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Bill Sharman
SharmanatUSC.jpeg
Sharman in 1950.
No. 10, 21
Position: Shooting Guard
League: NBA
Personal information
Full name: William Walton Sharman
Born: May 25, 1926
Abilene, Texas
Died: October 25, 2013 (aged 87)
Redondo Beach, California
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 1950 for the Washington Capitols
Final game: 1961 for the Boston Celtics
Career information
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)
Career history
As player:
1950-1951 Washington Capitols
1951-1961 Boston Celtics
As coach:
1961-1962 Cleveland Pipers (ABL)
1966-1968 San Francisco Warriors
1968-1971 Los Angeles/Utah Stars
1971-1976 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
As player:
As coach:
As executive:
NBA.com profile profile (active)
profile (retired)

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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