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1. Basketball – Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can also score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, dunking, shot-blocking. The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable. Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
2. University of Kansas – The University of Kansas, often referred to as KU or Kansas, is a public research university in the U. S. state of Kansas. The main campus in Lawrence, one of the largest college towns in Kansas, is on Mount Oread, two branch campuses are in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and the universitys medical school and hospital in Kansas City. There are also educational and research sites in Parsons, Topeka, Garden City, Hays, and Leavenworth, the university is one of the 62 members of the Association of American Universities. The university overall employed 2,814 faculty members in fall 2015, on February 20,1863, Kansas Governor Thomas Carney signed into law a bill creating the state university in Lawrence. The law was conditioned upon a gift from Lawrence of a $15,000 endowment fund, if Lawrence failed to meet these conditions, Emporia instead of Lawrence would get the university. The site selected for the university was a known as Mount Oread. Robinson and his wife Sara bestowed the 40-acre site to the State of Kansas in exchange for land elsewhere, the philanthropist Amos Adams Lawrence donated $10,000 of the necessary endowment fund, and the citizens of Lawrence raised the remaining cash by issuing notes backed by Governor Carney. On November 2,1863, Governor Carney announced that Lawrence had met the conditions to get the university. The schools Board of Regents held its first meeting in March 1865, work on the first college building began later that year. The university opened for classes on September 12,1866, during World War II, Kansas was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. KU is home to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the Beach Center on Disability, Lied Center of Kansas and radio stations KJHK,90.7 FM, and KANU,91.5 FM. The university is host to several including the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The University of Kansas is a large, state-sponsored university, with five campuses, the university offers more than 345 degree programs. In its 2017 list, U. S. News & World Report ranked KU as tied for 118th place among National Universities and 56th place among public universities. The city management and urban policy program was ranked first in the nation, uSN&WR also ranked several programs in the top 25 among U. S. universities. The Bachelor of Architecture degree was added in 1920, in 1969, the School of Architecture and Urban Design was formed with three programs, architecture, architectural engineering, and urban planning. In 2001 architectural engineering merged with civil and environmental engineering, the design programs from the discontinued School of Fine Arts were merged into the school in 2009 forming the current School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. S in 2012. The University of Kansas School of Business is a business school on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence
3. Phog Allen – Forrest Clare Phog Allen was an American basketball and baseball player, coach of American football, basketball, and baseball, college athletics administrator, and osteopathic physician. In his 39 seasons at the helm of the Kansas Jayhawks mens basketball program, his teams won 24 conference championships, the Helms Athletic Foundation retroactively recognized Allens 1921–22 and 1922–23 Kansas teams as national champions. Allens 1951–52 squad won the 1952 NCAA Tournament and his Jayhawks were runners-up in the NCAA Tournament in 1940 and 1953 and his 590 wins are the most of any coach in the storied history of the Kansas basketball program. Allen attended the University of Kansas, having acquired the nickname Phog for the distinctive foghorn voice he had as a baseball umpire. He lettered in baseball and basketball, the latter under James Naismith, Allen served as the head football coach at Warrensburg Teachers College from 1912 to 1917 and at Kansas for one season in 1920, amassing a career college football record of 34–19–3. He also coached baseball at Kansas for two seasons, in 1941 and 1942, tallying a mark of 6–17–1, and was the athletic director from 1919 to 1937. Allen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the class of 1959. The home basketball arena at the University of Kansas, Allen Fieldhouse, was named in his honor when it opened in 1955, Allen was born in the town of Jamesport, Missouri. His father, William Allen, was among the 30 people who originally incorporated Jameson, Missouri in 1879, however, William Allen also had strong ties to Jamesport where he was town clerk, collector, and constable. Biographies of Allen usually refer to his birthplace as Jamesport and his family later moved to Independence, Missouri. Allen coached at William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri, the University of Kansas, Baker University, Haskell Institute, Allen began classes at the University of Kansas in 1904, where he lettered three years in basketball under James Naismiths coaching, and two years in baseball. In 1905 he also played for the Kansas City Athletic Club, at Kansas he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Allen launched his career at his alma mater in 1907. Allen was a legend in the field of treatment of athletic injuries and he also had a successful private osteopathic practice, and many he treated, the famous and otherwise, contend he had a magic touch for such ailments as bad backs, knees and ankles. He said he applied the same treatments to civilians as he did to his athletes and his forceful, yet reasonable, disposition helped him become the driving force behind basketball becoming accepted as an official sport in the Olympics in 1936. Allen later coached in the 1952 Summer Olympics, leading the United States to the medal in Helsinki. He coached college basketball for 50 seasons, and compiled a 746–264 record, during his tenure at Kansas, Allen coached Dutch Lonborg, Adolph Rupp, Ralph Miller and Dean Smith, all future Hall of Fame coaches. Among the Hall of Fame players he coached were Paul Endacott, Bill Johnson and he also recruited Wilt Chamberlain to Kansas, and even coached former United States Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole
