Wilkens Cited As Winningest tall Coach He has supported the March I hiy accomplish In i ITTI l»H|jii i p^£; ~)imes, the Variety Club, ire—and impres> ;1 for die Supersohks a Special Olympics, and served on 'with his being the coached the Seattle G sive. did Board of Big Brothers/Big £ coach in the history cens coached theC|evela" SisJters of America for many OH iNjitional Basketball jlier^g^w^emgn^^l t irs. Association." irrent position, coa#i o His favorite cause in Seattle The 936 wins he has earned die Atlanta Hawks. fs the Odessa Brown Children's as a coach is enough in itself to SportsWiters selectg^Thim Hospital which he has supported warrant the special recognition Coach oNhe Y e a ^ i 1994. since he participated in groundBrother Lenny Wilkens received It was d o i n ^ r e - g a m e breaking for the clinic in 1970 from the Brothers of Zeta Pi monies of a matchup between and again in 1978. "The Lenny Lambda in Seattle, WA. But the Hawks and Supersonics in Wilkens Celebrity Roast & Golf tJiere is more—much more. On Seattle that the Brothers of Zeta Classic", which bears his name, and off the basketball court. Pi Lambda honored BrotJier Wilkens has been part of the Wilkins as the NBA's winningest is a fundraiser for the Odessa Brown Children's Hospital. National Basketball Association coach. for 35 years—20 years as coach The Hospital now has die That is Brother Wilkens on additional support of an endowand 15 years as a player. the court. ment established with a $20,000 He was a first round selecOff the court, Brother gift from Wilkens and his wife tion of the St. Louis Hawks in Wilkens is as committed to Marilyn and $100,000 from an 1960 after playing stellar ball community service as he is to anonymous donor. with the Providence College basketball on die court. Friars. Before he retired in 1974-75, Brother Wilkens had played for St. Louis, Seattle, Cleveland, and Portland. At one time, he doubled as a playercoach with die Supersonics and later for the Pordand Trailblazers. Nine times in 14 seasons he was named to the NBA Ail-Star team. Twenty years after his retirement as a player, Brother Wdkens still ranks among the NBA's all-time leaders in scoring (21st), assists (2nd), and games played (6tJi). Following his retirement as a player, Brothers shown with Brother Wilkens during NBA pre-game ceremony include Brother Wilkens was (from, left): Brothers Russell Cook; Dr. Charlie Walker HI, Zeta Pi Lambda president; Wilkens; Larry Taylor; and John W. German, Northwest District Director:
Published on Jul 1, 1995
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