Basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was asked to create an activity to entertain trainees the YMCA Training College during winter.
The year was 1891.
The first basketball game was played in 1892 played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets suspended from walls of YMCA gym. After ten years, the open ended basket was designed. YMCA in Springfield Massachusetts is the home if basketball and was through it that basketball spread across the US.
The game of basketball grew very rapidly, with college teams forming leagues within the first decade of the game’s invention. Naismith himself would become a college coach for the game, joining the University of Kansas in 1898. He would amass a win/loss record of 55-60.
THE ORIGINAL RULES OF BASKETBALL