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Wilkens sets all-time NBA victory record

Updated: January 1, 2002, 4:20 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 6, 1995

Lenny Wilkens, who has personified grace and dignity during his 22-year coaching career, becomes the NBA's all-time leader in regular-season coaching victories with 939 as his Atlanta Hawks defeat the Washington Bullets, 112-90.

With the Hawks comfortably ahead in the final minutes, Wilkens salutes Red Auerbach, the man he had been tied with, by lighting up a victory cigar reminiscent of the ones Auerbach lit up when Boston Celtics wins were assured.

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