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Doxie Moore

Doxie Moore
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Personal information
Born (1911-02-13)February 13, 1911
Died April 23, 1986(1986-04-23) (aged 75)
Career information
High school Delphi (Delphi, Indiana)
College Purdue (1930–1934)
Career history
As coach:
1946–1948 Sheboygan Red Skins
1950 Anderson Packers
1951–1952 Milwaukee Hawks
Career highlights and awards

As player:

John Doxie Moore (February 13, 1911 – April 23, 1986) was an American basketball player and coach. He attended Delphi High School in Delphi, Indiana, and played college basketball at Purdue University from 1930 to 1934, playing alongside John Wooden as Purdue laid claim to the 1932 Helms Athletic Foundation National Championship. He coached several professional basketball teams, including the Sheboygan Red Skins, the Anderson Packers and the Milwaukee Hawks in the 1940s and 50s.

Moore was hired to coach Sheboygan for the 1946–47 season. The Red Skins finished with a 26–18 record and qualified for the National Basketball League (NBL) playoffs, where they were ousted in the first round. In 1947–48, Moore began the season as Sheboygan's head coach, but gave up the duties when the Red Skins obtained player-coach Bobby McDermott, a Hall of Fame guard, from the Chicago American Gears. The Gears players had been distributed among the NBL's teams when Chicago's league, the fledgling Professional Basketball League of America, folded in November 1947 after only three weeks in operation. McDermott coached Sheboygan to a 4–5 record in one month of duty before leaving for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and handing the reins back to Moore. The Red Skins finished a disappointing 23–37 and missed the playoffs. Moore served as the commissioner of the NBL in its final season.

Following the NBL-BAA merger, Moore was hired as coach of the Anderson Packers in the middle of the 1949-50 NBA season. When the Packers jumped to the National Professional Basketball League for the 1950-51 season, Moore served as the NPBL's commissioner as the league struggled to finish its only season. Moore served as coach and vice-president of the Milwaukee Hawks for 1951-52, their first season in Milwaukee. In the 1950s, he was an administrative assistant to Indiana Governor George N. Craig.

Moore was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, and served as the first president of the Hall of Fame Foundation.


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