Born: July 3, 1916, in Star Junction, Pa.

Education: Minneapolis Central High School, University of Minnesota

Coaching experience: DeLaSalle High School (1942-44, won state Catholic tournament in 1944), University of St. Thomas (1946-47, 11-11 record), University of Minnesota (1959-68, 110-105 record), Minneapolis Lakers (1947-59, 466-319 record)

Championships: NBL (1948), BAA (1949), NBA (1950, 1952, 1953, 1954)

Honors: Voted one of the 10 greatest coaches in NBA history; inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995

Noteworthy: Played both baseball and basketball for the Gophers; played one year of pro baseball.