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Jason Caffey -- b.6/12/1973
NBA Player, Basketball Coach

Michael Cage -- b.1/28/1962
NBA Player

Adrian Caldwell -- b.7/4/1966
NBA Player

Joe Louis Caldwell -- b.11/1/1941
NBA Player

Jim Calhoun -- b.5/10/1942 N.S.
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: American International (player 1965-1968), Northeastern (1972-1986), University of Connecticut (1986-2012)

John Calipari -- b.2/10/1959 N.S.
College Basketball Coach

Marcus Camby -- b.3/22/1974
NBA Player

Elden Campbell -- b.7/23/1968
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Tony Campbell -- b.5/7/1962
NBA Forward, NBA Guard
Misc: Wikipedia says b. May 7 and May 17

Howard Goodsell Cann -- b.10/11/1895 N.S. d.12/18/1992 N.S. (97)
College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York University (player 1914-1917, 1919-1920, football coach 1932-1933, basketball coach 1923-1958)

Jaime Cardriche -- b.3/20/1968 d.7/28/2000 (32)
Actor, College Football Player, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: OSU
TV Shows: Malcolm and Eddie (as Tim)

P. J. Carlesimo -- b.5/30/1949
NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach

Henry Clifford "Doc" Carlson -- b.7/4/1894 N.S. d.11/1/1964 N.S. (70)
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: a coach who originated the figure 8 play; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh (player of football, baseball and basketball 1915-1917, basketball coach 1922-1953)

Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca -- b.1/5/1925 N.S.
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: St. John's University (coach 1965-1970, 1973-1992), New York Nets (ABA coach 1970-1973)

Ben Carnevale -- b.10/30/1915 d.3/25/2008 (92)
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Backetball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York University (player 1933-1937), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1944-1946), Navy (1947-1967)

Antoine Carr -- b.7/23/1961
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Austin Carr -- b.3/10/1948
NBA Player, College Basketball Player
Misc: in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers (1971-1980), Dallas Mavericks (1980), Washington Bullets (1980-1981)

Chris Carr -- b.3/12/1974
NBA Player

Kenneth Carr -- b.8/15/1955
Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1976

M. L. Carr -- b.1/9/1951
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Pete Carril -- b.7/10/1930
NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Lafayette (player 1948-1952), Easton HS (1954-1958), Reading HS (1958-1966), Lehigh (1966-1967), Princeton (1967-1996), Sacramento Kings (1996-2006, 2008-2011)

Joe Barry Carroll -- b.7/24/1958
NBA Player

Vince Carter -- b.1/26/1977
NBA Player
Misc: 8x NBA All-Star

Michael Carter-Williams -- b.10/10/1991 N.S.
NBA Player

Bill Cartwright -- b.7/30/1957
NBA Center
Sports Teams: New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

Everett Case -- b.6/21/1900 N.S. d.4/30/1966 N.S. (65)
College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN: Gray Fox
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina State University (coach 1946-1964)

Don Casey -- b.6/17/1937
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Dwane Casey -- b.4/17/1957 N.S.
NBA Coach, College Basketball Player

Sam Cassell -- b.11/18/1969
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Tamika Catchings -- b.7/21/1979
Basketball Player

Terry Catledge -- b.8/22/1963
NBA Forward

Kelvin Cato -- b.8/26/1974
NBA Player

Willie Cauley-Stein -- b.8/18/1993 N.S.
NBA Player

Duane Causwell -- b.5/31/1968
NBA Center

Cedric Ceballos -- b.8/2/1969
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

Alfred Nicholas "Al" Cervi -- b.2/12/1917 d.11/9/2009
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: tough star guard for the Rochester Royals in the 1940s, then player / coach of Syracuse Nationals. Won championships with both teams.
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (NBL player 1937-1938), Rochester Royals (NBL player 1945-1947), Trenton Tigers (ABL player 1947), Rochester Royals (NBL player 1947-1948), Syracuse Nationals (NBL & NBA player 1948-1953, NBL & NBA coach 1948-1958), Philadelphia Warriors (coach 1958-1959)

