Basketball pioneer Phog Allen dies at 88
Sept. 16, 1974
Phog Allen, who learned his basketball from the game's inventor, James Naismith, dies at the age of 88 in Lawrence, Kan. With a career record of 746-264 in 48 seasons, he was the NCAA's winningest coach when he retired from Kansas in 1956.
A 1906 Kansas graduate, he coached his alma mater in 1908-09 and from 1920 through 1956. Allen's coaching strategies revolutionized the game, as he pioneered "set" plays and taught zone defense. His Jayhawks won 24 Missouri ...
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