46 relations: Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Best Upset ESPY Award, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Colonial Athletic Association, Duke Blue Devils men's basketball, ESPN, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Georgia State Panthers, Georgia State Panthers men's basketball, Georgia State University, Houston Rockets, Indianapolis, List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 12 or more 3-point field goals in a game, Long Island Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Maine Red Claws, Miami University, National Basketball Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, NBA G League, One Shining Moment, Oxford, Ohio, Pike High School, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Rodney Hamilton, Ron Harper, Ron Hunter, Shooting guard, Sun Belt Conference, Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Two-way contract, UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball, Windy City Bulls, 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, 2014–15 Baylor Bears basketball team, 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, 2015 NBA draft, 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, 2015–16 Boston Celtics season, 2016 NBA Playoffs, 2016–17 Chicago Bulls season, 2017–18 Houston Rockets season.
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.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
The Best Upset ESPY Award was conferred once each in 2004 and 2005 and annually since 2007 to the team in a regular season or playoff game or series contested professionally under the auspices of one of the four major North American leagues or collegiately under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association adjudged to have completed the best, most significant, or most impressive upset in a given calendar year.
The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois.
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I whose full-time members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to South Carolina.
The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Georgia State Panthers represent the NCAA Division I sports teams of Georgia State University.
The Georgia State Panthers men's basketball team represents Georgia State University and competes in the Sun Belt Conference of NCAA Division I. They are currently led by head coach, Ron Hunter.
Georgia State University (commonly referred to as Georgia State, State, or GSU) is a public research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
A three-point field goal (also known as a "three-pointer" or "3-pointer") is a field goal in a basketball game, made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc radiating from the basket.
The Long Island Nets are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Brooklyn Nets.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
The Maine Red Claws are a professional minor league basketball team based in Portland, Maine.
Miami University (also referred to as Miami of Ohio or simply Miami) is a public research university on a 2,138-acre campus in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.
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).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
The NBA G League is the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization.
"One Shining Moment" is a song written by David Barrett about the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
Oxford is a city in Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state approximately 28 mi (46 km) NW of Cincinnati.
Pike High School is a public high school on the northwest side of Indianapolis, Indiana so named for the township.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League.
Rodney Hamilton (born 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and currently the director of operations at the University of Memphis. He played four seasons of college basketball for Georgia State University before playing professionally in Europe for three seasons. His first head coaching gig came following his retirement in 2001 at Westside High School in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. He then became an assistant coach at Crichton College, Southeast Missouri State University, and head coach of the Indiana Tech women's basketball team before joining Tennessee State in 2012.
Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player and five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion.
Ronald Eugene Hunter (born April 7, 1964) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball head coach of the Georgia State University Panthers.
The shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,Shooting guards are 6'3"–6'7".
The Sun Belt Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA's Division I since 1976.
The Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, officially titled the Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, is a basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
A two-way contract is a professional sports contract which stipulates that an athlete’s salary is dependent upon the league in which the athlete is assigned to play.
The UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represents the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, US.
The Windy City Bulls are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.
The 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November with the 2K Sports Classic and ended with the Final Four in Atlanta, April 6–8.
The 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November with the 2K Sports Classic and ended with the Final Four in Arlington, Texas April 5–7.
The 2014–15 Baylor Bears basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.
The 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November with the 2K Sports Classic and ended with the Final Four in Indianapolis April 4–6.
The 2015 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.
The 2015–16 Boston Celtics season was the 70th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The 2016 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 2015–16 season.
The 2016–17 Chicago Bulls season was the 51st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The 2017–18 Houston Rockets season was the 51st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 47th in the Houston area.