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Bill Sharman
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Age 87
Birthday 25 May, 1926
Birthplace Abilene, Texas, USA
Died 25 October, 2013
Place of Death Redondo Beach, California
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Basketball
Claim to Fame Boston Celtics
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William Walton "Bill" Sharman (May 25, 1926 – October 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the morning shootaround.

NBA Statistics

Season Team G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
1950/51 WSC 31 141 0.39 96 0.89 96 39 86 378
1951/52 BOS 63 1389 244 0.39 183 0.86 221 151 181 671
1952/53 BOS 71 2333 403 0.44 341 0.85 288 191 240 1147
1953/54 BOS 72 2467 412 0.45 331 0.84 255 229 211 1155
1954/55 BOS 68 2453 453 0.43 347 0.90 302 280 212 1253
1955/56 BOS 72 2698 538 0.44 358 0.87 259 339 197 1434
1956/57 BOS 67 2403 516 0.42 381 0.91 286 236 188 1413
1957/58 BOS 63 2214 550 0.42 302 0.89 295 167 156 1402
1958/59 BOS 72 2382 562 0.41 342 0.93 292 179 173 1466
1959/60 BOS 71 1916 559 0.46 252 0.87 262 144 154 1370
1960/61 BOS 61 1538 383 0.42 210 0.92 223 146 127 976

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