Alumni Honored at Throwback Nights
The Wizards had two “Throwback Nights” this month. Dudley Bradley, Harvey Grant, and Gene Shue were honored during the Jan. 16 game against the Boston Celtics. Terry Dischinger, Bernard King, and Earl Monroe were honored during the game the Denver Nuggets on Jan. 28. The Wizards wore their “Baltimore Throwback” uniforms during both games. The next Throwback Night will be on March 5th.
Mark Davis Attended SOTU as President Obama's Guest
Mark Davis, former Washington Bullet, sat with First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden during the State of the Union Address on Jan. 12. Davis is the founder of WDC Solar Inc., a company which installs solar panels in low-income communities in the Washington D.C. area. His company also trains local residents to help them attain jobs in the solar energy industry.
Catching up with Tom Hammonds
Tom Hammonds, who played for the Washington Bullets from 1989-1992, was recently interviewed by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Hammonds is a local hero in Atlanta, having played his college ball at Georgia Tech and earning first-team All-ACC honors during his junior and senior years. He currently lives in Niceville, FL and owns Hammonds Enterprises, a construction company which operates out of Florida and Washington D.C.
Tracy Murray Hired as Assistant Coach
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Tracy Murray as a shooting coach. Murray is a Los Angeles native who played at UCLA and enjoyed a 12-year NBA career, playing for the Wizards from 1997-2000. Congrats Tracy!
Rick Mahorn Inducted
On October 27, former Bullets Alum Rick Mahorn was inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame. Mahorn played his college basketball at Hampton University. Mahorn played eighteen years in the NBA and spent five seasons with the Bullets. Congratulations Rick.
Lawrence Moten Accepts Coaching Job in DC
Washington Wizards alum Lawrence Moten has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Gallaudet University, a Division III school in Washington D.C. This is Moten's first collegiate coaching job.
Moses Malone Remembered
One of the NBA's most ferocious rebounders of all-time and a three-time NBA MVP, Moses Malone died Sunday, September 13, 2015. He was just 60 years old. The 6-foot-10 center was drafted straight out of high school. Malone played for the Washington Bullets during the 1987 and 1988 seasons. The Bullets made the playoffs both years that Malone played for the team and he was voted to the All-Star Game both seasons; averaging 22.2 points and 11.2 rebounders per game.
Congratulations to Spencer Haywood and Rod Thorn!
Spencer Haywood was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame September 11, 2015. Haywood was twice selected to the All-NBA First Team. Haywood finished his phenomenal NBA career with the Washington Bullets from 1981-1983. Rod Thorn was selected by the Baltimore Bullets second overall in the first round of the 1963 NBA Draft. After being drafted by the Bullets, he went on to be named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. At this year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony he was presented with the Basketball Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award.
Announcement of New Wizards Practice Facility
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder, Majority Owner and CEO Ted Leonsis, Events DC President and CEO Greg O'Dell and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to build a new-state-of-the-art Sports and Entertainment Arena at St. Elizabeth's East in Southeast D.C.
McMillen to Lead Division 1A A.D. Association
Washington Bullets Alum Tom McMillen has been selected to head the Division 1A Athletic Director's Association as part of a remodeling of the organization.
Phil Walker Joins the Original Profender Team
Phil Walker, member of the 1978 World Champion Bullets team, has joined the executive staff of the Original Profender organization, a Sports Training and Skills Development Company based in the Philadelphia area, specializing in the manufacturing of “Real Game” training product. The basketball product line includes several innovations that help improve shot accuracy and efficiency including the only patented mobile training device on the market that simulates a defender. Phil brings a 20 year plus track record of helping companies in strategic business development, market strategy innovation, market share growth and critical business expansion.
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