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Point Guard
The POINT GUARD (PG), also called the ONE or POINT, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position. Point guards are expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. Above all, the point guard must totally understand and accept their coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football
American football
or a playmaker in association football (soccer). While the guard must understand and accept the coach's gameplan, he must also be able to adapt to what the defense is allowing, and he also must control the pace of the game. A point guard, like other player positions in basketball, specializes in certain skills
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Indiana Pacers
The INDIANA PACERS are an American professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana
. The Pacers compete in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division . The Pacers were first established in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA) and became a member of the NBA in 1976 as a result of the ABA–NBA merger . They play their home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
. The team is named after Indiana
Indiana
's history with the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500 's pace cars and with the harness racing industry. * Basketball
Basketball
portal The Pacers have won three championships, all in the ABA. The Pacers were Eastern Conference champions in 2000
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Lee Rose (basketball)
LEE ROSE (born October 23, 1936) is an American basketball coach. He was a college basketball coach in the 1970s and 1980s, and an assistant coach in the NBA into the 2000s. CONTENTS * 1 Collegiate career * 2 Later career * 3 Division I Coaching Record * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links COLLEGIATE CAREERRose, a native of Irvine, Kentucky , is a 1958 alumnus of Transylvania University
Transylvania University
where he served as an assistant coach after graduation under C. M. Newton . He then took a similar position at the University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
before returning to his alma mater as head coach and athletic director and recorded 160 wins in eight seasons. In 1975 he became the head coach and athletic director at UNC Charlotte , where in three seasons he took the 49ers to one NIT championship game (1976) and to the NCAA Final Four (1977)
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NBA
UNITED STATES: * ABC / ESPN
ESPN
* NBA TV * TNT CANADA: * NBA TV Canada * TSN / TSN2
TSN2
* Sportsnet
Sportsnet
/ Sportsnet
Sportsnet
One OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.nba.comThe NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA) is the major men's professional basketball league in North America
North America
, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball
Basketball
(USAB), which is recognized by FIBA
FIBA
(also known as the International Basketball
Basketball
Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada
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WNBA
The WOMEN\'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (WNBA) is the major women\'s professional basketball league in North America
North America
. It is currently composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996 as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA), and league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from June to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals at the end of September until the beginning of October. Many WNBA teams have direct NBA counterparts and play in the same arena
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Jump Shot (basketball)
In basketball (and derivatives like netball ), a REGULAR JUMP SHOT or JUMPER is an attempt to score a basket by jumping, usually straight up, and in mid-jump, propelling the ball in an arc into the basket. It is accomplished by the player bringing his or her elbow up until it is aligned with the hoop, then sent towards the hoop in a high arc. It is considered the easiest shot to make from a distance. The purposes of the jump are to shoot from a higher position and therefore make it more difficult for the defender to block the shot. It is the most effective in open play but can prove to be hard when there is a taller player in front of the shooter. There also exists another variant of a jump shot by shooting during the upwards movement of the jump to put more power behind the shot, this shot is usually done by women or players lacking enough force to allow far distance shots
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Association Football
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL, more commonly known as FOOTBALL or SOCCER, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball . It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers (and then only when within their penalty area ). Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may also use any part of their body except the hands and the arms. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition
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Shot Clock
A SHOT CLOCK is used in some sports to quicken the pace of the game. It is normally associated with basketball , but is also used in snooker , pro lacrosse , water polo , korfball , and ten-pin bowling . It is analogous with the play clock used in American and Canadian football . In basketball, the shot clock is a timer designed to increase the game's pace and scoring. The offensive team must attempt a field goal with the ball leaving the player's hand before the shot clock expires, and the shot must either touch the rim or enter the basket. If the offensive team fails to register a field goal attempt within the time limit, they are assessed a violation resulting in a turnover to their opponents; if the ball hits or enters the rim after the clock expires, it is not a violation so long as it left the player's hand before expiration
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Quarterback
A QUARTERBACK (commonly abbreviated to QB) is a position in American and Canadian football
