Grant Henry Hill is an American retired basketball player. Hill played for four teams in his career in the National Basketball Association, the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns. Hills parents are retired NFL Pro Bowl running back Calvin Hill and he and his father were Rookies of the Year in their respective sports, Hill in the NBA in 1995, and his father in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. While playing college basketball at Duke, he was the 1994 ACC Player of the Year, a two-time NCAA All-American, and a two-time NCAA champion. As a professional he was the 1995 NBA co-Rookie of the Year, and was a seven-time NBA All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, and three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Touted as one of the best players in Duke history, many went as far as to say that he was one of the greatest collegiate players in his era. On June 1,2013, after 19 years in the league and Tony Ressler officially purchased the Atlanta Hawks on June 24,2015 for an estimated $730 million – $850 million.
Hill decided to attend Duke University, playing four years with the Blue Devils, Duke became the first Division I program to win consecutive titles since UCLA in 1973. Despite losing two of the biggest contributors on the Blue Devils, Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley, Hill led Duke to the game once again in 1994. Hill won the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the top defensive player in 1993. During his collegiate career, Hill became the first player in ACC history to more than 1,900 points,700 rebounds,400 assists,200 steals and 100 blocked shots. As a result of his college career, he became the eighth player in Duke history to have his jersey number retired. After his freshman season at Duke, Hill played on the bronze medal-winning U. S. team at the 1991 Pan American Games, held in Havana, with Duke down 103–102 in overtime and 2. Grant Hill was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the pick in the NBA draft after graduating from Duke in 1994. In his first season, he averaged 19.9 points,6.4 rebounds,5.0 assists and 1.77 steals per game, and became the first Pistons rookie since Isiah Thomas in 1981–82 to score 1000 points.
Hill ended up sharing NBA Rookie of the Year Award honors with Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks, Hill won the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award. He was named to the all-NBA First Team in 1997, Hill regularly played in the NBA All-Star Game, where he made history by being the first rookie to lead an NBA All-Star fan balloting in with 1,289,585 votes, narrowly defeating Shaquille ONeal. In addition, he became the first rookie in any of the four professional sports leagues to lead all-star fan voting
Marv Albert is an American sportscaster. Honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, from 1967 to 2004, he was known as the voice of the New York Knicks. Albert currently works for Turner Sports, serving as announcer for NBA games on TNT. In addition to calling both professional and college basketball, he has experience announcing other sports such as American football, ice hockey, horse racing, Albert has called the play-by-play of six Super Bowls, NBA Finals, and seven Stanley Cup Finals. He has called the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for TNT with Jim Courier and he worked as a co-host and reporter for two World Series. Albert was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, where he went to Abraham Lincoln High School, while Albert grew up, members of his family owned a grocery store on Brighton Beach Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets known as Aufrichtigs. He attended Syracuse Universitys Newhouse School of Public Communications from 1960 through 1963, in 1962, he served as the voice of the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.
He graduated from New York University in 1965 and his son Kenny Albert has been a part-time play-by-play announcer for the Knicks since 2009, whenever the older Alberts successor Mike Breen is unavailable. For a brief period before he resumed his broadcasting duties following his sexual assault arrest, Albert anchored MSGs former nightly sports news report. Marv Albert was the lead broadcaster for the NBA on NBC for most of its run from 1990 to 2002, calling every NBA Finals during that timeframe except for 1998,1999. During this time, Bob Costas had taken over the lead job, marv resumed his previous position for the 2000–2001 season and called Game 4 of the 2002 NBA Finals which was the final NBA telecast on NBC. During his time on NBC, Albert continued as lead man for the New York Knicks on local MSG Network telecasts. When he regained the lead position on NBC, he continued to call play-by-play for both networks until the end of NBCs coverage in 2002. Albert continues to be the lead announcer for National Basketball Association games on TNT.
Albert sustained facial lacerations, a concussion, and a sprained ankle, the 2002 NBA Playoffs were scheduled to begin two days later, with Albert scheduled to call multiple games that week. Bob Costas filled in those games, and Albert returned to call Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, beginning with the 2008–09 season, Albert was paired with his TNT broadcast colleague Mike Fratello on the YES Network. However, with the Nets struggles in the 2009–10 season, Nets management relegated Albert to secondary play-by-play, since Ian Eagle has taken over the broadcasts. In 2011, Albert left the YES Network to join CBS Sports for NFL, Albert hosts a basketball-focused interview show on NBA TV, which airs on YES
Craig Graham Sager Sr. was an American sports reporter, covering an array of sports from 1981 until the year of his death for CNN and its sister stations, TBS and TNT. He was a 2016 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and it was announced during the 2017 national Basketball Association All-Star game that Craig Sager was the 2017 recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award. Sager was born June 29,1951 in Batavia, Sager was a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned a bachelors degree in Speech. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Sager began his career as a reporter for WXLT in Sarasota, Florida. He worked as a news director in 1974, making $95 a week for his efforts. In the mid-1970s, Sager had a stint as a weatherman at WLCY-TV in St. Petersburg where he was mentored by Sports Director. He went to WINK-TV in Ft. Myers as a reporter where he covered the Kansas City Royals in spring training at Terry Park.
