🏆🏀Dell Demps -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.2/12/1970
NBA Coach, NBA Player
🏆🏀Larry Donell Nance -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.2/12/1959
🏆🏀Seth Pollard -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.2/12/1975
🏆🏀William F. "Bill" Russell -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.2/12/1934
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Names/Places: b. in West Monroe, Louisiana
Misc: won titles in college, Olympics (1956), and pros; Russell was the greatest college player of his time; He played with the Boston Celtics from 1956-69 leading them to winning 11 NBA titles; he had the most NBA rebounds (4,104); also became first big league black head coach in 1966; In 1980 he was voted greatest player in NBA history. 11x NBA Champion (1957, 1959-1966, 1968, 1969), 12x NBA All-Star (1958-1969), 5x NBA MVP (1958, '61, '62, '63, '65), 3x All-NBA First Team Selection (1959, 1963, 1965), 8x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1958, 1960-1962, 1964, 1966-1968), 1x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1969), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996), NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980), NBA 25th Anniversary Team (1971), FIBA Hall of Fame (2007); Celtics #6 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1956-1969, coach 1966-1969), Seattle SuperSonics (1973-1977), Sacramento Kings (1987-1988)
🏆🏀Alfred Nicholas "Al" Cervi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1917 d.11/9/2009
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: tough star guard for the Rochester Royals in the 1940s, then player / coach of Syracuse Nationals. Won championships with both teams.
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (NBL player 1937-1938), Rochester Royals (NBL player 1945-1947), Trenton Tigers (ABL player 1947), Rochester Royals (NBL player 1947-1948), Syracuse Nationals (NBL & NBA player 1948-1953, NBL & NBA coach 1948-1958), Philadelphia Warriors (coach 1958-1959)
🏆🏀Edward W. "Moose" Krause -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1913 d.12/10/1992 (79)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Notre Dame (football 1931-1933, basketball 1931-1934), Saint Mary's (football coach 1934-1938, basketbal coach 1934-1939), Holy Cross (football coach 1939-1941, basketball coach 1939-1942), Notre Dame (football coach 1942-1943 and 1946-1947, basketball coach 1943-1944 and 1946-1951)
🏆🏀Ernest J. Schmidt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1911 N.S. d.9/6/1986 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN: One Grand (scored exactly 1,000 points during his college career)
Sports Teams: Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg
🏆🏀Leroy "Spike" Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.2/12/1994 (57)
Group Names: Harlem Globetrotters
🏆🏀Nat Holman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1896 d.2/12/1995 (98)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach
Misc: coached CCNY to both NCAA and NIT titles in 1950 (a year later, several of his players were caught up in a point-shaving scandal); 423 career wins; Eastern League championships (1921-22); American Basketball League titles (Original Celtics, 1927-28); NCAA and NIT championships as coach of City College of New York (CCNY) (1950)
Sports Teams: The Original Celtics (player 1920-1928, player/coach 1926-1929), City College of New York (coach 1919-1952, 1954-1956, 1958-1959)
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