|Full name||William John Cunningham|
|birthday||June 3, 1943|
|place of birth||Brooklyn , New York , USA|
|position||Small forward / power forward|
|college||North Carolina (1962-1965)|
|NBA draft||1965, 5th Pick , Philadelphia 76ers|
|Clubs as active|
|1972-1974||Carolina Cougars ( ABA )|
|Clubs as coaches|
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 .
- Billy Cunningham - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- Billy Cunningham in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on hoopshall.com
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cunningham, William John|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player and coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 3, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brooklyn , New York, USA|