4. Larry Brown (basketball) – Lawrence Harvey Larry Brown is an American basketball coach, who was most recently head mens basketball coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title. He also won an ABA championship as a player with the Oakland Oaks in the 1968–69 season, and he is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season. Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and he has been a basketball coach since 1972. Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on September 27,2002, Brown is Jewish, and was born in Brooklyn, New York. A5 ft 9 in point guard, he attended Long Beach High School and then played at the University of North Carolina under legendary coaches Frank McGuire and Dean Smith. During that time Brown was selected for the 1964 Summer Olympics team, on which he played and with which he won a gold medal, Brown was named MVP of the ABAs first All-Star Game in 1968, and was named to the All-ABA Second Team the same year. Brown led the ABA in assists per game during the leagues first three seasons, and when he ended his career, Brown was the ABAs all-time assist leader. His total of 2,509 assists places him seventh on the ABAs career list, Browns first head coaching job was at Davidson College in North Carolina in 1969. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, it would only last during the summer offseason, Brown moved on to the ABA and coached with the Carolina Cougars and then the Denver Nuggets, who later joined the NBA in 1976, for five and a half seasons from 1974 to 1979. He then moved on to coach for UCLA, leading his freshman-dominated 1979–80 team to the NCAA title game before falling to Louisville, 59–54. However, that appearance was vacated by the NCAA after two UCLA players were found to be ineligible—one of the few times a Final Four squad has had its record vacated. Brown was the coach for the NBAs New Jersey Nets for two years following that, from 1981 to 1983. Brown began his tenure at the University of Kansas, replacing the fired Ted Owens, who had overseen back-to-back losing seasons in 1981-82 and 1982-83. In the meantime Brown signed the most coveted high school player in the country, Danny Manning, to play for KU after signing his father, Ed Manning, perhaps Browns finest team at Kansas was the 1985-86 team. This squad put together a 35-4 record, the first 30-win season in KU history, in the 1987-88 season, Kansas got off to a mediocre 12–8 start, including 1–4 in the Big 8, and the end of the Jayhawks 55-game homecourt winning streak in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas then proceeded to defeat 11th-seed Xavier, 14th-seed Murray State, and 7th-seed Vanderbilt before meeting rival Kansas State, KU upset the 4th-seeded Wildcats 71-58 in the Elite Eight to reach the Final Four in Kansas Citys Kemper Arena. Once there, Kansas upset the East Regions #2 seed Duke, 66-59, Manning, who scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the final, was named Most Oustanding Player of the Tournament
5. John Calipari – John Vincent Calipari is an American college basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the coach at the University of Kentucky. Calipari was previously the coach at the University of Memphis. He was also the coach of the National Basketball Associations New Jersey Nets. Calipari has been to four Final Fours with Kentucky, Calipari is the only head coach to have Final Four appearances vacated at more than one school. As a college coach, Calipari has 21 20-win seasons, eight 30-win seasons and he has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times and led Kentucky to its eighth NCAA Championship in 2012. Calipari was born in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Calipari lettered two years at UNC Wilmington before transferring to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a bachelors degree in marketing. He played point guard at Clarion during the 1981 and 1982 seasons, leading the team in assists, from 1982 to 1985, Calipari was an assistant at the University of Kansas under Ted Owens and Larry Brown. Calipari had several jobs as the lowest coach in the order when Ted Owens hired him as a volunteer assistant for the Jayhawks 1982–83 season. I was blessed to have the chance, can you imagine being 22,23 and your first opportunity to be around the game is at a program like Kansas. From 1985 to 1988, he was an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh under Paul Evans, from 1988 to 1996, he was head coach at the University of Massachusetts. From 1996 to 1999, he was coach and Executive VP of basketball operations for the NBAs New Jersey Nets. During the 1999–2000 season, he was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers under coach Larry Brown and he was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Calipari is famous for popularizing the dribble drive motion offense, developed by Vance Walberg, in his 22 official seasons as a collegiate head coach, Caliparis record is 593–174. His record in the month of March is 107–37 and his NCAA adjusted official record in the NCAA tournament is 38–12, and in the NIT is 15–6. As a college coach, Calipari has 21 20-win seasons and 9 30-win seasons and he has also coached 6 teams to the NIT, winning the NIT Championship at Memphis in 2002. He is one of four coaches in NCAA Division I history to direct three different schools to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. From 1988 to 1996 at UMass, Calipari led the Minutemen program to five consecutive Atlantic 10 titles and NCAA Tournament appearances and he finished with a 193–71 record overall, with a 91–41 record in Atlantic 10 conference games
