Naismith, ironically, is the only coach in Kansas basketball history with a losing record. The Kansas basketball program has produced many notable professional players, including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid.
Although basketball had its beginnings in Massachusetts, Kansas was one of the first states to adopt it as a college sport. Dr. James A. Naismith, an instructor at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented the game in the winter of 1891-1892.
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Kansas Jayhawks School History. Location: Lawrence, Kansas Seasons: 124 (1898-99 to 2021-22) Record: 2344-880 .727 W-L% Conferences: Big 12, Big 8, Big 7, Big 6, MVC and Ind. Conference Champion: 62 Times (Reg. Seas.), 15 Times (Tourn.) NCAA Tournament: 49 Years (109-48), 15 Final Fours, 3 Championships NCAA Champion: 1952, 1988 and 2008
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All-American B.H. Born, a member of the 1952 NCAA National Championship basketball team, died on February 3, 2013, in Peoria, Ill. The 6-foot-9 center played for three conference champion teams which won 63 games, losing only 14. He was named the most outstanding player during the 1953 NCAA title game where KU lost to Indiana 69-68.
Basketball in Kansas City is more than just another sport—it’s a regional pastime. Take, for example, James Naismith, innovator and inventor of basketball in 1891 and University of Kansas’s first coach.