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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 1950sBasketball – Michael Jordan goes for a slam dunk
2. University of California at Los Angeles – The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919 and it offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, the university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. Fourteen Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, two Chief Scientists of the U. S. Air Force and three Turing Award winners have been faculty, researchers, or alumni, the university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015–2016 ranked UCLA 16th in the world for academics, in 2015-2016, UCLA ranked 12th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 31st in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference, the Bruins won 126 national championships, including 113 NCAA team championships, more than any other university. UCLA student-athletes, coaches and staff won 251 Olympic medals,126 gold,65 silver and 60 bronze, UCLA student-athletes competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception, and won a gold medal in every Olympics that the United States participated in since 1932. The State Normal School at Los Angeles opened on August 29,1882, the facility included an elementary school where teachers-in-training could practice their technique with children. That elementary school is related to the present day version, UCLA Lab School, in 1887, the school became known as the Los Angeles State Normal School. In 1914, the moved to a new campus on Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood. However, David Prescott Barrows, the new President of the University of California, the same legislation added its general undergraduate program, the College of Letters and Science. After the athletic teams entered the Pacific Coast conference in 1926, the Southern Branch student council adopted the nickname Bruins, in 1927, the Regents renamed the Southern Branch the University of California at Los Angeles. In the same year, the state broke ground in Westwood on land sold for $1 million, less than one-third its value, by real estate developers Edwin and Harold Janss, the campus in Westwood opened to students in 1929. The original four buildings were the College Library, Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building, the first undergraduate classes on the new campus were held in 1929 with 5,500 students. A timeline of the history can be found on its website, during its first 32 years, UCLA was treated as an off-site department of UC. As such, its presiding officer was called a provost, in 1951, UCLA was formally elevated to co-equal status with UC Berkeley, and its presiding officer Raymond B. Allen was the first chief executive to be granted the title of chancellor. The appointment of Franklin David Murphy to the position of Chancellor in 1960 helped spark an era of growth of facilities. By the end of the decade, UCLA had achieved distinction in a range of subjectsUniversity of California at Los Angeles – The Los Angeles branch of California State Normal School, 1881.
3. Steve Alford – Stephen Todd Alford is an American basketball coach, former player, and current head coach of the UCLA Bruins mens basketball team. Alford led Indiana University to a championship in the 1987 NCAA tournament. At Indiana, he earned first team All-Big Ten honors three times and became Indianas all-time leading scorer at the time, Alford played four years in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. After retiring in 1991, he became a basketball coach. He has coached at Manchester University, Southwest Missouri State University, the University of Iowa, Alford was born in Franklin, Indiana and grew up in New Castle. Alford learned to count as a three-year-old by watching the numbers tick off the scoreboard in Monroe City, Sam often moved for various coaching jobs. Steve missed only two of his fathers games, once when he had chicken pox and once when he made the regionals of the Elks Club free-throw shooting contest, when Alford was nine years old, he attended a basketball camp put on by Coach Bob Knight. Eventually the Alfords settled in New Castle, Indiana, where Steve played on the New Castle Chrysler High School basketball team with his dad as coach. Alford was known to practice shooting so much that he would wear out six or seven nets a summer, as a high school freshman Alford barely averaged a point a game, but then averaged 18.7 the next season. By his senior year in 1983, before the three-point line was implemented, Alford averaged 37.7 points per game. His team advanced to the state quarterfinal but lost to Connersville in the 1983 state tournament. Later, shortly after Alford won a medal as a member of Bob Knights U. S. Olympic team. Alford decided to play basketball for Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball team, at Indiana, Alford became the universitys all-time leading scorer with 2,438 points. Alford was the first player to be named the teams MVP four times, during his final three seasons, Alford earned first team all-Big Ten honors. In the Legends of College Basketball by The Sporting News Alford was #35 on the list of the 100 greatest Division-I college basketball players, when The Sporting News named its top ten NCAA basketball players of the 1980s in December 1989, Alford was listed at number ten. As a freshman, Alford quickly earned the favor of Coach Knight, dan Dakich, Alfords former teammate and later an interim Indiana coach, said Steve was incredibly mature as a freshman. He was getting out of practice then. If Coach respects you and knows you can handle it, hell do that, when I was a freshman, only Randy Wittman and Ted Kitchel, the seniors, were thrown outSteve Alford – Alford in December 2009 while coaching at the University of New Mexico
4. Frank Arnold – Frank Harold Arnold is a retired American college basketball coach who was head coach at BYU from 1975 to 1983 and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1985 to 1987. Born in Ogden, Utah, Arnold grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and he then attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and lettered on the Idaho State Bengals basketball team from 1954 to 1956. After graduating from Idaho State in 1956, Arnold became an assistant basketball coach at Payette High School in Payette, in 1962, Arnold enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Oregon and became a graduate assistant on the Oregon Ducks basketball team. In 1963, Arnold returned to Pocatello High to be head coach, the following year, Arnold moved to Vancouver, Washington to be head coach at Clark Junior College, where he would stay for two seasons until 1966. Arnold then returned to the University of Oregon to be assistant coach under Steve Belko, Arnold joined John Woodens staff at UCLA in 1971 to replace Denny Crum, who left to take the head coaching position at Louisville. Arnold was hired to replace BYU coach Glenn Potter in 1975, prior to coming to BYU, Arnold had been tutored by UCLA legendary coach John Wooden, working as an assistant for the “Wizard of Westwood” during the school’s glory years. Arnold was Woodens assistant coach for three NCAA championships, Arnold led the Cougars to a 137-94 record, won three Western Athletic Conference basketball titles and also coached them to three trips to NCAA Tournament and another to the NIT. BYU made it to the NCAA Final 8 with a team starring future NBA players Danny Ainge, Greg Kite, Arnold struggled after the 1981 season and finished coaching at BYU in 1983. Arnold accepted the coaching position at the University of Hawaii in 1985. He resigned in 1987 and noted that his lack of success at the school was because In order to win here you have to have J. C. transfers, Arnold then was an assistant at Arizona State for two seasons. His son Gib Arnold also became a coach and was most recently head coach at Hawaii from 2010 to 2014Frank Arnold – Arnold from 1973 UCLA yearbook
