Lenny Wilkens biography

Lenny Wilkens

Basketball Player

1937 –

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Who is Lenny Wilkens?

Leonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens is an American retired basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association. He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as a player, as a coach in 1998, and as part of the 1992 United States Olympic "Dream Team", for which he was an assistant coach. From the 1994–95 season until the 2009–10 season, Wilkens was the winningest coach in NBA history and retired still holding the record at 1,332 victories. Wilkens is now second on the list behind Don Nelson. He won the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2010-11 NBA season.

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Born
Oct 28, 1937
Brooklyn
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Irish American
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Providence College
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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