The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) was founded in 1927 byPhog Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as the Guardians of the Game.

The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting mainly of university and college men's basketball coaches.  Associate membership are also afforded to athletic directors, conference commissioners, faculty members, officials and high school and junior college coaches.  This organization, as Allen first envisioned, is clearly the basketball fraternity.

Since its inception, the NABC has continu