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Zan Tabak -- b.6/15/1970
NBA Coach, NBA Player, Croatian
Names/Places: DN: Žan Tabak

Jerry Tarkanian -- b.8/8/1930 d.2/11/2015 (84)
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN:Tank The Shark
Misc: all-time winningest college coach with .837 winning percentage; had record 625-122 over 24 years at Long Beach State and UNLV; led UNLV to 4 Final Fours and one national championship (1990); fought 16-year battle with NCAA over purity of UNLV program; quit as coach after going 26-2 in 1991-92; fired after 20 games (9-11) as coach of NBA San Antonio Spurs in 1992.
Sports Teams: Long Beach State, UNLV, San Antonio Spurs, Fresno State

Dragan Tarlac -- b.5/9/1973
Basketball Player, Serbian

Roy Tarpley -- b.11/28/1964 d.1/9/2015 (50)
NBA Player

Goose Tatum -- b.5/3/1921 d.1/18/1967 (45)
NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Reece
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters

Chuck Taylor -- b.6/24/1901 d.6/23/1969 (67)
Evangelist, Businessperson, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: RN:Charles Hollis Taylor
Misc: Shoe salesman and Chuck Taylor (now Converse) All-Stars sneaker shoe designer

Fred (Basketball) Taylor -- b.12/3/1924 N.S. d.1/6/2002 N.S. (77)
MLB Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (MLB player 1950-1952), Ohio State University (coach 1959-1976)

Jordan Taylor -- b.9/30/1989 N.S.
College Basketball Player, Basketball Player
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin

Maurice Taylor -- b.10/30/1976
NBA Player

Roland Morris "Fatty" Taylor -- b.3/13/1946 N.S. d.12/7/2017 N.S. (1)
NBA Guard

Terry Teagle -- b.4/10/1960
NBA Player

Bertha Teague -- b.9/17/1906 N.S. d.6/13/1991 N.S. (84)
Basketball Coach
Misc: coached Byng High School team in Ada, Oklahoma for 42 years (from 1927 to 1969)

Jeff Teague -- b.6/10/1988 N.S.
NBA Guard

Jason Terry -- b.9/15/1977 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:Jet
Sports Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Hasheem Thabeet -- b.2/16/1987 N.S.
NBA Player, Tanzanian
Misc: stands 7 foot three tall

Reggie Theus -- b.10/13/1957
Actor, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
TV Shows: Hang Time (as Coach Bill Fuller)

Carl Thomas -- b.10/3/1969
NBA Player

Isaiah Thomas -- b.2/7/1989 N.S.
NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN: The Pizza Boy

Isaiah Lord Thomas III -- b.4/30/1961
NBA Coach, NBA Forward, NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; NN:Zeke
Misc: 7401+ career assists; Dream Team II; led Indiana to NCAA title as sophomore and tourney MVP in 1981; consensus All-America guard in '81; retired at age 33 on May 11, 1994 after tearing his right Achilles tendon on Apr. 19; named GM of expansion Toronto Raptors soon afterwards; 2x NBA Champion for the Detroit Pistons (1989-1990); 12x NBA All-Star (1982-1993); NBA Finals MVP(1990); 3x All-NBA First Team (1984-1986); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1983, 1987); 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1986-1988); NBA All-Rookie Team (1982); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1980); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Pistons #11 retired
Sports Teams: Indiana College (1979-1981), Detroit Pistons (1981-1994), Indiana Pacers (coach 2000-2003), New York Knicks (coach 2006-2008), FIU (coach 2009-2012)

Jim Thomas -- b.10/19/1960
NBA Player

John Thomas -- b.9/8/1975
NBA Player

Kurt Thomas -- b.10/4/1972
NBA Player

Tim (Basketball) Thomas -- b.2/26/1977
NBA Player

Bernard Thompson -- b.8/30/1962
NBA Player

Billy Thompson -- b.12/1/1963
NBA Player

Brooks Thompson -- b.7/19/1970 d.6/9/2016 N.S. (45)
NBA Coach, NBA Player

David Thompson -- b.7/13/1954
NBA Guard, College Basketball Player
Misc: 4x NBA All-Star (1977-1979, 1983); ABA All-Star (1976); 2x All-NBA First Team (1977, 1978); NBA All-Star Game MVP (1979); ABA All-Star Game MVP (1976); All-ABA Second Team (1976); ABA Rookie of the Year (1976); ABA All-Rookie First Team (1976); Naismith College Player of the Year (1975); Adolph Rupp Trophy (1975); ABA All-Time Team; Nuggets #33 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina State University, Denver Nuggets (ABA and NBA 1975-1982), Seattle SuperSonics (1982-1984)

