Ken Shields (Canadian basketball)

Ken Shields (Canadian basketball)

Kenneth (Ken) William Daniel Shields is a basketball coach, the one with the most wins in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball history with the University of Victoria, and former head coach of Canadian national men's basketball team.

Shields coached the Victoria Vikes from 1978 through 1989 and oversaw the Vikes win seven consecutive CIS championships. He was named CIS Coach of the Year three times with the Vikes and once during the 1970s and his six years as head coach of Laurentian University.

Shields the Canadian national team for five years from 1990 to 1994. In 1998 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1999 he was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame. After coaching two years for professional teams in Tokyo, Shields was assistant coach of the Boomers for the 2004 Olympics. During the 2006 NBA play-offs, Shields worked as guest coaching consultant of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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