James Naismith Differentiated Reading Passage, November 28
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November 6, 1961 – The U.S. government issues a stamp honoring the 100th birthday of James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904.
James Naismith (11-6-1861- 11-28-1939) was an American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891.He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship…
James Naismith inventor of basketball and First head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks from 1898-1907. Wrote the original 13 rules of basketball and played the first games with a soccer balls and peach baskets used as goals. He was a remarkably versatile and humble man who in 1891 invented a game that is now played by more people than any game in the world.
James Naismith: Physical Education Instructor Who Invented Basketball
James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario & educated at McGill University & Presbyterian College in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887-1890) & at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890-1895). [click for more]
James Naismith (Nov 6, 1861–Nov 28, 1939). Canadian-American sports coach & innovator. Invented the sport of basketball (1891). Credited with introducing first football helmet. Wrote original basketball rule-book. Founded Univ. of Kansas basketball program. Saw basketball adopted as Olympic demonstration sport (1904) & official event at Summer Olympics, Berlin (1936), and birth of National Invitation Tournament (1938) & NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship (1939).