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50 Greatest Players in NBA History

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The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team or NBA's Top 50) were chosen in 1996 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA). [1]

284 relations: A. C. Green, ABA All-Time Team, ABA–NBA merger, Adrian Branch, Adrian Dantley, Alex Hannum, American Basketball Association, Andrew Toney, Assist (basketball), Atlanta Hawks, B. J. Armstrong, Basketball positions, Bevo Nordmann, Bill Bradley, Bill Cartwright, Bill Fitch, Bill Hosket Jr., Bill Laimbeer, Bill Melchionni, Bill Russell, Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, Bill Sharman, Bill Walton, Bill Wennington, Billy Cunningham, Billy Thompson (basketball), Bob Hansen, Bob Lanier (basketball), Bob Weiss, Bobby Jones (basketball, born 1951), Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves, Byron Scott, Cazzie Russell, Charles Barkley, Charlotte Hornets, Chet Walker, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Sun-Times, Chuck Daly, Chuck Nevitt, Clemon Johnson, Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cliff Levingston, Clint Richardson, Clyde Drexler, Corporate title, Craig Hodges, ..., Dallas Mavericks, Danny Ainge, Darryl Dawkins, Dave DeBusschere, Dave Gambee, Dave Stallworth, David Robinson (basketball), David Stern, David Thirdkill, Dennis Hopson, Dennis Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons, Dick Barnett, Dickey Simpkins, Dolph Schayes, Don May (basketball), Don Nelson, Earl Cureton, Elgin Baylor, ESPN.com, Fennis Dembo, Flynn Robinson, Frank Brickowski, Franklin Edwards, Gail Goodrich, General manager, George Mikan, Gerry Ward (basketball), Golden State Warriors, Grand Hyatt New York, Greg Kite, Hakeem Olajuwon, Hal Greer, Happy Hairston, Head coach, Horace Grant, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Isiah Thomas, J. J. Anderson, Jack Haley (basketball), Jack Ramsay, James Edwards (basketball), James Worthy, Jason Caffey, Jerry Sichting, Jerry West, Jim Cleamons, Jim McMillian, Jim Rowinski, Joe Dumars, John Havlicek, John Kundla, John Long (basketball), John Paxson, John Salley, John Stockton, John Thompson (basketball), John Trapp (basketball), John Warren (basketball), Johnny Kerr, Jud Buechler, Julius Erving, K. C. 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A. C. Green

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ABA All-Time Team

The ABA All-Time Team were chosen in 1997 on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the American Basketball Association (ABA).

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ABA–NBA merger

The ABA–NBA merger was the merger of the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which after multiple attempts over several years occurred in 1976.

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Adrian Branch

Adrian Francis Branch (born November 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Adrian Dantley

Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956) is a retired American basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Alex Hannum

Alexander Murray Hannum (July 19, 1923 – January 18, 2002) was a professional basketball player and coach.

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American Basketball Association

The original American Basketball Association (ABA) was a men's professional basketball league, from 1967 to 1976.

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Andrew Toney

Andrew Toney (born November 23, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980 to 1988.

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Assist (basketball)

In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was "assisting" in the basket. There is some judgment involved in deciding whether a passer should be credited with an assist. An assist can be scored for the passer even if the player who receives the pass makes a basket after dribbling the ball. However, the original definition of an assist did not include such situations, so the comparison of assist statistics across eras is a complex matter. Only the pass directly before the score may be counted as an assist, so no more than one assist can be recorded per field goal (unlike in other sports, such as ice hockey). A pass that leads to a shooting foul and scoring by free throws does not count as an assist in the NBA, but does in FIBA play (only one assist is awarded per set of free throws in which at least one free throw is made). Point guards tend to get the most assists per game (apg), as their role is primarily that of a passer and ballhandler. Centers tend to get fewer assists, but centers with good floor presence and court vision can dominate a team by assisting. Being inside the key, the center often has the best angles and the best position for "dishes" and other short passes in the scoring area. Center Wilt Chamberlain led the NBA in assists in 1968. A strong center with inside-scoring prowess, such as former NBA center Hakeem Olajuwon, can also be an effective assistor because the defense's double-teaming tends to open up offense in the form of shooters. The NBA single-game assist team record is 53, held by the Milwaukee Bucks, on December 26, 1978. The NBA single-game assist individual record is 30, held by Scott Skiles of the Orlando Magic on December 30, 1990. The NBA record for most career assists is held by John Stockton, with 15,806, Stockton also holds the NBA single season assist per game record with 14.5 during the 1989-1990 regular season. The highest career assist per game average in NBA history is held by Magic Johnson, with 11.2 assist per game.

