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Encyclopedia > Sam Vincent (basketball)
Sam Vincent
Position Point guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight {{{weight}}}
Nationality USA
Born May 18, 1963 (1963-05-18) (age 44)
Flag of Michigan Lansing, Michigan
High school Eastern (Lansing)
College Michigan State
Draft 20th, 1985
Boston Celtics
Pro career 1985–1992
Former teams Boston Celtics
Orlando Magic
Awards Mr. Basketball of Michigan

James Samuel ("Sam") Vincent (born May 18, 1963 in Lansing, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player. On May 25, 2007 Vincent was introduced as the new head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... Eastern High School is a high school in Lansing, Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Each year the Mr. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... This article is about the sport. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...


A 6'2" point guard, Vincent attended Michigan State University, where he earned Sporting News All-America honors in 1985. After graduating from college, he was selected by the Boston Celtics with the twentieth pick of the 1985 NBA Draft. He played two seasons for the Celtics, winning an NBA Championship ring as a reserve in 1986, before joining the Seattle SuperSonics, who promptly traded him to the Chicago Bulls for Sedale Threatt. After one-and-a-half solid seasons with the Bulls, he was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 1989 NBA expansion draft, and he finished his NBA career with the Magic in 1992. He scored 3,106 points and tallied 1,543 assists during his seven-year tenure in the league. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sedale Eugene Threatt (born September 10, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired NBA player. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Shortly after retiring, Vincent worked at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. During the late 1990s, he coached basketball in South Africa, and he has also coached in Greece, Netherlands, Nigeria, and the NBDL. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he led the Nigerian women's basketball team to a 68-64 victory over South Korea, which was the first ever victory by an African nation in an Olympic women's basketball contest. A 220 acre state of the art sports facility that consists of 8 venues. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of Magic Kingdom The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot The Sorcerers Hat is the symbol of Disney-MGM Studios The Tree of Life is the symbol of Disneys Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ...


He was coach of the Fort Worth Flyers in the 2005-2006 season. Shortly after coaching the Nigeria men's team to the second round of the 2006 FIBA World Championship (including a shocking upset of traditional power Serbia & Montenegro), he was hired as an assistant by the Dallas Mavericks. The Fort Worth Flyers is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball expansion team based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... The Nigeria national basketball team is the national team of Nigeria and is generally considered one of the best in Africa along with Angola and Senegal. ... Official logo The winner, Spain, is being celebrated The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ...


Vincent won the State of Michigan "Mr. Basketball" award in 1981, the first year the award was ever given. He attended Lansing's Eastern High School. Eastern High School is a high school in Lansing, Michigan. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Charlotte Bobcats. "Bobcats New Era Begins With Vincent", Charlotte Bobcats, 2007-05-25. 

The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • NBA.com Coach Profile
  • Sam Vincent Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • "Nigeria ends African drought at Olympics", 2004 USA Today article
Preceded by
Bernie Bickerstaff
Charlotte Bobcats Head Coach
2007–
Succeeded by
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