Billy Cunningham

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Birthday
3, 1943
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
New York

About

Known as "The Kangaroo Kid," he won an NBA Championship with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1967, then coached the team to another championship in 1983. During his playing career, he was a 4-time All-Star and 3-time All-NBA First Team selection.

Before Fame

He was named MVP of the Brooklyn League after a stellar season at Brooklyn's Erasmus Hall High School. He played college basketball at the University of North Carolina.

Trivia

From 1972 to 1974, he played for the ABA's Carolina Cougars, taking the league's MVP award in 1973.

Family Life

He had two daughters named Heather and Stephanie.

Associated With

He was a role player on the 1967 title team in Philly with Wilt Chamberlain.