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James Naismith
Occupation Inventor/Head coach
Personal information
Born November 6, 1861
Ramsay Township, Canada
Died November 28, 1939 (at age 78)
Nationality Canadian-American
College McGill University (1883-1887)
Presbyterian College (Montreal)
Career information
Overall record 55-60
Coaching career 1898-1907 (9 years)
Career history
1898-1907 Kansas
(Head coach)
1919-1937 Kansas
(Athletic director)
Career highlights and awards

James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861- November 29, 1939) was an Canadian-American inventor/Head coach/ and collegiate instructor. Naismith invented the game of basketball in December 1891. The Basketball Hall of Fame was named in his honor. Born in Canada to Scottish immigrants, Naismith studied physical education at McGill University before moving to America.