Bill Sharman

1926 - 2013

Bill Sharman

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 some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Sharman has received more than 332,413 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 74th most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Bill Sharman ranks 70 out of 925Before him are Larry Brown, David Robinson, Jerry Lucas, Dominique Wilkins, Sam Jones, and Dejan Bodiroga. After him are Frank Lubin, Dino Rađa, Clyde Drexler, Willis Reed, Kevin Durant, and Reggie Miller.

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Among people born in 1926, Bill Sharman ranks 247Before him are Ludvík Vaculík, Abdur Rahman Biswas, Garret FitzGerald, Enzo Sacchi, Brita Borg, and Bhupen Hazarika. After him are Rodrigo Carazo Odio, George Robledo, Armand Penverne, James Best, Revaz Chkheidze, and Angus Scrimm. Among people deceased in 2013, Bill Sharman ranks 253Before him are Shakuntala Devi, Amparo Rivelles, Jean Marcel Honoré, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Antonio Puchades, and Michael Winner. After him are Dave Charlton, Atje Keulen-Deelstra, C. Gordon Fullerton, Anthony Caro, Ersilio Tonini, and Bill Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Sharman ranks 5,085 out of 12,171Before him are Barry Dennen (1938), Gina Carano (1982), Charlotte Moore Sitterly (1898), Doris Roberts (1925), Amiri Baraka (1934), and Rance Howard (1928). After him are Brian Setzer (1959), Bessie Love (1898), Jill Tarter (1944), Vanessa Marcil (1968), Louis Calhern (1895), and Jim Beaver (1950).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bill Sharman ranks 46Before him are Rick Barry (1944), Tim Duncan (1976), Larry Brown (1940), David Robinson (1965), Jerry Lucas (1940), and Sam Jones (1933). After him are Frank Lubin (1910), Clyde Drexler (1962), Willis Reed (1942), Kevin Durant (1988), Reggie Miller (1965), and George Gervin (1952).

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