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Great Basketball Players


Great Basketball Coaches

In addition to the great players breaking a sweat (and records!) on the court, there are also those on the sidelines, providing guidance, encouragement, and support. These coaches each have their own approaches, from the military style of Bob Knight to the statistic-driven refinement of Pat Riley. Also included is the founder of the sport, James Naismith, and while he never coached an official team, no discussion of basketball's legends would be complete without him.

Red Auerbach
Bob Knight
James Naismith
Pat Riley
Adolph Rupp
Dean Smith
John Wooden