Billy Cunningham

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Basketball player
Billy Cunningham
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Player information
Full name William John Cunningham
birthday June 3, 1943
place of birth Brooklyn , New York , USA
size 201 cm
Weight 95 kg
position Small forward / power forward
college North Carolina (1962-1965)
NBA draft 1965, 5th Pick , Philadelphia 76ers
Clubs as active
1965-1972 United StatesUnited States Philadelphia 76ers
1972-1974 United StatesUnited States Carolina Cougars ( ABA )
1974-1976 United StatesUnited States Philadelphia 76ers
Clubs as coaches
1977-1985 United StatesUnited States Philadelphia 76ers

William John Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn , New York ) is a retired American basketball player and coach. From 1965 to 1976 he played in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers team , and at times for the Carolina Cougars in the ABA . In 1966, Cunningham was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team and the following year he was part of the 1967 Sixers' championship team that ended the supremacy of the Boston Celtics .

Cunningham was called up to the All-NBA First Team three times during his career (1969–1971). He was also elected to an All-Star Team four times .

After his active career he was coach of the 76ers, from 1977 to 1985. In the 1982/83 season he won the second championship in the club's history with a team led by Moses Malone and Julius Erving . He has been a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since May 6, 1986 .

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