Keri Chaconas -- b.12/21/1974
Basketball Player

Mario Chalmers -- b.5/19/1986 N.S.
NBA Guard

Wilton Norman "Wilt The Stilt" Chamberlain -- b.8/21/1936 N.S. d.10/12/1999 N.S. (63)
Protestant, Actor, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Misc: 50.4 pts per game, 100 points/game, 55 rebounds/game, 23,924 rebounds/career, 18 cons/field goals/game, 4029 season point record, .727% field goal, 30.1 avg points, & 31,419 career points, & 1941 record season rebounds; consensus All-America in 1957 and '58 at Kansas; Final Four MVP in 1957; scored 100 points vs. NY Knicks in Hershey, Pa., Mar. 2, 1962; led Philadelphia 76ers (1967) and LA Lakers (1972) to NBA titles. 4x NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966-1968) in Philadelphia, 2x NBA champion (1967, 1972), NBA Finals MVP (1972), 13x NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960), 7x All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964, 1965-1968), 3x All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972), 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972-1973), 7x NBA scoring champion (1960-1966), 11x NBA rebounding champion (1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1973); Warriors #13 retired, 76ers #13 retired, Lakers #13 retired
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959), Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1959-1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968), Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA, coach, 1973-1974)

Tom Chambers -- b.6/21/1959
NBA Center, NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Thomas Doane
Sports Teams: Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns

Van Chancellor -- b.9/27/1943 N.S.
Sports Analyst, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: one of the few males to be inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, also in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Louisiana State University, Houston Comets

Tyson Chandler -- b.10/2/1982
NBA Player
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns

Don Chaney -- b.3/22/1946
NBA Coach, NBA Player

John Chaney -- b.1/21/1932
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Bethune-Cookman (player 1951-1955), Sunbury Mercuries (player 1955-1963), Williamsport Billies (player 1963-1966), Sayre JHS (coach 1963-1966), Simon Gratz HS (coach 1966-1972), Cheyney State (coach 1972-1982), Temple (coach 1982-2006)

Rex Chapman -- b.10/5/1967
NBA Guard

Calbert Cheaney -- b.7/17/1971
College Football Coach, NBA Player

Maurice Cheeks -- b.9/8/1956
NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: 7085+ assists; 4x NBA All-Star; 76ers #10 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (1978-1989), San Antonio Spurs (1989-1990), New York Knicks (1990-1991), Atlanta Hawks (1991-1992), New Jersey Nets (1993), Philadelphia 76ers (assistant coach 1994-2001), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 2001-2005), Philadelphia 76ers (coach 2005-2008), Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant coach 2009-2013), Detroit Pistons (coach 2013-2014), Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant coach 2015-present)

Phil Chenier -- b.10/30/1950
Basketball Announcer, NBA Guard
Sports Teams: Washington Bullets, Washington Wizards (announcer)

Derrick Chievous -- b.7/3/1967
NBA Player

Pete Chilcutt -- b.9/14/1968 N.S.
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Randolph Childress -- b.9/21/1972
NBA Player, College Basketball Coach

Chris Childs -- b.11/20/1967
NBA Player

Doug Christie -- b.5/9/1970
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

Steve Christie -- b.11/13/1967
NBA Player, Canadian

Robert Churchwell -- b.2/20/1972
NBA Player

Jordan Clarkson -- b.6/7/1992 N.S.
NBA Guard

Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton -- b.10/13/1922 N.S. d.8/31/1990 N.S. (67)
NBA Player
Misc: an NBA first black player
Sports Teams: New York Rens (1945-1947), Harlem Globetrotters (1947-1950), New York Knicks (1950-1956), Detroit Pistons (1956-1957), Chicago Majors (1961)

John Coker -- b.10/28/1971
NBA Player

Jerry Colangelo -- b.11/20/1939 N.S.
MLB Owner, NBA Owner
Sports Teams: Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Diamondbacks

Norris Cole -- b.10/13/1988 N.S.
NBA Player
Sports Teams: Miami Heat

Ben Coleman -- b.11/14/1961 N.S. d.1/6/2019 N.S. (57)
NBA Player

Derrick Coleman -- b.6/21/1967
NBA Forward
Misc: of The Dream Team II in the 1994 World Basketball Championships

E. C. Coleman -- b.9/25/1950
NBA Player

Vernell "Bimbo" Coles -- b.4/22/1968 N.S.
NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1988

