Sean Elliott

Sean Michael Elliott (born February 2, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player who starred at small forward in both the college and professional ranks. He attended the University of Arizona, where he had a standout career as a two-time All-American, winner of the 1989 John R. Wooden Award, the 1989 Adolph Rupp Trophy, the 1989 NABC Player of the Year, 1989 AP Player of the Year, and two time Pac-12 Player of the Year (in 1988–1989).

He was the third pick of the 1989 NBA draft, was named to the 1990 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, was a two-time NBA All-Star, and earned an NBA championship in 1999.

His #32 is retired by both the University of Arizona and the San Antonio Spurs.

Sean Elliott
Sean Elliott - Arizona Wildcats
Elliott, circa 1987
Personal information
BornFebruary 2, 1968 (age 51)
Tucson, Arizona
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolCholla (Tucson, Arizona)
CollegeArizona (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career1989–2001
PositionSmall forward
Number32
Career history
19891993San Antonio Spurs
1993–1994Detroit Pistons
19942001San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points10,544 (14.2 ppg)
Rebounds3,204 (4.3 rpg)
Assists1,897 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2018

Early life

Elliott was born in Tucson, Arizona as the youngest of three boys. He attended the G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) program at Tolson Elementary School there, then played basketball at Cholla High School (now Cholla High Magnet School) on the city's west side.

College

After graduating in 1985, he remained in Tucson to play college basketball at the University of Arizona. Under the tutelage of Lute Olson, Elliott was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. He was selected as a consensus all-American during his junior and senior years, and led the Wildcats to the Final Four in his junior year (1988). Elliott broke Lew Alcindor's (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) all time Pac-10 career scoring record. After an exceptional senior season, Elliott won the Wooden Award. He is still the University of Arizona's all-time leading scorer.

He played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.[1]

NCAA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985–86 Arizona 32 ... 33.7 .486 ... .749 5.3 2.2 0.7 0.3 15.6
1986–87 Arizona 30 ... 34.9 .510 .371 .770 6.0 3.7 0.7 0.2 19.3
1987–88 Arizona 38 ... 32.9 .570 .471 .793 5.8 3.6 0.7 0.4 19.6
1988–89 Arizona 33 ... 34.1 .480 .504 .841 7.2 4.1 1.0 0.3 22.3
Career[2] ... 133 ... 33.8 .512 .456 .793 6.1 3.4 0.8 0.3 19.2

NBA career

San Antonio Spurs: First Run

Elliott was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs as the third pick in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft under Coach Larry Brown. The 1989–1990 season was also the first for Elliott's teammate David Robinson, who played as the team's superstar. Elliot started in 69 of 81 games for the season, averaging 10 points a game, and the Spurs made the playoffs where they swept the Denver Nuggets in the first round before falling to the eventual Western Conference Champion Portland Trail Blazers in 7 games. Elliott increased his scoring average to 12.7 during the postseason.

In the following season, Elliott started in all 82 games, increasing his scoring to 15.9 points a game, and the Spurs led by Robinson won 55 games, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Golden State Warriors in four games. Elliott once again increased his scoring output in the playoffs, and the Spurs looked forward to improving. The 1991–1992 season was be a tumultuous one for the team, with Brown stepping down as coach after a 21–17 start, replaced by Bob Bass. The Spurs still managed to win 47 games with Elliott starting in all 82 games and averaging 16.3 points, but San Antonio were swept in the first round by the Phoenix Suns. Like in his first two years, Elliott increased his scoring in the playoffs to 19.7 points a game for the three game series.

Coaching changes once again destabilized the Spurs' season, before John Lucas II took over the team, leading them to 55 wins on a 39–22 record after the team opened the season with a record of 10–11. Elliott played in 70 games, and once again placed second in scoring on the team to Robinson with 17.2 points a game, including a career-high 41 points against the Dallas Mavericks on December 18, 1992. He was named to play in the 1993 NBA All-Star Game along with Robinson. In the playoffs, San Antonio defeated Portland 3 games to 1, before facing the number one seeded Suns in the conference semifinal. After losing the first two games in Phoenix, the Spurs responded with consecutive games at home, as Elliott scored 17 points in game 3 and 19 points in game 4. The Suns, led by superstar Charles Barkley managed to wrap up the series in the next two games. Elliot averaged 15.8 points per game in the playoffs.

