Les Harrison Biography

Les Harrison

Age: 93

NBA Hall of Famer who led the Rochester Royals to the NBA Championship in 1951 as owner, general manager and coach; captured National Basketball League titles in 1946 and 1947 as well; coached three future Hall of Famers: Red Holzman, Bob Davies and Bobby Wanzer; tallied a 259-181 coaching record over seven seasons in the NBA, and a .620 winning percentage which ranked seventh all-time at his death; of natural causes

Died: Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 23, 1997

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