Alumni News Archive
Porter’s Jersey Retired at St. Francis University
On Dec. 6, Kevin Porter was honored at St. Francis University as one of the greatest players to ever wear a Red Flash uniform. As stated in the press release on the event, Porter is “regarded as one of the best passers in NBA history, [he] scored 1,766 points with the Frankies from 1969-72 before his 10-year pro career.” Porter also coached at the university from 1983-1987. His uniform is now on display beside Maurice Stokes and Norm Van Lier.
- Ballard Inducted Into Oregon Hall of Fame The University of Oregon honored their all-time leading rebounder, Greg Ballard, this past November as part of the Progressive Legends Classic. He was the team’s MVP and all-American player during his senior year in 1976-1977, and he is now inducted into the Ducks hall of fame. As their 6’7” forward, he is recognized as the university’s highest ever NBA draft pick--he was selected by the Washington Bullets in the fourth round.
- Reliving History – Commemorating Christian Laettner on the 30-for-30 Famous for scoring the game winning shot of what is deemed the greatest game ever played, Wizards alum Christian Laettner will be featured on the 30-for-30 series. The content of the show will include “extensive access to Laettner, previously unseen footage and perspectives from all sides," and the expected air date is sometime on Selection Sunday this March. It is predicted that the tribute will focus not only on the 1992 Duke-Kentucky game, but also on his 13-year NBA career, Barcelona Olympic Team performance, and recent philanthropic ventures.
- Alexandria Hall of Fame Honors Earl Lloyd Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play for the NBA, was inducted into Alexandria City Public Schools’ first ever Athletic Hall of Fame. Lloyd began his career in 1950, and continued to play professionally for nine seasons, averaging 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Earl Lloyd Jr, pictured left, accepted the award for his father at the ceremony on Dec. 5.
- Etan Thomas and Michael Adams Sign Autographs at Wizards’ Kids Day On Dec. 14, Etan Thomas & Michael Adams joined in on the fun and games of the Washington Wizards annual Kids Day Celebration.
- Dave Bing Spreads Holiday Cheer at Local Children’s Hospital Dave Bing visited Detroit’s Beaumont Childrens Hospital on Dec. 8 as a part of the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s 2nd annual “Day of Caring.” Bing is the founder of the organization, and led the team of retirees in delivering holiday greetings and spending the day with the patients. This event was part of a nationwide effort, as dozens of former NBA players visited Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in their local cities, including hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Orlando.
- Vote for the 2015 All-Star Game! Let's get our guys to New York for the 2015 All-Star game. Vote now through January 19. You can also vote on twitter, tweet John Wall #NBABallot, Paul Pierce #NBABallot, Marcin Gortat #NBABallot, post a status on facebook or a pic on Instagram with #NBABallot and our player’s full name. Stop by our All-Star table on the concourse outside section 100 to vote, enter to win prizes and more.
- Wizards Kids Club Kit Sign your favorite little Wizards fans up for the Kids Club! With a 2014-15 Kids Club memebership, you receive a Kit that includes an exclusive G-Wiz bobblehead, a foam finger, headband & wristband set, face paint, tattoo, and personalized membership card. Members also receive access to exclusive events such as the Pizza Party, Kids Club Day, player meet and greets prior to select home Wizards games, exclusive contests, and more. Sign up today!
- King Makes Strides in NYC Marathon Four time NBA All-Star and former Bullets player Bernard King swapped his basketball sneakers for some running shoes last month when he participated in the NYC Marathon as a member of the NBA relay team. The National Basketball Association participated in this initiative to promote physical activity and encourage fans to invest in a healthier lifestyle. The majority of the relay team members grew up in New York—King was raised in Brooklyn—and each member was responsible for running a portion of the total 26 miles. The entire relay was completed in 4:48:09.
- Congratulations to Michael Adams ESPN 980’s Newest NBA/Wizards Insider Bullets star Michael Adams is the newest addition to the ESPN team. He will be appearing on the show regularly, providing valuable insight on all things Wizards. Listen for his commendary on Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m., Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 11 a.m. If you cannot listen live then check out the podcasts in ESPN 980's Audio Vault.
- Former Bullets Player Doug Overton Announced as CSN Analyst Overton sported the Bullets jersey from 1992-1995, and has played in the NBA for 11 seasons. He has coached at both the college and professional levels and now he is bringing his experience and expertise to a new kind of team. He recently joined Comcast SportsNet’s broadcast crew as their Philadelphia sports analyst.
- Former Bullets Player Doug Overton Announced as CSN Analyst BINGO stands for Boys Inspired through Nurturing Growth and Opportunities, which is the name of former Bullets player Dave Bing’s new initiative to help set education and career goals for Detroit's black youth. Bing continues to look for successful black men in southern Michigan, including other former NBA players, who are willing to work with and mentor 12-18 year old students. “We've got thousands and thousands of young men in our city that need help," Bing said, and he is encouraging others to take responsibility for those kids.
- Bob Dandridge and MSE Foundation Build Playground at Local Public School Along with Capitals and Mystics players, Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association President Bob Dandridge helped build a new playground for the Imagine Lincoln Public Charter School on Oct 30. The Capitals Care report states: “The new playground’s design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in September and featured slides, monkey bars and a swing set.” The event was in partnership with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization focused on bringing physical activity back into kids’ daily routines.
- Thomas’ Volunteer at Ketcham Elementary On Nov 20, Etan Thomas and his family volunteered at Ketcham Elementary School in SE Washington D.C. The event was organized by Wizards Cares and in celebration of the Thanksgiving season, John Wall & Bradly Beal helped to provide food baskets to the entire student body of this Anacostia elementary school. Thomas was on site helping to prepare and distribute over 400 care baskets to families.
- Laettner Visits Youth Basketball Camp Christian Laettner attended the Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota youth basketball camp on Nov 15 and 16. The event was in partnership with the POWER Basketball Academy and was available for boys and girls from first to 12th grade. Camp officials stated that the workouts would focus on ball handling and offensive skills.
- Tracy Murray in Sowing Seeds for Life Golf Tournament Along with other famed NBA guests, Tracy Murray took part in the Sowing Seeds for Life golf tournament on November 3, 2014. Murray played for both the Bullets and the Wizards during his time in D.C. and was consistently a key player in leading the teams to the playoffs. Other personalities seen at the tournament included Casey Jacobsen, Jim Harrick and Chris Roberts. The tournament is in benefit of a regional charity that provides food and other services for locals in need.
- Washington Wizards Honored with NKF Outstanding Community Service Award Bob Dandridge attended the National Kidney Foundation’s 34th Annual Kidney Ball on Nov 15 to accept the service award for the Washington Wizards. The Wizards were recognized for their contributions to the cause over the years, including spreading awareness via “Kidney Nights,” fundraisers such as “Balling for a Cause,” and events celebrating “Donate Life Month” at Verizon Center. The funds raised at the ball were in support of research, public education on the issue, patient services, and organ donation awareness.
- Redskins-Bullets Reunion at Fight Night Darrell Green, former Washington Redskins Hall of Famer and Bullets alum Gheorghe Mursean, met for the first time at Fight Night. Mursean played for the Bullets from 1993-1997, while Green played for the Redskins from 1983-2002.
- McMillen Fights for Paying College Athletes Tom McMillen, who played for the Bullets from 1983-1986, spoke at the Forum on the state of college athletics panel on October 21. The panel was inspired by the recent National Labor Relations Board decision that student athletes are considered employees, making money a dominant focus of NCAA conversation. McMillen is calling for change, pushing for regulation on paying athletes and “ultimately there has to be congressional involvement.”
- Buck Johnson's Son Gearing up for College Ball Jamal Johnson, standing at an impressive 6'4" inches, is a sophomore in high school and has already captured the attention of universities. Basketball could be in his genes, as his father Buck Johnson played for the Bullets during the 1992-93 season. Keep an eye out for Jamal as he too makes a name for himself in this sport.
- Laettner to Host NCAA VIP Pregame Party Christian Laettner and former Indiana coach Bob Knight will be the celebrity hosts of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Pregame parties will take place before the semifinals on April 4 and the championship game on April 6, where basketball fans will have the chance to meet both Knight and Laettner and many other legendary players and coaches. “The NCAA Experience VIP pregame hospitality party at this year’s Men’s Final Four is going to be a great event,” says Laettner, “...I’m looking forward to joining the 2015 festivities.”
- Wes Unseld Roast has the Crowd in Stitches Wes Unseld was the featured celebrity at the 12th annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Roast & Golf Classic on September 29. The event was in support of the DC-College Access Program, a nonprofit organization that strives to help DC high school students make their way towards a successful college career. Unseld was roasted by Mike Riordan, Bob Ferry, Phil Chenier, Kevin Grevey, Bob Dandrige and sportscaster Charlie Slowes. The event raised over $420,000 for the DC-CAP.
- Wes Unseld to be Honored at the 12th Annual Michael Wilbon & James Brown Celebrity Roast & Golf Classic Benefitting DC-CAP NBA Hall of Famer and Washington Bullets legend Wes Unseld will be the honored guest at this year’s roast and toast event, sponsored by the Washington Wizards and emceed by Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz. Celebrity roasters include former Washington Bullets players Phil Chenier, Bobby Dandridge, Bob Ferry, Kevin Grevey and Mike Riordan.
- TSL Sports Talk Recap: Michael Wilbon Co-host of ESPN’s PTI (Pardon The Interruption), Michael Wilbon, joined to talk about the 12th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast & Golf Classic benefitting DC College Access Program, which was held September 29-30, 2014.
- Sportstalk with Bob Dandridge Glenn Harris was joined by former Bullets great Bob Dandridge.
- Unseld Steps into Spotlight Wes Unseld has never been one to seek the spotlight. Yet there he was on Thursday, surrounded by media, NBA players past and present and several hundred youngsters who packed the gym at the Unseld School in West Baltimore for the promotion of a Washington Wizards preseason basketball game to be played in Baltimore on Oct. 20.
- Charlie Slowes on Unseld Roast If you love the Nats, you know his voice. Charlie Slowes is the play-by-play man during Nationals radio broadcasts, but before he had "Natitude," he was calling the shots for the Washington Bullets. Slowes is going back to his roots Monday night for a special celebrity roast of Bullets Hall of Famer Wes Unseld.
- Gheorghe Muresan Guest Stars on Pardon the Interruption Filling in as “Stat Boy” for the recently abdicated Tony Reali, former Bullets center Gheorghe Muresan appeared on the show on September 9th. Muresan is a proud Wizards alum, and is often seen at Verizon Center during games. Standing at a towering 7 foot 7 inches he isn’t easily missed, and PTI co-stars had a few laughs at how small they felt in comparison.
- The Evolution of the Jumbotron—How the Bullets Started It All This seemingly standard technology was once considered groundbraking in sports entertainment. The first ever giant video screen was debuted at the Capital Centre before a game between the Seattle SuperSonics and the Capital Bullets in 1973. It has since been adapted and expanded to allow for instant replays, altering not only the way we watch the game, but also how we judge it. If we fast forward to today, EverBank Field just installed the world’s largest video board, measuring 362 feet by 60 feet tall. This all goes to show that Bullets innovators created a trend that would forever change the way we experience sports.
- Former Bullet “The Big E” Hayes Ranked One of Louisiana’s Top Athletes of All-Time Elvin Hayes has come a long way since he warmed the bench for his junior varsity team at Britton High School in ninth grade. Standing at 6’5” tall, he was an inexperienced player but had a heart full of potential. Hayes worked his way up to the NBA, when he was drafted in 1968 by the San Diego Rockets. Over the years, he mastered the art of rebounding and made himself known as a key player to watch. In 1972, he joined the Bullets, where he would help lead the team to three NBA finals.
- Former Bullets Star Mitch Kupchak Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge Kupchak takes one for the team as he takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, a social media craze that has spread in order to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. All those that are nominated are encouraged to fulfill the challenge within 24 hours, or donate to the cause. Kupchak has nominated Jim Buss, Jack Nicholson and Jerry West.
- Buck Johnson’s Son Takes His Skills to Spain Park Buck Johnson’ son, Jamal Johnson will play for the Spain Park Jaguars this upcoming basketball season. Johnson was previously a member of the Sparkman High School basketball team, but is moving to the Metro area after his father got a job as the full-time system athletic director for Birmingham City Schools. Johnson, who will be a sophomore at Spain Park this season, averaged 16.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.2 blocks, and was named 6A All-State honorable mention by the Alabama Sports Writers Association this year.
- Archie Clark's Baseball Past In 1962 Archie Clark attended the University of Minnesota, where he joined Lou Hudson and Don Yates as one of the first black students to receive basketball scholarships from the school. As a 6'2 guard, Clark was also among the best basketball players in the history of University of Minnesota. He went on to play 11 seasons in the NBA, and was a two-time All-Star throughout his career. Archie Clark was an eminent basketball player, but few may know that he heavily pursued baseball throughout his college career. Clark played center fielder for the University of Minnesota and was coached by Dick Siebert. He was also a member of the 1964 national championship team. Clark says that he really wanted to be a baseball player, but with basketball being the only sport he could play in the army, he could not perfect his baseball skills. He described himself as being a 4-tool baseball player. He could steal bases, run down the ball in center, throw, and hit with a little power. But Clark’s lack of consistency as a hitter is what made him pursue basketball as a professional career. Though Clark did not get to play professional baseball, he stays that he still looks back on his baseball career at the University of Michigan with pride.
- Kevin Porter's College Jersey to be Retired This December, former Washington Bullet Kevin Porter will have his Saint Francis University basketball jersey retired. There will be a ceremony to celebrate this honor on December 6, 2014 in the Maurice Stokes Center at 2:00 PM. NBA players and fans as well as Porter's former classmates, teammates and coaches will be returning to celebrate the occasion.
- Dave Bing Announces His Bing Youth Initiative Former Washington Bullet and Detroit Mayor, Dave Bing has recently launched what he calls one of the largest youth collaborations in the city’s history, his Bing Youth Initiative. The collaborative will bring together schools, businesses, professional athletes, police officers and youth organizations in an unparalleled effort to save Detroit’s youth. Bing’s program will begin this summer with a five-week camp for about 1,200 youth at four schools. The collaboration between UAW-Ford and Detroit Public Schools will provide etiquette classes, skills for resume building and interviewing, character building and self-defense classes.
- Etan Thomas' Fatherhood Movement At 6 foot 10 inches and 260 pounds, former Washington Wizard Etan Thomas does a lot more than just play basketball. He has become a leader in the community, inspiring young Black men and helping them find their way. In 2012, Thomas began a Fatherhood Movement in which he goes from city to city holding panels and meetings to discuss Fatherhood. In each city different celebrities join him in inspiring an entire generation. He also takes his message to prisons, correctional facilities, universities, churches, high schools, middle schools and various conventions. Thomas held a panel in Baltimore called “Men’s Life Class: Overcoming Obstacles” at New Psalmist Church on Thursday June 12th from 7 pm to 9 pm. The panel featured Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith, Aaron Mellette, Josh Bynes, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Justin Forsett and former Washington Wizard Juan Dixon. He held another panel “Recon necting Men with our Youth” in PG County on Saturday June 21st at First Baptist Church of Glenarden. This panel featured father of RG III, Robert Griffin II, Pastor John K Jenkins, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Actor Lamman Rucker, former NFL player Antwaan Randle-El, and former NBA player Tony Massenburg. Thomas’ Fatherhood Movement is rapidly growing, and he says that his goal is not to criticize fathers but to inspire them. He specifically wants to inspire young people and encourage them to believe that they can be successful no matter what their situation is.