Detroit Pistons: 1993–1994

Elliott spent the 1993–94 season with the Detroit Pistons after being traded for Dennis Rodman in a multi-player deal. The Pistons had previously been a championship-contending team, and were still led by veterans such as Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars, but struggled with injuries throughout the season. After Elliott struggled with the Pistons, the Pistons attempted to trade him to the defending champion Houston Rockets in February 1994 in exchange for Robert Horry, Matt Bullard, and two second-round draft choices; however, the trade fell through when Elliott failed his physical.[3][4][5] After the trade was voided, Elliott held a press conference and announced that he had a kidney problem.[6] Elliott remained in Detroit for the rest of the season and started in a total 73 games, averaging 12.1 points a game. Following the end of the season, he was traded back to the Spurs for the draft rights of Bill Curley.

Back in San Antonio

In the 1994–1995 season, the Spurs—now coached by Bob Hill—won 62 games led by Elliott and Robinson, who won that year's NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The Spurs clinched the top seed in the western conference, and swept the Denver Nuggets in the first round before facing the young Los Angeles Lakers in the semifinals. The Lakers pushed San Antonio to a 6th game in Los Angeles, where the Spurs won. Elliott scored 26 points, his high for the playoffs, in the series-clinching game. The Spurs had reached the conference finals, where they faced Houston. Despite having home court advantage, the Spurs lost the first two games at home, and won two games before falling to the more experienced Rockets in 6 games. Elliott averaged 17.3 points a game in the playoffs.

The 1995–1996 season was a personal best for Elliott, as he averaged 20 points a game, a career high, in 77 games. Elliott also made a career-high 161 three-pointers on the season, and played in the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 13 points in 22 minutes. The Spurs once again came up short in the playoffs, defeating Phoenix in the first round before losing to the Utah Jazz in 6 games, with Elliott's scoring averaging falling to 15.5 points a game. The following season proved a disaster for the Spurs, as Robinson played in only 6 games due to a season-ending injury, while Elliott also suffered injuries that limited him to 39 games. The team was taken over by new coach Gregg Popovich, and their lottery status in the 1996–1997 season led to the drafting of Tim Duncan in the NBA draft following the season. Injuries limited Elliott again to just 36 games in the 1997–1998 season, but the Spurs improved to 56 wins led by Duncan and Robinson, before losing to Utah in the conference semifinals.

NBA championship, kidney transplant, and comeback: 1998–2001

The 1998–1999 season was shortened to 50 games as a result of a league lockout, but the Spurs won 37 of the games for the west's best record led by Duncan and Robinson, with Elliott starting in all 50 games with an average of 11.2 points a game. The Spurs entered the playoffs with a dominating defensive attack bolstered by the big man duo of Duncan and Robinson, and they first defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 3-1 in the first round. San Antonio won a 4-game sweep of the much improved Los Angeles Lakers, led by superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. Next up were the Portland Trail Blazers, another resurgent squad, in the conference finals. The Spurs won game 1 on their home floor, and in game 2 the Trail Blazers held a 2-point lead with 9 seconds left to play in regulation. Elliott received a pass nearly stolen by Blazer Stacey Augmon in the corner, before Elliott caught the ball within an inch of the sideline (narrowly avoiding going out of bounds). He managed to stay on his tiptoes rather than planting his feet, before releasing a 21-foot three-point attempt just over the outstretched arms of 6 foot 11 forward Rasheed Wallace. The shot went in, giving the Spurs a 1-point lead and the eventual victory. The shot was later named "Memorial Day Miracle" because of its improbability and the date on which it was made. Elliott finished the game with 22 points. and shifted the momentum of the series to the Spurs, who swept Portland. The Spurs had finally made the NBA Finals, facing the surprising New York Knicks, who had managed to make the Finals despite being the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference but who were missing star center Patrick Ewing. San Antonio dominated the Knicks in the first two games, and while the Knicks managed to win game 3, the Spurs combination of Duncan, Robinson and effective play by veterans such as Elliott (14 points in game 4), Avery Johnson and Jaren Jackson proved too much for the Knicks. The Spurs won game 5 in Madison Square Garden to wrap up the series and win their first NBA Championship. Elliott averaged 11.9 points in 17 games in the playoffs while shooting 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

