Texas Tech Basketball: News, Coach, Players and History

Texas Tech Basketball: News, Coach, Players and History 

Introduction: Basketball

It is a team sport which involves two teams of 5 players each opposing each other on a rectangular court with the aim of shooting a basketball through the hoop at the end of the opposition court while preventing the team from shooting their own hoop.

Characteristics of Basketball

  1. It is played by 10 teams, 5 on each team.
  2. The game is played by both men and women.
  3. The game can be played both indoor and outdoor.
  4. The game is played globally.
  5. The first game was played on December 21, 1891.
  6. It was first played at Springfield, Massachusetts in the US The game is played by the players who move the ball by bouncing while walking or running.

The Top 6 Nba Teams Of All Time

The NBA is the biggest basketball league in the world and is the highest point of fame that any franchise would like to achieve. Great basketballs teams have passed through the league and all the great players they have produced which has adorned the league history forever. To learn about the top 6 NBA teams in its history, stick around to the end of this article to learn more:

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1) 2015-2016 Cleveland Cavaliers:

This team was the first and only team to come back from a 1-3 deficit in the NBA finals to win it 4-3 which made it the first team in the league history to do so. In the previous season, the Cleveland cavaliers lost to the Golden state warriors in 6 games in the NBA finals but the following year they came back more robust and assertive backed up by two of their best players “Lebron James and Kyrie Irving” who were bagging an average of 104.3 points per game. Their journey to the finals wasn’t an easy one as they defeated teams like Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors to claim a spot in the finals

2) 1966-1967 Philadelphian 76ers:

They got off to a perfect start then took the whole league by storm, Led by Wilt Chamberlain they won the NBA finals. In the finals, they defeated anqd destroyed the Boston Celtics 4-1 to claim the NBA championship

3) 2000-2001 Los Angeles Lakers:

They won the NBA Championship by destroying every team on the path and this team produced 2 of the greats in the history of the NBA which were: Shaq and Kobe Bryant. Analysts say that that season was considered the time Kobe Bryant actually reached the actual superstar status.

4) 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers:  

The team had the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabber, and James Worthy which made one of the most iconic squad in the history of the NBA. They destroyed every team on the way on the way to the finals and also defeated the Boston Celtics in the finals.  

5) 1990-91 Chicago Bulls: 

They were the team that handed Michael Jordan his first NBA title in his career, Although their regular seasons wins were not too impressive their playoff performance was electric and this was crucial to them being ranked 6th on this table.

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6) 1985-86 Boston Celtics:  

During the 80s, this teams deserved to be the best of all time. Not only did they have an impressive season but they have MVPs namely: Larry Bid, Bill Walton, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale. With all  these impressive stats they had; it was enough for them to be crowned NBA champions of their season.

Texas Tech Basketball  

This team can also be known as the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team and they represent Texas Tech university in basketball. The team competes in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), and as been a regular in the Big 12 Conference since its inception in 1996 but it has  featured in other conferences like the Border Conference and Southwest Conference. The team was founded in 1925 and has won 13 regular season conference championship, it has also made 19 appearance in the NCAA tournament as of the 2021-2022.  

• The team has played all of its home games at the United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas

since 1999 and the arena has a population of 15,300 seats.

• The present head coach of the team is Mark Adams

• The Athletic director of the team is Kirby HocuttTexas Tech Basketball

List Of All Coaches Of Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Team Since Its Inception

Since its inception, The team has had 18 coaches since its inception in the 1925-26 season and they are:

1) Grady Higginbotham (1925-1927)

2) Victor Payne (1927-1930)

3) W.L. Golightly (1930-1931)

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4) Dell Morgan (1931-1934)

5) Virgil Ballard (1934-1935)

6) Berl Huffman (1935-1942), (1946-1947)

7) Polk Robison (1943-1946), (1947-1961)

8) Gene Gibson (1961-1969)

9) Bob Bass (1969-1970)

10) Gerald Myers (1970-1991)

11) James Dickey (1991-2001)

12) Bob Knight (2001-2008)

13) Pat Knight (2008-2011)

14) Billy Gillisipie (2011-2012)

15) Chris Walker (2012-2013)

16) Tubby Smith (2013-2016)

17) Chris Beard (2016-2021)

18) Mark Adams (2021- Present)

Texas Tech Red Raiders Roster  

1) Chibuzor Agbo  

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 220 Ibs

2) KJ Allen  

Position: Point Forward

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 255 Ibs

3) Adonis Arms  

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 200 Ibs

4) Daniel Batcho

Position: Point ForwardHeight: 6’11”

Weight: 235 Ibs

5) Kevin McCullar

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 210 Ibs

6) Clarence Nadonly  

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 200 Ibs

7) Kevin Obanor:  

Position: Point Forward

Height: 6’8”

Weight: 235 Ibs

8) Marcus Santos-Silva  

Position: Point Forward

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 250 Ibs

9) Terrence Shannon Jr.  

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 215 Ibs

10) Jaylon Tyson  

Position: Point Forward

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 185 Ibs

11) Davion Warren

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 205 Ibs

12) Bryson Williams

Position: Point Forward.

Height: 6’8”

Weight:240 Ibs

13) Mykie Wilson

Position: Shooting Guard.

Height: 6’3”

Weight:  230 Ibs

Texas Tech Basketball Current stats 2021/22

According to the final Associated Press Top 25 college basketball ranking of the regular season which was released on March, The Texas Tech men’s basketball team slipped to 14th place.

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