​January 6, 1995: Coach Lenny Wilkens Makes NBA History

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Atlanta Coach Lenny Wilkens passed the legendary Red Auerbach to become the NBA’s all-time winningest coach, with 939 career victories, after the Hawks defeated Washington 112-90 at the Omni. 

Wilkens reached the victory record in his 22nd year as an NBA coach, including four as a player-coach.

In tribute to Auerbach, Wilkens puffed on a post game victory cigar.

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