Shortly after the championship run, Elliott announced that he had a kidney disease known focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, that his kidney function was worsening, and that he would require a transplant as soon as a matching donor became available.[7] Elliott also disclosed that he had been aware of his kidney ailment since 1993.[8] He underwent surgery on August 16 of that year, receiving a kidney from his older brother, Noel.

On March 13, 2000, in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, Elliott became the first player to return to the NBA after a kidney transplant. He played in only 19 games in the 2000 season, and San Antonio failed to repeat as champions. Elliott started in 34 of 52 games in the 2000–2001 season; the Spurs held the best record in the league, but lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

Retirement

Elliott announced his retirement in 2001. He finished his career averaging 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. Elliott is the fifth all-time franchise leader in three-point field goals made (563) and fourth for three-point attempts (1,485).

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Elliott won an NBA Championship

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1989–90 San Antonio 81 69 25.1 .481 .111 .866 3.7 1.9 0.6 0.2 10.0
1990–91 San Antonio 82 82 37.1 .490 .313 .808 5.6 2.9 0.8 0.4 15.9
1991–92 San Antonio 82 82 38.0 .494 .305 .861 5.4 2.6 1.0 0.4 16.3
1992–93 San Antonio 70 70 37.2 .491 .356 .798 4.6 3.8 1.0 0.4 17.2
1993–94 Detroit 73 73 33.0 .455 .299 .803 3.6 2.7 0.7 0.4 12.1
1994–95 San Antonio 81 81 35.3 .468 .408 .807 3.5 2.5 1.0 0.5 18.1
1995–96 San Antonio 77 77 37.7 .466 .411 .771 5.1 2.7 0.9 0.4 20.0
1996–97 San Antonio 39 39 35.7 .422 .333 .755 4.9 3.2 0.6 0.6 14.9
1997–98 San Antonio 36 36 28.1 .403 .378 .718 3.4 1.7 0.7 0.4 9.3
1998–99 San Antonio 50 50 30.2 .410 .328 .757 4.3 2.3 0.5 0.3 11.2
1999–2000 San Antonio 19 19 20.6 .358 .351 .781 2.5 1.5 0.6 0.1 6.0
2000–01 San Antonio 52 34 23.6 .434 .426 .714 3.3 1.6 0.4 0.5 7.9
Career 742 712 33.0 .465 .375 .800 4.3 2.6 0.8 0.4 14.2
All-Star 2 0 18.5 .333 .333 .800 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990 San Antonio 10 10 29.1 .552 .000 .724 4.1 1.8 0.9 0.6 12.7
1991 San Antonio 4 4 33.0 .425 .000 .781 5.5 4.0 1.0 0.3 14.8
1992 San Antonio 3 3 45.7 .475 .625 .889 4.3 2.7 1.0 1.3 19.7
1993 San Antonio 10 10 38.1 .472 .214 .925 4.8 3.6 0.8 0.3 15.8
1995 San Antonio 15 15 38.3 .435 .364 .776 4.8 2.7 0.7 0.5 17.3
1996 San Antonio 10 10 38.9 .402 .294 .797 3.9 2.5 1.1 0.4 15.5
1999 San Antonio 17 17 33.8 .444 .400 .763 3.4 2.6 0.5 0.2 11.9
2000 San Antonio 4 4 29.8 .375 .385 .625 5.5 1.3 0.0 0.5 10.0
2001 San Antonio 12 0 19.9 .373 .364 1.000 2.2 1.2 0.4 0.5 4.8
Career 85 73 33.4 .445 .356 .801 4.0 2.4 0.7 0.4 13.2

Post-NBA

After retiring, Elliott became a basketball analyst for The NBA on NBC and, during the 2003–2004 season, for ABC Sports and ESPN. He left that position for the 2004–2005 season and became the color commentator for the Spurs' local broadcasting. On January 5, 2013, he joined Fox Sports 1, calling his first college basketball game with the network.[9]

On March 6, 2005, his #32 was retired by the San Antonio Spurs and was hung in the rafters of the AT&T Center. His #32 is also retired by the University of Arizona.