- Rich Rinaldi Heads Sportscaster U. Sportscaster U is an intense seminar, held in conjunction with the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, that teaches NBA players the many aspects of broadcast journalism. Sportscaster U is organized by former Baltimore Bullet Rich Rinaldi, who also acts as a career counselor for the program. Current Washington Wizards players Drew Gooden, Al Harrington and Garrett Temple enrolled themselves in Sportscaster U this summer. The men spent a few days of their offseason in Syracuse, sitting through production meetings, talking to cameras, compiling stats, writing scripts, and exploring a potential future career in broadcasting. Graduates of Sportscaster U., which is in its 7th year, include TNT’s Shaquille O’Neal, Philadelphia 76ers broadcaster Malik Rose, and Memphis Grizzlies analyst Brevin Knight. Though basketball seems to come a bit more natural for the men, they were all very interested in the field of broadcasting.Gooden, Harrington and Temple all agreed that they would leave Syracuse with a better understanding of what is required in broadcasting, and how they need to improve.
- Bernie Bickerstaff Receives National Basketball Coaches Association 2014 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award The National Basketball Coaches Association will be honoring NBA coaching veteran, Bernie Bickerstaff, with the 2014 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently an assistant coach with the Cleveland Caveliers, Bickerstaff became the youngest assistant bench coach in NBA history when he joined the Washington Bullets coaching staff at the age of 29. Bickerstaff sharpened his craft under famed NBA Head Coaches K.C. Jones and Dick Motta. During his 12 years in Washington, the Bullets participated in three NBA Finals and won an NBA Championship in 1978, the first and only championship in franchise history. Bickerstaff landed his first NBA head-coaching position with the Seattle Supersonics in 1985. Under Bickerstaff, the Sonics made playoff appearances three times in five seasons, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 1987.
- Congrats to Kevin Porter Congratulations to Kevin Porter for being named Dean of Students at Lighthouse Bronzeville Charter School in Chicago, Illinois. Porter graduated from the University of Saint Frances of Pennsylvania with a degree in education. He is excited that he is now in a new position that gives him an opportunity to save lives. Porter played 10 seasons in the NBA and was a key member of the 1975 Bullets team, which reached the NBA Finals before losing to the Golden State Warriors. Porter led the league in both assists per game and total assists four times throughout his career.
- Congrats to Stan McKenzie Congratulations to Stan McKenzie who has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Paul Quinn College for his outstanding contribution to society. Drafted into the NBA in 1966, McKenzie played guard for many years on several teams, including the Baltimore Bullets. McKenzie is an NBA multi-record holder who still holds the record for "Most Consecutive Free Throw Shooter.”
- Harvey Grant’s Son is an NBA Hopeful Jerami Grant, who plays small forward for Syracuse, is the son of Harvey Grant, an 11-year NBA veteran. His uncle, Horace Grant, also spent 17 seasons in the league. Both his father and uncle were first-round selections. Grant plans to follow in his father and uncle’s footsteps and play professional basketball. At 6-foot-8 and 214 pounds, Grant was a dominant post player at Syracuse, but says that his outside shot is what needs the most work in order to play at the next level. Grant led his team in rebounding (6.8), ranked third in scoring (12.1) and second in steals (1.9). He was also one of the six players the Phoenix Suns worked out this summer. Though Grant has a familial connection to the NBA, his own skill is what will determine his future in the league.
- David Vanterpool’s Successful Second Year David Vanterpool had a successful second year as an assistant coach for the Portland Trailblazers. The Blazers went from a 41-41 non-playoff team in his first year to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference by his second. The Trailblazers made it to the Western Conference semifinals before falling to San Antonio. With a record of 54-28, Portland finished the regular season tied for the fifth-best record in the league. Portland finished their season with their first playoff series victory in 14 years, a 4-2 win over No. 4 seed Houston. Throughout the season, Vanterpool developed a close relationship with second-year point guard Damian Lillard. From the moment he was drafted in 2012, Vanterpool helped Lillard to become last season’s NBA’s Rookie of the Year and an all-star this year.
- Kevin Grevey Offers Opinions About 2014 Bracket While stranded at the Atlanta Airport on Monday Mar. 17 Kevin Grevey called into the Kiley and Boom radio show to offer his opinions about his alma mater Kentucky and the Dayton-Ohio State matchup. Grevey was a first round draft pick for the Bullets in 1975 and stayed with the team through 1985. He was part of the 1978 Championship team and a two time SEC player of the year.
- NCAA Tournament Brings Ellison Family Together The Final Four will return to Dallas for the first time since 1986. The last time the games were played there Pervis Ellison helped bring Louisville a National Title. Now he gets to share his love of basketball with his daughter Aja and son Malik, both standout players themselves. Before the two head off to college in the next few years, Ellison can still enjoy watching the tournament with his children. Ellison played for the Bullets from 1990 to 1994. In 1992 he was awarded the NBA’s Most Improved Player title.
- NCAA Tournament Brings Ellison Family Together The Final Four will return to Dallas for the first time since 1986. The last time the games were played there Pervis Ellison helped bring Louisville a National Title. Now he gets to share his love of basketball with his daughter Aja and son Malik, both standout players themselves. Before the two head off to college in the next few years, Ellison can still enjoy watching the tournament with his children. Ellison played for the Bullets from 1990 to 1994. In 1992 he was awarded the NBA’s Most Improved Player title.
- Basketball in His Blood For Harvey Grant, NCAA basketball means the chance to watch his sons compete. The three eldest Grant boys Jerian, Jerai and Jerami all have Division 1 experience. Despite on the court rivalries, family comes first for the Grants. During the 2014 NCAA tournament the entire family stood behind Jerami after he recovered from a back injury to lead Syracuse past Western Michigan to the round of 32. Grant was a Bullets first round draft pick in 1988 and was second in voting for Most Improved Player in 1991.
- Mitch Kupchak Saw Promise at Big 12 Tournament Mitch Kupchak was among the scouts who used the Big 12 Tournament to evaluate potential prospects for the 2014-2015 NBA Season. Kupchak would not comment on which players he was watching, however he explained the tournament was one of the best ways to watch the greatest college players all at the same time.
- Coach Bernie Bickerstaff Inducted into Rio Grande Hall of Fame Former Bullets assistant coach and current Cavaliers assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff was inducted into the University of Rio Grande Athletic Hall of Fame on Mar. 22. Bickerstaff’s coaching career began in 1968 at the University of San Diego. After three seasons at the college level Bickerstaff moved up to the NBA as an assistant coach for the Bullets in 1973. He stayed with the team until 1985 and then returned from 1996 to 1999.
- Wes Unseld Praised by Kevin Love On an ESPN feature about Kevin Wesley Love, the Timberwolves All-Star praises Wes Unseld’s dominant and inspiring basketball performance. Love chalks his own success on the court to what he learned from Unseld who spent his entire NBA with the Baltimore/Washington Bullets. He was a first round draft pick in 1968 for the team and was named the NBA finals MVP when the Bullets won the 1978 championship. After the five time NBA all-star finished his career in 1981 he continued to dedicate himself to the Bullets and coached the team from 1987 to 1994.
- The Bernie and Ernie duo featured on Wizards Magazine Dave Johnson interviewed hall of famer Bernard King and Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld about their playing time together at the University of Tennessee. King also spoke about how his time with the Wizards was an integral part of his induction in the hall of fame in the fall of 2013.
- Kevin Grevey Wishes Players Would Stay in College Kevin Grevey loves the extremely high talent levels basketball players bring to their colleges today. His only wish is that they would stay longer. Grevey believes college is where players develop better fundamentals therefore lasting longer in the NBA. Grevey was a first round draft pick for the Bullets in 1975 and part of the 1978 championship team.
- Mitch Kupchak on The Blue Blood Rivalry On Feb. 9 The Blue Blood Rivalry, a documentary about the Duke-UNC rivalry, made its west coast premiere in LA. UNC and Bullets alumni Mitch Kupchak attended the premiere and shared his thoughts on the still strong rivalry. After playing for UNC Kupchak was a first round draft pick for the Washington Bullets in 1976 and stayed with the team until 1981.
- Leonard 'Truck' Robinson: HBCU Hero HBCU Gameday featured Leonard ‘Truck’ Robinson as one of the greatest NBA players in the 1970s and ’80s. In his final two seasons at Tennessee State, Robinson averaged over 25 points and 17 rebounds per game. Robinson was drafted by the Bullets in 1974 and spent three seasons with the team where he became known as one of the best rebounders in the NBA.
- Larry Stewart Honored at Alma Mater Coppin State In honor of Black History Month Larry Stewart was honored by his alma matter, Coppin State. Stewart was a standout forward for his university helping them reach their first ever NCAA tournament in 1990. In 1991 Stewart signed as a free-agent with the Bullets and spent four dedicated years with the team.
- Austin Carr's Missing Banner is Back Last week Austin Carr’s retired #34 jersey vanished from the rafters of the Cleveland Cavaliers stadium. Whether or not the new banner is the original, the Cleveland community has banned together in support of the local legend. Carr, a Washington D.C. native, spent the 1980-1981 with the Bullets.
- Wizards Magazine Features Elvin Hayes Phil Chenier sat down with Elvin Hayes, Nene, and Marcin Gortat for a segment on Wizards Magazine which aired Jan 29 on Monumental Network. The alumni and current players discussed the different eras of basketball and which aspects of the game they wished were still around. Chenier and Hayes played on the 1978 Washington Bullets championship team and both made multiple NBA all-star appearances.
- David Bing Honored as Syracuse ACC Legend John Swofford, ACC commissioner, honored the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Legends in Greensboro, NC last Wednesday. Leading the way was esteemed Bullets alumnus David Bing. During his seasons with the Bullets, Bing was named MVP of the 1976 all-star game.
- Dave Bing Discusses his Time in Office Bing spent twelve years as an NBA guard, two with the Bullets, and made seven all-star appearances. Upon retiring from the NBA, Bing ran for Mayor of Detroit in 2008 and was sworn into office in May 2009. In his interview with Stephen Henderson on the ‘American Black Journal’, Bing discusses his time in office and advice on the future for the city’s new mayor, Mike Duggan.
- Harvey Grant Makes Basketball a Family Game Harvey Grant shared his love of basketball with his four sons who are all thriving at the sport. Jerami Grant has done particularly well leading Syracuse to a 17-0 record this season. Grant foresees a successful future in the NBA for Jerami. Grant himself was drafted by the Bullets in 1988 and spent seven seasons with the Bullets/Wizards franchise.
- Mitch Kupchak's Thoughts on the Lakers Present and Future General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak only has positive words about the team’s future. The Lakers poor performance this season has not kept Kupchak from losing sight of what’s important for the team which is always going for the win. During his time with the Bullets, Kupchak helped the team win the 1978 championship.
- Bernard King Honored at Warriors Game To honor Bernard King’s recent induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Golden State Warriors hosted the four-time All-Star during the December 12th game against the Houston Rockets. The Warriors had a special on-court recognition during the first quarter of Friday’s game for King, joined by his former Head Coach, Warriors legend Alvin Attles. Originally selected by the New Jersey Nets with the seventh overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, King enjoyed a 14-year career in the NBA with the Nets, Utah Jazz, Warriors, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets, averaging 22.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest over 874 career games.
- Earl Lloyd to be Honored Lloyd will be honored by his alma mater West Virginia State University in February with a statue and locker room dedication. Despite his recent health issues, Lloyd still plans to attend the unveiling. Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBA game on Oct. 31, 1950, in Rochester, N.Y., as a rookie for the Washington Capitols. He played in the NBA from 1950-60 with the Capitols, Syracuse Nationals and Detroit Pistons. The 6-foot-8 forward won an NBA championship in 1955 with Syracuse.
- Etan Thomas Defends Today’s Athletes In a recent interview with Roland Martin from NewsOneNow Thomas defends today’s athletes against remarks that Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown made about today’s young athletes falling short on being socially responsible and aware. Thomas spent eight years on the Wizards roster and currently is a blogger for the Huffington Post , discussing a wide variety of topics including politics, current events, parenting and sports.
- Dave Bing Final Speech as Mayor The former Bullets player and a professional basketball Hall-of-Famer Dave Bing was elected Mayor in May 2009 to complete ex-Mayor former Kwame Kilpatrick's second term. Voters in Detroit elected Bing to a four-year term that November. On December 11 Bing talked about challenges he has faced and accomplishments during his four years at City Hall, in his final speech as Mayor before the Detroit Economic. Bing’s final day in office will be January 1, 2014.
- Congratulations James “Jimmy” Jones The Southwestern Atlantic Conference has announced that our very own James “Jimmy” Jones will be inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is one of the official events that kick off the annual SWAC Football Championship Game. James was a 6’4” guard/forward that dominated the courts at Grambling State University. In 1967 Jones was drafted by the Buccaneers as their No. 1 pick in the ABA draft. Playing consecutive seasons in the ABA Jones was a six-time ABA All Star averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. After playing seven years in the ABA, Jones joined the Baltimore Bullets franchise in 1964. Jones played with the Bullets for three years before his retirement. The ceremony is scheduled to take place Saturday Dec. 7th following the Toyota 2013 SWAC Football Championship game. Congratulations James!!
- Congratulations Elvin Hayes and Tom McMillen On Sunday Nov. 24th in Kansas City, MO Elvin Hayes and Tom McMillen were inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Elvin Hayes was one of the first African Americans on the collegiate basketball team at the University of Houston. He ended his college career averaging 31 pts per game and 17.2 rebounds. Hayes led his team to three NCAA Mens Division one basketball tournaments two of those games being semi-finals. Coming out of Mansfield, PA, Tom McMillen was the top highschool basketball player in the country taking his talents to the University of Maryland. During his time at Maryland McMillen average 20.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. While in college McMillen was a member of the 1972 US Olympic basketball team. He was drafted in the first round of the 1977 NBA Draft. Together Elvin Hayes and Tom McMillen displayed exceptional skills and leadership on and off the court during their collegiate career. Congratulations to you both!!!!!
- Wizards Association Honor Phil Chenier 30 Years of Excellence!! As the fourth round pick in the 1971 NBA draft by the Bullets, Chenier spent nine years with the team, averaging 17.2 points a game. He was a member of the 1978 championship team and was recently inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. Upon his retirement Chenier started his broadcasting career on his 34th birthday, with Home Team Sports where he announced games at Historical Black Colleges for Black Entertainment Television. In 1987 Phil Chenier began announcing the televised games for the Washington Bullets and later the Washington Wizards. Oct. 30, 2013 marked his 30th season as an announcer, a milestone recognized by the team at the Wizards game against the 76ers. Together we congratulate Phil on his incredible career as he continues his career here with the Washington Wizards as the color analyst with CSN Washington.
- Romanian Prime Minister and Gheorghe Muresan in a Game of Basketball The Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his delegation recently visited the US. During their visit they stopped by Verizon Center for a game of basketball with Gheorghe Muresan. The former NBA star was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1993 NBA Draft. He spent seven years in the NBA and was named the leagues most improved player during the1995-1996 season.
- Wes Unseld to be Inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame Former Bullets player, coach, and executive Wes Unseld will soon be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. Wes Unseld left a legacy on the court and in the front office. He was the league's MVP and Rookie of the Year in 1968-69 and a five-time NBA All-Star who captained the Baltimore and Washington Bullets to four NBA Finals appearances in the 1970s and to a championship in 1977-78. As general manager for the team he was also able to guide the team to the playoffs (1996). Our very own Wes Unseld will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame for his exceptional leadership and athletic career. Congratulations Wes!!
- Jim Chones Thoughts on the Cavs this Season Despite a 24-58 finish during the 2012-13 season, the Cleveland Cavaliers could make a trip to the playoffs this season, as the Cavaliers radio analyst and former Washington Bullets player, Jim Chones sees it. With the dismissal and then rehire of Mike Brown along with the loss of LeBron James, it has been three years since the Cavs have participated in post season competition. At the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on October 7, Chones analyzed the Cavaliers roster. Expressing his thoughts on the team players including the Cavs first round pick Anthony Bennett, Chones said “At 19, a year out of high school, he was still the most skilled all-around of all the guys who were in the draft.” Chones then went into detail about the healthy return of Andrew Bynum, saying “If he can give us 28 minutes whenever he comes, we’re going to be very successful.”
- Bernard King Inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame Former Bullet Bernard King was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 8. Bernard played 14 seasons in the NBA, four with the Washington Bullets. He was an NBA All-Star four times in his career (1982, 1984, 1985 and 1991). He was the 7th overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft and played his college basketball at the University of Tennessee. Congratulations Bernard!
