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NBA legend Nelson gets degree from Iowa 50 years after leaving

 

Don Nelson (file photo)

NBA Hall of Fame basketball coach/player Don Nelson, now 72 years old, returned to the University of Iowa to receive his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, 50 years after leaving the Iowa City school for the NBA.

The Muskegon, Michigan native as a 6’6, 210-pound forward, played at Iowa from 1959-1962, and was drafted into the NBA in the 1962 draft by the Chicago Zephyrs, Round 3, 17th overall.

Nelson also played in the NBA for the Lakers, Milwaukee, Boston, Golden State twice, the Knicks and Dallas.

He was an NBA champion five times, NBA coach of the year three times, had his #19 jersey retired by the Boston Celtics.

Nelson scored 10,898 points in his career, with 5,192 rebounds and 1,526 assists.

 

Info compiled from Iowa, the NBA, Radio & TV news

Former Cavs guard Davis heading to Knicks

 

Baron Davis (file photo)

There are reports out of New York, that the Knicks will sign Baron Davis to a contract.

Davis, who is expected to agree to a contract today, was waived by Cleveland last week as part of the league’s new amnesty clause after being designated as the amnesty player.

Davis was not claimed off waivers by anyone, but chose the Knicks himself.

New York needs backcourt depth waiving their amnesty player Chauncey Billups.

The Knicks recently signed point guard Mike Bibby.

Davis will be out of action due to a bulging disk in his back.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

Jalen Rose starts new school in Detroit

 

Jalen Rose (photo by Stevie Javie & LpDrew via wikipedia commons)

Former Michigan Wolverines and NBA star Jalen Rose has started a new school in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

The new school is called the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, an open-enrollment, tuition-free charter school.

Rose said that 120 students have been chosen to be the first ninth-graders at the Academy.

The 38-year-old Rose, is best known for his days as a member of the FAB FOUR at Michigan with Chris Webber, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson.

Rose played in the NBA with Denver, Indiana, Chicago, Toronto, the Knicks and Phoenix. He scored 13,220 points, grabbed 3,193 rebounds and dished out 3,527 assists.

Rose’s biological father is Jimmy Walker, a former NBA legend in his own right. He never met his dad, but did talk to him over the phone several times.

 

compiled from staff, Radio & TV

Unbelievable! Cavaliers 102 Heat 90

 

J.J. Hickson (file photo)

The Cavaliers with only 15 wins are having a disappointing season, no doubt.

But they’ve had their moments, beating star-studded teams in the Lakers, Celtics and Knicks.
Now, they’ve beaten the one team everybody said could not be beaten by anybody; the Miami Heat with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade.
James, the former local hero-turned enemy, was making his second return to Cleveland since leaving as a free agent last summer.
The Cavs almost blew a 23-point lead, as the Cavs took down the mighty Heat, 102-90.
J.J. Hickson scored 21 points and Anthony Parker had 20 points for the Cavs who got revenge on the Heat and James who embarrassed them 118-90 on December 2, the first time James returned to Cleveland.
James had a nice game but nothing great, 27 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He said after the game that his former team deserves to have a winning team.
The sellout crowd of 20,562 received a scare when the Heat came back from 23-points down to tie it at 83 on Mike Bibby’s seventh three-point goal of the game with 7:03 left. But the Heat went on scoreless for 4:24 and the Cavs took advantage going on a 12-0 run to put the game away.
Cavs shooting guard Anthony Parker took the public address microphone after the game and told the crowd, ” You deserve this win.”
The loss snapped the Heat’s five-game winning streak.


Utah Jazz takes advantage of Cavaliers leaky defense

Jerry Sloan wins 1,210th game vs. Cavs (file photo)

The Cleveland Cavaliers after winning against the Knicks, fell back to losing against Utah.

The Jazz made the Cavs pay for poor defensive play and won 101-90 at Quicken Loans Arena. The loss was the 11th in their last 12 games for Cleveland as they fall to 8-20.

Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan moved into a tie for third place on the all-time wins list behind Don Nelson (1,335) and former Cavs coach Lenny Wilkens (1,332).

Utah was led in scoring by forward C.J. Miles with 22 points, forward Paul Millsap and guard Raja Bell added 19 points apiece as the team improved to 20-9.

The Cavs trailed 49-44 at the half.

Daniel Gibson, who is starting to become one of the team leaders on the Cavs, set regular-season career highs in points (29) and three-point baskets made (seven in eight attempts).

compiled from staff, NBA & Cleveland Cavaliers news

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