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Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at Philips Arena. The team's origins can be traced to the establishment of the Buffalo Bisons in 1946 in Buffalo, New York, a member of the National Basketball League (NBL) owned by Ben Kerner and Leo Ferris. After 38 days in Buffalo, the team moved to Moline, Illinois, where they were renamed the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. In 1949, they joined the NBA as part of the merger between the NBL and the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and briefly had Red Auerbach as coach. In 1951, Kerner moved the team to Milwaukee, where they changed their name to the Hawks. Kerner and the team moved again in 1955 to St. Louis, where they won their only NBA championship in 1958 and qualified to play in the NBA Finals in 1957, 1960 and 1961. The Hawks played the Boston Celtics in all four of their trips to the NBA Finals. The St. Louis Hawks moved to Atlanta in 1968, when Kerner sold the franchise to Thomas Cousins and former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders. The Hawks currently own the second-longest drought (behind the Sacramento Kings) of not winning an NBA championship at 60 seasons. The franchise's lone NBA championship, as well as all four NBA Finals appearances, occurred when the team was based in St. Louis. Meanwhile, they went 48 years without advancing past the second round of the playoffs in any format, until finally breaking through in 2015. Much of the failure they have experienced in the postseason can be traced back to their poor history in the NBA draft. Since 1980, the Hawks have drafted only four players who have been chosen to play in an NBA All-Star Game (Doc Rivers, Kevin Willis, Al Horford, and Jeff Teague). Dominique Wilkins was actually selected by the Utah Jazz and traded to the Hawks a few months after the draft. Horford and Teague are the only All-Star Hawks to have been drafted since Willis was selected in 1984, and Horford is also the only first-rounder the Hawks selected in their nine-year playoff drought to play in an NBA All-Star Game.

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B. J. Armstrong

Benjamin Roy "B.

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Basketball positions

The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard (SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).

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Bevo Nordmann

Robert William "Bevo" Nordmann (December 11, 1939 – August 24, 2015) was an American professional basketball player.

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Bill Bradley

William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player and politician.

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Bill Cartwright

James William Cartwright (born July 30, 1957) is an American retired NBA basketball player and a former head coach with the Chicago Bulls.

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Bill Fitch

William Charles Fitch (born May 19, 1932) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach who had been successful in developing a number of teams into playoff contenders.

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Bill Hosket Jr.

Wilmer Frederick Hosket (born December 20, 1946) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Bill Laimbeer

William Laimbeer Jr. (born May 19, 1957) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player who spent most of his career with the Detroit Pistons.

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Bill Melchionni

William P. Melchionni (born October 19, 1944) is an American former National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player.

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Bill Russell

William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award

The Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award (formerly known as the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1969 NBA Finals.

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Bill Sharman

William Walton Sharman (May 25, 1926 – October 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

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Bill Walton

William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster.

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Bill Wennington

William Percy Wennington (born April 26, 1963) is a Canadian former professional basketball player who won three National Basketball Association (NBA) championships with the Chicago Bulls.

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Billy Cunningham

William John Cunningham (born June 3, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid.

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Billy Thompson (basketball)

William Stansbury Thompson (born December 1, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association and other leagues.

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Bob Hansen

Robert Louis Hansen II (born January 18, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Bob Lanier (basketball)

Robert Jerry Lanier, Jr. (born September 10, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Bob Weiss

Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942) is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player.

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Bobby Jones (basketball, born 1951)

Robert Clyde Jones (born December 18, 1951) is an American retired professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City.

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Buffalo Braves

The Buffalo Braves were an American professional basketball franchise based in Buffalo, New York.

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Byron Scott

Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961) is an American professional basketball former head coach and player.

