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Encyclopedia > Bill Sharman

William Walton "Bill" Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. Sharman was raised in the rural city of Porterville, California. Sharman served during World War II from 1944 to 1946 in the US Navy He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. While Cousy was primarily the playmaker, Sharman was the shooter. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: The Friendly Frontier Location within the state of Texas County Taylor County Mayor Norm Archibald Area    - City 286. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Porterville is a city in Tulare County, California, United States. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... USN redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Jordan Louise Aseo (born December 29, 1989 in New York City, New York) is a former basketball player, who played guard with the Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season. ...


From 1950 to 1955 Sharman played professional baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league system. He was called up to the Dodgers late in the 1951 season but did not appear in a game; as a result of a September 27 game in which the entire Brooklyn bench was ejected from the game for arguing with the umpire, Sharman holds the distinction of being the only player to have ever been ejected from a major league game without ever appearing in one. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The sport of baseball has several professional leagues throughout the world; that is, leagues where the players are paid to play. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ...


Sharman was one of the first guards to shoot better than .400 from the field. He led the NBA in free throw percentage seven times, and his mark of 93.2% in the 1958-59 season remained the NBA record until Ernie DiGregorio topped it in 1976-77. Sharman still holds the record for consecutive free throws in the playoffs with 56. Sharman was named to the All-NBA First Team from 1956 through 1959, and was an All-NBA Second Team member in 1953, 1955, and 1960. Sharman played in eight NBA All-Star games, and was named the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1955. Sharman ended his career after 11 seasons in 1961. Ernie DiGregorio (born January 15, 1951 in North Providence, Rhode Island) is a former NBA basketball player. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


In 1970-71 he coached the Utah Stars to an ABA title and was a co-recipient of the ABA Coach of the Year honors. The following season he guided the Wilt Chamberlain-led Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA record 33 game win streak, a then-record 69-13 win-loss mark, the first Lakers championship in more than a decade, and was named NBA Coach of the Year. He is one of two men to win NBA and ABA championships as a coach; coincidentally, the other, Alex Hannum, also coached a Chamberlain-led team (the 1967 Philadelphia 76ers) to an NBA championship. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Anaheim Amigos was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Anaheim, California. ... For information about the ABA that began in 2000 see American Basketball Association (21st century). ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 Lakers alternate logo 2002- The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team, based in Los Angeles, California, who play in the National Basketball Association. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ... Alexander Murray Hannum (July 19, 1923 - January 18, 2002) was a pro basketball coach. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Sharman was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 as a player. In 2004, he was also enshrined as a coach. He is one of only three people to be enshrined in both categories, after John Wooden and Lenny Wilkens. On October 29, 1996, Sharman was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Robert Wooden, born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana, is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (Class of 1961) and a coach (Class of 1973). ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


His family includes: Sons Jerry Sharman and Tom Sharman; daughters Nancy and Janice. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]) is located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA. USC is one of the worlds leading private research universities, and was founded in 1880, making it California...


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  • Basketball Hall of Fame profile
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Preceded by
Alex Hannum
San Francisco Warriors Head Coach
1966–1968
Succeeded by
George Lee
Preceded by
Joe Mullaney
Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach
1971–1976
Succeeded by
Jerry West

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Sharman squeezed into Hall second time - The Boston Globe (944 words)
Sharman later used the shootaround with his NBA teams in San Francisco (1966-68) and in Los Angeles with the Lakers from 1971-76.
Sharman, typically, pointed to a difference in his free throw shooting as a result of this new exercise.
Sharman led the league in free throw shooting seven times and says the free throw is a lost art these days because too many kids work on their dunks instead of their freebies.
NBA.com: Bill Sharman Bio (2379 words)
Sharman continued to top the NBA in free-throw percentage (.867), and he ranked among the league leaders in scoring (sixth place) and field-goal percentage (.438, fifth), but the Celtics could not advance beyond the division semifinals, falling to Syracuse in three games.
Sharman averaged 19.3 ppg in 1959-60 and 16.0 ppg in 1960-61.
Sharman sensed a championship season was in the making after his team went a full two months, from Nov. 5 to Jan. 7, without losing a game-an NBA-record 33 victories in a row.
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