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Encyclopedia > Francisco Elson
Francisco Elson
Position Center
Height ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Team San Antonio Spurs
Nationality Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Born February 28, 1976
Rotterdam, Netherlands
College California
Draft 2nd round, 41st overall, 1999
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 2003 – present
Former teams Denver Nuggets (2003–2006)

Francisco Marihno Robby Elson (born February 28, 1976 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a professional basketball player of Dutch nationality. At 7' 0" (2.13 m) and weighs 235 lbs (107 kg), he currently plays center for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Rotterdam Location Coat of arms The coat of arms reads Sterker door strijd, i. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... 1999 NBA Draft - Day Month 1999 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Round 1 Round 2 Categories: 1999 in sports | NBA Draft ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Rotterdam Location Coat of arms The coat of arms reads Sterker door strijd, i. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


The Spurs consider Elson their most athletic "big man" of their centers and power forwards. He has earned praise for his ability to distribute the ball and speed. Among Spurs, he is ranked second only to Tony Parker in speed down the court.[1] Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... William Anthony (Tony) Parker, II (born May 17, 1982, in Bruges, Belgium) is a French National Basketball Association (NBA) player with the San Antonio Spurs and captain of Frances national basketball team. ...


Started his career at AMVJ Rotterdam (now Rotterdam Basketbal) at the age of twelve. After a couple of years playing he stopped. His gym teacher at the Maria School asked him to return to the club at the age of sixteen. Played with, amongst others, Peter van Rij (Fairfield and Charleston Southern) in the junior team of coach Jan Bruin in 1975. Benched in first team Rotterdam Basketball.


Elson was a member of the Dutch Under-20 National Team. He played two seasons at Kilgore Junior College in Texas before completing his college at the University of California, Berkeley. As a senior he helped lead the Bears to the NIT Championship.[1] Elson was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft from Cal by the Denver Nuggets, but didn't commence play with them until the 2003-04 campaign. He played four years in Spain: Kilgore College is a state-supported junior college in Kilgore, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... 1999 NBA Draft - Day Month 1999 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Round 1 Round 2 Categories: 1999 in sports | NBA Draft ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ...

  • 1999-2001 with FC Barcelona averaging 3.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 32 games for his first season and 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 34 games for the second.
  • 2001-02 with Valencia Basket Club averaging 4.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 34 games.
  • 2002-03 with CDB Sevilla averaging 9.7 point and 8.2 rebounds in 34 games.

Over his first two seasons with Denver, he averaged 3.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. In 2005-06, his third season with the Nuggets, Elson played in 72 games, starting in 54 games. He averaged 21.9 minutes, 4.9 points (on 53.2% shooting) and 4.7 rebounds per game. Futbol Club Barcelona is a Catalan sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Club Name Valencia Basket Club Image Founded 1986 Arena Fuente San Luis, Valencia, Land of Valencia, Spain. ... Club Name CDB Sevilla Image Founded 1987 Arena San Pablo, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In July 2006 Elson signed a 2-year US$6 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[2] The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Elson is fluent in Dutch, Spanish and English and maintains an off-season home in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ...


Elson gained notoriety during Denver's 2004 playoff series with Minnesota through his physical attempts to contain Kevin Garnett. Elson knocked Garnett into the seats behind the basket with a hard foul early in a game and later in the game was hit in the groin by Garnett. Elson caused controversy when he described Garnett as "gay" for the groin shot. Elson later apologized to the gay and lesbian community for his comments.[3] The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976, in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... A groin attack is an attempt to cause pain to the groin area of ones opponent, either through punching, kicking, grappling, squeezing or biting. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


References

  1. ^ Spurs sign Francisco Elson, spurs.com, Aug 2, 2006
  2. ^ Nuggets Don't Match on Elson, WOAI, July 21, 2006
  3. ^ Elson apologizes to gay and lesbian community, Associate Press, April 29, 2004

External links

  • NBA.com Player bio
Preceded by
Raemon Sluiter
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
Koos de Ronde

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The Denver Nuggets have signed F/C Francisco Elson to a multi-year contract, General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced today.
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Elson will become the sixth Dutchman to play in the NBA, joining Hank Beenders, Dan Gadzuric, Geert Hammink, Swen Nater and Rik Smits.
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Francisco Elson has taken the long road to get to where he is today-a vital member of the California men's basketball team.
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Elson had to overcome the language barrier in order to pass admission tests to be admitted and enrolled in an American college.
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