Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary by David L. Porter

By David L. Porter

From its beginnings on the flip of the 20 th century to its pervasive presence in 21st-century the US, basketball has grown into an undeniably very important recreation. The 575 entries during this biographical dictionary current concise narratives at the lives and careers at the most vital names in basketball background. Entries contain either vintage gamers similar to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Cousy in addition to extra lately demonstrated and up-and-coming stars equivalent to Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, and LeBron James. Entries for coaches reminiscent of the Boston Celtics' crimson Auerbach and Mike Krzyzewski from Duke collage current the figures who've formed the sport from courtside, whereas the inclusion of girl gamers and coaches comparable to Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Pat Summitt exhibit that basketball isn't just a game for men.From its beginnings on the flip of the 20 th century to its pervasive presence in 21st-century the US, basketball has grown into an undeniably very important game. The 575 entries during this biographical dictionary current concise narratives at the lives and careers at the most vital names in basketball historical past. Entries comprise either vintage gamers akin to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Cousy in addition to extra lately verified and up-and-coming stars equivalent to Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, and LeBron James. Entries for coaches corresponding to the Boston Celtics' purple Auerbach and Mike Krzyzewski from Duke collage current the figures who've formed the sport from courtside, whereas the inclusion of lady avid gamers and coaches corresponding to Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Pat Summitt exhibit that basketball is not only a activity for males. This quantity is a perfect reference for college students looking simply accessed info at the greats of the sport.

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Allen paired with playmaker Mike Warren to give UCLA a quick, heady backcourt, helping UCLA to a 30-0 record in 1966-1967 and 29-1 mark in 1967-1968, and two NCAA titles. He was named to the NCAA Men's All-Tournament teams in both 1967 and 1968. In the 1967 tourney, Allen netted 19 points in the semifinal victory over the University of Houston and 19 points in the championship win over the University of Dayton. 9 rebounds. Academic problems sidelined him for the 1968-1969 season. The Seattle SuperSonics (NBA) selected Allen as their first pick in the 1969 NBA draft.

Tara VanDerveer, the head basketball coach of the Stanford University Cardinal, began recruiting Azzi in 1985. Despite her proximity to the University of Tennessee, Azzi signed with Stanford. During her four seasons from 1987-1988-through 1990-1991, the Cardinal achieved a 101-23 record, made three NCAA Tournaments, and won the NCAA title in 1990. Her individual honors included the Wade Trophy (1990), Naismith Player of the Year (1990), Kodak All-American First Team (1989 and 1990), Final Four MVP (1990), and PAC-10 Player of the Year (1989 and 1990).

Lawrence E. Ziewacz 18 AURIEMMA, Geno (b. March 23, 1954, Montello, Italy), college coach, is the son of Donato Auriemma and Marziello Auriemma. His parents moved to the United States when he was seven years old and settled near Philadelphia. Auriemma grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown, Pennsylvania. He learned his basketball skills on Philadelphia area playgrounds and graduated from Bishop Kenrick High School in Norristown. Auriemma graduated in 1981 from West Chester University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science.

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