John Thompson -- b.9/2/1941
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: has coached centers Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo at Georgetown; reached NCAA tourney final 3 out of 4 years with Ewing, winning title in 1984; also led Hoyas to 6 Big East tourney titles; coached 1988 U.S. Olympic team to bronze medal
Sports Teams: Providence College (player 1961-1964), Boston Celtics (coach 1964-1966), St. Anthony HS (coach 1966-1972), Georgetown (college, coach 1972-1999)

John "Cat" Thompson -- b.2/10/1906 d.10/7/1990 (84)
College Basketball Player
Misc: All-America (Montana State, 1928-30); All-Rocky Mountain Conference (1928-30); led Montana State to Helms National Championship with 35-2 record (1929); Helms Foundation National Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: Montana State (1928-30)

Klay Thompson -- b.2/8/1990 N.S.
NBA Player

LaSalle Thompson -- b.6/23/1961
NBA Center, NBA Forward

Mychal Thompson -- b.1/30/1955
NBA Player, Bahamas
Names/Places: Trace, Klay and Mychel's father

Tina Thompson -- b.2/10/1975 N.S.
WNBA Figure, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

Tristan Thompson -- b.3/13/1991 N.S.
NBA Forward, Canadian

Rod Thorn -- b.5/23/1941 N.S.
NBA Executive, NBA General Manager, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

Bob Thornton -- b.7/10/1962
NBA Player

Otis Thorpe -- b.8/5/1962
NBA Forward

Sedale Threatt -- b.9/10/1961 N.S.
NBA Guard

Nate Thurmond -- b.7/25/1941 d.7/16/2016 N.S. (74)
NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:Great Nate
Misc: career 14,437 points, 14,464 rebounds, 2,575 assists; 7x NBA All-Star, star center known for his defensive intensity; Warriors #42 retired, Cavaliers #42 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (1963-1974), Chicago Bulls (1974-1976), Cleveland Cavaliers (1976-1977)

Mike Tirico -- b.12/13/1966 N.S.
Football Announcer, Basketball Announcer

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale -- b.6/9/1964 d.5/15/2009 (44)
Jazz Performer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete

David Tobey -- b.5/1/1888 N.S. d.7/25/1988 N.S. (100)
Basketball Coach, Basketball Referee

Ray Tolbert -- b.9/10/1958
NBA Player

Tom Tolbert -- b.10/16/1965
Sports Commentator, NBA Forward

Rudy Tomjanovich -- b.11/24/1948
NBA Coach, NBA Player

Andrew Toney -- b.11/23/1957
NBA Player

Andy Toolson -- b.1/19/1966
NBA Player

Keith Tower -- b.5/15/1970
NBA Player

Oswald Tower -- b.11/23/1883 N.S. d.5/28/1968 N.S. (84)
Basketball Administrator
Misc: Phillips Academy Andover instructor (1910-1949), served on the National Basketball Rules Committee from 1910-1960, editor of the Official Basketball Guide, and an official rules interpreter from 1915-1960.

Karl-Anthony Towns -- b.11/15/1995 N.S.
NBA Forward

Gary Trent -- b.9/22/1974
NBA Player

Arthur Trester -- b.6/10/1878 N.S. d.9/18/1944 N.S. (66)
Basketball Administrator
Misc: commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association from 1922 to 1944

Kelly Tripucka -- b.2/16/1959 N.S.
NBA Forward
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz

Anthony Tucker -- b.4/4/1969
NBA Player

Trent Tucker -- b.12/20/1959
NBA Player

Elston Turner -- b.6/10/1959
NBA Player

Evan Turner -- b.10/27/1988 N.S.
NBA Player

Henry Turner -- b.8/18/1966
NBA Player

Jeff Turner -- b.4/9/1962
NBA Forward

Dave Twardzik -- b.9/20/1950
NBA Player
Sports Teams: Virginia Squires (ABA, 1972-1976), Portland Trail Blazers (1976-1980)

John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman -- b.5/21/1934 N.S. d.5/30/2012 N.S. (78)
Sportscaster, NBA Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:John Kennedy Twyman
Misc: All-America at Cincinnati (1955); six-time NBA All-Star (1957-60, 1962-63); twice Second Team All-NBA (1960, 1962); among the NBA's top 15 scorers for eight seasons. Also known for serving as guardian of former teammate Maurice Stokes from his crippling head injury in 1958 until his death in 1970; Kings #27 retired
Sports Teams: Rochester/Cincinnatti Royals (1955-1966)

B. J. Tyler -- b.4/30/1971
NBA Player

Terry Tyler -- b.10/30/1956
NBA Player

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