- Greg Ballard Added to Washington Wizards Staff After spending the last 19 years as a scout for the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks, Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced on Sept. 16, that Greg Ballard will rejoin the organization as advance pro scout. Congratulations Greg and welcome back!
- Phil Chenier Inducted into Washington Metropolitan Hall of Fame On Sept. 24, Bullets alum and current Wizards TV broadcaster, Phil Chenier, was inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition to Chenier, Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Grant Hill, Tommy Amaker, and Paul “Red” Jenkins were also honored at the event. Chenier was a member of the 1978 Washington Bullets that won the NBA Championship. He played with the Bullets from 1971 to 1979. Congrats Phil!
- Wizards to play Preseason Game in Baltimore On Oct. 17, the Wizards will host a preseason game against the New York Knicks at the Baltimore Arena. The franchise will be returning to Baltimore for the first time in 14 years. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise moving from Chicago to Baltimore. The Wizards and Knicks will tip off at 7pm with tickets currently on sale through Ticketmaster.
- Phil Chenier to Participate in “An Evening with the LEGENDS of the Game” On September 24, Phil Chenier will be inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. Other inductees include: Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Grant Hill, Tommy Amaker, Paul “RED” Jenkins. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Tickets start at $150 and tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,500. To purchase tickets, click on the link below.
- Pervis Ellison Named Georgia Hall of Fame Finalist On August 8, Bullet alum Pervis Ellison, was announced as a finalist for the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Ellison is one of 36 finalists to be considered. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court will meet in the upcoming weeks to determine the final 2014 Hall of Fame Class.
- Remembering Dan Roundfield August 6 marked the one year anniversary of the death of Bullets alum, Dan Roundfield. Roundfield was a great teammate, friend, husband and father and is missed by many.
- Hayes and McMillen to be inducted to Hall of Fame It was announced on July 29 that Washington Bullets alum, Elvin Hayes and Tom McMillen will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in late November 2013. Elvin, University of Houston alum, holds single game, single season, and career records in scoring and rebounding for the school. McMillen, a graduate of University of Maryland and former member of Congress, was a three-time All-American in basketball while at the university. Congratulations Elvin and Tom!
- Wizards to play Preseason Game in Baltimore On October 17th, the Wizards will host a preseason game against the New York Knicks at the Baltimore Arena. The franchise will be returning to Baltimore for the first time in 14 years. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise moving from Chicago to Baltimore. The Wizards and Knicks will tip off at 7pm, with tickets going on sale through Ticketmaster on August 17th.
- Unseld and Hayes Listed in Top 10 Athletes in DC History Recently Yahoo Sports! discussed the top 10 athletes in Washington DC sports history. Two former Bullets players, Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes were included on the list. Yahoo Sports! user poll voting wrapped up on August 7th, with Hayes and Unseld finishing 6th and 8th, respectively.
- Bernie Bickerstaff Washington Bullets alum, Bernie Bickerstaff, was included in a CBS Sports Radio piece about NBA players and coaches reuniting during the summer. Bickerstaff was a mentor to current head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Mike Brown.
- Bob Dandridge Washington Bullets alum Bob Dandridge sat down with Glenn Consor for a Monumental Memories segment in which he recalls the pinnacle of his playing days: the 1978 Championship.
- Rick Mahorn Unveils Renovated Basketball Court Washington Bullets alum, Rick Mahorn, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling of the Belle Isle basketball courts in Detroit on July 17. The Detroit Pistons worked with Sprite to renovate the courts for Metro Detroit Youth Day.
- Tracy Murray Washington Bullets/Wizards alum, Tracy Murray, recently sat down to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers and his new team, the BallUp Streetball Crew, with Yahoo Sports Radio.
- Austin Carr Washington Bullets alum, and Washington, DC native, Austin Carr was profiled by Gerry Nason. The article is the first of two parts, one focusing on Carr’s collegiate career with Notre Dame and the next on his professional career from the time he was drafted.
- Bullets Alum, Pervis Ellison, daughter commits to Maryland Aja Ellison, the daughter of Washington Bullets Alum Pervis Ellison, announced on June 22 that she would be playing college basketball at the University of Maryland. The 6’3” wing picked Maryland over Notre Dame, Louisville, and Stanford.
- Christian Laettner Washington Wizards Alum, Christian Laettner hosted a youth basketball camp at Nichols School, his alma mater, in Buffalo, New York. Laettner says the camp, running from July 8-11, may become an annual reason for him to return to his hometown.
- James Jones Washington Bullets Alum, James Jones played at a Pro-Am golf tournament on June 28 in Alexandria, VA. After the tournament, Jones reflected on his recent induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the impact that Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson made on his career path and life.
- Bernie Bickerstaff added to Cavaliers Coaching Staff The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Friday June 28 that they hired former Bullets assistant coach, Bernie Bickerstaff as an assistant coach. Bickerstaff most recently was an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bickerstaff has a long history of coaching as both a head coach and assistant.
- Michael Adams, Garry Witts Join New England Basketball Hall of Fame Washington Bullets Alums, Michael Adams and Garry Witts were inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on June 22. The ceremony in Worcester, MA drew more than 1,800 people to celebrate the 300 new honorees.
- James Jones Inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Washington Bullets Alum, James “Jimmy” Jones was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame with the Class of 2013 on June 29. Though he was the Bullets’ number one pick in the 1967 draft, Jones opted to begin his career in the ABA. He became one of the league’s top players, averaging 19.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game and making 6 ABA All-Star teams, before ending his career in the NBA with the Bullets. Congratulations Jimmy!
- John Egan Honored at Wrigley Field Washington Bullets Alum, John Egan was honored on April 10 at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game alongside his fellow Loyola University 1963 Championship teammates Rich Rochelle and Chuck Wood. The 1963 Loyola team fielded 4 African American starters, breaking racial barriers across all of NCAA basketball.
- A Look at Bob Dandridge Washington Bullets Alum, Bob Dandridge’s NBA career may be over but he is certainly not forgotten. A recent article revealed what he has been up to since his days playing basketball.
- Dave Bing Washington Bullets Alum and current Detroit Mayor, Dave Bing participated in a Detroit march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 historic march and speech on June 23. Martin Luther King III and Rev. Jesse Jackson also participated in the march.
- Tom McMillen Talks Rhodes Program Washington Bullets Alum, Tom McMillen talks about his history balancing the Rhodes Program at Oxford and an NBA career in a video for the Rhodes Trust Fund.
- 20 Most Dominant College Basketball Players in History While there are many college basketball players who are considered “great” or “outstanding”, truly dominant players are much harder to find. The Bleacher Report has ranked the 20 Most Dominant College Basketball players in history. Among those twenty players, four of them are Bullets Alumni. Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, Bernard King and Austin Carr join the ranks of those who “dominated” the floor. Check out the link below to see who made the list!
- Monumental Memories: Bernie Bickerstaff Former Washington Bullets assistant coach, Bernie Bickerstaff sat down with Glenn Consor as part of a Monumental Memories segment on Monumental Network to discuss the 1978 championship team and his unique position to evaluate talent, from past to present.
- Bullets Improbable NBA Championship Won 35 Years Ago Local writer David Elfin recently interviewed Kevin Grevey, Jerry Sachs, and Dick Motta for a story honoring the 35th anniversary of the Bullets’ improbable 1978 NBA Championship. Most thought the Washington Bullets would not be alive for long in the 1978 playoffs. Yet, against all odds, the Bullets won the only championship of the franchise’s 52 seasons, defeating the Super Sonics 105-99 in Game 7 at Seattle. Clink on the link to read more on our 1978 Championship Bullets team!
- Pervis Ellison Inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Washington Bullets and University of Louisville Alum, Pervis Ellison was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on June 13th. Ellison played center for the University of Louisville basketball team from 1986-1989. As a freshman, he received the nickname “Never Nervous Pervis” for his style of play, and helped his team to win the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship in 1986. Ellison was the second freshman ever to be named Most Outstanding Player. In 1989, Ellison was the first overall pick in the NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. Following his rookie season, Ellison was traded to the Washington Bullets where he played from 1990-1994. Ellison averaged a career best 20 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game during the 1991-1992 season. Despite continuous knee and foot injuries, he still managed to score 4,494 points, grab 3,170 rebounds, and block 752 shots in his 11 year NBA career. Congratulations on your induction, Pervis!
- Dave Bing Will Not Seek A Second Term as Mayor of Detroit Washington Bullets Alum and Detroit Mayor, Dave Bing has decided that he will not serve a second term as Mayor. "My administration has done a tremendous amount of heavy lifting to prepare the runway of success for this city," Bing stated, in making the announcement at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
- Pervis Ellison Talks About UofL And UK Basketball Former Washington Bullet and University of Louisville star, Pervis Ellison talked to KSTV's Thomas Beisner at the Legands Open to discuss the upcoming season for both the Cards and Cats. Click on the link below to watch his interview.
- Fred Carter Washington Bullet Alum, Fred Carter joined Travis Rodgers to break down the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. Click on the link below to listen to the show!
- Monumental Memories: Kevin Grevey Washington Bullets Alum, Kevin Grevey sat down with Glenn Consor at Grevey’s Restaurant to discuss the 1978 Championship team.
- Adams and Mahorn to be Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Washington Bullets Alums, Michael Adams and Rick Mahorn will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Adams, a standout high school player at Hartford Public High School, went on to have a stellar collegiate career during his four years at Boston College, finishing as the school's fifth-leading scorer before being selected in the third round of the 1985 NBA Draft. Adams averaged 14.7 points, 6.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest through his 11-year career. He led the NBA in 3-point field goals made during the 1987-88 and 1990-91 seasons, and made at least one 3-point field goal in 79 consecutive games across the 1988 and 1989 seasons, placing him second all-time in the NBA's record books behind (fellow Boston College alum) Dana Barros' 89. Mahorn, a standout out at Weaver High school, was a four-year letterman at Hampton Institute (University), Mahorn led the NCAA Division II in rebounding as a senior, grabbing 15.8 boards a game. The three-time NCAA Division II and NAIA All-American averaged 20.3 points and 12.3 rebounds over his collegiate career, and in the process, owned 18 school records by the time he graduated. Mahorn was drafted by the Washington Bullets in the 1980 NBA Draft. He spent five years with the Bullets. As a 6'10" center Mahorn had a reputation for physical play. Congratulations Michael and Rick on your Hall of Fame induction!
- James Jones to be Inducted Into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Washington Bullets and Grambling State University Alum, James Jones will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on June 29th. Jones, a Tallulah native and three straight Southwestern Athletic Conference championship star, averaged 20 points; and eight rebounds in 104 games at Grambling. Jones went on to play seven years in the ABA,where he averaged 19.2 points, and 5.1 rebounds. He became only the second ABA player to score 2,000-plus in a single season (2,050 in 1968-69). He played three more seasons with Washington in the NBA, and his combined 10-season pro averages are 16.3 points (11,366 total), 4.6 rebounds (2,930) and 4.5 assists (3,069). Jones made the ABA All-Time Team and was a six-time ABA All-Star 1968-71, 1973-74). He was a three-time first-team All-ABA selection (1969, 1973, 1974) while playing for the New Orleans Buccaneers (1967-70), the Memphis Pros (1970-71) and the Utah Stars (1971-74). Congratulations on your induction James!
- Rick Mahorn:”There Will Always Be Detractors” Jason Collins’ decision to disclose he is gay drew support from the White House, NBA Players and other athletes. Collins is the first American athlete in a Major sport to declare the he is gay. Among the supportive is former Washington Bullet, Rick Mahorn. Mahorn says, it’s important to just stay true to yourself.
- Darrell Walker Candidate for Detroit Coaching Position Washington Bullets Alum and former New York Knicks assistant coach, Darrell Walker is a candidate for the Detroit Pistons coaching position. Walker has 13 seasons as an NBA coach under his belt. Walker began his coaching career as an assistant on the Inaugural Toronto Raptors squad of 1995-96. Walker has served as head coach for two different teams- the Raptors and the Washington Wizards.
- Jeff Ruland Inducted into Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Washington Bullets and Sachem High School Alum, Jeff Ruland joined eight new inductees in Virginia for induction into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. Ruland was a standout center for Sachem High School from 1975-1977. During his high school career, Ruland scored 1, 186 points and averaged 28.2 in free throws. Ruland played collegiate basketball for Iona College and was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1980 NBA draft. He spent a year playing overseas in Barcelona, Spain. Upon his return to the states his draft rights were traded to the Washington Bullets. Ruland spent five years with the Bullets. Ruland's first year he came off the bench and averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds a game. Ruland was a starter his second season and was a league leader in shooting and rebounds per game. He was named to the 1982-1983 NBA all-star team. Congratulations on your induction Jeff!
- Phil Walker: W2 Group Washington Bullets Alum, Phil Walker and his firm the W2 Group, an energy conservation and sustainability services firm based in Philadelphia, PA, formed a new strategic partnership with Energy Edge Technologies Corporation and its subsidiary, Energy Edge Solutions. The new affiliation will expand its reach and potential market share across the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions. The W2 group focuses on assisting clients with transforming their buildings into cost-efficient and environmentally safe facilities. This partnership will allow them to identify appropriate and efficient ways of optimizing energy use and reducing costs for their clients. Congratulations to the W2 Group on their milestone!
- Garry Witts to be Inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame Washington Bullet and College of Holy Cross Alum, Garry Witts has been named to the 2013 New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Witts played at Holy Cross from 1977-1981. He played in 115 games, and scored 1,397 points during his collegiate career. College of Holy Cross played in three post season tournaments, ’79 NIT, ’80 NCAA, and ’81 NIT. Witts was selected in the fifth round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets and was the #1 player chosen from New England colleges. Witts played 46 games during his only season with the Bullets, with a field goal average of .583, 38 assists, and .825 free throw average. Congratulations on your induction Gary!
- James Jones to be Inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Washing ton Bullets and Grambling State Alum, James Jones will be inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in late June. Jones helped Grambling win three Southwestern Athletic Conference titles while averaging 20 points and 8 rebounds. He was the 13th pick in the 1967 NBA Draft. Jones appeared in six All-Star Games and became the second player in the league with 2,000 points in NBA histor. Congratulations on your induction James!
- Bing for Re-Election Former Washington Bullet and current Detroit Mayor, Dave Bing, signed his nomination petition and collected his petition forms but is still deciding on taking the re-election bid.
- Monumental Today Washington Wizards Alum and Portland Trailblazer assistant coach, David Vanterpool sat down with Casey Phillips to discuss the NBA playoffs. Click the link below to watch the video!
- Coaches Corner: Doug Overton Former Washington Bullet alum and current Brooklyn Nets assistant coach, Doug Overton spoke with SLAM Magazine about his son signing to play college hoops in the ACC at Wake Forest before Brooklyn took on the Chicago Bulls in Game 3 of the 2013 Playoffs.
- Coaches' Corner: Dick Motta Former Washington Bullets head coach Dick Motta sits down with Dave Johnson to recall his championship season and explains his famous “Opera ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings” line.
- Earl Monroe Washington Bullets and New York Knicks alum, Earl Monroe joined the majority of the 1972-1973 New York Knicks Championship team for their 40th NBA Championship anniversary celebration earlier this month. With six future Hall of Fame contenders on their team, the Knicks beat the Lakers in five games to win their second title in four years.
- A Look Back at Wes Unseld During the 70’s, the Washington Bullets were a championship contending team. One of NBA’s greatest rookies of all time, Unseld was drafted by the Bullets second in the 1968 NBA Draft from the University of Louisville. In his first season, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. He averaged 13.8 points and 18.2 rebounds his first year in the league.
- Phil Chenier and Emeka Okafor Discuss Fatherhood Former Washington Bullet Phil Chenier sits down with current Wizards Center Emeka Okafor for dinner to discuss fatherhood. Emeka and his wife Ilana are expecting their first child at the end of May.
