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Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens

David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. At 6'8" (As listed on the Boston Celtics web site), he played the center position. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. He is currently an Assistant Coach for the Detroit Pistons Image File history File links CownsBos. ... Image File history File links CownsBos. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Campbell County Courthouse in Newport, Kentucky Newport is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, USA, at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... NBA redirects here. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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College career

He played NCAA collegiate basketball at Florida State University from 1966 to 1970. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


He scored 1,479 points in 78 games at Florida State, a 19.0 points per game, and ranks among Florida State's top 10 all-time scoring leaders.


He's the all-time Florida State leading rebounder with 1,340 rebounds (17.2 rebounds per game). He holds the team record for best seasonal rebound average (17.5 in the 1968-1969 season). He once grabbed 31 rebounds (second best all-time) against LSU in the 1968-69 season. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or simply Louisiana State University or LSU is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ...


He was named the Sporting News All-America second team in 1970. His number now hangs in the rafters of the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Donald L. Tucker Center is a 12,100 seat multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida. ...


NBA career

Despite some critics who felt Cowens was too small to play center, Cowens was selected as the fourth overall pick by the Boston Celtics during the 1970 NBA draft, largely at the recommendation of former Celtics center Bill Russell. During his rookie year, Cowens averaged 17.0 points per game and 15.0 rebounds per game, and shared the NBA's Rookie of the Year honors with Portland's Geoff Petrie. He also led the league in personal fouls that same year. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select young players who wish to join the league. ... William Fenton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a former American basketball player remembered for his central role in the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in the 13 seasons that he played. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Geoff Petrie (born April 17, 1948 in Darby, Pennsylvania) is the Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations (as of 2005) and a former NBA basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers. ...


In 1973, Cowens averaged 20.5 ppg and 16.2 rpg while helping the Celtics to a league best 68-14 record. He was chosen the NBA MVP as well as MVP of the All-Star Game that same season. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ...


During his NBA career, Cowens averaged 17.6 points and 13.6 rebounds per game, was selected to seven All-Star Games, was named to the All-NBA Second Team three times, and was named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team in 1976 and All-NBA Defensive Second Team in 1973 and 1980. He was a member of the Celtics' 1974 and 1976 NBA Championship teams. 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 NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ...


Cowens' playing credo was all-out intensity at both ends of the court, a style that never wavered during his 11-year NBA career. Cowens played aggressively, often recklessly, and with great passion. He always gave fans their money's worth.


He played 10 seasons for the Boston Celtics as well as one for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Life after playing days

He began his coaching career by serving as a combined player/coach for the Boston Celtics during the 1978-79 season, but he quit coaching after the season, and returned as a full-time player before retiring in 1980. However, he was coaxed out of retirement by the Milwaukee Bucks, and played for them during the 1982-83 season before retiring for good. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


He has also coached the Bay State Bombadiers of the Continental Basketball Association in 1984-85. He returned to the NBA coaching ranks by serving as an Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs in 1994-96, and became Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets from 1996-99 and had a brief tenure as head coach with the Golden State Warriors from 1999-2001 which only lasted 105 games. The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ...


In 1990, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This article is about the year. ... 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. ...


Jim Luscutoff asked that his jersey number (#18) not be retired so that a future Celtic could wear it - the number 18 was later retired in honor of Dave Cowens.


On May 25, 2005, he was named Head Coach of the newly-formed Chicago franchise in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team, known as the "Chicago Sky", began play in 2006 at the UIC Pavilion, located in the University of Illinois at Chicago. After only winning five games in the 2006 season, however, Cowens left the Sky to join the coaching staff of the Detroit Pistons on September 12, 2006. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UIC Pavilion is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 1150 W Harrison St in Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public, state-supported research university. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • NBA History Profile
  • Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame profile
  • WNBA Press Release on coaching the Chicago franchise
  • ESPN on departure from Sky

Further reading

  • Heisler, Mark (2003). Giants: The 25 Greatest Centers of All Time. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 1-57243-577-1.
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Preceded by
Satch Sanders
Boston Celtics Head Coach
1978–1979
Succeeded by
Bill Fitch
Preceded by
Allan Bristow
Charlotte Hornets Head Coach
1996–1999
Succeeded by
Paul Silas
Preceded by
Garry St. Jean
Golden State Warriors Head Coach
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Brian Winters
Preceded by
Initial coach
Chicago Sky Head Coach
2006
Succeeded by
Bo Overton

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