Leonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens Inducted in 1991

Coach and Player Inducted in 1991
Lenny Wilkens Leonard Randolph
Photo credit: (NBA Seattle SuperSonics)
Leonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens he attended Boys High School, Wilkens was a basketball teammate of longtime Major League Baseball star Tommy Davis and played for coach Mickey Fisher. Wilkens was a two-time All-American (1959 and 1960) at Providence College. He led the team to their first NIT appearance in 1959, and to the NIT finals in 1960. From 1969 to 1972 with Seattle, and in his one season as a player with Portland, he was a player-coach. He retired from playing in 1975 and was the full-time coach of the Trail Blazers for one more season. As a player 1960-1968 St Louis Hawks, 1968-1972 Seattle SuperSonics, 1972-1974 Cleveland Cavaliers,  and 1974-1975 Portland Trail Blazers. As a coach 1969-1972 Seattle SuperSonics, 1974-1976 Portland Trail Blazers, 1977-1985 Seattle SuperSonics, 1986-1993 Cleveland Cavaliers, 1993-200 Atlanta Hawks, 2000-2003 Toronto Raptors, and 2004-2005 New York Knicks.

As a player, he was named 9× NBA All-Star (1963–1965, 1967–1971, 1973), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1971), NBA assists leader (1970), NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th), No. 19 retired by Seattle SuperSonics, and Consensus second-team All-American (1960). As a coach, he was named NBA champion (1979),  NBA Coach of the Year (1994), 4× NBA All-Star Game head coach (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994), Top 10 Coaches in NBA History, Top 15 Coaches in NBA History, and Cleveland Cavaliers Wall of Honor.