On this Day in Sports History February 15
On this day in 2001, Washington Wizards shooting guard Mitch Richmond became the 26th player in the history of the NBA to score 20,000 career points. Richmond achieved the milestone by posting 18 points in a 102-78 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, with his 20,000 point coming on a jump shot in the second quarter.
On this day in 2012, Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays agree to a three-year contract extension, that will keep the manager in Tampa through the 2015 season. Maddon led the Rays to three postseasons in four years, including a World Series loss to the Phillies in 2008. Maddon would opt out of his contract after the 2014 season, and would become the manager of the Chicago Cubs.
On this day in 1980, Edmonton Oilers centre Wayne Gretzky tied the record for assists in a game with seven against the Washington Capitals.