James Naismith holding a basketball
November 6, 1861|
Almonte, Ontario, Canada
|Died||November 28, 1939
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
|Alma mater||McGill University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
FIBA Hall of Fame
|Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1959
|College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'