- Category : 1926-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
American basketball player and coach, who is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics (1951-1961), partnering with Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. He previously played with the Washington Capitols (1950-1951). As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the morning shootaround.
He was a 10-time NBA Champion (having won four titles as a player with the Celtics, one as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and five as a Lakers executive), and a 12-time World Champion in basketball overall counting his ABL and ABA titles. Sharman is also a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, having been being inducted in 1976 as a player, and in 2004 as a coach.
Sharman died at his home in Redondo Beach, California on 25 October 2013 at the age of 87, after having had a stroke the week prior.