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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For the American football player, see Karim Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the White House in 2006. Position(s): Center Jersey #(s): 33 Height: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg) Born: April 16, 1947 (1947-04-16) (age 62) New York Career information Year(s): 1969–1989 NBA Draft: 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1 College: UCLA Professional team(s) Milwaukee Bucks (1969–1975) Los Angeles Lakers (1975–1989) Career stats Points 38,387 Rebounds 17,440 Blocks 3,189 Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com Career highlights and awards 6x NBA Champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) 6x NBA MVP (1971-1972, 1974, 1976-1977, 1980) 19x NBA All-Star (1970-1977, 1979-1989) 2x NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985) 10x All-NBA First Team Selection (1971-1973, 1974, 1976-1977, 1980-1981, 1984, 1986) 5x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1970, 1978-1979, 1983, 1985) 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1974-1975, 1979-1981) 6x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1970-1971, 1976-1978, 1984) 1970 NBA Rookie of the Year 1970 NBA All-Rookie Team NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team 3x NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1967), (1968), (1969) 3x NCAA Basketball Tournament MOP (1967), (1968), (1969) 1x Naismith College Player of the Year (1969) 2x USBWA College Player of the Year (1967-1968) Basketball Hall of Fame Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947), born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., then known as Lew Alcindor, is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. During his 20 years in the NBA from 1969 to 1989, he scored 38,387 points, the highest total of any player in league history, in addition to winning a record six Most Valuable Player Awards. He was known for his "skyhook" shot, which was famously difficult to block because it put his 7' 2" body between the basket and the ball. Abdul-Jabbar's success began well before his professional career; in college, he played on three championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games. Abdul-Jabbar (Alcindor at the time) grew up in the Inwood neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a police officer and jazz musician. College took him to Los Angeles, (Kareem's Skyhook!) and he returned there for 14 seasons in the NBA after six seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. In 1971, several years after converting to Islam, he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Arabic: كريم عبد الجبار Karīm ‘Abd al-Jabbār). Since retiring from basketball, he has been known as a successful coach and author, and sometimes an actor. Contents [hide] 1 Biography 1.1 Early life 1.2 College 1.2.1 Game of the Century 1.2.2 School records 1.3 Milwaukee Bucks 1.4 Los Angeles Lakers 1.5 Post-NBA career 1.6 Acting career 1.7 Player profile 1.8 Sky hook 2 Professional basketball career and statistics 2.1 Teams and years 2.2 Statistics 3 Athletic honors 4 Books authored 5 Personal life 6 Appearances in the media 7 Sports Illustrated 8 See also 9 References 10 External links  Biography  Early life Abdul-Jabbar was born on April 16, 1947, and grew up in the Inwood section of Manhattan, in New York City, the son of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a police officer and jazz musician. He was their only child. At birth, he weighed 12 pounds, 10 ounces (5.73 kg), and was twenty-two and a half inches (57.2 cm) long. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended St. Jude School in Inwood. From an early age he began his record-breaking basketball accomplishments. In high school, he led Power Memorial Academy to three straight New York City Catholic championships, a 71-game
winning streak, and a 79–2 overall record. He scored 2067 points in his high school career.  College Heavily sought by collegiate basketball programs, he played for the UCLA Bruins from 1966 to 1969 under coach John Wooden, contributing to the team's three-year record of 88 wins and only two losses, one to Houston (see below) and the other to crosstown rival USC who played a "stall game" (i.e., there was no shot clock, so a team could exploit the rules by, basically, holding the ball as long as it wanted before attempting to score). During his college career he was twice named Player of the Year (1967, 1969), was a three-time First Team All-American (1967-69), played on three NCAA Basketball champion teams (1967, 1968, 1969), was honored as the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament (1967, 1968, 1969), and became the first-ever Naismith College Player of the Year in 1969. In 1967, 1968 he also won USBWA College Player of the Year which later became the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Alcindor became the only player to win the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award 3 times. Note: Freshmen were not eligible to play, so Alcindor only had 3 years to play, not four. The 1965-1966 UCLA Bruin team was the preseason #1. But on November 27 1965, the freshmen team led by Alcindor defeated the varsity team 75-60 in the first game in the new Pauley Pavilion. This defeat had no effect on the varsity's national ranking. It was still number one the following week. Alcindor scored 51 points in that game. The dunk was banned in college basketball after the 1967 season, primarily because of Alcindor's dominant use of the shot. While playing for UCLA, he suffered a scratched left cornea on January 12, 1968 at the Cal game when he got struck by Ted Henderson of Cal in a rebound battle. He would miss the next two games against Stanford and Portland. This happened right before the momentous game against Houston. His cornea later would be scratched again during his pro career and he would then wear goggles for protection.  Game of the Century Main article: Game of the Century (college basketball) On January 20, 1968, Alcindor and the UCLA Bruins faced the Houston Cougars in the first-ever nationally televised regular season college basketball game. In front of a record 52,693 fans at the Houston Astrodome, Elvin Hayes scored 39 points and had 15 rebounds -- while limiting Alcindor to just 15 points -- as Houston beat UCLA 71-69. The Bruins 47-game winning streak ended in what has been called the "Game of the Century". Hayes and Alcindor would have a rematch in the 1968 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where UCLA would defeat Houston in the semi-finals 101-69.  School records Abdul-Jabbar had an outstanding career at UCLA. As of the 2007-2008 season, Abdul-Jabbar still holds a number of individual records at UCLA — remarkable, in part, because at the time freshmen were ineligible for varsity basketball: Highest career Scoring Average: 26.4 Most career Field Goals: 943 Most season Points: 870 (1967) Highest season Scoring Average: 29.0 (1967) Most season Field Goals: 346 (1967) Most season Free Throw Attempts: 274 (1967) Most single game Points: 61 Most single game field goals: 26 (vs. Washington State, 2/25/67)  Milwaukee Bucks The Harlem Globetrotters offered him $1 million to play for them, but he declined, and was picked first in the 1969 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, only in their second season, who won the coin-toss for first pick over the Phoenix Suns. He was also chosen first overall in the 1969 American Basketball Association draft by the New York Nets. The Nets believed that they had the upper hand in receiving Kareem's services because he was from New York; however, when Kareem told both the Bucks and the Nets that he would accept one offer only from each team, the Nets bid too low. Thus, Kareem chose the NBA over the struggling ABA. Lew Alcindor's entry into the NBA was timely, as center Bill Russell had just left the Boston Celtics, and Wilt Chamberlain, though still effective, was then 33 years old. Alcindor's presence enabled the 1969-70 Bucks to claim second place in the NBA's Eastern Division with a 56-26 record (up from 27-55 the previous year), and he was an instant star, ranking second in the league in scoring (28.