Bill Sharman

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William Walton "Bill" 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.

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Year Team G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
1951 WSC 31 141 0.39 96 0.89 96 39 86 378
1952 BOS 63 1389 244 0.39 183 0.86 221 151 181 671
1953 BOS 71 2333 403 0.44 341 0.85 288 191 240 1147
1954 BOS 72 2467 412 0.45 331 0.84 255 229 211 1155
1955 BOS 68 2453 453 0.43 347 0.90 302 280 212 1253
1956 BOS 72 2698 538 0.44 358 0.87 259 339 197 1434
1957 BOS 67 2403 516 0.42 381 0.91 286 236 188 1413
1958 BOS 63 2214 550 0.42 302 0.89 295 167 156 1402
1959 BOS 72 2382 562 0.41 342 0.93 292 179 173 1466
1960 BOS 71 1916 559 0.46 252 0.87 262 144 154 1370
1961 BOS 61 1538 383 0.42 210 0.92 223 146 127 976



First NameWilliam
Middle NameWalton
Last NameSharman
Full Name at BirthWilliam Walton Sharman
Other NamesBill
Age87 (age at death)
Date of BirthMay 25, 1926
BirthplaceAbilene, Texas, USA
Date of DeathOctober 25, 2013
Location of DeathRedondo Beach, California
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight175 lbs (79.4 kg)
BuildAthletic
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Star SignGemini
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolPorterville High School in Porterville, California
UniversityUniversity of Southern California
OccupationBasketball Player, Coach
Occupation CategoryBasketball
PositionGuard
NBA Debut31 October 1950
DraftWashington Capitols, 2nd round, 1950 NBA Draft
Hall of FameInducted as Player in 1976 and Coach in 2004
Claim to FameBoston Celtics

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