In 1978, Sager joined KMBC-Channel 9 in Kansas City, Sager would remain at the station until 1981. Sager handled the first live report by CNN from the 1980 baseball playoffs. While at CNN, Sager co-anchored the networks CNN Sports Tonight shows, Sager served as the anchor of College Football Scoreboard on CNNs sports-oriented sister network, TBS, from 1982 to 1985. Sager was posted wherever the network needed him, working before the cameras at Ted Turners Goodwill Games from 1986 through 2001 and he covered the Pan American Games, and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Sager called Nordic skiing and curling for sister network TNTs coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics and he worked for telecasts of golf and was extensively employed covering the National Football League on TNTs telecasts from 1990 to 1997. Sagers best known televised role was that of a reporter for The NBA on TNT. A natural entertainer, Sager was famous for his choices in clothing—an immense array of sport coats and suits ranging from the garish to the ghastly.
Sager rarely wore the same spectacularly ugly outfit twice, Sager served as a sideline reporter for the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship, both for Turner Sports and CBS with Marv Albert, Chris Webber, and Len Elmore. In 1999, he was loaned to NBC Sports where Sager served as a reporter for both NBCs coverage of the National League Championship Series and World Series. He was the mens and womens basketball reporter for NBCs Olympic coverage since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Sager served as a reporter for NBC Sports coverage of basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. With his life nearing an end, in June 2016 Sager was loaned by Time Warners Turner Sports to rival Disneys ESPN to work in his first NBA Finals telecast, Sager partnered with ESPN regular Doris Burke to work the sidelines of Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals
2013 NBA All-Star Game
The 2013 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that was played on February 17,2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, the current home of the Houston Rockets. This game was the 62nd edition of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game and was played during the 2012–13 NBA season, the Houston Rockets were awarded the All-Star Game in an announcement by commissioner David Stern on February 8,2012. This was the time that Houston had hosted the All-Star Game. The West won the game 143–138, and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers was named the games most valuable player, starters for the game were selected by the fans, who could select three frontcourt players and two guards from each conference. Previously, fans selected two forwards and one center instead of generic frontcourt players, kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers received the most overall votes at 1,591,437. Starting this season, NBA All-Star Saturday Night events became contests between the Eastern and Western Conferences, the coaches for the All-Star game were the head coaches who led the teams with the best winning percentages in their conference through the games of February 3,2013.
Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs clinched the West position after a win on January 30, erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat clinched the East position after a win over the Toronto Raptors on February 3,2013. The head coaches from the year, Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks, were not eligible for selection. The rosters for the All-Star Game were chosen in two ways, the starters were chosen via a fan ballot. Two guards and three players who received the highest vote were named the All-Star starters. NBA head coaches voted for the reserves for their respective conferences, each coach selected two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, with each selected player ranked in order of preference within each category. If a player is unable to due to injury, the commissioner will select a replacement. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers topped the ballots with 1,591,437 votes, Bryant earned a record 15th consecutive All-Star selection. Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Dwight Howard completed the Western Conference starting position, the lone first-time All-Star in the Western Conference is the Houston Rockets James Harden.
Also sending a pair of players to the All-Star Game were the Oklahoma City Thunder, represented by Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Golden State Warriors had an All-Star representative for the first time since Latrell Sprewell was selected in 1997, with David Lee. The Eastern Conferences leading vote-getter was LeBron James, who finished with 1,583,646 votes, rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Garnett completed the Eastern Conference starting positions. Anthony and Wade were starters for the previous years Eastern Conference team, the Eastern Conference reserves included six first-time selections, Tyson Chandler, Paul George, Jrue Holiday, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez, and Joakim Noah. The Boston Celtics sent two players to start in the All-Star Game for the first time since 1984, when Larry Bird, the New York Knicks sent two players to the All-Star Game for the first time since 2001
In sports broadcasting, a sports commentator gives a running commentary of a game or event in real time, usually during a live broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense. The comments are normally a voiceover, with the sounds of the action, in the case of television commentary, the commentators are on screen rarely if at all during the event. The main commentator, called the play-by-play announcer or commentator in North America and they are valued for their articulateness and for their ability to describe each play or event of an often fast-moving sporting event. Other main commentators may, only one sport. The analyst or color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy on the teams and athletes and they are usually former athletes or coaches in their respective sports, although there are some exceptions. The term color refers to levity and insight provided by analyst, the most common format for a sports broadcast is to have an analyst/color commentator work alongside the main/play-by-play announcer.
