|Birthname||William Walton Sharman|
|born on||25 May 1926 at 08:50 (= 08:50 AM )|
|Place||Abilene, Texas, 32n27, 99w44|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°38' 10°21 Asc. 18°39'|
American basketball player and coach, who is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the morning shootaround.
He was a 10-time NBA Champion (having won four titles as a player with the Celtics, one as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and five as a Lakers executive), and a 12-time World Champion in basketball overall counting his ABL and ABA titles. Sharman is also a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, having been being inducted in 1976 as a player, and in 2004 as a coach.
Sharman died at his home in Redondo Beach, California on 25 October 2013 at the age of 87, after having had a stroke the week prior.
Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate .
Previously this entry cited Dr. J. Lee Lehman quoting a sport almanac for date; time unknown
- Vocation : Sports : Basketball
- Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner