Saturday, November 1, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is November 1st, and on this day:

'46- The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Huskies 68-66 in the first NBA game, which was played in Toronto. Any fan taller than Toronto’s 6-8 center George Nostrand got in free.

'49- Dick McGuire made his debut for the New York Knicks at the Chicago Stags. The Knicks won in overtime 89-87.

'49- Ed Macauley made his debut for the St. Louis Bombers against the Tri-City Blackhawks. The Bombers won 72-51.

'50-Bill Sharman made his debut for the Washington Capitols at home against the Indianapolis Olympians. The Capitols won 100-84.

'50' Bob Cousy made his debut for the Boston Celtics at Ft. Wayne. The Pistons won 107-84.

'96- Fifty years to the day that the first NBA game was played in Toronto between teams from New York and Toronto, the New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-99.'

'00- Pat Riley became only the second coach in NBA history to amass 1,000 regular season victories when the Miami Heat opened the season with a 105-79 victory over the Orlando Magic. Riley joined Lenny Wilkens as the only two coaches to achieve the mark.

'01-With the No. 1 selection in the inaugural NBDL Draft, the Fayetteville Patriots selected Chris Andersen, a 6-10 power forward from Blinn (Texas) Community College.

Enjoy your day!

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