Friday, May 9, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is May 9th, and on this day:
'83- George and Gordon Gund, co-owners of The Coliseum, assumed ownership of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

'88- Former NBA legends Lenny Wilkens and K. C. Jones were among three men inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Wilkens would get the call from the Hall again 10 years later, when he was inducted as a coach.
'94- Longtime NBA head coach and former NBA player Buddy Jeannette were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

'00- The NBA announced that Stu Jackson, former President and General Manager of the Vancouver Grizzlies, would join the NBA as Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations, effective June 1. On June 6, 2000, the NBA announced that, effective July 1, Jackson would assume the responsibilities previously held by Rod Thorn as head of the NBA's Basketball Operations department. Jackson’s new duties would include chairing the league's Competition and Rules Committee, overseeing officiating, and imposing discipline for misconduct by players and coaches. The NBA said Jackson would report to NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Russ Granik.
Enjoy your day!

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