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Cazzie Russell

Cazzie Lee Russell (born June 7, 1944) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.

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Charles Barkley

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA.

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Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Chet Walker

Chester Walker (born February 22, 1940) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Chuck Daly

Charles Jerome Daly (July 20, 1930 – May 9, 2009) was an American basketball head coach.

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Chuck Nevitt

Charles Goodrich "Chuck" Nevitt (born June 13, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player, known primarily for his great height.

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Clemon Johnson

Clemon Johnson (born September 12, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player and the former head basketball coach at Florida A&M.

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Cleveland

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers, often referred to as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cliff Levingston

Clifford Eugene Levingston (born January 4, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Clint Richardson

Clint Richardson Jr. (born August 7, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1979 NBA draft.

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Clyde Drexler

Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Corporate title

Corporate titles or business titles are given to company and organization officials to show what duties and responsibilities they have in the organization.

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Craig Hodges

Craig Anthony Hodges (born June 27, 1960), basketball-reference.com.

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Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks (often referred to as the Mavs) are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas.

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Danny Ainge

Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959) is an American basketball executive and former professional basketball and baseball player.

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Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career.

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Dave DeBusschere

David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 – May 14, 2003) was an American professional National Basketball Association player and coach and Major League baseball player.

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Dave Gambee

Dave Gambee (born February 16, 1937) is an American former NBA player.

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Dave Stallworth

David A. Stallworth (December 20, 1941 – March 15, 2017) was an American professional basketball player.

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David Robinson (basketball)

David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for his entire career.

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David Stern

David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association.

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David Thirdkill

David Thirdkill (born April 12, 1960) is an American retired basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (15th overall) of the 1982 NBA draft.

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Dennis Hopson

Dennis Hopson (born April 22, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player and until the end of the 2013-14 season was an assistant coach at Bowling Green State University.

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Dennis Johnson

Dennis Wayne Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed "DJ", was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics and coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Dennis Rodman

Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit, Michigan.

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Dick Barnett

Richard Barnett (born October 2, 1936) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Dickey Simpkins

LuBara Dixon "Dickey" Simpkins (born April 6, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player best known for his tenure with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s.

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Dolph Schayes

Adolph Schayes (May 19, 1928 – December 10, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Don May (basketball)

Donald John May (born January 3, 1946) is an American former professional basketball player who played college basketball at Dayton and was twice chosen as consensus second team All-American (1967–1968).

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Don Nelson

Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940), sometimes known as Nellie, is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and head coach.

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Earl Cureton

Earl Cureton (born September 3, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Elgin Baylor

Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American former basketball player, coach, and executive.

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ESPN.com

ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN.

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Fennis Dembo

Fennis Marx Dembo (born January 24, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player for the 1989 National Basketball Association champion Detroit Pistons.

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Flynn Robinson

Flynn James Robinson (April 28, 1941 – May 23, 2013) was an American professional basketball player.

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Frank Brickowski

Francis Anthony "Frank" Brickowski (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player, formerly in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Franklin Edwards

Franklin Delano Edwards (born February 2, 1959) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1981 NBA draft.

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Gail Goodrich

Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. (born April 23, 1943) is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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General manager

A General Manager is an executive who has overall responsibility for managing both the revenue and cost elements of a company's income statement, known as profit & loss (P&L) responsibility.

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George Mikan

George Lawrence Mikan Jr. (June 18, 1924 – June 1, 2005), nicknamed Mr.

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Gerry Ward (basketball)

Gerald W. Ward (born September 6, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in the San Francisco Bay Area in Oakland, California.

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Grand Hyatt New York

The Grand Hyatt New York is a hotel located directly east of the Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Greg Kite

Gregory Fuller "Greg" Kite (born August 5, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963), formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player.

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Hal Greer

Harold Everett Greer (June 26, 1936 – April 14, 2018) was an American professional basketball player.

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Happy Hairston

Harold "Happy" Hairston (May 31, 1942 – May 1, 2001) was an American professional basketball player.

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Head coach

A head coach, senior coach, or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes.

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Horace Grant

Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player.

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Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas.

