Pro basketball titans with a combined 7 MVPs, Leroy Edwards and LeBron James / photos courtesy of bigblue.net and sfgate.com

Pro Hoops History is a historical resource for fans/students of basketball and history run by myself, Curtis Harris. As a member of the  National Council on Public History (NCPH) I have charged myself and this blog with upholding the ethical standards of public historians:

The Public Historians’ Responsibility to the Public
This code recognizes that the public may be defined in multiple and sometimes competing ways and that public interest is a fluid concept often formulated within the context of particular situations and subject to continuous debate. Nonetheless, ethical practice implies a responsibility to serve the public interest, as conscientiously determined in any given situation, and requires certain basic principles of professional conduct.

1. Public historians should serve as advocates for the preservation, care, and accessibility of historical records and resources of all kinds, including intangible cultural resources.

2. Public historians should carry out historical research and present historical evidence with integrity.

3. Public historians should strive to be culturally inclusive in the practice of history and in the presentation of history.

4. Public historians should be fully cognizant of the purpose or purposes for which their work is intended, recognizing that research-based decisions and actions may have long-term consequences.

5. Public historians should maintain a conscious regard for the interpersonal dynamics inherent in historical practice.

With those duties in mind, this blog will attempt to stir increased discussion, recognition, and appreciation for the men and women over the last 120 years who’ve made professional basketball what it is today. Although this blog ends with .com, it in no way intends to monetarily profit from or commercialize the information presented.

Thanks and enjoy the hoops history,

Curtis Harris

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