Lennox Dominique Terry Dehere is a former American Democratic Party politician and retired NBA basketball player. Dehere was born in New York City, and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey and it is through this relationship that he is best friends with coachs son Bobby Hurley. Dehere holds single season records for 3-point field goals made and he was named Big East Player of the Year in the 1992-93 season, as well as Conference Tournament MVP. Guard, he was selected 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1993 NBA Draft and he played for the Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies averaging 8.0 ppg during his NBA career which spanned six seasons. In January 2002, Dehere signed with the Florida Flame of the National Basketball Development League, in 1994, Dehere donated $75,000 to rehabilitate the Garfield Park basketball court where he had played in his youth. He worked with others in the community to rebuild the youth basketball program at the park. The court was renamed by the City of Jersey City in Deheres honor, after retiring from the NBA, Dehere returned to his hometown of Jersey City.
He is currently the owner of Sanais at the Newkirk-Summit House and he is the Chairman of the Jersey City Community Housing Corporation, a non-profit corporation involved in the construction of affordable housing. Dehere made his debut as a candidate for an at-large council seat in the Jersey City municipal election of 2001. On April 27,2007, Dehere was elected to serve as a member of the Jersey City Board of Education where he served on the Legal and he became vice president of the board on May 21,2009. He served one term, which expired in April 2010, and was defeated for reelection
Corliss Mondari Williamson is an American basketball coach and former basketball player who played for four teams during his 12-year NBA career. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic and his nickname is Big Nasty, a moniker he received from his AAU coach when he was 13. Williamson was a power forward in college, but became an undersized power forward in the NBA. Corliss Williamson played basketball at Russellville High School, where he achieved numerous accolades and he was a three-time all-conference and all-state selection, and was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992. Prior to his year, Williamson held his own against future teammate Chris Webber in an AAU championship game. As a senior Williamson averaged twenty-eight points and nine rebounds per game, in the title game, Russellville defeated a team led by Jason Kidd, with Williamson blocking a potential game-winner by Kidd at the buzzer. Williamson was named tournament MVP, but gave his medal to Kidd at the award podium, Williamson closed out his high school career with a selection to play in the 1992 McDonalds All-American Game.
He came in second in scoring to game MVP Othella Harrington, with fourteen points and his #34 jersey has been retired by Russellville High and hangs on the wall of the schools arena, along with his McDonalds All-American jersey. Williamson played at the University of Arkansas for head coach Nolan Richardson from 1992 to 1995, in the 1992–93 season, Williamson led Arkansas to a 22–9 record and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament, losing to the eventual national champion, the North Carolina Tar Heels. Williamson averaged 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, Williamson led the team into the championship game in 1995 as well, but Arkansas lost to UCLA, finishing 32–7. In three seasons at Arkansas, Williamson was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 1993, and was 1st Team All-SEC in 1993,1994, and 1995. He was named the SEC Player of the Year for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, in addition to the 1994 NCAA National Championship, Williamson led the Razorbacks to the SEC West Division title all three seasons, and the SEC regular season championship in 1994 and 1995.
Williamson finished his career at Arkansas with 1,728 points, Williamson was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. His jersey is one of two that have ever been retired by the University of Arkansas, along with Sidney Moncrief. He is considered one of the five greatest players in school history, Williamson declared for the NBA Draft following his junior season, and was selected by the Sacramento Kings as a lottery pick in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft. His best career year was in the 1997–98 season when he played 79 games and averaged 17.7 points per game for the Kings, although coming off the bench, Williamson served a pivotal role in the Detroit offense. Williamson has the distinction of being one of the few basketball players to win national championships at three different levels, AAU, the NCAA with Arkansas, and the NBA with Detroit. Williamson announced his retirement in September,2007 to become an assistant coach at Arkansas Baptist College and he worked as a volunteer coach during his three years at Arkansas Baptist, succeeding Charles Ripley as the head coach for his final season at the school
Chris Mullin (basketball)
Christopher Paul Mullin is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the St. Johns Red Storm. He previously served as advisor for the Sacramento Kings and general manager of the Golden State Warriors. He is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Mullin played shooting guard and small forward in the NBA from 1985 to 2001. He returned to the Olympics in 1992 as a member of the Dream Team and he played with the Warriors from the 1985–86 until the 1996–97 season. Thereafter, Mullin played with the Indiana Pacers from 1997 until the 1999–2000 season and he retired after the 2000–01 season, playing for his original team, the Warriors. On March 30,2015, he was named 20th head coach of the St. Johns University mens basketball team, Chris was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a young player in New York, Mullin studied the games of Knicks stars Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe while admiring Larry Bird and wearing #17 in honor of John Havlicek.
