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Wes Unseld
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Personal information
Born March 14, 1946
Louisville, Kentucky
Died June 2, 2020 (aged 74)
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 245 lbs (111 kg)
Career information
High school Seneca
(Louisville, Kentucky)
College Louisville (1965–1968)
NBA Draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career 1968–1981 (13 years)
Position Center / Power forward
Number 41
Career history
As player:
19681981 Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets
As coach:
19871994 Washington Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics

Points 10,624 (10.8 png)
Rebounds 13,769 (14.0 rpg)
Assists 3,822 (3.9 apg)

Westley Sissel Unseld (March 14, 1946 – June 2, 2020) was an American professional basketball player, coach and executive.

He spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets. Unseld played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals and was selected with the second overall pick by the Bullets in the 1968 NBA draft. He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player during his rookie season and joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in NBA history to accomplish the feat. Unseld won an NBA championship with the Bullets in 1978. After retiring from playing in 1981, he worked with the Bullets as a vice president, head coach and general manager.

Unseld was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

On June 2, 2020, Unseld's family announced that he had died after suffering lengthy health battles, including most recently with pneumonia.

Early life

Professional career