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Dave Cowens

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens

Profession: NBA Center and Head Coach

United States of America

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.

Born: October 25, 1948
Birthplace: Newport, Kentucky, USA
Age: 72 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 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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