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (14.5 rpg), for which he was awarded the title of NBA Rookie of the Year. With the addition of Oscar Robertson, known to sports fans as "the Big 'O'," Milwaukee went on to record the second-best record with 66 victories in 1970-71, including a then-record of 20 straight wins. Alcindor was awarded his first of six NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, along with his first scoring title (31.7 ppg). In the playoffs, the Bucks went 12-2 (including a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA Finals), won the championship, and Alcindor was named Finals MVP. On May 1, 1971, the day after the Bucks won the NBA championship, he adopted the muslim name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, its Arabic translation roughly "generous (Kareem), servant of (Abdul) the mighty/stern one (Jabbar) [i.e., of Allah]." Abdul-Jabbar remained a dominant force for Milwaukee, repeating as scoring champion (34.8 ppg) and NBA Most Valuable Player the following year, and helping the Bucks to repeat as division leaders for four straight years. In 1973, Abdul-Jabbar won his third MVP Award in five years and was among the top five NBA players in scoring (27.0 ppg, third), rebounding (14.5 rpg, fourth), blocked shots (283, second), and field goal percentage (.539, second). While remaining relatively injury-free throughout his NBA career, Abdul-Jabbar twice broke his hand. The first time was during a pre-season game in 1974, when he was bumped hard and got his eye scratched, which angered him enough to punch the basket support stanchion. When he returned, after missing the first 16 games of the season, he started to wear protective goggles. The second time he broke his hand was in the opening game of the 1977-78 season. Two minutes into the game, Abdul-Jabbar punched Milwaukee's Kent Benson in retaliation for an overly aggressive elbow. He was out for two months. Although Abdul-Jabbar always spoke well of Milwaukee and its fans, he said that being in the Midwest did not fit his cultural needs and requested a trade to either New York or Los Angeles in October 1974.  Los Angeles Lakers In 1975, the Lakers acquired Abdul-Jabbar and reserve center Walt Wesley from the Bucks for center Elmore Smith, guard Brian Winters, and rookie "blue chippers" Dave Meyers and Junior Bridgeman. In the 1975-76 season, Jabbar's first season with Los Angeles, Abdul-Jabbar had a dominating season, averaging 27.7 points per game and leading the league in rebounding, blocked shots, and minutes played. His 1,111 defensive rebounds remains the NBA single-season record (defensive rebounds were not recorded prior to the 1973-74 season). He earned his fourth MVP award, but missed the post-season for the second straight season. Once he joined the Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar began wearing his trademark goggles. Years of battling under NBA backboards, and being hit and scratched in the face in the process, had taken their toll on his eyes and he developed corneal erosion syndrome, where the eyes begin to dry out easily and cease to produce moisture. He once missed a game in the 1986-87 season due to his eyes drying out and swelling as a result. In the 1976-77 season, Abdul-Jabbar had another strong season. He led the league in field goal percentage, finished second in rebounds and blocked shots, and third in points per game. He helped lead the Lakers to the best record in the NBA, and he won his record-tying fifth MVP award. In the playoffs, the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semi-finals, setting up a confrontation with the Portland Trail Blazers. The result was a memorable matchup, pitting Abdul-Jabbar against a young, injury-free Bill Walton. Although Abdul-Jabbar dominated the series statistically, Walton and the Trail Blazers (who were experiencing their first-ever run in the playoffs) swept the Lakers, behind Walton's skillful passing and leadership. Abdul-Jabbar's play remained strong during the next two
seasons, being named to the All-NBA Second Team twice, the All-Defense First Team once, and the All-Defense Second Team once. The Lakers, however, continued to be stymied in the playoffs, being eliminated by the Seattle SuperSonics in both 1978 and 1979. In 1979, the Lakers acquired 1st overall draft pick Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The trade and draft paved the way for a second Abdul-Jabbar dynasty as the Lakers went on to become the most dominant team of the 1980s, appearing in the finals eight times and winning five NBA championships. Individually, while Jabbar was not the dominant center he was in the 1970s, he experienced a number of highlight moments. Among them were his record sixth MVP award in 1980, four more All-NBA First Team designations, two more All-Defense First Team designations, the 1985 Finals MVP, and on April 5, 1984 breaking Wilt Chamberlain's record for career points. Later in his career, he bulked up to about 265 pounds, to be able to withstand the strain of playing the highly physical center position into his early 40s. While in L.A., Abdul-Jabbar started doing yoga in 1976 to improve his flexibility, and was notable for his physical fitness regimen. In 1983, Abdul-Jabbar's house burnt down, incinerating many of his belongings including his beloved jazz LP collection. Many Lakers fans sent and brought him albums, which he found uplifting. On June 28, 1989, after twenty professional seasons, Abdul-Jabbar announced his retirement. On his "retirement tour" he received standing ovations at all the games, home and away. In his biography My Life, Magic Johnson recalls that in Abdul-Jabbar's farewell game, many Lakers and Celtics legends participated. Every player wore Abdul-Jabbar's trademark goggles and had to try a sky hook at least once, which led to comic results. The Lakers made the NBA Finals in each of Abdul-Jabbar's final three seasons, defeating Boston in 1987, and Detroit in 1988. The Lakers lost, however, to the Pistons in a four-game sweep in his final season. In his final season every NBA team gave him presents ranging from a yacht that said "Captain Skyhook" to framed jerseys from his basketball career to an Afghan rug.  Post-NBA career Since 2005, Abdul-Jabbar has served as special assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. Abdul-Jabbar had been interested in coaching since his retirement, and given the influence he had on the league, he thought that the opportunity would present itself. However, during his playing years, Abdul-Jabbar had developed a reputation of being introverted and sullen. He did not speak to the press, leading to the impression that he disliked them. In his biography My Life, Magic Johnson recalls instances when Abdul-Jabbar brushed him off when Magic (as a ballboy) asked for his autograph, Abdul-Jabbar froze out reporters who gave him a too enthusiastic handshake or even hugged him, or refused to stop reading the newspaper while giving an interview. Many basketball observers, in addition to Abdul-Jabbar, believe that Kareem's reticence, whether through disdain for the press corps or simply because of introversion, contributed to the dearth of coaching opportunities offered to Kareem by the NBA. In his words, he said he had a mindset he could not overcome, and proceeded through his career oblivious to the effect his reticence may have had on his coaching prospects in the future. Kareem said: "I didn't understand that I also had affected people that way and that's what it was all about. I always saw it like they were trying to pry. I was way too suspicious and I paid a price for it." Since he began lobbying for a coaching position in 1995, he has managed to obtain only low-level assistant and scouting jobs in the NBA, and a head coaching position only in a minor professional league. Abdul-Jabbar has worked as an assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Seattle SuperSonics, helping mentor, among others, their young centers, Michael Olowokandi and Jerome James. Abdul-Jabbar was the head coach of the Oklahoma Storm of the United States Basketball League in 2002, leading the team to the league's championship that season, but he failed to land the head coaching position at Columbia University a year later. He then worked as a scout for the New York Knicks. Finally, on September 2, 2005, he returned to the Lakers as a special assistant to Phil Jackson to help the Lakers' centers, and in particular their young draftee Andrew Bynum. Abdul-Jabbar's influence has been credited with Bynum's emergence as a top level NBA center. Abdul-Jabbar has also served as a volunteer coach at Alchesay High School on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona since 1998.  