5. Gene Bartow – Bobby Gene Bartow was an American mens college basketball coach. The Browning, Missouri, native coached 36 years at six universities after coaching two high schools in Missouri for six years, in 1972 Bartow coached the Puerto Rico national basketball team in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Bartow began his coaching at the level in Missouri, coaching Shelbina. His 1957 St. Charles team won the championship, defeating North Kansas City in the Class L finals by a score of 60–54. He coached the US national team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship, Bartow signed a five-year contract to replace Harv Schmidt at the University of Illinois in 1974. A last-place team the previous campaign, the Fighting Illini finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten at 8–18 in 1975, despite this, he was the first Illini coach to extensively recruit talented African American high school players from the Chicago area. He was succeeded by Lou Henson, Bartow left his position to succeed John Wooden as the head coach of UCLA. Bartow coached at UCLA from 1975 to 1977, guiding them to a 52–9 record and he coached the 1977 College Player of the Year, Marques Johnson. As of 2008, he is the second winningest coach at UCLA by percentage of wins to losses at.852, putting him behind Gary Cunningham at.862 and above John Wooden at.808. Bartow left UCLA after the 1977 season to take over the job of creating a program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as the schools first head coach and athletic director for 18 years. Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. His son Murry, a UAB assistant, became the coach upon Bartows retirement, Bartow was later president of Hoops, LP, the company runs the Memphis Grizzlies. On April 15,2009, a UAB spokesman revealed that Bartow had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, on January 3,2012, Gene Bartow died at his home in Birmingham after a two-year battle with the disease. In 1989, Bartow was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame,10 years later, in 1999, Bartow was also voted one of Valparaiso Universitys 150 most influential people in October 2009. In 2013, Bartow was selected for induction into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame, list of college mens basketball coaches with 600 winsGene Bartow – Gene Bartow
6. 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 TournamentLarry Brown (basketball) – Brown in 2005 as coach of the New York Knicks
7. Fred Cozens – Frederick Warren Cozens was an American college basketball, football, and boxing coach. He was the first head coach of basketball and football at UCLA and served as the schools athletic director from 1919 to 1942. Cozens was born in Portland, Oregon in 1890 and his father, Frederick Cozens, was emigrated from England in 1870 and became a salesman at a hardware store in Portland. His mother Carrie E. Cozens was born in Indiana in 1858, Cozens had an older sister, Ella M. Cozens, born in 1884. He received bachelors and masters degrees from the University of California in 1915 and 1918, respectively, Cozens was employed by the University of California for nearly 40 years. He began as a fellow and physical education instructor at Berkeley from 1915 to 1919. In June 1917, he was employed as an instructor of physical education at the University of California at Berkeley, in 1919, Cozens moved to UCLA where he served as the Director of Physical Education and Athletics and professor of physical education from 1919 to 1942. He became the first head coach of the UCLA basketball and football teams in 1919, Cozens remained UCLAs basketball coach through 1921 and guided them to a 20–4 record. His UCLA football teams compiled a 2–6 record, UCLA did not participate in an athletic conference until 1920, so the 1919 football team played a schedule full of local high schools and other assorted teams. Cozens also served as the dean of UCLAs college of Applied Arts from 1939 to 1942, at the time of the 1920 United States Census, Cozens was living in Los Angeles with his wife Helen J. Cozens and one-and-a-half year old son, Federick K. Cozens. Cozens occupation was recorded as a professor at a university, at the time of the 1930 United States Census, Cozens was still living in Los Angeles with his wife, Helen. The couple had two sons, Frederick K. and James B, Cozens occupation was again listed as a professor at a university. Cozens returned to Berkeley in 1942 and served as a professor and director of education from 1942 to 1954. Cozens died in 1954 in Berkeley, fred Cozens at the College Football Data WarehouseFred Cozens – Cozens at UCLA in 1920
8. Denny Crum – Denzel Edwin Denny Crum is a former American mens college basketball coach at the University of Louisville in Kentucky from 1971 to 2001, compiling a 675–295 record. He guided the Cardinals to two NCAA championships and six Final Fours, honored in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since 1994, Crum is one of the major figures in the history of sports in Kentucky and in college basketball in general. Crums prolific post-season play and calm demeanor earned him the monikers Mr. March and his most well-known nickname, denzel Edwin Crum was born in San Fernando, California. From 1954 to 1956, Denny Crum played basketball at Los Angeles Pierce College, in 1956, he transferred to UCLA to play for John Wooden. While at UCLA, Crum was honored with the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Trophy for outstanding first-year varsity player and he also received the Bruin Bench Award for most improved player the following year. After graduating in 1958, Crum served as the basketball coach at UCLA. The following year, he returned to Pierce College to serve as head coach, after four years at Pierce College, Crum was rehired by Wooden as a top assistant coach and chief recruiter. As a coach at UCLA, he played a role in three NCAA titles and he remained at UCLA until his departure for Louisville