References

  1. ^ 1986 USA Basketball Archived November 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Sean Elliott, basketball-reference.com, accessed March 20, 2010.
  3. ^ PRO BASKETBALL; Kidney Failure Imperils Career of Spurs' Elliott
  4. ^ ELLIOT FAILS PHYSICAL TRADE TO ROCKETS VOIDED
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ FOX Sports: NBA [@HoopsOnFOX] (January 5, 2014). "REMINDER: Sean Elliott has joined the FOX College Hoops team & will be calling His 1st game will NEXT #USC vs #UCLA 3 pm ET on @FOXSports1!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links

1988 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1988 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played March 10–13 at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, on the University of Arizona campus. Both finalists made their first appearances in the title game, the first final to feature both top seeds. The champion of the tournament was host Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Sean Elliott of Arizona.

This was the tournament's second edition and all ten teams participated.

1988–89 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

The 1988–89 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona. The head coach was Lute Olson. The team played its home games in the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, and was a member of the Pacific-10 Conference. In the Pac-10 Basketball Tournament, Arizona beat Stanford by a score of 73–51 to claim its second consecutive Pac-10 title.

1988–89 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1988–89 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November 1988 and ended with the Final Four at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington on April 3, 1989.

1989 NBA draft

The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989, in New York City, New York, USA. Despite eight of the top ten picks being considered busts, including the first two picks Pervis Ellison and Danny Ferry, the draft did produce a lot of talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Cliff Robinson, B. J. Armstrong and Mookie Blaylock, The draft was reduced from three rounds in the previous year to the two-round format that is still in use to the present day. As a result, NBA drafts from this season until 1995 produced the lowest number of total draft picks selected at 54 overall selections.

This was also the first draft televised prime time on national television.

1989 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1989 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1989 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1989 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played March 9–12 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Like the previous year, both top seeds advanced to the final; Stanford made its first appearance in the title

game and met the top-seeded (and top-ranked) Wildcats. Comfortably repeating as champion of the tournament was Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Repeating as the Most Outstanding Player was Sean Elliott of Arizona.This was the tournament's third edition and all ten teams participated.

1989–90 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1989–90 NBA season was the Spurs' 14th season in the National Basketball Association, and 23rd season as a franchise. They finished with a franchise-best 56–26 regular season record, surpassing the 53-win season of 1982–83.

As the 1980s ended, the 1989–90 season proved to be the rebirth of the Spurs franchise. With his tour of duty over, David Robinson arrived to the Spurs along with the newly added Terry Cummings, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks, and 1989 first round draftee Sean Elliott. The team also acquired Maurice Cheeks from the Philadelphia 76ers during the offseason, but traded him at midseason to the New York Knicks for second-year guard Rod Strickland.

Although there was speculation that Robinson might choose not to sign with the Spurs and to become a free agent once his Navy commitment ended, Robinson decided to play in San Antonio. Robinson joined the Spurs for the 1989-90 season, and he helped the team produce the second greatest single season turnaround in NBA history. Robinson had one of the most successful rookie seasons for a center in NBA history, finishing the season as Rookie of the Year while averaging 24.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Spurs swept the Denver Nuggets in three games. However, they would lose in a full seven game series to the Portland Trail Blazers in the semifinals.

For the season, the Spurs introduced a new logo, which featured the fiesta colors of turquoise, fuchsia and orange. The uniforms remained silver and black, although starting this season the team nickname replaced the city name on road jerseys. The "fiesta" logo lasted until 2002.

