James "Jim" Forbes (born July 8, 1952) is a former American basketball player. His collegiate career at the University of Texas at El Paso was crowned by his membership on the U.S. national team in the 1972 Olympics, which won a silver medal under circumstances which remain controversial to this day. Forbes was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the fourth round of the 1974 NBA draft, but he never played professionally. Forbes later served as an Assistant Coach for the UTEP Miners before going to coach high school basketball in El Paso. As a high school coach, he guided the Riverside Rangers to the Texas 4A Final Four in 1995 and the Andress Eagles to the Texas 5A Sweet Sixteen in 2009. Forbes has more than 530 career high school coaching victories.