6. Howard Engleman – Howard G. Rope Engleman was an American college basketball standout at the University of Kansas from 1939 to 1941. He was 6 ft 0 in tall, weighed 170 pounds, as a senior in 1940–41, Engleman averaged 16.5 points per game and became just the second Jayhawk to be named a Consensus First Team All-American. Engleman led Kansas to two Big Six Conference regular season championships and as runners-up in the 1940 National Championship, the Jayhawks lost to Indiana, 60–42, but Engleman was the tournaments top scorer after scoring 39 points in three games. When asked about the preparations to play against the Hoosiers, Engleman responded, the only scouting report we had was a letter from a KU alumnus back there. After graduating, Engleman joined the Navy and fought in World War II, after the war ended, he would become an assistant coach under Phog Allen after he graduated in 1941. In the middle of the 1946–47 season, Allen became sick and was ordered by doctors to rest, in the final 14 games of the season, Engleman compiled an 8–6 record. He had his jersey retired on March 1,2003, Engleman was a native of Arkansas City, Kansas and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1937 after leading the Bulldogs to second- and third-place finishes in the state basketball tournament. He got his nickname Rope from his blond, curly locks of hair and he worked as a lawyer in Salina, Kansas, after earning his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law
7. Jack Eskridge – John W. Jack Eskridge was a professional basketball player who spent one season in the Basketball Association of America as a member of the Chicago Stags and the Indianapolis Jets. Eskridge was born on January 21,1924 in Independence, Missouri and he attended William Chrisman High School where he played on the schools basketball team. After graduating high school he began attending Graceland University where he played on the football and basketball teams and he was later inducted into the colleges athletic hall of fame. He joined the United States Marine Corps during World War II where he served in the Pacific Theater, after Eskridge was relieved of duty he started attending the University of Kansas and played on the schools basketball team. During his tenure, he recruited Wilt Chamberlain, in 1959 he joined the Dallas Cowboys football team as their equipment manager. He was credited with designing the Cowboys star logo, after Eskridges career with Dallas he moved to Independence, Missouri where he coached basketball and taught high school for over 20 years. Eskridge died in Independence on February 11,2013 at the age of 88, history of the Dallas Cowboys Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference. com Jack Eskridge, the Man Who Created the Dallas Cowboys’ Logo, Has Died Cowboys’ First Equip. Manager, Creator of Star Passes Away
8. Alvin Gentry – Alvin Harris Gentry is an American basketball coach who is head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association. Gentry was a college basketball player, who has led four different National Basketball Association teams. He served as a head coach for the Miami Heat at the end of the 1994–95 season, and later coached the Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers. Gentry was born in Shelby, North Carolina, where he grew up and his first cousin is former NC State and NBA star David Thompson. Gentry played college basketball at Appalachian State University, where he was a point guard under Press Maravich, in 1978 he spent one year as a graduate assistant at the University of Colorado. After one year working in business, he returned to the bench when he received his first full-time collegiate assistant coaching job at Baylor University under Jim Haller in 1980. After one year at Baylor, Gentry returned to the University of Colorado as an assistant coach from 1981-1986 under Tom Apke, from 1986-1989, Gentry served as an assistant at the University of Kansas under Larry Brown, where they won the 1988 NCAA National Championship. Gentry and his wife Suzanne have two sons and he also has one daughter from a previous marriage. In 1989 he began his NBA coaching career as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs under Larry Brown and it was in San Antonio that Gentry met his future/current wife, Suzanne Harris. They have two children, Ryan and Jack, Gentry joined Gregg Popovich, R. C. Buford, and Ed Manning as part of Larry Browns assistant coaching staff for the Spurs when Brown left Kansas before the 1988–89 NBA season, after two seasons in San Antonio, Gentry left to become an assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers beginning in the 1990–91 season. For the 1991 season Gentry joined Kevin Lougherys staff as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat and he then moved to Detroit following the 1994–95 season where he served as an assistant for two and a half seasons before being named head coach late in the 1997–98 season. Gentry returned to San Antonio as head assistant coach following the 1999–2000 season, but that assignment was brief, as Gentry accepted the head coaching position for the Los Angeles Clippers weeks after taking the San Antonio job. He did a job with the Clippers his first two years, leading them to 31 wins and 39 wins respectively in those two seasons. Those seasons were marked by the play of young players, such as Darius Miles, Elton Brand. In Gentrys third season, however, the team regressed, Gentry later became an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns for six years, serving under head coaches Mike DAntoni and Terry Porter. When Porter was fired in his first season as head coach and he was named Suns head coach for the 2009-2010 season. Gentrys record in his first year as coach during the 2009-2010 season was 54 wins
