as future stars. These eligible players were not selected in the 2014 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA, in April 2015, the undrafted Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to play in the league. The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the leagues new 2011 collective bargaining agreement with its players union, the CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. As of 2014, the eligibility rules for the draft are listed below.
All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the year of the draft. In terms of dates, players eligible for the 2014 draft must be born on or before December 31,1995. Any player who is not a player, as defined in the CBA. Player who are not automatically eligible must declare their eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no than 60 days before the draft, for the 2014 draft, this date fell on April 27. After this date, early entry players may attend NBA pre-draft camps and individual team workouts to show off their skills and obtain feedback regarding their draft positions. Under the CBA, a player may withdraw his name from consideration from the draft at any time before the final declaration date, under then-current NCAA rules, players only had until April 16 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility. A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his college eligibility. Also, while the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice and this year, a total of 45 collegiate players and 30 international players declared as early entry candidates.
On June 16, the deadline,18 early entry candidates withdrew from the draft. Players who do not meet the criteria for players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria. If they graduated high school in the U. S. but did not enroll in a U. S. college or university. They have signed a contract with a basketball team outside of the NBA, anywhere in the world
The small forward, known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. Small forwards are typically shorter and leaner than power forwards and centers. The small forward position is considered to be perhaps the most versatile of the five basketball positions. In the NBA, small forwards usually range from 66 to 69, the ideal position for a small forward would be between the key and three-point line. Many small forwards in professional basketball, are prolific scorers, accurate foul shooting is an imperative skill for small forwards, many of whom record a large portion of their points at the foul line. Small forwards who are defensive specialists are very versatile as they can often guard multiple positions using their size and strength such as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George
Troy High School (Michigan)
Troy High School is a public high school in Troy, Michigan. It is attended by approximately 2,000 students serving grades 9-12, Troy High is one of four high schools in the Troy School District, along with Athens High School, Niles Community High School, and International Academy East. Troy High School was ranked 60th by Newsweek in its listing of Americas Best High Schools for 2016, Troy High School was founded in 1950. Originally located on Livernois Road near Big Beaver Road, it was moved to a new location at Northfield Parkway and Long Lake Road in 1992, the schools expansion was overdue after many years of overcrowding in the late 1990s and early 2000s. On June 2,2008 Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, made a campaign visit. This was Obamas first visit to Oakland County during his presidential run, more than 2,000 people showed up to the rally, including students and teachers of THS. The school newspaper, The Troy Independent, was founded by two students after the old newsmagazine, The Northend, was cancelled as a class.
There are five Troy High bands, the Campus Band, the Concert Band, the Symphonic Band, the Troy Colt Marching Band, the Concert and Symphonic Bands – together comprising the Marching Band – appeared by the Queens invitation at the 2007 London New Years Day Parade. The 1974 Marching Band participated in the Orange Bowl Parade, in 2004, the Troy High Symphonic Band played at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Troy High School has three choirs, the Concert Choir is an advanced choir that requires an audition to join. The Treble Choir is the less skilled choir that does not require an audition to join, the A Capella Choir is an after school group that is run by students, has a limited number of members, and requires an audition to join. There are three Troy High School string orchestras, the Freshman Orchestra, the Concert Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the orchestras, many string players participate with the Troy Country Fiddlers. In 2017, the Troy High Orchestras performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Troy High Schools theatre organization, the Troy Theatre Ensemble performed in 2004 at the Fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Troy High Science Olympiad team has qualified for the tournament four times, in 1986,2002,2013. The Troy High Quiz Bowl Team participates in Michigan Quiz Bowl, Troy High boys soccer won the Michigan State Championship for Division I in 2003. Troy High football won the Michigan State Class AA championship in 1994, the Troy High womens tennis team won the championship in 2003. Troy High Girls soccer won the Michigan State Championship for Division I in 2003 and 2013, most notably from The Walking Dead James Young, NBA Basketball player, currently for the Boston Celtics School website School newspaper
The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association as a club of the leagues Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1946 and one of eight NBA teams to survive the leagues first decade, the Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League s Boston Bruins. The franchises 17 championships are the most of any NBA franchise, as a percentage of championships won, the Celtics are the most successful franchise to date in the major four traditional North American professional sports leagues. The Celtics have played the Lakers a record 12 times in the Finals, including their most recent appearances in 2008 and 2010, four Celtics players have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for an NBA record total of 10 MVP awards. Their mascot Lucky the Leprechaun is a nod to the teams Irish heritage, in 1950, the Celtics signed Chuck Cooper, becoming the first NBA franchise to draft a black player.
