Today in Basketball Coach History

Events in Sport

  • 1985-02-23 Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1892-12-17 Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)
  • 1894-07-04 Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
  • 1896-10-20 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • 1901-09-02 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1904-08-06 Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)
  • 1910-10-14 John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)
  • 1913-12-18 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1916-11-08 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • 1922-10-28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • 1922-11-21 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • 1924-07-10 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • 1928-11-30 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1930-08-08 Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
  • 1931-09-07 Al McGuire, US, basketball coach (Marquette)
  • 1933-09-25 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
  • 1934-09-22 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • 1937-05-30 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • 1940-10-25 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1944-04-21 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • 1945-02-26 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
  • 1947-02-13 Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach
  • 1949-01-28 Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • 1949-05-30 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • 1952-04-20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
  • 1952-06-14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1952-09-18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • 1953-02-05 John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 1954-03-23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1956-10-19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach
  • 1957-05-28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • 1957-09-01 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • 1959-09-30 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
  • 1959-11-07 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • 1961-12-24 Jay Wright, American basketball coach
  • 1962-12-27 Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • 1962-12-27 Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • 1965-11-10 Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach
  • 1968-11-17 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1977-05-09 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1944-12-16 Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline
  • 1977-12-10 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • 1984-06-16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • 1993-01-15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • 1993-04-28 Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1995-07-19 James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • 1998-11-13 Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • 1999-10-08 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2000-02-21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2001-01-26 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)
  • 2003-12-09 Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)
  • 2006-03-17 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • 2006-04-06 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)

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2006-10-28 Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 2007-07-26 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)
  • 2008-03-25 Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008-09-07 Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2008-11-17 Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2009-05-09 Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2010-02-10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • 2011-11-17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • 2014-04-28 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies from cancer at 89
  • 2016-06-28 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61