Donyell Lamar Marshall is an American college basketball coach and former player. During his NBA career, he played eight different teams. He is the coach of the Central Connecticut mens basketball team. Marshall was born on May 18,1973, in Reading and he graduated from Reading High School. He attended the University of Connecticut and was a player in the basketball program. Marshall was a pick as Big East Player of the Year in 1993–94. Marshall left college early to participate in the 1994 NBA draft and he was selected after his junior year at the University of Connecticut by the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the fourth overall pick. He was traded 40 games into his season to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for power forward Tom Gugliotta on February 18,1995. Marshall played with the Warriors until 2000, when he was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal and he played alongside future Hall of Fame nominees Karl Malone and John Stockton as a role player with the Jazz. Marshall signed as an agent with the Chicago Bulls on August 16,2002.
On December 1,2003, Marshall was traded to the Toronto Raptors along with Rose and Lonny Baxter for Antonio Davis, Jerome Williams and Chris Jefferies. In a March 13,2005, game against the Philadelphia 76ers, he tied Kobe Bryants NBA record for three-point field goals made in one game, by making 12 of 19 attempts. In June 2005, Marshall signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In May 2007, he helped the team to a victory over the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals by making six three-pointers. The victory propelled the Cavaliers to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, on February 21,2008, Marshall was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in an 11-player deal that involved three organizations. After the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City, the team waived him before the start of the new season, on September 1,2008, Marshall agreed to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year contract. The move signaled Marshalls impending retirement, as he said his goal was to play for his hometown 76ers before he retired, playing just 25 games, he provided Philadelphia with veteran leadership and three point shooting.
He played a key role in Philadelphias game 1 victory over the Orlando Magic in the first round of the playoffs, he scored 11 points, on October 26,2009, after retiring from the NBA, Marshall joined Comcast SportsNet as a 76ers post-game live analyst
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association, as a club of the leagues Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, as of 2015, the Lakers are the second most valuable franchise in the NBA according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $2.7 billion. The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the new team began playing in Minneapolis, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers in honor of the states nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes. The team was propelled by center George Mikan, who is described by the NBAs official website as the leagues first superstar, after struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikans retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season. Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to the Boston Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry.
After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team acquired another center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had won multiple MVP awards and this team featured Hall of Famers in Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and a Hall of Fame coach, Pat Riley. After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnsons retirement, the team struggled in the early 1990s before acquiring Shaquille ONeal, led by ONeal and another Hall of Fame coach, Phil Jackson, Los Angeles won three consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise its second three-peat. After losing both the 2004 and 2008 NBA Finals, the Lakers won two championships by defeating the Orlando Magic in 2009 and Boston in 2010. The Lakers hold the record for NBAs longest winning streak,33 straight games,21 Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. Four Lakers—Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, ONeal, and Bryant—have won the NBA MVP Award for a total of eight awards, Minneapolis sportswriter Sid Hartman played a key behind the scenes role in helping put together the deal and the team.
Inspired by Minnesotas nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes, Hartman helped them hire John Kundla from College of St. Thomas, to be their first head coach, by meeting with him and selling him on the team. The Lakers had a roster which featured forward Jim Pollard, playmaker Herm Schaefer, and center George Mikan. In their first season, they led the league with a 43–17 record, in 1948, the Lakers moved from the NBL to the Basketball Association of America, and Mikans 28.3 point per game scoring average set a BAA record. In the 1949 BAA Finals they won the championship, beating the Washington Capitols four games to two, the following season, the team improved to 51–17, repeating as champions. In the 1950–51 season, Mikan won his third straight scoring title at 28.4 ppg, one of those games, a 19–18 loss against the Fort Wayne Pistons, became infamous as the lowest scoring game in NBA history. In the playoffs, they defeated the Indianapolis Olympians in three games but lost to the Rochester Royals in the next round, during the 1951–52 season, the Lakers won 40 games, finishing second in their division.
They faced the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals, which won in seven games
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
NBA All-Rookie Team
The NBA All-Rookie Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor given since the 1962–63 NBA season to the top rookies during the regular season. Voting is conducted by the NBA head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for players on their own team, the All-Rookie Team is generally composed of two five-man lineups, a first team and a second team. The players each receive two points for each first team vote and one point for second team vote. The top five players with the highest point total make the first team, in the case of a tie at the fifth position of either team, the roster is expanded. If the first team consists of six due to a tie. Ties have occurred several times, most recently in 2012, when Kawhi Leonard, Iman Shumpert, no respect is given to positions. For example, the first team had four forwards, and one guard in 2008, while the first team had four centers, nine All-Rookie Team members have won both the Rookie of the Year Award and the Most Valuable Player Award during their careers.
Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld are the players to accomplish this feat in the same season. National Basketball Association portal General Specific
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
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association as a club of the leagues Western Conference Pacific Division. The team was established in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1962, the franchise relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and was renamed the San Francisco Warriors. In 1971, the changed its geographic moniker to Golden State. Since 1972, the home court has been the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The team is nicknamed the Dubs, the Warriors have reached eight NBA Finals, winning four NBA championships in 1947,1956,1975 and most recently in 2015 when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden States four NBA championships are the fifth most in history only the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls. Wilt Chamberlain and Stephen Curry have both named the NBAs Most Valuable Player while playing for the Warriors, for a total of three MVP awards.
Golden State holds the NBA record for best regular season with 73–9, the Warriors were founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, a charter member of the Basketball Association of America. They were owned by Peter A. Tyrrell, who owned the Philadelphia Rockets of the American Hockey League. Tyrrell hired Eddie Gottlieb, a longtime basketball promoter in the Philadelphia area, as coach, the owners named the team after the Philadelphia Warriors, an old basketball team who played in the American Basketball League in 1925. Led by early scoring sensation Joe Fulks, the won the championship in the leagues inaugural 1946–47 season by defeating the Chicago Stags. The NBA, which was created by a 1949 merger, officially recognizes that as its own first championship, Gottlieb bought the team in 1951. The Warriors won its championship in Philadelphia in the 1955–56 season. The Warrior stars of this era were future Hall of Famers Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, in 1959, the team signed draft pick Wilt Chamberlain.
Known as Wilt the Stilt, he led the team in scoring six times, quickly began shattering NBA scoring records, in 1962, Franklin Mieuli purchased the majority shares of the team and relocated the franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area, renaming them the San Francisco Warriors. Prior to the 1963–64 NBA season, the Warriors drafted big man Nate Thurmond to go along with Chamberlain, the Warriors won the Western Division crown that season, but lost the 1964 NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics, four games to one. In the 1964–65 season, the Warriors traded Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and $150,000 and won only 17 games
John R. Wooden Award
The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. The program consists of the mens and womens Player of the Year awards, the awards, given by the Los Angeles Athletic Club, are named in honor of John Wooden, the 1932 national collegiate basketball player of the year from Purdue. Wooden taught and coached basketball at Indiana State and UCLA. Coach Wooden, whose teams at UCLA won ten NCAA championships, was the first man to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and his 1948 Indiana State team was the NAIB National Finalist. The award, which was given only to male athletes, was first given in 1977. Starting in 2004, the award was extended to womens basketball, the Legends of Coaching Award was presented first in 1999. The 2015 presentation was broadcast on ESPN2 and the show was presented by Wendys at Los Angeles Club Nokia on Friday, each year, the Awards National Advisory Board, a 26-member panel, selects approximately 20 candidates for Player of the Year and All-American Team honors.
The candidates must be students and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher throughout their college career. Players who are nominated must have made outstanding contributions to team play, the selection ballot is announced prior to the NCAA basketball tournament. The voters consist of 1,000 sportswriters and sportscasters representing the 50 states, the top ten vote-getters are selected to the All-American Team, and the results are announced following the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The person who receives the most votes is named the Player of the Year, the Player of the Year is awarded a trophy consisting of five bronze figures. The players school receives a trophy, as well as a scholarship grant. The other top four members of the All-American Team receive an All-American Team trophy, a jacket, each coach of the top five All-American Team members receives a jacket. The All-American Team members ranked six through ten receive an All-American Team trophy and a jacket, the criteria for the womens Player of the Year award and All-American Team honors are similar to those for the men.