Doug Collins -- b.7/28/1951
Sports Analyst, Basketball Announcer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN: Paul Douglas Collins
Misc: 3x NBA All-Star; in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Illinois State (player 1967-1970), Philadelphia 76ers (player 1973-1981, coach 2010-2013), Chicago Bulls (coach 1986-1989), Detroit Pistons (coach 1995-1998), Wshington Wizards (coach 2001-2003)

James Collins -- b.11/5/1973
NBA Player

Jason Collins -- b.12/2/1978 N.S.
NBA Center, Gay

Steve Colter -- b.7/24/1962
NBA Player

Glen Combs -- b.10/30/1946
NBA Player

Dallas Comegys -- b.8/17/1964
NBA Player

Gene Conley -- b.11/10/1930 d.7/4/2017 N.S. (86)
MLB Pitcher, NBA Player
Misc: played for World Series and NBA champions with Milwaukee Braves (1957) and Boston Celtics (1959-61); winning pitcher in 1954 All-Star Game; won 91 games in 11 seasons.

Mike Conley Jr. -- b.10/11/1987 N.S.
NBA Player
Sports Teams: Ohio State, Memphis Grizzlies

Marty Conlon -- b.1/19/1968
NBA Forward

Lester Conner -- b.9/17/1959
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

Chuck Connors -- b.4/10/1921 d.11/10/1992 (71)
TV/Movie Actor, MLB First Baseman, NBA Player
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFMN:Kevin Joseph
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs
TV Shows: The Rifleman (as Lucas McCain), Arrest & Trial, Branded, Cowboy in Africa, Thrillseekers, Roots, The Yellow Rose, Webster (as Janos Skorzeny)

Jody Conradt -- b.5/13/1941 N.S.
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Volleyball Coach
Sports Teams: Baylor University (player 1959-1963), Sam Houston State (coach 1969-1973), Texas-Arlington (coach 1973-1976), Texas (coach 1976-2007)

Anthony Cook -- b.3/19/1967
NBA Forward

Quinn Cook -- b.3/23/1993 N.S.
NBA Guard, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Duke University

Cynthia Cooper -- b.4/14/1963
Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Names/Places: aka Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
Misc: Two NCAA championships (USC, 1983, 1984); Olympic gold medal (1988); 4x WNBA Champion (Houston Comets, 1997-2000); 2x WNBA MVP (1997, 1998); 3x WNBA All-Star
Sports Teams: Houston Comets (player 1997-2003), Phoenix Mercury (coach 2001-2002), Prairie View A&B (coach 2005-2010), UNC Wilmington (coach 2010-2012), Texas Southern (coach 2012-2013), USC (coach 2013-present as of 2015)

Duane Cooper -- b.6/25/1969
NBA Guard
Misc: Wikipedia lists his birthdate as June and July 25, 1969

Michael Cooper -- b.4/15/1956
NBA Player, Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Wayne Cooper -- b.9/16/1956
NBA Player

Tom Copa -- b.10/30/1964
NBA Center

Tyrone Corbin -- b.12/31/1962
NBA Forward

Chris Corchiani -- b.3/28/1968
NBA Guard

Don Coryell -- b.10/17/1924 d.7/1/2010 (85)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN:Air Coryell
Misc: in the Chargers and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Washington (defensive back 1949-1951), Whittier College (1957-1959), USC (assistant 1960), San Diego State (1961-1962), St. Louis Cardinals (1973-1977), San Diego Chargers (1978-1986)

Dave Corzine -- b.4/25/1956
NBA Player

Kresimir Cosic -- b.11/26/1948 d.5/25/1995 (46)
Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete, Croatian
Misc: Croatian who represented Yugoslavia internationally; 2x EuroBasket MVP: EuroBasket 1971, EuroBasket 1975; 2x FIBA World Championship; Gold: 1970 FIBA World Championship, 1978 FIBA World Championship; 3x EuroBasket Gold: EuroBasket 1973, EuroBasket 1975, EuroBasket 1977, Summer Olympics Gold: 1980; Croatian Sportsman of the Year 1980; FIBA's 50 Greatest Players 1991; National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006; FIBA Hall of Fame 2007; 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors 2008

