Nate Robinson

Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson (born May 31, 1984) is an American professional basketball player. Born in Seattle, Robinson played college basketball for the University of Washington in Seattle and was the 21st pick in the 2005 NBA draft. The 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) point guard has also played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and Denver Nuggets. Robinson is the NBA's first three-time slam dunk champion. Robinson spent his first two years of high school at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle before moving to Union City, California where he played for James Logan High School in 2000–01.

Basketball moves

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Basketball. Glossary of basketball terms. Free throw. Jump shot. Slam dunk. Stutter step. Layup. Crossover dribble.

Mike Krzyzewski

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On March 20, 2011, Krzyzewski won his 900th game, becoming the second of three Division I men's basketball coaches to reach 900 basketball wins, the other two being Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and his head coach at Army, Bob Knight. On November 15, 2011, Krzyzewski got his 903rd win passing Knight's record for most Division I wins. In an interview of both men on ESPN the previous night, Krzyzewski discussed the leadership skills he learned from Knight and the United States Military Academy. Knight credited Krzyzewski's understanding of himself and his players as keys to his success over the years.

George Gervin

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Gervin's younger brother, Derrick is a retired basketball player who mostly played in the CBA and Europe. List of National Basketball Association career scoring leaders. List of National Basketball Association career free throw scoring leaders. List of National Basketball Association players with most points in a game. List of individual National Basketball Association scoring leaders by season. George Gervin Official Website. Gervin @ George's page @ Gervin Interview with The Good Point. Gervin tribute @ Remember the Basketball Hall of Fame profile. Career Stats. George Gervin Youth Center.

Billy Owens

In his three seasons with Syracuse he averaged 17.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game out of 103 games. In his junior season he was named Big East Player of the Year. As a 6'8" small forward/shooting guard from Syracuse University, he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 1991 NBA draft. However, after Owens remained a holdout beyond the start of the regular season, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for high-scoring guard Mitch Richmond.

David Thompson (basketball)

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David O'Neil Thompson (born July 13, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played with the Denver Nuggets of both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. He was previously a star in college for North Carolina State, leading the Wolfpack to its first NCAA championship in 1974. Thompson is one of the six players to score 70 or more points in an NBA game. Thompson was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Ralph Simpson

Ralph Derek Simpson (born August 10, 1949) is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1970 to 1980. Simpson, a 6'6" guard/forward, was a star at Detroit's Pershing High School, where he teamed with Spencer Haywood to win the Michigan state championship in 1967. He was offered a tryout for the 1968 United States Olympic team, but turned it down. After two strong years at Michigan State University, he signed a professional contract with the ABA's Denver Rockets (later the Denver Nuggets), and he would represent the franchise in five ABA All-Star games.

Bryant Stith

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Bryant Lamonica Stith (born December 10, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a men's assistant basketball coach at Old Dominion University. Stith was the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year in 1989. He finished his career in 1992 as Virginia’s all-time leading scorer with 2,516 points. Stith earned first-team All-ACC honors three times and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1992 National Invitation Tournament.

Julius Hodge

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Basketball, New York Daily News Player of the Year, New York All-Metro Squad, and Sports Illustrated's Old Spice Athlete of the Month. He scored a total of 684 points his senior season, setting the school record at St. Raymond High School, and left rated as the best shooting guard by ESPN and fifth-best nationally. He averaged 24.5 points, 5 assists and 4 steals per game. Hodge surprised basketball fans by choosing to attend NC State over Syracuse University. As a freshman with the NC State Wolfpack, he was the leading freshman scorer in the ACC, averaging 10.7 points per game. He was named to second-team All-ACC Tournament team, after averaging 12.3 points.

Eric Devendorf

Eric Michael Devendorf (born April 21, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player. Devendorf played at Syracuse from 2005 to 2009. He averaged 15.7 points per game in his final season at Syracuse. He ranks 14th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,680 points. Despite having one more year of eligibility remaining, Devendorf decided to leave Syracuse and embark on a pro career. He spent the next seven years playing professionally in the NBA D-League and in foreign countries such as Ukraine, Israel, Greece and New Zealand. In October 2016, he returned to Syracuse after being appointed to head coach Jim Boeheim's staff as assistant strength coach.

Seattle SuperSonics

List of relocated National Basketball Association teams.

Dirk Nowitzki

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List of National Basketball Association players with 9 or more steals in a game. [[List of National Basketball Association players with 50 or more points in a playoff game]]. List of National Basketball Association franchise career scoring leaders. List of National Basketball Association seasons played leaders. List of NBA players who have spent their entire career with one franchise. 2008 Summer Olympics national flag bearers. List of European basketball players in the United States. The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Dirk Nowitzki at

Dražen Petrović

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Dražen Petrović (22 October 1964 – 7 June 1993) was a Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s, before joining the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1989. A star on multiple stages, Petrović earned two silver medals and one bronze in Olympic basketball, a gold and a bronze in the FIBA World Cup, a gold and a bronze in the FIBA EuroBasket, and two EuroLeague titles. He represented Yugoslavia's national team and, later, Croatia's national team. He earned four Euroscars, and was named Mr. Europa twice. In 1985, he received the Golden Badge award for best athlete of Yugoslavia.