For the womens award, the National Advisory Board consists of 12 members, the voters are 250 sportswriters and sportscasters. In contrast to the mens All-American Team, only five members are selected for the womens team, the Player of the Year receives a trophy, and her school receives a duplicate trophy and a scholarship grant. The concept for the trophy originated with Wooden Award Chairman, Richard Duke Llewellyn, work began on the trophy in 1975, and sculptor Don Winton, who had sculpted many top sports awards, was given the task of designing the model of the trophy. The figures are bronze plated and attached to a base plate
Tucker High School
Tucker High School is the only public high school in Tucker, an unincorporated section of DeKalb County, United States. It is operated by the DeKalb County School System and its student body consists of over 1,800 students from many different cultures. Currently Tucker offers eighteen different AP courses, in 2004, Tucker began offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a two-year academic program for 11th and 12th grade students. AdvancED/SACS upgraded the status to Accredited Advisement in February 2015. Tucker High School offers a variety in sports for girls and boys and they play in the AAAAAA region. The predominant teams in the school are football, basketball, soccer and field, golf and they have won a number of state championships, most recently in football and men and womens basketball. The football team is recognized as a powerhouse, often a deep playoff contender. They have had three state championship visits since 2008, of which won two. In 2008, the Tigers had a perfect season, losing only to crosstown rival Marist, 38-0.
They avenged that early season loss by beating Marist 15-3 in the 2008 AAAA State Championship game, until 2010, Marist has always been one of Tuckers biggest rivals, and in the 2010 football season Tucker beat Marist 31-24 in double overtime. It was Tuckers first regular season win over Marist since 2007, in 2011 the Tucker football team went 15-0, a perfect season, and won the AAAA State Championship for the second time in three years. In 2013, Tucker again was undefeated going into the championship against Creekside High School. In 2015, Tucker was beaten by South Forsyth in a close game. Basketball, coached by James Hartry, has succeeded, winning a state championship in 2007. The Tigers play hard and often have an almost perfect season, in basketball Miller Grove High School is usually Tuckers biggest rival. Boys soccer has come a long way since its beginnings and is now a team in the region. Girls soccer, once notable, is now in a building period, in 2009 the girls track team took home the state champion win.
The first community school in Tucker, a schoolhouse, was founded in the late 1880s
The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association as a team of the leagues Western Conference Southwest Division. The Grizzlies play their games at FedExForum. The team is owned by Robert Pera, the Grizzlies are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues based in the city of Memphis. The team was established as the Vancouver Grizzlies, an expansion team that joined the NBA for the 1995–96 season. After the 2000–01 NBA season concluded, the Grizzlies moved to Memphis, 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 six seasons in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Grizzlies applied with the NBA to relocate to Memphis on March 26,2001, Memphis became the easternmost city in the Western Conference. In their first three seasons in Memphis, the Grizzlies played their games at the Pyramid Arena. In the 2001 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks chose Pau Gasol as the 3rd overall pick, forward Shane Battier was selected with the 6th pick in the same draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. They acquired Jason Williams from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Mike Bibby that same year, after the Grizzlies first season in Memphis, Gasol won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The Grizzlies drafted Shane Battier, who became an unofficial spokesman for the team. However, despite the strong draft class, general manager Billy Knight was let go, during the 2002–03 season, Hubie Brown was hired to coach the Grizzlies. They won a record 50 games under Gasol and Williams, in the playoffs they faced the San Antonio Spurs, who swept them out of the playoffs in four games.
Brown stepped down as coach during the 2004–05 NBA season. At the time of his resignation, the Grizzlies had a record but West hired TNT analyst
The Providence Friars is the name of the athletic teams of Providence College. They compete in the Big East Conference for every sport except for ice hockey, the Big East Conference was founded in 1979 by former athletic director and mens basketball coach Dave Gavitt. The schools mens and womens teams are called the Friars. They are the collegiate team to use the name. The lacrosse team competed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference through the 2009 season before joining the newly created Big East lacrosse league for 2010. Former sports include football, which was offered from 1921 until World War II in 1941, and baseball, other dropped sports include mens tennis and mens golf. The schools biggest rivalries are Boston University and Boston College in hockey and UConn and URI in the other sports, especially in soccer and diving. Providence College had a varsity program from 1921 to 1941. The Friars fielded a varsity team from 1923 to 1999 when the sport was eliminated due to Title IX regulations.
The Friars discontinued mens tennis and mens golf in 1999 due to Title IX, Providence has won 3 NCAA team national championships. Through the years, various highlight colors have come and gone, including yellow and gold, the current logo shows a cowled Friar in profile. It is used by all teams except the hockey teams, who have used the Skating Friar logo since 1973, the nickname Friars dates back to 1929, when a Providence Journal article used the nickname in reference to the baseball team. Previously, the teams were known as The Black and White or Dominicans. The Friars nickname comes from the nickname of the Dominican Order. The original Friars fight song was Friar Away, the fans took to it so well that it has become the fight song of the college, with Friar Away slipping into obscurity
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