9. Bob Hill – Robert W. Hill is an American basketball coach. Hill grew up in Mount Sterling, Ohio moving to Worthington, upon graduating from high School, Hill entered Bowling Green State University. During the summer of 2011, he was invited by Nike to help Taiwan mens basketball team as a consultant, Bob Hill played basketball and baseball collegiately at Bowling Green State University and was also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He then became interested in coaching, Hill was an assistant coach for the Kansas Jayhawks from 1979-85. Hill coached the New York Knicks in 1986–87, and went on to be an assistant for the Pacers under Dick Versace, on December 20,1990, Hill was promoted to head coach of the Pacers after Versaces firing. He spent three seasons as the Indiana Pacers head coach and he led the Pacers to the NBA playoffs. After a 3-15 start to the 1996–97 season, Hill was fired by one of his bosses, Gregg Popovich, between 1999 and 2003, Hill was head coach at Fordham University where he compiled a 36–78 record. He was let go by the Rams following the 2002–03 season after only 1 win in the Atlantic 10, the Rams finished 2–26 in 2003, the worst record in school history. Fordham paid Hill $650,000 to leave the university in a buyout agreement four years into his 10-year deal and he took responsibility for his rocky four-year tenure there. Fordham was my fault, I just shouldnt have done it, I dont want to get into why, he added. I guess the best way to put it, Ive had a really privileged career, Ive been around a lot of great organizations, Ive had a lot of great players. Ive always had success to some degree, so I feel like I understand what it takes to do that and we tried to bring the Rucker League to Fordham and it didnt work out, Hill said. But Hill said he didnt have any regrets about his time in the Bronx and its a good school, good people, the whole thing, but I made a mistake, Hill said. I dont really regret it, he added, Ive learned so much about what those young guys go through to try to be successful. He was fired over the phone as Sonics head coach on April 24,2007 after their season under that name. He holds a career win-loss NBA coaching record of 310–293, after his contract for 2016 expired, it was announced that the contracts for both Hill and Corey Gaines would not be renewed with the team. Hill has three sons with his wife Pam, the oldest, Cameron, is currently the Head Basketball Coach at Trinity University in San Antonio and is the owner of CHB, specializing in player development and team training. Basketball, Coaching for Success ISBN 1-58518-249-4 NBA. com profile BasketballReference. com, Bob Hill
10. Barry Hinson – Barry Douglas Hinson, is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the Southern Illinois Salukis mens basketball team. He was born in Marlow, Oklahoma, before SIU he was the Director of Mens Basketball Operations at the University of Kansas, head coach of Missouri State University and head coach of Oral Roberts University. He also appeared weekly on the 1320 KLWN radio show Rock Chalk Sports Talk in which he participated in a segment called Basketball & BBQ, on March 28,2012, Hinson was announced the head coach of Southern Illinois Universitys mens basketball team. Hinson led the Golden Eagles to win-loss records of 19-12 and 17-11 in his two seasons at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles mens basketball. His first year, which was also ORUs first season as part of the Mid-Continent Conference, the same two schools tied for the conferences best record the following season, each logging a 10-4 mark. Hinsons young men fell to Valparaiso in the MCC tournament final, shortly after the season, on April 21,1999, Hinson accepted the head coaching job at Missouri State, becoming the Bears 15th head coach. After an 11-4 start out of the gate, the Bears stumbled, the Bears continued their hot streak, claiming victory in their first two games of the MVC tournament, a streak halted only by a loss in the tourney final. However, the National Invitation Tournament came calling, and SMS drew a matchup at home with Southern Methodist. On the road at Ole Miss in the round, Hinson and his Bears did not fare as well. By garnering 23 wins, Hinson stands as only the fourth MSU head coach to win at least 20 games in his inaugural season and his win tally broke the school record for the most wins by a head coach in his first campaign. The Bears followed up their successful 22-10 campaign with an unsuccessful season, finishing 13-16 overall. They did not participate in any post-season games, the Bears had a mediocre year, finishing 17-15 overall and 11-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference. They did not participate in any post-season games, picked before the season to finish eighth in the MVC, Hinsons Bears made an impression by finishing in a tie for third place in the conference standings. With a final record of 17-12 overall and a 12-6 Valley mark, Missouri State continued a trend of winning more than losing, yet still sitting at home in March. With a final record of 19-14 and 9-9 in the Valley, Hinson led the Bears to another NIT appearance. Along the way, the Bears upset #23 Southern Illinois, the Missouri Valley regular season champion, the victory over the Salukis marked the second consecutive year in which SMS/MSU defeated SIU in the conference tourney semifinals. Hinsons Bears lost to Creighton in the finals, but their 18-12 record earned themselves an NIT bid, Hinson led Missouri State to victory over Rice University in the NIT opener, but succumbed to Davidson in the second round. Hinson’s 2005-2006 team had a record of 22-9 and achieved an RPI ranking of #21
11. Danny Manning – Daniel Ricardo Danny Manning is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current mens coach at Wake Forest. After retiring from professional basketball Manning became an assistant coach at his alma mater and he won the national championship with the Jayhawks in 1988 as a player, and again on the coaching staff in 2008. He is the leading scorer in Kansas basketball history with 2,951 points. Manning is the son of the late Ed Manning, who was a longtime NBA and ABA player and professional and college coach. As a junior at Page High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, Danny averaged 18.8 points and nine rebounds per game, leading the Pirates to a 26-0 record, while in Lawrence High, Manning played alongside future United States federal judge Sri Srinivasan. Manning led the Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA title as a senior and he was also the all-time leading scorer in Big Eight Conference history with 2,951 career points. He won the Wooden, Naismith, and Eastman Awards as the player of the year in 1988. In Kansass 83-79 victory over Oklahoma in the 1988 NCAA Final, a two-time All-American while at KU, Manning was later named the Big Eight Player of the Decade. Manning was selected to the last all-amateur USA national basketball team in 1988, the team won the bronze medal, but was viewed as a disappointment, as they had been heavy favorites to win the gold until their loss to the Soviet Union in a semi-final game. Manning failed to even a single point in that game. Manning was drafted