Vin Scully, longtime announcer for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, is one of few examples of this practice still existing today, a sideline reporter assists a sports broadcasting crew with sideline coverage of the playing field or court. Sideline reporters are often granted inside information about an important update, such as injury, in cases of big events, teams consisting of many sideline reporters are placed strategically so that the main commentator has many sources to turn to. In British sports broadcasting, the presenter of a sports broadcast is usually distinct from the commentator, in North America, the on-air personality based in the studio is called the studio host. During their shows, the presenter/studio host may be joined by analysts or pundits. In North American English, sportscaster is a term for any type of commentator in a sports broadcast. It may refer to a talk show host or a newscaster covering sports news. In 1975, the National Hockey League made headlines when two coaches from the N. H.
L, all-Star Game in Montreal allowed Robin Herman and Marcel St. Cyr. access into the mens locker room. Both were believed to have been the first women allowed to enter a professional mens locker room to conduct a post-game interview. Sport organizations began to follow in the N. H. L. s footsteps, Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and other officials chose to discriminate her based on her sex. Knowing that this would put Sports Illustrated in a disadvantage from other publishers, Time Inc. and Ludtke filed a lawsuit against Kuhn. The lawsuit was taken to the U. S. District Court in 1978 where Judge Constance Baker Motley ruled the act as violating the 14th amendment of the U. S. Constitution. The court ruled that the Yankees organization devise a plan to protect the players of their privacy while female sportswriters conducted interviews, society viewed the issue as women sportswriters only wanting access to the mens locker room to see players naked
Reginald Wayne Reggie Miller is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association career with the Indiana Pacers. Miller was known for his precision three-point shooting, especially in situations and most notably against the New York Knicks. When he retired, he held the record for most career 3-point field goals made and he is second on the list behind Ray Allen. A five-time All-Star selection, Miller led the league in free throw accuracy five times, Miller is widely considered the Pacers greatest player of all-time. His No.31 was retired by the team in 2006, currently, he works as an NBA commentator for TNT. On September 7,2012, Miller was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Miller was born in Riverside, California. He was born with hip deformities, which prevented him from walking correctly, after a few years of continuously wearing braces on both legs, his leg strength grew enough to compensate. One of five siblings, he comes from an athletic family and his brother Darrell is a former Major League Baseball player, his sister Tammy played volleyball at Cal State Fullerton, and his older sister Cheryl is a Hall of Fame basketball player.
Cheryl was a member of the 1984 U. S. gold-medal winning Olympic basketball team and is an analyst for Turner Sports, one of the family anecdotes Reggie liked to recall was when Cheryl used to beat him in games of 1-on-1 prior to his professional career. According to Reggie, they quit playing when he could finally block Cheryls shots, Miller claims his unorthodox shooting style was developed to arc his shot over his sisters constant shot blocking. The Millers had a son Saul, Jr. who became a musician, Miller attended Riverside Polytechnic High School and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a degree in history. In the 1984–1985 NCAA season he helped the UCLA Bruins to an NIT championship, the Three-point field goal was instituted for the 1986–1987 season,69 of his 247 field goals were from three point range that year. One of his most memorable performances was in the January 24,1987 game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, another notable game was a win against defending national champion Louisville and Pervis Ellison on February 28,1987.