- Loyola Championship: 50th Anniversary Washington Bullets and Loyola University alum, John Egan celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Loyola University’s 1963 NCAA Championship team. The 1963 Loyola team helped to tear down the color barrier in college basketball. The starting lineup known as the “Iron Five,” played a vibrant style of basketball and led the nation in scoring with 92.3 points per game. Despite the Ramblers’ NCAA championship, the team will always be remembered for its role in a NCAA Regional contest against Mississippi State, which later became known as the Game of Change. On November 24, the Ramblers will be the first team ever inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Tom McMillen to be Inducted into National Collegiate Hall of Fame Washington Bullets and University of Maryland alum Tom McMillen will be inducted into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame on November 24 in Kansas City. McMillen was not aware that he was being considered, until he received a phone call revealing his impending induction thanks to Terrapins longtime coach Lefty Driesell. In 1972, McMillen then a freshman, helped lead his team to the NIT Title. Congratulations Tom on your induction!
- Courtside Report Washington Bullets Alumni Jerry Sachs and Greg Ballard joined Casey Phillips to recall their title run as the team reunited at the 35th Anniversary dinner.
- Monumental Memories: 1978 Championship Bullets In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Washington Bullets Championship win, we take a look back at that special season and what it meant to the city.
- Monumental Memories: Bullets Roundtable Washington Bullets Alumni Tom Henderson, Larry Wright and Kevin Grevey sit down with Glenn Consor to discuss the 1978 championship team.
- 1978 Washington Bullets Championship Team Honored In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Washington Bullets winning the NBA Championship, the 1978 team was honored in a halftime ceremony during the Wizards vs. Pacers game on Saturday.
- The 50 Best Moments in March Madness History While the NCAA Tournament is rarely about individual records, this article was able to make one exception for this former Washington Bullet who played for Notre Dame. Can you guess the player?
- Life Center’s Ellison Rooting For His Alma Mater Washington Bullets and University of Louisville Alumni, Pervis Ellison was excited about his alma mater possibly ending its 26 year National Championship drought. Ellison was named the Most Outstanding Player in the 1986 NCAA tournament when he led the Cardinals to their last national title. All of Ellison’s cheering was heard and received by the Cardinals as they claimed the third National Championship in school history.
- UNC History: Top 20 UNC Basketball Teams of All-Time The 1977 University of North Carolina Tar Heel squad was led by former Washington Bullet, who went be by the nickname “Secretary of Defense.” Click on the link to find out more!
- Bernard King to Join Hall of Fame Washington Bullets Alumni Bernard King will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September. A four time All-Star, King retired with 19,665 points in 874 games, averaging 22.5 points per game during his career and was ranked 16th on the all-time NBA scoring list. Joining King in the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, Gary Payton and former Houston coach Guy Lewis. Congratulations Bernard King!
- 1978 Washington Bullets Championship Team Recognition In 1978 the Washington Bullets defeated the Seattle Supersonics in game seven to become the NBA World Champions. Thirty-five years have passed since that monumental occasion. Join us in welcoming back the championship team and staff as we pay tribute to the members of the team in a special 35th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 6 vs. Indiana Pacers at 7pm. A replica championship ring will be the fan giveaway for the night, and the Championship team will be honored with a special half-time celebration.
- Jeff Ruland Talks Coaching With Glenn Consor Washington Bullets Alumni and University of District of Columbia Head Coach Jeff Ruland recently joined Glenn Consor for an edition of “Coaches Corner” on Monumental Network.
- Monumental Memories with Elvin Hayes In this special episode of Monumental Memories on Monumental Network, John Wall & Elvin Hayes talk about the significance of #11.
- Mitch Kupchak Shares Thoughts on Jerry Buss Washington Bullets Alumni and Los Angeles Lakers General Manager, Mitch Kupchak talks with the media about his memories and gratitude for the late Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
- Wali Jones Nominated Hall of Fame Washington Bullets Alumni and Sports Inside and Out Radio Show Host, Wali Jones will be inducted into the John Hunter Memorial Sports Camp Inc. Bob Douglas Hall of Fame in New York on June 2, 2013. Jones was drafted as the 18th overall pick in the third round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. In his first year, Jones played for the Baltimore Bullets and was named to the NBA All-Star Rookie Team while helping the team reach the playoffs. Jones was also inducted in the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame, Over Brook High School Hall of Fame, Villanova University Hall of Fame, the Big Five Hall of Fame, the Black Sports and Cultural Hall of Fame of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and the NBA Hall of Fame as a member of the 1967 World Champion 76ers that was named the Greatest Team in the NBA's first 35 years. Congratulations Wali!
- Get Wired With Rick Mahorn Follow Washington Bullets Alumni Rick Mahorn on the sidelines in Detroit.
- Michael Adams Makes 79 Threes In 1988, Bullets Alum Michael Adams started a streak that would last almost an entire NBA season. Although he did not make all 79 three’s in one game, he did however make at least one a game for 79 straight games. Check out his floating “push shot” in the clip down below.
- CSN Phil Walker Interview Phil Chenier and Steve Buckhantz caught up with Washington Bullets Alumni, Phil Walker on the road January 30 in Philadelphia before the Wizards vs 76ers game. Walker was drafted by the Bullets in the second round (39th overall) of the 1977 NBA Draft and was a part of the 1977-1978 Championship team. Walker talks about his memories from the 1978 championship and the upcoming 35thAnniversary celebration at the Wizards game April 6.
- Houston’s Top Five All-Star Moments Take a trip down memory lane with some of the top All-Star moments in Houston, Texas. In the 1979 All-Star Game, Washington Bullets Alum, Elvin Hayes joined Moses Malone and Rudy Tomjanovich of the Houston Rockets for the Eastern Conference Team.
- Monumental Memories In a special episode of Monumental Memories the Washington Bullets Alumni recall the year that three players from the franchise were named to the NBA All-Star team.
- Earl Monroe Words Of Wisdom Bullets Alumni, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe gave some insightful words to the Winston-Salem University football team on his last visit telling them to, “savor every minute” stated Monroe. “When I was playing in the NBA, we got to the Finals three years in a row, and I just thought it would always be like that,” Monroe said “we never got back to the finals again.
- Jimmy Jones Nominated for Hall of Fame by the ABA Committee Washington Bullets Alumni, Jimmy Jones was nominated for the Naismith Hall of Fame by the ABA Committee. The ABA Committee is only allowed to elect one member from their list into the Hall of Fame. Jimmy was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in 1967, as well by the New Orleans Buccaneers in the 1967 ABA Draft. He played seven seasons in the ABA before joining the Bullets in 1947. Six-time all-star, All ABA First Team '69, '73 and '74. Member of the ABA 30-Man All-Time team. Congratulations Jimmy on your nomination!
- Bernard King and Bob Dandridge among Hall of Fame Nominees Washington Bullets Alumni Bernard King and Bob Dandridge, join Dick Motta on the ballot for nomination into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Each nominee will go before a nine-person panel, in which they must acquire seven “yes” votes in order to move on to the final stage. The finalists will be announced on All-Star weekend in Houston and the final list of inductees will be announced in April.
- Posting Up with Stan Love Check out this video of former Bullet Stan Love on Comcast SportsNet’s Posting Up.
- Catching Up With Clem Haskins Bullets Alum Clem Haskins was one of the first black athletes to integrate the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers basketball program. Haskins completed his college career with numerous honors, including Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1966 and 1967 and First-Team All-American in 1967. He was the 3rd overall pick in the 1967 NBA draft. He arrived in Washington in 1974 and played 2 seasons in DC before retiring in 1976. He tallied 6,743 points in his career. After retiring from playing, Haskins returned to his alma mater to become an assistant coach for Western Kentucky. He would eventually become head coach. In 1982, Clem received the honor of Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year. After coaching Western Kentucky, Haskins became the head coach at University of Minnesota. His most accomplished season came in 1996-97 when he led the Golden Gophers to a first-place finish the Big Ten regular season standings and the school’s only Final Four appearance.
- Bullets Monumental Memories Join Washington Bullets Alumni Len “Truck” Robinson, Phil Chenier and Bob Dandridge as they take us down memory lane and discuss how cards and golf brought them together.
- Dick Motta for Hall of Fame Former Washington Bullets Coach Dick Motta is among thirty-one candidates nominated for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Motta, a graduate of Utah State University, began his coaching career at a High School in Idaho. He transitioned to the NBA two years later, coaching for the Chicago Bulls for 11 years, before he became the head coach of the Washington Bullets. In his second season as coach, Motta led the Bullets to their first and only National Basketball Association Championship in 1978. He has coached for over 25 years in the NBA. Motta holds the unique distinction of being one of the few coaches in NBA history who never played on the high school, college or pro basketball and is ranked in the top 10 in coaching victories.
- World of the Buffalo Braves Did you know that long before the Los Angeles Clippers, there were the Buffalo Braves? If not, ask former Bullet Jack Marin. The Buffalo Braves joined the National Basketball Association in 1970 during the time of expansion which also welcomed the Portland Trailblazers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Buffalo started the season of with a bang, averaging 46 wins and reaching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
- The Blue Devil Vault Presents Join Former Bullet and Blue Devil, Mark Alarie as he sits down with The Blue Devil Network to discuss his recruitment and what it is like to be under the leadership of Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Alarie was a two-time All- Atlantic Coast Conference first team selection and a third team All-American while at Duke University. He still ranks seventh on the Blue Devils All-Time scoring list with 2,136 points and remains one of only eleven players to top the 2,000 – point mark.
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Bullets Alum, Bernard King was paid homage by Spike Lee in a Christmas Ad titled “Royalty is BIG”. The Commercial tells the story about B.K. form the BK, as Lee narrates and gives his depiction of the King’s big game which broke a franchise record. “It’s 1984, the Garden is packed and I’m sitting in the last row. I could touch the room. And Bernard King, he was giving the Nets the business. 10, 20, 40 points. Second half, 50, 60 points. He was stopping and popping, posting and toasting. All hail the King.”
- Darrell Walker Graduates 33 Years after Enrolling After nearly 30 years from playing his last game as a Arkansas Razorback, former Bullet Darrell Walker has graduated with his college degree. Walker entered into the NBA before he received his diploma and went on to coaching after his playing career was over. Walker’s former college coach Eddie Sutton attended the graduation and was pleased to see him graduate.
- Dave Bing Honors World Series Bet Former Bullet and current Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will honor his World Series bet made with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. In an ESPN interview before the World Series, Bing was so confident in the Tigers abilities that he bet a day of service in San Francisco with youth and youth programs, if the Tigers lost the World Series. After the Tigers lost in a 4 game sweep, Mayor Bing traveled to the West Coast to tour AT&T Park, the Giants stadium, with kids of the park’s Junior Giants program. The program targets youth baseball activities to at-risk youth.
- Jack Marin Listed Among Top 15 Most Underrated Duke Players Former Bullet Jack Marin was recently listed as one of the top 15 most underrated Duke Blue Devil players. Some argue that much of Duke University basketball’s success can be attributed to Jack Marin. Marin’s junior and senior years were particularly outstanding. During his junior year, Marin averaged a double-double with 19.1 ppg and 10.3 rpg. During his senior year, Marin averaged 18.6 ppg and 9.7 rpg.
- Christian Laettner’s Trip Home Check out this video of former Wizard Christian Laettner who takes a trip to his hometown of Angola, NY. Laettner visits his former high school, a few of his favorite restaurants, and talks about growing up in Angola.
- Stan Love Visits Son in League Check out this video of former Bullet Stan Love visiting his son, NBA All-Star, Kevin Love. Love Sr. plays the character of Wes from the Uncle Drew. He is astonished at how similar Love Jr.’s game is to his own.
- Austin Carr to Be Part of 75th Anniversary NCAA March Madness Celebration Former Bullet, Austin Carr, was recently listed as one of the top 75 March Madness players of all time. Carr is Notre Dame's all-time career scoring leader with 2,560 points and a 34.6 career scoring average. He also ranks as the greatest scorer in NCAA tournament history, with a 41.3 career scoring average in NCAA games.
- Dave Bing says Syracuse Coach Best Ever Mayor of Detroit and Syracuse alum, Dave Bing, was in attendance during the 900th win for Syracuse Head Coach, Jim Boeheim. Syracuse was playing the University of Detroit. Despite Syracuse nearly losing its 22-point lead, they held on to win 72-68. After the game, Bing said “he’s proven that he’s one of the best coaches ever in college basketball to get 900 wins.” Boeheim and Bing were roommates while playing for Syracuse University.
- Earl Monroe Inducted into Collegiate Hall of Fame Former Baltimore Bullet great Earl “The Pearl” Monroe was recently inducted into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame. Monroe attended Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina from 1963-1967 where he helped lead the team to the NCAA Division II championship. While at Winston-Salem State University, Monroe averaged an amazing 41.5 points a game and was named the NCAA Division II Player of the Year in 1967.
- Tracy Murray Spotlight Former Washington Wizard Tracy Murray was recently featured on Fox Sports West’s A Century of Greatness. The feature focused on Murray’s outstanding high school career at Glendora High School and possibly being one of the most prolific scorers to come out of California. As a senior, Murray led the nation with his 44.3 scoring average. Murray scored 3,053 points in high school, the highest total ever in the state. After high school, Murray attended UCLA.
- Dan Roundfield Honored On November 21 in an away game against the Atlanta Hawks, many fans gathered to celebrate the life of former Washington Bullet Dan Roundfield. Roundfield was honored with a portrait to commemorate his life. Roundfield died in a tragic drowning incident while on vacation with his wife at Baby Beach, Aruba. On hand for the ceremony and unveiling of the portrait was Roundfield’s family including his wife Bernie, their sons, and grandchildren.
- Wali Jones Former Baltimore Bullets Wali "Wonder"Jones, was a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1964-65 and won an NBA Championship in 1967 with the 76ers. He will be conducting the Shoot for the Stars Positive Peer Leadership Training and basketball clinic on December 15, 2012 in West Philadelphia at Haddington Recreation Center. Wali will also broadcast with Coach Hatcher in the Wali "Wonder" segment on Sports Inside and Out radio talk show. In addition, Jones will broadcast the Lakers vs. 76ers game on December 16, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center.
- UMD Moves to Big Ten On November 19th, after nearly 60 years with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of Maryland has decided join the Big Ten Conference. While some people believe that this was a good move for UMD, there are others who believe the decision to leave the ACC was a mistake or that the decision was made too quickly. One of those men is former Washington Bullet Tom McMillen, UMD alumni and member of the Board of Regents at the University of Maryland. McMillen opposed the decision for UMD to leave the ACC primarily because of the way the decision was made, stating he believes that a change of this magnitude should’ve taken more than a weekend.
- Wali Jones Listed As One of The Greatest 76ers of All Time Former Bullet point guard Wali Jones was recently listed as one of the 50 greatest players 76ers franchise history. Jones was drafted as the 18th overall pick in the 3rd round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Jones played his first NBA season for the Baltimore Bullets (1964-1965) and was named to the NBA All-Star Rookie Team while helping the Bullets reach the playoffs. Jones also spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Stars (American Basketball Association), and the Detroit Pistons.
- Jeff Malone Listed As One Of The Best Jazz Players of All Time Former Bullet star Jeff Malone was recently listed as one of the best Utah Jazz players of all time, ranking #8 out of 30 of former and current Utah Jazz greats. Malone was drafted as the 10th overall pick by the Bullets in the 1983 draft. In six seasons with the Bullets, Malone averaged more the 20 points per game. After his career in Washington ended, Malone spent time in Utah, Philadelphia, and Miami.
- Several Bullets/Wizards Listed as Top DC Sports Stars Recently, ESPN the Magazine published an article about DC’s rise as a terrific sports town. The article included a list of the 29 greatest DC sports stars in the history of DC sports. The Bullets/Wizards organization was well represented in the article, as we had several former Bullets/Wizards mentioned on the list.
