Bill Cartwright is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA for 16 seasons. He was known for his height, standing at 7 feet tall, and his ability to play both center and power forward positions. Cartwright played for three different teams during his career, including the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Seattle SuperSonics.

Cartwright began his basketball career in college, playing for the University of San Francisco. He was a standout player and helped lead the team to two NCAA championships in 1975 and 1976. After college, Cartwright was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1979 NBA draft.

Cartwright played for the Knicks for eight seasons, from 1979 to 1988. During his time with the team, he was known for his strong defense and rebounding skills. He was also a reliable scorer, averaging over 20 points per game in the 1984-85 season.

In 1988, Cartwright was traded to the Chicago Bulls. He played for the Bulls for seven seasons, from 1988 to 1995. During his time with the team, he was a key player in the Bulls' three consecutive NBA championships from 1991 to 1993. Cartwright was known for his leadership and his ability to mentor younger players, including Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

After leaving the Bulls, Cartwright played for one more season with the Seattle SuperSonics before retiring in 1996. After retiring from playing, Cartwright went on to become a coach. He served as an assistant coach for the Bulls, the New Jersey Nets, and the Phoenix Suns. In 2001, he was named head coach of the Bulls, a position he held for three seasons.

Throughout his career, Cartwright was known for his hard work and dedication to the game of basketball. He was a respected player and coach, and his contributions to the sport have been recognized by many. Today, he is remembered as one of the greatest players and coaches in NBA history.