1993–94 Detroit Pistons season

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Pistons' 46th season in the National Basketball Association, and 37th season in the city of Detroit. During the offseason, the Pistons acquired Sean Elliott from the San Antonio Spurs, signed free agent Greg "Cadillac" Anderson and hired Don Chaney as head coach. Although the Pistons started out 5–4, without Alvin Robertson, who was out with a back injury and then traded to the Denver Nuggets in November, the Pistons continued to struggle as Bill Laimbeer retired after an ugly practice scuffle with Isiah Thomas. Things got worse as the team suffered a 14-game losing streak between December and January. At midseason, Olden Polynice was traded to the Sacramento Kings as the Pistons lost their final 13 games of the season, finishing last place in the Central Division with a 20–62 record, their worst record since 1979–80. Top draft pick Lindsey Hunter made the All-Rookie Second Team.

This season marked an end of an era as Thomas retired, ending his thirteen-year career. Also following the season, Elliott would return to San Antonio after playing just one season with the Pistons, and Anderson signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

1996 NBA All-Star Game

The 1996 NBA All-Star Game was the 46th edition of the NBA All-Star Game, an exhibition basketball game played on Sunday February 11, 1996. The event was held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and was a part of the 50th season of the NBA. The game was televised nationally by NBC in the United States and by CTV in Canada. There were 36,037 people in attendance. Michael Jordan put on a show for the fans in his first game back from retirement and ended up receiving the game's most valuable player award.

1997 NBA draft

The 1997 NBA draft took place on June 25, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the Boston Celtics had the second-worst record in the 1996–97 season and the best odds (36 percent) of winning the lottery with two picks, the Spurs, usually a model of winning and consistency, lost David Robinson and Sean Elliott to injury early in the season, finished with the third-worst record, and subsequently won the lottery. Leading up to the draft, there was no doubt that Tim Duncan would be selected at No. 1 by the Spurs, and the rest of the draft was regarded with some skepticism. The Celtics had the third and sixth picks, selecting Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer, both of whom were traded in the next two years.

The Washington Wizards forfeited their 1997 first-round pick in connection with the signing of Juwan Howard. (Washington would have had the 17th pick.) Thus, the draft only had 28 first-round selections and 57 selections overall.

1998–99 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1998–99 NBA season was the Spurs' 32nd season as a franchise, the 26th in San Antonio, and the 23rd in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Spurs acquired second-year guard Antonio Daniels from the Vancouver Grizzlies and signed free agents Mario Elie, Steve Kerr and Jerome Kersey. After a promising rookie season from second-year star Tim Duncan, Spurs fans had to wait three and a half months as part of the NBA regular season was wiped out by a lockout. When the season started, the Spurs started slowly, posting a 6–8 record in February. However, in March and April, they won 31 of their final 36 games on their way to a league-best record, 37–13.

In the playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in four games of the first round winning three games to one. In the semifinals, the Spurs' "Twin Towers" of David Robinson and Tim Duncan outplayed Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant as the Spurs swept the Los Angeles Lakers in four straight games. In the Western Conference Finals, the Spurs faced the Portland Trail Blazers. After taking Game 1, the Spurs trailed in Game 2 as the Blazers largest lead was by double digits 17 points. However, in the fourth quarter, the Spurs made a run and with 9 seconds left, Sean Elliott tip-toed down the sidelines staying barely inbounds to nail a game-winning three-pointer. From there, the Spurs would go on to sweep the Trail Blazers to become the first former American Basketball Association (ABA) team to play in the NBA Finals.

In the Finals, they defeated the 8th-seeded New York Knicks in five games. Avery Johnson hit the title-winning basket with 47 seconds left to seal the Spurs' first title in franchise history. Following the season, Will Perdue signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

2019 All-Ireland Under-20 Hurling Championship

The 2019 All-Ireland Under-20 Hurling Championship is the inaugural staging of the All-Ireland Under-20 Championship and the 56th staging overall of a hurling championship for players between the minor and senior grades. Prior to 2019 an All-Ireland Under-21 Championship was held. The championship began on 25 May 2019 and is scheduled to end on 25 August 2019.

