Section 215: 5/25 Philadelphia 76ers Alec Burks is getting ready to play for the New York Knicks: Shot location data is available for the 1996-97 through 2020-21 seasons after the Philadelphia 76ers traded three second-round draft selections to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star forward Allen Iverson on July 8, 2001. Iverson was assigned to the 76ers during that season and played in 46 games before being traded to the Denver Nuggets. He went on to win two MVP awards and has since become one of the most popular players in NBA history.
Burks came off the bench in 26 games for the Sixers that season and averaged 4.5 points per game. He also shot 39 percent from beyond the arc that year.
In 161 career games with the 76ers, all as a reserve, Burks averaged 4.3 points per game. He finished his tenure with Philadelphia with a.443 field goal percentage.
The 6'1" guard entered the league out of Texas Tech where he was a four-year starter. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft. But he never played for them; instead, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks, who released him in October of that year. He then spent time with the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, and Indiana Pacers before joining the 76ers.
Schayes played with the Nuggets for seven and a half seasons in the 1980s, mainly starting at center. Dave Robisch: I spent four seasons in the ABA with Denver and another two and a half years in the NBA in the early 1980s. It was an amazing experience that lasted just long enough.
He finished with a career average of 15.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. He's one of only three players in ABA/NBA history to score more than 1,500 points and grab more than 800 rebounds (James Worthy is the other one).
Robisch died on January 18, 2018 at the age of 59. He had been suffering from cancer since 2015.
In February 2012, Jeremy Lin played for the New York Knicks in the NBA. The league's 2021 Lunar New Year advertisement makes reference to the 'Linsanity' period. Reuters Photograph The League commemorates 10 years of Lunar New Year celebrations with an advertisement showcasing 'Linsanity' breakout at the New York Knicks. The ad features a photo of then-unknown player Jeremy Lin wearing a custom jersey featuring the words 'Lunar New Year' across the front. It is dated 12 February 2012.
Lin made his debut on February 8, 2012, against the Chicago Bulls and had five points, two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes off the bench. He became the first Asian-American player to start in a playoff game when the Knicks faced off against the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2012 playoffs. Lin helped lead the team to a 3-1 series win over the Heat and was praised for his performance during the series.
After the season ended, it was reported that the Knicks had offered Lin a contract worth $1 million for just one year. However, he chose to sign with the Nets instead, citing a desire to win as his reason for leaving New York.
In his only season with the Nets, Lin averaged 14.4 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. He also earned multiple awards and accolades including All-Star Game MVP and Rookie of the Month honors at the end of the 2011-2012 season.
The Dallas Mavericks picked Steve Alford in the second round of the 1987 NBA draft. He spent four years with the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors. Alford has coached six teams after leaving the NBA, including Manchester, Missouri State, Iowa, New Mexico, UCLA, and Nevada. His 612 career wins are the most of any coach in Nevada history.
He is currently the head basketball coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Alford was born on January 4th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. He played college basketball for UCLA from 1981 to 1985, where he won the NCAA Championship in 1985. After graduating from UCLA, he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 1987 NBA draft. He immediately signed with the Mavericks and played four seasons for them. In 1989, he joined the Golden State Warriors and stayed with them until 1992. In 1993, he returned to the UCLA Bruins as an assistant coach under John Wooden's grandson Jason Wooden. In 1996, he became the head coach at New Mexico where he remained for five seasons. In 2001, he moved to Iowa where he coached for three seasons before being hired by Nevada in 2004.
On March 16th, 2009 it was announced that Alford had accepted the head coaching position at Manchester College in England.
Alec Brown (born July 23, 1992) is a professional basketball player from the United States who currently plays for BC Nizhny Novgorod in the VTB United League. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay during his NCAA basketball career. The Phoenix Suns selected Brown 50th overall in the 2014 NBA draft, however he never played for the franchise.
Brown started out his collegiate career at Milwaukee School of Engineering before transferring to Green Bay after one season. As a freshman at Green Bay in 2011–12, he averaged 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. As a sophomore in 2012–13, he increased those numbers to 16.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. After one more season at Green Bay, where he earned All-America honors, Brown decided to forgo his final year of college and enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The Phoenix Suns selected him with the 50th pick.
During his short career as a pro, Brown has appeared in 51 games and averaged 2.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. He has also spent time on the bench in five games this season for the Suns' D-League team, the Northern Arizona Suns.
Brown was born in Chicago but grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. He played high school basketball at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.