with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1988 NBA draft, during his NBA career Manning scored 12,367 points and averaged 14.0 points per game. He played only 26 games as a rookie after an anterior cruciate ligament required him to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. His most productive NBA season was 1992-1993, when he averaged 22.8 points a game for the Clippers and he also was selected as an All-Star the following season. On February 24,1994, Manning was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Dominique Wilkins, continuing knee problems forced Manning to become a part-time player in 1996 after he had undergone two more surgeries. He won the 1997-1998 Sixth Man Award, while playing for the Phoenix Suns, as the best reserve player in the NBA, Manning holds the distinction of being the first NBA player to have returned to play after reconstructive surgeries on both knees. He spent the three years of his career with the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and Detroit Pistons. Manning was promoted to assistant coach at the end of the 2006-07 season as a replacement for Tim Jankovich who left the Kansas staff to take the position of coach at Illinois State University
12. Ed Manning – Edward R. Manning was an American professional basketball player and college and NBA assistant coach. He was the father of former NBA player and current college coach Danny Manning and he played college basketball for the Jackson State University Tigers from 1963 to 1967 and scored 1,610 career points. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Manning was inducted into the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He was drafted in the round of the 1967 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets. In four NBA seasons with the Bullets, Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers and he then played five seasons in the ABA—three with the Carolina Cougars and one each with the New York Americans and Indiana Pacers—averaging 6.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He later played for several professional European teams, in 1983, he was hired as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Kansas under Larry Brown and was on the staff of the team that won the 1988 national championship. Manning followed Brown to San Antonio in 1988 to serve as an assistant coach for the Spurs, Manning later served as a scout for the Spurs. He died from a condition at age 67 in Fort Worth
13. James Naismith – James Naismith was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator. He invented the game of basketball at age 30 in 1891 and he wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program. Seven years after inventing basketball, Naismith received his degree in Denver in 1898. He then arrived at the University of Kansas, later becoming the Kansas Jayhawks athletic director, while a coach at Kansas, Naismith coached Phog Allen, who later became the coach at Kansas for 39 seasons, beginning a lengthy and prestigious coaching tree. Allen then went on to coach legends including Adolph Rupp and Dean Smith, among others, Naismith was born in 1861 in Almonte, Ontario, Canada to Scottish immigrants. He never had a name and never signed his name with the A initial. The A was added by someone in the administration at the University of Kansas, orphaned early in his life, Naismith lived with his aunt and uncle for many years and attended grade school at Bennies Corners near Almonte. Then he enrolled in Almonte High School, in Almonte, Ontario, in the same year, Naismith entered McGill University in Montreal. He played center on the team, and made himself some padding to protect his ears. It was for use, not team use. He won multiple Wicksteed medals for outstanding gymnastics performances, Naismith earned a BA in Physical Education and a Diploma at the Presbyterian College in Montreal. At Springfield YMCA, Naismith struggled with a class that was confined to indoor games throughout the harsh New England winter. In his attempt to think up a new game, Naismith was guided by three main thoughts, firstly, he analyzed the most popular games of those times, Naismith noticed the hazards of a ball and concluded that the big soft soccer ball was safest. Secondly, he saw that most physical contact occurred while running with the ball, dribbling or hitting it, finally, Naismith further reduced body contact by making the goal unguardable, namely placing it high above the players heads. To score goals, he forced the players to throw a soft lobbing shot that had proven effective in his old favorite game duck on a rock, Naismith christened this new game Basket Ball and put his thoughts together in 13 basic rules. The first game of Basket Ball was played in December 1891, stubbins brot up the peach baskets to the gym I secured them on the inside of the railing of the gallery. This was about 10 feet from the floor, one at end of the gymnasium. I then put the 13 rules on the board just behind the instructors platform, secured a soccer ball
14. John Robic – John Robic is an assistant mens basketball coach at the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the Wildcats staff, he served as assistant coach at the University of Memphis, Robics 1982-83 season at Walsh was during head coach Bob Huggins last year at the college. At Denison, Robic garnered Division III All-America accolades as a senior and was a two-time all-conference performer and he was one of 10 former players to be named to the 10th Anniversary All-Decade Team in the league in 1994. In the fall of 2006, he was inducted into the Denison Athletic Hall of Fame, Robic was inducted into the North Hills High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Robic served as an assistant on Larry Browns staff at the University of Kansas for two years. While in Lawrence, he was a member of the staff that led the Jayhawks to a 52-22 two-year mark. The 1986-87 squad advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16, and the 1987-88 team, dubbed Danny Manning and The Miracles, Robic served as an assistant for 11 years at UMass for both John Calipari and Bruiser Flint. After a 10-18 mark his first season on staff, Robic helped lead the Minutemen to nine consecutive winning campaigns, from 1990-96, the Minutemen averaged 26 wins per