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Fred Schaus
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Basketball Coach
    (June 30, 1925-February 10, 2010)
    Born in Morgantown, West Virginia
    Attended West Virginia University
    Forward for the Fort Worth Pistons (1949-1953) and the New York Knicks (1953-1954)
    One All-Star Game appearance (1951)
    Head coach for West Virginia University (1954-1960), the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1967) and Purdue University (1972-1978)
    General Manager for the Los Angeles Lakers (1967-1972)
    6'5
    His points per game average went down in the later stages of his playing career.
    He resembled Johnny Unitas.
    He coached West Virginia University to the NCAA Finals and lost to the University of California, Berkeley by one point, 71-70 (1959).
    He coached the Lakers to NBA Finals 4 times and lost to the Boston Celtics in each appearance (1962, 1963, 1965 and 1966).
    He was in the Navy during World War II.
    He was the first player from West Virginia University to score over 1,000 points.
    He was the first head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
    He was the architect behind the Lakers team that made a 33 game winning streak and also won the 1972 NBA Finals.
    He was the first coach to guide a team to the NIT Finals, the NCAA Finals, and the NBA Finals.
    He was considered a mentor of Jerry West and Hot Rod Hundley.

Credit: Neo NX2004


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    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
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    In 2010, Out of 74 Votes: 63.51% Annoying
 
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