As a basketball player, Earl Watson had a successful stint with teams such as the Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz. Owing to his mother’s Mexican roots, he qualified to play for the Mexican national team but chose NBA instead. Now a coach, he is associated with the Canadian team Toronto Raptors.
Renowned American college basketball coach Adolph Rupp was associated with the University of Kentucky and, by the time of his retirement, was the most successful coach of his time. He also coached the American basketball team that won a gold medal at the 1948 Olympic games.