Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary by David L. Porter

By David L. Porter

From its beginnings on the flip of the twentieth 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 vital names in basketball background. Entries comprise either vintage avid gamers akin 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 equivalent 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 lady gamers and coaches resembling Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Pat Summitt convey that basketball is not only a recreation for men.From its beginnings on the flip of the 20 th century to its pervasive presence in 21st-century the USA, 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 avid gamers resembling Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Cousy in addition to extra lately tested and up-and-coming stars corresponding to Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, and LeBron James. Entries for coaches equivalent 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 woman gamers and coaches resembling Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Pat Summitt exhibit that basketball isn't just a recreation 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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Evers AZZI, Jennifer Lynn (b. August 31, 1968, Oak Ridge, TN), college and professional player, known for her frenzied and athletic style, is the daughter of Jim Azzi, a furniture store manager, and Donna Azzi, a high school English teacher, and began playing basketball at daycare. She started playing organized basketball at seven and asked for her own hoop at nine. Until Azzi and her younger sister, Susanne, entered Jefferson Junior High School, they played full court. Because their junior high team only played half court, Azzi also got involved in soccer, softball, and track and field.

Olympic team in the Goodwill Games, the Pan American Games, and in the Olympics, appearing on the 1996 Gold medal team. 0 points. When the ABL folded, she was drafted by WNBA's Detroit Shock in May 1999 and was instrumental in their playoff bid. 0 assists per game in 2000. She finished her WNBA career with the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in 2003. 6 rebounds in eight playoff games. 4 three-point field-goal percentage in 2001. Azzi co-chairs the Promoting Achievement in School through Sports Program (PASS) and operates an adult training camp.

Louis MO, 1987); TSN Official NBA Register, 2004-2005 (St. Louis, MO, 2004). Steve Ollove 15 Arizin, Paul Joseph "Pitchin' Paul" ARIZIN, Paul Joseph "Pitchin' Paul" (b. April 9, 1928, Philadelphia, PA), college and professional player, is the son of Roger Arizin, a railroad mechanic for Pennsylvania Poilvsed, and Anna (Galen) Arizin. Arizin did not try out for the La Salle High School basketball team until his senior year (1946) and failed to make the squad. After enrolling at Villanova University without a scholarship, Arizin worked out at a night center to improve his skills, and made the team his sophomore year.

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