Acting career Playing in Los Angeles facilitated Abdul-Jabbar's trying his hand at acting. Abdul-Jabbar made his movie debut in Bruce Lee's posthumous 1978 film Game of Death, in which his character Hakim fought Billy Lo (played by Lee). His character was the last and most dangerous guardian that Bruce Lee's character had to face. In the extended footage of the final fight scenes of the film (which was shot in 1973), which last about half an hour, Abdul-Jabbar and Lee fight on the highest level of a pagoda in which Lee's character had to fight his way up. In 1980, he played co-pilot Roger Murdock in Airplane!. Abdul-Jabbar has a memorable scene in which a little boy looks at him and remarks that he is in fact Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Staying in character, Abdul-Jabbar states that he is merely Roger Murdock, an airline co-pilot, but the boy continues to insist that he is "the greatest", but that, according to his father, he doesn't "work hard on defense" and "never really tries, except during the playoffs". This causes Abdul-Jabbar's character to blow a fuse, grab the boy and snarl he has heard "that crap since UCLA", he "busts his buns every night" and the boy should tell his old man to "drag [Bill] Walton and [Bob] Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes". When Murdock passes out later in the film, he is carried out wearing Abdul-Jabbar's goggles and yellow Lakers' shorts. He has had numerous other television and film appearances, often playing himself, including appearances in the movie Fletch, the sitcoms Full House, Living Single, Amen, Everybody Loves Raymond, Martin, Diff'rent Strokes (his height humorously contrasted with that of diminutive child star Gary Coleman), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scrubs, and Emergency!. He also appeared in the telemovie version of Stephen King's The Stand, played himself in Slam Dunk Ernest, and a brief non-speaking cameo appearance in BASEketball. Kareem was also the co-executive producer of the 1994 TV movie, The Vernon Johns Story. In 2008 Kareem appeared on The Colbert Report as a stage manager who is sent out on a mission to find Nazi Gold.  Player profile Abdul-Jabbar played the center position and is regarded as one of the best players of all time. He is the all-time leading NBA scorer with 38,387 points, having collected six titles, six regular season MVP and two Finals MVP awards, fifteen NBA First or Second Teams, a record nineteen NBA All-Star call-ups and averaging 24.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.6 blocks per game. He is also the third all-time in registered blocks (3,189), which is even more impressive because this stat had not been recorded until the fourth year of his career (1974). On offense, Abdul-Jabbar was an unstoppable low-post threat. In contrast to other low-post dominators like Wilt Chamberlain, Artis Gilmore or Shaquille O'Neal, Abdul-Jabbar was a relatively slender player, standing 7-2 but only weighing 225 lbs (though in his latter years the Lakers listed Abdul-Jabbar's weight as 265). However, he made up for his relative lack of bulk by showing textbook finesse, strength and was famous for his ambidextrous skyhook shot (see below), which defenders found impossible to block. It contributed to his high .559 field goal accuracy, making him the eighth most accurate scorer of all time and a feared clutch shooter. Abdul-Jabbar was also quick enough to run the "Showtime" fast break led by Magic Johnson and was well-conditioned, standing on the hardwood an average 36.8 minutes. In contrast to other big men, Abdul-Jabbar also could reasonably hit his free throws, finishing with a career 72% average. On defense, Abdul-Jabbar maintained a dominant presence. He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive Team eleven times. He frustrated opponents with his superior shot-blocking ability, denying an average 2.6 shots a game. As a teammate, Abdul-Jabbar exuded natural leadership and was affectionately called "Cap" or "Captain" by his colleagues. He was also known for his strict fitness regime, which made him one of the most durable players of all time. In the NBA, his 20 seasons and 1,560 games are performances surpassed only by fellow legend Robert Parish. Abdul-Jabbar made the NBA's 35th and 50th Anniversary Teams and in 1996 was named one of the 50 Greatest Players of All Time.  Sky hook Abdul-Jabbar was well known for his trademark "sky hook", a hook shot in which he bent his entire body (rather than just the arm) like a straw in one fluid motion to raise the ball and then release it at the highest point of his arm's arching motion. Combined with his long arms and great height in which he stood 7 feet 2 inches tall, the sky hook was nearly impossible for a defender to block without goaltending. Only a few have blocked his legendary skyhook, including basketball greats Wilt Chamberlain and Hakeem Olajuwon. It was a reliable and feared offensive weapon and contributed to his high lifetime field goal percentage of .559. As a twist, he was adept at shooting the skyhook with either hand, which made him even more difficult to defend. According to Abdul-Jabbar, he learned the move in fifth grade and soon learned to value it, as it was "the only shot I could use that didn't get smashed back in my face".  Professional basketball career and statistics  Teams and years 1969-75 Milwaukee Bucks 1975-89 Los Angeles Lakers  Statistics Jersey number - 33 Games played - 1560 (2nd most in NBA history) Field goal % - 55.9 (8th highest in NBA history) Free throw % - 72.1 Three-point % - 05.6 Rebounds - 17,440 (3rd most in NBA history) Rebounds per game - 11.2 (tied for 24th highest in NBA history) Assists - 5,660 (31st in NBA history) Assist per game - 3.6 Steals - 1,160 Steals per game - 0.74 Blocks - 3,189 (3rd most in NBA history) (Note: blocks were not officially tabulated until the 1973-74 season) Blocks per game - 2.57 Points per game - 24.6 (12th highest) Holds NBA career record for: Most points - 38,387 Most minutes played (57,446) Most field goals made (15,837) Most field goals attempted (28,307) Most All-Star selections (19) Most All-Star games played (18)  Athletic honors Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (May 15, 1995) College: Player of the Year (1967, 1969) Three-time First Team All-American (1967-69) Three-time NCAA champion (1967, 1968, 1969) Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament (1967, 1968, 1969) Naismith College Player of the Year (1969) National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2007) National Basketball Association: Rookie of the Year (1970) Six-time NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980) Sporting News NBA MVP (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980) Finals Most Valuable Player (1971, 1985) Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" (1985) One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996) First player in NBA history to play 20 seasons #7 in SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003.  Books authored Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at a book signing.Abdul-Jabbar is also a bestselling author, the latest of his books being On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance. His previous book, co-written with Anthony Walton, was Brothers In Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes (Publisher: Broadway 2004, ISBN 0-385-50338-5), the history of the 761st Battalion, an all-black armored unit that served in Europe in World War Two. Other books: Giant Steps, with Peter Knobler (1987) ISBN 0-553-05044-3 (The book's title is an homage to jazz great John Coltrane.) Kareem (1990) ISBN 0-394-55927-4 Selected from Giant Steps (Writers' Voices) (1999) ISBN 0-7857-9912-5 Black
Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement, with Alan Steinberg (1996) ISBN 0-688-13097-6 A Season on the Reservation: My Sojourn with the White Mountain Apaches, with Stephen Singular (2000) ISBN 0-688-17077-3 Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes with Anthony Walton (2005) ISBN 978-0767909136 On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance with Raymond Obstfeld (2007) ISBN 978-1416534884 Audio Book: On the Shoulders of Giants: An Audio Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance 8 CD Set Vol. 1-4, with Avery Brooks, Jesse L. Martin, Maya Angelou, Herbie Hancock, Billy Crystal, Charles Barkley, James Worthy, Julius Erving, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Bill Russell, Coach John Wooden, Stanley Crouch, Quincy Jones and other chart-topping musicians, as well as legendary actors and performers such as Samuel L. Jackson. (2008) ISBN 978-0-615-18301-5 In 2007, Abdul-Jabbar participated in the national UCLA alumni commercial entitled "My Big UCLA Moment." The UCLA commercial is featured on YouTube.  