Bill Sharman

1926 - 2013

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William Walton 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 was then considered the greatest backcourt duo of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Sharman has received more than 887,135 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Bill Sharman is the 112th most popular basketball player (down from 103rd in 2019), the 6,424th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,103rd in 2019) and the 61st most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Bill Sharman ranks 112 out of 1,757Before him are Spencer Haywood, Vinko Jelovac, Alzhan Zharmukhamedov, Mike Krzyzewski, Alexander Belov, and Isaiah Thomas. After him are Walt Frazier, Kevin Garnett, Dolph Schayes, George Gervin, John Wooden, and James Worthy.

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Among people born in 1926, Bill Sharman ranks 328Before him are Ede Király, Kerwin Mathews, Bernard Nathanson, Philippe Chatrier, Enzo Sacchi, and Annie Palmen. After him are Dharamvir Bharati, Walter Sedlmayr, Lou Donaldson, Myung Rye-hyun, Bob Falkenburg, and George Robledo. Among people deceased in 2013, Bill Sharman ranks 308Before him are Judit Temes, Trevor Bolder, Marek Špilár, Storm Thorgerson, Hassan Habibi, and Alfredo Landa. After him are Ole Ernst, Pyotr Todorovsky, David Landes, Zlatko Papec, George Jones, and Jan Zwartkruis.

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Among people born in United States, Bill Sharman ranks 6,424 out of 20,380Before him are Rod Serling (1924), Dominique Dunne (1959), Deirdre McCloskey (1942), James J. Jeffries (1875), Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806), and Bob Bondurant (1933). After him are Jay Miner (1932), Russell M. Nelson (1924), Diana Muldaur (1938), Bob Sapp (1973), Penelope Ann Miller (1964), and Chris Wedge (1957).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bill Sharman ranks 61Before him are Larry Brown (1940), Mike D'Antoni (1951), Joe Bryant (1954), Spencer Haywood (1949), Mike Krzyzewski (1947), and Isaiah Thomas (1989). After him are Walt Frazier (1945), Kevin Garnett (1976), Dolph Schayes (1928), George Gervin (1952), John Wooden (1910), and James Worthy (1961).