The Celtics struggled during their years, until the hiring of coach Red Auerbach. In the franchises early days, Auerbach had no assistants, ran all the practices, did all the scouting—both of opposing teams and college draft prospects—and scheduled all the road trips. One of the first great players to join the Celtics was Bob Cousy, Cousy eventually became the property of the Chicago Stags, but when that franchise went bankrupt, Cousy went to the Celtics in a dispersal draft. After the 1955–56 season, Auerbach made a stunning trade and he sent perennial All-Star Ed Macauley to the St. Louis Hawks along with the draft rights to Cliff Hagan in exchange for the second overall pick in the draft. Auerbach acquired Holy Cross standout, and 1957 NBA Rookie of the Year and Heinsohn worked extraordinarily well with Cousy, and they were the players around whom Auerbach would build the champion Celtics for more than a decade. With Bill Russell, the Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals and defeated the St.
Louis Hawks in seven games, Russell went on to win 11 championships, making him the most decorated player in NBA history. In 1958, the Celtics again advanced to the NBA Finals, with the acquisition of K. C. Jones that year, the Celtics began a dynasty that would last for more than a decade. In 1959, the Celtics won the NBA Championship after sweeping the Minneapolis Lakers, during that time, the Celtics met the Lakers in the Finals five times, starting an intense and often bitter rivalry that has spanned generations. In 1964, the Celtics became the first NBA team to have an all African-American starting lineup. On December 26,1964, Willie Naulls replaced an injured Tommy Heinsohn, joining Tom Satch Sanders, K. C. Jones, Sam Jones, the Celtics defeated St. Louis 97–84. Boston won its next 11 games with Naulls starting in place of Heinsohn, the Celtics of the late-1950s–60s are widely considered as one of the most dominant teams of all time. Auerbach retired as coach after the 1965–66 season and Russell took over as player-coach, with his appointment, Russell became the first African-American coach in any U. S. pro sport
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
Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
The Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball team is an American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky. Kentucky is the most successful NCAA Division I basketball program in history in terms of both wins and all-time winning percentage. The Wildcats are currently coached by John Calipari, Kentucky has played in 17 NCAA Final Fours,12 NCAA Championship games, and has won 8 NCAA championships. In addition to these titles, Kentucky won the National Invitation Tournament in both 1946 and 1976, making it the school to win multiple NCAA and NIT championships. Kentucky leads all schools with 61 20-win seasons,15 30-win seasons, throughout its history, the Kentucky basketball program has featured many notable and successful players, both on the collegiate level and the professional level. Kentucky holds the record for the most NBA Draft selections as well as the most #1 NBA Draft picks, the Wildcats have been led by many successful head coaches, including Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, Kentucky is the only program with 5 different NCAA Championship coaches.
The first recorded intercollegiate game at the college was a 15–6 defeat to nearby Georgetown College, the team went 1–2 for their first season, losing to Kentucky University but defeating the Lexington YMCA. Through 1908, the team did not manage a winning season, in the fall of that year a full-time head coach was hired. This made him the first paid coach in Kentuckys basketball history and that year, the team went 5–4, and only three years later, boasted their first undefeated season with nine victories and no losses. During this early era Kentucky was unstable in that the school went through multiple coaches, in 1919, George Buchheit became the new head coach of the Wildcats. An alumnus of the University of Illinois, he brought him a new system of basketball. The Buchheit system or Illinois system, focused on defense and featured one player standing under each basket, buckheit varied the system he learned in Illinois in one important way. While the Illinois system employed a zone defense, Buchheits system used an aggressive man-to-man scheme, on offense, he used a complicated system of passing called the zig-zag or figure eight offense.
