On this Day in Sports History February 22
On the day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA record with 34 free throw attempts in a game. Dwight Howard would break the record in 2012 with 39 attempts.
On this day in 1992, Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson became the ninth coach in NBA history to win 700 career games. He achieved the milestone when his team beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-124 on the road. Nelson reached 700 wins faster than any other coach except Red Auerbach. Auerbach achieved it in 1,091 games and Nelson reached it in 1,181 games.
On this day in 2010, Johnny Damon agreed to an $8 million, one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. Damon would go on to hit .271 with 8 homers and 51 RBIs for the Tigers. Those stats came a year after Damon helped the Yankees win the World Series by hitting .282 with 24 home runs.