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Dave MacMillan

Dave MacMillan
Sport(s) Basketball,
also: baseball, football
Biographical details
Born (1886-12-24)December 24, 1886
Died July 9, 1963(1963-07-09) (aged 76)
Alma mater University of Idaho
attended Oberlin College
Playing career
190x Oberlin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1920–1927
1927–1942
1945–1948
1950

Baseball
1921–1927
1942–1947

Idaho
Minnesota
Minnesota
Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)


Idaho
Minnesota

David MacMillan (December 24, 1886 – July 9, 1963) was an American basketball coach. He was a longtime head coach at the University of Minnesota (18 seasons, 1927–42, and 1945–48),[1] and briefly coached the NBA's Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1950, succeeding Red Auerbach.[2]

Before Minnesota, MacMillan was the head coach at the University of Idaho[3] for seven seasons, from 1920 to 1927, the last six in the Pacific Coast Conference.[4] He also coached baseball and freshman football at Idaho,[5] and baseball at Minnesota from 1942 through 1947.[6]

MacMillan resigned at Minnesota at age 62 in March 1948, citing health reasons.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "MacMillan resigns as Minnesota coach". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. March 2, 1948. p. 2-part 2. 
  2. ^ "Dave MacMillan to coach Tricities". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. May 2, 1950. p. 8-part 2. 
  3. ^ Metzgar, Sol (January 18, 1929). "Minnesota cagers adopt new system". Spokane Daily Chronicle. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Golden Gopher Men's Basketball Coaches". University of Minnesota Athletics. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stars to tutor teams at Idaho". Spokesman-Review. September 17, 1922. p. 3-part 4. 
  6. ^ "Minnesota court coach named baseball mentor". Reading Eagle. Associated Press. April 5, 1942. p. 13. 

External links

  • Sports Reference – Dave McMillan – Minnesota (1927–1948)
  • Sports Reference – Dave MacMillan – Idaho (1920–1927)
  • BasketballReference.com: Dave MacMillan
  • Gopher Basketball Historical Information
  • Dave MacMillan's obituary
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