Bill Hosket Jr.
Wilmer Frederick Hosket is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'8" forward/center, Hosket played basketball at Belmont High School in Dayton, where he won an Ohio state championship in 1964, he was named Ohio Player of the Year and was MVP of the state tournament. He played college basketball at the Ohio State University from 1965 to 1968, he led his Ohio State team in scoring and rebounding during each of his three varsity seasons and was named to three All Big Ten Conference Academic First Teams. In fall 1968, he competed at the Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal with the United States national basketball team. Hosket played four seasons in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Buffalo Braves and New York Knicks, he averaged 4.0 points per game in his career and won a league championship with the Knicks in 1970. After retiring as a player, Hosket served on three United States Olympic Basketball Committees, he founded Buckeye Basketball Camp in his home state of Ohio.
In 1998, Hosket was named as the President of the OHSAA Foundation and served as the foundation's first executive director. He is a principal at an independent insurance agency. Hosket and his wife, have three grown sons and reside in Columbus. Hosket's father, Bill Hosket, Sr. and his son, Brad Hosket played basketball at Ohio State. Hosket is a member of the Ohio State Hall of Fame and was named in 1993 to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Silver Anniversary team, he was honored in 2002 by the Ohio High School Athletic Association with its highest honor – the Ethics and Integrity Award. In 2006, he was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame
Tennessee Volunteers basketball
The Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team is the collegiate men's basketball program for the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. The Volunteers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southeastern Conference; the Volunteers play their home games in Thompson–Boling Arena, on a court nicknamed "the Summitt", after former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. With a capacity of 21,678, Tennessee has ranked in the top fifteen in the nation in terms of attendance. Tennessee ranks third in the SEC in all-time wins. Many notable players have played collegiately at Tennessee—players such as Ernie Grunfeld, Bernard King, Dale Ellis, Allan Houston who all played in the NBA; the Volunteers are coached by Rick Barnes, hired on March 31, 2015 to replace Donnie Tyndall. In 1963, the University of Tennessee hired Ray Mears to become the head coach of the men's basketball program; the hiring of Mears, coming off a NCAA small college championship at Wittenberg University, ushered in the most sustained period of success in Tennessee men's basketball history.
In his first year, Mears's Volunteers improved from a 4–19 record in 1962 to 13–11, highlighted by two wins over the Kentucky Wildcats. Before Mears, Tennessee had only beaten the Wildcats twice in 39 meetings. Throughout his career, Mears gained notoriety throughout the SEC for being a thorn in the powerhouse Kentucky's side. In an era where Kentucky was coached by future College Basketball Hall of Fame members Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall, winning 75% of their games, Mears recorded a 15–15 record against the Wildcats. Led by A. W. Davis, the Volunteers finished second in the SEC in each of the next two seasons and recorded 20 wins in 1965, reaching that mark for the first time in 17 years; this success and the resultant growing fan support led to the university's decision to expand the 7,500-seat Amory-Fieldhouse to 12,700 seats. It was renamed Stokely Athletic Center to honor William B. Stokely, whose donation funded the renovation. In the expanded Stokely Center's inaugural season, the Volunteers captured the 1967 SEC championship and made the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance.
Dubbed the "Fearless Five," the 1967 team won road games against top conference teams Florida and Mississippi State. The win over Mississippi State, coming in double-overtime on a pair of Bill Justus free throws, secured Tennessee's first SEC championship in 24 years and is referred to by some as the greatest basketball game in Tennessee history. From 1968 to 1973, Mears kept Tennessee among the top teams of the SEC, winning a second SEC championship in 1972 and finishing second in every year except 1970. In 1974, Mears and his trusted assistant Stu Aberdeen were able to recruit New York City standout forward Ernie Grunfeld to Knoxville. In his freshman season, Grunfeld led the team in scoring, averaging 17.4 points per game, received first-team All-SEC honors. The following season, Grunfeld was joined by fellow New Yorker Bernard King. Known as "The Ernie and Bernie Show," King and Grunfeld led the Volunteers to a 61–20 record over three years and an SEC championship in 1977. During their three years together, Tennessee posted a 5–1 record against Kentucky.
