On this Day in Sports History February 17
On this day in 1999, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Stephon Marbury beam the fifth player in NBA history to score at least 40 points and 10 assists without a turnover. Marbury scored 40 points and had 12 assist in the a 116-102 win over the Houston Rockets.
On this day in 1968, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.
On this day in 2003, the Atlanta Braves agreed to a one-year contract with 36-year old righty Greg Maddux worth $14.75 million, it was the largest one-year contract in major league history at the time. David Cone of the New York Yankees owned the previous record at $12 million in 2000.