Profession: NBA Point Guard and Coach
Why Famous: Played 15 seasons for four NBA teams before becoming a head coach, where he won the 1979 NBA Championship with the Seattle SuperSonics.
As coach he had one most successful records in NBA history.
- 1962-07-28 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed
- 1971-01-12 21st NBA All-Star Game, San Diego Sports Arena: West beats East, 108-107; MVP: Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics, PG; oldest MVP in All-Star history (33); scores 21 points
- 1985-01-10 Lenny Wilkens becomes first to coach in 1,000 NBA games when his Seattle SuperSonics defeat the Golden State Warriors, 89-86
- 1989-02-10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
- 1995-01-06 Atlanta Hawks' coach Lenny Wilkens passes the legendary Red Auerbach to become the NBA's all-time winningest coach, with 939 career victories; Hawks beat Washington, 112-90 at the Omni
- 1996-03-01 Atlanta's Lenny Wilkens becomes first coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 career victories when the Hawks beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 74-68