The Volunteers reached the National Invitation Tournament in 1975 and the NCAA Tournament in 1976 and 1977. King was named first-team All-American and SEC Player of the Year in 1975 and 1976, shared the honor with Grunfeld in 1977, with both being named SEC Co-Player of the Year. Grunfeld graduated from Tennessee in 1977 and King chose to forgo his senior year to enter the NBA draft. King was drafted 7th overall to the New Jersey Nets and Grunfeld went 11th overall to the Milwaukee Bucks. Both illustrious NBA careers; the biggest impact of the "Ernie and Bernie" show was how it changed the national perception of the Tennessee basketball program. This "Double Trouble from Tennessee" was featured in the February 1976 edition of Sports Illustrated. In 2013, ESPN premiered a "30 for 30" documentary called "Bernie and Ernie" about the all-time great Volunteer basketball players. Following the exit of his two biggest stars, who long struggled with depression, was not able to coach the team in 1978. Under the watch of interim coach Cliff Wettig, the Volunteers struggled to an 11–16 record, Mears retired due to health reasons after the season.
Mears is remembered not only as the greatest coach in Tennessee men's basketball history, but as a great entertainer and marketer. From the beginning of his time at Tennessee, Mears employed marketing tactics to get fans to games—from his patented and provocative orange blazer, to his introduction of the Pride of the Southland Band to basketball games, to his entertaining pre-game warmups that compared to the Harlem Globetrotters for creativity. At the beginning of his tenure, Mears declared, "This is Big Orange Country," and this slogan has lived on long past his coaching years. Don DeVoe took over as head coach for the 1979 season. Despite the losing record in 1978, DeVoe inherited a roster centered on All-American center Reggie Johnson. DeVoe's 1979 Volunteers finished the regular season with a 21–12 record, beating Kentucky twice and earning a second-place finish in the SEC; the 1978 SEC Tournament was the first held in 27 years, the Volunteers reached the tournament finals, where they once again defeated Kentucky by a score of 75–69 to win their first SEC Tournament championship since 1943.
With the tournament championship win, the Volunteers were invited back to the NCAA Tournament, where they recorded the program's first NCAA Tournament win with a defeat of Eastern Kentucky. Tennessee was elimi
Robert Earl "Butterbean" Love is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the prime of his career with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls. A versatile forward who could shoot with either his left or right hand, Love now works as the Bulls' Director of Community Affairs. After starring at Morehouse High School in Louisiana, Love played basketball for Southern University, where he became a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, he earned All-America honors in 1963, in 1965, the Cincinnati Royals selected the 6’8" forward in the fourth round of the 1965 NBA draft. Love failed to make the team, instead spent the 1965–66 NBA season in the Eastern Basketball League. After averaging over 25 points per game, Love earned the EBL Rookie of the Year Award and gained enough confidence to try out for the Royals once more, he made the team on his second attempt and played two seasons for the Royals in a reserve role. Love made his NBA debut on October 18, 1966. In 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the NBA Expansion Draft and traded him to the Chicago Bulls in the middle of the 1968–69 season.
Love flourished while playing for Dick Motta's Bulls. In 1969 -- 70, he became a full-time starter, averaging 8.7 rebounds. The following two seasons he averaged 25.2 and 25.8 points per game, appeared in his first two NBA All-Star Games, earned All-NBA Second Team honors both seasons. Love appeared in the 1973 All-Star Game, he would average at least 19 points and six rebounds every season until 1976–77. Love was named to the NBA's All-Defense Second Team in 1974 and 1975, his #10 jersey was the second jersey number to be retired by the Chicago Bulls. Jerry Sloan's # 4. Love's 1995 wedding ceremony to Rachel Dixon took place at the United Center. Love ended his NBA career with the Bulls after spending parts of the 1976–77 season in New York and Seattle, he would finish with career totals of 13,895 points, 1,123 assists, 4,653 rebounds. Love suffered from a severe stuttering problem from childhood, which prevented him from finding meaningful employment after his playing days were over. At one point, Love was a busboy making $4.45 an hour.
