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Bob Boozer, former Olympian, NBA star dies at age 75

 

Boozer started his career with the Royals (courtesy of Sacramento Kings via wikipedia commons)

Bob Boozer, a member of the dominating and talented 1960 U.S. Olympic team who went on to be a star in the NBA, died at age 75 of a brain aneurysm over the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.

Boozer played with Jerry West, Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas on the gold-medal winning 1960 Olympic team and went on to average 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds for six NBA teams which included the Cincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boozer was an All-American at Kansas State in 1958 and 1959 before playing 11 years in the NBA after the Cincinnati Royals drafted him #1 overall.

Boozer, who was 6’8, 215-pounds, and a forward, retired after his team, the Milwaukee Bucks won the 1971 NBA championship.

 

Info compiled from NBA, Radio, TV

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

Spurs point guard Ford retires due to recurring injuries

 

T.J. Ford with Indiana Pacers in 2009 (photo by CT Snow from Hsinchi, Taiwan via wikipedia commons)

The San Antonio Spurs were shocked earlier in the week when their backup point guard, T.J. Ford, after playing just 14 games, abruptly retired at the age of 28.

The former Texas Longhorns star’s recently had his spine surgically repaired and did not want to risk anymore injuries. That injury at one time sidelined him for an entire NBA season.

Terrance Jerod Ford had a big year for Texas in 2003 winning several player of the year awards: Naismith, John Wooden, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. He was a Longhorns basketball player from 2001-2003.

He had his #11 jersey retired by the university. Ford is one of only four in the school’s history to have be so honored; Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams in football and Roger Clemens in baseball.

The Houston native was a 2003 NBA Draft first round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks, 8th overall.

The 6’0, 165-pound guard also played with Indiana in the NBA. He also found time to play in Croatia during the NBA lockout.

His career totals includes 4,797 points (11.2 ppg), 1,331 rebounds and 2,495 assists.

 

Info compiled from San Antonio Spurs, NBA, Radio & TV news

Phoenix Suns give Redd first start in two years; leads to win over Charlotte

 

Michael Redd (file photo)

Columbus West High School grad and former Ohio State star Michael Redd scored 17 points in his first start in more than two years, leading the Phoenix Suns over the slumping Charlotte Bobcats, 95-89 over the weekend.

The Bobcats have lost 11 games in a row and 11 straight on the road and has not won a game since January 14 against the Golden State Warriors.

Prior to the Charlotte game, Redd had not started a game since January 20,2010, against the Los Angeles Lakers when he was a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, and had only played just 28 games over the previous two years due to injuries in his left knee.

Starting in place of Jared Dudley who was out with a thigh bruise, Redd made 6 of 12 field goals, 4 of 7 from three-pointers. He has appeared in 10 games with the Suns since signing a one-year contract on December 29.

 

Info compiled from NBA, Phoenix Suns, Radio & TV news

Hall of Famer English hired by Sacramento Kings

 

Alex English at left with Toronto Raptors (photo by Chensiyuan via wikipedia commons)

The Sacramento Kings have hired NBA Hall of Famer Alex English as an assistant coach under coach Keith Smart.

English joins the Kings after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach and director of player development with the Toronto Raptors.

English is an eight-time All-Star is the NBA’s 13th all-time leading scorer with 25,613 points. A second-round selection by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1976, he also played for Indiana, Denver and Dallas.

He pulled down 6,538 rebounds for 5.5 per game and dished out assists totaling 4,351 or 3.6 per game.

The 58-year-old was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997.

 

Info compiled from staff & Sacramento Kings news

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