in 1971. In 1971, Crum was hired as coach by the University of Louisville. It was under Crum that the University of Louisville became a college basketball power. By 1972, Crum had taken his first team to the NCAA Final Four, Crum would go on to lead the Louisville Cardinals to five more final fours. He is tied for sixth all-time in number of four appearances with Adolph Rupp. They rank behind John Wooden, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, on March 24,1980, the Cardinals became NCAA Tournament champions after defeating Crums alma mater, UCLA, 59–54. Crums 1980 national champions have been credited with popularizing the High-5, six years later, Louisville would overcome Duke 72–69 for a second title largely because of the talented play of Never Nervous Pervis Ellison. Crum is one of eleven coaches to achieve two or more national championships. In 30 seasons, Crum took the Cardinals to 23 NCAA tournaments, while in the Metro Conference, the Cardinals won 12 regular season titles and 11 tournament championships. In its 19 years of naming a champion, the Metro had Louisville as first or second place 17 times, in 1993, Crum became the second fastest coach to reach 500 wins. He ranks 16th in overall Division I wins, the graduation rate for players under Denny Crum has been called troubling by some sourcesDenny Crum – Crum coaching an exhibition against the Dominican Republic National Team in 2011
9. John Ecker (basketball) – John Miles Ecker is a German-American former basketball player and coach. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins under Coach John Wooden, Ecker played and coached professionally in Germany, where he also became a naturalized citizen in 1977. He also taught at a school in Germany. Ecker is married to German Olympic gold-medal winner Heide Ecker-Rosendahl and their son, Danny Ecker, became one of the top German pole vaulters. Playing basketball at University High in West Los Angeles, Ecker was named to the All-Western League Second Team in 1965, as a senior, he averaged 20.7 points per game and was named to the All-Los Angeles City First Team. He was also named to the All-Western League First Team along with senior teammate Bill Seibert. Ecker was not a player for UCLA. Over three championship seasons, he played in every game, though his playing time was limited. The skinny, 6-foot-6-inch reserve served as a backup at both forward and center and he is one of 14 players who won three National Collegiate Athletic Association titles at UCLA under Coach John Wooden. Ecker entered UCLA as a walk-on without a scholarship, and was a starter on the freshman team in 1966–67. He was joined in the lineup by Seibert, his high school teammate. The following season, Ecker redshirted and did not play and he made the 15-man varsity squad for 1968–69, and served as the teams third-string center. On the first day of practice in 1969–70, students at UCLA had scheduled a walkout to protest the Vietnam War. Ecker joined teammate Andy Hill, who was also a high school teammate, in requesting Wooden to cancel practice to support of the antiwar effort. With the graduation of three-year starting center Lew Alcindor, Ecker was promoted to second-string as starter Steve Pattersons backup, during the season, Ecker made a 4-foot layup with five seconds remaining for a 72–71 win over Oregon State. He had entered the game for a ball with 16 seconds left after Sidney Wicks had fouled out. UCLA finished the season 28–2, and won the championship game over Jacksonville. At the annual banquet after the season, Seibert delivered a speech that was highly critical of WoodenJohn Ecker (basketball) – Ecker with the Bruins during 1970–71 season
10. Tyus Edney – Tyus Dwayne Edney is an American former professional basketball player. Listed at 1.78 m,88 kg, he was the point guard for UCLA from 1991 to 1995 and his game-winning shot for UCLA in the 2nd Round of the 1995 NCAA Mens Championship is considered to be one of the most famous plays in NCAA Tournament history. An All-EuroLeague First Team selection twice, he led Žalgiris Kaunas to the 1999 EuroLeague title, Edney is the director of basketball operations for the UCLA mens basketball team. In his freshman season at UCLA in 1992, Edney was named the most valuable player on his team. In his sophomore season, Edney was voted the teams most valuable player and he was again named to the first-team All-Pac-10 conference team in 1994. In his senior season, Edney set personal bests in points, steals. On October 9,2009, Edney was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and he will be inducted into the Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor on March 14,2014 during the 2014 Pac-12 Conference Mens Basketball Tournament. Edneys late game heroics in the 1995 Mens Division I Basketball Tournament have earned him a spot in NCAA Tournament lore, Edneys UCLA squad had played well in the 1994–1995 season, earning a No.1 seed in the West Region of the tournament. Favored in their second match against eighth seed Missouri, UCLA fell behind 74-73 with just 4.8 seconds remaining. Bruins coach Jim Harrick, after calling timeout, turned to Edney, cameron Dollar inbounded the ball to Edney who caught it in stride and took off up the left sideline. A Missouri defender picked him up at about the top of the key, at midcourt, another defender attempted to trap, but Edney broke the defenders ankles with a behind-the-back dribble that evaded the pressure. After Edney reached the Missouri key,69 Missouri forward Derek Grimm slid over in an attempt to stop him, Edney adjusted his shot around Grimm, and banked the shot in at the buzzer. The ball dramatically drained through the net as the game ending red light blazed, two games later against the Connecticut Huskies, Edney had another chance at a full court run before the half, and drained a 30-foot 3-pointer en route to a 102-96 victory. UCLA went on to win its 11th NCAA basketball championship, defeating the defending champion Arkansas Razorbacks 89-78, but UCLAs record 11th National Championship would have been impossible had Edneys full court runner vs. Missouri not fallen. Edney was named to the Tournament Western Regional All-Tournament team, Edney was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round with the 47th overall pick of the 1995 NBA draft. He played with the Kings for two seasons and he spent two more seasons in the NBA, with the Boston Celtics in 1997–1998 and with the Indiana Pacers in 2000–2001. Between those seasons he played for EuroLeague winner Žalgiris earning the EuroLeague Final Four MVP title and, during the 1999–2000 season, in the NBA, he never could top his rookie year with the Kings, when he averaged 10.8 ppg and had 491 total assists. Following his departure from the NBA in 2001, Edney bounced around several European teams, including another stint with Benetton Treviso, after the 2004–2005 season, George Garbolas brought Edney to Olympiacos in order to help the team challenge in Greece and in EuropeTyus Edney – Edney in 2011.
