1994 FIBA World Championship
The 1994 FIBA World Championship was the 12th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. The tournament was hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994; the tournament was held at SkyDome and Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto as well as at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. The hosting duties were awarded to Belgrade, but after United Nations imposed a trade embargo on the Balkan country, Toronto stepped in as a replacement option in 1992; the 1994 FIBA World Championship was the first time that the FIBA World Championship allowed current American NBA players that had played in an official NBA regular season game to participate. Prior to that only professionals from other leagues were allowed to compete, since players from other leagues were still considered amateurs; the tournament was won by the United States's Dream Team II. The United States finished with a perfect 8–0 record; the bronze medal was won by Croatia. Three stadia were used during the tournament: The following national teams competed: * North Korea withdrew from the tournament, South Korea replaced them.
The top two teams from each group remain in medal contention. The top two finishers from Groups I and II advance to the final round. Sergei Bazarevich Reggie Miller Shawn Kemp Dino Rađa Shaquille O'Neal — MVPSource: Andrew Gaze 23.9 Dino Rađa 22.4 Arijan Komazec 19.4 Hur Jae 19.4 Paolo de Almeida 19.4 Moon Kyung-Eun 19 Richard Matienzo 18.8 Shaquille O'Neal 18 Marcelo Nicola 17.7 Reggie Miller 17.1 1994 FIBA World Championship FIBA official website EuroBasket.com FIBA Basketball World Cup Page
The 2001–02 Euroleague was the second season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, it was the 45th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season started on October 10, 2001, ended on May 5, 2002; the Final Four was hosted in the PalaMalaguti in Italy. A number of 32 teams competed for the championship, won by Panathinaikos. Mirsad Türkcan was named Regular season MVP, while Dejan Bodiroga was awarded EuroLeague Top 16 MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP. 41 teams in total with the qualification rounds, 32 teams at the first group stage, playing in a tournament system. The competition culminated in a Final Four; the table below shows the default access list. The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs WC: Wild card The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into four groups, each containing eight teams.
Each team played every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 4 teams in each group advanced to the next round, The Top 16; the complete list of tiebreakers is provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results. If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs Overall point difference in all group matches Points scored in all group matches Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match The remaining 16 teams were placed into four groups of four teams each; each team played every other team in its group twice, once away. The top teams of each of the four groups advanced to the Final Four. 2001–02 FIBA Saporta Cup 2001–02 FIBA Korać Cup Euroleague 2001/02 ULEB Euroleague 2001/02 Euroleague.net - Official Euroleague homepage. Eurobasket.com - Popular basketball news site.
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Alex Murphy (basketball)
Alex James Murphy is a Finnish American basketball player for Szolnoki Olaj KK of the Hungarian League. He played college basketball for Duke University, the University of Florida and Northeastern University, he is the son of former National Basketball Association player Jay Murphy, the brother of former NBA forward Erik Murphy. He plays for the Finnish national team. Murphy was ranked as the No. 41 player in the ESPNU 100, the No. 45 player by Rivals.com, the No. 41 player by Scout.com. He attended St. Mark's School in Southborough, where he played alongside Kaleb Tarczewski and Nik Stauskas. Murphy led St. Mark's School to a 27–3 record as a junior. Murphy was named NEPSAC ISL Player of the Year in 2011. In April 2011, he decided to forgo his senior year of high school and join the class of 2011; this allowed Murphy to graduate in the spring of 2011 and attend Duke University in the fall of that year. Murphy left St. Mark's School and attended South Kingstown High School for the remaining months in order to graduate and enroll at Duke that summer.
Murphy played for the Adidas sponsored New England Playaz Basketball Club. Murphy committed to play basketball at Duke on February 7, 2011. Recruiting columnists speculated that he would commit to the University of Florida because his older brother, Erik Murphy, was a four-year player under coach Billy Donovan. Murphy chose Duke over Florida, Boston College, North Carolina and West Virginia. On April 19, 2011, Murphy announced that he would be graduating a year early from St. Mark's School and would enroll at Duke University a year earlier than expected. Having met all academic requirements necessary to do this, Murphy was able to enroll at Duke in the summer of 2011, was the fifth member of Duke's 2011 recruiting class. Murphy on why he reclassified: "It was a difficult decision but at the end of the day, I thought this was the best thing for my future," Murphy said. "It's a great opportunity." In December 2011, Murphy decided to redshirt his freshman season with fellow recruit Marshall Plumlee.
