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Encyclopedia > Michael Finley
Michael Finley
Position Guard-Forward
Height ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Team San Antonio Spurs
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born March 6, 1973 (1973-03-06) (age 34)
Melrose Park, Illinois
College Wisconsin
Draft 21st overall, 1995
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1995–present
Former teams Phoenix Suns (1995–1996)
Dallas Mavericks (1996–2005)
Awards 1995-96 NBA All-Rookie First Team
2-Time NBA All-Star

Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 289 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (618 × 1281 pixel, file size: 477 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo cropped and contrasted by USer:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... 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, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... 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... It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Melrose Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... 1995 NBA Draft - 28 June 1995 - Toronto, Ontario Round 1 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Melrose Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ...


The 6' 7" shooting guard/small forward was originally drafted out of University of Wisconsin by the Phoenix Suns as the 21st overall pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. Finley held the all-time scoring record at Wisconsin for eleven years, but was passed by Alando Tucker on March 10, 2007. Shooting guard (SG), also known as “two guard” or “off guard”,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... LeBron James is one of the premier players listed at small forward. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... 1995 NBA Draft - 28 June 1995 - Toronto, Ontario Round 1 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... The Wisconsin Badgers are a variety of collegiate athletic teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Alando Tucker (born February 11, 1984) is a collegiate mens basketball player in the NCAA. He is a senior at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and wears the number 42. ...


He had an impressive rookie season, being named to the 1995-96 (finishing third in Rookie of the Year voting) NBA All-Rookie First Team, after averaging fifteen points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He became only the third rookie in Suns history to score over 1,000 points in a season. Despite his solid play, he was traded by the Suns in 1997 to the Dallas Mavericks along with Sam Cassell, A.C. Green and a second-round draft pick for Jason Kidd, Tony Dumas and Loren Meyer. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Samuel (Sam) James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American basketball point guard who currently plays for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... A.C. Green, Jr. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American professional basketball player. ... Tony Dumas (born August 25, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. ... Loren Meyer (born December 30, 1972 in Emmetsburg, Iowa), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft. ...


In his first season with the Mavericks, he led them in scoring, assists and steals. Along with another ex-Sun Steve Nash and forward Dirk Nowitzki, he became an integral part of the Mavericks' "run and gun" offense in no time, the trio often being called "The Big Three". Steven John Nash[1], OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian professional basketball player. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (IPA pronuncation: ) (born June 19, 1978 in Würzburg, West Germany) is a German basketball player for the United States National Basketball Associations (NBA) Dallas Mavericks. ...


In 2000, he was selected to represent the Western Conference in the 2000 All-Star Game, in which he scored eleven points. In 2001 he was again selected to represent the Western Conference on All-Star weekend. He was a member of Team USA at the 2002 World Championship which lost a record three games, failing to win a championship for the first time in a major competition since FIBA opened international competitions to NBA players. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Basketball World Championship (official name: FIBA World Championship) is a world basketball tournament for mens national teams held quadrennially. ... The International Basketball Federation (French Fédération Internationale de Basketball) is an association of national organizations which governs international competitition in the sport. ...


Finley began to play more of a supporting role as he aged and teammate Dirk Nowitzki blossomed. He remained a clutch player for the Mavericks. For financial reasons, however, in 2005 he was waived by Dallas to avoid luxury taxes (as part of the league's new labor agreement) on his $51.8 million USD salary over the next three years. Finley became an unrestricted free agent and after being aggressively pursued by high-calibre teams like Detroit, Miami, Minnesota and Phoenix, he elected to remain in Texas with the San Antonio Spurs. In San Antonio he has adapted well to a secondary role as Manu Ginobili's backup. The Spurs were knocked out of the 2006 NBA Playoffs by his former team one year after he made the switch. During the series, Finley was punched below the belt by former teammate Jason Terry during Game 5, which earned the Maverick a suspension for the next game of the series. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Emanuel David Ginobili (Spanish: Ginóbili) (born July 28, 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), better known as Manu Ginobili, is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977 in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player currently playing with the Dallas Mavericks. ...


Personal life

Finley attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, graduating in 1991. In Finley's senior season, Proviso East won the 1991 IHSA class AA boys basketball tournament [1], and Finley was named to the all-tournament team. Finley's teammates included future NBA draftees Sherrell Ford and Donnie Boyce. Proviso East High School serves the educational needs of four villages within the Proviso Township, namely Maywood where it is located, Broadview, Forest Park and Melrose Park. ... Maywood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the WNBA player for the Detroit Shock, see Cheryl Ford Sherell Ford (born August 26, 1972, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (26th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft. ... Donald (Donnie) Nathaniel Boyce (born September 2, 1973, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. Boyce played collegiately at the University of Colorado and was selected with the 13th pick in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. ...


Finley married long-time girlfriend Rebekah Hosey on September 8, 2006 in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. They have a daughter Mikah. Finley maintains an off-season home in Chicago. Horseshoe Bay is a census-designated place located in Texas. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Trivia

Finley appeared on the famous prank show Punk'd, where Dirk Nowitzki is the subject of the practical joke, while with the Dallas Mavericks. In that episode, Finley and Nowitzki are eating dinner in a restaurant when a boy recognizes Nowitzki and asks him to autograph ridiculous amounts of merchandise (Nowitzki signs two Lakers hats and a LeBron James jersey). Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (IPA pronuncation: ) (born June 19, 1978 in Würzburg, West Germany) is a German basketball player for the United States National Basketball Associations (NBA) Dallas Mavericks. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team, based in Los Angeles, California, which plays in the National Basketball Association. ... LeBron Raymone James (IPA: , born December 30, 1984), commonly nicknamed King James, is an American All-Star small forward in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...


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