T. R. Dunn

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Theodore Roosevelt Dunn (born February 1, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of Alabama, the 6'4" Dunn was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 1977 National Basketball Association draft. He went on to have a productive 14-year career with three teams: the Blazers (1977–1980), the Denver Nuggets (1980–1988;1989–1991), and the Phoenix Suns (1988–1989).

Tony Parker

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(born 17 May 1982) is a French-American former professional basketball player and majority owner of ASVEL Basket in LNB Pro A. The son of a professional basketball player, Parker played for two years for Paris Basket Racing in the French basketball league, before joining the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, and quickly became their starting point guard. Parker won four NBA championships (2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014), all of which were with the Spurs.

Chauncey Billups

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1986 NBA draft

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Jay Bilas, who was selected in the fifth round as the 108th overall pick but never played in the NBA, is an ESPN college basketball analyst. These players selected after the second round have played at least one game in the NBA. compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien These players who declared or were automatically eligible for the 1986 draft were not selected but played in the NBA. *'s twenty-year retrospective on the 1986 NBA Draft

Dale Ellis

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Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After his time at the University of Tennessee, Ellis was selected ninth overall in the 1983 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. His time as a shooting guard with the Mavericks was rather unremarkable as he played scant minutes and was often relegated to sitting on the bench. Ellis' fortunes changed dramatically after he found himself traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Al Wood on July 23, 1986.

Bill Hanzlik

Hanzlik played in the NBA for ten years – two with the Sonics and eight with the Denver Nuggets. He was a 1986 All-Defense second team selection. He worked as an assistant with the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks in the 1990s. In 1997, Hanzlik (then an assistant with Atlanta) was tabbed to replace Dick Motta as head coach of the Denver Nuggets. He coached the Nuggets for one year, posting an 11-71 record (only two games better than the all-time worst team, the 1972–73 Philadelphia 76ers). He was fired at the end of the season and replaced with Mike D'Antoni. To date, Hanzlik owns the worst full-season record for a rookie coach in NBA history. Player stats at Basketball-Reference.

Andy Rautins

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Andrew Jay Rautins (born November 2, 1986) is an American-born Canadian professional basketball player for Bahçeşehir Koleji of the Turkish Basketball First League. He played for Syracuse University and was drafted by the NBA's New York Knicks in 2010, with the eighth pick of the second round (38th overall). He was born in Syracuse, New York in the United States, but is also a Canadian citizen and has played for the Canadian national team. He is the son of Leo Rautins, who also played for Syracuse and professionally, and is the former coach of the Canadian national team.

2005 NBA draft

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Brandon Triche

Triche's paternal uncle, Howard Triche, played college basketball at Syracuse as well, from 1983 to 1987. * List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 145 games played Points: 29 versus Seton Hall, senior year. Assists: 8 versus Monmouth (12/8/12). Trento profile. Syracuse profile.

NBA All-Star Game

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As both players normally play shooting guard, Bryant, who is 6'6" (198 cm), started the game as a point guard, despite him also manning the shooting guard position on his team. The player introductions are usually accompanied by a significant amount of fanfare, including lighting effects, dance music, and pyrotechnics. Special uniforms are designed for the game each year, usually red for the Western Conference and blue for the Eastern Conference, but the 1997–2002 games allowed players the opportunity to wear their respective team uniforms, and until 2009 and from 2015 to the present, the host conference wore light uniforms.

Danny Schayes

Daniel Leslie Schayes (born May 10, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played for Syracuse University and played 18 seasons in the NBA, from 1981 until 1999. At 6' 11" and 235 pounds, he played at center. He is the son of the late Dolph Schayes, who was selected for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Since his retirement from the NBA, Schayes has served as co-host of Centers of Attention, a sports talk show on ESPN Radio Syracuse in Syracuse, New York. His co-host is Etan Thomas, also a retired American professional basketball player.

Lawrence Moten

Lawrence Edward Moten (born March 25, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player. Moten attended Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. and the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire before playing his college ball at Syracuse University. Playing as a guard/forward, he is the career scoring leader for that school with 2,334 points and is the Men's Big East Conference's all-time leading scorer with 1,405 points, ahead of Troy Bell (BC – 1,388 pts), Terry Dehere (SHU – 1,320 pts), and Chris Mullin (SJU – 1,290 pts). Moten averaged 19.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.4 apg over his four-year collegiate career – scoring in double figures in 118 of 121 games.