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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 3 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 6 Regular Season Record: 539-281 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 18 Playoff Record: 74-42 Capturing two titles in the previous three seasons, while also making every Conference

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Warren Jabali

At a stocky 6’2″ and 200 lbs., Warren Jabali was one of the hardest players to guard and control in the ABA. Born Warren Armstrong, his changed surname means “the Rock” in Swahili and frankly it couldn’t have described him

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1966-67 through 1975-76

Championships: 4 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 5 Regular Season Record: 534-285 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.2% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 16 Playoff Record: 70-47 Entering the 1966-67 season, the Boston Celtics had appeared in 10 straight NBA

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St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1966-67 through 1975-76

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 2 Regular Season Record: 404-415 Regular Season Win Percentage: 49.3% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 21-31 The Hawks bid farewell to St. Louis with one of their strongest seasons

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 408-412 Regular Season Win Percentage: 49.8% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 13-22 For their first full decade in Atlanta, the Hawks were apparently the definition

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The 6’2″-and-Under Champions Club

Life should be grand for Chris Paul. He delivered 22.5 points, 12 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 51% FG, 75% FT, and 45.5% 3PT in the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His regular season

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The NBA Record Book… in 1976

The idea of having an “all-time” record has always seemed odd to me. For starters, no one and no thing exists for “all-time.” We all eventually fade away and so do records. Secondly, trying to encompass “all-time” records washes over

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jamaal Wilkes

“I would have the player be a good student, polite, courteous, a good team player, a good defensive player and rebounder, a good inside player and outside shooter,” [John] Wooden told the New York Post in 1985. “Why not just

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Remembering Zelmo Beaty

One of the great players in basketball history departed Saturday as Zelmo Beaty passed away at age 73. The 6’9″ center played from 1962 to 1975 in the NBA and ABA with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, the Utah Stars, and

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Roger Brown

Roger Brown’s professional basketball career came perilously close to mirroring the fate of his college career. Coming out of New York City, Brown was one of the most highly recruited players in the country and the University of Dayton snagged

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