- Christian Laettner Mingles With Kentucky Fans At Charity Event Former Wizard and Duke University standout, Christian Laettner, was in Atlanta on Tuesday November 13th for the Duke vs. Kentucky game, which was part of the State Farm Champions Classic at the Georgia Dome. Laettner and Jeff Shepard a former Kentucky standout hosted a pre-game party to honor Dick Vitale. The pre-game party was held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 275 Baker Street from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the V Foundation for cancer research.
- Tracy Murray Goes Beyond the Game On a recent trip to Greece as part a sports envoy, former Washington Wizard Tracy Murray held basketball clinics and engaged in conversation with youth about fair play and social justice. In 2008, Murray visited Mozambique where he held a series of basketball sessions, visited schools, and talked about the value of teamwork.
- Politicians Who Know How to Ball There are several Washington politicians who are former professional athletes. One of those politicians is former Washington Bullet Tom McMillen. McMillen is a man who knows a thing or two about competing and recently gave some advice to politicians in the election. The advice was “shake every hand.”
- 35th Anniversary of 1978 Championship The Wizards will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of winning the 1978 NBA championship on Saturday April 6. Fans that attend the game will receive a replica championship ring. The Washington Bullets defeated the Seattle Supersonics at Seattle, in game 7 of the 1978 NBA Finals 105-99. Wes Unseld was named Finals MVP.
- Posting Up with Stan Love Recently former Oregon Duck legend and Baltimore Bullet great Stan Love sat down with Posting Up’s Dwight Jaynes to discuss his college career at Oregon, his NBA career with the Bullets, being the father of NBA all-star Kevin Love, his ties to one of the greatest American music groups The Beach Boys, and his family life.
- Bickerstaff Hired as Interim Head Coach After Mike Brown was let go after a 1-4 start to the season, former Washington Wizard head coach Bernie Bickerstaff was names interimhead coach of the LA Lakers. As interim head coach, Bickerstaff led the Lakers to a 3-1 record. Bickerstaff, who will soon concede his position as interim head coach to newly hired head coach Mike D’Antoni, says “my job is to coach the basketball team until they ring the bell," he said. "...I consented to do this for the organization and that's what I'm doing.” Bickerstaff is expected to stay on as an assistant when D’Anotoni takes over as head coach.
- Photos: Etan Thomas at Fatherhood Seminar
- NBC Food for Families The Washington Wizards & Mystics will once again partner with NBC 4 and Food for Families to collected non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations to make food baskets for a Thanksgiving meal for families in the area. The Food for Families Campaign takes place Monday November 19th. $15 buys a turkey for a family and an entire Thanksgiving meal for a family of five can be purchased for $25.
- Dan Roundfield’s Wife Speaks In an exclusive interview with 11Alive's Brenda Wood, Dan Roundfield’s widow, 'Bernie' speaks publicly about the tragic drowning of her husband and former Washington Bullet Dan Roundfield. The horrific international incident took place while the couple was vacationing at Baby Beach on the Island of Aruba. It was a vacation spot the couple had been many times before.
- Christian Laettner Holds Basketball Clinic Former Wizard, Christian Laettner, recently held a basketball clinic at Bemidji Middle School in Bemidji, Minnesota. There were 115 kids that attended the clinic. Laettner said “more than anything, I want to make sure the kids have a fun time.” The second most important thing was to teach the kids drills and help them work on their skills.
- Former Bullet & Current Detroit Mayor Bing Supports Detroit Tigers In a recent interview with ESPN and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing backed his Detroit Tigers in the World Series against San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Giants. Mayor Bing even went as far as betting a day of service in San Francisco with youth and youth programs, if his home team Tigers lost the World Series. San Francisco Mayor Lee put up the same bet, offering to spend a day helping in Detroit, if the San Francisco Giants lost the World Series. The Detroit Tigers lost the World Series. There has been no word from Mayor Bing on when that community service will be held.
- Grevey’s Restaurant Featured in On Tap Recently former Bullet, Kevin Grevey was featured in the November edition of On Tap magazine. The magazine did a complete story on the success of Grevey’s restaurant and Grevey himself. Grevey’s is located in Falls Church, VA in the Yorktown Shopping Center. Grevey’s includes an 80-seat patio with a full-service outdoor bar and private party room. It also features 50 LCD and plasma HD televisions, two large projection screens and personal TVs at every booth. Grevey’s has been open since 1979.
- Stan Love Portrayed by Son in latest Pepsi Max Commercial In the latest Pepsi Max commercial current Minnesota Timberwolves player, Kevin Love, portrays his father and Bullet alum, Stan Love, as one of Uncle Drew’s teammates, Wes. Kevin Love’s middle name is Wes, named after Wes Unseld.
- Tom McMillen Attends Annual Fight Night On Thursday November 1st former member of Congress and Bullet alum, Tom McMillen, attended the annual Fight Night held at the Washington Hilton. Fight Night benefits Fight for Children which focuses on improving the quality of education for K-12 children. This year’s event raised over $2.2 million. Fight Night and Fight for Children is strongly supported by Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Raul Fernandez.
- Phil Chenier Particpates in Wizards Annual ‘Salute to the Stars’ Event Alumni member, Phil Chenier helped kick-off NBA Cares Week of Service with the Wizards annual ‘Salute to the Stars’ event held on Monday, October 22, 2012. Chenier served as a celebrity waiter to honor our service men and women. Other celebrity waiters included current Wizards players: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Emeka Okafor, Jordan Crawford and Shelvin Mack.
- Vote Elvin Hayes Favorite Celebrity Resident Vote Washington Bullet’s Alum, Elvin Hayes, favorite celebrity resident. If Hayes wins, $5,000 will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Gulf Coast Chapter. Click the link to vote for Elvin Hayes.
- Q & A with Former Bullet Mitch Kupchak Recently, former Bullet and current Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak found time to sit down and answer a few questions with Matt Calkins, a staff writer for U-T San Diego. Questions ranged from key off-season acquisitions, to his relationship with mentor and former Laker GM Jerry West.
- Kevin Grevey Hosts Annual Golf Tournament Recently several members of the Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association participated in the 24th Annual Grevey Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Fairfax. The tournament raised approximately $25,000 that will benefit a variety of community groups and schools.
- Former Bullet Doug Overton Listed Top Five in 25 for La Salle Explorers Former Bullet Doug Overton was recently listed by the “Top Five in 25” as one of the top five players in the last twenty-five years for the University of La Salle Explorers. The Top Five in 25 is a series that lists the top five players since the 1987-1988 season from the six Philadelphia universities. Overton finished his La Salle campaign 12th in scoring, finishing with 1,795 points. Overton is also La Salle’s all-time leader in assists and steals, and is viewed in many eyes as the best point guard to ever start for the Explorers.
- Where Are They Now: Former Bullet Jim McIlvaine Jim McIlvaine is commonly known as the tall guy who sometimes playes the drums before games at the Bradley Center. From 1990-94, McIlvaine was one of the most intimidating presences when ‘in the paint.’ He left Marquette as the all-time leading shot-blocker. After college, McIlvaine went on the play in the NBA from 1994-2001 with the Bullets for two seasons, Seattle Supersonics for two and the New Jersey Nets for his final three. He averaged 14.8 minutes per game and averaged 2.7 ppg, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. After retiring from basketball, McIlvaine became an eCare Manager for OPTIMA Batteries, Inc., and since 2005, he has been the color analyst for the Marquette Basketball Radio Network, where he broadcasts games with Steve “the Homer” True.
- Rick Mahorn Sits Down With Current Pistons Player Bullets Alum, Rick Mahorn recently did an interview with current Detroit Pistons player Brandon Knight. Mahorn is getting ready for the Piston’s season.
- Checking In with David Vanterpool Former Wizards player, David Vanterpool, recently joined the Portland Trailblazers coaching staff. Vanterpool has developed a mentor/mentee relationship with the 2012 1st round NBA draft pick for the Trailblazers, Damian Lillard. Vanterpool played a point guard while he was in the league. Before joining the Portland Trailblazers, Vanterpool served a player personnel role for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Former Bullet Austin Carr Talks Basketball Former Bullet, Austin Carr, recently joined Baskin & Phelps on Cavaliers Media Day to talk about the upcoming NBA season, development of young players, and the growth and maturity of players. Carr played his college career at the University of Notre Dame. After college, Carr was the 1st draft pick in the 1971 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. Carr played for the Bullets in 1980-81 before retiring. Carr currently serves as the Director of Community Relations for the Cavaliers and is also a color commentator on the team's broadcasts on Fox Sports Net Ohio.
- Former Bullet to be Inducted into Philadelphia Hall of Fame Former Bullet, Wali Jones, will be inducted in the Philadelphia Hall of Fame on November 8, 2012 at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jones played at Villanova from 1961-64 scoring 1,428 points and averaging 16.8 ppg. He helped the Wildcats reach two NCAA tournaments. After college, Jones was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets as the overall 18th selection in the 1964 NBA Draft.
- Bing Named No. 1 All-Time Syracuse Basketball Player Former NBA Rookie of the Year and 7-time NBA All-Star Dave Bing was recently named the greatest basketball player in Syracuse history by sujuiceonline.com. Bing enjoyed a successful collegiate career at Syracuse averaging 24.8 points and pulling down 10.3 rebounds per game. Bing’s collegiate success landed him the No.2 overall pick of the 1966 NBA Draft.
- Buck Johnson Visits Local Reading Program Former Washington Bullets forward and 2007 inductee to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Buck Johnson, visited and shared stories with children taking part in the Limestone County NAACP’s STEPS program. Johnson is a legend in the Alabama area; he led the University of Alabama basketball team to the NCAA tournament four straight years before getting selected by the Houston Rockets with the 20th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. Johnson promised the kids that he would return and go one-on-one with those who enjoy playing basketball. Before handing out basketball cards, Johnson told the students to be “the best readers they can become.”
- Mayor Dave Bing Lends Helping Hand to the Detroit Community Former Washington Bullets great and Mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing, continues his efforts to “clean-up” the streets of his surrounding community. Mayor Bing was among hundreds of volunteers who assisted with boarding up homes and cleaning up neighborhoods as part of a grassroots initiative organized by journalist and author Mitch Alborn. The volunteers boarded up more than 100 abandoned houses, and picked up garbage near Osborn High School.
- Rick Mahorn Attends Inaugural Pistons Academy Camp Rick Mahorn conintues his efforts to give back to the Detroit community and participated in the inaugural Detroit Pistons Academy Youth Basketball Camp at Cross of Christ Church in Bloomfield Hills. The Former Washington Bullets power forward was joined by Hooper, the Pistons drumline, the Pistons Flight Crew, and rookie guard Kim English, who was the featured speaker. The Pistons Academy Camp is for boys and girls in grades two through nine, and features basketball instructions, games, and lessons in character and sportsmanship.
- New York City Basketball Hall of Fame set to add Former Bullets Guard The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame is set to induct former Washington Bullets guard, Ricky Sobers, into their 23rd Hall of Fame class on Thursday, September 20, at the New York Athletic Club. Sobers was born in Bronx, New York and attended DeWitt Clinton High School in Bronx, before going on to enjoy an illustrious collegiate career at the University of Nevada from 1973-1975. Sobers was drafted by the Phoenix Suns as the 16th overall pick in the 1975 NBA Draft. Sobers enjoyed a brief stint with the Bullets from 1982-1984, before retiring in 1986. During his professional basketball career, Sobers compiled 10,902 points and 3,525 assists.
- Photos: Garry Witts at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at the Sharron Baucom Dale City Rec Center
- Gus Williams hosts the Fifth Annual Know Your Score Golf Tournament For the second year in a row, former Washington Bullets standout Gus Williams hosts the fifth annual Know Your Score Golf Tournament which took place at Pawleys Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 18th. This event benefits ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer. Williams joined over 30 celebrities that included Julius Erving, Gary Payton, Sterling Sharpe and many more. “..having Gus Williams as our celebrity host has helped. We already have people that have committed to return next year,” said tournament director and ZERO director of marketing and communications, Heath Carter.
- Nets coach Doug Overton visits PeacePlayers International Brooklyn Nets assistant coach and former Washington Bullets guard Doug Overton and his wife Chanel, were special guests at the PeacePlayers International Cyprus organized Basketball Camp in Cyprus’ Agros Mountains. The camp, which was for youth ages 12 to 16, took place Friday, July 27 through Wednesday, August 1. Overton led basketball sessions as well as a seminar on player development and player motivation. Overton enjoyed three seasons with the Bullets.
- Hayes to be Honorary Chairman for East Texas Book Fest Washington Bullets/Wizards All-Time leading scorer Elvin Hayes will be honorary chairman for this year’s East Texas Book Fest. The former 12-time NBA All-Star has always been a champion for literacy and education, and after retiring from the game of basketball, returned to the University of Houston to complete his degree. The Book Fest will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 8, and is free to the public.
- Vanterpool Added to Trail Blazers Coaching Staff Newly announced head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers Terry Stotts adds Oklahoma City Thunder pro scout David Vanterpool to his coaching staff. The former Washington Wizards guard has spent the past two season with the Thunder, and aims to bring his basketball knowledge, that includes stints overseas as an assistant coach, to Portland. Vanterpool enjoyed one season with the Wizards, before heading back overseas to play in Italy and Russia.
- Former Bullets Coach Lands with the Lakers Former Washington Bullets head coach Bernie Bickerstaff will join the Los Angeles Lakers bench this season as an assistant coach. He will be working closely with former Washington Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan on the sideline under the watchful eye of Lakers head coach Mike Brown. Bickerstaff was most recently an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers, and has also held head coaching stints with the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats. Mike Brown was an intern for Bickerstaff while he was General Manager with the Denver Nuggets.
- Photos: Michael Adams at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at Prince George's Community Center
- Photos: David Vanterpool at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at Barcroft Sport & Fitness Center
- Wizards Organization Deeply Saddened by the Loss of Dan Roundfield Former Washington Bullets power forward Dan Roundfield died while on vacation in Aruba with his family. Roundfield, who played two seasons with the Washington Bullets, earned his reputation on the court as a consistent rebounder and tenacious defender, and was named to five NBA All-Defensive teams and made three All-Star appearances. Washington Bullets and Wizards alum are left to mourn the loss of one of its own. “We are shocked and saddened by the news of Danny’s passing,” said Bullets legend Bob Dandridge. “He was a valuable member of our franchise during his playing days and had recently re-joined us to help make an impact in the community as a member of our alumni association. Our thoughts are with Danny’s family and his fans as we remember his contributions he made to our team, our city and the game of basketball.” Roundfield, 59, is survived by his wife, Bernie Roundfield, and his sons Christopher and Corey.
- Tom McMillen Talks Olympic Memories Tom McMillen has enjoyed a very successful career in sports, business and politics. The former Washing Bullets guard had an illustrious collegiate career at the University of Maryland where he was a three-time All-American in basketball. McMillen represented the US at the 1972 Olympics as a member of the men’s Olympic basketball team. McMillen, along with figure skater and Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan, recently shared their Olympic memories.
- Former Bullets Guard Opens Second Franchise Kevin Grevey recently opened his second Frozenyo franchise, located across from the Ballston Mall on Wilson Blvd in Arlington, Virginia. Frozenyo is a self-serve la carte frozen yogurt franchise. His son Kevin Jr., will manage the day to day operations. Grevey is an alumnus from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky and also owns Grevey’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, which is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
- Jeff Malone Headlines Mississippi Sports 50th Hall of Fame Class Malone was born in Mobile, Alabama, played collegiate basketball at Mississippi State University. Malone enjoyed a stellar collegiate career as Mississippi State's all-time leading scorer and was a three-time All-SEC selection and two-time All-American in the early 1980s. The Washington Bullets drafted him with the tenth overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft. On Friday, July 27 Malone was inducted into the Mississippi Sports 50th Hall of Fame class.
- Kupchak’s Success as a Player Plays Key Role in Landing Howard Current Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak is all too familiar with orchestrating a NBA Championship caliber team. After coming up short in the Finals last year, the former Washington Bullets big man has found a formidable counterpart for Kobe Bryant in Dwight Howard. Kupchak is known around the NBA for putting together some of the NBA’s best teams, but his knowledge in this area began in his playing days with the Bullets. Kupchak was drafted by the Bullets in 1976 and made an immediate impact on the court, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. That same year he played on the gold medal winning team at the Summer Olympics in Montreal. Kupchak won a championship as a player with the Bullets in 1978.