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Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are an American professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Isiah Thomas

Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961) is an American retired basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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J. J. Anderson

Mitchell Keith "J.J." Anderson (born September 25, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Jack Haley (basketball)

Jack Kevin Haley (January 27, 1964 – March 16, 2015) was an American professional basketball player.

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Jack Ramsay

John Travilla Ramsay (February 21, 1925 – April 28, 2014) was an American basketball coach, commonly known as "Dr.

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James Edwards (basketball)

James Franklin Edwards (born November 22, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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James Worthy

James Ager Worthy (born February 27, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a commentator, television host, and analyst.

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Jason Caffey

Jason Andre Caffey (born June 12, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who won two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s.

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Jerry Sichting

Jerry Lee Sichting (born November 29, 1956) is an American basketball coach and retired player who is now of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Jerry West

Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Jim Cleamons

James Mitchell Cleamons (born September 13, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player and current coach.

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Jim McMillian

James M. McMillian (March 11, 1948 – May 16, 2016) was an American professional basketball player born in Raeford, North Carolina.

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Jim Rowinski

James Rowinski (born January 4, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars III (born May 24, 1963) is an American retired basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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John Havlicek

John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (born April 8, 1940) is an American retired professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.

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John Kundla

John Albert Kundla (July 3, 1916 – July 23, 2017) was an American college and professional basketball coach.

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John Long (basketball)

John Eddie Long (born August 28, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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John Paxson

John MacBeth Paxson (born September 29, 1960) is an American former basketball administrator and former player who was vice president of basketball operations for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA in 2009, after serving as team general manager from 2003 to 2009.

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John Salley

John Thomas Salley (born May 16, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player, actor and talk show host.

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John Stockton

John Houston Stockton II (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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John Thompson (basketball)

John Robert Thompson Jr. (born September 2, 1941) is a former American college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas.

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John Trapp (basketball)

John Quincy Trapp (born October 2, 1945) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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John Warren (basketball)

John Warren, Jr. (born January 7, 1947) is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Johnny Kerr

John Graham "Red" Kerr (July 17, 1932 – February 26, 2009) was an American basketball player, coach, and color commentator.

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Jud Buechler

Judson Donald Buechler (born June 19, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the New York Knicks.

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Julius Erving

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.

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K. C. Jones

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Karl Malone

Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Keith Erickson

Keith Raymond Erickson (born April 19, 1944) is an American former basketball player.

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Kevin McHale (basketball)

Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Boston Celtics.

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Kurt Rambis

Darrell Kurt Rambis (born February 25, 1958) is a Greek-American basketball coach and former player.

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Larry Bird

Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Larry Costello

Lawrence Ronald Costello (July 2, 1931 – December 13, 2001) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

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Larry Siegfried

Larry E. Siegfried (May 22, 1939 – October 14, 2010) was an American National Basketball Association player.

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Lenny Wilkens

Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937) is an American retired basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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LeRoy Ellis

LeRoy Ellis (March 10, 1940 – June 2, 2012) was an American basketball player.

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List of members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches, referees, and other major contributors to the sport.

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List of NBA champions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (formerly Basketball Association of America (BAA) from 1946 to 1949) Finals is the championship series for the NBA and the conclusion of the NBA's postseason.

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List of players in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches, referees, and other major contributors to the sport.

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Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers, abbreviated by the team as the LA Clippers, are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

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Luc Longley

Lucien James Longley (born 19 January 1969) is an Australian professional basketball coach and former player.

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Lucious Jackson

Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson (born October 31, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Marc Iavaroni

Marcus John "Marc" Iavaroni (born September 15, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player and former head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Mark Aguirre

Mark Anthony Aguirre (born December 10, 1959) is an American retired basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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Mark McNamara

Mark McNamara (born June 8, 1959), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1982 NBA draft.

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Mark Randall (basketball)

Mark Christopher Randall (born September 30, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who played in four National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons for the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, and Denver Nuggets.

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Matt Guokas

Matthew George Guokas Jr. (born February 25, 1944) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.

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Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheeks (born September 8, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player and currently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Mel Counts

Mel Grant Counts (born October 16, 1941) is an American retired basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1964 to 1976.

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Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are an American professional basketball team based in Miami.