year and had six-straight 20-win seasons, including two 30-victory campaigns. UMass made the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 1992, Elite Eight in 1995 and it was UMass first appearance on college basketballs largest stage. After Calipari moved on to the NBA, Robic remained at UMass and was elevated to the head coach post under Flint from 1997-99. During his tenure at UMass, the Minutemen posted a 247-111 overall record, Robic was the head coach for the Youngstown State University mens basketball team from 1999-2005. Prior to its move to the Horizon League in 2001, Youngstown State put together a year in the Mid-Continent Conference in 2000-01. The Penguins posted a 19-11 overall mark and an 11-5 conference record, the 19 overall wins were the second most in 16 seasons, and the 11 league victories tied the school record for most conference wins. In six seasons, Robics record was 58 wins and 113 losses for a percentage of 0.339. In 2005, Robic rejoined coach John Calipari as an assistant at the University of Memphis, Robic helped lead Memphis to another storied era in his four seasons as an assistant. Memphis spent each week of the last four years in the national polls, in 2007-08, Robic was a part of the Tigers Dream Season, which lasted through the NCAA championship game. Memphis set an NCAA record for victories with 38 wins and held down the No.1 spot in both polls for a school-record five-straight weeks during the season. When Calipari accepted the head position at the University of Kentucky in 2009
15. Karl Schlademan – Karl L. Schlademan was a men’s track & field and cross country coach for nearly 40 years. He served as a coach at University of Kansas, Washington State and he spent 18 years at Michigan State, initially as the track and field coach and then later adding cross country to his duties. Some consider him the Spartans greatest coach and he is an inductee into the Drake Relay Hall of Fame, University of Michigans Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995, U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame, Karl A. Schlademan was born in Seafield, Indiana on February 11,1890. His ancestry can be traced back to the Plymouth Colony on his mothers side and his father ran a merchantile and grain business in Seafield, Indiana. He graduated from Monticello High School where he was a letterman in both track and basketball. He was captain of the track team, Schlademan attended DePauw University in Greencastle where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. While at DePauw, Karl played football, baseball and was again a star trackman, not having taken up football in high school, Schlademan did well to earn four letters in the sport. He was named on the All-Western football pick at the end position, Schlademan was also made captain of the track team, also earning four letters in this sport. In baseball, he earned two letters, following DePauw, he briefly attended Harvard University Law School between 1912 and 1913. In 1913 he wed Nell Ramsay, whom he met while at Missouri Wesleyan, after graduation, Coach Schlademan went to Missouri Wesleyan College at Cameron, and became head coach. He stayed there two years and coached a football team. He returned to DePauw University in 1914 to serve as track coach and he next coached track at Arizona in 1916. From 1916 to 1919 Schlademan was the director at Baker University in Baldwin. He served as the coach and produced a championship track and basketball team. In 1919, he took a position at University of Kansas at Lawrence and he first took the position as head track mentor and coach of the freshman football team. After the second year, however, he was made head coach for the varsity football team. As the head coach, his team won two championships
16. Bill Self – Billy Eugene Bill Self Jr. is an American mens college basketball coach at the University of Kansas. During his 14 seasons as coach, he has led the Jayhawks to at least a share of 13 straight Big 12 regular season championships,2 NCAA Final Four appearances. On March 31,2017, it was announced that Self had been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the official induction will later in 2017. Self is a three-time National Coach of the Year and is one of four coaches that have led three different teams to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. From 2006 to 2012, he had the best six-year record of any coach in Division I history. As coach at Kansas, Self has a record of 202–10 at historic Allen Fieldhouse and he has also shown great adaptability on the court and has implemented sometimes drastic adjustments as needed to his defensive schemes with various degrees of success. With an annual salary of $4, Self grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He received a scholarship to play at Oklahoma State University. He was a winner all four years he played. He graduated with a degree in business in 1985 and a masters degree in athletic administration in 1989. Both degrees he received from Oklahoma State, in 1985, he joined Larry Browns coaching staff at the University of Kansas, replacing John Calipari, who had accepted a position as assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Self remained at Kansas as an Assistant Coach for the 1985–1986 season, between 1986 and 1993, Self was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State University under Leonard Hamilton, followed by Eddie Sutton. After Oral Roberts compiled a 5–22 record in the 1992–1993 season, in his first season at ORU, the team managed only six wins/victories. Things improved slightly the following year, when ORU won ten games, after rebuilding the Golden Eagles, Self was hired by crosstown rival Tulsa and spent three seasons there, compiling a Tulsa-best 74–27 record. While at TU, Self coached the Hurricane to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000, in the 1999–2000 season, in addition to setting a school single-season record for victories by compiling a 32–5 record, Self led the Golden Hurricane to its first-ever Elite Eight appearance. On June 9,2000, Illinois named Bill Self the head coach of their basketball program, Selfs predecessor, Lon Kruger, had recently left the Illinois program to accept a job in the NBA as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Self coached Illinois guards Frank Williams and Cory Bradford, along with guard/forward Sergio McClain, forward Brian Cook, the Illini failed to advance beyond the Elite Eight after falling to eventual tournament finalists number 2 seeded Arizona. The 2000–01 Illini roster included future NBA players Frank Williams, Robert Archibald, Self was responsible for the recruitment of many of the 2005 Fighting Illini team, which won the Big Ten title under Bruce Weber
