naismith naismith  /ˈneɪz mɪθ/


  • (n) United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)


  1. M. Basketball. Dr. James Naismith to be Part of Kansas Hall of Fame Class Induction June 21

    The inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith, who was also the University of Kansas first men's basketball coach, will be one of five Laureates inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame on Friday, June 21 on the campus of Washburn University.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Kansas Jayhawks

  2. Jim Boeheim, Tom Thibodeau, Monty Williams Selected USA Basketball Men’s National Team Assistant Coaches

    USA Basketball announced on May 23 that Duke University’s Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski , who directed the USA National Teams from 2006-2012 to a 62-1 overall record and back-to-back Olympic championships, would return to lead the USA National Team program for a third quadrennium.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: USA Basketball

  3. NBA Draft 2013: Should the Jazz Pursue Shabazz?

    COMMENTARY | Fresh off a superb senior season at Bishop Gorman High School -- one in which he was named Mr. Basketball USA and Naismith Prep Player of the Year -- Shabazz Muhammad was widely regarded as a potential top-three draft pick.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "Naismith and Burke have no chance of playing on Thursday and I think they will miss our next three games at least," manager Walter Smith told reporters.
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Walter Smith Source:

  2. Come to think of it, "Naismith probably rolled over several times," DeChellis said after Penn State's 38-33 victory over No.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Ed DeChellis Source: USA Today

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