11. Larry Farmer (basketball) – Larry Farmer is an American college basketball coach and player. He currently is an assistant coach at Western Michigan University and this is his second stint as an assistant coach at WMU. Farmer played his school basketball at Manual High School in Denver, Colorado. He nearly quit the sport as a sophomore, but stuck with it, later, as a senior, he helped the Thunderbolts reach the state championship game. In January 2017, Farmer was inducted into the Colorado High School Activities Associations Hall of Fame, Farmer played at UCLA during the early 1970s under legendary coach John Wooden. He was a teammate of Bill Walton during the era when the Bruins won seven consecutive NCAA mens titles and he was the only player that participated in all the games for the UCLA teams that went 89–1, the best winning percentage in NCAA mens basketball history. Farmer was drafted by both the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and Denver Nuggets of the American Basketball Association. He did not play, but instead returned to UCLA to where he was an assistant basketball coach under John Wooden, Gene Bartow and Gary Cunningham, when Brown resigned prior to the 1981–82 season, Farmer was elevated to head coach of the UCLA basketball team. He was the coach of the University of California, Los Angeles from 1981 to 1984. He had recruited Earvin Magic Johnson to come play at UCLA, in 1985, Farmer became the head coach for Weber State University and was the successor to Neil McCarthy. Farmer coached Weber for three seasons and compiled a record of 34–54, Larry Farmer also coached at Loyola University Chicago from 1998 to 2004. Farmer had a 30–51 record over his first three seasons before breaking through in 2001. In that year, Farmer compiled a 17–13 record, 9–7 in the Horizon League, Farmer took the Ramblers to the brink of the NCAA Tournament before losing to rival University of Illinois Chicago. Farmer did not have success after that and struggled through his last two seasons with the Ramblers. Farmer has also coached at the professional level serving as coach of the Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait. He also served as a coach for the Kuwaiti National Team from 1992–97 and his college coaching experience also includes a stint as an assistant at Rhode Island, where he helped the Rams reach the Elite Eight. He spent three years on the bench at the University of Hawaii under Bob Nash from 2007–10, Farmer spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan from 2010–12. In the 2012 season, Farmer was the director of development for mens basketball at North Carolina StateLarry Farmer (basketball) – Farmer as bench coach for Western Michigan University
12. Scott Garson – Scott Jon Garson is an American basketball coach who is currently the head men’s basketball coach at the College of Idaho. Prior to that, Garson was an assistant mens coach at UCLA. Garson was a part of the under-18 US mens basketball coaching staff at the 2015 Maccabi Games. Garson has led The College of Idaho to a 58-12 record, in his first season leading The College of Idaho, the Coyotes went 28-6 overall, which was the second most single-season win total in program history. The Coyotes finished second in the national poll receiving first place votes, having gone 16-2 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Garson was named a finalist for two major national coaching awards, the Don Meyer Award and the Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award, the Coyotes finished first nationally in total assists, blocked shots per game and defensive three-point percentage. They averaged 86.8 points per game on the season, in Garsons second season as head coach, he led the Coyotes to another Cascade Collegiate Conference championship and an undefeated regular season at home. The season marked the first back-to-back conference championships by the school in 59 seasons, the Coyotes 30-6 record is now the second most single-season wins in program history. The College of Idaho reached the Quarterfinals in the NAIA National Tournament, Garson also coached the 2014-15 Cascade Collegiate Conference player of the year, Josh Wilson. Wilson and Perkins were also named 1st and 2nd team All-Americans, Garson has once again been named a finalist for the Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award. In addition to a perfect 34-0 home record in Garsons two seasons as coach, The College of Idaho also led the country in home attendance in 2014-15. Garson helped UCLA to a 222-90 overall record, three Pac-10 titles, one Pac-12 title, six NCAA Tournaments, three trips to the Final Four, and a national championship runner-up finish in 2006. At Utah, Garson helped the Utes win three Mountain West titles and make four NCAA Tournament appearances, Garson has successfully recruited or coached fifteen players selected in the NBA Draft. Garson holds a bachelor of arts in law and society from UC- Santa Barbara, a devoted baseball fan, Scott was a pitcher and basketball guard at Washington University in St. Louis prior to transferring to UC Santa BarbaraScott Garson – Garson in 2007 with UCLA.
13. Mark Gottfried – Mark Frederick Gottfried is an American mens college basketball coach and former player. He was named coach of North Carolina State University on April 5,2011. Gottfried played one season at Oral Roberts and three seasons at Alabama, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in each of his seasons with the Crimson Tide. He spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA, including the teams 1995 NCAA championship season, Gottfried is currently an honorary board of trustees member of the Athletes in Action sports ministry. Gottfried was born in Crestline, Ohio and he played varsity basketball at Carterville High School in Carterville, Illinois and Carbondale High School in Carbondale, Illinois. He then played for UMS Prep in Mobile, Alabama during his senior year, as a student, he was selected to the National Honor Society. Gottfried was inducted into UMS-Wrights Hall of Fame and in 2004 was the UMS Alumnus of the Year, Gottfried attended Oral Roberts on a basketball scholarship. After playing there for one season, where he was a Freshman All-American, there, he started 98 consecutive games, and Alabama advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in all three seasons he played. He holds the records for most 3-point shots made in a single game with eight in a 1987 game against Vanderbilt. He was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the round of the 1987 NBA Draft. Instead, he spent three years touring with Athletes in Action, then attended UCLA graduate school for two years, Gottfried served as an assistant coach for eight seasons at UCLA under Jim Harrick. Also members of the staff were former St. Johns and UCLA head coach Steve Lavin, the Bruins were the 1995 NCAA champions with Gottfried as an assistant coach and recruiter. He faced his former school twice as coach at Alabama, losing 79–57 in the 2001 John Wooden Classic. Gottfried was head coach from 1995 to 1998 at Murray State University, Murray State advanced to the NCAA tournament in 1997 and again in 1998 and made the NIT in his first season there in 1996. He coached the Racers to Ohio Valley Conference Championships in each of his seasons as head coach, in his last season, the Racers finished 25th in the final AP Poll. Gottfried was hired by the University of Alabama on March 25,1998 and he led the Tide to the SEC regular season championship in the 2001–02 season. The following year, his became the first in Crimson Tide history to be ranked No.1 in the AP poll. The team held the ranking for two weeks before losing 51–49 to Utah shortly before conference play, during the end of the following season, his team upset top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford in the second round of the NCAA TournamentMark Gottfried – Mark Gottfried