Tipperary are the defending champions.

Arizona Wildcats men's basketball

The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball program representing the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. They compete in the Pac-12 Conference of NCAA Division I and are currently coached by Sean Miller.

Arizona has a long and rich basketball history. The program came to national prominence under the tutelage of former head coach Lute Olson (1983–2007), who established the program as among America's elite in college basketball. One writer referred to UA as "Point Guard U" because the school has produced successful guards like Steve Kerr, Damon Stoudamire, Khalid Reeves, Mike Bibby, Jason Terry, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Gardner, Jerryd Bayless, and T. J. McConnell, among others.

From 1985 to 2009, the Arizona basketball team reached the NCAA Division I Tournament for 25 consecutive years, two years shy of North Carolina's record with 27. Despite having their 1999 and 2008 appearances later vacated by the NCAA, the media still cites Arizona's streak, and simply notes the changes. The Wildcats have reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament on four occasions (1988, 1994, 1997, and 2001). They have also made two appearances in the National Championship (won over Kentucky Wildcats in 1997, lost to Duke Blue Devils in 2001). In Pac-10 play, former head coach Lute Olson currently holds the record for most wins as a Pac-10 coach with 327. In addition, the team has won sixteen Pac-10/12 regular season championship titles and seven Pac-10/12 tournament championship titles. Arizona also holds the distinction of recording five out of the seven 17–1 Pac-10 seasons (one-loss seasons). No team has gone undefeated since the formation of the Pac-10/12.

Arizona ranks 15th all time heading into the 2019–20 season with 1,813 wins and ranks 8th by winning percentage at (.657). Arizona has spent 37 weeks at No. 1 in the AP Poll, which is tied for eighth-most all-time; 25 weeks at No. 2, 12th all-time; 150 weeks in the Top 5, seventh all-time; 299 weeks in the Top 10, sixth all-time; and 537 weeks in the top 25, 9th all-time.

D.I. (EP)

D.I. is the eponymously titled debut EP by the American hardcore punk band D.I., released in 1983 through Revenge Records. It was recorded by the band's early lineup of Casey Royer, Rikk Agnew, Tim Maag, Derek O'Brien, Steve Roberts, and Frederic Taccone. The EP was re-released in 1987 by Triple X Records as Team Goon with four additional tracks: The first three—"Nuclear Funeral", "The Saint", and a cover version of Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part II"—were recorded by the band's mid-1980s lineup of Royer, John Bosco, Steve Garcia, and brothers Rikk and Alfie Agnew, while the fourth—a cover version of Devo's "Uncontrollable Urge"—was recorded by the late-1980s lineup of Royer, Bosco, Steve Drt, Sean Elliott, and Hedge.

List of U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards

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Memorial Day Miracle

The Memorial Day Miracle is a game-winning three-point field goal by Sean Elliott in Game 2 of the 1999 Western Conference Finals between the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on May 31, 1999, Memorial Day.

NBA on ESPN

The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. The ESPN cable network first televised NBA games from 1983 to 1984, and has been airing games currently since the 2002–03 NBA season. ESPN2 began airing a limited schedule of NBA games in 2002. ESPN on ABC began televising NBA games in 2006 (ABC Sports aired NBA games under the title of the NBA on ABC from 2002 to 2006). On October 6, 2014, ESPN and the NBA renewed their agreement through 2025.

Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Pac-12 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1975–76 season, when the conference was known as the Pacific-8, and is determined by voting from the Pac-12 media and coaches. There have been two players honored multiple times: David Greenwood of UCLA and Sean Elliott of Arizona. Three freshmen have also won the award: Shareef Abdur-Rahim of California, Kevin Love of UCLA and Deandre Ayton of Arizona.

The only current Pac-12 member without a winner is one of the two newest members, Colorado. Between the arrival of Arizona and Arizona State in 1978 and the entry of Colorado and Utah in 2011, the conference was known as the Pacific–10.

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