Tommy Amaker (born 1965) is the head coach of the Harvard Crimson men's
basketball team, playing in the American NCAA Division I. As point guard
for Duke under Mike Krzyzewski, he was an All-American player, earning
the first NABC Defensive Player of the Year award. He was a Duke
assistant coach for nine seasons (including for the 1990–91 and
1991–92 National Champion teams). He coached Seton Hall to postseason
tournaments in each of his four seasons there, and won the 2004 National
Invitation Tournament coaching the Michigan Wolverines. As Harvard men's
basketball coach, Amaker was the first coach to lead the Crimson to
victory over a ranked opponent. The 2010–11 team became the first
Harvard team to earn a share of the Ivy League championship, and the
2011–12 team became the first to appear in the Associated Press and
Coaches Polls. Amaker's 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15
teams repeated as Ivy League champions. The 2012–13 team gave Harvard
its first NCAA tournament victory, and the 2013–14 team posted a
record 27 wins.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Amaker>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Shivaji, who led a resistance to free the Maratha from the
Sultanate of Bijapur and the Mughal Empire, was crowned the first
Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire.
The Shewa kingdom made big strides towards gaining supremacy
over the Ethiopian Empire by defeating the Gojjam and gaining control of
territories south of the Gibe River.
Colorado Governor Davis Hanson Waite ordered his state militia
to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners'
Hughes Airwest Flight 706 collided with a U.S. Marine Corps
F-4B Phantom II near Duarte, California, killing all people on both
The remains of Josef Mengele, a Nazi physician notorious for
human experiments done on Auschwitz inmates, were discovered in Embu das
Wiktionary's word of the day:
To grant the franchise to an entity, generally meaning to grant the
privilege of voting to a person.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain
the pleasures of ruling.
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