The owner of the restaurant where Love washed dishes offered to pay for speech therapy classes, in 1993 he returned to the Chicago Bulls as their director of community relations. One of his duties in this position involves speaking to school children. Love has become a motivational speaker, he wrote a book, The Bob Love Story: If It's Gonna Be, It's Up to Me, in 1999. Bob Love NBA career statistics Chicago Bulls: Bob Love, Former Stutterer article and video at Sterling Speakers website Bio of Bob Love at AEI Speakers
Ron Williams (basketball)
Ronald Robert Williams was an American basketball player. A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the mid-1960s, where he was one of the school's first African American basketball players, he was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the ninth pick of the 1968 NBA draft, was drafted as a defensive back by the Dallas Cowboys in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons in the NBA as a member of the Warriors, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 assists per game in his professional career and ranked third in the league in free throw percentage during the 1970–71 NBA season. After his playing career ended, Williams held several basketball coaching positions, including stints as an assistant coach at the University of California and Iona College, he died of a heart attack in 2004
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is a men's professional basketball league in North America. It is considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world; the NBA is an active member of USA Basketball, recognized by FIBA as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player; the league was founded in New York City on June 1946, as the Basketball Association of America. The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with the competing National Basketball League; the league's several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in New Jersey; the Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada.
On November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Canada, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, in a game the NBA now refers to as the first game played in NBA history. The first basket was made by Ossie Schectman of the Knickerbockers. Although there had been earlier attempts at professional basketball leagues, including the American Basketball League and the NBL, the BAA was the first league to attempt to play in large arenas in major cities. During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters. For instance, the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets moved to the BAA and won that league's 1948 title, the 1948 NBL champion Minneapolis Lakers won the 1949 BAA title. Prior to the 1948–49 season, however, NBL teams from Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Rochester jumped to the BAA, which established the BAA as the league of choice for collegians looking to turn professional.
On August 3, 1949, the remaining NBL teams–Syracuse, Tri-Cities, Sheboygan and Waterloo–merged into the BAA. In deference to the merger and to avoid possible legal complications, the league name was changed to the present National Basketball Association though the merged league retained the BAA's governing body, including Podoloff. To this day, the NBA claims the BAA's history as its own, it now reckons the arrival of the NBL teams as an expansion, not a merger, does not recognize NBL records and statistics. The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as large arenas and smaller gymnasiums and armories. In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1953–54, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises: the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Warriors, Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals, Fort Wayne Pistons, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Syracuse Nationals, all of which remain in the league today.
The process of contraction saw. The Hawks shifted from the Tri-Cities to Milwaukee in 1951, to St. Louis in 1955; the Rochester Royals moved from Rochester, New York, to Cincinnati in 1957 and the Pistons relocated from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Detroit in 1957. Japanese-American Wataru Misaka broke the NBA color barrier in the 1947–48 season when he played for the New York Knicks, he remained the only non-white player in league history prior to the first African-American, Harold Hunter, signing with the Washington Capitols in 1950. Hunter was cut from the team during training camp, but several African-American players did play in the league that year, including Chuck Cooper with the Celtics, Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton with the Knicks, Earl Lloyd with the Washington Capitols. During this period, the Minneapolis Lakers, led by center George Mikan, won five NBA Championships and established themselves as the league's first dynasty. To encourage shooting and discourage stalling, the league introduced the 24-second shot clock in 1954.