- Photos: Phil Chenier at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at Centerville Rec Center
- Photos: Kevin Grevey at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at Fairfax High School
- “Ted’s Take” Supports Bullets Great Earl Monroe Founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis recently featured an article about Earl Monroe in his popular blog, “Ted’s Take”. Leonsis recognizes Monroe’s contributions surrounding diabetes.
- Where is He Now: Pervis Ellison Ellison has recently been named a coach of Team Final’s 16-under squad at the Nike Peach Jam basketball tournament. He is also coaching high school basketball at the Life Center Academy in Burlington, New Jersey.
- Rick Mahorn’s Sitdown with the NBA’s “Big Ben” Former Washington Bullets second round pick Rick Mahorn has been prepping for the upcoming NBA season. Mahorn is the radio analyst with the Detroit Pistons. He recently got the chance to talk basketball, sports, and entertainment with Ben Wallace. Mahorn quizzed Wallace on various trends in today’s pop culture.
- Unseld Inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame One of the greatest players to ever wear a Bullets uniform, and one of the fifty greatest players of all-time in the NBA, Wes Unseld, was recently inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Unseld was joined by other notable basketball greats including Rex Chapman and Ralph Beard in this inaugural class of inductees.
- Laettner Talks USA Basketball Former Washington Wizards big man Christian Laettner was a member of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, he was the only rookie to play on that team with some of the NBA’s greatest players. The current 2012 USA Men’s Basketball team has been compared to the 1992 Olympic Dream team. Laettner was recently interviewed about his Olympic experience.
- Photos: Larry Stewart at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at North Bethesda Middle School
- Photos: Garry Witts at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at The nZone
- Photos: Michael Adams at Uniting for an AIDS-free Generation
- Photos: Michael Adams at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at City of Bowie Gymnasium
- Gheorghe Muresan Visits “Hoops for Troops” at GWU Former Washington Bullets Center, Gheorghe Muresan, joined former NBA players at George Washington University for a “Hoops for Troops” basketball clinic on Sunday, July 15. The “Hoops for Troops” basketball clinic is an interactive basketball minicamp that teaches children in military families about the fundamentals and finer points of the game of basketball. The clinic was held shortly after the USA Basketball Men’s National Team finished their 2 hour practice held by Men’s Duke Basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski.
- MSE Participate in Operation USO Care Package Capitals Hall-of-Fame alumnus Rod Langway and Bullets alumni Bob Dandridge, Jack Marin and Larry Stewart joined Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) staff members, Wizard Girls, Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot, and US-Metro volunteers in an Operation USO Care Package event on Wednesday, July 11 at the USO Warehouse in Fort Belvoir, VA.
- Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Hawaii's Tom Henderson CHN writer Jon Teitel was able to spend some time with Hawaii great Tom Henderson, wh played in three NBA Finals and won a title with the Bullets in 1978. In the interview, Henderson spoke about his defeats and successes of his very promising basketball career. Henderson was also a member of the 1972 U.S. National Team.
- Clem Haskins Inducted into High School Hall-of-Fame Clem Haskins, a native of the state of Kentucky, along with fifteen others were inducted as the first class of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. “I’m a little biased, but I think Kentucky basketball is better than any state in the country,” Haskins said. “To me, a hall of fame has been a long time coming, but it’s a tremendous honor to be in a class that celebrates Kentucky basketball. I think that’s about one of the best accomplishments I can have.”
- Austin Carr Celebrity Golf Outing Former number one overall pick and Bullets guard Austin Carr held his Austin Carr Celebrity Golf Outing in Cleveland, Ohio last month to benefit Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), a Cleveland based not-for-profit organization that aids age 14-19 youth from disadvantaged families to succeed in school, the workplace and life. The event was sponsored by Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, and representing the company was Steve Sanders, former receiver with the Cleveland Browns and founder/CEO of Steve Sanders Academy Charter School. Carr has long been active with the both the Cleveland Cavaliers organization and the Cleveland Community, especially with numerous charities.
- Gus Williams Attends Celebrity Golf Classic Former Washington Bullets point guard Gus Williams, attended the 19th Annual Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic at McCormick Woods Golf Course. Schrempf, a former Seattle SuperSonic, had many former Sonics players in attendance along with Williams. Former SuperSonics announcer Kevin Calabro, who spent 21 years with the team, was also in attendance. All four of the Sonics players in attendance, Williams, Schrempf, Brent Barry and Jim Mcllvaine (Bullets Alum) shared their thoughts on the potential addition of a new downtown arena and the return of a pro basketball franchise to the area.
- Wizards/Bullets Alum Named Top Ten Players in Franchise History Year around, bleacherreport.com ranks its top ten Washington Bullets/Wizards players of all-time. Cracking the top ten were four players that are a part of the Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association. Landing the number one ranked player of all-time for the Wizards/Bullets was center Wes Unseld. Ranking second on the top ten list was big man Elvin Hayes, and coming in right behind him was Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. The last Bullets/Wizards alum to crack the top ten list was Bob Dandridge at number six all-time.
- Overton’s Son Makes Unofficial Visit to Wake Forest Doug Overton, former Washington Bullets point guard, is hoping his son can follow in his footsteps as he takes the next step to reaching the NBA. Miles Overton, listed as a three-star recruit by espn.com, made an unofficial visit to the Wake Forest campus last week. The 6’4, 200 pound guard who averaged 14.9 points as a junior for Saint Joseph’s Prep last year in Philadelphia, is looking to commit to a university before the start of his senior season. Miles has already received offers from La Salle, Saint Joseph’s and Temple respectively. Miles will look to mimic his father’s game, they have a similar playing style. However, Miles is known for his deep ball and his versatility as a combo-guard.
- Rick Mahorn Hosts Fireworks Event Rick Mahorn, former second round draft pick by the Washington Bullets, hosted a fireworks fundraiser event for Cass Community Services in Detroit, MI on June 25. Mahorn was the honorary chairperson of “Catch the Fireworks with Cass” at Coach Insignia restaurant atop the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. The evening included dinner with Mahorn and a silent auction prior to the annual 54th Target Fireworks.
- Earl Monroe Autobiography Hitting Bookshelves Soon Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is known for his terrific basketball play for the New York Knicks and Washington Bullets, and his memorable nickname. He may be known on the New York Times Bestsellers list as Monroe has inked a deal with Rodale to write his autobiography. Rodale won rights to the autobiography, Earl the Pearl: My Story, at an auction. The autobiography is going to chronicle everything from Monroe’s birth, to his 1973 NBA Championship with the Knicks. The autobiography is slated to hit bookshelves in April, 2014.
- Photos: Michael Adams at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at Archbishop Spalding High School
- Photos: Garry Witts at a Wizards + Mystics Basketball Camp at the Key School
- Photos: Bob Ferry - Washington Metropolitan Basketball HOF Dinner Alumni Member Bob Ferry was inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Bullets Legend Bernard King to Visit Camp Kaylie Fans of professional basketball got a bit of surprise last week, when Nachum Segal, host of JM in the AM on 91.1 FM hosted Washington Bullets and NBA legend Bernard King live via telephone to discuss the NBA Greats Fantasy Camp this summer at Camp Kaylie in Brooklyn, NY. King is inviting all fans to come out this summer and join other NBA legends like Rick Barry and Chris Mullin, with proceeds benefiting the children and families of OHEL. Camp is Wednesday, August 22 through Friday, August 24.
- McMillen Visits the Jumper Classic Luncheon Manuel Johnson, co-chairman of Johnson Smick International Inc. and former Federal Reserve System Vice Chairman, boasted throughout the day at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show about how he’s “pretty much a country boy.” The Alabama native is the president of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, which saw Aaron Val, riding Admiral Clover, win a top prize in the $75,000 Upperville Jumper Classic. Among the many celebrities and entertainers on hand like actor Robert Duvall and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, was none other than Washington Bullets alum Tom McMillen. McMillen didn’t partake in the actual Upperville Jumper Classic, but the former Maryland congressman did enjoy the pasta buffet and strawberry shortcake at the Jumper Classic Luncheon.
- Bullets Alum Walter Jones Gives Back with Annual Clinic Former Washington Bullets point guard Walter “Wali” Jones recently hosted the 10th Annual “Little” Bobby Jones Memorial Clinic and Educational Workshop at the Carousel House in Philadelphia, PA. The former NBA All-Rookie team member says he looks forward to this day every year, and Jones is no stranger to the Philadelphia area. Jones was an All-Public League standout at Overbrook High School, and then went on to star at Villanova. After being drafted by the Bullets, Jones went on to play for the 76ers, where he earned an NBA Championship during the 1966-67 season. Jones passion now is giving back and helping the less privileged kids and community that he once grew up in.
- Tracy Murray’s Thoughts on the Dream Team On Saturday, June 16, Radio host Mike Knox from blogtalkradio.com interviewed Tracey Murray on his memories of the 1992 Dream Team. In the interview, Murray said “The 92’ Dream Team was the best basketball team EVER assembled, because all the players were athletic, had a great basketball IQ, and were all champions of their time”. Later in the interview, Murray explained that watching the Dream Team win a gold medal in the Olympics encouraged him to become a professional basketball player.
- Earl "The Pearl" Discusses Diabetes and Food Earl Monroe enjoyed a stellar NBA career with the Washington Bullets and New York Knicks. In 1998 Monroe was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Monroe is teaming up with Merck and taking part in a Diabetes Restaurant Month effort that urges restaurants to offer diabetes-friendly menu items. “Everyone is gorging themselves on food and wanting to super-size everything,” Monroe said. “Schools, hospitals and everyplace else need to curb those large meals and drinks.”
- Ruland Talks UDC Basketball As the Men’s Basketball Coach of the University of the District of Columbia, former Bullets center Jeff Ruland suits up and prepares for 2012-2013 college basketball season. UDC basketball is a lot different from the rigorous on and off the court pace of the National Basketball Association, but Ruland is taking everything in stride and dealing with all the triumphs and trials of being a college basketball coach. Recent graduate UDC player Nigel Munson, has worked out for several NBA teams, with hopes that he’ll land with one of them. Munson recently worked out with the Washington Wizards. He hopes to have the chance to follow his old coach’s’ footsteps and play for the Washington Wizards.
- Mitch Kupchak's Draft Method Bullets alumni and current Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was recently interviewed about the upcoming NBA Draft. Kupchak prepares for the draft the same each year. He makes stops at pre-draft camps in Minnesota, Chicago and Treviso, Italy. At the pre-draft workouts, Kupchak said that not only is the workout a good chance to see these potential NBA superstars in action, but it’s also an opportunity to have discussions with other general managers and team personnel regarding trades. When asked about the Lakers moving up in the draft Kupchak said “We always look at ways of moving up in the draft if we like a player”. You can always trade a future pick, as well, or you can also look to buy a pick.”
- Wizards New Facebook Timeline The Washington Wizards Facebook Page has a new timeline feature which features all of the greatest moments from the Bullets/Wizards storied history. Check it out!
- Christian Laettner Eyes Coaching College Basketball Christian Laettner, one of the greatest players in college basketball history, was a guest on Sirus/XM Radio's "Beyond the Brink" show with John Feinstein and Bruce Murray, and he spoke about hopefully landing a coaching position somewhere in the near future. Laettner had previous experience working with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League past season. "I want to pursue a coaching career, sure," Laettner said. "I would like to get in the big league or maybe somewhere in college and if nothing like that happens for me hopefully I can go back to the D-League next fall."
- Jeff Ruland’s Star Guard at UDC Lands Pre-Draft Workout Former Washington Bullets center and current University of District of Columbia (UDC) head coach Jeff Ruland will be at the edge of his seat watching the 2012 NBA Draft to see if his former star guard, Nigel Munson, lands with an NBA team. Munson, a Washington D.C. and former All-Met team member at DeMatha High School, participated in a Washington Wizards Pre-Draft workout on May 25. The 6-foot-2 guard played for UDC from 2009-2011 after transferring from Virginia Tech after one season. Munson averaged 6.5 assists and 19.4 points per game last season.
- Wes Unseld Narrates the Latest Wizards Magazine Alumni Association Member Wes Unseld narrated the season finale episode of Wizards Magazine's "The Journey." Wizards Magazine is broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.
- Posting Up with Stan Love Stan Love is a compelling commentator on basketball at all levels. He's one of the top three University of Oregon players of all time, a former NBA player and a father who has guided his son, Kevin, through the perils of an AAU system that he despises. The show premiered at 6 PM on Wednesday May 16.
- Earl "The Pearl" Monroe Collaborates with Renaissance Entertainment on T.V. Show NBA Hall of Famer Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, along with Select Business and Corporation Opportunities Inc., and its portfolio company Renaissance Entertainment & Media Group reach an agreement to produce the Million Dollar Challenge (MDC), a basketball based competition television show. The MDC will travel to sixteen cities to choose the teams, which consist of three men and one woman, which will ultimately lead the way to Las Vegas, Nevada for the finals. To compete in the challenge, the teams will have to register at the participating sponsor retailer in each city, with a portion of the registration fees going to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
- Bullets Great Mitch Kupchak Named to NBA Rules Committee The NBA announced that former Washington Bullets NBA Champion Mitch Kupchak was named to the NBA’s competition committee, which is in charge of determining rules changes. Previously, the committee was made up of the general manager from each of the 30 NBA teams but now the committee consists of two owners, four general managers, three head coaches and one representative from the players’ association. The other general managers are Sam Presti of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin O’Conner of the Utah Jazz, and Bryan Colangelo of the Toronto Raptors. The next meeting of the competition committee will be during the NBA Finals. One of the topics they may discuss is whether a flop is really a flop and how referees should call it.
- Legendary Tom Hammonds Inducted into the Crestview Athletic Hall of Fame Former Bullets first round draft pick Tom Hammonds heads the list of honorees of the inaugural class of the Crestview Athletic Hall of Fame, which was announced at Friday’s Red and White game at Jack Foster Stadium. Hammonds is one of ten individuals being inducted into the inaugural class of 2012, which will take place at a luncheon on Sept. 14. Crestview head football coach and athletic director Kevin Pettis said he received more than 200 nominations and more than 80 Crestview Bulldogs were nominated. “I was shocked at the number of people that emailed me,” he said. “A lot of them were nominating the same people. The guys that got in were guys that were nominated four or five different times by different people.”
- Wes Unseld Narrates the Latest Wizards Magazine Alumni Association Member Jerry Sachs narrated the latest episode of Wizards Magazine's "The Journey." Wizards Magazine is broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.
- Bullets Make Top 10 Greatest Moments in DC Sports The Washington Bullets pulled off one the most memorable moments in Washington, DC sports history when they won the 1977-78 NBA Championship. The Bullets, featuring Hall of Famers center Wes Unseld and power forward Elvin Hayes, finished the regular season with a 44-38 record and marched into the playoffs sweeping the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs in the first and second rounds of playoffs. The Eastern Conference finals saw the Bullets beating the defending conference champions, Philadelphia 76ers, in six games, and solidifying the Bullets spot in the NBA finals. The Bullets capped off a surprising run in the playoffs with a game seven victory over the Seattle SuperSonics, which brought Washington, DC its first major sports championship in over 35 years.
- Former Bullet Will Host Know Your Score Golf and Gala For the 2nd year, Bullets alum, Gus Williams, will host the 5th Annual Know Your Score Golf and Gala, which benefits Zero – the project to end prostate cancer. Williams merged his celebrity pro-am last year with Know Your Score, and this event, which takes place August 18 at Pawleys Plantation, is amassing an impressive list of celebrity participants. “Gus has really come through with getting us a strong field of celebrities,” said tournament director Heath Carter, who is also Zero’s marketing and communications director.
