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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)


Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)


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]


  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)
  • Dave MacMillan
  • Gopher Basketball Historical Information
  • Dave MacMillan's obituary
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