As a youth, he traveled to the Bronx and Harlem, predominately African American neighborhoods. From a young age, he paved a path for himself to become a legend in the Diocese of Brooklyn and his name began to spread while playing CYO basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on Flatlands Avenue. Along with playing CYO basketball at St. Mullin began his school career at Power Memorial Academy. He transferred as a junior to Xaverian High School, after being selected as New York States Mr. Basketball, Mullin was recruited by the Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca to play for St. Johns University in nearby Queens. After signing, Mullin averaged 16.6 points per game in his freshman year, as a senior who averaged 19.8 points per game, Mullin led St. Johns to the 1985 Final Four and its first #1 ranking since 1951. Mullin, who averaged 19.5 points per game, finished his career as the Redmens all-time leading scorer with 2,440 career points and he holds the distinction of being one of only three players in history to win the Haggerty Award three times.
From 1983–1985, Mullin was named the Big East conferences player of the year, in the 1985 NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Mullin in the first round with the seventh pick. In Mullins first three seasons with the Warriors, he was primarily a spot-up shooting guard playing in the backcourt alongside Eric Sleepy Floyd. In his second season, 1986–87, the Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals under George Karl, the next season, Don Nelson became the Warriors coach and had plans to move Mullin to small forward. During his third season in the NBA, Mullin admitted to Nelson that he was an alcoholic, after missing several practices, Mullin was suspended, entered an alcohol rehabilitation program. For five consecutive seasons, from 1988 until 1993, Mullin scored an average of 25 or more points, the Warriors made five straight playoff appearances
Rasheed Abdul Sheed Wallace is an American retired professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A native of Philadelphia, Wallace played college basketball at the University of North Carolina before moving on to the NBA in 1995. Originally selected by the Washington Bullets as the pick in the 1995 NBA draft. He was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers after the season, with Portland he was a key member of the Trail Blazers team that made it to the Western Conference Finals in 1999 and 2000, and was an NBA All-Star in 2000 and 2001. Wallace averaged a career best 19.4 points per game in 2002 for the Trail Blazers, during the 2003–04 season Portland traded him to the Atlanta Hawks where he played one game before he was traded to the Detroit Pistons. With the Pistons, Wallace won the NBA championship in 2004, Wallace was an NBA All-Star in 2006 and 2008. After the 2008–09 season, Wallace left the Pistons as an agent and signed with the Boston Celtics.
He returned to sign a deal to play for the New York Knicks in 2012. Wallace is currently the NBAs all-time leader in technical fouls. Wallace holds the record for technical fouls. In the 2000–01 season, Wallace received 41 technical fouls over a span of 80 games, on April 17,2013, Wallace announced his second retirement. Wallace was born and raised in the city neighborhoods of Philadelphia. He was named USA Today High School Player of the Year after his season and was selected first team All America by Basketball Times. Wallace was a two-time Parade All-American first teamer, despite playing time of just 19 minutes per game, Wallace averaged 16 points,15 rebounds and seven blocks his senior year. In addition to basketball, Wallace ran track and high jumped as a teenager, along with Randy Livingston and Jerry Stackhouse, were considered the top three players in the 1993 class. University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith recruited Wallace to Chapel Hill, Smith was a revered mentor both to Wallace and Wallaces eventual Detroit coach Larry Brown.