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Michael Cooper

Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956) is an American basketball coach and former player.

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player.

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Micheal Williams

Micheal Douglas Williams (born July 23, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Mike Riordan

Michael W. Riordan (born July 9, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Mike Smrek

Michael Frank Smrek (born 31 August 1962) is a retired Canadian professional basketball player.

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Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Moses Malone

Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1974 through 1995.

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Mychal Thompson

Mychal George Thompson (born January 30, 1955) is a Bahamian retired basketball player.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Nate Bowman

Nathaniel "Nate the Snake" Bowman (March 19, 1943 – December 11, 1984) was an American basketball player born in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Nate Thurmond

Nathaniel Thurmond (July 25, 1941 – July 16, 2016) was an American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors.

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National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).

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NBA Coach of the Year Award

The National Basketball Association's Coach of the Year is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1962–63 NBA season.

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NBA Finals

The NBA Finals is the annual championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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NBA Most Valuable Player Award

The National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1955–56 season to the best performing player of the regular season.

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New York Daily News

The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.

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New York Knicks

The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.

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Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida.

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Pace Mannion

Pace Shewan Mannion (born September 22, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and in the Italian league with the team of Cantù (which won the Korac European Cup in 1991 defeating Real Madrid in the final when he scored 35 points).

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Pat Riley

Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Patrick Ewing

Patrick Aloysius Ewing Sr. (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of Georgetown University.

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Paul Arizin

Paul Joseph Arizin (April 9, 1928 – December 12, 2006), nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul", was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962.

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Pete Maravich

Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player.

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Phil Jackson

Philip Douglas Jackson (born September 17, 1945) is a former American professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers (also commonly known as the Sixers) are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Point (basketball)

Points in basketball are used to keep track of the score in a game.

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Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.

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Randy Brown

Randy Brown (born May 22, 1968) is a retired American basketball player who currently works as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Rebound (basketball)

In basketball, a rebound, colloquially referred to as a board, is a statistic awarded to a player who retrieves the ball after a missed field goal or free throw.

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Red Auerbach

Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics.

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Red Holzman

William "Red" Holzman (August 10, 1920 – November 13, 1998) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

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Reggie Johnson (basketball, born 1957)

Reginald "Reggie" Johnson (born June 25, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Rick Carlisle

Richard Preston Carlisle (born October 27, 1959) is an American basketball coach and former player.

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Rick Mahorn

Derrick Allen "Rick" Mahorn (born September 21, 1958) is an American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player who, at 6'10", played power forward and center.

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Robert Parish

Robert Parish (born August 30, 1953) is an American retired basketball center.

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Ron Bonham

Ronald D. "Ron" Bonham (May 31, 1942 – April 16, 2016) was an American professional basketball player.

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Ron Harper

Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player and five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion.

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Rory Sparrow

Rory Darnell Sparrow (born June 12, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.

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Russ Schoene

Russ Schoene (last name pronounced SHAY-nee; born April 16, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player and former assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Washington.

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Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California.

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Sam Jones (basketball)

Samuel Jones (born June 24, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player at shooting guard.

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Sam Vincent

James Samuel "Sam" Vincent (born May 18, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach Vincent won the State of Michigan "Mr.

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San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas.

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Satch Sanders

Thomas Ernest "Satch" Sanders (born November 8, 1938) is an American retired college and professional basketball player and coach.

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Scott Wedman

Scott Dean Wedman (born July 29, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player who played several seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Scott Williams (basketball)

Scott Christopher Williams (born March 21, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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Scottie Pippen

Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

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Season (sports)

In an organized sports league, a typical season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session: for example, in Major League Baseball the season lasts approximately from April to October.

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Seattle SuperSonics

The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington.

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Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq", is an American retired professional basketball player currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

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Sly Williams

Sylvester "Sly" Williams (born January 26, 1958) is a retired American basketball player.

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Stacey King

Ronald Stacey King (born January 29, 1967) is an American announcer, former National Basketball Association (NBA) center who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993.

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Steve Harris (basketball)

Steve Harris (October 15, 1963 – February 22, 2016) was an American professional basketball player who was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft.