Canadian football
. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line . In modern American football , the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team, and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Leadership * 3 Trends and other roles * 3.1 Special
Special
tactics * 3.2 Dual-threat quarterbacks * 3.3 Two-quarterback system * 4 History * 5 Race * 6 See also * 7 References * 7.1 Bibliography OVERVIEW Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn
, former Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
quarterback, throwing the football. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually the leader of the offense
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American Football
AMERICAN FOOTBALL, referred to as FOOTBALL in the United States and Canada, and also known as "gridiron football " or simply "gridiron", is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense , the team with control of the oval-shaped football , attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the team without control of the ball, the defense, aims to stop their advance and take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs , or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team; if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal . The team with the most points at the end of a game wins
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Washington Wizards
The WASHINGTON WIZARDS are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
The Wizards compete in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division . The team plays its home games at the Capital One Arena , in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
The franchise was established in 1961 as the CHICAGO PACKERS based in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
, and were renamed to CHICAGO ZEPHYRS the following season. In 1963, they relocated to Baltimore, Maryland and became the BALTIMORE BULLETS, taking the name from previous team of the same name
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Turnover (basketball)
In basketball , a TURNOVER occurs when a team loses possession of the ball to the opposing team before a player takes a shot at his team's basket. This can result from the ball being stolen , the player making mistakes such as stepping out of bounds, illegal screen, a double dribble , having a pass intercepted, throwing the ball out of bounds, three-second violation , five-second violation , or committing an error such as traveling , a shot clock violation, palming , a backcourt violation, or committing an offensive foul . A technical foul against a team that is in possession of the ball is a blatant example of a turnover, because the opponent is awarded a free throw in addition to possession of the ball. Some players are prone to turnovers because of having poor court vision or making mental mistakes. Also, many superstars average more turnovers than anybody on their team as they will often be handling the ball
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Pick And Roll
The PICK AND ROLL (also called a BALL SCREEN or SCREEN AND ROLL) in basketball is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate handling the ball and then moves towards the basket (rolls) to receive a pass. In the NBA , the play came into vogue in the 1990s and has developed into the league's most common offensive action. CONTENTS * 1 Execution * 2 Results * 3 Other variations * 3.1 Pick and pop * 4 Notable uses * 5 References EXECUTIONThe play (in its elementary form) involves three players. The play begins with a defender guarding a ballhandler. The ballhandler moves toward a teammate, who sets a "screen" (or "pick") by standing in the way of the defender, who is separated from the moving ballhandler. The defender is forced to choose between guarding the ballhandler or the screener
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Chicago Bulls
The CHICAGO BULLS are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division . The team was founded on January 16, 1966. The team plays its home games at the United Center , an arena shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). The Bulls saw their greatest success during the 1990s, when they were responsible for popularizing the NBA worldwide. They are known for having one of the NBA's greatest dynasties, winning six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats . All six championship teams were led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson
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Karl Malone
KARL ANTHONY MALONE (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "THE MAILMAN", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton . Malone also played one season for the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
. Malone was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player , a 14-time NBA All-Star , and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. He scored the second most career points in NBA history (36,928) (second behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ), and holds the records for most free throws attempted and made , in addition to co-holding the record for the most first team All-NBA elections in history (tied with Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
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Houston Rockets
The HOUSTON ROCKETS are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas
Texas
. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division . The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center , located in downtown Houston
Houston
. The Rockets have won two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles. The team was established as the SAN DIEGO ROCKETS, an expansion team originally based in San Diego
San Diego
, in 1967. In 1971, the Rockets moved to Houston. The Rockets won only 15 games in their debut season as a franchise in 1967. In the 1968 NBA draft , the Rockets, picking first overall , selected power forward Elvin Hayes
Elvin Hayes
, who would lead the team to its first playoff appearance in his rookie season
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