Miller scored 33 points in the half, which is still the school record. His final game was a loss in the round of the 1987 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament to Wyoming. He finished second in scoring at UCLA behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. As of 2009, he holds the UCLA single-season records for most league points, highest league scoring average. He holds several individual game records, Miller was selected by the Pacers with the 11th pick in the 1st round of the 1987 NBA draft
2016 NBA All-Star Game
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that was played on February 14,2016. It was the 65th NBA All-Star Game, the Western Conference won 196–173 over the Eastern Conference, and Russell Westbrook was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. It was held at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Raptors, the Raptors were awarded the All-Star Game in an announcement on September 30,2013. This was the first time that the game was held outside the United States, TSN and Sportsnet televised the game nationally in Canada, while TNT and TBS televised the game nationally in the United States. This was the 18th and final All-Star Game that Kobe Bryant participated in, although the Golden State Warriors had the best record in the Western Conference, no coach may coach two consecutive All-Star Games, therefore making Steve Kerr ineligible. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich served as the Western Conference coach due to the Spurs having the second-best record in the West.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had the best record in the Eastern Conference, but on January 22, Lue was named the Eastern Conference head coach on January 27, even though he had only coached three games up to that point. The rosters for the All-Star Game were selected through a voting process, the starters are chosen by the fans. Two guards and three players who received the highest vote are named the All-Star starters. NBA head coaches vote for the reserves for their respective conferences, each coach selects two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, with each selected player ranked in order of preference within each category. This is the time that Bryant has been the leading vote getter. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, with 1,089,206 votes, was the leading vote getter in the Eastern Conference, dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat was named a starter to his 12th career All-Star Game, with a total of 941,466 votes. Jimmy Butler and Chris Bosh ultimately had to sit out the All-Star Game due to a knee and calf injury, pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks were named as Butler and Boshs replacements.
Russell Westbrook earned his second-straight MVP award in his first All-Star start as the West won 196–173 over the East and he scored a team-high 31 points and added eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals in 22 minutes. Kobe Bryant, who planned to retire after the season, had 10 points, six rebounds, the 369 total points in the game broke the previous years record by 48, and both sides exceeded the prior team record of 163. Stephen Curry added 26 points for the West, and teammates Anthony Davis scored 24 on 12-of-13 shooting, the Easts Paul George scored 41, which tied Westbrooks total from 2015 and was one short of Wilt Chamberlains record. LeBron James totaled 13 points for a record of 291 to pass Bryant. Westbrook became the first player in All-Star history to win consecutive MVPs outright, bob Pettit is the other player to have won back-to-back awards, winning in 1958 and sharing it with Elgin Baylor in 1959
Ernie Johnson Jr.
Ernest Thorwald Ernie Johnson Jr. is a sportscaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports. He is the son of Ernie Johnson Sr. a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Braves play-by-play announcer. Johnsons career began in 1977 while he was still a student at the University of Georgia and he held that job until 1978, when he graduated from Georgia with a B. A. in journalism, summa cum laude. In 1979, Johnson began his career at WMAZ-TV in Macon. He worked there as a news anchor until 1981, when he moved to Spartanburg, Johnson moved back to Georgia in 1982, this time taking a job in Atlanta at WSB-TV as a general assignment news reporter. He became the weekend sports anchor and reporter in 1983. He held those jobs until 1989, when he left to join Turner Sports, from 1993 to 1996, Johnson called Atlanta Braves baseball games for SportSouth with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr. He has hosted the show since 1990, at the end of each broadcast, Ernie presents E. J. For the 2005–2006 season, his segments were sponsored by Intel Centrino, in the 2008 NBA Playoffs, his segments were presented by Geico and vitaminwater.
For all NBA-related shows, Johnson is joined by former NBA stars Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Shaquille ONeal and, on occasion, Chris Webber, Grant Hill, or Reggie Miller. In the 2012-2013 regular season he was joined by Anfernee Penny Hardaway and Dennis Scott while Smith, Johnson is the host of Tuesday Fan Night on sister station NBA TV, alongside Webber and Greg Anthony. In addition to working basketball, Johnson is the announcer for TNTs PGA Tour coverage. At TBS, Johnson worked as the studio host for their coverage of college football, in 2002, Johnson was co-winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, tying with Bob Costas of NBC and HBO. It was the first time Johnson had been nominated for a Sports Emmy, in 2006, Johnson won the award again, this time on his own, snapping Costas six-year stranglehold on it, including the year the two shared the honor. From 2007 to 2009, Johnson worked as the studio host alongside Cal Ripken Jr. for TBSs coverage of Major League Baseball, in 2010, he moved into a play-by-play role for the network, serving as the lead broadcaster for TBS playoff coverage, including the 2010 ALCS.
