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Teams that win the NCAA championship are known to produce their share of NBA stars, but many of the same schools have also been the launching pad of business leaders. Here's a look at the 13 schools that have won the most championships and some of their stars of the business and basketball worlds. Click on to check them out.

Teams that win the NCAA championship are known to produce their share of NBA stars, but many of the same schools have also been the launching pad of business leaders. Here's a look at the 14 schools that have won the most championships and some of their stars of the business and basketball worlds. Click on to check them out.

Posted 19 Mar 2009

University of California, Los Angeles
: 11 : Tom Anderson, founder, MySpace Laurence Fink, CEO & Chairman, BlackRock : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, retired Jordan Farmar, Los Angeles Lakers
Photo: UCLA

Championships: 11

Business stars:
Tom Anderson, founder, MySpace
Laurence Fink, CEO & Chairman, BlackRock 

Basketball stars:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, retired
Jordan Farmar, Los Angeles Lakers

University of Kentucky
: 7 : Mark Berger, economist Chris Sullivan, founder, Outback Steakhouse: Dan Issel, reitred Jamal Mashburn, retired
Photo: Tombrarian

Championships: 7

Business stars:
Warren Rosenthal, former CEO, Jerrico
Chris Sullivan, founder, Outback Steakhouse

Basketball stars:
Dan Issel, retired
Jamal Mashburn, retired

Indiana University
: 5 : John Chambers, president & CEO, Cisco Systems Mark Cuban, entrepreneur : Eric Gordon, Los Angeles Clippers Isiah Thomas, retired
Photo: Indiana University

Championships: 5

Business stars:
John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems
Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, owner Dallas Mavericks 

Basketball stars:
Eric Gordon, Los Angeles Clippers
Isiah Thomas, retired

University of North Carolina
: 4 : Hugh McColl, former CEO, Bank of America Ken Thompson, former chairman & CEO, Wachovia : Vince Carter, New Jersey NetsMichael Jordan, retired
Photo: valarauka

Championships: 4

Business stars:
Hugh McColl, former CEO, Bank of America
Ken Thompson, former CEO, Wachovia 

Basketball stars:
Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets
Michael Jordan, retired

Duke University
: 3 : Rick Wagoner, president & CEO, General Motors John Mack, CEO, Morgan Stanley : Jeff Mullins, retired J. J. Redick, Orlando Magic
Photo: AP

Championships: 3

Business stars:
John Mack, CEO, Morgan Stanley
Rick Wagoner, CEO, General Motors

Basketball stars:
Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns
J. J. Redick, Orlando Magic

University of Kansas
: 3 : Philip Anschutz, founder, Qwest David Dillon, chairman & CEO, Kroger: Wilt Chamberlain, retired Drew Gooden, San Antonio Spurs
Photo: RichieC

Championships: 3

Business stars:
Philip Anschutz, founder, Qwest
David Dillon, CEO, Kroger

Basketball stars:
Wilt Chamberlain, retired
Drew Gooden, San Antonio Spurs

University of Cincinnati
: 2 : George Clooney, actor, producer & director Jerry Kathman, president & CEO, LPK
Photo: adamsofen

Championships: 2

Business stars:
George Clooney, actor, producer, director
Jerry Kathman, CEO, LPK

Basketball stars:
Kenyon Martin, Denver Nuggets
Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals

University of Connecticut
: 2 : Robert Diamond, president & CEO, Barclays Bank Randal Nardone, COO & co-founder, Fortress Investment Group : Clifford Robinson, retired Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons
Photo: Matthias Rosenkranz

Championships: 2

Business stars:
Robert Diamond, CEO, Barclays Bank
Randal Nardone, COO & co-founder, Fortress Investment Group

Basketball stars:
Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons
Clifford Robinson, retired

University of Florida
: 2 : Wayne T. Hockmeyer, founder & CEO, MedImmune Malcolm Bricklin, former CEO, Subaru of America : Vernon Maxwell, retired Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Photo: Random McRandomhead

Championships: 2

Business stars:
Malcolm Bricklin, former CEO, Subaru of America
Wayne T. Hockmeyer, founder & CEO, MedImmune

Basketball stars:
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Vernon Maxwell, retired 

University of Louisville
: 2 : David A. Jones, co-founder, former CEO, Humana Healthcare Robert Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler : Pervis Ellison, retired Francisco García, Seattle SuperSonics

Championships: 2

Business stars:
David Jones, co-founder, former CEO, Humana Healthcare
Robert Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler

Basketball stars:
Pervis Ellison, retired
Francisco García, Seattle SuperSonics

Michigan State University
: 2 : Eli Broad, billionaire industrialist & philanthropist James Cornelius, CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb : Magic Johnson, retired Zach Randolph, LA Clippers
Photo: Michigan State University

Championships: 2

Business stars:
Eli Broad, billionaire industrialist & philanthropist
James Cornelius, CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Basketball stars:
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, retired
Zach Randolph, LA Clippers

North Carolina State University
: 2: Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS James Owens, CEO, Caterpillar:Nate McMillan, head coach, Portland Trailblazers David Thompson, retired
Photo: chrisbb@prodigy.net

Championships: 2

Businesss stars:
Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS
James Owens, CEO, Caterpillar

Basketball stars:
Nate McMillan, head coach, Portland Trailblazers
David Thompson, retired


Oklahoma State University
: 2 : Gordon Eubanks, CEO, Symantec Corporation T. Boone Pickens, billionaire : Joey Graham, Toronto RaptorsBryant Reeves, retired
Photo: AP

Championships: 2

Business stars:
Gordon Eubanks, CEO, Symantec Corporation
T. Boone Pickens, billionaire

Basketball stars:
Joey Graham, Toronto Raptors
Bryant Reeves, retired

University of San Francisco
: 2 : Gordon Bowker, co-founder, Starbucks Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel : K. C. Jones, retired Bill Russell, retired
Photo: kellypretzer

Championships: 2

Business stars:
Gordon Bowker, co-founder, Starbucks
Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel

Basketball stars:
K. C. Jones, retired
Bill Russell, retired

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