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Steve Kerr

Stephen Douglas Kerr (born September 27, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach and former player.

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Tom Heinsohn

Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player.

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Toni Kukoč

Toni Kukoč (born September 18, 1968) is a Croatian retired professional basketball player who is currently Special Advisor to Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Chicago Bulls.

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Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Vinnie Johnson

Vincent Johnson (born September 1, 1956), is a retired American professional basketball player and a key player as sixth man for the Detroit Pistons during the team's NBA championships of 1989 and 1990.

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Wali Jones

Walter Jones (born February 14, 1942) is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Walt Frazier

Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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Washington Capitols

The Washington Capitols were a charter Basketball Association of America (forerunner of the National Basketball Association) team based in Washington, D.C. The team was coached from 1946 to 1949 by NBA Hall of Famer Red Auerbach.

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Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

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Wes Matthews

Wesley Joel Matthews Sr. (born August 24, 1959) is a retired American basketball player.

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Will Perdue

William Edward Perdue (born August 29, 1965) is an American retired NBA basketball player who was a member of four NBA championship teams, three with the Chicago Bulls (1991-1993) and one with the San Antonio Spurs (1999).

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Willie Naulls

William Dean Naulls (born October 7, 1934) is a retired American basketball player.

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Willis Reed

Willis Reed Jr. (born June 25, 1942) is an American retired basketball player, coach and general manager.

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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player.

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1948–49 BAA season

The 1948–49 BAA season was the third and final season of the Basketball Association of America.

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1949 BAA Finals

The 1949 BAA Finals was the championship round following the Basketball Association of America 1948–49 season, its third and last.

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1949–50 NBA season

The 1949–50 NBA season was the inaugural season of the National Basketball Association, which was created in 1949 by merger of the 3-year-old BAA and 12-year-old NBL.

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1950 NBA Finals

The 1950 NBA Finals was the championship round of the inaugural National Basketball Association 1949–50 season.

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1952 NBA Finals

The 1952 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1952 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1951–52 season.

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1953 NBA Finals

The 1953 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1953 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1952–53 season.

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1954 NBA Finals

The 1954 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1954 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1953–54 season.

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1955 NBA Finals

The 1955 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1954–55 NBA season.

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1956 NBA Finals

The 1956 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series played at the conclusion of the 1955–56 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

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1957 NBA Finals

The 1957 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1956–57 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 1957 NBA Playoffs.

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1958 NBA Finals

The 1958 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series for the 1957–58 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, and the conclusion of the season's playoffs.

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1959 NBA Finals

The 1959 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1958–59 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 1959 NBA Playoffs.

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1960 NBA Finals

The 1960 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1960 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1959–60 season.

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1961 NBA Finals

The 1961 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1961 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1960–61 season.

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1962 NBA Finals

The 1962 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1962 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1961–62 season.

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1963 NBA Finals

The 1963 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1963 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1962–63 season.

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1964 NBA Finals

The 1964 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1964 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1963–64 season.

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1964–65 Boston Celtics season

The 1964–65 NBA season was the Celtics' 19th season in the NBA.

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1965 NBA Finals

The 1965 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1965 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1964–65 season.

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1966 NBA Finals

The 1966 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1966 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1965–66 season.

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1966–67 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 1966–67 season of the Philadelphia 76ers was their 14th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and their fourth since moving from Syracuse.

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1967 NBA Finals

The 1967 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1966–67 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, and was the conclusion of the 1967 NBA Playoffs.

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1968 NBA Finals

The 1968 NBA World Championship Series pitted the Boston Celtics from the East, against the Los Angeles Lakers from the West, for the sixth time in ten years.

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1969 NBA Finals

The 1969 NBA World Championship Series to determine the champion of the 1968–69 NBA season was played between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, the Lakers being heavily favored due to the presence of three formidable stars: Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jerry West.

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1969–70 New York Knicks season

The 1969–70 New York Knicks season was the 24th season of NBA basketball in New York City.

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1970 NBA Finals

The 1970 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1970 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the 1969–70 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

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1971 NBA Finals

The 1971 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series played at the conclusion of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 25th anniversary season of 1970–71.

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1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers season

During the 1971–72 season the Los Angeles Lakers won their first title since moving to Los Angeles.

