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Cheryl Miller (born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a former college basketball player and coach, and considered by many the best female player in the history of the game. Her superior athletic ability and engaging personality made her an elite figure in sports. She is currently a sideline reporter for NBA games on TNT having worked as a sports commentator for ABC, TBS and ESPN as well. January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Nickname: The City of Trees Location in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Riverside  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area    - City 203. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the USAs premier mens professional basketball league. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and launched with a showing of his favorite film, Gone with the Wind, on October 3, 1988. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


In 1995, Miller was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1999, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...   Nickname: City of Homes Settled: 1636 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 01103 01107 01108 01119 01129 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Womens Basketball Hall of Fame honors men and women who have contributed to the sport of womens basketball. ... Knoxville redirects here. ...


She is the older sister of retired National Basketball Association star Reggie Miller. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the USAs premier mens professional basketball league. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965 in Riverside, California) is an American former professional basketball player. ...

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High school career

Miller played at Riverside Polytechnic High School (1978–1982) where she was a four-year letter winner and led her team to a 132-4 record. She was the first player, male or female, to be named an All-American by Parade magazine four times. Averaging 32.8 points and 15.0 rebounds a game, Miller was Street & Smith's national High School Player of the Year in both 1981 and 1982. During her senior year she scored 105 points in one game against Norte Vista High School. High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. ... PARADE is a magazine, distributed as a Sunday supplement in hundreds of newspapers in the United States. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


University of Southern California

In a spectacular career at the University of Southern California (USC), the 6 ft. 2 in. (1.87 m) Miller played the forward position. She was a four-year letter winner, and scored 3,018 career points (second to Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski) and was a four-time All-American. Miller was named Naismith College Player of the Year three times and earned the Wade Trophy once. At USC, Miller led the Trojans to a 112-20 record and NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984 and was named NCAA Tournament MVP both years. During her senior season, Miller picked up her third Naismith Award, the Broderick Award as the Female College Basketball Player of the Year, and established several USC records, including points (3,018, 23.6 PPG), rebounds (1,534, 12.0 rpg), field goals made (1,159), free throws made (700) and steals (462). Sports Illustrated magazine called her the best basketball player in the nation, male or female (1986). The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]) is located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA. USC is one of the worlds leading private research universities, and was founded in 1880, making it California... LeBron James is one of the premier players listed at small forward. ... Carol Ann Blazejowski (born September 29, 1956, in Elizabeth, New Jersey), nicknamed Blaze, was a womens collegiate and professional basketball player. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Broderick Awards are voted on by a national panel of womens collegiate athletic directors. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Miller led the U.S. team to the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and was also part of the gold medal teams at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela and 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow. Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1290. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... Cerro Avila, Caracas. ... The Goodwill Games were an international athletics competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympics of the 1980s. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ...


In 1986, Miller became the first female ever nominated for the Sullivan Award, and in that same year, USC retired her #31 jersey (the same number Reggie wore with University of California, Los Angeles and the Indiana Pacers), making Miller the first Trojan athlete to be so honored. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The James E. Sullivan Award is awarded annually by the Amateur Athletic Union to the top amateur athlete in the United States. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public university whose main campus is located in the affluent Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Post-college career

After graduating from USC in 1986, she was drafted by several professional basketball leagues, including the United States Basketball League, a men's league. However, in the late 1980s, Miller suffered knee injuries that prevented her from continuing her playing career. From 1986 to 1991, she worked as an assistant coach at USC and as a television sports commentator. The United States Basketball League OTCBB: USBL is a professional mens spring basketball league. ... In human anatomy, the knee is the lower extremity joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ...


Miller was named Head Coach at USC and coached two seasons (1993-95). Her teams had a combined 44-14 record and went to the NCAA tournament both seasons, making a Regional Final once. She then coached for four seasons (1997-2000) with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, where she also served as General Manager. "Run, run, run, run, run," Miller said about her kind of team. "Play some outstanding defense. I want this team to be physical, I want them to know the game." In 1998, Miller coached the Mercury to the WNBA Finals, where her team lost to the Houston Comets. She resigned after the 2000 season, citing fatigue. The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


See also

Preceded by
Anne Donovan
Naismith College Player of the Year (women's)
1984–1986
Succeeded by
Clarissa Davis
Preceded by
Janice Lawrence
Wade Trophy winner
1985
Succeeded by
Kamie Ethridge
Preceded by
James A. Dombrowski
Edward D. Eyestone
Timothy J. Green
Susan K. Harbour
Kathryn L. Hayes
Lauri A. Young
Todays Top VI Award
Class of 1987
Lisa L. Ice
Jon L. Louis
Cheryl Miller
John C. Moffet
Dub W. Myers
Megan L. Neyer
Succeeded by
Regina K. Cavanaugh
Charles D. Cecil
Keith J. Jackson
Gordon C. Lockbaum
Mary T. Meagher
David Robinson
Preceded by
Initial coach
Phoenix Mercury Head Coach
1997-2000
Succeeded by
Cynthia Cooper

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Cheryl Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (638 words)
Cheryl Miller (born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a former college basketball player and coach, and considered by many the best female player in the history of the game.
In 1995, Miller was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In 1986, Miller became the first female ever nominated for the Sullivan Award, and in that same year, USC retired her #31 jersey (the same number Reggie wore with University of California, Los Angeles and the Indiana Pacers), making Miller the first Trojan athlete to be so honored.
Reggie Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1802 words)
Miller was born with leg deformities which caused an inability to walk correctly; after a few years of continuously wearing braces on both legs, his leg strength grew enough to compensate.
Miller made several long three-pointers during the quarter and engaged in an animated discussion of his ongoing performance with noted Knicks fan Spike Lee, who was seated courtside.
Miller was a member of the gold medal-winning Olympic men's basketball team in 1996 and of the Team USA for the 1994 and 2002 World Championship.
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