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Jim Brovelli
JIM BROVELLI is the former men's basketball head coach of the University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
(USF) Dons and hall of fame player. BIOGRAPHYAs a player Brovelli was a three-year letterman for USF, helping lead the Dons to the NCAA
NCAA
Western Regional in 1963 and 1964. He earned All-WCC honorable mention honors in 1964. Later, he was named the 1965 AAU Athlete of the Year. He became the Dons head coach in 1984. Starting from scratch after USF's self-imposed three-year hiatus stemming from various NCAA recruiting violations incurred during the Quintin Dailey era, Brovelli led the Dons for ten seasons, including a 19-win campaign in 1993. His greatest victory as USF head coach came in 1988 when USF achieved a stunning upset of Digger Phelps and Notre Dame in front of a sellout crowd in USF's Memorial Gymnasium. He finished with 131 career victories at USF
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Charlotte Bobcats
The CHARLOTTE HORNETS are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
. The Hornets compete in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division . The team is largely owned by former NBA player and North Carolina
North Carolina
native Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
, who acquired controlling interest in the team in 2010. The Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte . The original Hornets franchise was established in 1988
1988
as an expansion team , owned by George Shinn . In 2002 , Shinn's franchise relocated to New Orleans
New Orleans
and became the New Orleans
New Orleans
Hornets
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Continental Basketball Association
The CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (CBA) was a professional men's basketball minor league in the United States
United States
. For most of its existence the CBA was the second-tier of men's professional basketball in the United States
United States
behind the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). The NBA formed a working agreement to develop players and referees in the CBA during the 1980s. Until the NBA formed the National Basketball Development League (now known as the NBA Gatorade League) in 2001, the CBA served as the official minor league to the NBA
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Minnesota Timberwolves
The MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota
. The Timberwolves compete in the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA), as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division . Founded in 1989, the team is owned by Glen Taylor . The Timberwolves play their home games at Target Center
Target Center
, their home since 1990. Like most expansion teams , the Timberwolves struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
in the 1995 NBA draft , the team qualified for the playoffs in eight consecutive seasons from 1997 to 2004 . Despite losing in the first round in their first seven attempts, the Timberwolves won their first division championship in 2004 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals that same season
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Los Angeles Times
The LOS ANGELES TIMES, commonly referred to as the TIMES or LA TIMES, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California, United States, since 1881. It was the largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the U.S. in 2008 and the fourth-most widely distributed newspaper in the country. The Times is owned by tronc (formerly known as Tribune Publishing)
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University Of San Francisco
The UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO (USF) is a Jesuit
Jesuit
Catholic university located in San Francisco, California
California
, United States. The school's main campus is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park . The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain , one of San Francisco's major geographical features. In addition, the university offers classes at multiple other locations. Its close historical ties with the City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco
are reflected in the University's traditional motto, Pro Urbe et Universitate (For the City and University). The current motto is Change the World From Here. USF's Jesuit
Jesuit
Catholic identity is rooted in the vision and work of St
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Philip Mathews
PHILIP MATHEWS was Archdeacon of Connor from 1689 to 1694. Mathews was educated at Trinity College, Dublin . After his five years as Archdeacon he was then Precentor until his death in 1740. REFERENCES * ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 3" Cotton,H. p257 Dublin , Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878 * ^ "Alumni Dublinenses : a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860)Burtchaell,G.D/Sadlier,T.U p552: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935 * ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 3" Cotton,H
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Denver Nuggets
The DENVER NUGGETS are an American professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado
Colorado
. The Nuggets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division . The team was founded as the DENVER LARKS in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association
American Basketball Association
(ABA), but changed its name to ROCKETS before the first season. It changed its name again to the Nuggets in 1974. After the name change, the Nuggets played for the final ABA Championship title in 1976, losing to the New York Nets . The team has had some periods of success, qualifying for the ABA Playoffs for all seasons from 1967 to the 1976 ABA playoffs where it lost in the finals
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Sioux Falls Skyforce
The SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE are an American professional basketball team that plays in the NBA G League
NBA G League
. They are based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota , and currently play at Heritage Court in the Sanford Pentagon , a place they have called home since the 2013–14 season. The Skyforce began in the Continental Basketball Association
Continental Basketball Association
(CBA) in 1989. They played their home games at Sioux Falls Arena from then until the move to the Pentagon in 2013. They participated in four CBA championship finals, winning the championship trophy in 1996 (defeating the Fort Wayne Fury
