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Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


The 190 cm, 91 kg shooting guard first came to prominence as a highly-recruited player for the University of Notre Dame, arriving after having scored more than 2,000 points during his high school career. Carr lived up to his lofty billing by ending his three-year career at Notre Dame with 2,560 points (an average of 34.5 points per game), ranking him fifth all-time in college basketball history at the time of his departure. During his final two seasons, Carr became only the second college player ever to tally more than 1,000 points in a season, joining Pete Maravich in that select group. Dwyane Wade is one of todays best shooting guards. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known in the basketball world as Pistol Pete, was a legendary player who starred in college and for three NBA teams. ...


Carr moved onto the professional ranks as the first overall selection of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1971 NBA Draft Carr was also selected in the 1971 ABA Draft by the Virginia Squires, but signed with the Cavaliers on April 5, 1971. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a National Basketball Association team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


Carr's first season in the NBA was marred by a series of injuries that limited his output. During the 1971 preseason, he broke his foot and missed the first month of the season. Less than one month after returning to the court, he was sidelined again by another foot injury, missing another seven weeks. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


Upon his return, he began to display the skills which made him the top selection in the NBA draft and, following the conclusion of his first season, had surgery to clear up any lingering foot problems.


The arrival of future Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens prior to the start of the 1972-73 campaign gave Carr a solid partner in the backcourt, helping the Cavaliers improve by nine games in the win column. Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ...


Carr's best season came the following year, when he averaged a career-best 21.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.76 assists per game while shooting 85.6% from the three-throw line.


Two months into the 1974-75 season, he suffered a knee injury that put him out of the lineup indefinitely. His absence in the lineup likely prevented the Cavaliers' from capturing their first-ever playoff berth, with the team's bid falling one game short.


However, during the next three seasons, Carr played a role in three straight playoff appearances for the team. Cleveland met the Boston Celtics in the 1976 Eastern Conference finals and lost in six games. They were eliminated in the first round of the 1977 playoffs by the Washington Bullets in a close three-game series. They were defeated in similar fashion in 1978, losing to the New York Knicks in two games. The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ...


Carr played out his final season with the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Bullets before retiring in 1981, finishing with career averages of 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. The Dallas Mavericks are a National Basketball Association team based in Dallas, Texas. ...


Today, Carr serves as the Director of Community Relations for the Cavaliers and is also color commentator on the team's broadcasts on WUAB TV in Cleveland. Carr is also the co-host of the pregame show (along with Jeff Phelps) for Cavaliers broadcasts on Fox Sports Net Ohio. A color (or colour) commentator is a black member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... WUAB, identified on-air as UPN 43, is the local UPN affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...

Preceded by:
Pete Maravich
Naismith College Player of the Year (men)
1971
Succeeded by:
Bill Walton

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Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association.
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Carr's first season in the NBA was marred by a series of injuries that limited his output.
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