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Dr. James Naismith
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    (November 6, 1861-November 28, 1939)
    Invented the game of Basketball (1891)
    YMCA Teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts
    Known as the 'Father of Basketball'
    First head coach for the University of Kansas basketball team (1899)
    His original invention of basketball required a soccer ball and two peach baskets (for hoops).
    The first game of basketball ended with a score of 1-0.
    He dropped out of high school (although he returned 4 years later).
    At nine years old, he became an orphan.
    His game has become one of the most popular indoor sports internationally.
    He creatively developed an indoor sport so that his students would have something to do in the winter.
    Aside from being a teacher, he was a doctor of medicine and an ordained minister.
    He watched basketball become an Olympic sport during the Olympics in Germany (1936).
    He is the original Dr J.
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