Fort Wayne Fury
, four games to one) and 2005 (defeating the Rockford Lightning three games to one)
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Amateur Athletic Union
The AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (AAU) is an amateur sports organization based in the United States
United States
. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It claims to have over 670,000 participants and over 100,000 volunteers. The AAU was founded on January 21, 1888, with the goal of creating common standards in amateur sport. Since then, most national championships in the United States
United States
have taken place under AAU leadership. From its founding as a publicly supported organization, the AAU has represented US sports within the various international sports federations. It has grown over the years to become one of the leading and most influential associations. The AAU formerly worked closely with the United States
United States
Olympic Committee to prepare US athletes for the Olympic Games
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San Diego Toreros Men's Basketball
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUND OF 32 2008 NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES 1984, 1987, 2003, 2008 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 2003, 2008 CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS 1984, 1987The SAN DIEGO TOREROS men's basketball team is a college basketball team that represents the University of San Diego in San Diego , California . The school's team currently competes in the West Coast Conference . The team played in the NCAA Division I Men\'s Basketball Tournament in 2008 . The Toreros play their home games in the Jenny Craig Pavilion . They are currently coached by Lamont Smith . CONTENTS * 1 Rivalries * 2 Postseason results * 2.1 NCAA tournament results * 2.2 CIT results * 3 Recent results * 4 Toreros in the NBA * 5 References * 6 External links RIVALRIESUniversity of San Diego's biggest rival is San Diego State University. Since the 2001-2002 season the Toreros have been 3-12 against the Aztecs during the past 15 seasons
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Letterman (sports)
A LETTERMAN, in U.S. activities/sports, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity team . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Letter jacket * 2.1 Appearance and style * 2.2 Decorations * 2.3 History * 2.4 Traditions * 3 See also * 4 References OVERVIEW A wool baseball jacket with embroidered letter "W" and award medals. The term comes from the practice of awarding each such participant a cloth "letter ", which is usually the school's initial or initials, for placement on a "letter sweater" or "letter jacket" intended for the display of such an award. In some instances, the sweater or jacket itself may also be awarded, especially for the initial award to a given individual. Today, in order to distinguish "lettermen" from other team participants, schools often establish a minimum level of participation in a team's events or a minimum level of performance in order for a letter to be awarded
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University Of Notre Dame
The UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DU LAC (or simply NOTRE DAME /ˌnoʊtərˈdeɪm/ NOH-tər-DAYM ) is a Catholic research university located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana
Indiana
, in the United States. In French, Notre Dame du Lac means "Our Lady of the Lake" and refers to the university's patron saint , the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
. The main campus covers 1,250 acres (510 ha) in a suburban setting and it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome , the "Word of Life" mural (commonly known as Touchdown
Touchdown
Jesus ), and the Basilica . The school was founded on November 26, 1842, by Father Edward Sorin , CSC , who was also its first president, as an all-male institution on land donated by the Bishop of Vincennes (Indiana). Today, many Holy Cross priests continue to work for the university, including the president of the university
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NCAA
The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada
Canada
, and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana . In 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Tournament . This revenue is then distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I , Division II , and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention
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University Of San Diego
The UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO (USD) is a private Roman Catholic university in San Diego
San Diego
, California
California
, United States. The university offers 42 baccalaureate degrees, and several degrees in law, nursing, (master's, PhD, and DNP), and other doctorate programs. The university comprises seven different academic colleges. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Environment and location * 3 Administration * 4 Academics * 4.1 Rankings * 5 Notable people * 5.1 Alumni * 5.2 Faculty * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links HISTORY Immaculata Parish Church at USD showing the architectural style of the campus Chartered in 1949, the university opened its doors to its first class of students in 1952 as the San Diego
San Diego
College
College
for Women . Reverend Charles F. Buddy, D.D
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Bobby Leonard
AS PLAYER: * NCAA champion (1953 ) * Consensus second-team All-American (1954 )AS COACH: * 3× ABA champion (1970 , 1972 , 1973 ) CAREER STATISTICS POINTS 4,204 (9.9 ppg) REBOUNDS 1,217 (2.9 rpg) ASSISTS 1,427 (3.3 apg) Stats at Basketball-Reference.com Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame as coachWILLIAM ROBERT "SLICK" LEONARD (born July 17, 1932) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. CONTENTS * 1 High school and college career * 2 Playing career * 3 Coaching career with the Pacers * 4 Post ABA/NBA career * 5 Hall of Fame * 6 Head coaching record * 6.1 ABA and NBA * 7 References * 8 External links HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CAREERA 6'3" 185 lb (84 kg) guard, Leonard played high school basketball at Terre Haute Gerstmeyer High School, where he excelled as a tennis player, as well
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