Your guide to breaking news, recruiting updates and important offers from
TSLMail is powered by our sponsor:
|Welcome to TSLMail #230 - Friday, June 9, 2006||
To Remove Yourself From This Email List:
See the instructions directly to the left.
To Change Your Email Address:
If you wish to remove yourself from our mailing list:
Thanks, and we hope we haven't inconvenienced you.
|Advertise on TechSideline.com!|
TechSideline.com has come a long way since its conception in 1996. We are the #1 media source and community covering Virginia Tech athletics; producing an average of 110,000 unique viewers and over 7 million page views each month.
We reach a coveted demographic (you know who you are) 24/7, 12 months out of the year. Furthermore, TechSideline.com provides a powerful advertising opportunity, leveraging our unique two-way medium to clearly and precisely communicate our sponsor's marketing goals to our loyal community. This permission marketing approach has resulted in unprecedented marketing success for all our sponsors, "brick and mortar" and dot-com alike.
Each custom sponsorship varies in investment according to the desired target reach, frequency, geographic territory, category, and/or time your campaign requires. In a nutshell, our custom targeted sponsorships allow you to focus your message and product to the right customers in the right market at the right time.
|MaroonHelmet.com, the Official E-commerce Sponsor of TSL|
|Tech Sports News|
The most famous Virginia Tech alums that went on to play in the NBA are Bimbo Coles and Dell Curry, the top two scorers in Hokie history. They both played in the NBA for a long time, and both hold some impressive marks for their respective franchises.
Curry spent most of his career with the Charlotte Hornets. After being drafted by the Utah Jazz, and then playing in Cleveland for one season, he spent the next 10 years of his career in Charlotte. They were the best years of his career. The 1988-89 season was the first season of the new Charlotte franchise, and Curry averaged 11.9 points per game for them that season.
Curry played his final season in Charlotte in 1997-98. He was the last remaining member of the original Hornets expansion team. He moved on to Milwaukee, where he played one season, and finished out the final three years of his career in Toronto. He retired after the 2001-02 season.
Curry will go down in history as one of the top players in Hornets history, and one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. Curry’s 9,389 points are a franchise record for the Hornets. He won the NBA Sixth Man Award in 1993-94 after averaging 16.3 points per game, despite not starting a single game during the season. He hit 40.2% of his 3-point attempts during his career, which is 17th all-time. He made 1,245 3-pointers during his career, which is 14th all-time.
Curry averaged 11.7 points per game during his career, despite starting just 99 games over the course of 16 seasons.
Bimbo Coles also enjoyed a nice career in the NBA. He played 14 seasons and was a member of six different franchises. Coles started his career with the Miami Heat in 1990, and he ended it with the Heat in 2004. Coles played in 852 career games in the NBA, starting 354 of them.
Coles averaged 7.8 points per game during his career and dished out a total of 3,313 assists. He also had 735 steals and averaged just 1.5 turnovers per game. His assist ratio (the percentage of a player’s possessions that ends in an assist) of 29.41 is 66th all-time in the NBA since 1978.
Coles ranks first in Heat history in assists with 1,946. He is also fourth in steals with 455, and fifth in points with 4,003.
Neither Curry nor Coles became stars in the NBA, but they were solid players who could make major contributions for their teams, as you can tell from the longevity of their careers. They also pocketed a nice sum of money from their careers in the NBA.
In 1998, Dell Curry was the third highest paid player on the Charlotte Hornets roster. He made over $3.6 million, and only Vlade Divac and Glen Rice made more money that season.
By 2002, Curry was in his
16th season in the NBA, and he was making $2.1 million with the Toronto Raptors,
which sounds like a lot (and it is). However, only seven of the 18 players on
Toronto’s roster that season made less money than Curry.
Of course, salary caps are set by how long a player has been in the league. If a player has been in the league a certain amount of time, there is a minimum salary that he has to be paid. For example, rookies in the NBA during the 2005-06 season have to be paid a base salary of at least $398,762. Not bad, for a guy who might never see any playing time. During the 2005-06 season, players with 10 or more years of experience have to be paid at least $1,138,500.
So at the end of his
career, Dell Curry was making much more than the minimum salaries for a player
his age, showing that the Raptors felt he still added a lot of value to the
team. However Bimbo Coles was making about what the minimum salary for veterans
would have been in 2004, when he was paid $1.07 million. Coles got just 7.7
minutes per game during his final season and scored 28 points in 22 games.
|TechSideline.com Pass - Your Ultimate Ticket to Hokie Sports!|
For more info on TechSideline Pass, and to subscribe, click here.
-- Will Stewart
|TechSideline.com Updates From the Past Week|
|TSLMail is a trademark of TechSideline.com - Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved|