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Encyclopedia > Bill Wennington

William (Bill) Percey Wennington (born December 26, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former National Basketball Association center who won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls: the 1996, 1997 and 1998 teams. He was also a member of two Canadian Olympic Basketball Teams (1984 and 1992) and the 1983 World University Games team that won gold against the USA. Wennington has been inducted into the Quebec Basketball Hall of Fame, Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and Carey 306 Hall of Fame at St. John's University, in New York City. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... This article needs cleanup. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Logo of the NBA Finals The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... St. ... New York, NY redirects here. ...


Wennington attended Brookville, NY's Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School and St. John's University, playing on one NCAA Final Four team under legendary "St. John's Redmen" basketball coach, Lou Carnesecca. He was drafted in the first round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, where he played his first several seasons. Before joining the Chicago Bulls, he spent a few notable years in Italy playing for Virtus (Knorr) from Bologna. Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School is a Lutheran college prep school in Brookville, New York. ... St. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Luigi P. Carnesecca (born January 5, 1925 in New York City, United States) is a former basketball coach at St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna is a prominent Italian basketball club, based in Bologna. ... Bologna (IPA , from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Emiliano-Romagnolo) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Pianura Padana, between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly between the Reno River and the Sàvena River. ...


In 1995, Chicago Bulls team mate Michael Jordan scored 55 points against the New York Knicks in his first game at Madison Square Garden since his first retirement. However, it was Wennington who scored the game-winning basket for his only two points of the game, leading him to quip, "Michael and I combined for 57 points."[citation needed] For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...


Wennington authored the book Tales From The Bulls Hardwood. He now does color commentary for the Bulls on WCKG 105.9FM. A color (or colour) commentator is a 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. ... WCKG, also known as 105. ...


External links

  • Bill Wennington.com - Fan Site
  • CSTV.com with story on Wennington's induction into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Career Statistics

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  Results from FactBites:
 
BULLS: Wennington Joins Bulls' Broadcast Team (573 words)
Wennington joins Neil Funk, now in his 13th season with the Bulls, and replaces John Paxson, now serving as the Bulls’ EVP - Basketball Operations.
Bill served a reserve role as color commentator during the past season, stepping in for the final game of the season in Paxson’s absence.
Born April 26, 1963, Wennington is a native of Montreal, Canada and was inducted into the Quebec Basketball Hall of Fame on May 24, 2003.
KingsCourt: Bill Wennington Dedication (601 words)
A well-traveled 7-footer, Bill Wennington has never been one to light up the scoreboard, but he has provided steady minutes at the center position since entering the NBA in 1985, and in 1996 he earned a championship ring as a reserve center with the Chicago Bulls.
Wennington earned significant playing time after a series of injuries to the Bulls' other centers, and the extra minutes allowed him to post career highs of 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Wennington scored a season-high 12 points in the finale on May 5 against Orlando, shooting 6-for-8 from the field in 15 minutes of action.
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