Both of these teams were composed entirely of native Kentuckians, anchored by All-American Basil Hayden, the tournament victory was considered Kentuckys first major success, and the 1921 team became known as the Wonder Team. In 1922, the team was unable to build on the success of the Wonder Team, although every player was eligible in 1922, two key players and Sam Ridgeway, were injured before the start of the season. Hayden returned from his injury during the season, but was never able to play at the level he had the previous year. Ridgeway fought a battle with diphtheria, and although he recovered
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the major mens professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier mens professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams, and is a member of USA Basketball. The NBA is one of the four professional sports leagues in the United States. NBA players are the worlds best paid athletes by average annual salary per player, the league was founded in New York City on June 6,1946, as the Basketball Association of America. The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3,1949, the leagues several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in Secaucus, the Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada. On November 1,1946, in Toronto, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, the first basket was made by Ossie Schectman of the Knickerbockers.
During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not significantly better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters. For instance, the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets moved to the BAA and won that leagues 1948 title, Following the 1948–49 season, the BAA took in the remainder of the NBL, Anderson, Tri-Cities, Sheboygan and Waterloo. The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as arenas and smaller gymnasiums. The process of contraction saw the leagues smaller-city franchises move to larger cities, the Hawks shifted from the Tri-Cities to Milwaukee in 1951, and to St. Louis in 1955. The Rochester Royals moved from Rochester, New York, to Cincinnati in 1957, japanese-American Wataru Misaka broke the NBA color barrier in the 1947–48 season when he played for the New York Knicks. He remained the only player in league history prior to the first African-American, Harold Hunter. During this period, the Minneapolis Lakers, led by center George Mikan, won five NBA Championships, to encourage shooting and discourage stalling, the league introduced the 24-second shot clock in 1954.
If a team does not attempt to score a goal within 24 seconds of obtaining the ball, play is stopped. In 1957, rookie center Bill Russell joined the Boston Celtics, who already featured guard Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, and went on to lead the club to eleven NBA titles in thirteen seasons. Center Wilt Chamberlain entered the league with the Warriors in 1959 and became a dominant individual star of the 1960s, russells rivalry with Chamberlain became one of the greatest rivalries in the history of American team sports. The 1960s were dominated by the Celtics, led by Russell, Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, Boston won eight straight championships in the NBA from 1959 to 1966
Troy is a city located among Metropolitan Detroits northern suburbs in Oakland County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 80,980 at the 2010 census, making it the 11th-largest city in Michigan by population, Troy has become a business and shopping destination in the Metro Detroit area, with numerous office centers and the upscale Somerset Collection mall. In 2011, Troy was ranked the safest city in Michigan, in 2008, Troy ranked as the fourth most affordable U. S. city with a median household income of approximately $79,000. The earliest recorded purchases of land in what was known as Troy Township occurred in 1819, a couple of years a settlement known as Troy Corners was established due to Johnson Niles buying 160 acres in the region. The area is currently the area of Troy. In 1827 Troy Township was established, the latitude of Troy is 42.605 N, and the longitude is 83.15 W. The mean elevation is 748 ft, the Troy Historic Village is a fully interactive historical museum chronicling the different stages of Troys progression from its first settlers to the city it has become today.
Located at the corners of Livernois Road and Wattles Road, the village is located behind the old city hall building, each structure is original and was painstakingly moved from its original location to the museum intact. There is a gazebo in the center of the square which will host parties, many schools from around the area plan field trips to the museum, and the church is available for weddings. In the summer of 2005, to commemorate the citys 50th anniversary, ceramic beaver statues, the beaver is the symbol of Troy, and the citys main commercial thoroughfare is named after it. Troy is home to two of the largest Protestant churches in the USA, Kensington Community Church and Woodside Bible Church, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Metropolis of Detroit is headquartered in Troy. In 2003, Troy was named Michigans Sportstown by Sports Illustrated magazine for having the top community sports programs in the state, the Troy Eccentric newspaper edition ceased publication in 2009. Troy is a center of business, particularly in the automotive and financial sectors.
