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Encyclopedia > Jerome Williams

Jerome Williams (born May 10, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA, who last played for the New York Knicks. He was a star player on the Magruder High School basketball team. Drafted out of Georgetown University by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, he played four-plus years with the Pistons, becoming one of their key reserves. May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls attempts to score. ... 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 New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School (#510) is a secondary public school located in Rockville, Maryland. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


On February 22, 2001 Williams was traded, along with Eric Montross, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Corliss Williamson, Tyrone Corbin, Kornel David and a future first-round draft pick. In 2002-03 with the Raptors, Williams averaged 9.7 points per game, primarily as a starter, which has thus far been his career-best scoring average. December 1, 2003 saw him traded again, this time along with Antonio Davis and Chris Jefferies, to the Chicago Bulls for Jalen Rose, Donyell Marshall and Lonny Baxter. Overall in 2003-04, Williams played in 68 games, starting 44 of them, averaging 6.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. During the 2004 offseason, he was involved in yet another trade, one that sent him and Jamal Crawford to the Knicks for Dikembe Mutombo, Frank Williams, Othella Harrington and Cezary Trybanski. His relocation to New York meant a relocation to the bench, as his minutes dropped down to around 17 a game. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Eric Scott Montross (born September 23, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Currently, he is known as the worst basketball player ever to play in the league. ... The Toronto Raptors are a National Basketball Association team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Corliss Mondari Williamson (born on December 4, 1973 in Russellville, Arkansas) is a basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Kornel David is the first and only Hungarian born basketball player who has ever played in the NBA. He has played for four teams between 1998 and 2001. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968 in Oakland, California) is an NBA basketball player currently active on the New York Knicks roster. ... Chris Jefferies (born 13 February 1980 in Fresno, California) was a professional basketball player in the NBA. He was named First Team All-Western Athletic Conference, All-Defensive Team and All-Newcomer Team as a sophomore at Fresno State. ... The Chicago Bulls are a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. ... Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA) is a professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Lonny Leroy Baxter (born July 27, 1979 in Silver Spring, Maryland) is a professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Houston Rockets. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aaron Jamal Crawford, (born 20 March 1980 in Seattle, Washington) better known as simply Jamal Crawford, is a NBA shooting guard. ... Dikembe Mutombo, seen here getting ready to play some defense Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966 in Kinshasa, Zaire) is a basketball player in the NBA, playing as reserve center for the Houston Rockets. ... Sir Francis Owen Garbatt Williams (b. ... Othella Harrington (b. ...


On August 15, 2005, Williams was waived by the Knicks to avoid luxury taxes on his salary, as part of the NBA's new labor agreement. He announced his retirement from his playing career less than 48 hours later. Williams has played in 587 games over nine seasons, averaging 6.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He joined the NBA's "Basketball Without Borders" program, an effort to teach the game and bring resources to underdeveloped nations in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Fans appreciate Williams or his strong work ethic. In Toronto, he has been greeted with a standing ovation when he returns as a visiting player. Known as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD), Jerome usually refers to himself in the third person. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grammatical person, in linguistics, is used for the grammatical categories a language uses to describe the relationship between the speaker and the persons or things she is talking about. ...


External links

  • Williams' NBA.com blog about Basketball Without Borders

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Encyclopedia: William Jerome (328 words)
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Jerome Williams (born May 10, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is a professional basketball player in the NBA, who most recently played for the New York Knicks.
Williams added that he would not have retired had the amnesty clause not been used, and that he is healthy enough to have received a few offers from teams, which he instructed his agent, Lon Babby, to respectfully decline.
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As district attorney (1901–9) of New York co., Jerome led a continuous and independent campaign against crime and political corruption.
It was closed in 1904 largely through the efforts of W. Jerome, district attorney.
Jerome was the prosecutor in the trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder of Stanford White White, Stanford, 1853–1906, American architect, b.
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