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By David Martin

Basketball pioneer dies at 95


Kenny Sailors

Many think the pioneering spirit in Wyoming is often limited to the legendary mountain men and outlaws who lived and died more than a century ago. 

Wyoming lost one of its modern pioneers last weekend; the man who introduced the jump shot into basketball.

Kenny Sailors, 95, died at Spring Wind Assisted Living Center in Laramie Saturday morning. He had suffered from declining health since a heart attack that occurred in December of 2015.

Sailors is credited with developing the modern jump shot in basketball, a technique now considered one of the sport's fundamentals.

"It was a great innova...

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