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

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Again she was picked unanimously for All-State honors. Long's highest single-game scoring total stood at 111 points during a 1968 game. 5 points included scoring 100 or more points three times. Long became the first woman drafted into the ranks of men's professional basketball when Franklin Mieuli, owner of the San Francisco (now Golden State) Warriors (NBA), chose her as the team's thirteenth pick in the 1969 draft. Despite Mieuli's contention that Long could compete with men, NBA commissioner Walter Kennedy* voided the draft.

Louis, MO, 2000); USA Today, April 23, 19 Gustavo N Agrait ALCINDOR, Lewis Kareem F. See Abdul-Jabbar, ALFORD, Stephen Todd "Steve" (b. November 23, 1964, Franklin, IN), college and professional player and coach, is the son of Samuel Alford, a former physical education teacher and assistant basketball coach, and Sharan (Masten) Alford and grew up in Monroe City, Martinsville, and New Castle, Indiana. His father, a Franklin College basketball star, served as his high school basketball coach. 2 points per game as a senior.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carl Fussman, "The State of the American Man," Esquire 135 (March 2001), pp. , Total Basketba (Wilmington, DE, 2003); "Spike and Ray," Sport 8 (January 1998), pp. 42-45; TSN Official NBA Reg ter, 2004-2005 (St. Louis, MO, 2004); L. Jon Wertheim, "Acquired Taste," SI 94 (February 26, 2001), pp. 50-53. Ron Briley ANDERSON, William Harold "Andy" (b. September 11, 1902, Akron, OH; d. June 13, 1967, Fort Lauderdale, FL), college player and coach, helped to bring college basketball into the modern era.

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