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A leading advocate for adopting the 10-second rule, Justin "Sam" Barry coached for 29 years at Knox College, Iowa and USC. He led the Hawkeyes to the 1923 Big Ten Title, and USC to three Pacific Coast crowns and third place in the 1940 NCAA Tournament. Referee Jim Enright regularly officiated in the Big Ten, Big Eight & Missouri Valley Conferences. He spent a year in the NBL and one in the NBA, did two NCAA Regional Tournaments and refereed the 1954 NCAA Final Four. He was named Referee of the Year in 1956. Ed Hickey's 35-year coaching career included stops at Creighton, St. Louis University and Marquette. The "Little General" led his teams to three NIT and three NCAA Tournament appearances, winning the NIT in 1948 while at St. Louis. John McLendon learned the sport from Dr. Naismith at Kansas. He was the first coach to win three consecutive college titles, when Tennessee State won the NAIA Championship from 1957 to 1959. McLendon organized the CIAA and helped initiate the integration of the sport. John became the first black pro basketball coach in 1961 when George Steinbrenner hired him to lead the ABL Cleveland Pipers. Pete Newell coached at the University of San Francisco (1946-50), Michigan State (1950-54) and at California (1954-60) winning 234 total games. He is one of the few "Triple Crown" coaches, with Championships in the 1949 NIT, the 1959 NCAA and a gold medal from the 1960 Olympics. All are Silver Relief medallions. Enright and McLendon are in NM condition. Barry is in excellent condition; very slight wear on tip of nose. Hickey is in excellent condition; scratch on background. Newell is in very good condition; plating chipped on bottom edge.
Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1979 Medallions Including John McLendon & Pete Newell (5)
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Auction closed on Friday, December 30, 2005.
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