About Us

Basketball is a sport
that was invented in 1891
by Dr. James Naismith

Naismith International Basketball Foundation

We are the ambassadors of the game our founder’s grandfather invented.

We are here to protect its Integrity, Morale Values, and Dignity; for, who, what, where, when, and why the game was invented.

Ian Naismith

Ian Naismith, Grandson of Dr. James Naismith, says that the qualities that Kay Yow, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski possess is exactly what the Naismith Sportsmanship Award is all about.

Source: 7:42 p.m., Jun 20, 2011

Last known interview with our founder, Ian Naismith.