14. Jim Harrick – Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Harrick graduated in 1960 from Morris Harvey College, now known as the University of Charleston. On November 20,2009 Sally Lee Harrick, his wife of 49 years, Harricks coaching career began at Morningside High School in Inglewood, California where he served as an assistant coach from 1964–1969 and as head coach from 1970–1973. He was then hired as an assistant coach at Utah State from 1974–1977, Harrick then spent two seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA from 1978–1979. His first collegiate coaching job was at Pepperdine University in 1979. In 1988, he returned to UCLA to assume head coaching duties after the firing of Walt Hazzard, during the recruiting period before his first season, he recruited Don MacLean, the most significant recruit to commit to Westwood in several years. McLeans arrival helped start a revival of the basketball program, during the 1994–1995 season, he led UCLA to a 31–2 record and the schools eleventh national championship, its first since the 1974–75 season. The 31 wins would stand as a record until the 2005–06 season. A year later, Harricks Bruins were upset in the first round by Princeton, as it turned out, this would be the last game Harrick would coach in Westwood. Since Harrick paid for the meal, it amounted to an improper extra benefit for Dollar. To cover up their presence, Harrick included the names of his wife, when the school investigated, Harrick told Holton to tell athletic director Peter Dalis that Holtons wife was at the meal. However, a day later, Holton confessed that wasnt true, on November 6,1996, Dalis and school chancellor Chuck Young gave Harrick an ultimatum, resign by the next morning or be fired. Harrick opted to take the firing, although picking up the tab for Dollar and OBannon was a secondary violation at best, Young and Dalis felt Harricks attempted cover-up was unforgivable. However, Harrick claims that the NCAA has cleared him of wrongdoing and he left UCLA as the schools second-winningest coach, behind only Wooden. However, he is now third behind Wooden and Ben Howland, after a one-year hiatus, Harrick returned to coaching by accepting the head coach position at Rhode Island. He coached the Rams for two seasons, where in both years they qualified for the NCAA Tournament, during the 1998 tournament, the Rams upset Kansas in the second round and reached the Midwest Regional finals but were defeated by Stanford 79–77. In his second season, he managed to recruit Lamar Odom, after the season, he left URI to become the head coach at the University of Georgia. He served there for four seasons, leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament twice following a losing record and his tenure at Georgia ended in controversy in the spring of 2003. His son, Jim Harrick, Jr. a Georgia assistant, got into trouble for paying $300 in expenses for one of his players and he also gave an A to Cole, Rashad Wright and Chris Daniels for a basketball strategy class even though they never attended itJim Harrick – Harrick in 2008
15. Walt Hazzard – Walter Raphael Walt Hazzard Jr. later Mahdi Abdul-Rahman was an American college, Olympic and professional basketball player and college basketball coach. Hazzard attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, where his teams went 89-3, Hazzard then went on to UCLA, where he became a key player on the varsity basketball team. In Hazzards first season on the varsity squad, the UCLA Bruins made their first Final Four appearance in the 1962 NCAA Toournament and they lost 72-70 to Cincinnati, the eventual champion, in the semi-finals. UCLAs first undefeated season of 1963–64 was in no small part due to Hazzard, his backcourt partner Gail Goodrich, the team won its first NCAA Championship, and Hazzard was selected by the Associated Press as the tournaments Most Valuable Player. Following UCLAs victory in the 1964 tournament, Sports Illustrated featured a photograph of Walt Hazzard dribbling the basketball up court. Hazzard was chosen as an All-American and also selected as College Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association and his number 42 jersey was retired by UCLA in 1996 in Pauley Pavilion, but Hazzard gave his permission for stand-out recruit Kevin Love to wear the number. Hazzard and Bill Bradley earned a spot on the 1964 Olympic basketball team for the U. S. which unsurprisingly won the gold medal and he was the number 1 draft pick in the NBA draft of 1964 by the Los Angeles Lakers. Hazzard later played in the NBA, first with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1964–1967, then the Seattle SuperSonics, the Atlanta Hawks, the Buffalo Braves and he returned to the SuperSonics for the 1973–74 season, after which he retired from professional basketball. Seattle traded him to the Hawks during the off-season for Lenny Wilkens, Hazzards career high average in assists came during the 1969–70 season, when he averaged 6.8 assist per game while playing for the Hawks. In 1984, he returned to UCLA as its mens basketball coach and that same year, he was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. He coached for four seasons, winning 77 out of 125 games, the 1984–1985 UCLA Bruin basketball team won the NIT championship. The 1986–1987 UCLA Bruin basketball team won both the Pac-10 regular season championship as well as the inaugural Pacific-10 Conference Mens Basketball Tournament, however, after the 1987-88 Bruins finished only two games above. 500--the closest they had come to a losing record in 40 years--Hazzard was fired. He later spent a number of working for the Los Angeles Lakers, first as an advance scout on the west coast. During his professional career, Hazzard converted to Islam and changed his name to Mahdi Abdul-Rahman. However, he felt that the change was poorly received in basketball circles, believing that it cost him opportunities. Therefore, although he remained devout in his Muslim faith, he chose to return to using the name Walt Hazzard professionally. Hazzard and his wife Jaleesa had four children, Yakub, Jalal, Rasheed, and Khalil, on March 22,1996, Hazzard was hospitalized following a stroke. Although he made a substantial recovery over the years, his health never returned in fullWalt Hazzard – Walt Hazzard
16. Ben Howland – Benjamin Clark Howland is an American college basketball coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and former player. Howland became the first mens coach in college basketball history to be fired shortly after winning an outright power-conference title. He is one of the few NCAA Division I coaches to take three different teams to the NCAA tournament, Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, and UCLA. Born in Lebanon, Oregon, Howland first attended Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California, for a year transferred to Cerritos High School in Cerritos. While at Cerritos, he was a two-time All-CIF and two-time Suburban League Most Valuable Player in basketball, after high school Howland played college basketball for Santa Barbara City College then transferred to Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, a member of the Big Sky Conference. Known as a defensive specialist, he played professional basketball in Uruguay. He earned a degree in physical education at Weber State. 1972-73, Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, California 1973-76, Cerritos High School, Cerritos, California 1976-78, Santa Barbara City College, led the Vaqueros to California State finals in 1978. 1978-80, Weber State College, named WSCs defensive MVP both years and led Wildcats to consecutive Big Sky titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1979 and 1980,1980, Played professionally in Bohemios First Division Uruguay, South America. Howland wanted to be a coach since his years living in Santa Barbara. At the age of twenty-four, he became an assistant at Gonzaga. His childhood friend Jay Hillock, the new coach, recruited Howland. At Gonzaga, one of Howlands duties was to guard future NBA all-star John Stockton in practice, after a year at Gonzaga, Howland got his first paid coaching job at the University of California, Santa Barbara as an assistant coach to Ed DeLacy. After Jerry Pimm replaced DeLacy in 1983, Howland helped Pimm lead the Gauchos to five appearances between 1988 and 1994. Starting in 1992, Howland applied for head coaching jobs at UC Irvine, Howlands first head coaching job was at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Under Howland, Northern Arizona captured the Big Sky Conference Championship in the 1996-97 season and he then led the Lumberjacks to the Big Sky Tournament Championship the following year, sending them to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. While at NAU, he was considered for head coaching jobs at UC Irvine again and at UCSB and he later ended up replacing Ralph Willard at the University of Pittsburgh, a member of the Big East Conference. He also took Pitt to three straight Big East Championship games, winning the 2003 tournament title, the first in school history, in 2002, Howland also earned several national coach-of-the-year awardsBen Howland – Howland with UCLA in 2012
17. Wilbur Johns – Wilbur Johns was a mens college basketball coach. He was the coach of the University of California, Los Angeles prior to John Wooden from 1939 to 1948. He became the athletic director following his head coaching tenure. He is a 1985 inductee to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and he died at his home at age 63 on July 14,1967. Johns played four years basketball at UCLA, graduating in 1925Wilbur Johns – Wilbur Johns (1960)
18. Chad Kammerer – Chad Kammerer is director of scouting and a former assistant basketball coach of the National Basketball Associations Miami Heat. Kammerer joined the Heat in 2001 as a scout, became an assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra in 2008. Before joining the Heat, Kammerer worked as an assistant coach for Valparaiso University, the University of California at Los Angeles, Concordia University, and his father, Chet Kammerer, serves as the Miami Heats Vice President of Player Personnel. Kammerer spent the years of his childhood in Warsaw, Indiana before moving to California. His father, Chet, was the basketball coach at Grace College while the family lived in Warsaw. In 1975, the moved to California, where Chet would become the head basketball coach at Westmont College. Years later, Chad Kammerer would become a college basketball player while attending Westmont College from 1986 to 1990. In 1993, Kammerer earned his masters degree from the University of Mississippi, the Westmont College basketball court was named Kammerer Court in 2008. Kammerer joined the Miami Heat as a scout in August 2002 after just two months as an assistant coach for Valparaiso University and he also served as an assistant coach for UCLA, Concordia University Irvine, and Ole MissChad Kammerer – Kammerer in 2012
19. Kerry Keating – Kerry Keating is an American college basketball coach and the former head mens basketball coach at Santa Clara University. Keating was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts and grew up in Rockville Centre and he attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens and Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey. Keating enrolled at Seton Hall University in 1989 and played on the Seton Hall Pirates mens basketball team as a walk-on as a freshman under coach P. J. Carlesimo, the following year, Keating became a student assistant and video coordinator on Carlesimos staff. Keating graduated from Seton Hall in 1993, Keating served as administrative assistant for Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom in the 1993–94 season. The following season, Keating joined Jan van Breda Kolffs staff at Vanderbilt as an assistant coach, Keating then returned to Seton Hall University in 1995 to be an assistant coach for three seasons, first under George Blaney then under Tommy Amaker. Having previously worked with Buzz Peterson as assistant coaches at Vanderbilt, Keating would follow Peterson to Tulsa in 2000 and Tennessee in 2001. In 2003, Keating joined Ben Howlands staff at UCLA, rivals. com ranked Keating as one of the nations best recruiters of incoming talent in 2005. In October 2013, Keating signed a contract extension. He is Santa Clara Universitys second highest paid employee and he has led Santa Clara to the 2011 CollegeInsider. com Tournament and the 2013 College Basketball Invitational championships. Santa Clara is the first school to win both the CIT and CBI titles and it was announced that he would not return to Santa Clara on March 7,2016. Keating left Santa Clara after a tenure that saw him go 139–159 overallKerry Keating – Keating at a function.
20. Steve Lavin – Stephen Michael Steve Lavin is an American broadcaster for Fox Sports and Pac-12 Network, and a former basketball coach. Lavin served as coach of two storied college basketball programs - most recently St. Johns University in New York City. Lavin was born on September 4,1964 in San Francisco, Lavin initially attended San Francisco State University, where he played on the basketball team for two years. He transferred to Chapman University, from which he graduated in 1988 with a degree in communications. Lavins coaching career began in 1988 when he was hired as an assistant by Purdue head coach Gene Keady, after three years on the Boilermaker staff, Lavin returned to California when UCLA head coach Jim Harrick hired him as a Bruins assistant in 1991. Prior to becoming coach at UCLA, Lavin was an assistant coach on the Bruins for five years. Shortly before the 1996 season, UCLA fired Jim Harrick for issues related to violations at a recruiting meal, Lavin was the assistant on staff with the longest tenure at UCLA and was selected as interim head coach. The Bruins then won their next 11 games en route to the Pac-10 title, notable Lavin achievements at UCLA, During the period 1997 -2002, Lavins Bruins compiled nine consecutive overtime victories. These included victories over Arizona, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Stanford, in his time at UCLA, from 1996 to 2003, he compiled a record of 145–78. From 1989 to 2002 as an assistant and head coach, Lavin participated in 13 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. During Lavins tenure as a coach, he was one of only two coaches in the country to lead a team to five NCAA Regional Semifinals in six seasons - the other coach being Dukes Mike Krzyzewski. Lavin’s record at UCLA in the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament was 10-1 and his winning percentage in the first two rounds is second only to Dean Smith in NCAA Tournament history. Lavin is the college coach to have defeated the No.1 team in the country in four consecutive collegiate seasons, Stanford in 2000 and 2001, Kansas in 2002. Lavin guided UCLA to six seasons of 20 or more wins. As head coach at UCLA, Lavin and his staff recruited and signed the No.1 rated recruiting class in the country in 1998 and 2001, Lavin signed seven McDonalds High School All-Americans. R. In March 2003, following Lavins first losing season at UCLA, Lavin initially began his broadcasting career in 2003. Soon after being fired from UCLA in 2003, Lavin signed a broadcasting deal with ABC. Lavin also contributed to ESPN coverage on the NBA draft, Lavin has recently joined the Fox Sports and Pac-12 Network broadcasting teams as a college basketball analystSteve Lavin
