With seven NBA championship rings Pat Riley is perhaps the greatest coach in NBA history. He led the Lakers through a terrific run and brought back the Miami Heat. Read about Pat Riley and his career as a coach and a guard.
When Adolph Rupp left the Univ. of Kentucky he had won more games than any other coach in history. During his career he became a legend and influenced countless other coaches and players. Read about Adolph Rupp and his career highlights.
James Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and was also a coach. He introduced basketball at Kansas and coached the varsity team but he offered little to coaching theory. Read more about James Naismith and the origin of basketball.
Red Grange was one of the superstar athletes who propelled football into mass-popularity. He was famous for incredible speed that allowed him to break away from defenders for large gains. Read about his career during the Golden Age of Sports.
Red Auerbach led the Boston Celtics for 16 seasons and presided over nine championship games. While coaching, Auerbach stressed physical conditioning, team defense and fast breaking offense. Read about Auerbach's amazing career.
Dean Smith won 879 games as basketball coach at the University of North Carolina. A protege of legend Phog Allen Smith, he led an illustrious coaching career. Learn more about Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith.