The 2008 NBA Finals were held June 5 through June 17, 2008, to decide the champion of the 2007–08 NBA season, and conclude the season's playoffs. The Boston Celtics, top-seeded champions of the Eastern Conference, defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, top-seeded champions of the Western Conference, four games to two in a best-of-seven series. This was Boston's first title since 1986 during the Larry Bird era and 17th overall. 2008 marked the first time since 2000 that the top seeds from both ...
August 20 — Kevin Duckworth, American NBA All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers (born 1964) September 5 — Bob Cluggish , American BAA player (New York Knicks) (born 1917) September 5 — Doyle Parrack , American college coach ( Oklahoma City , Oklahoma ) (born 1921)
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The 2008 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, including international players from non-North American professional leagues. According to the NBA, 44 players, 39 collegiate players and five international players, filed as early-entry candidates for the 2008 NBA Draft.
The 2008–09 NBA season was the 63rd season of the National Basketball Association. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals, four games to one. The 2008 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2008, and Derrick Rose was selected first overall by the Chicago Bulls and eventually was awarded the 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The 2009 NBA All-Star Game was hosted at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. The Western Conference All-Stars defeated the Eastern Conference ...
2008 ( MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade. Calendar year.
The 2008 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game played on February 17, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, home of the New Orleans Hornets. The game was the 57th edition of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game and was played during the 2007–08 NBA season. This was the first time that New Orleans had hosted the All-Star Game and was the city's first major professional sporting event since the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The city was ...
The following is a list of all team-to-team transactions that have occurred in the National Basketball Association during the 2008–09 NBA season.It lists what team each player has been traded to, signed by, or claimed by, and for which players or draft picks, if applicable.