Wallace has indicated that this North Carolina bond with Brown helped him adjust quickly to the Pistons system, during his brief time at North Carolina, Wallace had success in the national spotlight. He was named a second-team All-American by the AP his second year at UNC, Wallace and fellow future NBA player Jerry Stackhouse helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four in 1995
The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D. C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association, as a club of the leagues Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its games at the Verizon Center, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington. The team now known as the Wizards began playing as the Chicago Packers in 1961, as the first modern expansion team in NBA history, an expansion prompted by Abe Sapersteins American Basketball League. Rookie Walt Bellamy was the star, averaging 31.6 points per game,19.0 rebounds per game. During the All-Star game, Bellamy represented the team while scoring 23 points, Bellamy was named the league Rookie of the Year, but was the team finished with the NBAs worst record at 18-62. The teams original nickname was a nod to Chicagos meatpacking industry, their home arena, however, it was extremely unpopular since it was the same nickname used by the NFLs Green Bay Packers, bitter rivals of the Chicago Bears.
After only one year, the changed its name to the Chicago Zephyrs. Their only season as the Zephyrs boasted former Purdue star Terry Dischinger, in their first year in Baltimore, the Bullets finished fourth in a five–team Western Division. Prior to the 1964–65 NBA season the Bullets pulled off a trade, sending Dischinger, Rod Thorn and Don Kojis to the Detroit Pistons for Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry. The trade worked out well, Howell proved to be a hustling, in the 1965 NBA Playoffs, the Bullets stunned the St. Louis Hawks 3–1, and advanced to the Western Conference finals. In the finals, Baltimore managed to split the first four games with the Los Angeles Lakers before losing the series 4–2. In the late 1960s, the Bullets drafted two future Hall of Fame members, Earl Monroe, in the 1967 draft, number two overall, and Wes Unseld, in the 1968 draft, number two overall. The team improved dramatically, from 36 wins the season to 57 in the 1968–69 season. The Bullets reached the playoffs with high expectations to go far, the next season the two teams met again in the first round, and although this one went to seven games, the Knicks emerged victorious again.
In the 1970–71 season, the 42–40 Bullets again met the 1970–71 Knicks and they were swept in four games by the powerful Milwaukee Bucks led by future Hall of Fame members Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Even after the trades of Earl Monroe and Gus Johnson, the Bullets remained a playoff contender throughout the 1970s. Following a less than spectacular 1971–72 season, Baltimore acquired Elvin Hayes from the Houston Rockets and drafted Kevin Porter in the third round, out of St. Francis in Pennsylvania
The Mobile Revelers were a National Basketball Development League team based in Mobile, Alabama. Playing their home games at the Mobile Civic Center, the Revelers was a franchise in the 2001-02 season. The team was named after the people who took part in Mardi Gras parades as the Mardi Gras tradition started in Mobile, the National Basketball Association announced the Revelers as one of the NBDL charter franchises in July 2001. In 2003 the Revelers won the League championship, defeating the Fayetteville Patriots, however the league contracted the franchise in June 2003
The Vancouver Grizzlies were a Canadian professional basketball team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They were part of the Midwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association, the team was established in 1995, along with the Toronto Raptors, as part of the NBAs expansion into Canada. Following the 2000–01 season, the relocated to Memphis, United States. The Grizzlies played their games at General Motors Place for the entirety of their 6 seasons in Vancouver. Like most expansion teams, the Grizzlies struggled in their early years, the team finished last in the division in five of its seasons, and never managed to win more than 30 percent of its games in any of the teams seasons in Vancouver. In total, the team won 101 games, lost 359, the two expansion teams were denied early draft picks in the first season, but the Grizzlies secured Shareef Abdur-Rahim in 1996. The team continued to lose games despite high draft picks, after they selected Steve Francis as second pick in 1999, he refused to play in Vancouver and was traded away.
