Art Kim

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Art Kim was an American basketball executive.

Kim was a Korean-American, born on Maui, Hawaii, who was a college basketball player, AAU administrator, and team owner.[1]

Kim was involved with the Washington Generals[2] and owned the Hawaii Chiefs and Long Beach Chiefs of the American Basketball League[1] before becoming the owner of the Anaheim Amigos of the American Basketball Association.[2] In the Amigos' first season in the new ABA Kim had the team open the season with a six-game, 13 day road trip, because ABA teams at the time shared gate receipts and Kim wanted to play in as many teams' first home games as possible.[3] During that first season, Kim fired head coach Al Brightman after a 13-24 start, promoting him to public relations director and replacing him with Harry Dinnel.[4] Art Kim also initiated the 3 point shot, which the NBA called a gimmick and said it would never adopt it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anaheim Amigos page at RememberTheABA.com Archived March 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Pluto, Terry, Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association (Simon & Schuster, 1990), ISBN 978-1-4165-4061-8, p.41
  3. ^ Pluto, Terry, Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association (Simon & Schuster, 1990), ISBN 978-1-4165-4061-8, p.64
  4. ^ Pluto, Terry, Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association (Simon & Schuster, 1990), ISBN 978-1-4165-4061-8, p.88