• Ken Linseman
  • John Entwistle
  • Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
  • Wayne Bartholomew
  • Don Wilson
  • Don Prudhomme
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Earl Manigault
  • AN Hornby
  • Doug Rader
  • Glenn Robinson

Who’s next and why?

Because this question is slightly broad, I’ll tell you the specifics I want:

- Purdue University - Basketball Coach - Naismith Hall Of Fame

This should be fairly easy but if there are no answers in 1 week, I’ll give a hint.

This is my first question on this site and I would greatly appreciate it if I was given some tips. I think this puzzle’s OK but if not then do let me know.

  • $\begingroup$ Are the last 3 bullets a Hint? What do you mean by specifics? $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 27, 2017 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ The last 3 bullets are just part of the pattern. When I was researching for this puzzle I came across 2-3 people who could be the answer, so I gave some more info about the person I want as my answer. $\endgroup$ Nov 27, 2017 at 14:53
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Fairly easy and one week are contradicting. $\endgroup$ Nov 27, 2017 at 15:42

2 Answers 2


Ken Linseman

The Rat is his nickname

John Entwistle

The Ox is his nickname

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Tiger is his nickname

Wayne Bartholomew

Rabbit is his nickname

Don Wilson

The Dragon is his nickname

Don Prudhomme

The Snake is his nickname

Lou Gehrig

The Iron Horse is his nickname

Earl Manigault

The Goat is his nickname

AN Hornby

Monkey is his nickname

Doug Rader

The Red Rooster is his nickname

Glenn Robinson

Big Dog is his nickname


Ward Lambert as mentioned by @Shinji Wins
Piggy is his nickname

All are

Famous people with an animal nickname that represent the 12 animals of
The Chinese Zodiac (Thanks to @Paige Meinke)
Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig

  • $\begingroup$ psst... nice work, but I think the reasoning he was looking for was gur puvarfr mbqvnp $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Nov 27, 2017 at 20:02

Through a quick Google search and a bit of digging, I got my answer to be

Ward Lambert


He was head basketball coach at Purdue University between 1916-1946, and was inducted into the Naismith Hall Of Fame in 1960. This should fill your criteria.

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    $\begingroup$ So whatb is the pattern? $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 27, 2017 at 14:52

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