Jim McGregor (basketball)

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Jim McGregor
Biographical details
Born(1921-12-30)December 30, 1921
Portland, Oregon
DiedJuly 30, 2013(2013-07-30) (aged 91)
Bellevue, Washington
Alma materUSC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1948Benson HS
1948–1950USC (assistant)
1954–1956Italy National Team
1956Greece National Team
1957Turkey National Team
1958Austria National Team
1959Sweden National Team
1960Turkey National Team
1961–1963Peru National Team
1965–1966New Mexico State
Accomplishments and honors
Inland Empire Coach of the Year (1952)

Jim McGregor (December 30, 1921 – July 30, 2013) was the head men's basketball coach at Whitworth College (1950–53), and New Mexico State (1965–66). He also coached many international teams including Italy (1954–56), Greece, Turkey (1960, for the Olympics), Sweden, Austria, Peru, Morocco, Central Africa, Colombia, and a number of league European league teams. McGregor graduated from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. He served in the Marines during World War 2. He was also pioneer in promoting American basketball to European teams by taking players that had not been drafted by the NBA and playing exhibition games against European teams. Many players from these teams were signed to contracts to play in Europe - far before this became a commonplace. McGregor received fees when these players signed contracts - and thus an early agent in international basketball. McGregor was inducted into the Grant High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. McGregor died on July 30, 2013.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
New Mexico State Aggies (Independent) (1965–1966)
1965–66 New Mexico State 4-22
New Mexico State: 4-22 (.154)
Total: 4-22 (.154)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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