After the 1998–99 lockout, lower attendance and a weak Canadian dollar caused the owner Orca Bay Sports, after a failed attempt to sell the team to Bill Laurie, it was instead sold to Michael Heisley and subsequently moved to Memphis, Tennessee for the 2001–02 season. The only former professional team to play in Canada was the Toronto Huskies. Attempts had been made by Nelson Skalbania, an entrepreneur, to get an NBA franchise to Vancouver in the 1980s. Arthur Griffiths, owner of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League through Northwest Sports Enterprises, Griffiths was developing a privately owned 20, 000-seat arena for the Canucks in downtown Vancouver, which was scheduled for completion for the 1995–96 season. The Toronto Raptors were awarded a franchise for that season on 30 September 1993. On 14 February 1994, the NBAs Expansion Committee gave a preliminary approval for Vancouver, both franchises paid a fee of US$125 million, up from $32.5 million paid during the 1988–89 expansion.
The Grizzlies became the NBAs 29th franchise, one hindrance for the expansion was that the NBA wanted the Province of British Columbia to abolish wagering on Grizzlies games, specifically by removing the games from the Sports Actions betting. NBA betting accounted for CA$1.56 million in 1993, with the going to provincial health care. Similar demands were laid forward in Ontario, there was large public opposition against the leagues demands. This issue was resolved on 9 February 1994 after the company agreed to donate $500,000 per year to health care. The company hired Stu Jackson as general manager on 22 July, Jackson started by hiring a scouting department headed by Larry Riley
The Associated Press is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City that operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers and radio and television stations in the United States, all of which stories to the AP. Most of the AP staff are members and are represented by the Newspaper Guild, which operates under the Communications Workers of America. As of 2007, news collected by the AP was published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,000 television, the photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The AP operates 243 news bureaus in 120 countries and it operates the AP Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, as part of their cooperative agreement with the AP, most member news organizations grant automatic permission for the AP to distribute their local news reports.
The AP employs the inverted pyramid formula for writing that enables the news outlets to edit a story to fit its available publication area without losing the storys essentials. Cutbacks at rival United Press International in 1993 left the AP as the United States primary news service, although UPI still produces and distributes stories and photos daily. Other English-language news services, such as the BBC, some historians believe that the Tribune joined at this time, documents show it was a member in 1849. The New York Times became a member shortly after its founding in September 1851, initially known as the New York Associated Press, the organization faced competition from the Western Associated Press, which criticized its monopolistic news gathering and price setting practices. The revelations led to the demise of the NYAP and in December 1892, when the AP was founded, news became a salable commodity. The invention of the press allowed the New York Tribune in the 1870s to print 18,000 papers per hour.
During the Civil War and Spanish–American War, there was a new incentive to print vivid, Melville Stone, who had founded the Chicago Daily News in 1875, served as AP General Manager from 1893 to 1921. He embraced the standards of accuracy and integrity, the cooperative grew rapidly under the leadership of Kent Cooper, who built up bureau staff in South America, Europe and, the Middle East. He introduced the telegraph typewriter or teletypewriter into newsrooms in 1914, in 1935, AP launched the Wirephoto network, which allowed transmission of news photographs over leased private telephone lines on the day they were taken. This gave AP a major advantage over other media outlets. While the first network was only between New York and San Francisco, eventually AP had its network across the whole United States, in 1945, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Associated Press v. The decision facilitated the growth of its main rival United Press International, AP entered the broadcast field in 1941 when it began distributing news to radio stations, it created its own radio network in 1974
Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, Cuse, or SU, is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States. The institutions roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, after several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church, the campus is in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features a mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports, SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for the mens rowing and womens ice hockey teams.
SU is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary was founded in 1831 by the Genesee Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, south of Rochester. In 1850, it was resolved to enlarge the institution from a seminary into a college, or to connect a college with the seminary, the location was soon thought by many to be insufficiently central. Its difficulties were compounded by the set of technological changes. The trustees of the college decided to seek a locale whose economic. Meanwhile, there were years of dispute between the Methodist ministers and contending cities across the state, over proposals to move Genesee College to Syracuse. At the time, the ministers wanted a share of the funds from the Morrill Land Grant Act for Genesee College and they agreed to a quid pro quo donation of $25,000 from Senator Cornell in exchange for their support for his bill. Cornell insisted the bargain be written into the bill and Cornell became New York States Land Grant University in 1865.
