|Point Guard / Shooting Guard|
|Born May 25, 1926 |
|Died October 25, 2013 (aged 87) |
Redondo Beach, California
|Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school Porterville (Porterville, California)|
|College USC (1946–1950)|
|NBA Draft 1950 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th|
|Selected by the Washington Capitols|
|Playing career 1950-1961 (11 years)|
|Coaching career 1961-1976 (15 years)|
|1950-1951 Washington Capitols|
|1951-1961 Boston Celtics|
|1961-1962 Cleveland Pipers (ABL)|
|1966-1968 San Francisco Warriors|
|1968-1971 Los Angeles/Utah Stars|
|1971-1976 Los Angeles Lakers|
William Walton 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. While Cousy was primarily the playmaker, Sharman was the shooter. As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the morning shootaround.
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