17. Kevin Stallings – Kevin E. Stallings is an American basketball coach, currently serving as the head coach of the mens basketball team at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he served as coach at Illinois State University. He was an assistant coach at Purdue University and the University of Kansas, Stallings was born in Collinsville, Illinois. He graduated from Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Illinois in 1978, the Kahoks went 30–1 his junior season and lost to De La Salle in the first round of the Illinois state tournament, 67–66. In his senior season, the Kahoks finished 28–3 and finished third in the state tournament and they lost in the semi-finals 55–53 to eventual champion Lockport Central, who finished the season 33–0. Stallings still holds Collinsville records for assists, season assists. After a year at Belleville Area College in Belleville, Illinois and his first season, the Boilermakers finished with a 27–8 record under coach Lee Rose and reached the NCAA Final Four. Purdue reached the NIT Final Four in Stallings’ junior and senior seasons, Stallings started 17 games his senior season and averaged 4.3 points and 2.6 assists per game. Stallings received a degree in business management in 1982 and a masters degree in counseling in 1984. After graduation in 1982, Stallings began as assistant coach at Purdue under Gene Keady, from 1982 to 1988, Purdue amassed a 140–44 record, winning three Big Ten Championships and reaching the NCAA Tournament all six years. The highlight was a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1988, when the Boilermakers finished 29–4, in 1988, Stallings was hired by Roy Williams, who had taken over at Kansas after Larry Browns surprising NCAA Tournament championship. During the next five seasons, the Jayhawks compiled a 132–38 record and they advanced to the Final Four twice. In 1991, they lost to Duke in the finals, 72–65, while in 1993, they lost in the semifinals to North Carolina, in 1993, Stallings became the 15th head coach at Illinois State following Bob Bender’s move to the University of Washington. The Redbirds went 123–63 during his tenure and reached the NCAA Tournament. His winning percentage of.661 is the highest ever by an Illinois State coach who coached at least five years, following a 16–11 record his first season, Stallings led Illinois State a 20–13 record in his second year. They lost to Washington State 83–80 in the round of the 1995 NIT. In 1995–96, the Redbirds again finished second in the MVC and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT, in 1996–97, Illinois State won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990. The Redbirds lost to Iowa State in the first round 69–57 in Auburn Hills, in 1997–98, led by MVC player of the year Rico Hill and Dan Muller, Illinois State swept the MVC regular season and tournament titles for the second consecutive year
18. Mark Turgeon – Mark Leo Turgeon is an American college basketball coach. He is currently the coach for the Maryland Terrapins. Mark Turgeon was born and raised as one of five children in Topeka, after graduating from Hayden High School, Turgeon attended The University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelors degree in Personnel Administration in 1987. He is married to Ann Fowler whom he met at KU, Turgeon played basketball at Hayden High School, helping the team post a 47-3 record and capture two consecutive Class 4A State Championships in 1982 and 1983. Turgeon earned All-State Tournament team honors in both of those years, although only 5 feet 10 inches out of high school, Turgeon earned a scholarship to play basketball at Kansas University under Coach Larry Brown. Turgeon played in four straight NCAA tournaments, becoming the first KU player to do so, the team finished that season 35–4 overall. Turgeon was a captain for both the 1986 and 1987 squads, a member of the Big Eight All-Freshmen Team in 1984. Fans called him The Surgeon because, in addition to the phrase rhyming with his surname, after his freshman year, coach Larry Brown told Turgeon that he would likely never play in the NBA and should consider becoming a coach after college. Turgeon agreed, and Brown soon began asking his advice during games and practices, Turgeon remembers that he never got the answer right, Brown always sighed, rolled his eyes, and did something differently. After Turgeon earned a degree from the University of Kansas in 1987, he took a position as an assistant to his former coach. In his first year of coaching, he helped the team win a championship in the 1988 NCAA Tournament. That team has been dubbed Danny and the Miracles due to the leadership of National Player of the Year Danny Manning, Turgeon remained on the Kansas staff when Roy Williams took over after Brown left for the San Antonio Spurs in 1989. He also served as the coach of the junior varsity team. During this time, Kansas won back-to-back Big Eight Conference Championships in 1991 and 1992, following the 1992 season, Turgeon left Kansas to become the top assistant to recently hired University of Oregon head coach Jerry Green, who had also been an assistant at Kansas. Turgeon also served as the recruiting coordinator in 1995. The following year, he signed two of the top 100 prospects in the country, Turgeon briefly left college coaching in 1997. Turgeon accepted his first head coaching position in 1998 with Jacksonville State University in Alabama, in his first year as head coach, the team accumulated an 8-18 record, finishing tied for 10th in the Trans America Conference. The following season, his team improved to 17-11, 12-6 in conference, after the 1999–2000 season, Turgeon returned to his home state as head coach of the Wichita State Shockers, a team which had had only two winning seasons in the previous 11 years