- Christian Laettner Keynote Speaker at WESPY Awards Alumni Association Member, Christian Laettner, addressed the crowd at the 7th Annual Windsor-Essex County Sports Person of the Year (WESPY) Awards Banquet, which recognized and celebrated local athletes around the Ontario area. Laettner spoke mostly on the importance of sports in life. “You’re going to fail on the athletic field, just like in life. But you’re also going to have successes. On the athletic field, you’ll have to work hard for success, just like in life. You’re going to need dedication, commitment, perseverance on the athletic field, and you’re going to need that in life. You’re going to be embarrassed on the athletic field. It’s about how you recover from embarrassment,” said the former Washington Wizards forward. Laettner finished his speech saying, “Give back to the community: you have to remember where you came from. Don’t ever forget about the WESPY’s, don’t ever forget about Windsor.”
- The Austin Carr Good Guy Award Winner Is... Bullets Alum, Austin Carr was known throughout his Cleveland Cavalier career for being friendly, good with media and fans, and representing the organization with class. The Austin Carr Good Guy Award made its debut seven years ago, and is given to the Cavalier player who is cooperative and understanding of the media, the community and the public. The award is voted upon and presented by the local chapter of the Pro Basketball Writers Association (PBWA). In its seventh season, the Austin Carr Good Guy Award was presented to guard Anthony Parker.
- Mayor Dave Bing Attends Walk MS Detroit Detroit Mayor and Washington Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association member Dave Bing made his first public appearance since colon surgery in March at the Walk MS Detroit, which is aimed at raising awareness and funding for multiple sclerosis research. Greeting crowds outside Comerica Park, Bing attended the walk with his wife Yvette, and is back at City Hall after being out since March 22. Bing experienced discomfort at the dentist and asked to be driven to Henry Ford Hospital. Two days later Bing, had surgery to repair a hole in his colon. Bing said he would start slowly and not work full days until his health is 100 percent. We continue to wish Dave Bing a speedy and healthy recovery.
- "The Big E" Amongst Top NBA Players from C-USA Elvin Hayes played collegiately at Houston before being the top pick in 1968. His NBA career scoring average of 21.0 points per game is second all-time amongst players from the conference to Cougars alum, Hakeem Olajuwon.
- Mad Ants Search for New Head Coach Alumni Association member Christian Laettner joined the Fort Wayne Mad Ants coaching staff earlier this season as an Assistant Coach. Team President and General Manager Jeff Potter announced that he would begin a search for a head coach for the 2012-13 NBA season. According to Potter, if Laettner would like to apply, he would be a top candidate for the position.
- Dave Bing Continues to Recover Detroit Mayor and Washington Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association member Dave Bing is expected to return to office by the end of April. You can follow Mayor Bing for more health updates on twitter @mayordavebing.
- Michael Adams Invited to Coach at Portsmouth Invitational Bullets Alumni Michael Adams recently participated as an assistant coach in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia. Sixty-four seniors from the best college basketball programs across the nation are invited to participate in a four-day, twelve-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA Team. Adams' team, lost in the championship to Roger Brown's team (97-82).
- Bob Ferry Continues Life in Basketball At age 75, Alumni Association member Bob Ferry is still surrounded by basketball. Ferry recently scouted at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational for the New Jersey Nets. Ferry served as the General Manager for the Washington Bullets when they won the franchise's only NBA title in 1978-1979.
- Michael Adams and Dudley Bradley at the Bowie Baysox Bullets alumni Michael Adams and Dudley Bradley threw out the first pitch at the Bowie Baysox game on April 21, 2012 and then talked some baseball.
- Ennis Whatley Narrates the Latest Wizards Magazine Alumni Association Member Ennis Whatley narrated the last episode of Wizards Magazine's "The Journey." Wizards Magazine is broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.
- Photos: Michael Adams at Spring Break Camp at City of Bowie Gymnasium Alumni member Michael Adams took part in coaching and speaking to campers at the City of Bowie Gymnasium.
- Photos: Phil Chenier at Spring Break Camp at Woods Academy Alumni member Phil Chenier took part in coaching and speaking to campers at the Woods Academy.
- "The Pearl" Inducted to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Alumni Association member, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe has been selected as an inductee of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Monroe played college basketball at Winston-Salem State and professionally for the Baltimore Bullets in 1967-1971 and once held the record for highest rookie total in NBA History. Monroe will be inducted on November 18, at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball.
- Earl Lloyd Inducted Into Michigan Hall of Fame Alumni Association member Earl Lloyd was among the most recent list of inductees into the Michigan Hall of Fame. Earl Lloyd was the 1st African American player in the NBA while playing for the Washington Capitals (1950-1951). He later continued his career with the Detroit Pistons as a player and a coach. The annual induction ceremony is to take place in August 2012.
- Jeff Ruland Narrates the Latest Wizards Magazine Alumni Association Member Jeff Ruland narrated the last episode of Wizards Magazine's "The Journey." Wizards Magazine is broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.
- Photos: Alumni Halftime Recognition 3/24/12 Members of the alumni association were honored during halftime of the March 24th Wizards game against the Hawks.
- Photos: Alumni Autograph Session 3/24/12 Several members of the Wizards/Bullets alumni association signed autographs for fans at the March 24th Wizards game against the Hawks.
- Photos: Alumni Chalk Talk 3/24/12 Several members of the alumni association delivered a chalk talk to fans before the March 24th Wizards game against the Hawks.
- Photos: Wizards/Bullets Alumni Weekend Dinner Members of the alumni association gathered for dinner at Carmine's during the annual Alumni Weekend.
- Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association Weekend The Bullets and Wizards Alumni Association recently held their second annual reunion, bringing together members of the Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association. Members traveled from all over the country to DC and were honored in-game during halftime. Honorees included Bob Dandridge, Tom McMillen, Wali Jones, Truck Robinson, David Vanterpool, Kevin Grevey, Tracy Murray, Stan Love, Jerry Sachs, Phil Chenier, and Bob Ferry.
- Wali Jones Hosts Basketball Camp On March 17, 2012, Wali Jones hosted the First Annual East Grand Bahama Basketball Clinic in High Rock, Grand Bahama. Boys and Girls from twenty three of the island's schools converged on the High Rock Primary School grounds to participate in the Clinic.
- Christian Laettner embraces 20th anniversary of The Shot On March 28, 1992, Christian Laettner scored a buzzer-beating jumper to lift Duke to a 104-103 win in overtime over Kentucky in the East Regional Final. Twenty years later, Laettner still remembers "the Shot" as it is infamously called. Laettner is currently an assistant coach with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants
- March Madness Alumni Association Member Austin Carr leads the list of players for most points per game in a NCAA Tournament game. Carr scored 61 points in a 112-82 win over Ohio. Also making the list is another Former Bullets player and Alumni Association member, Elvin Hayes. Hayes is listed at the #7 spot for scoring 49 points in a 94-76 win over Loyola (Illinois) in Round 1 of the 1968 NCAA Tournament.
- Dave Bing Doing Well After Surgery Detroit Mayor and Washington Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association member Dave Bing underwent surgery this past Saturday. A perforation in his intestines was repaired and he is now resting comfortably, according to Detroit Free Press. "I expect a faster-than-normal recovery due to Mayor Bing's spectacular physical health. He is in very good spirits," said Dr. Scott Dulchavsky, chairman of Henry Ford Hospital's Surgery Department. We wish Dave Bing all of the best and hope for a speedy recovery.
- Gheorghe Muresan Hosts Giant Basketball Academy Bullets Alum, Gheorghe Muresan, is hosting spring and summer basketball camps with the Giant Basketball Academy. The camps will take place in the Falls Church and Loudoun County area in Virginia. Muresan played for seven seasons in the NBA and was a member of the Bullets from 1993-1997.
- Kentucky Hall of Fame Bullets Alumni Wes Unseld and Clem Haskins are two of the first players to be inducted into the Inaugural Kentucky High School Basketball of Fame.Clem Haskins is considered one of the best big guards in the history of the state of Kentucky. Wes Unseld is known as one of the best pivot men in the history of the state. The first class of honorees will be inducted on July 14 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
- Washington, DC Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame Bullets Alumni Phil Chenier, Bob Ferry, and Earl Lloyd will be inducted into the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Capital Hilton at 6:30pm. For sponsorship opportunities please call Shaun May at 240-676-4607 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for ticket information either purchase online at www.pmi.ticketsocket.com or email Ann Marie Parish at email@example.com.
- Darrell Walker Joins Knicks Staff Alumni Association member, Darrell Walker, is one of the newest assistant coaches for the New York Knicks. Walker played in the NBA for 10 years with numerous teams including the Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls. He was also the head coach for the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards as well as a head coach with the Washington Mystics.
- Earl "The Pearl" Shares Pearls of Wisdom As a part of his Diabetes Restaurant Month Tour with Merck and & Co., Bullets Alumni Earl Monroe recently interviewed with the Washington Times. Monroe spoke about his disease openly and how he has now accepted his diabetes as a part of his life today. He also offered his insight on what basketball is like for him today compared to when he played professionally.
- Rick Mahorn Becomes Principal for the Day Bullets Alumni Rick Mahorn recently had the chance to be the principal for the day at Highland Park Community High School in Detroit, Michigan where he currently resides. Mahorn said it was his childhood dream to be a principal. Mahorn participated in one on one sessions with students who were scheduled to meet with the principal that day. After school, Mahorn talked to the boys basketball team and encouraged them to work hard and stay in school.
- Phil Chenier Narrates the Latest Wizards Magazine Alumni Association Member Phil Chenier narrated the last episode of Wizards Magazine's "The Journey." Wizards Magazine is broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.
- Photos: Bob Dandridge Reads to Kids Alumni Association members Kevin Grevey & Bob Dandridge and current Wizards player JaVale McGee participated in Read Across America Day by reading to kids at local schools in the Washington DC and Virginia area.
- Darrell Walker at the National Gallery of Art In February, Bullets Alum Darrell Walker did a discussion with the National Gallery of Art to discuss his collection of African American art and art of the African Diaspora with Professor Michael D. Harris. Walker began to collect art during his travels as an NBA player, and has important collections of modern and contemporary art that have been exhibited throughout the country. He has dedicated himself to educational and philanthropic causes to preserve and showcase African American culture.
- Photos: Season Ticket Hold Chalk Talk 2/29/12 Several members of the Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association including Kevin Grevey, Gheorghe Muresan and Awvee Storey met with Wizards season ticket holders.
- Dick Motta & Bernard King Nominated for NBA Hall of Fame Bullets Alumni Association members Dick Motta and Bernard King are two of the twelve finalists being considered for the NBA Hall of Fame. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this past week at the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando, Florida, that the Class of 2012 will be unveiled at the NCAA Final Four in April. Dick Motta was Head Coach of five different NBA teams, including the Washington Bullets 1978 National Championship team. Bernard King was a four-time NBA All-Star and averaged over 22 points per game during his 15-year career. He played four seasons with the Bullets from 1987-1991 and was college teammate of current Wizards General Manager, Ernie Grunfeld, at the University of Tennessee.
- Jeff Ruland & the UDC Firebirds Final Game Bullets Alumni Association member, Jeff Ruland, and the UDC Firebirds lost their last game of the season (75-85) against C.W. Post. The team, however, will compete in the ECC Men’s Basketball Championship on March 3, 2012 at 7:30pm. The opponent is TBD. Jeff Ruland recently did an interview on the Mike Wise show on 106.7 The Fan. Jeff Ruland is the Head Coach of the University of District of Columbia men’ basketball team and led the Firebirds to a 22-4 season compared to their season record of 1-20 in 2009-10.
- Photos: American Express Chalk Talk Photos of Kevin Grevey and Bob Dandridge at the American Express Chalk Talk on February 22, 2012.
- Photos: UDC Practice with Jeff Ruland Photos of Jeff Ruland coaching his UDC team.
- Jeff Malone Named in Top Five Players at Mississippi State In accordance with Mississippi State University's 100 Years of Basketball Celebration, MSU fans voted for their "Starting Five." Jeff Malone was one of the five selected. Malone played for the bulldogs in 1980-83, is the school's all-time scoring leader with 2,142 points. He was a three-time All-SEC guard (1981-83) as a four-year starter.
- Jeff Malone Spring Break Camp Jeff Malone will be hosting an ALL-STAR Basketball Spring Break Camp March 12-15 in Chandler, Arizona. For more information, call 480-963-3997 Ext. 181
- Bowie State's Final Home Game Larry Stewart and the Bowie State Bulldogs will host Washington Adventist Unviersity for their final home game on Saturday, February 25 at 7pm. The Bulldogs current record is 20-5.
- Like Father, Like Daughter It's no surprise that Pervis Ellison's daughter Aja Ellison, is following in her father's footsteps. Aja Ellison is having a breakout sophomore season and put up a line of 12 points, 8 rebounds (four on offense), and four blocked shots as the team claimed the program's first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament crown.
- Michael Adams Makes List of Best Players from Boston College Bullets Alumni member Michael Adams makes the list of best NBA players who also played for Boston College. Adams averaged 13.9 points per game while at Boston College from 1982 to 1985.
- Larry Stewart & the Bowie State Bulldogs Alumni Association member Larry Stewart continues to coach the Bowie State Bulldogs to a winning season. The Bulldogs are currently 19-4 after recently beating Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (69-63). Their next game is on February 18 at 4pm against Virginia State University.
- Jeff Ruland and UDC Firebirds on a Five Game Winning Streak Bullets Alum and UDC Head Coach, Jeff Ruland, continues to lead his team with a record of 19-3. With the regular season coming to an end, the Firebirds have four games left. Their next game is Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30pm against Mercy College.
- Pervis Ellison Coaching High School Basketball Team Bullets Alumni Association member Pervis Ellison is the Head Coach for Life Center Academy, a private high school in Burlington, New Jersey. The team record is currently 4-6. Life Center Academy Warriors play again on March 5 against St. Benedict Prep.
- Catching Up With Bernard King Bullets Alum Bernard King was recently interviewed by New York Magazine.
- Bernie Bickerstaff's Coaching Career Assistant Coach of the 1978 Bullets Championship Team, Bernie Bickerstaff, has had a successful coaching career. The University of San Diego newspaper, The Vista, recently wrote an article on his coaching accolades.
- Congratulations Austin Carr for Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award Bullets Alumni Association member Austin Carr received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission on February 9, 2012 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Currently, Austin Carr serves as the Director of Community and Business Development for the Cavaliers and is a full-time analyst for the Cavaliers Television Network.
- Laettner Stars Coaching in Minor Leagues Alumni Christian Laettner is back in basketball as an assistant coach in the NBA-Development league for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
- Rick Malhorn plans to read to Audience for Motown Winter Blast Alumni Rick Marhorn will read to audiences along with Detroit's first lady Yvette Bing, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee and others at the Motown Winter Blast to entertain children and promote donations to the children's book drive at the Festival.
- The Night that Changed College Basketball On January 20, 1968, Bullets Alumni Elvin Hayes and the Houston Cougars changed college basketball forever. The Houston Cougars defeated the UCLA Bruins. It was the first NCAA regular season game that was broadcast nationally on prime time television. Houston pulled the stunning 71-69 upset on a pair of late free throws by Hayes.
- Tom McMillen Narrates the Latest Wizards Magazine Alumni Association Member Tom McMillen narrated the last episode of Wizards Magazine's "The Journey." Wizards Magazine is broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.
- Phil Chenier Celebrates Chinese New Year Alumni Phil Chenier also participated in the Chinese New Year Game by introducing the game in Mandarin Chinese.
- New Alumni Association Website The Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association website has been revamped, visit the alumni website for all your alumni news.
- Dudley Bradley Makes the List of the Five Most Memorable N.C. State vs. UNC games With March Madness just around the corner, college conference matchups are really heating up. Bullets alumni and UNC graduate, Dudley Bradley was recently included in a list of the top five most memorable NC State vs UNC games (1979) for his game winning dunk which occurred after he stole the ball from Wolfpack guard, Clyde Austin.