Troy has the second highest cumulative property value in Michigan, second only to Detroit, Troy is home to the Somerset Collection mall, featuring a skywalk and over 180 stores, and the Oakland Mall. The Top of Troy is the citys tallest building with offices of PNC Financial Services, bank of America maintains a major operations center in Troy. Planners have proposed the Pavilions of Troy project for the city, a square with boulevards lined with upscale shops, offices, a theater. In 2012 Mahindra & Mahindra opened a center in Troy. Franks Nursery & Crafts was an arts and crafts chain spanning 14 states that was headquartered in Troy, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2004, and became defunct soon after
Maine Red Claws
The Maine Red Claws are a professional minor league basketball team based in Portland, Maine. The Red Claws compete in the NBA Development League, and are affiliated with the Boston Celtics, on February 25,2009, the NBADL awarded the city of Portland, Maine with an expansion franchise. The team began playing in the 2009–2010 season, the teams home court is the Portland Expo Building. The team is owned by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is chaired by William Ryan, the Red Claws made their first playoff appearance on April 6,2013 as the 8th seeded team and was swept by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the opening round. On July 21,2009 the Red Claws announced Austin Ainge as the first head coach of the team, radio station 96.3 WJJB-FM broadcast the games. This streak continued for the season and was cut short during the 2011-2012 season. On June 21,2012, the Red Claws announced that they had entered an affiliation with the Boston Celtics. The Red Claws made their first play-off appearance on April 11,2013, on July 16,2014, the Red Claws announced that Mike Taylor would not return for a third season as the teams head coach.
He had a 45-55 record as coach over two seasons with the team, on August 15,2014 it was announced Canadian Scott Morrison would assume the reins, after 11 seasons as the head coach of Lakehead Universitys Lakehead Thunderwolves. Morrison spent the 2013-14 season as a D-League assistant, on April 2,2009, Red Claws was announced as the winning name after a name-the-team contest. Voters in the contest could choose from the Red Claws, Crushers, Swarm, the name and logo give homage to the lobster fishing industry, a major economic engine of the New England area. The use of Red in the name serves to pay tribute to longtime Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Walker – recalled by the Boston Celtics on December 23,2009, alexis Ajinça – recalled by the Charlotte Bobcats on February 2,2010
Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan. Located along the Flint River,66 miles northwest of Detroit, it is a city within the region known as Mid Michigan. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, the Flint metropolitan area is located entirely within Genesee County. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Michigan with a population of 425,790 in 2010, the city was incorporated in 1855. Flint was founded as a village by fur trader Jacob Smith in 1819, from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century, the city was a leading manufacturer of carriages and automobiles, earning it the nickname Vehicle City. General Motors was founded in Flint in 1908, and the city grew into a manufacturing powerhouse for GMs Buick. Flint was the home of the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936–37 that played a role in the formation of the United Auto Workers. Since the late 1960s, Flint has faced several crises, the city sank into a deep economic depression after GM significantly downsized its workforce in the area from a 1978 high of 80,000 to under 8,000 by 2010.
From 1960 to 2010, the population of the city nearly halved from 196,940 to 102,434, in the mid-2000s, Flint became known for its high crime rates and has repeatedly been ranked among the most dangerous cities in the United States. The city was under a state of emergency from 2002–2004. The Saginaw Valley, particularly the vicinity of Flint, is considered by some to be the oldest continually inhabited area of Michigan. The Flint River had several convenient fords which became points of contention among rival tribes, as attested by the presence of arrowheads and burial mounds near it. In 1819, Jacob Smith, a fur trader on cordial terms with both the local Ojibwas and the government founded a trading post at the Grand Traverse of the Flint River. On several occasions, Smith negotiated land exchanges with the Ojibwas on behalf of the U. S. government, Smith apportioned many of his holdings to his children. As the ideal stopover on the route between Detroit and Saginaw, Flint grew into a small but prosperous village, and incorporated in 1855.
The 1860 U. S. census indicated that Genesee County had a population of 22,498 of Michigans 750,000, in the latter half of the 19th century, Flint became a center of the Michigan lumber industry. Revenue from lumber funded the establishment of a local carriage-making industry, as horse-drawn carriages gave way to the automobiles, Flint naturally grew into a major player in the nascent auto industry. Buick Motor Company, after a start in Detroit, soon moved to Flint