21. Gerald Madkins – Gerald Madkins is an American professional basketball executive who is an assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He is a professional basketball player. Born in Merced, California, Madkins attended University of California and he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA and played with them from 1993 to 1994, and was signed by the Miami Heat on January 21,1998. Madkins played briefly with the Golden State Warriors in 1998 and he has also played in the Continental Basketball Association, where in 1993 he was named CBA Rookie of the Year. He also played overseas in Spain and France, during the 2007-08 season he served as Director of West Coast College Scouting for the Seattle SuperSonics. On September 10,2008, Madkins was named Director of Scouting by the Houston Rockets, in 2010, he joined the New Orleans Hornets as their Vice President of Player Personnel. On September 24,2012, Madkins was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers as their director of basketball operations, reporting to vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks. In June 2014, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was promoted from vice president to president of basketball operations. He was promoted to assistant general manager prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, profile & photo @ cavshistory. com Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference. comGerald Madkins – Madkins on scoreboard while at Pauley Pavilion in 2014
22. Phil Mathews – Phillip Louis Phil Mathews is an American basketball coach who is currently head mens basketball coach at Riverside City College. A native of Riverside, California, Mathews played college basketball at Riverside City, since 1972, Mathews has coached at the high school, junior college, and college levels. He began his career as an assistant at UC Irvine, Santa Ana Valley High School, from 1985 to 1995, Mathews was a junior college head coach at Ventura and led Ventura to ten conference titles and two state titles. Mathews then was head coach for the University of San Francisco from 1995 to 2004, Mathews then became an assistant coach at two NCAA programs, Nebraska from 2006 to 2010 and UCLA from 2010 to 2013. Mathews became head coach at Riverside City in 2013, phillip Louis Mathews was born in Riverside, California and graduated from John W. North High School in Riverside in 1968. Mathews then attended Riverside City College for two years and transferred to the University of California, Irvine and lettered two years as a guard on the UC Irvine Anteaters mens basketball team, Mathews graduated from UC Irvine in 1972 with a B. A. in comparative cultures. Mathews began his career in the 1972–73 season as an assistant at UC Irvine under Tim Tift. He then spent one season as junior varsity coach at Santa Ana Valley High School before returning to UC Irvine for four seasons as an assistant again under Tift. UC Irvine, then in Division II, made the 1974 NCAA Tournament, in 1978, Mathews returned to Santa Ana Valley High to become varsity basketball coach. In three seasons with Mathews as coach, Santa Ana Valley won two Century League titles, in 1981, Mathews returned to the collegiate ranks in his first NCAA Division I job, as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton under George McQuarn. During Mathewss four seasons on staff, Cal State Fullerton made the 1983 National Invitation Tournament, from 1985 to 1995, Mathews was head coach on the junior college level, at Ventura College. Mathews had a 298–56 record at Ventura, with CCCAA titles in 1987 and 1995, Mathews also served as athletics coordinator at Ventura in the 1994–95 season. Mathews then was head coach at the University of San Francisco from 1995 to 2004, San Francisco had winning records in 6 of Mathewss nine seasons and made the 1998 NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning the WCC Tournament. After the 2003–04 season, USF fired Mathews, who finished his tenure with a 139–123 record, after USF, Mathews returned to the junior college ranks as head coach at San Bernardino Valley College. Mathews led San Bernardino Valley to a 27–5 record in 2004–05 with the Foothill Conference title, in 2006, Mathews returned to Division I as an assistant coach at Nebraska under Doc Sadler. Mathews remained on staff for four seasons, during which Nebraska made the NIT in 2008 and 2009, in 2010, Mathews joined Ben Howlands staff at UCLA as an assistant coach. Mathews coached for three seasons, during which UCLA made the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2013 and won the Pac-12 regular season title in 2013, Mathews became head coach at Riverside City College in 2013. Riverside went 12–17 in 2013–14, then 10–17 in 2014–15Phil Mathews – Mathews in 2011 with UCLA.
23. Jerry Norman (basketball) – Jerry Norman is an American former college basketball player and coach. He was an assistant coach under John Wooden with the UCLA Bruins for 11 seasons and he is enshrined in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. Norman was a player with UCLA, and was co-captain during his senior year. After serving in the United States Navy and coaching in high school and he was a top recruiter for the Bruins, helping the program expand its recruiting radius from locally to nationwide. Norman also introduced a pressuring zone press defense to UCLA, which was instrumental to their first two national championships and he retired from coaching in 1968, and enjoyed a successful career in the financial industry. High and Washington High in Los Angeles, after graduating high school in 1947, he enrolled at East Los Angeles College, where he led the Metropolitan Conference in scoring and was named first-team All-Southern California Junior College. In Normans sophomore year in 1949–50, UCLA qualified for the NCAA tournament, the following season, Norman was kicked off the team for two weeks after talking to a teammate during practice and not paying attention to Wooden. Sheldrake, who was friendly with Wooden, convinced the two to reconcile. In 1951–52, Norman was co-captain of the team with fellow senior Don Johnson, after graduating in 1952, Norman served 3 1⁄2 years in the Navy before teaching and coaching for a year at West Covina High, where Woodens brother was the principal. In the fall of 1957, Norman returned to UCLA after accepting a position in the physical education department. Wooden asked him to moonlight as the coach of the basketball team. In July 1959, Norman became a varsity assistant, according to sportswriter Seth Davis, author of Wooden, A Coach’s Life, Norman is deserving of more credit for Woodens success than people generally attribute to him. Wooden began coaching UCLA in 1948–49, but the Bruins never advanced past the first round of the NCAA Tournament until after Norman was hired, during the 1963–64 season, Norman convinced a reluctant Wooden to use the zone press, which the team had never utilized before. The Bruins had employed a man-to-man press with some success in 1962–63, Norman instead proposed a 2–2–1 full-court zone press, which quickened the pace of the game and was influential in the first two national titles won by the Bruins, who were undersized. Norman was also UCLAs top recruiter, which complemented Woodens aversion to recruiting, after becoming Woodens top assistant, Norman encouraged UCLA athletic director J. D. Morgan to expand the recruiting budget and extend their recruiting from California to nationwide. Previously, Wooden had a budget and was satisfied with landing players locally. Under Norman, UCLAs recruits included Alcindor from New York, Walt Hazzard from Philadelphia, prior to the 1967–68 season, Norman contemplated quitting. He had grown weary of the workload and stress, and lamented his pay and his $14,000 salary was not sufficient to support his wife and kidsJerry Norman (basketball) – Norman with UCLA during 1967–68 season
