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Encyclopedia > David Cowens
David William Cowans
Position Center
Height ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 230 lb (105 kg)
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born October 25, 1948
Newport, Kentucky
College Florida State
Draft 4th overall, 1970
Boston Celtics
Pro career 1970
    – 1982
    Former teams Boston Celtics 1970-80
    Milwaukee Bucks 1982
    Awards NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (1971)
    NBA MVP (1973)
    All-NBA Second Team (1973, 1975, 1976)
    NBA All-Defensive First Team (1976)
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1975, 1980)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (1973)
    NBA All-Star (1972-78)
    NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

    David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky[1]) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. At 6'9", he played the center position. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. He is currently an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.[2] Image File history File links CownsBos. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ... See also: List of NBA Drafts Round 1 Round 2 External links 1970 NBA Draft at basketballreference. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-1953 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 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. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the four major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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    College career

    Cowans played collegiate basketball at Florida State University from 1966 to 1970. 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. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of 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 is 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). ... Year 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 at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational 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.[1] 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


    References

    1. ^ a b Dave Cowens. Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
    2. ^ Pistons Roster. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-14.

    2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in 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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