Personal life Abdul-Jabbar was married to Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (born Janice Brown), and together they had three children: daughters Habiba and Sultana and son Kareem Jr., who also played basketball. They were divorced in 1978. He has another son, Amir, with Cheryl Pistono. Another child was his son Adam, who made an appearance on the TV sitcom Full House with his father. He has also previously dated actress Pam Grier. Speaking about the thinking behind his change of name when he converted to Islam he said to Playboy magazine that he was "latching on to something that was part of my heritage, because many of the slaves who were brought here were Muslims. My family was brought to America by a French planter named Alcindor, who came here from Trinidad in the 18th Century. My people were Yoruba, and their culture survived slavery (...) My father found out about that when I was a kid, and it gave me all I needed to know that, hey, I was somebody, even if nobody else knew about it. When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. And that's a terrible burden on black people, because they don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted." Abdul-Jabbar reached a settlement after suing Miami Dolphins running back Karim Abdul-Jabbar (now Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar, born Sharmon Shah) because he felt Karim was sponging off the name he made famous by having the Abdul-Jabbar moniker and number 33 on his Dolphins jersey, even though names are not protectable under U.S. copyright laws. As a result, the younger Abdul-Jabbar had to change his jersey nameplate to simply 'Abdul' while playing for the Dolphins. The football player had also been an athlete at UCLA. Kareem suffers from migraines, and his use of cannabis to reduce the symptoms has caused legal ramifications.  Appearances in the media Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided. Please relocate any relevant information into appropriate sections or articles. (September 2008) Abdul-Jabbar has twice appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy!, coasting to dominant victories each time. His first appearance was against Larry King and Alexandra Paul in 1994; his second was against Martina Navratilova and Reggie Jackson in a special athletes edition in 1998. He also plays the role of Roger Murdock, one of the co-pilots in the movie Airplane!. The running joke is that he keeps changing the subject when the kid (played by Rossie Harris) points out his resemblance to Abdul-Jabbar, until the kid mentions his father's criticisms of Abdul-Jabbar, at which point Kareem breaks out of his character and defends his basketball performance. He also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1995 with Jennifer Aniston. Abdul-Jabbar appeared in the series premiere of the short-lived 1991 sitcom Good Sports with Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett. While he was still a student at UCLA, Kareem was a Jeet Kune Do student of Bruce Lee. He later appeared with Bruce in his film Game of Death as Bruce's character's ultimate foe, The Unknown Fighter (unknown style). He made a short appearance in the ABC miniseries The Stand based on the Stephen King book. He played a doomsayer, who was killed by Randall Flagg for foretelling his coming. He appeared in the movies BASEketball and The Mighty Ducks. In 2007, Abdul-Jabbar launched his official website On the Shoulders of Giants with his partner Deborah Morales, from Iconomy. In 2008, he appeared in the video "Yes We Can" with will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas and many other celebrities, including John Legend, Scarlett Johansson and rapper Nick Cannon, supporting U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been appearing on various radio stations and TV shows, as well as the most relevant websites talking about his life and his new audio book, On the Shoulders of Giants. In January 2008, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar launched his Blog with the L.A. Times. In May 2008 the blog was moved to his website Kareemabduljabbar.com/blog. In July 2008, the blog was spoofed by NotTheLATimes.com. This Wikipedia article on Abdul-Jabbar was featured in an advert for the Apple iPhone. Serbian hip hop group Prti Bee Gee recorded a song about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called " K'o Kareem Abdul Jabbari". Kareem Abdul Jabbar Jr. made an appearance as a "stranger" on the TV game show Identity. Pearl Jam has a B-side called "Sweet Lew", which is about bassist Jeff Ament's experience meeting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor). Abdul-Jabbar made an appearance as himself in the 1986 Disney television movie, Ask Max. Abdul-Jabbar made an appearance in the television sitcom Full House in the episode "Air Jesse". Abdul-Jabbar appeared as a guest in "Will's Misery", a 1994 episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which he broke the Banks' window while playing golf. Abdul-Jabbar appeared as a guest star as himself in the Scrubs Season 5 episode "My Cabbage" and in "Frank the Writer", an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.  Sports Illustrated Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 29 times. December 5, 1966* April 3, 1967* January 29, 1968* April 1, 1968* March 31, 1969* October 27, 1969* March 9, 1970* April 27, 1970* April 19, 1971* February 8, 1971* April 24, 1972* February 19, 1973 October 14, 1974 May 20, 1974 February 14, 1977 May 27, 1977 December 15, 1980 May 5, 1980 May 9, 1983; February 1984 December 23, 1985 June 10, 1985 June 17, 1985 May 26, 1986 June 22, 1987 April 18, 1988 January 23, 1989 November 11, 1996 December 27, 2004 * as Lew Alcindor  See also List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds List of individual National Basketball Association scoring leaders by season  References ^ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Biography (1947-) ^ African American Registry: Mr. Basketball and much more, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! ^ "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interview --Page 5/8-- Academy of Achievement". http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/abd0int-5. Retrieved on 2007-06-10. ^ a b c d e f g h Scavone, Daniel C (2002) . Dawson, Dawn P. ed. Great Athletes. 1 (Revised ed.). Salem Press. pp. 7-10. ISBN 1-58765-008-8. ^ Florence, Mal - Who's No. 1? UCLA Frosh Too Hot for Varsity, 75-60. Los Angeles Times, November 28, 1965. Quote:Lew Alcindor strode onto the Pauley Pavilion court Saturday night and captured the town, completely demoralizing the UCLA varsity basketball team in the process. ^ Lew's Still Loose. Time Magazine, April 14, 1967. Quote:First there was the Wilt Chamberlain Rule, designed to force him away from the basket by widening the "3-sec. zone," in which an offensive player can remain for only 3 sec. at a time. Next came the Bill Russell Rule, which forbids blocking a shot when the ball is on its downward course. Now there is the Lew Alcindor Rule. College basketball's rules makers decided last week that players may no longer "dunk" or "stuff" the ball by ramming it through the hoop from directly above. ^ Jeff Prugh - Bruins win again without Alcindor. Big Lew Sidelined By Eye Injury Suffered in Game against Bears. Los Angeles Times, January 14, 1968 ^ "Say It Ain't So Milwaukee Bucks". 2001-05-30. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/2001/05/30/sayitaintso_bucks/. Retrieved on 2007-06-10. ^ http://www.yogaexpo.com/press/press27.htm ^ http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2006/01/talking_with_ka_1.html. ^ Lakers Blog : Los Angeles Times : Talking with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Part I ^ Jonathan Lemire (2004-01). "Keeping Up". http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/jan04/features5.php. Retrieved on 2007-06-10. ^ Doug Cantor (2004-06-01). "Esquire: Q + A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar". http://www.mywire.com/pubs/Esquire/2004/06/01/463658?extID=10037&oliID=229. Retrieved on 2007-06-10. ^ "LAKERS: Lakers hire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Special Assistant Coach". 2005-09-02. http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/abdul-jabbar.050902.html. Retrieved on 2007-06-10. ^ "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Volunteers As High School Coach On Indian Reservation in Arizona". 1998-11-23. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_1998_Nov_23/ai_53365359. Retrieved on 2007-06-10. ^ The Colbert Report appearance ^ Career Leaders and Records for Field Goal Pct - Basketball-Reference.com ^ Lakers Blog : Los Angeles Times : Talking with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Part II ^ JOHN MARSHALL: Abdul-Jabbar Honored by College Hall Associated Press. November 18, 2007. ^ http://ps1.sportsline.com/b/member/playboy/8606_b9.html ^ Sportsline ^ Find Articles ^ TRANSFERRING A HEADACHE - New York Times ^ BBC SPORT | OTHER SPORTS | Abdul-Jabbar in drug arrest ^ 18 06 History I.indd  External links Basketball portal Find more about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wikipedia's sister projects: Definitions from Wiktionary Textbooks from Wikibooks Quotations from Wikiquote Source texts from Wikisource Images and media from Commons News stories from Wikinews Learning resources from WikiversityOfficial Kareem Abdul-Jabbar website Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Blog nba.com historical playerfile Kareem's Career NBA Statistics Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Internet Movie Database Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Allmovie Kareem's complete bio @ NBA.com Basketball Hall of Fame profile 1967-68 Oscar Robertson Trophy USBWA College Player of the Year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar playerfile, stats, draft, NBA at 50, wallpapers Heisler, Mark (2003). Giants: The 25 Greatest Centers of All Time. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 1-57243-577-1. SPORT magazine, February 1976: Goodbye Schlitz, Hello Smog: Kareem Goes West Again Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Profile and Stats at LakersWeb.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: My Big UCLA Moment Video: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks about Coach John Wooden Video: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives the keynote address during the inauguration of UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block [show] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Navigation boxes and awards Preceded by Jerry Chambers NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (men's) 1967–1969 Succeeded by Sidney Wicks Preceded by None Naismith College Player of the Year (men) 1969 Succeeded by Pete Maravich Preceded by Elvin Hayes NBA first overall draft pick 1969 NBA Draft Succeeded by Bob Lanier Preceded by Wes Unseld NBA Rookie of the Year 1970 Succeeded by Dave Cowens and Geoff Petrie Preceded by Willis Reed NBA Finals Most Valuable Player 1971 Succeeded by Wilt Chamberlain Preceded by Willis Reed NBA Most Valuable Player 1970-71, 1971-72 Succeeded by Dave Cowens Preceded by Dave Cowens NBA Most Valuable Player 1973-74 Succeeded by Bob McAdoo Preceded by Bob McAdoo NBA Most Valuable Player 1975-76, 1976-77 Succeeded by Bill Walton Preceded by Moses Malone NBA Most Valuable Player 1979-80 Succeeded by Julius Erving Preceded by Larry Bird NBA Finals Most Valuable Player 1985 Succeeded by Larry Bird Preceded by Dick Anderson Bob Johnson Donna A. Lopiano Donald A. Schollander Stan Smith Wyomia Tyus Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA) Class of 1994 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lee Evans Calvin Hill William C. Hurd Leroy Keyes Jim Ryun Succeeded by Lesley Bush Larry Echohawk Kwaku Ohene-Frempong Bob Lanier Mike Phipps Mike Reid [show]v • d • eUCLA Bruins Basketball 1966-1967 NCAA Champions Lew Alcindor | Lucius Allen | Kenny Heitz | Jim Nielsen | Lynn Shackleford | Bill Sweek | Mike Warren Coach John Wooden [show]v • d • eUCLA Bruins Basketball 1967-1968 NCAA Champions Lew Alcindor | Lucius Allen | Kenny Heitz | Edgar Lacey | Mike Lynn | Jim Nielsen | Lynn Shackleford | Mike Warren Coach John Wooden [show]v • d • eUCLA Bruins Basketball 1968-1969 NCAA Champions Lew Alcindor | Kenny Heitz | Steve Patterson | Curtis Rowe | Lynn Shackleford | Bill Sweek | Sidney Wicks | John Vallely Coach John Wooden [show]v • d • eNational Basketball Association number one overall draft picks 1947: McNeely | 1948: Tonkovich | 1949: Shannon | 1950: Share | 1951: Melchiorre | 1952: Workman | 1953: Felix | 1954: Selvy | 1955: Ricketts | 1956: Green | 1957: Hundley | 1958: Baylor | 1959: Boozer | 1960: Robertson | 1961: Bellamy | 1962: McGill | 1963: Heyman | 1964: Barnes | 1965: Hetzel | 1966: Russell | 1967: Walker | 1968: Hayes | 1969: Alcindor | 1970: Lanier | 1971: Carr | 1972: L. Martin | 1973: Collins | 1974: Walton | 1975: D. Thompson | 1976: Lucas | 1977: Benson | 1978: M. Thompson | 1979: E. Johnson | 1980: Carroll | 1981: Aguirre | 1982: Worthy | 1983: Sampson | 1984: Olajuwon | 1985: Ewing | 1986: Daugherty | 1987: D. Robinson | 1988: Manning | 1989: Ellison | 1990: Coleman | 1991: L. Johnson | 1992: O'Neal | 1993: Webber | 1994: G. Robinson | 1995: Smith | 1996: Iverson | 1997: Duncan | 1998: Olowokandi | 1999: Brand | 2000: K. Martin | 2001: Brown | 2002: Yao | 2003: James | 2004: Howard | 2005: Bogut | 2006: Bargnani | 2007: Oden | 2008: Rose [show]v • d • e1969 NBA Draft First Round Lew Alcindor · Neal Walk · Lucius Allen · Terry Driscoll · Larry Cannon · Bingo Smith · Bob Portman · Herm Gilliam · Jo Jo White · Butch Beard · John Warren · Willie McCarter · Bud Ogden · Mike Davis · Rick Roberson Second Round Simmie Hill · Bob Greacen · Ronald Taylor · Willie Norwood · Ken Spain · Bernie Williams · Ed Siudet · Johnny Baum · Gene Williams · Wally Anderzunas · Bill Bunting · Dick Garrett · Willie Taylor · Willie Scott NBA Drafts: 1947 · 48 · 49 · 50 · 51 · 52 · 53 · 54 · 55 · 56 · 57 · 58 · 59 · 60 · 61 · 62 · 63 · 64 · 65 · 66 · 67 · 68 · 69 · 70 · 71 · 72 · 73 · 74 · 75 · 76 · 77 · 78 · 79 · 80 · 81 · 82 · 83 · 84 · 85 · 86 · 87 · 88 · 89 · 90 · 91 · 92 · 93 · 94 · 95 · 96 · 97 · 98 · 99 · 2000 · 01 · 02 · 03 · 04 · 05 · 06 · 07 · 08 [show]v • d • eMilwaukee Bucks 1970–71 NBA Champions 1 Robertson | 4 Smith | 5 Winkler | 7 Allen | 8 Webb | 10 Dandridge | 14 McGlocklin | 18 Greacen | 19 Cunningham | 20 Boozer | 33 Alcindor (Finals MVP) | 35 McLemore | Head Coach Costello [show]v • d • eLos Angeles Lakers 1979–80 NBA Champions 7 Byrnes | 9 Chones | 10 Nixon | 14 Holland | 15 Lee | 21 Cooper | 31 Haywood | 32 Johnson (Finals MVP) | 33 Abdul-Jabbar | 52 Wilkes | 54 Landsberger | Coach Westhead [show]v • d • eLos Angeles Lakers 1981–82 NBA Champions 5 Jordan | 8 Brewer | 10 Nixon | 11 McAdoo | 21 Cooper | 25 Kupchak | 31 Rambis | 32 E. Johnson (Finals MVP) | 33 Abdul-Jabbar | 34 C. Johnson | 40 McGee | 52 Wilkes | 54 Landsberger | Coach Riley [show]v • d • eLos Angeles Lakers 1984–85 NBA Champions 4 Scott | 11 McAdoo | 12 Lester | 21 Cooper | 25 Kupchak | 31 Rambis | 32 Johnson | 33 Abdul-Jabbar (Finals MVP) | 35 Spriggs | 40 McGee | 42 Worthy | 43 Nevitt | 52 Wilkes | Coach Riley [show]v • d • eLos Angeles Lakers 1986–87 NBA Champions 1 Matthews | 4 Scott | 21 Cooper | 24 Branch | 31 Rambis | 32 Johnson (Finals MVP) | 33 Abdul-Jabbar | 42 Worthy | 43 M. Thompson | 45 Green | 52 Smrek | 55 B. Thompson | Coach Riley [show]v • d • eLos Angeles Lakers 1987–88 NBA Champions 1 Matthews | 4 Scott | 19 Campbell | 20 Wagner | 21 Cooper | 31 Rambis | 32 Johnson | 33 Abdul-Jabbar | 42 Worthy (Finals MVP) | 43 M. Thompson | 45 Green | 52 Smrek | 55 B. Thompson | Coach Riley [show]v • d • eBasketball Hall of Fame Class of 1995 Players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Anne Donovan • Vern Mikkelsen • Cheryl Miller Coaches Alexander Gomelsky • John Kundla Referees Earl Strom [show]v • d • eNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Based in Springfield, Massachusetts Members [show] Coaches (82) Allen • Anderson • Auerbach • Auriemma • Barmore • Barry • Blood • Boeheim • Brown • Calhoun • Cann • Carlson • Carnesecca • Carnevale • Carril • Case • Chancellor • Chaney • Conradt • Crum • Daly • Dean • Díaz-Miguel • Diddle • Drake • Ferrándiz • Gaines • Gamba • Gardner • Gill • Gomelsky • Gunter • Hannum • Harshman • Haskins • Hickey • Hobson • Holzman • Iba • Jackson • Julian • Keaney • Keogan • Knight • Krzyzewski • Kundla • Lambert • Litwack • Loeffler • Lonborg • McCutchan • A. McGuire • F. McGuire • Meanwell • Meyer • Miller • Moore • Nikolić • Novosel • Olson • Ramsay • Riley • Rubini • Rupp • Rush • Sachs • Sharman • Shelton • Sloan • Smith • Stringer • Summitt • Taylor • Thompson • Wade • Watts • Wilkens • Williams • Wooden • Woolpert • Wootten • Yow Boldface indicates those who are also inducted as players [show] Contributors (56) Abbott • Bee • Biasone • H. Brown • W. Brown • Bunn • Colangelo • Davidson • Douglas • Duer • Embry • Fagan • Fisher • Fleisher • Gavitt • Gottlieb • Gulick • Harrison • Hearn • Hepp • Hickox • Hinkle • Irish • Jones • Kennedy • Lemon • Liston • Lloyd • McLendon • Mokray • Morgan • Morgenweck • Naismith • Newell • Newton • J. O'Brien • L. O'Brien • Olsen • Podoloff • Porter • Reid • Ripley • Saperstein • Schabinger • St. John • Stagg • Stanković • Steitz • Taylor • Teague • Tower • Trester • Vitale • Wells • Wilke • Zollner [show] Players (139) Guards Archibald • Beckman • Belov • Bing • Blazejowski • Borgmann • Brennan • Cervi • Cousy • Davies • Drexler • Dumars • Frazier • Friedman • Gervin • Goodrich • Greer • Hanson • Haynes • Holman • Hyatt • Jeannette • Johnson • K. Jones • S. Jones • Jordan • Lieberman • Maravich • Marcari • Martin • McDermott • McGuire • Meyers • Monroe • Murphy • Page • Petrović • Robertson • Roosma • Russell • Schommer • Sedran • Sharman • Steinmetz • Stockton • Thomas • Thompson • Vandivier • Wanzer • West • Wilkens • Woodard • Wooden Forwards Arizin • Barkley • Barry • Baylor • Bird • Bradley • Cunningham • Curry • Dalipagić • Dantley • DeBusschere • Dehnert • Endacott • English • Erving • Foster • Fulks • Gale • Gates • Gola • Hagan • Havlicek • Hawkins • Hayes • Heinsohn • Howell • Lucas • Luisetti • McAdoo • B. McCracken • J. McCracken • McHale • Mikkelsen • Miller • Pettit • Phillip • Pollard • Ramsey • Schayes • Schmidt • Thompson • Twyman • White • Wilkins • Worthy • Yardley Centers Abdul-Jabbar • Barlow • Ballamy • Chamberlain • Cooper • Ćosić • Cowens • Crawford • DeBernardi • Donovan • Ewing • Gallatin • Gruenig • Harris-Stewart • Houbregs • Issel • Johnson • Johntson • Krause • Kurland • Lanier • Lovellette • Lapchick • Macauley • Malone • Meneghin • Mikan • Murphy • Olajuwon • Parish • Reed • Risen • Robinson • Russell • Semjonova • Thurmond • Unseld • Wachter • Walton Boldface indicates those who are also inducted as coaches [show] Referees (13) Enright • Hepbron • Hoyt • Kennedy • Leith • Mihalik • Nucatola • Quigley • Rudolph • Shirley • Strom • Tobey • Walsh [show] Teams (6) Buffalo Germans • The First Team • Harlem Globetrotters • New York Rens • Original Celtics • 1966 Texas Western Awards Bob Cousy Award • Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award Website: http://www.hoophall.com/ [show]v • d • eNBA 35th Anniversary Team Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Elgin Baylor • Wilt Chamberlain • Bob Cousy • Julius Erving • John Havlicek • George Mikan • Bob Pettit • Oscar Robertson • Bill Russell • Jerry West [show]v • d • eNational Basketball Association's 50 Greatest Players in NBA History Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Nate Archibald • Paul Arizin • Charles Barkley • Rick Barry • Elgin Baylor • Dave Bing • Larry Bird • Wilt Chamberlain • Bob Cousy • Dave Cowens • Billy Cunningham • Dave DeBusschere • Clyde Drexler • Julius Erving • Patrick Ewing • Walt Frazier • George Gervin • Hal Greer • John Havlicek • Elvin Hayes • Magic Johnson • Sam Jones • Michael Jordan • Jerry Lucas • Karl Malone • Moses Malone • Pete Maravich • Kevin McHale • George Mikan • Earl Monroe • Hakeem Olajuwon • Shaquille O'Neal • Robert Parish • Bob Pettit • Scottie Pippen • Willis Reed • Oscar Robertson • David Robinson • Bill Russell • Dolph Schayes • Bill Sharman • John Stockton • Isiah Thomas • Nate Thurmond • Wes Unseld • Bill Walton • Jerry West • Lenny Wilkens • James Worthy [show]v • d • eBill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award 1969: West | 1970: Reed | 1971: Abdul-Jabbar | 1972: Chamberlain | 1973: Reed | 1974: Havlicek | 1975: Barry | 1976: White | 1977: Walton | 1978: Unseld | 1979: D. Johnson | 1980: E. Johnson | 1981: Maxwell | 1982: E. Johnson | 1983: Malone | 1984: Bird | 1985: Abdul-Jabbar | 1986: Bird | 1987: E. Johnson | 1988: Worthy | 1989: Dumars | 1990: Thomas | 1991: Jordan | 1992: Jordan | 1993: Jordan | 1994: Olajuwon | 1995: Olajuwon | 1996: Jordan | 1997: Jordan | 1998: Jordan | 1999: Duncan | 2000: O'Neal | 2001: O'Neal | 2002: O'Neal | 2003: Duncan | 2004: Billups | 2005: Duncan | 2006: Wade | 2007: Parker | 2008: Pierce [show]v • d • eNBA Most Valuable Player Award 1956: Pettit | 1957: Cousy | 1958: Russell | 1959: Pettit | 1960: Chamberlain | 1961: Russell | 1962: Russell | 1963: Russell | 1964: Robertson | 1965: Russell | 1966: Chamberlain | 1967: Chamberlain | 1968: Chamberlain | 1969: Unseld | 1970: Reed | 1971: Abdul-Jabbar | 1972: Abdul-Jabbar | 1973: Cowens | 1974: Abdul-Jabbar | 1975: McAdoo | 1976: Abdul-Jabbar | 1977: Abdul-Jabbar | 1978: Walton | 1979: M. Malone | 1980: Abdul-Jabbar | 1981: Erving | 1982: M. Malone | 1983: M. Malone | 1984: Bird | 1985: Bird | 1986: Bird | 1987: Johnson | 1988: Jordan | 1989: Johnson | 1990: Johnson | 1991: Jordan | 1992: Jordan | 1993: Barkley | 1994: Olajuwon | 1995: Robinson | 1996: Jordan | 1997: K. Malone | 1998: Jordan | 1999: K. Malone | 2000: O'Neal | 2001: Iverson | 2002: Duncan | 2003: Duncan | 2004: Garnett | 2005: Nash | 2006: Nash | 2007: Nowitzki | 2008: Bryant [show]v • d • eNBA Rookie of the Year Award 1953: Meineke | 1954: Felix | 1955: Pettit | 1956: Stokes | 1957: Heinsohn | 1958: Sauldsberry | 1959: Baylor | 1960: Chamberlain | 1961: Robertson | 1962: Bellamy | 1963: Dischinger | 1964: Lucas | 1965: Reed | 1966: Barry | 1967: Bing | 1968: Monroe | 1969: Unseld | 1970: Alcindor | 1971: Cowens & Petrie | 1972: Wicks | 1973: McAdoo | 1974: DiGregorio | 1975: Wilkes | 1976: Adams | 1977: Dantley | 1978: Davis | 1979: Ford | 1980: Bird | 1981: Griffith | 1982: Williams | 1983: Cummings | 1984: Sampson | 1985: Jordan | 1986: Ewing | 1987: Person | 1988: Jackson | 1989: Richmond | 1990: Robinson | 1991: Coleman | 1992: Johnson | 1993: O'Neal | 1994: Webber | 1995: Hill & Kidd | 1996: Stoudamire | 1997: Iverson | 1998: Duncan | 1999: Carter | 2000: Brand & Francis | 2001: Miller | 2002: Gasol | 2003: Stoudemire | 2004: James | 2005: Okafor | 2006: Paul | 2007: Roy | 2008: Durant [show]v • d • eNBA scoring champion 1947: Fulks | 1948: Zaslofsky | 1949: Mikan | 1950: Mikan | 1951: Mikan | 1952: Arizin | 1953: Johnston | 1954: Johnston | 1955: Johnston | 1956: Pettit | 1957: Arizin | 1958: Yardley | 1959: Pettit | 1960: Chamberlain | 1961: Chamberlain | 1962: Chamberlain | 1963: Chamberlain | 1964: Chamberlain | 1965: Chamberlain | 1966: Chamberlain | 1967: Barry | 1968: Bing | 1969: Hayes | 1970: West | 1971: Abdul-Jabbar | 1972: Abdul-Jabbar | 1973: Archibald | 1974: McAdoo | 1975: McAdoo | 1976: McAdoo | 1977: Maravich | 1978: Gervin | 1979: Gervin | 1980: Gervin | 1981: Dantley | 1982: Gervin | 1983: English | 1984: Dantley | 1985: King | 1986: Wilkins | 1987: Jordan | 1988: Jordan | 1989: Jordan | 1990: Jordan | 1991: Jordan | 1992: Jordan | 1993: Jordan | 1994: Robinson | 1995: O'Neal | 1996: Jordan | 1997: Jordan | 1998: Jordan | 1999: Iverson | 2000: O'Neal | 2001: Iverson | 2002: Iverson | 2003: McGrady | 2004: McGrady | 2005: Iverson | 2006: Bryant | 2007: Bryant | 2008: James | 2009: Wade [show]v • d • eSports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1954: Roger Bannister | 1955: Johnny Podres | 1956: Bobby Joe Morrow | 1957: Stan Musial | 1958: Rafer Johnson | 1959: Ingemar Johansson | 1960: Arnold Palmer | 1961: Jerry Lucas | 1962: Terry Baker | 1963: Pete Rozelle | 1964: Ken Venturi | 1965: Sandy Koufax | 1966: Jim Ryun | 1967: Carl Yastrzemski | 1968: Bill Russell | 1969: Tom Seaver | 1970: Bobby Orr | 1971: Lee Trevino | 1972: Billie Jean King & John Wooden | 1973: Jackie Stewart | 1974: Muhammad Ali | 1975: Pete Rose | 1976: Chris Evert | 1977: Steve Cauthen | 1978: Jack Nicklaus | 1979: Terry Bradshaw & Willie Stargell | 1980: U.S. Olympic Hockey Team | 1981: Sugar Ray Leonard | 1982: Wayne Gretzky | 1983: Mary Decker | 1984: Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton | 1985: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | 1986: Joe Paterno | 1987: Bob Bourne, Judi Brown King, Kipchoge Keino, Dale Murphy, Chip Rives, Patty Sheehan, Rory Sparrow, & Reggie Williams | 1988: Orel Hershiser | 1989: Greg LeMond | 1990: Joe Montana | 1991: Michael Jordan | 1992: Arthur Ashe | 1993: Don Shula | 1994: Bonnie Blair & Johann Olav Koss | 1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. | 1996: Tiger Woods | 1997: Dean Smith | 1998: Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa | 1999: U.S. Women's Soccer Team | 2000: Tiger Woods | 2001: Curt Schilling & Randy Johnson | 2002: Lance Armstrong | 2003: David Robinson & Tim Duncan | 2004: Boston Red Sox | 2005: Tom Brady | 2006: Dwyane Wade | 2007: Brett Favre | 2008: Michael Phelps [show]v • d • eNCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player 1939: J. Hull | 1940: M. Huffman | 1941: J. Kotz | 1942: H. Dallmar | 1943: K. Sailors | 1944: A. Ferrin | 1945: B. Kurland | 1946: B. Kurland | 1947: G. Kaftan | 1948: A. Groza | 1949: A. Groza | 1950: I. Dambrot | 1951: B. Spivey | 1952: C. Lovellette | 1953: B. Born | 1954: T. Gola | 1955: B. Russell | 1956: H. Lear | 1957: W. Chamberlain | 1958: E. Baylor | 1959: J. West | 1960: J. Lucas | 1961: J. Lucas | 1962: P. Hogue | 1963: A. Heyman | 1964: W. Hazzard | 1965: B. Bradley | 1966: J. Chambers | 1967: L. Alcindor | 1968: L. Alcindor | 1969: L. Alcindor | 1970: S. Wicks | 1971: H. Porter * | 1972: B. Walton | 1973: B. Walton | 1974: D. Thompson | 1975: R. Washington | 1976: K. Benson | 1977: B. Lee | 1978: J. Givens | 1979: M. Johnson | 1980: D. Griffith | 1981: I. Thomas | 1982: J. Worthy | 1983: H. Olajuwon | 1984: P. Ewing | 1985: E. Pinckney | 1986: P. Ellison | 1987: K. Smart | 1988: D. Manning | 1989: G. Rice | 1990: A. Hunt | 1991: C. Laettner | 1992: B. Hurley | 1993: D. Williams | 1994: C. Williamson | 1995: E. O'Bannon | 1996: T. Delk | 1997: M. Simon | 1998: J. Sheppard | 1999: R. Hamilton | 2000: M. Cleaves | 2001: S. Battier | 2002: J. Dixon | 2003: C. Anthony | 2004: E. Okafor | 2005: S. May | 2006: J. Noah | 2007: C. Brewer | 2008: M. Chalmers | 2009: W. Ellington *Ruled ineligible after tournament [show]v • d • eAssociated Press College Basketball Player of the Year Award winners 1961: J. Lucas | 1962: J. Lucas | 1963: A. Heyman | 1964: G. Bradds | 1965: B. Bradley | 1966: C. Russell | 1967: L. Alcindor | 1968: E. Hayes | 1969: L. Alcindor | 1970: P. Maravich | 1971: A. Carr | 1972: B. Walton | 1973: B. Walton | 1974: D. Thompson | 1975: D. Thompson | 1976: S. May | 1977: M. Johnson | 1978: A. Lee | 1979: L. Bird | 1980: M. Aguirre | 1981: R. Sampson | 1982: R. Sampson | 1983: R. Sampson | 1984: M. Jordan | 1985: P. Ewing | 1986: W. Berry | 1987: D. Robinson | 1988: H. Hawkins | 1989: S. Elliott | 1990: L. Simmons | 1991: S. O'Neal | 1992: C. Laettner | 1993: C. Cheaney | 1994: G. Robinson | 1995: J. Smith | 1996: M. Camby | 1997: T. Duncan | 1998: A. Jamison | 1999: E. Brand | 2000: K. Martin | 2001: S. Battier | 2002: J. Williams | 2003: D. West | 2004: J. Nelson | 2005: A. Bogut | 2006: J. Redick | 2007: K. Durant | 2008: T. Hansbrough | 2009: B. Griffin [show]v • d • eNaismith Men's College Player of the Year winners 1969: L. Alcindor | 1970: P. Maravich | 1971: A. Carr | 1972: B. Walton | 1973: B. Walton | 1974: B. Walton | 1975: D. Thompson | 1976: S. May | 1977: M. Johnson | 1978: B. Lee | 1979: L. Bird | 1980: M. Aguirre | 1981: R. Sampson | 1982: R. Sampson | 1983: R. Sampson | 1984: M. Jordan | 1985: P. Ewing | 1986: J. Dawkins | 1987: D. Robinson | 1988: D. Manning | 1989: D. Ferry | 1990: L. Simmons | 1991: L. Johnson | 1992: C. Laettner | 1993: C. Cheaney | 1994: G. Robinson | 1995: J. Smith | 1996: M. Camby | 1997: T. Duncan | 1998: A. Jamison | 1999: E. Brand | 2000: K. Martin | 2001: S. Battier | 2002: J. Williams | 2003: T. Ford | 2004: J. Nelson | 2005: A. Bogut | 2006: J. Redick | 2007: K. Durant | 2008: T. Hansbrough | 2009: B. Griffin [show]v • d • eOscar Robertson Trophy winners 1959: O. Robertson | 1960: O. Robertson | 1961: J. Lucas | 1962: J. Lucas | 1963: A. Heyman | 1964: W. Hazzard | 1965: B. Bradley | 1966: C. Russell | 1967: L. Alcindor | 1968: L. Alcindor | 1969: P. Maravich | 1970: P. Maravich | 1971: S. Wicks | 1972: B. Walton | 1973: B. Walton | 1974: B. Walton | 1975: D. Thompson | 1976: A. Dantley | 1977: M. Johnson | 1978: P. Ford | 1979: L. Bird | 1980: M. Aguirre | 1981: R. Sampson | 1982: R. Sampson | 1983: R. Sampson | 1984: M. Jordan | 1985: C. Mullin | 1986: W. Berry | 1987: D. Robinson | 1988: H. Hawkins | 1989: D. Ferry | 1990: L. Simmons | 1991: L. Johnson | 1992: C. Laettner | 1993: C. Cheaney | 1994: G. Robinson | 1995: E. O'Bannon | 1996: M. Camby | 1997: T. Duncan | 1998: A. Jamison | 1999: E. Brand | 2000: K. Martin | 2001: S. Battier | 2002: J. Williams | 2003: D. West | 2004: J. Nelson | 2005: A. Bogut | 2006: A. Morrison & J. Redick | 2007: K. Durant | 2008: T. Hansbrough | 2009: B. Griffin [show]v • d • eMilwaukee Bucks Founded in 1968 • Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Franchise Franchise • Expansion Draft • All-time roster • Seasons • Head coaches • Current season Arenas MECCA Arena • Bradley Center Coaches Costello • Nelson • Harris • Hamblen • Dunleavy • Ford • Karl • Porter • Stotts • Krystkowiak • Skiles D-League Affiliate Fort Wayne Mad Ants Administration Owner: Herb Kohl • General Manager: John Hammond • Head Coach: Scott Skiles Notable Figures Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Ray Allen • Vin Baker • Andrew Bogut • Junior Bridgeman • Sam Cassell • Larry Costello • Dave Cowens • Terry Cummings • Alex English • Marques Johnson • Bob Lanier • Jon McGlocklin • Sidney Moncrief • Don Nelson • Gary Payton • Michael Redd • Oscar Robertson • Glenn Robinson • Brian Winters Retired Numbers 1 • 2 • 4 • 14 • 16 • 32 • 33 Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Nate Archibald • Dave Cowens • Wayne Embry • Alex English • Bob Lanier • Moses Malone • Oscar Robertson NBA Championships (1) 1971 Mascot Bango Media TV: FSN Wisconsin • Radio: WTMJ-AM • Announcers: Jim Paschke • Jon McGlocklin • Ted Davis • Dennis Krause [show]v • d • eLos Angeles Lakers Formerly the Detroit Gems and the Minneapolis Lakers • Founded in 1946 • Based in Los Angeles, California The Franchise Franchise • Team History • All-Time roster • Draft history • Seasons • Records • Head coaches • Current season Arenas Minneapolis Auditorium • Minneapolis Armory • Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena • Great Western Forum • Staples Center Coaches Kundla • Mikan • Castellani • Pollard • Schaus • van Breda Kolff • Mullaney • Sharman • West • McKinney • Westhead • Riley • Dunleavy • Pfund • Johnson • Harris • Rambis • Jackson • Tomjanovich • Hamblen • Jackson D-League Affiliate Los Angeles D-Fenders Administration Dr. Jerry Buss (Majority Owner) • Anschutz Entertainment Group (Minority Owner) • Mitch Kupchak (Vice President & GM of Basketball Ops.) • Phil Jackson (Head Coach) Important Figures Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Elgin Baylor • Kobe Bryant • Dr. Jerry Buss • Andrew Bynum • Wilt Chamberlain • Michael Cooper • Vlade Divac • Derek Fisher • Pau Gasol • Gail Goodrich • Chick Hearn • Robert Horry • Phil Jackson • Eddie Jones • Magic Johnson • John Kundla • Clyde Lovellette • Slater Martin • George Mikan • Vern Mikkelsen • Shaquille O'Neal • Lamar Odom • Jim Pollard • Kurt Rambis • Pat Riley • Byron Scott • Nick Van Exel • Jerry West • Jamaal Wilkes • James Worthy Retired Numbers 13 • 22 • 25 • 32 • 33 • 42 • 44 • Chick Hearn (Microphone) Minneapolis Lakers Hall of Famers (Mikan, Mikkelsen, Martin, Lovellette, Pollard, Coach Kundla) NBA Championships (14) 1949 • 1950 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1972 • 1980 • 1982 • 1985 • 1987 • 1988 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 Rivals Boston Celtics • Houston Rockets • Sacramento Kings • San Antonio Spurs Culture and Lore "Showtime" • Jack Nicholson • Lakers vs. Celtics • Chick Hearn • Jack Kent Cooke • The Fabulous Forum • Staples Center • The Punch • Celebrity fans • Shaq-Kobe feud • 81 • Triangle offense • Lawrence Tanter • I Love L.A. 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America East Conference Albany - Will Brown Binghamton - Kevin Broadus Boston University - Dennis Wolff Hartford - Dan Leibovitz Maine - Ted Woodward New Hampshire - Bill Herrion Stony Brook - Steve Pikiell UMBC - Randy Monroe Vermont - Mike Lonergan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! America East Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte - Bobby Lutz Dayton - Brian Gregory Duquesne - Ron Everhart Fordham - Dereck Whittenburg George Washington - Karl Hobbs La Salle - John Giannini Rhode Island - Jim Baron Richmond - Chris Mooney St. Bonaventure - Mark Schmidt Saint Joseph's - Phil Martelli Saint Louis - Rick Majerus Temple - Fran Dunphy UMass - Derek Kellogg Xavier - Sean Miller 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College - Al Skinner Clemson - Oliver Purnell Duke - Mike Krzyzewski Florida State - Leonard Hamilton Georgia Tech - Paul Hewitt Maryland - Gary Williams Miami (Florida) - Frank Haith North Carolina - Roy Williams North Carolina State - Sidney Lowe Virginia - Dave Leitao Virginia Tech - Seth Greenberg Wake Forest - Dino Gaudio 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference Belmont - Rick Byrd Campbell - Robbie Laing East Tennessee State - Murry Bartow Florida Gulf Coast - Dave Balza Jacksonville - Cliff Warren Kennesaw State - Tony Ingle Lipscomb - Scott Sanderson Mercer - Bob Hoffman North Florida - Matt Kilcullen Stetson - Derek Waugh USC Upstate - Eddie Payne 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Sun Conference
Big 12 Conference Baylor - Scott Drew Colorado - Jeff Bzdelik Iowa State - Greg McDermott Kansas - Bill Self Kansas State - Frank Martin Missouri - Mike Anderson Nebraska - Doc Sadler Oklahoma - Jeff Capel III Oklahoma State - Travis Ford Texas - Rick Barnes Texas A&M - Mark Turgeon Texas Tech - Pat Knight 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big 12 Conference
Big East Conference Cincinnati - Mick Cronin Connecticut - Jim Calhoun DePaul - Jerry Wainwright Georgetown - John Thompson III Louisville - Rick Pitino Marquette - Buzz Williams Notre Dame - Mike Brey Pittsburgh - Jamie Dixon Providence - Keno Davis Rutgers - Fred Hill St. John's - Norm Roberts Seton Hall - Bobby Gonzalez South Florida - Stan Heath Syracuse - Jim Boeheim Villanova - Jay Wright West Virginia - Bobby Huggins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big East Conference
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington - Kirk Earlywine Idaho State - Joe O'Brien Montana - Wayne Tinkle Montana State - Brad Huse Northern Arizona - Mike Adras Northern Colorado - Tad Boyle Portland State - Ken Bone Sacramento State - Brian Katz Weber State - Randy Rahe 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference Charleston Southern - Barclay Radebaugh Coastal Carolina - Cliff Ellis Gardner-Webb - Rick Scruggs High Point - Bart Lundy Liberty - Ritchie McKay Presbyterian - Gregg Nibert Radford - Brad Greenberg UNC-Asheville - Eddie Biedenbach VMI - Duggar Baucom Winthrop - Randy Peele 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big South Conference