Murphy said, "It's still to be determined, but a redshirt year is most what I'm going to do. That's the plan right now." After No. 5 Duke beat 86 -- 80, at Madison Square Garden. In 2012 -- 13, Murphy played in 31 games, averaging 1.0 rpg. In 2013–14, Murphy played in 5 games for Duke before deciding to transfer to Florida. On August 4, 2017, Murphy signed his first professional contract with Joensuun Kataja of the Finnish Korisliiga. On July 13, 2018, Murphy signed a one year deal with Szolnoki Olaj KK of the Hungarian League. Murphy played for Finland at the FIBA U20 European Championships in the summer of 2012. Murphy is now a member of the Finnish men's national team. Florida Gators bio Duke Blue Devils bio ESPN.com Profile
Shawn Paul Bradley is an American retired basketball player who played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. At 7 ft 6 in tall, Bradley was one of the tallest players in NBA history. Bradley was born in Landstuhl, West Germany as his family was stationed at the U. S. Military base medical facility, grew up in Castle Dale, Utah, he holds German citizenship. Bradley was featured in the ESPN 30 for 30 short documentary "Posterized" given his propensity "for being on the wrong end of a lot of great dunks." Bradley played for Emery High School from 1987 to 1990. He was one of the most successful basketball players in Utah high school history, finishing with career averages of 20.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.4 blocked shots per game. During his time at the school, Emery won two state championships. Bradley twice earned the season MVP award. In his senior year, he averaged 25 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks per contest, he was named All-American by several national publications, including Parade Magazine and Smith, USA Today, others.
He turned in a strong performance at the McDonald's All-American Game, earning the Most Valuable Player award for the West team. As of 2015, Bradley still holds Utah state records for blocked shots in a single game and career. Bradley was recruited by many colleges from across the country, but decided to play at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. During his freshman season, he started all 34 games for BYU, averaging 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. But his main contribution to the team was shot-blocking: he led the entire nation in total blocks and average —setting an NCAA freshman record in both categories. In one game against Eastern Kentucky, Bradley blocked 14 shots, tying the NCAA single-game record set by Navy's David Robinson in 1986. In that same game, Bradley established a new career high by scoring 29 points. BYU received a bid to the NCAA tournament that season, Bradley continued his dominating defense. In a first round game against Virginia, he set a tournament single-game record with 10 blocked shots, leading the Cougars to a 61-48 victory.
However, he struggled with foul trouble in the second round, BYU lost to Arizona, 76-61. Bradley collected several honors for his outstanding freshman season, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, in addition to All-WAC defensive team and newcomer team honors. He was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press Bradley entered the professional ranks as one of the most intriguing and debated prospects in the history of the NBA draft. Supporters claimed his tremendous size and surprising athleticism would allow him to dominate the league. Critics argued that he would struggle in the NBA due to his thin lack of experience, he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the second overall pick, behind Chris Webber and ahead of Penny Hardaway. Given the novelty of a 7-foot-6 center playing for the 76ers, Bradley was issued jersey number 76. Philadelphia's management saw Bradley as a major project with huge long-term potential; the team acquired legendary big man Moses Malone to serve as a mentor for Bradley, hoping to develop his skills in the low post.
The franchise hired strength and conditioning consultant Pat Croce and registered dietitian Jeanie Subach to add bulk to Bradley's skinny frame. His rookie season produced mixed results. In his first game, Bradley totaled just 6 points and 5 rebounds but he did manage to block 8 shots in 25 minutes, it was a sign of things to come. For much of his career, Bradley was inconsistent in scoring and rebounding, but he always excelled at blocking shots, he averaged 10.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.0 blocks per game in his first season – good enough to earn NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors. But he shot a dismal 40.9 percent from the floor and struggled with turnovers and foul trouble. He suffered a season-ending injury in February of that year, dislocating his kneecap in a collision with Portland's Harvey Grant. Bradley returned to full strength in his second season, his scoring declined a bit, but his rebounding and shot-blocking increased. He racked up 274 rejections. Bradley gave Philly fans a glimpse of his potential in a contest against the Los Angeles Clippers in November, posting career highs of 28 points and 22 rebounds in a 97-83 victory.
