James Naismith

James Naismith

Canadian-American coach
more_vert

James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, sports coach, and innovator. The same year he left Canada for Springfield, Massachusetts, he invented the game of basketball. He wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program. Naismith lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Tournament (1939).

View more details keyboard_arrow_down
Full name at birth add_black full name at birth
Claim to fame
Creator of Basketball
pencil
Date of birth
6 November 1861
pencil
Place of birth
Almonte, Ontario
pencil
Date of death
28 November 1939
pencil
Age
78 (age at death)
Place of death
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
pencil
Resting place
Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
pencil
Occupation add_black occupation
Occupation category
pencil
Nationality
pencil

PERSONAL DETAILS

Height add_black height
Build add_black build
Hair color add_black hair color
Eye color add_black eye color
Gender
pencil
Ethnicity add_black ethnicity
Religion
pencil
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature add_black distinctive feature
Pets add_black pets

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

High school add_black high school
University add_black university
Talent agency add_black talent agency
Political affiliation add_black political affiliation
Political party add_black political party

This page is the FamousFix profile for James Naismith. Content on this page is contributed by editors who belong to our editorial community. We welcome your contributions... so please create an account if you would like to collaborate with other editor's in helping to shape this website.

On the James Naismith page you will be able to add and update factual information, post media and connect this topic to other topics on the website. This website does skew towards famous actors, musicians, models and sports stars, however we would like to expand that to include many other interesting topics.

Terms of Use · Copyright · Privacy
Copyright 2006-2021, FamousFix · 0.06s