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Westley Sissel "Wes" Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Ordo Templi Orientis or the Shriners. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...

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The Louisville Cardinals years

In 1965, Unseld began playing center for the University of Louisville, where he averaged 35.8 points per game and 23.6 rebounds per game in 14 games with a freshman team. He was a 3-year letter winner, scored 1,686 points in 82 games (20.6 points per game), grabbed 1,551 rebounds (18.9 rebounds per game), led the conference in rebounding in 1966, 1967 and 1968, and led Louisville to a 60-22 record with two trips to the NCAA tournament and one trip to the NIT tournament. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L, Louisville, or the Ville) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is mandated [1] by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a Preeminent Metropolitan Research University. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... NIT or Nit or nit can refer to:- A common name for various types of lice eggs. ...


NBA years

Unseld was drafted in the first round by the Baltimore Bullets in 1968, and helped lead the Bullets (who had finished in last place in the Eastern division the previous year) to a 57-25 record and a division title. Unseld averaged 18.2 rebounds per game that year, and became only the second person ever to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season (Wilt Chamberlain being the first). Unseld was a 5-time NBA all-star 1969, 1971-73,and 1975. In 1975, he led the NBA in rebounding. The following season, he led the NBA in field goal percentage with a .561 percentage. The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... 1968 draft ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-1953 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Famed for his rebounding and bone-jarring picks, Unseld made up for his lack of size (6’6”) with brute strength and sheer determination. He took the Baltimore (and after a move, the Washington) Bullets to four NBA finals, and won the championship in 1978 over the Seattle Supersonics, in which Unseld was named Finals MVP. Unseld played in a frontcourt alongside fellow great Elvin Hayes from 1972 through 1981. He ended his playing career at the end of the 1980-1981 season. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Elvin Ernest Hayes (born November 17, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana) is considered as one of the all-time great collegiate and professional basketball players. ... The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Hired by the Bullets as a vice president after his retirement, Unseld was made coach in 1987. His tenure as coach was nowhere near as successful as his playing career, and he resigned following the 1994 season with a 202-345 record. In 1996, he was named as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all time. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association (NBA) History were named during the 50th anniversary season (1996–1997) of the NBA. NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the players at a press luncheon on October 29, 1996, in New York City. ...


He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988. The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Unselds' school

He now operates a private school in Baltimore, Maryland. It has an infant and toddlers program through the 8th grade, as well as an extended day program. Wes Unselds' wife Constance Unseld and his daughter Kimberely are both teachers at the school. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr,Bodymore, Murderland Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the...


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Preceded by
Kevin Loughery
Washington Bullets Head Coach
1987–1994
Succeeded by
Jim Lynam

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Wes Unseld - Hoopedia (2025 words)
Unseld was a consensus All-American as a senior in 1967-68.
Unseld was a force in the 1969 playoffs, averaging 18.8 ppg and 18.5 rpg, but the Bullets' dream season ended quickly; they were swept by the New York Knicks in the Eastern Division Semifinals.
Unseld bounced back and led the NBA with an average of 14.8 rpg, grabbing a season high of 30 against the New Orleans Jazz.
Wes Unseld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
Westley Sissel "Wes" Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA.
Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans.
Wes Unselds' wife Constance Unseld and his daughter Kimberely are both teachers at the school.
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