Dave Cowens

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens

Profession: NBA Center and Head Coach

United States of America

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.

Born: October 25, 1948
Birthplace: Newport, Kentucky, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 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

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