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Encyclopedia > Lenny Wilkens
Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers
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 NBA's career leader in coaching wins and losses. Image File history File links 174698_480_art_R0. ... Image File history File links 174698_480_art_R0. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Headline text For other uses, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


Wilkens was a two-time All-American (1959 and 1960) at Providence College. He led the team to their first NIT appearance in 1959, and to the NIT finals in 1960. When he graduated, Wilkens was, with 1,193 points, the second-ranked scorer in Friar history (he has since dropped to twentieth as of 2005). In 1996, Wilkens' #14 jersey was retired by the college, the only alumnus to receive such an honor. Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the states capital city. ... NIT or Nit or nit can refer to:- A common name for various types of lice eggs. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wilkens was drafted sixth overall by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1960 NBA Draft. He played for St. Louis Hawks (1960-1968), Seattle SuperSonics (1968-1972), Cleveland Cavaliers (1972-1974) and Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1975). He was a nine-time all-star. From 1969–1972 with Seattle, and in his one season with Portland, he was player-coach. The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The National Basketball Association draft is an annual U.S. event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers are a National Basketball Association team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... A player-coach, in sports, is a member of a sports team who simultaneously holds both playing and coaching duties. ...


He retired from playing in 1975 and was the full-time coach of the Trail Blazers for one more season. After a season off, in 1977 he again became coach of the Supersonics, where he coached for eight seasons (1977-1985), winning his (and for that matter, Seattle's) only NBA Championship in 1979. He would go on to coach Cleveland (1987–1993), Atlanta (1993–2000), Toronto (2000–2003) and New York (2004–2005).


The Hall Of Famer was named head coach of the New York Knicks on January 15, 2004. After the Knicks's slow start to the 2004-2005 campaign, Wilkens resigned from the team on January 22, 2005. He retired with 1,332 wins, the most in NBA history (he passed Red Auerbach on January 6, 1995 with a win against the Washington Bullets), and 1,155 losses, also the most in NBA history (he passed Bill Fitch in 2001). He is considered to be among the top coaches in the history of the Cavaliers, Hawks, Raptors, and Supersonics. 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. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (born September 20, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York) is president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, an NBA basketball team, and was its coach from 1950 to 1966, including a stretch from 1959 to 1966 when the Celtics won eight straight NBA championships. ... Washington Bullets redirects here; for the song by The Clash, see Washington Bullets (song). ... Bill Fitch (born 1935) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ...


He coached the 1996 Olympic Champion Men's Basketball team. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Wilkens is one of three players to be inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach (the other two being John Wooden and Bill Sharman), joining the Hall in 1989 as a player and 1998 as a coach. He is also a member of the Providence College Athletic 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. ... John Wooden on UCLA sideline with game program 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). ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Wilkens is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. Nicknames: Alphas, A Phi A Founded December 4, 1906 International Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland Official Colors Black and Old Gold Official Flower Yellow Rose Official Symbols Sphinx, Ape, Pharaoh Coat of Arms Motto: First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity website Alpha Phi Alpha... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... While the terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, and the Shriners, in the United States and Canada fraternities and... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Today Lenny Wilkens is the NBA analyst for Fox Sports Northwest in Seattle.


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Lenny Wilkens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (458 words)
Wilkens was drafted sixth overall by the St.
Wilkens is one of three players to be inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach (the other two being John Wooden and Bill Sharman), joining the Hall in 1989 as a player and 1998 as a coach.
Wilkens is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.
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Wilkens' first coaching stop was in Seattle with the relatively new Sonics franchise (born in 1967-68).
Wilkens had never coached but he was known as a smart player and a floor general so it was assumed he could coach.
Wilkens has not done a good job this year (the defensive effort has been poor) but the Raptors really have little talent and it is not fair to expect the playoffs with this team under these circumstances.
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