🏆🏀Daniel P. "Dan" Issel -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.10/25/1948
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: ABA & NBA 27,482 career points; Odds-defying star big man at Kentucky, then for ABA Kentucky Colonels, then for ABA/NBA Denver Nuggets in lengthy playing career. Later also coached Denver. Netted over 25,000 pro points. 6x ABA All-Star; Nuggets #44 retired
Sports Teams: Kentucky Colonels (ABA 1970-1975), Denver Nuggets (ABA then NBA 1975-1985, coach 1992-1994, 1999-2001)
🏆🏀Bobby Knight -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.10/25/1940
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: has coached Indiana to 3 NCAA titles (1976,81,87); 3-time Coach of Year (1975-76,89); 640 career wins in 29 years; coached 1984 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.
Sports Teams: Ohio State (player 1959-1962), Army (coach 1963-1971), University of Indiana (coach 1971-2000), Texas Tech (2001-2008)
🏆🏀José Ortiz -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.10/25/1963
NBA Player, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: RN: José Rafael Ortiz
🏆🏀Chandler Parsons -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.10/25/1988 N.S.
🏆🏀Zelmo Beaty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1939 d.8/27/2013 (73)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, ABA Figure, Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Prairie View A&M (1958-1962), St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks (1962-1969), Utah Stars (ABA 1970-1974), Los Angeles Lakers (1974-1975), Virginia Squires (ABA coach 1975-1976)
🏆🏀Philip Daniel "Flip" Saunders -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1955 N.S. d.10/25/2015 N.S. (60)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: coaching career 1977-2015
Sports Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-2005, 2014-2015), Detroit Pistons (2005-2008), Washington Wizards (2009-2012)
🏆🏀William W. "Bill" Sharman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1926 N.S. d.10/25/2013 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: Lakers executive and General Manager star 6' 2 shooter and scorer; played in California pro leagues, then for Boston Celtics in the 1950s. Later a successful coach, led Cleveland Pipers, and 1972 Los Angeles Lakers to pro championships; USC #11 retired
Sports Teams: USC (1946-1950), Washington Capitols (1950-1951), Boston Celtics (1951-1961), Cleveland Pipers (ABL 1961-1962), San Francisco Warriors (coach 1966-1968), Los Angeles/Utah Stars (coach 1968-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (coach 1971-1976)
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