Profession: NBA Center and Head Coach
Biography: Played 13 seasons in the NBA, twelve of them with the Boston Celtics, where he won Rookie of the Year (1971), League MVP award (1973), and two NBA Championships (1974 & 1976). He served as player-coach during most of the 1978-79 season, relinquishing the coach position for his final season before retiring in 1980.
In 1982, he returned for one more season, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. After his final retirement as a player, he coached the Charlotte Hornets and the Golden State Warriors.
- 1970-10-13 2 future Basketball Hall of Famers debut; guard Calvin Murphy for San Diego Rockets in 111-96 loss in Chicago; forward Dave Cowens for Boston Celtics in 114-107 loss in New York
- 1973-01-23 23rd NBA All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: East beats West, 104-84; MVP: Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics, C
- 1973-03-29 Boston Celtic Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP
- 1991-02-07 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame