On this Day in Sports History March 19
On this day in 1969, NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy flipped a coin to choose who would get the first pick in the NBA draft. The Phoenix Suns called heads and it turned up tails, making the Milwaukee Bucks the team to receive the first pick. The Bucks selected Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) with their pick, while the Suns took Neal Walk.
On this day in 1997, Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton became the first NBA player to collect 2,500 career steals in a 113-110 win over the Boston Celtics.
On this day in 2005, Lance Berkman and the Houston Astros agreed to a six year, $85 million dollar deal. The deal kept Berkman in Houston through the 2010 season.