Danny Biasone

January 8, 2010 - 11:30am
Look at this: 3-2-1. The ball swishes through the hoop as the buzzer hits zero and it’s good!

What: The shot clock was invented to make the game of basketball more fast-paced. The clock counts down 24 seconds, and within this time whichever side has control of the ball must attempt to shoot it and hit the rim or else they forfeit the ball. The shot clock prevented teams from stalling on the court.

Who: Danny Biasone. Biasone was the owner of the NBA Syracuse Nationals. He was the first person to put the 24-second shot clock into use.

When: 1954. The shot clock was first put into use in Syracuse, New York in 1954.