Big Ten Conference Illinois - Bruce Weber Indiana - Tom Crean Iowa - Todd Lickliter Michigan - John Beilein Michigan State - Tom Izzo Minnesota - Tubby Smith Northwestern - Bill Carmody Ohio State - Thad Matta Penn State - Ed DeChellis Purdue - Matt Painter Wisconsin - Bo Ryan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Ten Conference
Big West Conference Cal Poly - Kevin Bromley Cal State Fullerton - Bob Burton Cal State Northridge - Bobby Braswell Long Beach State - Dan Monson Pacific - Bob Thomason UC Davis - Gary Stewart UC Irvine - Pat Douglass UC Riverside - Jim Wooldridge UC Santa Barbara - Bob Williams 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big West Conference
Colonial Athletic Association Delaware - Monte Ross Drexel - Bruiser Flint George Mason - Jim Larranaga Georgia State - Rod Barnes Hofstra - Tom Pecora James Madison - Matt Brady Northeastern - Bill Coen Old Dominion - Blaine Taylor Towson - Pat Kennedy UNC-Wilmington - Benny Moss Virginia Commonwealth - Anthony Grant William & Mary - Tony Shaver 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Colonial Athletic Association
Conference USA East Carolina - Mack McCarthy Houston - Tom Penders Marshall - Donnie Jones Memphis - John Calipari Rice - Ben Braun Southern Methodist - Matt Doherty Southern Mississippi - Larry Eustachy Tulane - Dave Dickerson Tulsa - Doug Wojcik UAB - Mike Davis UCF - Kirk Speraw UTEP - Tony Barbee 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Conference USA
Horizon League - Butler - Brad Stevens Cleveland State - Gary Waters Detroit - Ray McCallum Loyola (Chicago) - Jim Whitesell UIC - Jimmy Collins UW-Green Bay - Tod Kowalczyk UW-Milwaukee - Rob Jeter Valparaiso - Homer Drew Wright State - Brad Brownell Youngstown State - Jerry Slocum 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Horizon League
Independents Bryant - Tim O'Shea Cal State Bakersfield - Keith Brown Chicago State - Benjy Taylor Houston Baptist - Ron Cottrell Longwood - Mike Gillian New Jersey Institute of Technology - Jim Engles North Carolina Central - Henry Dickerson Savannah State - Horace Broadnax SIU-Edwardsville - Lennox Forrester Texas-Pan American - Tom Schuberth Utah Valley - Dick Hunsaker 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
Ivy League Brown - Jesse Agel Columbia - Joe Jones Cornell - Steve Donahue Dartmouth - Terry Dunn Harvard - Tommy Amaker Penn - Glen Miller Princeton - Sydney Johnson Yale - James Jones 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ivy League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius - Tom Parrotta Fairfield - Ed Cooley Iona - Kevin Willard Loyola (Maryland) - Jimmy Patsos Manhattan - Barry Rohrssen Marist - Chuck Martin Niagara - Joe Mihalich Rider - Tommy Dempsey St. Peter's - John Dunne Siena - Fran McCaffery 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference Akron – Keith Dambrot Ball State – Billy Taylor Bowling Green – Louis Orr Buffalo – Reggie Witherspoon Central Michigan – Ernie Ziegler Eastern Michigan – Charles Ramsey Kent State – Geno Ford Miami – Charlie Coles Northern Illinois – Ricardo Patton Ohio – John Groce Toledo – Gene Cross Western Michigan – Steve Hawkins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bethune-Cookman - Clifford Reed Coppin State - Ron Mitchell Delaware State - Greg Jackson Florida A&M - Mike Gillespie Hampton - Kevin Nickelberry Howard - Gil Jackson Maryland-Eastern Shore - Meredith Smith Morgan State - Todd Bozeman Norfolk State - Anthony Evans North Carolina A&T - Jerry Eaves South Carolina State - Tim Carter Winston-Salem State - Bobby Collins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference Bradley - Jim Les Creighton - Dana Altman Drake - Mark Phelps Evansville - Marty Simmons Illinois State - Tim Jankovich Indiana State - Kevin McKenna Missouri State - Cuonzo Martin Northern Iowa - Ben Jacobson Southern Illinois - Chris Lowery Wichita State - Gregg Marshall 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Missouri Valley Conference
Mountain West Conference Air Force - Jeff Reynolds Brigham Young - Dave Rose Colorado State - Tim Miles New Mexico - Steve Alford San Diego State - Steve Fisher Texas Christian - Neil Dougherty UNLV - Lon Kruger Utah - Jim Boylen Wyoming - Heath Schroyer 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mountain West Conference
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State - Howie Dickenman Fairleigh Dickinson - Tom Green LIU-Brooklyn - Jim Ferry Monmouth - Dave Calloway Mount St. Mary's - Milan Brown Quinnipiac - Tom Moore Robert Morris - Mike Rice Jr. Sacred Heart - Dave Bike St. Francis (PA) - Don Friday St. Francis (NY) - Brian Nash Wagner - Mike Deane 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Northeast Conference
Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay - Dave Loos Eastern Illinois - Mike Miller Eastern Kentucky - Jeff Neubauer Jacksonville State - James Green Morehead State - Donnie Tyndall Murray State - Billy Kennedy Southeast Missouri - Zac Roman Tennessee-Martin - Bret Campbell Tennessee State - Cy Alexander Tennessee Tech - Mike Sutton 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ohio Valley Conference
Pacific-10 Conference Arizona - Russ Pennell Arizona State - Herb Sendek California - Mike Montgomery Oregon - Ernie Kent Oregon State - Craig Robinson Stanford - Johnny Dawkins UCLA - Ben Howland USC - Tim Floyd Washington - Lorenzo Romar Washington State - Tony Bennett 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Pacific-10 Conference
Patriot League American - Jeff Jones Army - Jim Crews Bucknell - Dave Paulsen Colgate - Emmett Davis Holy Cross - Ralph Willard Lafayette - Fran O'Hanlon Lehigh - Brett Reed Navy - Billy Lange 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Patriot League
Southeastern Conference Alabama - Philip Pearson Arkansas - John Pelphrey Auburn - Jeff Lebo Florida - Billy Donovan Georgia - Pete Herrmann Kentucky - Billy Gillispie LSU - Trent Johnson Mississippi - Andy Kennedy Mississippi State - Rick Stansbury South Carolina - Darrin Horn Tennessee - Bruce Pearl Vanderbilt - Kevin Stallings 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southeastern Conference
Southern Conference Appalachian State - Houston Fancher Chattanooga - John Shulman The Citadel - Ed Conroy College of Charleston - Bobby Cremins Davidson - Bob McKillop Elon - Ernie Nestor Furman - Jeff Jackson Georgia Southern - Jeff Price Samford - Jimmy Tillette UNC-Greensboro - Mike Dement Western Carolina - Larry Hunter Wofford - Mike Young 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southern Conference
Southland Conference Central Arkansas - Rand Chappell Lamar - Steve Roccaforte McNeese State - Dave Simmons Nicholls State - J. P. Piper Northwestern State - Mike McConathy Sam Houston State - Bob Marlin Southeastern Louisiana - Jim Yarbrough Stephen F. Austin - Danny Kaspar Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - Perry Clark Texas-Arlington - Scott Cross Texas-San Antonio - Brooks Thompson Texas State - Doug Davalos 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southland Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alabama A&M - L. Vann Pettaway Alabama State - Lewis Jackson Alcorn State - Samuel West Arkansas-Pine Bluff - George Ivory Grambling State - Larry Wright Jackson State - Tevester Anderson Mississippi Valley State - Sean Woods Prairie View A&M - Byron Rimm II Southern - Rob Spivery Texas Southern - Tony Harvey 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southwestern Athletic Conference
The Summit League Centenary - Greg Gary IPFW - Dane Fife IUPUI - Ron Hunter North Dakota State - Saul Phillips Oakland - Greg Kampe Oral Roberts - Scott Sutton South Dakota State - Scott Nagy Southern Utah - Roger Reid UMKC - Matt Brown Western Illinois - Derek Thomas 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! The Summit League
Sun Belt Conference Arkansas-Little Rock - Steve Shields Arkansas State - Dickey Nutt Denver - Joe Scott Florida Atlantic - Mike Jarvis Florida International - Sergio Rouco Louisiana-Lafayette - Robert Lee Louisiana-Monroe - Orlando Early Middle Tennessee - Kermit Davis New Orleans - Joe Pasternack North Texas - Johnny Jones South Alabama - Ronnie Arrow Troy - Don Maestri Western Kentucky - Ken McDonald 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Sun Belt Conference
West Coast Conference Gonzaga - Mark Few Loyola Marymount - Rodney Tention Pepperdine - Vance Walberg Portland - Eric Reveno Saint Mary's - Randy Bennett San Diego - Bill Grier San Francisco - Rex Walters Santa Clara - Kerry Keating 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! West Coast Conference
Western Athletic Conference Boise State - Greg Graham Fresno State - Steve Cleveland Hawai?i - Bob Nash Idaho - Don Verlin Louisiana Tech - Kerry Rupp Nevada - Mark Fox New Mexico State - Marvin Menzies San Jose State - George Nessman Utah State - Stew Morrill 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Western Athletic Conference
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