Billy Cunningham
Billy Cunningham played fiercely, coached intensely, and won frequently. And he made it to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with a career that reads like a how-to book for legends. As a player and then a coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, he was part of two NBA championship teams. Among his numerous career achievements, he was named to the 1966 NBA All-Rookie Team and three All-NBA First Teams. In 1996, he was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
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Full Name: William John Cunningham
Born: 6/3/43 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
College: North Carolina
Drafted by: Philadelphia 76ers, 1965
Transactions: Signed with ABA's Carolina Cougars, August 1969; Signed with Philadelphia 76ers, 1969; Suspended by NBA, 1972; Returned to 76ers, 1974
Height: 6-7; Weight: 210 lbs.
Nickname: Kangaroo Kid
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1986); NBA champion (1967); All-NBA First Team (1969, '70, '71); All-NBA Second Team (1972); Four-time All-Star; One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
ABA Honors: MVP (1973); All-Star First Team ('73).