After a Hall of Fame career as one of the great playmakers in basketball history, Lenny Wilkens turned to coaching and led his teams to more wins than any other coach in NBA history. As a player, Wilkens was diminutive in stature, but his list of accomplishments made him one of the giants of the game. His reserved demeanor belies his achievements while his self-effacing manner is reflected in his coaching style: a game plan based on unselfish offensive and defensive play that creates powerhouse teamwork. more...
Full Name: Leonard Randolph Wilkens Born: 10/28/37 in Brooklyn, N.Y. High School: Boys (Brooklyn, N.Y.) College: Providence Drafted by: St. Louis Hawks, 1960 Transactions: Traded to Seattle SuperSonics, 10/12/68; Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers, 8/23/72; Rights transferred to Portland Trail Blazers, 10/7/74
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as player (1989) and coach (1998); Nine-time NBA All-Star (1963-65, 1967-71, '73); NBA All-Star Game MVP (1971); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).