He broadcast 40 Atlanta Braves games on sister channel Peachtree TV and he was the studio host for TNTs coverage of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He co-hosted Barkleys now-defunct talk show, Listen Up, past work at TBS included working as studio host for their NBA coverage. Johnson called weightlifting for NBCs coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and he serves as a studio host for the NCAA tournament for CBS and Turner Sports alternating with Greg Gumbel
A color commentator is a North American term for a sports commentator who assists the main commentator, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress. In other regions this role is referred to as an analyst or summariser. The color analyst and main commentator will often exchange comments freely throughout the broadcast, the color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics and injury reports on the teams and athletes, and occasionally anecdotes or light humor. Color commentators are often former athletes or coaches of the sport being broadcast, the term color refers to levity and insight provided by a secondary announcer. A sports color commentator customarily works alongside the play-by-play broadcaster, commentary teams typically feature one professional commentator describing the passage of play, and another, usually a former player or coach, providing supplementary input as the game progresses. Additionally, former players and managers appear as pundits, carrying out a role to the co-commentator during the pre-game show preceding a given contest.
In American motorsports coverage, there may be as many as two color commentators in the booth for a given broadcast, in the United Kingdom, the term color commentator is relatively unknown, rather the role is called analyst, summarizer, or simply commentator. Cricket coverage on ESPNcricinfo uses similar terminology, in Australia, the term is not used. Those giving the analysis alongside the main commentator are sometimes said to be giving additional or expert analysis, or are special comments, there is no mention or translation to the term color. In Denmark and Sweden the term ekspertkommentator / expertkommentator is used for a sidekick to the play-by-play announcer. In Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, the position is known as a comentarista and comentador, similarly, in Finland kommentaattori is used for the second commentator, and selostaja for the main one. In France, the term for a commentator is consultant. In Italy, the commentator is usually referred to as responsible for the commento tecnico whereas the play-by-play commentator is the main telecronista.
In Italy, the commentator is usually a person formerly directly involved in the sport. Recent Formula 1 races have no fewer than three commentators, the telecronista, a pilot, and an engineer, the last two sharing the commento tecnico. In Turkey, the term spiker is used for the play-by-play announcer whereas the color commentator is referred to simply as yorumcu, in some countries, the two-person commentating team is not used as much as elsewhere. In Germany, most broadcasts of sports matches traditionally feature a single play-by-play announcer who provides commentary, background information. If the broadcast is on TV, the announcer will usually not comment on visually obvious things, in those cases, a current or former athlete or coach is often used as co-commentator or Experte
Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr is an American former professional basketball player and the current head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Kerr is a six-time NBA champion, winning three with the Chicago Bulls and two with the San Antonio Spurs as a player, and one with the Warriors as a head coach. Kerr has the highest career three-point percentage for any player with at least 250 three pointers made in NBA history, on June 2,2007, the Phoenix Suns named Kerr the teams President of Basketball Operations and General Manager. Kerr helped Managing Partner Robert Sarver buy the Suns in 2004, Kerr announced his retirement from the Suns in June 2010. Afterwards, Kerr returned as a commentator for NBA on TNT until 2014. On May 14,2014, the Golden State Warriors named Kerr the teams head coach, on April 4,2015, with a win over the Dallas Mavericks, Kerr broke the NBA record for the most regular season wins for a rookie coach. The Warriors went on to win the 2015 NBA Finals, making Kerr the first rookie coach to win a championship since Pat Riley in the 1982 NBA Finals, on April 13,2016, the Warriors broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season.
Kerr was born in Beirut, Lebanon, a son of Malcolm H. Kerr, an American academic who specialized in the Middle East, and his wife Ann. His grandfather Stanley Kerr volunteered with the Near East Relief after the Armenian Genocide and rescued women and orphans in Aleppo, Kerr spent much of his childhood in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries. He attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the American Community School in Beirut and his 52-year-old father Malcolm was murdered by the Islamic Jihad, on the morning of January 18,1984, while he was serving as president of the American University of Beirut in Beirut. His father was twice in the back of his head, by gunmen using silencer-equipped revolvers. Kerr was 18 years old at the time, and a college freshman, Steve Kerr said, Before my father was killed, my life was impenetrable. Bad things happened to other people, the Kerr family sued the Iranian government under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. While warming up for a game at Arizona State in 1988, Kerr had to deal with a number of fans in the crowd chanting PLO, though teary-eyed, Kerr scored 20 points in the first half, making all six of his 3-point attempts.
The athletic director of Arizona State, Charles Harris, sent a letter of apology to Kerr a few days later, Kerr graduated from the University of Arizona in 1988 with a Bachelor of General Studies, with emphasis on history and English. He married Margot Kerr, his sweetheart, in 1990. The couple have three children, Nick and Matthew, minimally recruited out of high school, Kerr played basketball for the University of Arizona from 1983 to 1988. In the summer of 1986, Kerr was named to the USA Basketball team that competed in the FIBA World Championship in Spain, the team was the last American Mens Senior Team composed strictly of amateur players to capture a gold medal