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Encyclopedia > Alex Hannum

Alexander Murray Hannum (July 19, 1923 - January 18, 2002) was a pro basketball coach. He is mostly known for coaching the Wilt Chamberlain-led Philadelphia 76ers to the 1967 NBA championship, ending an eight year streak of the Boston Celtics. In 1969 Coach Hannum led the Rick Barry-led Oakland Oaks to an ABA championship, becoming the first coach to win both an NBA and ABA title, a feat later achieved by Bill Sharman. Hannum, a native of Los Angeles, California, died at the age of 78 in San Diego, California. July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) is a former NBA basketball player. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA) is a former professional basketball player. ... There have been two sports franchises based in Oakland known as the Oakland Oaks: The Oakland Oaks of minor league baseball, who played in the Pacific Coast League. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) refers to two distinct professional basketball leagues. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... The Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... City nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County County San Diego Mayor vacant Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 372. ...


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Remember the ABA: American Basketball Association Frequently Asked Questions (3568 words)
NBA people generally made fun of the ball, including Alex Hannum (coach of the Philadelphia 76ers), who said that it belonged on the nose of a seal.
Hannum subsequently coached in the ABA (Oakland Oaks, Denver Rockets) and changed his tune.
The NBA currently uses the ball in its All-Star Saturday three-point shootouts because it is so distinctive.
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