Dave Cowens

1948 - Today

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David William Cowens ( COW-ənz; born October 25, 1948) is an American former professional basketball player and NBA head coach. At 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he played the center position and occasionally played power forward. Cowens spent most of his playing career with the Boston Celtics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Cowens has received more than 1,177,961 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Dave Cowens is the 122nd most popular basketball player (down from 121st in 2019), the 6,776th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,828th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 47.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Dave Cowens ranks 122 out of 1,757Before him are George Gervin, John Wooden, James Worthy, Steve Nash, Bill Walton, and Miloš Teodosić. After him are Borislav Stanković, Vlade Divac, Predrag Danilović, Tom Heinsohn, Valdemaras Chomičius, and Marion Jones.

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Among people born in 1948, Dave Cowens ranks 441Before him are Marleen Gorris, Jovan Aćimović, George W. Casey Jr., Galina Prozumenshchikova, Richard Dembo, and Alex Ribeiro. After him are Vera Nikolić, James Nachtwey, Jozef Čapkovič, Johan De Muynck, Big John Studd, and Patrick Moraz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dave Cowens ranks 6,776 out of 20,380Before him are Wilmer Allison (1904), Shirley Verrett (1931), Sheree J. Wilson (1958), Dick Van Patten (1928), Phil Zimmermann (1954), and Ransom E. Olds (1864). After him are Bob Hite (1943), Lester Bowie (1941), Betty Compson (1897), George Washington Williams (1849), Big Show (1972), and Melissa Joan Hart (1976).


Among basketball players born in United States, Dave Cowens ranks 69Before him are Kevin Garnett (1976), Dolph Schayes (1928), George Gervin (1952), John Wooden (1910), James Worthy (1961), and Bill Walton (1952). After him are Tom Heinsohn (1934), Marion Jones (1975), Kevin McHale (1957), Jo Jo White (1946), Doc Rivers (1961), and David Blatt (1959).