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''Show people how to succeed and they will push their own expectations to new heights.'' -- Lenny Wilkens

Lenny and Marilyn Wilkens believe every child deserves access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to receive a competitive education. This NBA couple, along with their three children, extended family, and community of friends,of friends, has raised more than $3 million during the past decade to help hundreds of families in the Pacific Northwest.

Lenny is a former NBA player and the leagues’ second all-time winningest coach. He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a professional player (1989) and twice as a coach (1998) (2010). Lenny is the only NBA representative listed among both the all-time top 50 players and top 10 coaches. A member of the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame, he has been inducted into the Halls of Fame in New York, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington, as well as the African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame. As a player, Lenny was a nine-time NBA All-Star team member and Most Valuable Player in 1971.

Lenny was one of the most successful coaches in franchise history for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, and Seattle SuperSonics. Despite his many NBA honors, one of his proudest moments was coaching the United States “Dream Team II” to a gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. He also was assistant coach of “Dream Team I” in 1992.

Beyond his many successes on the court, Lenny has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Providence College, St. Francis College, and Seattle University. He served as vice chairman of the Seattle SuperSonics ownership group in 2007.

Lenny and Marilyn are proud of their family’s involvement in the Lenny Wilkens Foundation and steadfast commitment to their community. With an active year-round schedule, any given

Lenny Wilkens with championship rings awarded during his legendary NBA career. (Click on link and mouse over rings for more info.) Photo by Mimi Inglin.
day might find Lenny hosting a corporate team-building workshop, working the sidelines of an athletic event, lending his presence to a charity fundraiser, advising NBA and Olympics colleagues, and focusing on his family.

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