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James Naismith - Wikipedia


James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian- American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891.

Who invented basketball? - Ask History


Jun 7, 2014 ... Basketball is the only major American sport with a clearly identifiable inventor. James Naismith wrote the sport's original 13 rules as part of a ...

Basketball History: Dr. James Naismith, Basketball Inventor ...


Apr 16, 2014 ... James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. He started KU's basketball program.

The Origin of Basketball - Today I Found Out


Jan 20, 2012 ... Today I found out the origin of the sport basketball. .... First, that Lambert G. Will himself never claimed to have invented the game and further, ...

Basketball | James Naismith History


Basketball, one of the most popular sports in the world and played by over 300 million people, was invented by James Naismith in order to provide Athletic ...

Who invented basketball? | Reference.com


Dr. James Naismith, a physical education teacher from Canada, invented basketball in late 1891 at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.

James A. Naismith - Coach, Inventor - Biography.com


Jun 18, 2015 ... James Naismith invented the game of basketball and established the program at University of Kansas. Learn more at Biography.com.

Who Invented Basketball - Basketball.Org


The man who invented basketball, Dr. James Naismith, was born in 1861 in a small Canadian township bordering Almonte, Ontario called Ramsay. As a youth  ...

Who Invented the Basketball? - Scoreboards


Apr 20, 2009 ... From the early days of the Spalding Company, who invented the basketball, to the modern composite models, very little about the design has ...

In His Own Words: How A Gym Teacher Invented Basketball In 1891 ...


Dec 16, 2015 ... In what may be the only recording of his voice, James Naismith describes how he created basketball to occupy his stir-crazy students during a ...

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Who Invented Basketball? | Wonderopolis


Dr. James Naismith was a Canadian physical education instructor who invented the game of basketball in 1891 while working at the YMCA Training School in ...

NBA.com - History of Basketball in Canada


Mar 8, 2002 ... The roots of basketball are firmly embedded in Canada. In 1891 the game was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian who hailed from ...

The Canadian who invented basketball - BBC News - BBC.com


Sep 20, 2010 ... The monument in the city where James Naismith invented basketball, in Springfield, Massachusetts, is the 40,000 sq ft Naismith Memorial ...