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These half-dozen athletes and/or coaches with ties to Oregon have reason to celebrate this week

June 15, 1977

Michael Doleac (age 41)

The Central Catholic High product starred in basketball at Utah from 1994-98, then was drafted 12th overall by the Orlando Magic. A 6-11, 260-pound power forward/center, he played in the NBA from 1998-2008, with six teams. He was All-Rookie second team and won a title in 2006 with the Miami Heat, finishing his career with 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

June 15, 1983

Derek Anderson (age 35)

Out of Scappoose High, the 6-6, 235-pound quarterback had a prolific career for Oregon State, then went in the sixth round of the 205 NFL draft to the Baltimore Ravens. He has played in the league since, going from Baltimore to Cleveland to Arizona to Carolina. He's a free agent now, with 10,413 career NFL passing yards, along with 60 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

June 16, 1946

Rick Adelman (age 72)

As coach of the Trail Blazers, he led the team to the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992. He also was a player on the original Portland team of 1970-71, a 6-1 guard out of Loyola Marymount. He stayed three seasons on the court with the Blazers as part of his eight-year playing career. In 1977, he became coach at Chemeketa Community College. In 1983, the Blazers hired him to assist Mike Schuler. He succeeded Schuler in 1989. Later, he also coached Golden State, Sacramento, Golden State and Minnesota. In his career, his teams won 1,791 regular-season games with a .582 winning percentage.

ALTMANJune 16, 1958

Dana Altman (age 60)

Born in Crete, Nebraska, the University of Oregon men's basketball coach played as a guard for Southeast Community College and Eastern New Mexico before embarking on a new path as an assistant with Western State. He led the Ducks to the Final Four in 2017 and in eight years at UO has a 209-83 (.716) record), with a Pac-12 mark of 94-49 (.657).

June 16, 1995

Sydney Wiese (age 23)

From Phoenix, the 6-0 guard was a leader for Oregon State women's basketball from 2013-17. She broke the Pac-12 record for 3-pointers made, sinking 373. The WNBA Los Angeles Sparks drafted her 11th overall in the first round, and she is in her second pro season.

June 17, 1999

Henri Jokiharju

(age 19)

The native of Oulu, Finland was a key defenseman for the Portland Winterhawks from 2016-18. The NHL Chicago Blackhawks took him 29th overall in the first round of the 2017 draft.

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