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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. H...

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.

10 Things About Basketball Inventor James Naismith | Legacy.com


James Naismith died Nov. 28, 1939. Here are 10 things you may not know about the inventor of basketball. 1. Naismith was Canadian. Born in Ontario, he didn't ...

NBA.com - History of Basketball in Canada


Mar 8, 2002 ... Short article about Canadian basketball, Canadian involvement in the National Basketball Association, and about basketball's inventor, Dr.

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.

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 ...

Basketball's Birth, in James Naismith's Own Spoken Words - The ...


Dec 15, 2015 ... James Naismith, basketball's inventor, arrived in New York City in early 1939 with three items on his agenda. He gave a speech to basketball ...

The Origin of Basketball - Today I Found Out


Jan 20, 2012 ... Today I found out the origin of the sport basketball. ... gradually through time, basketball has a very precise and fully known origin (the inventor ...

Naismith: Inventor of Basketball? - Sonahr Sports


It is said that “Necessity is the mother of invention”. No truer words were spoken in the case of the invention of the sport of basketball by Canadian-born Dr.

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


Sep 20, 2010 ... Basketball is seen as an American sport, but while it isn't always trumpeted, Canada can lay claim to its creator.

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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 ...

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 ...

James Naismith facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...


Recognized as the Father of Basketball. Always humble and never self- promotional, Naismith avoided drawing attention to himself as the inventor of a popular ...