If a team does not attempt to score a field goal within 24 seconds of obtaining the ball, play is stopped and the ball given to its opponent. In 1957, rookie center Bill Russell joined the Boston Celtics, which featured guard Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, went on to lead the club to eleven NBA titles in thirteen seasons. Center Wilt Chamberlain entered the league with the Warriors in 1959 and became a dominant individual star of the 1960s, setting new single game records in scoring and rebounding. Russell's rivalry with Chamberlain became one of the greatest rivalries in the history of American team sports; the 1960s were dominated by the Celtics. Led by Russell, Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, Boston won eight straight championships in the NBA from 1959 to 1966; this championship streak is the longest in NBA history. They did not win the title in 1966–67, but regained it in the 1967–68 season and repeated in 1969; the domination totaled nine of the ten championship banners of the 1960s.
Through this period, the NBA continued to evolve with the shift of the Minneapolis Lakers to Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, the Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia 76ers, the St. Louis Hawks moving to Atlanta, as well as the addition of its first expansion franchises; the Chicago Packers (now Wa
The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division; the team was founded on January 16, 1966. The team plays its home games at the United Center, an arena shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League; the Bulls saw their greatest success during the 1990s when they were responsible for popularizing the NBA worldwide. They are known for having one of the NBA's greatest dynasties, winning six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats. All six championship teams were led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson; the Bulls are the only NBA franchise to win multiple championships and never lose an NBA Finals series in their history. The Bulls won 72 games during the 1995–96 NBA season, setting an NBA record that stood until the Golden State Warriors won 73 games during the 2015–16 NBA season.
The Bulls were the first team in NBA history to win 70 games or more in a single season, the only NBA franchise to do so until the 2015–16 Warriors. Many experts and analysts consider the 1996 Bulls to be one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose have both won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award while playing for the Bulls, for a total of six MVP awards; the Bulls share rivalries with the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. The Bulls' rivalry with the Pistons was highlighted during the late 1980s and early 1990s. On January 16, 1966 Chicago was granted an NBA franchise to be called the Bulls; the Chicago Bulls became the third NBA franchise in the city, after the Chicago Stags and the Chicago Packers/Zephyrs. The Bulls' founder, Dick Klein, was the Bulls' only owner to play professional basketball, he served as the Bulls' general manager in their initial years. After the 1966 NBA Expansion Draft, the newly founded Chicago Bulls were allowed to acquire players from the established teams in the league for the upcoming 1966–67 season.
The team started in the 1966–67 NBA season, posted the best record by an expansion team in NBA history. Coached by Chicagoan and former NBA star Johnny "Red" Kerr, led by former NBA assist leader Guy Rodgers, guard Jerry Sloan and forward Bob Boozer, the Bulls qualified for the playoffs, the only NBA team to do so in their inaugural season. In their first season, the Bulls played their home games at the International Amphitheatre, before moving to Chicago Stadium. Fan interest was diminishing after four seasons, with one game in the 1968 season having an official attendance of 891 and some games being played in Kansas City. In 1969, Klein dropped out of the general manager job and hired Pat Williams, who as the Philadelphia 76ers' business manager created promotions that helped the team become third in attendance the previous season. Williams revamped the team roster, acquiring Chet Walker from his old team in exchange for Jim Washington and drafting Norm Van Lier –, traded to the Cincinnati Royals and only joined the Bulls in 1971 – while investing in promotion, with actions such as creating mascot Benny the Bull.
The Bulls under Williams and head coach Dick Motta qualified for four straight playoffs and had attendances grow to over 10,000. In 1972, the Bulls set a franchise win-loss record at 25 losses. During the 1970s, the Bulls relied on Jerry Sloan, forwards Bob Love and Chet Walker, point guard Norm Van Lier, centers Clifford Ray and Tom Boerwinkle; the team made the conference finals in 1975 but lost to the eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors, 4 games to 3. After four 50-win seasons, Williams returned to Philadelphia, Motta decided to take on the role of GM as well; the Bulls ended up winning only 24 games in the 1975 -- 1976 season. Motta was replaced by Ed Badger. Klein sold the Bulls to longtime owners of the Chicago Blackhawks. Indifferent to NBA basketball, the new ownership group infamously implemented a shoestring budget, putting little time and investment into improving the team. Artis Gilmore, acquired in the ABA dispersal draft in 1976, led a Bulls squad which included guard Reggie Theus, forward David Greenwood and forward Orlando Woolridge.
