Dave Cowens

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David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948) is an American former professional basketball player and NBA head coach. At 6'9", 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 705,528 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Dave Cowens is the 119th most popular basketball player (up from 122nd in 2019), the 6,171st most popular biography from United States (up from 6,795th in 2019) and the 77th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Dave Cowens ranks 119 out of 1,264Before him are Ray Allen, Dave DeBusschere, Otar Korkia, Dave Bing, Tracy McGrady, and Hal Greer. After him are Chuck Cooper, K. C. Jones, Dwyane Wade, Ron Harper, Donald Piper, and Walt Bellamy.

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Among people born in 1948, Dave Cowens ranks 345Before him are Ludwig Scotty, Kim Hwang-sik, Dušan Kovačević, Susanna Kaysen, Johan De Muynck, and Oliver Shanti. After him are M. C. Gainey, Leo Sayer, Alex Ribeiro, Mahamane Ousmane, Geoff Nicholls, and Zhou Xiaochuan.

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Among people born in United States, Dave Cowens ranks 6,171 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Cray (1953), James Morrison (1954), Hal Greer (1936), Henry Dreyfuss (1904), Lucretia Garfield (1832), and Donella Meadows (1941). After him are John McIntire (1907), Jim Root (1971), Jaroslav Pelikan (1923), M. C. Gainey (1948), Antoine Fuqua (1966), and Vanessa del Rio (1952).


Among basketball players born in United States, Dave Cowens ranks 77Before him are Jason Kidd (1973), Ray Allen (1975), Dave DeBusschere (1940), Dave Bing (1943), Tracy McGrady (1979), and Hal Greer (1936). After him are Chuck Cooper (1926), K. C. Jones (1932), Dwyane Wade (1982), Ron Harper (1964), Donald Piper (1911), and Walt Bellamy (1939).