19. Jo Jo White – Joseph Henry Jo Jo White is an American former professional basketball player. As an amateur, he played basketball at the University of Kansas, White was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. White was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of a minister, the youngest of seven siblings, he started playing basketball at six and found sports to be a key platform for his community. As a child, he followed the St. Louis Hawks, White joined the team mid-season and enjoyed immediate success, entering the 1966 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament. They played dominantly but encountered a physical Texas Western squad, now known as University of Texas at El Paso, during the first overtime, White took and made a shot as the buzzer sounded, but he was ruled out of bounds by referee Rudy Marich. The team lost this thriller in the 2nd overtime to Texas Western who went on to win the championship, the game would later go on to be featured in the 2006 film Glory Road about the 1966 Texas Western team. White would become a leader of the team and made the consensus NCAA All-American Second Team in 1968 and 1969 and he graduated with a degree in physical education. After college, White played on the 1968 USA Olympic basketball team in Mexico City, the team was not expected to win the gold medal due to many future Basketball Hall of Fame players either declining to participate or not being chosen. The U. S. Olympic Basketball Committee limited four roster spots from the NCAA, the U. S. Mens team, led by White and Haywood unexpectedly went undefeated, beating Yugoslavia 65-50 in the title game. White described his reaction, Going into the Olympic Games we weren’t the overwhelming favorites to win the gold medal and we weren’t even considered the strongest team in the tournament. That billing went to the Russians, who was upset by Yugoslavia in the semifinals, but we were the more determined team, and I think thats what set us apart. This victory would prove to be the last in a streak of seven gold medals for the US Mens team. After the Olympics, White was drafted in 1969 in the first round by the NBAs Boston Celtics, there was some reluctance during the time of the draft as White had a mandatory two-year military commitment. Then Boston general manager, Red Auerbach, was able to shorten Whites commitment, plus I was in excellent condition because of my military obligation, so I feel that this gave me an added advantage. White was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Reds, however, before White even reported to training camp, the Celtics center and player-coach Bill Russell announced his retirement and cut ties to the organization. Also, the teams long-time Shooting Guard Sam Jones would end his career, with the sudden departure of Russell and Jones, White would endure a rebuilding season where the franchise experienced their first losing season since 1950. White made the All-NBA rookie team during the 1970 season, the Celtics got back on track by drafting Dave Cowens, trading for Paul Silas, retaining veteran John Havlicek, and hiring of coach Tommy Heinsohn. With White leading the attack from the point guard position, the returned to its winning ways in 1971
20. Roy Williams (coach) – Roy Allen Williams is an American college basketball coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He first started his coaching career at North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978. In 2003, Williams left Kansas to return to his alma mater North Carolina, since returning to North Carolina Williams has won three national championships, eight Atlantic Coast Conference conference titles, and two ACC Coach of the Year awards. He is second all-time for most wins at both Kansas and North Carolina, Williams is currently ranked seventh in total victories by a mens NCAA Division I college coach, winning 816 games to date. He is also tenth all-time in the NCAA for winning percentage among mens college basketball coaches, on April 4,2005, Williams won his first national title as his Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game. In 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and he again led the Tar Heels to a national title on April 6,2009, against the Michigan State Spartans. Williams won his national championship when he led the Tar Heels on April 3,2017 to victory against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Williams is one of six NCAA Mens Division I college basketball coaches to have won at least three national championships, Williams is the only basketball coach in NCAA history to have 350 or more victories at two NCAA Division 1 schools, Kansas and North Carolina. As a head coach, Williams has coached in a total of six NCAA championship games, Williams was born in Marion General Hospital in Marion, North Carolina, and spent his early years in the small western North Carolina towns of Marion and Spruce Pine. As a child his family relocated to nearby Asheville, where he grew up, Williams lettered in basketball and baseball at T. C. Roberson High School in Asheville, NC all four years, Williams has stated that Coach Baldwin was one of the biggest influences in his life. Williams went on to play on the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When Williams was a sophomore at Carolina, he asked Smith if he could attend his practices, Williams also volunteered to keep statistics for Smith at home games and worked in Smiths summer camps. Williams first coaching job was in 1973 as a school basketball and golf coach at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain. He coached basketball and boys golf for five years and ninth-grade football for four years, in 1978, Williams came back to the University of North Carolina and served as an assistant to Coach Dean Smith from 1978 to 1988. During his tenure as assistant coach, North Carolina went 275–61 and won the NCAA national championship in 1982, the first for Smith, one of Williams more notable events came as assistant coach when he became instrumental in recruiting Michael Jordan. He was hired just months after the Danny Manning-led Jayhawks won the 1988 NCAA championship, weeks after Williams took the position, KU was placed on probation for violations that took place prior to his arrival. As a result, the Jayhawks were barred from play for the 1988–89 season