In 1979, the Bulls lost a coin flip for the right to select first in the NBA draft. Had the Bulls won the toss, they would have selected Magic Johnson; the Los Angeles Lakers selected Johnson with the pick acquired from the New Orleans Jazz, who traded the selection for Gail Goodrich. After Gilmore was traded to the San Antonio Spurs for center Dave Corzine, the Bulls employed a high-powered offense centered around Theus, which soon included guards Quintin Dailey and Ennis Whatley. However, with continued dismal results, the Bulls decided to change direction, trading Theus to the Kansas City Kings during the 1983–84 season. Attendance began to dwindle, with the Wirtz Family looking to sell to ownership groups interested in moving the team out of Chicago, before selling to local ownership. In the summer of 1984, the Bulls had the third pick of the 1984 NBA draft, after Houston and Portland; the Rockets selected Hakeem Olajuwon, the Blazers picked Sam Bowie and the Bulls chose shooting guard Michael Jordan.
The team, with new management in owner Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Jerry Krause, decided to rebuild around Jordan. Jordan set franchise records during his rookie campaign for scoring and steals, led the Bulls back to the playoffs, where they lost in four
Millersburg is a home rule-class city in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 792 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. Millersburg was founded in 1817, it was named for John Miller. Millersburg is located in northeastern Bourbon County at 38°18′12″N 84°08′46″W, reaching to the Nicholas County border. U. S. Route 68 passes through the center of town, leading southwest 9 miles to Paris, the county seat, 29 miles to Lexington, it is 37 miles northeast to Maysville on the Ohio River. According to the United States Census Bureau, Millersburg has a total area of 0.42 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 842 people, 356 households, 248 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,432.5 people per square mile. There were 390 housing units at an average density of 1,126.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.66% White, 3.44% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.59% from other races, 0.48% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population. There were 356 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,500, the median income for a family was $32,692. Males had a median income of $29,861 versus $18,333 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,906. About 12.4% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
Shelby Ritchie, born in Millersburg. Graduate of the University of Kentucky and expert dog cuddler. Blanton Collier, American football coach born in Millersburg Jim Kelly, martial artist of the 1970s, born in Millersburg, he co-starred with Bruce Lee in the film Enter the Dragon. Mae Street Kidd, State Representative 1968-1984, representing Louisville's 41st state legislative district; the American Cadet Alliance, part of the American Military Cadet Corps – the largest entity within Millersburg – provides two to six weeks of career exploration programs during the summer. All cadets must be crime-free, drug-free, doing well in school. Since 1909, ACA has trained and hosted thousands of young people from throughout the United States and from 21 foreign countries. Graduation ceremonies are held throughout the summer; each ceremony is open to the public. The former Forest Hill Military Academy, a preparatory school for young men and women in 6th through 12th grades, opened in August 2012; as of December 5, 2014, the Academy announced that the school would be closed for the 2015 Spring Semester in order to reorganize its structure and finances.
It will still be open for students in the CADET-13 Program and the summer camp, events will still occur. The school will open back up for the Fall 2015 semester changing its name back to the Millersburg Military Institute, while the US Army Cadet Corps is reforming as the "American Military Cadet Corps". In 2016 Community Ventures Corporation purchased the property and began an extensive renovation of the historic gymnasium and Allen House mansion; the mission of Community Ventures at Mustard Seed Hill MMI, is to facilitate redevelopment of Millersburg by drawing thousands of guests and reviving local businesses. In 2017 the gymnasium opened and hosts numerous basketball and volleyball tournaments, in addition to community activities. Bourbon Christian Academy operates as school in the gymnasium complex; the Allen House has become a wedding destination, corporate retreat location and prime venue for the surrounding counties. Of note is the Christmas light display that draws thousands of visitors to the 30' ribbon tree, walk-through Christmas Ornament and life-sized sled.
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