Larry Costello -- b.7/2/1931 d.12/13/2001 (70)
NBA Coach, NBA Player

James (Basketball) Cotton -- b.12/14/1975
NBA Player

Mel Counts -- b.10/16/1941
NBA Player

Joe Courtney -- b.10/17/1969
NBA Player

DeMarcus Cousins -- b.8/13/1990 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN: Boogie

Robert J. "Bob" Cousy -- b.8/9/1928 N.S.
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: the oldest man to play in the NBA at age 41 1/2. At 6'1", Cousy was rather short, but his speed and agility more than made up for his size. Cousy spent 13 of his 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics, in every one of them Boston made the playoffs, he averaged 18.4 points a game with a career 16,960 points; he led the NBA in assists 8 times, career 6,955 assists; 10-time All-NBA first team (1952-61); MVP in 1957; led Boston to 6 NBA titles (1957,59-63).
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1950-1963), Cincinnatti Royals (1969-1970), Boston College (coach (1963-1969), Cincinnatti Royals (coach, 1969-1973)

David W. "Dave" Cowens -- b.10/25/1948
NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Misc: high intensity big man / center for the Boston Celtics, helped lead team to two NBA titles in 1974 and 1976; NBA MVP 1973, 7x NBA All-Star; Celtics #18 retired
Sports Teams: Florida State (1967-1970), Boston Celtics (1970-1980), Milwaukee Bucks (1982-1983), Boston Celtics (coach 1978-1979), San Antonio Spurs (assistant coach 1994-1996), Charlotte Hornets (coach 1996-1999), Golden State Warriors (coach 2000-2002), Chicago Sky (WNBA coach 2006), Detroit Pistons (assistant coach 2006-2009)

Aaron Craft -- b.2/12/1991 N.S.
NBA Player

Jamal Crawford -- b.3/20/1980 N.S.
NBA Guard

Joan Crawford -- b.8/22/1937
Basketball Figure
Misc: not to be confused with the movie actress of the same name; Gold Medals in 1957 FIBA World Championship and 1959 & 1963 Pan American Games for Women's Basketball. 2x AAU Most Valuable Player. AAU Hall of Fame in 1961. Helms Hall of Fame in 1967. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

Dillard Crocker -- b.1/19/1925 d.9/1/2004 (79)
NBA Player

Austin Croshere -- b.5/1/1975
Sports Analyst, NBA Player

John Crotty -- b.7/15/1969
NBA Player

Corey Crowder -- b.4/13/1969
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

Jae Crowder -- b.7/6/1990 N.S.
NBA Forward

Denny Crum -- b.3/2/1937
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Pierce College (player 1954-1956), UCLA (player 1956-1958), UCLA (1958-1959, 1963-1971), Pierce College (1959-1963), University of Louisville in Kentucky (1971-2001)

Mark Cuban -- b.7/31/1958
Businessperson, TV Host, Movie Producer, NBA Owner
Sports Teams: Dallas Mavericks
Book Titles: How to Win at the Sport of Business
TV Shows: The Benefactor, Shark Tank (investor)

Pat Cummings -- b.7/11/1956 d.6/26/2012 (55)
NBA Player

"Terry" Cummings -- b.3/15/1961
NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Terrell

William J. "Billy" Cunningham -- b.6/3/1943 N.S.
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:The Kangaroo Kid
Misc: Star forward for the Philadelphia 76s, NBA All-Star (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972) and the Carloina Cougars; ABA All-Star (1973), NBA Champion (1967, 1983), ABA MVP (1973); 76ers #32 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (player 1965-1972, 1974-1976, coach 1977-1985), Carolina Cougars (ABA 1972-1974)

Bill Curley -- b.5/29/1972
NBA Player, College Basketball Coach

Dell Curry -- b.6/25/1964
NBA Guard

Denise Curry -- b.8/22/1959
College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1984; Gold Medals in 1979 & 1983 FIBA World Championship, 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Olympics for Women's Basketball. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

Eddy Curry -- b.12/5/1982 N.S.
NBA Player

Michael Curry -- b.8/22/1968
NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers

Seth Curry -- b.8/23/1990 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: Stephen's brother

Stephen Curry -- b.3/14/1988
NBA Player
Names/Places: Seth's brother

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