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Wes Unseld

American basketball player

Died when: 74 years 80 days (890 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Wes Unseld

Westley Sissel Unseld Sr. (March 14, 1946 – June 2, 2020) was an American professional basketball player, coach and executive.He spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets.

Unseld played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals and was selected with the second overall pick by the Bullets in the 1968 NBA draft.

He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player and NBA Rookie of the Year during his rookie season and joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in NBA history to accomplish the feat.

Unseld won an NBA championship with the Bullets in 1978.After retiring from playing in 1981, he worked with the Bullets/Wizards as a vice president, head coach, and general manager.

Unseld was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

His son, Wes Unseld Jr., is a coach in the NBA who is currently the head coach of the Wizards.

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