Bill Sharman, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bill Sharman

American basketball player and coach

Date of Birth: 25-May-1926

Place of Birth: Abilene, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 25-Oct-2013

Profession: coach, basketball player, basketball coach

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Bill Sharman

  • William Walton Sharman (May 25, 1926 – October 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball player and coach.
  • He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time.
  • As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the now ubiquitous morning shootaround. He was the first North American sports figure to win a championship as a player, coach, and executive.
  • He was a 10-time NBA champion (having won four titles as a player with the Celtics, one as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and five as a Lakers executive), and a 12-time World Champion in basketball overall counting his ABL and ABA titles.
  • Sharman is also a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, having been being inducted in 1976 as a player, and in 2004 as a coach.
  • Only John Wooden, Lenny Wilkens and Tommy Heinsohn share this double honor.

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