He tied a career high with 9 blocked shots, was credited with 9 additional "intimidations" as the Clippers were held to their lowest-ever point total against the 76ers. He finished the season in strong fashion. However, despite these highlights, Bradley continued to baffle and frustrate Philadelphia with his inconsistent play. Just 12 games into his third season, the 76ers traded Bradley to the New Jersey Nets for Derrick Coleman, he played the final 67 games of the year with the Nets, tantalized Nets fans with some strong play in the second half of the season. In February, he dominated a match-up against fellow giant Gheorghe Mureșan, leading the Nets to a 99–81 victory against the Washington Bullets. Bradley scored a season-high 27 points over the 7-foot-7 Mureşan, added 9 rebounds
Brose Bamberg is a German professional basketball team from Bamberg, Franconia / North Bavaria. The club has won the German Cup five times; the club plays in the German top tier Basketball Bundesliga and the Basketball Champions League. The license holder of the club is Bamberger Basketball GmbH; the club is sponsored by the German automotive supplier Brose Fahrzeugteile. The 1. FC 01 Bamberg basketball team was promoted to the Basketball Bundesliga, the German Basketball League, for the first time in 1970. In 1988, after being relegated and promoted twice, with 1. FC 01 Bamberg facing bankruptcy, the basketball division split to form a new club: TTL Basketball Bamberg. TTL stands for Tapeten-Teppichboden-Land, a wallpaper and carpet company, it was the first time. From 1995, the team was called TTL uniVersa Bamberg after uniVersa Versicherungen, an insurance company. In 1992, the team won the German Cup. In 2000, following financial difficulties, the team was rescued by the TSK company and changed its name to TSK uniVersa Bamberg.
Differences of opinion between the main sponsor and the club in 2003 jeopardized the team’s position in the Bundesliga and led to a new change of name. During the 2003–04 to 2005–06 seasons, the team played in the Bundesliga under the name of its new sponsor, as GHP Bamberg. Having come second in the Championship twice in a row, in 2004/05 the team brought the German Championship title home to Bamberg for the first time; this meant. In the following season, the Bamberg team made it into the EuroLeague Top 16, it played in the BBL Cup Final and in the semi-finals of the BBL playoffs. At the start of the 2006–07 season, the club changed its name to Brose Baskets to reflect the fact that Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG had become the new primary sponsor, it was in this season. In 2007–08, the team did not manage to consolidate the previous year’s success and was knocked out in the first round of the EuroLeague, having won two games. In May 2008, Brose Baskets failed to defend their Championship title, losing to EWE Baskets Oldenburg in the quarter-finals.
One week trainer Dirk Bauermann announced his resignation. On June 2, 2008, Chris Fleming signed a three-year contract as head coach, he had coached the Artland Dragons, who played Brose Baskets in the finals in 2007. Fleming, an American, was 38 at the time, his long-term assistant coach, Arne Woltmann came with him from Quakenbrück. The first year under the new trainer was difficult and the team only just qualified for the playoffs, with two points more than the team in ninth place, they went on to beat the team in second place, MEG Göttingen, but did not stand a chance against the Oldenburg team, who won the Championship. In the following year, the points round did not go well, but the team still qualified for the playoffs in fifth place. In the cup competition they made it into the Top 4 final in Frankfurt, where they beat Skyliners, the home team, by one point, bringing the cup back to Bamberg after 18 years, for the second time in the club’s history. In the Championship playoffs and Braunschweig, who had knocked Oldenburg, the winners of the first round, out of the competition, did not pose many problems and Bamberg went through to the finals.
There they once again faced Skyliners Frankfurt. Brose Baskets lost the first home game but fought back to achieve a 2:1 lead. Frankfurt won the fourth game in their own arena, as close run as the cup final had been. However, Brose Baskets won the Championship title with a 72:70 in front of its own fans, achieving its first double win. For the 2010–11 season, Brose Baskets managed to hold onto most of their players from the year before and made a few strategic additions; the well-rounded team went on losing only two out of 34 matches. The team won the Cup competition, defending their title against Braunschweig in the final in Bamberg, where they won 69:66. In the Championship competition, Brose Baskets beat Eisbären Bremerhaven in the quarter-final. In the semi-final, they suffered two surprise defeats away against Artland Dragons, only won in the fifth deciding game. In the final against ALBA Berlin, Brose Baskets once again displayed some weaknesses in their away performance; the Berlin team dominated most of the deciding game in the Stechert Arena, despite a good start from Brose Baskets.
