Michael D. Novak (April 23, 1915-August 15, 1978) was an American basketball player who played in the NBL, BAA, NBA from 1939 to 1954. A 6'9" center from Loyola University Chicago, he was one of the first prominent "big men" to play professional basketball, averaging 8.5 points per game over the course of his career as a member of the Chicago Bruins, Chicago Studebaker Flyers, Sheboygan Redskins, Syracuse Nationals, Rochester Royals, and Philadelphia Warriors. April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. ... NBA official website NBA News from Pro Sports Daily Dougs NBA Statistics NBA Statistics from 82games. ... 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. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Russell (left) and Wilt Chamberlain (right) were two of the greatest centers ever. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The Sheboygan Red Skins were a National Basketball Association team based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ...
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