Lawrence, Kansas: The Fathers of Basketball

Life-size bronze of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith sits with a peach basket. Just south is different bronze statue, of Forrest "Phog" Allen, the "Father of Basketball Coaching."
Address:
1647 Naismith Drive, Lawrence, KS
Directions:
Naismith statue is front of the DeBruce Center, on the University of Kansas campus. On the west side of Naismith Drive, just south of Irving Hill Rd. The Allen statue is about 500 feet south, in front of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.
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Father of Basketball Coaching.

Statues of the Fathers of Basketball

In the vicinity of the inventor of basketball statue, the father of coaching basketball: Forrest Allen.

[Gan Nunnally, 09/13/2020]

Two basketball "father" statues, of two different men, stand within eyeshot of each other on the KU campus (A bad placement decision). The basketball inventor statue, of James Naismith, is about 500 feet north of this one.


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