Brose Baskets were able to turn the game around in the final quarter, finishing with a clear 72:65 victory. This earned them the German Championship title for the fourth time and meant they had achieved two double wins in succession. In this season, the team won all their home Cup and Championship matches; the Brose Baskets squad remained unchanged in the 2011–12 season, departures were more than compensated for by strong additions. At the end of the main round, Bamberg was top of the table with four defeats; the team won the Cup again during this season. In the Championship competition, Brose Baskets managed to beat Telekom Baskets Bonn 3:1 in the playoff quarter-final, despite suffering a surprise defeat in the first home game; this was their first defeat at home in 49 games. In the semi-final, Brose Baskets beat Artland Dragons, winning three out of a possible five games, won the final against ratiopharm Ulm 3:0; this was Brose Baskets’ third successive double win. Because of this success, several p
Power forward (basketball)
The power forward known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. It has been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center, they play offensively with their backs towards the basket and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward in man-to-man defense. The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of, rebounding. Many power forwards are noted for their mid-range jump-shot, several players have become accurate from 12 to 18 feet. Earlier, these skills were more exhibited in the European style of play; some power forwards, known as stretch fours, have since extended their shooting range to three-point field goals. In the NBA, power forwards range from 6' 8" to 7' 0" while in the WNBA, power forwards are between 6' 1" and 6' 4". Despite the averages, a variety of players fit "tweener" roles which finds them in the small forward or center position depending on matchups and coaching decisions.
Some power forwards play the center position and have the skills, but lack the height, associated with that position
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws; the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play is mandated. Players advance the ball by bouncing it while walking or running or by passing it to a teammate, both of which require considerable skill. On offense, players may use a variety of shots -- a dunk, it is a violation to lift or drag one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling.
The five players on each side at a time fall into five playing positions: the tallest player is the center, the tallest and strongest is the power forward, a shorter but more agile big man is the small forward, the shortest players or the best ball handlers are the shooting guard and the point guard, who implements the coach's game plan by managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays. Informally, players may play three-on-three, two-on-two, one-on-one. Invented in 1891 by Canadian-American gym teacher James Naismith in Springfield, United States, basketball has evolved to become one of the world's most popular and viewed sports; the National Basketball Association is the most significant professional basketball league in the world in terms of popularity, salaries and level of competition. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague and FIBA Americas League; the FIBA Basketball World Cup and Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament are the major international events of the sport and attract top national teams from around the world.
Each continent hosts regional competitions for national teams, like FIBA AmeriCup. The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament feature top national teams from continental championships; the main North American league is the WNBA, whereas strongest European clubs participate in the EuroLeague Women. In early December 1891, Canadian James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School in Springfield, was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day, he sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied and at proper levels of fitness during the long New England winters. After rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored.
Basketball was played with a soccer ball. These round balls from "association football" were made, at the time, with a set of laces to close off the hole needed for inserting the inflatable bladder after the other sewn-together segments of the ball's cover had been flipped outside-in; these laces could dribbling to be unpredictable. A lace-free ball construction method was invented, this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith; the first balls made for basketball were brown, it was only in the late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, searching for a ball that would be more visible to players and spectators alike, introduced the orange ball, now in common use. Dribbling was not part of the original game except for the "bounce pass" to teammates. Passing the ball was the primary means of ball movement. Dribbling was introduced but limited by the asymmetric shape of early balls. Dribbling was common by 1896, with a rule against the double dribble by 1898; the peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were replaced by metal hoops with backboards.
A further change was soon made, so the ball passed through. Whenever a person got the ball in the basket, his team would gain a point. Whichever team got; the baskets were nailed to the mezzanine balcony of the playing court, but this proved impractical when spectators in the balcony began to interfere with shots. The backboard was introduced to prevent this interference. Naismith's handwritten diaries, discovered by his granddaughter in early 2006, indicate that he was nervous about the new game he had invented, which incorporated rules from a children's game called duck on a rock, as many had failed before it. Frank Mahan, one of the players from the original