Bill Sharman

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Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Abilene, TX
Death Date
Oct 25, 2013 (87)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Abilene, TX
Death Date
Oct 25, 2013 (87)

About

8-time All-Star who won four NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics between 1957 and 1961. After retirement, he became an NBA coach, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA Championship in 1972.

Before Fame

He played baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league system from 1950-1955.

Trivia

He coached the Los Angeles Lakers to a record-breaking 33-game win-streak during the 1970-1971 season.

Family Life

He married his longtime girlfriend Joyce Sharman.

Associated With

He coached Jerry West and the Lakers to their first championship in over a decade.