David Gaines (basketball)

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David "Smokey" Gaines (born February 27, 1942) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. He played three games for the Kentucky Colonels during the 1967-68 American Basketball Association season after a four-year stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. Gaines attended LeMoyne-Owen College.

After his playing days Gaines became a coach, serving as head coach for Detroit Mercy and San Diego State. He replaced Dick Vitale at the former school, and coached Michael Cage and future Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn at the latter. He is currently Athletic Director for the Memphis City Schools.[1]


  1. ^ McClure, Jesse F. (July 30, 2008). "New Memphis City Schools A.D. says 'It's all about the kids'". Tri-State Defender. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. 

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