- Gus Williams and His High School Math Teacher Alumni Association member Gus Williams is one of several NBA players who graduated from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Williams graduated from Mount Vernon High School thirty minutes north of Manhattan. Carolyn Watters was a beloved math teacher at Mount Vernon and played an important role in Williams basketball career. Watters was recently interviewed about some of her favorite teaching moments.
- Dave Bing Heads Back to his Alma Mater Syracuse University Earlier this month, Bullets Alumni Dave Bing traveled back to his alma mater, Syracuse University, to be the keynote speaker for the school's 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Carrier Dome. Bing encouraged students to "work for change."
- Jeff Ruland: Still a Collegiate Legend Bullets Alumni Jeff Ruland is the Head Coach of the University of District of Columbia Men's Basketball team. The team continues to play well with a 16-3 record. In addition to Ruland's success as a coach, he was also one of the most successful players at Iona College. Ruland was recently interviewed about his playing days at Iona.
- Christian Laettner is a New Assistant Coach Alumni Association member Christian Laettner is the newest assistant coach to join the Mad Ants of the NBA D-League in Sioux Falls. The Mad Ants will likely have Laettner work primarily with centers and power forwards. Laettner spent thirteen seasons in the NBA.
- Kevin Grevey Narrates Wizards Magazine This year for Wizards Magazine, a Bullets/Wizards alum is doing the narration for each show. Kevin Grevey took on the role of narrator for episode two.
- Wes Unseld named Louisville Men's Basketball #1 Player of All Time Alumni Wes Unseld was recently named the number one player of all time on the Louisville Cardinals Men's Basketball Team. He attended the University of Louisville from 1965-1968. He averaged 20.6 points per game, 18.9 rebounds per game. He also led the conference in rebounding in 1966, 1967 and 1968. He led Louisville to a 60-22 record.
- Jack Marin Interviews with Sports Radio NY Bullets Alumni, Jack Marin, recently did an interview on Sports Radio NY. He speaks fondly of his time as a Washington Bullet.
- Jim Chones Calls the Play-by-Play Bullets Alum, Jim Chones, is the game color radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tune in to the Cavaliers Radio Network to listen to him call the games. Fellow play-by-play announcer, John Michael, says "Jim is a confident professional. And I've enjoyed every minute of working with him on the air and getting to know him off of it. He's a deep, philosophical individual, and that has become explicitly clear in the last two weeks. He has a deep thinking process."
- Bob Dandridge & Kevin Grevey Appearance for NBC4's Health & Fitness Expo On Friday, January 13, Alumni Association Members Bob Dandridge and Kevin Grevey made an appearance at the 2012 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
- Assistant Head Coach Larry Stewart & Bowie State Bulldogs Are 10-2 Bullets Alum & Associate Head Coach for Bowie State University Men's Basketball Team, Larry Stewart now has an overall record of 10-2 after recently defeating Saint Augustine's College (75-71). Their next game is at home against Johnson C. Smith University on January 19, 2012 at 7:30pm.
- Jeff Ruland & the UDC Firebirds Ranked 22 in the Nation Bullets Alum, Jeff Ruland, continues to coach the UDC Firebirds to a 13-2 overall record. Their next game is at home on January 18, 2012 against Mercy at 7:30 pm.
- Bob Dandridge Narrates Wizards Magazine This year for Wizards Magazine, a Bullets/Wizards alum is doing the narration for each show. Bob Dandridge took on the role of narrator for episode one.
- Bullets Alumni Visit Wizards & Mystics Camp Kevin Grevey took some time to impart some of his knowledge of the game to campers at the Wizards and Mystics holiday camps.
- Catching Up with Rick Mahorn Alumni Rick Mahorn recently caught up with "A Drink With Chicago", a Chicago-based human interest blog, to talk about the current state of the NBA, his playing days, and his childhood.
- Austin Carr Chats with Kyrie Irving Former Bullet and current Cleveland Cavaliers color commentator Austin Carr recently chatted with Kyrie Irving. Both players were number 1 draft picks by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Bowie State Ranked 15 in NCAA Division II Associate Head Coach, Larry Stewart continues to have success at Bowie State. Bowie State University's recent home win over Goldey-Beacom College moves the team to 8-1 overall. This marks the team's fifth win in a row and keeps their home winning streak alive at 14 games.
- Jeff Ruland and UDC Firebirds Move to 10-1 After a 20-day break, Jeff Ruland's UDC Firebirds defeated Dominican College 74-63 on December 30, 2011.
- Mitch Kupchak is Excited to Get Back to Basketball Mike Kupchak, a member of the 1978 Bullets Championship team, shares how excited he is for the 2011-2012 NBA season to commence.
- Hayes Among Top 11 to Wear 11 Elvin Hayes was voted by SI as one of the top 11 athletes to wear #11. Others on the list include Bob McAdoo, Phil Simms, Isiah Thomas and Mark Messier.
- McMillen at Fight for Children's Fight Night Tom McMillen attended the big charity dinner in DC, "Fight For Children's Annual Fight Night."
- King, Motta Among 2012 Nominees for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Alumni Association members Bernard King and Dick Motta will be up for vote for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
- Wizards Veterans Day Tribute featuring Alumni Alumni Association members Bob Dandridge, Kevin Grevey as well as Wizards GM, Ernie Grunfeld, recorded a message in honor of Veteran's Day. The video aired on the Wizards website.
- Buckhantz and Chenier Reunited for American University Broadcasts Wizards broadcasters Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier (Bullets Alumni) will be calling basketball games together once again this season. Comcast SportsNet will broadcast six American University games this season, four featuring the duo.
- Michael Adams' Interesting Free Throw Shooting Alumni Association member Michael Adams shot an impressive 84.9% from the free throw line throughout the course of his 11 year NBA career.
- Mitch Kupchak Volunteers During Lockout During cancelled Laker home games instead of assembling a roster, Lakers General Manager and former Bullet Mitch Kupchak assembled care packages for the homeless.
- A Very Muresan Halloween Thanks to 2K Sports, basketball fans could print out and create their own Gheorghe Muresan masks to celebrate the holiday. Encouraged to supplement the former Bullet's face with a classic 77 jersey and stilts, trick-or-treaters paid their homage to one of the tallest players in NBA history. Masks of several other fan favorites were available on the video game's Facebook page, including fellow Wizards alum Popeye Jones.
- Wes Unseld: 10 Greatest Center Draft Classes in NBA History Wes Unseld was drafted second overall in 1968 and along with several other centers made 1968 one of the 10 best center draft classes of all time.
- Christian Laettner Coaches Villains On October 24, former Wizards forward Christian Laettner coached a team of Villains in a charity all-star game at University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena. The crowd, remembering Laettner's famous shot in the 1992 NCAA tournament, loudly booed the ex-Duke Blue Devil, making it nearly impossible to hear his name. Laettner however got the last laugh, with his team pulling out a 152-149 overtime victory, in which he was cheered for wiping the floor in the spot where he hit his mark and during his subsequent ejection for arguing a call in the fourth quarter. Video
- The Bernie and Ernie Show Together at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld would become the BERNIE and ERNIE Show, a High-Scoring duo for the Volunteers.
- How Bernard King Would Fair Today ESPN Insider's "What if they played now?" series looks translate the statistics of stars of the 1980s and 1990s to the present-day environment to give an idea of how they might have stacked up to their contemporaries. This round featured Bernard King.
- Motta Heralded as Top Coach Motta won Coach of the Year while he was coaching the Bulls in 1971 and was named by this list as one of the 25 most important Bulls of all time.
- Haskins Makes List of Top College Coaches Clem Haskins led the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a school-record 31 victories and the program's only Final Four appearance in 1997 and was named on this list as one of the top 100 college basketball coaches of all time.
- Jim Chones Inducted into Racine County Sports Hall of Fame Before he was a star in the NBA, Bullets alum Jim Chones won United Press International Wisconsin Player of the Year during his senior year after leading his team to a state championship and a perfect 26-0 season. On October 27, Jim will be honored for his accomplishments and inducted into the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame.
- Elvin Hayes - CieAura Announces Partnership with NBA and WNBA CieAura sells wellness products and Bullets alum Elvin Hayes is on the Board of Directors. A number of NBA & WNBA players in the leagues currently promote these products, especially these CX2 Plus wristband.
- The Father of Midnight Madness Before becoming a Rhodes Scholar and playing in the NBA, Tom McMillen was part of the University of Maryland squad that participated in the original Midnight Madness. In 1970, the team held midnight practice to kick off the season. Now, over 30 years later it is a tradition that engulfs campuses across the country.
- Bullets on Stan Love Former Bullets first-round pick Stan Love talks about his career, an interesting family history, life before and after basketball and more.
- Dave Bing - From NBA Star to Entrepreneur After Bing's retirement from professional basketball, he opened Bing Steel, in 1980. The company started earning profits in the second year, with General Motors as their first major client. Bing was awarded 'The National Minority Small Business Person of The Year', in 1985. The company transformed itself into a conglomerate 'Bing Group', which among other things also supplies metal stampings for the automobile industry.
- Inside the Trade of Earl "The Pearl" The trade of Earl "The Pearl" Monroe from the Baltimore Bullets to the New York Knicks in November 1971 provided a fascinating window into the future of the modern NBA. This is the story of that deal.
- Buck Johnson - Best Players from Alabama Buck Johnson played seven seasons in the NBA averaging 9.1 points, good for 6th all-time amongst players from the Crimson Tide. During his college days, Johnson averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
- Career Recap of Kevin Porter An article profiling the career highlights of Kevin Porter, a former Bullets point guard. In his ten years in the NBA, Porter led the league in assists four times, including setting multiple single-game records.
- Chenier and Ferry Inducted to Washington Basketball HOF Former Bullet Phil Chenier and former Bullets GM Danny Ferry were inducted into the Washington Basketball Hall of Fame along with the late Len Bias, Johnny Holliday, Rich Chvotkin and Stu Vetter.
- Chris Whitney Named Charlotte Bobcats Director of Player Development The Charlotte Bobcats have hired Wizards alumni Chris Whitney as their new Director of Player Development. An 11-year NBA veteran, Whitney remains the team's all-time career leader in free-throw percentage (.885). “His experience and the great respect that players around the league have for him makes Chris the ideal person to help our players continue to be positive contributors in our community" Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins said.
- Dave Bing: Relentless Former Bullets guard Dave Bing talks about overcoming a career-threatening eye injury during his career. This clip includes highlights and commentary of his return to playing basketball.
- Dan Roundfield's pro career hard-earned The Story of how former Bullet Dan Roundfield found success on the court through hard work and determination. During his successful career he made three All-Star teams and five All-Defensive teams
- Kevin Grevey: Basketball to Business Kevin Grevey and his son Kevin Jr. have opened Frozenyo, a self-serve a la carte style frozen yogurt franchise in Washington. Kevin Jr., a business management major at George Mason University, is managing the day to day operations.
- Doug Overton to be Inducted into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame On October 22, Doug Overton was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Well done Doug!
- Larry Stewart Promoted Bullets/Wizards alumni member Larry Stewart was promoted to associate head men's basketball coach for Bowie State. Stewart has been with Bowie State for three years.
- Elvin Hayes & Bernard King Listed Among 10 Most Underrated Scorers in NBA History Hayes led the league in scoring his rookie season with 28.4 points per game, and finished with a career average of 21.0. After leading the league in scoring with the Knicks in 1984-85, King then averaged 28.4 points with the Bullets at age 34 in his second to last season. The list also includes former original Baltimore Bullets center Walt Bellamy.
- Former Bullets First-Round Pick Malone Honored for His Collegiate Career Former Bullet Jeff Malone along with tennis star Hugh Thomson and former football coach Jackie Sherrill represented the 2011 class of the Mississippi State University Sports Hall of Fame. The trio was inducted into the Hall of Fame and honored prior to the MSU - South Carolina football game on October 15.
- Gus Williams Appears on Comcast Newsmakers The former Bullets and Supersonics player, Gus Williams was recently interviewed by a local news station about his involvement with the Lenny Wilkens Foundation. The Foundation was founded by Lenny Wilkins, Hall of Fame Player & Coach and has raised over $2 million during the past decade to help hundreds of families in the Pacific Northwest.
- Dave Bing and Bernard King Underrated Both Bullets alumni are considered two of the most underrated players in NBA team history.
- Bob Dandridge is Considered one of Best NBA Players Born in Virginia These are the best NBA players who were born in the state of Virginia. All players who averaged 15.0 or more points per Game are listed. To date, some 50 players who were born in Virginia have gone on to play in the NBA.
- Laettner Holds Hoop Clinic The city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Christian Laettner Basketball Academy in providing basketball clinics at Peck Gymnasium.
- Secretary of Defense: Dudley Bradley Bradley earned the nickname while he was playing at the University of North Carolina, by making a huge play in an epic ACC showdown against rival North Carolina State.
- Kevin Grevey Sets Great Example Kevin Grevey recently visited a Wizards & Mystics summer camp. He discusses the importance of fundamentals.
- 'E' As In Extraordinary Hall of Famer and Bullets legend Elvin Hayes discusses his one-of-a-kind basketball background and his favorite moments.
- Restaurant Spotlight: Grevey's Grevey's is a Merrifield restaurant owned by former NBA shooting guard Kevin Grevey who, back when the Wizards were the Bullets, helped the team to a championship in 1978.
- Michael Adams listed as Top Five Point Guard in Denver Nuggets History Former Bullets point guard, Michael Adams, was named by Yahoo! Sports as a top 5 point guard in Denver Nuggets history. Adams played eleven seasons in the NBA. He played four seasons with the Nuggets before returning to Washington. Adams played his second season in the nation's capital prior to playing for Denver.
- Catching Up with Awvee Storey Former Wizards player, Awvee Storey, has been busy. In addition to attending Wizards & Mystics summer camp, he is also assisting with the Washington Mystics and working out with injured forward, Monique Currie.
- King Discusses Being Inducted Into Hall of Fame GoVolsXtra speaks with Bernard King after he was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on July 27. King is considered one of the best UT basketball players in history. He played for Tennessee from 1974-1977.
- Alumni Member and Current Wizards GM named to Best Tennessee Players of All-Time Alumni Member, Bernard King, and Current Wizards GM, Ernie Grunfeld are listed as two of the best all-time players from the University of Tennessee. The duo, known as the "Ernie and Bernie Show" while at UT remain close. King was drafted 7th overall in the 1977 NBA Draft. His biggest accomplishment was Christmas Day in 1984 when King scored 60 points in one game. Only 20 players in NBA history have ever scored that many points in one game. Grunfeld was drafted 11th overall in the 1977 NBA Draft. Grunfeld played nine years in the NBA and average 7.4 points per game.
- Former Bullets, Larry Wright and James Jones, to be honored by Grambling State University On July 15th, Larry Wright and James Jones will be inducted into the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame in Grambling, Louisiana. Larry played 3 seasons at Grambling State from 1973-1976. He left after his junior year to enter the 1976 NBA Draft, where he was drafted 14th overall by the Washington Bullets. James Jones played four seasons for Grambling State from 1963-1967. James was drafted by the NBA Baltimore Bullets and ABA's New Orleans Buccaneers.
- Gheorghe Muresan participates in a New World Record On Saturday June 18, Gheorge Muresan participated in setting a world record for most children dribbling a mini basketball at one time. The event was hosted by the Premier Basketball League team, Maryland GreenHawks, and their Green Hoops for Hope foundation.
- NBPA Sportcaster Program quickly becoming a Success for Former and Current NBA Players The National Basketball Players Association has partnered with Syracuse University to teach former and current players how to have a career as a broadcaster. Currently alumni member, Rich Rinaldi, holds the position for the players association as career counselor. Former Wizards players involved with the Sportscaster U program include Shaun Livingston and Earl Boykins. Alumni, Awvee Storey is involved with a similar program that is focused on coaching.
- Photos: Wizards Recognize Bullets/Wizards Alumni Photo gallery of former Bullets/Wizards being recognized at a Wizards game.
- Wizards Launch Alumni Association In an effort to honor the proud past of the Washington Bullets and Wizards, Executive Vice President Greg Bibb announced that the organization has created a Washington Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association.