Profession: NBA Center and Head Coach
Why Famous: Played 13 seasons in the NBA, the majority of them with the Boston Celtics, where he won two NBA Championships and the League MVP award.
- 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 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