24. Lorenzo Romar – Lorenzo Romar is a college basketball coach and the former head mens basketball coach at the University of Washington from 2002 to 2017. Romar also played basketball for Washington from 1978 to 1980, after college, Romar was drafted by the Golden State Warriors and spent five years in the NBA. Lorenzo Romar is married to Leona Romar, with whom he has three daughters—Terra, Tavia and Taylor. After the NBA, Romar played and coached for Athletes in Action, Romar was then hired as an assistant coach at UCLA under coach Jim Harrick from 1992 to 1996, and was credited with recruiting many of the players on the 1995 national championship team. Romar became the coach at Pepperdine University and then at Saint Louis University before taking the job at Washington in 2002. Romar is credited for turning around the fortunes of the University of Washington basketball program. In 2004, Washington qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years, in 2005, Washington won the Pac-10 Tournament and received a No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies made their way to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1998, in 2006, Washington earned a third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive year. After failing to make the NCAA Tournament the next two years, Romar was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for leading the Huskies to their first outright title since 1953. They earned a No.4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Huskies returned to the Sweet Sixteen the following year, but again lost. In 2011, the Huskies earned their third trip to the NCAA Tournament. The trip marked the Huskies last trip to the Tournament under Romar, with a season-opening win over South Carolina State on November 14,2014, Romar passed Marv Harshman to become the second-winningest coach in UW history. After four years of near.500 seasons and five years without an NCAA Tournament appearance, in 2016, Coach Romar recruited his long-time friend Michael Porter Sr. to join the Huskies as an assistant coach. Michael Porter Sr. was expected to bring his two sons, Michael Porter Jr. and Jontay Porter, as commits to Washington, Michael Porter Jr. is widely considered the No.1 recruit in the 2017 class. However, on March 15,2017 following a dismal 9–22 seasson and it is anticipated that Porter will not attend Washington as a result. Romars record at Washington finished at 298–195 and he made six NCAA Tournaments and three NITs, but had not made the NCAA Tournament in six straight years. Romar is known by his coaches as one of the top basketball recruiters in the country. Additionally, he is respected as a genuine and optimistic person and was voted the opposing coach players would most like to play for in a Pac-10 poll. In March 2006, Romar was given the prestigious Coach Wooden Keys to Life award for outstanding characterLorenzo Romar – Romar celebrates Washington's 2011 Pac-10 Tournament championship.
25. Sidney Wicks – Sidney Wicks is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of California, he played basketball for the UCLA Bruins. In the NBA he played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics and he played for the Trail Blazers from, and had a total of 4 selections as an All-Star From 1972 to 1975. Wicks was born in Los Angeles, on September 19,1949, Wicks later earned Academic All-America honors at UCLA in 1971. He earned a degree in sociology from the school, on February 1,1996, his jersey #35 was retired in a halftime ceremony at UCLAs home court, Pauley Pavilion. Wicks was an 1985 inductee into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, after averaging 24.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, Wicks was named NBA Rookie of the Year. He also played in the NBA All-Star Game that season, Wicks played for the Trail Blazers from 1971 to 1976, earning a total of four selections as an All-Star and averaging over 20 points per game each of his first four seasons. He holds the Blazers franchise record for rebounds in a game with 27, in October 1976 he was sold to the Boston Celtics, while Portland went on to win its only NBA championship the next season. Wicks played for the Celtics from 1976 to 1978, Wicks then went to the San Diego Clippers and played there until 1981. Overall, Wicks averaged 16.8 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game over ten seasons and 760 games. He had four seasons averaging over 20 points per game, and four seasons averaging over 10 rebounds per game and his scoring average dropped every year after his rookie season. Following his NBA career he played one season in Italy and he served as an assistant coach at UCLA during Walt Hazzards four years as head coach. Following coaching he entered the real field, living in Atlanta, Florida. At 9 a. m. on May 5,1989, in Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, Wicks had his ruptured spleen removed at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He also had facial lacerations and minor head injuries, jeffrey Neal Brown, a 34-year-old Poway resident, was a passenger in Wicks car, and suffered a mild concussion and facial injuries. He was also treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital, the cement truck was being driven by 30-year-old Harry Arthur Auman, who was not injured in the crash. Wicks was married from 1973 to 1979 and has one daughter, as of 2006, he lived in North Carolina and Los Angeles. Media related to Sidney Wicks at Wikimedia Commons Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference. comSidney Wicks – Wicks from 1971 UCLA yearbook
26. John Wooden – John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles. Nicknamed the Wizard of Westwood, he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as coach at UCLA. No other team has won more than two in a row, within this period, his teams won an NCAA mens basketball record 88 consecutive games. Wooden was named coach of the year six times. He also won a Helms national championship at Purdue as a player 1931–1932 for a total of 11 national titles, Wooden was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and as a coach, the first person ever enshrined in both categories. Lenny Wilkens, Bill Sharman and Tommy Heinsohn are the other basketball personalities who have since been accorded the same honors. One of the most revered coaches in the history of sports, Wooden was beloved by his players, among them Lew Alcindor. Wooden was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players and these often were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball. Wooden was born in 1910 in the town of Hall, Indiana, to Roxie Anna and Joshua Hugh Wooden, and moved with his family to a small farm in Centerton in 1918. He had three brothers, Maurice, Daniel, and William, and two sisters, one who died in infancy, and another, Harriet Cordelia, who died from diphtheria at the age of two. As a boy, one of his models was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five. After his family moved to the town of Martinsville when he was 14 and he was a three-time All-State selection. After graduating in 1928, he attended Purdue University and was coached by Ward Piggy Lambert, the 1932 Purdue team on which he played as a senior was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Poretta Power Poll. John Wooden was named All-Big Ten and All-Midwestern while at Purdue and he was also selected for membership in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Wooden is also a member of the International Co-Ed Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Wooden was nicknamed The Indiana Rubber Man for his suicidal dives on the hardcourt and he graduated from Purdue in 1932 with a degree in English. During one 46-game stretch, he made 134 consecutive free throws and he was named to the NBLs First Team for the 1937–38 season. During World War II in 1942, he joined the United States Navy and he served for nearly two years and left the service as a lieutenantJohn Wooden – John Wooden circa 1972
27. Caddy Works – Pierce Caddy Works was a college mens basketball coach. He was the coach of the University of California, Los Angeles from 1921 to 1939. Works was a lawyer by profession and coached the only during the evenings. According to UCLA player and future Olympian Frank Lubin, Works was more of a coach with little basketball knowledge. Olympic Oral History interview with Frank Lubin,1988, discussion of Caddy Works is on p.8Caddy Works – Works from 1928 UCLA yearbook