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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 01:32 PM
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141. Will Robinson (1911-2008)
Will Robinson was a sports pioneer being both the first black head coach of a NCAA Division I sports team and first black talent scout for the NFL. He was hired as basketball head coach at Illinois State University in 1970. He had a winning record for his 5 years as head coach. He also was the first black scout for the NFL team Detroit Lions. He was a part-time football talent scout and he covered the HBCU's in the South in the late 1960's. He worked for the NBA team Detroit Pistons for 28 years and retired at 92 as Assistant to the President of Basketball Operations. His most prominent role for the Pistons was talent scout.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/sports/30robinson.htm...
http://www.nba.com/pistons/news/robinson_080428.html
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