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1972 NBA Finals

The 1972 NBA Finals was the championship series played at the conclusion of the 1971–72 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

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1973 NBA Finals

The 1973 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1972–73 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, and the culmination of that season's playoffs.

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1974 NBA Finals

The 1974 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1973–74 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

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1975 NBA Finals

The 1975 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1974–75 NBA season of the National Basketball Association.

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1976 NBA Finals

The 1976 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round for the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1975–76 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1977 NBA Finals

The 1977 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1976–77 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1978 NBA Finals

The 1978 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1977–78 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1979 NBA Finals

The 1979 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series played at the conclusion of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1978–79 season.

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1980 NBA Finals

The 1980 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1979–80 season, and the conclusion of the season's playoffs.

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1981 NBA Finals

The 1981 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1980–81 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1982 NBA Finals

The 1982 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1981–82 season, the top level of competition in men's professional basketball in North America.

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1982–83 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 1982–83 Philadelphia 76ers season was the 37th season of the franchise (going back to their days as the Syracuse Nationals) and their 20th season in Philadelphia.

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1983 NBA Finals

The 1983 NBA Finals, also known as Showdown '83, was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1982–83 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1984 NBA Finals

The 1984 NBA Finals, also known as Showdown '84, was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1983–84 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1985 NBA Finals

The 1985 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1984–85 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1985–86 Boston Celtics season

In 1985–86, the Boston Celtics won 67 games, going 40–1 at home (37–1 at the Boston Garden, 3–0 at the Hartford Civic Center).

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1986 NBA Finals

The 1986 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1985–86 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1986–87 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 1986–87 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 41st season of the franchise, 39th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 27th in Los Angeles.

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1987 NBA Finals

The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1986–87 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1988 NBA Finals

The 1988 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1987–88 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1988–89 Detroit Pistons season

The 1988-89 NBA season was the Pistons' 41st season in the NBA and 32nd season in the Detroit metropolitan area.

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1989 NBA Finals

The 1989 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1988–89 NBA season.

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1990 NBA Finals

The 1990 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1989–90 NBA season.

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1991 NBA Finals

The 1991 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1990–91 NBA season.

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1991–92 Chicago Bulls season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the Bulls' 26th season in the National Basketball Association.

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1992 NBA Finals

The 1992 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1991–92 NBA season.

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1993 NBA Finals

The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992–93 NBA season, featuring the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, and the Phoenix Suns, winners of 62 games and led by regular season MVP Charles Barkley.

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1994 NBA Finals

The 1994 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1993–94 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1995 NBA Finals

The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994–95 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

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1995–96 Chicago Bulls season

The 1995–96 NBA season was the Bulls' 30th season in the National Basketball Association.

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1995–96 NBA season

The 1995–96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA), though the 50th anniversary was not celebrated until the following season.

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1996 NBA Finals

The 1996 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1995–96 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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1996–97 NBA season

The 1996–97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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1997 NBA All-Star Game

The 1997 NBA All-Star Game was the 47th edition of the All-Star Game and commemorated the 50th anniversary of NBA.

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1997 NBA Finals

The 1997 NBA Finals was the concluding series of the 1997 NBA Playoffs that determined the champion of the 1996–97 NBA season.

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1998 NBA Finals

The 1998 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998 playoffs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the 1997–98 NBA season.

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1999 NBA Finals

The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the shortened 1998–99 NBA season or the 1999 season.

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1999–2000 NBA season

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association.

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2000 NBA Finals

The 2000 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1999–2000 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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2001 NBA Finals

The 2001 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 2000–01 season.

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2002 NBA Finals

The 2002 NBA Finals was the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s championship series for the 2001–02 season.

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2003 NBA Finals

The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 2002–03 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

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2006 NBA Finals

The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005–06 National Basketball Association season.

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2009 NBA Finals

The 2009 NBA Finals was the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s championship series for the 2008–09 season.

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2010 NBA Finals

The 2010 NBA Finals was the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s championship series for the 2009–10 season.

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2010–11 NBA season

The 2010–11 NBA season was the 65th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Greatest_Players_in_NBA_History

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