National Basketball Coaches Association

The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) is an American organization and union that represents coaches in the National Basketball Association. It was founded in the 1970s and consists of all NBA head coaches, assistant coaches and alumni.[1]

The executive director for nearly four decades was Michael H. Goldberg, who died in 2017.[2]

It administers the league's NBA Coach of the Year award, which dates back to 1962, which is voted on by a media panel of writers, reporters and broadcasters.

In 2009, it established the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of the former Pistons, Magic, Nets, and Cavaliers coach.[3]

In 2017, it created the Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award, in honor of the Association's longtime executive director. The annual winner is selected by the 30 coaches in the NBA.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "ABOUT THE NBA COACHES ASSOCIATION". NBA Coaches Association. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  2. ^ "National Basketball Coaches Association Statement on the Passing of Michael H. Goldberg". NBA Coaches Association. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  3. ^ a b Aschburner, Steve (January 15, 2017). "New Coach of the Year Award to Honor Longtime NBCA Executive Director". Retrieved 2017-01-28.

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2004–05 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

The 2004–05 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team, the 100th season of men's basketball at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in recent college history. After starting the regular season with a record of 29–0 and winning the Big Ten Conference regular season title outright, the Illini were Big Ten Tournament champions and advanced in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament to the National Championship, where they lost to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels 75–70. They ended the season with a conference record of 15–1, and an overall record of 37-2. In 2014 Sports Illustrated voted the 2005 Illinois team as the best team ever to not win a title.

Ben Lindsey (basketball)

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Dale Layer

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Dwane Casey

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Franklin Cappon

Franklin C. "Cappy" Cappon (October 17, 1900 – November 29, 1961) was a college athlete and coach. He played football and basketball at Phillips University and the University of Michigan and coached basketball and football at Luther College (1923–1924), the University of Kansas (1926–1927), the University of Michigan (1925, 1928–1938), and Princeton University (1938–1961).

The son of a wealthy leather manufacturer in Holland, Michigan, Cappon was a star athlete in both basketball and football, and was named to All-Western football teams in 1920, 1921, and 1922. Before accepting a position at Princeton, Cappon was an assistant athletic director and basketball coach at Michigan from 1928 to 1938. In 23 years at Princeton, Cappon won five Ivy League championships, and his trademark "five-man weave" offense became closely identified with the program. He was a mentor at Princeton to a generation of student-athletes, including Butch van Breda Kolff, Bill Bradley and Frank Deford. Cappon died at age 61 of a heart attack in the showers at Princeton's Dillon Gymnasium after a basketball practice session.

Glenn Braica

Glenn Braica (born September 16, 1964) is the men's basketball head coach at St. Francis College since 2010. Braica was born in Brooklyn, New York and is an alumnus of Bishop Ford High School and Queens College. Braica began his head coaching career at St. Francis College in 2010 and had 22 years of coaching experience at the time split between New York City Tech, St. Francis and St. John's as an assistant coach. Since becoming the 17th head coach in the programs history in 2010, Braica has reached the Northeast Conference Tournament each of his 6 years and produced a 98–91 overall record and a 65–41 conference record.

List of coaches in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches, referees, and other major contributors to the sport. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Basketball Hall of Fame is named after Dr. James Naismith, who invented the sport in 1891; he was inducted into the Hall as a contributor in 1959. The Coach category has existed since the beginning of the Hall of Fame. For a person to be inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach, they must either be "fully retired for five years" or, if they are still active, "have coached as either a fulltime assistant or head coach on the high school and/or college and/or professional level" for 25 years.As part of the inaugural class of 1959, three coaches were inducted (Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, Henry Clifford Carlson and Walter E. Meanwell); in total, 100 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame as coaches.

Six coaching inductees were associated with teams that were inducted to the Hall of Fame as units. Don Haskins, inducted in 1997, was the coach of the 1966 Texas Western basketball team, which was inducted in 2007. Dutch Lonborg, inducted in 1973, was manager of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team that was inducted in 2010. Three coaching inductees were members of the staff for the 1992 U.S. Olympic team that was also inducted in 2010—head coach Chuck Daly (1994) and assistants Lenny Wilkens (1998) and Mike Krzyzewski (2001). Cathy Rush (2008) was the head coach of the Immaculata College women's team of 1972–1974 that was inducted in 2014.Ten of the inducted coaches were born outside the United States: Cesare Rubini, Aleksandr J. Gomelsky, Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Aleksandar "Aza" Nikolić, Geno Auriemma, Alessandro "Sandro" Gamba, Mirko Novosel, Pedro Ferrándiz, Lidia Alexeeva, and Lindsay Gaze. Ten of the inducted coaches are women: L. Margaret Wade, Jody Conradt, Pat Head Summitt, Sandra Kay Yow, Sue Gunter, Rush, C. Vivian Stringer, Tara VanDerveer, Alexeeva, and Sylvia Hatchell. Four coaches have also been inducted as players: John Wooden, Bill Sharman, Wilkens, and Tom Heinsohn. The most recent inductees in this category, who entered the Hall on September 9, 2016, are Tom Izzo and John McLendon. The latter, who was inducted as a contributor in 1979, is the first individual ever to be inducted as both a coach and contributor.Unlike recent years (such as 2015), in which individuals directly elected by special Hall committees were announced separately from the rest of the class, all 2016 inductees were announced at the same event. Specifically, the announcement of the class of 2016 was made on April 4 during the festivities surrounding the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston.

Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg may refer to:

Michael Goldberg (mathematician) (1902–1990), American mathematician who defined the Goldberg polyhedron

Michael Goldberg (painter) (1924–2007), American abstract expressionist painter and teacher

Michael Goldberg (screenwriter) (1959–2014), American screenwriter

Michael Goldberg (writer) (born 1953), American journalist and novelist

Michael Goldberg (sports executive) (1943–2017), executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association

Michael Goldberg (sports executive)

Michael Goldberg (March 16, 1943 – January 20, 2017) was executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association in the United States for more than 30 years. He began as the general counsel of the fledgling American Basketball Association in 1974 and later helped engineer the merger of the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association in 1976. He became the executive director of NBCA in 1980 and was credited with improving the retirement and insurance plans of coaches.The Basketball Hall of Fame announced it would be giving the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award to him in 2017. The NBCA announced that they would be creating a coach-of-the-year award, which would be named for Goldberg.He was known for preferring to wear a bow tie, and after his death in 2017, a number of NBA coaches wore bow ties during games in his honor.In 1981, he founded and continued to be CEO of a sports marketing company, National Media Group. He claimed to be responsible for getting the face of gymnast Mary Lou Retton, one of his clients, on the front of a Wheaties cereal box.He is a graduate of New York University and the St. John’s University School of Law.

Mike Budenholzer

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NBCA may refer to:

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National Basketball Coaches Association, U.S.A.

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New Braunfels Christian Academy

New Brunswick Court of Appeal

New Brunswick Curling Association

NFL Coaches Association

The National Football League Coaches Association (NFLCA) is a group of coaches in the National Football League (NFL). As of 2012, the only coach not in the association was Bill Belichick..

During the 2011 NFL Lockout, the NFLCA filed a brief in favor of the players.Successful coaches often become as well or even better-known than the athletes they coach, and in recent years have come to command high salaries and have agents of their own to negotiate their contracts with the teams. Professional level coaches may have contracts for millions of dollars a year. Due to the extensive time on the road and long hours, coaching is a high stress job and when the money is good, many coaches retire in their early fifties or sixties. Many factors are part of NFL coaches' contracts. These involve the NFL's $11 Billion as the highest revenue sport. The NFL's coaches are the highest paid professional coaches with professional football topping the list in Forbes' highest-paid sports coaches. Bill Belichick is in the #1 spot for the second year in a row Another major element of NFL coaches' contracts, negotiated between individual coaches and NFL teams/owners, are provisions that authorize the employing NFL teams to withhold part of a coach's salary when league operations are suspended, such as lockouts or television contract negotiations.

St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball

The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball program represents St. Francis College in intercollegiate men's basketball. The team is a member of the Division I Northeast Conference. The Terriers play on the Peter Aquilone Court at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex located on the St. Francis College Brooklyn Heights campus. The Terriers have also hosted home games at Madison Square Garden and at the Barclays Center.The St. Francis Brooklyn men's basketball program was founded in 1896 and is the oldest collegiate program in New York City. The Terriers have an overall record of 1211–1281, 48.6 W–L%, over a 98-year span from the 1920–1921 to the 2018–2019 season. The program has won 6 regular season championships and has participated in 5 National Invitational Tournaments (4 postseason and 1 preseason). As of 2010, Glenn Braica was announced as the 17th head coach in the history of the St. Francis Terriers men's basketball program. Braica was previously an assistant under Norm Roberts at St. John's University. Braica, who is in his sixth year with the team, has qualified for the NEC tournament six consecutive years and in 2015 led the team to its first post season tournament in 52 years.The Terriers are one of only seven NCAA Division I programs in New York City and in 2011 attending a Terriers game was named one reason to love New York by New York Magazine in their seventh annual Reasons to Love New York 2011 piece. The Terriers are also one of only four original Division I programs (since 1939) to have never participated in the NCAA tournament. The Terriers have been one win away from participating on three occasions, first in the 2000–01 season, then in the 2002–03 season, and again in the 2014–15 season. Beginning on November 27, 2012, St. Francis College rebranded its Athletics programs from St. Francis (NY) to St. Francis Brooklyn. The change reflects the move of the Nets to Brooklyn and putting Brooklyn back on the map as a basketball mecca.

Tom Heinsohn

Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player. He has been associated with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for six decades as a player, coach and broadcaster. He played for the Celtics from 1956 to 1965, and also coached the team from 1969 to 1978.

Tom Heinsohn has been granted Hall of Fame status for his contributions as a player. He has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame for his success as a head coach. He also helped form the NBA Players Association. Heinsohn is the only person to have the distinction of being involved in an official team capacity in each of the Celtics' 17 championships, as well as each of their 21 NBA Finals appearances. He is currently the color commentator on the Celtics' television broadcasts on NBC Sports Boston.

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