In 1869, Genesee College obtained New York State approval to move to Syracuse, but Lima got an injunction to block the move. By that time, the injunction had been made moot by the founding of a new university on March 24,1870. On that date the State of New York granted the new Syracuse University its own charter, the City of Syracuse had offered $100,000 to establish the school. Bishop Jesse Truesdell Peck had donated $25,000 to the school and was elected the first president of the Board of Trustees. Rev. Daniel Steele, a former Genesee College president, served as the first administrative leader of Syracuse until its Chancellor was appointed, the university opened in September 1871 in rented space downtown. George F. Comstock, a member of the new Universitys Board of Trustees, had offered the school 50 acres of farmland on a hillside to the southeast of the city center
The Idaho Stampede was an American basketball team in the NBA Development League, based in Boise, Idaho. They played their games at the Ford Idaho Center in nearby Nampa from 1997 until they moved to CenturyLink Arena in Boise in 2005. The team relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2016-2017 season to become the Salt Lake City Stars, the team was founded as a member of the Continental Basketball Association in 1997 and was league runner-up in the 2003–04 season, losing to the Dakota Wizards. After the 2005–06 season, the Stampede announced that the team would be joining the NBA Development League, the Stampedes sole NBA affiliate is the Utah Jazz, with whom they originally had a hybrid partnership. However, on March 24,2015, the Utah Jazz, in the Stampedes first D-League season, the team won the Western Division title, tying for the best record in the league. On April 25,2008, the Stampede defeated the Austin Toros, 108–101 and it was the first title in team history in either the CBA or the D-League.
Ever since they lost to the Austin Toros in the 2009 NBA Development League Playoffs, theyve never returned to the playoffs, with a 70-80 record for the past three seasons. Earlier in the season, in January 2008, the team had hosted the annual D-League Showcase, ^=Due to financial problems, the CBA temporarily folded, effectively ending the season. J
In basketball, a rebound, colloquially referred to as a board, is a statistic awarded to a player who retrieves the ball after a missed field goal or free throw. Rebounds are given to a player who tips in a shot on his teams offensive end. Rebounds in basketball are a part in the game, as all possessions change after a shot is successfully made. A rebound can be grabbed by either a player or a defensive player. The majority of rebounds are defensive because the team on defense tends to be in position to recover missed shots. Offensive rebounds give the team another opportunity to score whether right away or by resetting the offense. A block is not considered a rebound, a ball does not need to actually rebound off the rim or backboard for a rebound to be credited. Rebounds are credited after any missed shot, including air balls, if a player takes a shot and misses and the ball bounces on the ground before someone picks it up, the person who picks up the ball is credited for a rebound. Rebounds are credited to the first player that gains possession of the ball or to the player that successfully deflects the ball into the basket for a score. A rebound is credited to a team when it gains possession of the ball after any missed shot that is not cleared by a single player, great rebounders tend to be tall and strong.
Because height is so important, most rebounds are made by centers and power forwards, the lack of height can sometimes be compensated by the strength to box out taller players away from the ball to capture the rebound. For example, Charles Barkley once led the league in rebounding despite usually being much shorter than his counterparts, some shorter guards can be excellent rebounders as well such as point guard Jason Kidd who led the New Jersey Nets in rebounding for several years. Great rebounders must have a sense of timing and positioning. Great leaping ability is an important asset, but not absolutely necessary, players such as Larry Bird and Moses Malone were excellent rebounders, but were never known for their leaping ability. Bird has stated, Most rebounds are taken below the rim, the action can be called blocking out. A team can be boxed out by players using this technique to stop the other team from rebounding. Because fighting for a rebound can be physical, rebounding is often regarded as grunt work or a hustle play.
Overly aggressive boxing out or preventing being boxed out can lead to personal fouls, statistics of a players rebounds per game or rebounding average measure a players rebounding effectiveness by dividing the number of rebounds by the number of games played