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Miami Heat

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Chapters: Kobe Bryant - Shaquille O'Neal feud, Miami Heat all-time roster, Heat-Knicks rivalry, 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, 2006 NBA Finals, Bulls-Heat rivalry, Miami Heat draft history, List of Miami Heat broadcasters, List of Miami Heat seasons, Heat-Pistons rivalry, Midwest Division, Atlantic Division, The Heat Is On, Micky Arison, Jorge Sedano, Ted Arison, Eric Reid, Southeast Division, Michael Baiamonte. Excerpt: The Miami Heat is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. The team is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play their home games at American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami. The team is owned by Micky Arison, coached by Erik Spoelstra and managed by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley. The Heat were formed in 1988 as an expansion franchise along with the Charlotte Hornets and they along with the Orlando Magic are the only two NBA franchises to represent the state of Florida. Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 15 out of 23 seasons, captured eight division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4-2. According to Forbes Magazine, in 2010 the value of the franchise was $425 million. In Florida, a state devoid of NBA franchises, groups from Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Miami all vied to land franchises. The Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority eventually endorsed a group led by NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham and former sports agent (and lifelong friend of Cunningham's) Lewis Schaffel, who received their financial backing from Carnival Cruise Lines founder Ted Arison, who would be majority owner. Day-to-day operations would be handled by minority shareholders Cunningham and Schaffel. In April 1987, the NBA expansion committee endorsed the bids of the cities of Charlotte and Minneapolis. However, the committee was split between awarding the third and final franchise to Miami or Orlando, causing representatives from both cities to toss barbs at the other. Finally, it was decided that the NBA would expand by 4 teams, with the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat debuting for the 1988-89 season and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic beginning for the 1989-90 season. At the survey for the choice of the name, Miami Heat defeated Miami Vice, the famous detective show set among the palms of South Beac

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Titre: Miami Heat
Sous-titre: Kobe Bryant - Shaquille O'Neal feud, Miami Heat all-time roster, Heat-Knicks rivalry, 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, 2006 NBA Finals, Bulls-Heat rivalry, Miami Heat draft history, List of Miami Heat broadcasters, List of Miami Heat seasons
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Code EAN: 9781156781449
ISBN: 978-1-156-78144-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre: Sport
nombre de pages: 40
Poids: 91g
Taille: H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Année: 2011