Founders

  • Dave Bing

    It’s not often, if at all, that one can claim success in three distinct areas—professional sports, business and politics. Yet, Dave Bing did just that when he was elected the 62nd Mayor of the City of Detroit in May 2009 as part of a special election. A native of Washington, D.C., Bing is a graduate …Read More >

  • Archie Clark

    Discovered on an Air Force base in Maryland, Archie Clark was a standout on the University of Minnesota’s basketball and baseball teams in the 1960s. He ranks among many Golden Gophers in the basketball history books and was part of Dick Seibert’s storied National Championship baseball team. He was also one of the first African-Americans …Read More >

  • Dave Cowens

    Dave Cowens earned a berth in the Basketball Hall of Fame because of his tenacity and work ethic as a mainstay of the Boston Celtics in the 1970s, leading the team to NBA Championships in 1974 and 1976. Playing in the era of Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Wilt “the Stilt” Chamberlain, and “Pistol Pete” Maravich, …Read More >

  • Oscar Robertson

    Oscar Robertson, also known as “The Big O”, is considered the greatest all-around player in the history of basketball. As a players’ advocate, he has left his mark on professional sports in the courtroom as well as on the court. A consummate leader, he also has distinguished himself as a social activist, a mentor and …Read More >

  • David DeBusschere

    An NBA Hall-of-Famer and one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of All-Time, Dave DeBusschere was known for aggressive defensive play that earned him NBA All-Defensive Team honors six times during his 12-year playing career. For his career, DeBusschere averaged 16.1 points and 11 rebounds per game, won two NBA Championships as a member of …Read More >