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Dolph Schayes

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes

Profession: NBA Power Forward and Coach

United States of America

Biography: A top scorer and rebounder, he was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals and played his entire Hall of Fame career with the Nationals and their successor, the Philadelphia 76ers.

In his 16-year career, he led the team into the post-season 15 times and became a player-coach near the end of his playing career.

After retiring from playing, he transitioned into a pure coaching role with the 76ers, earning NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1966.

Born: May 19, 1928
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: December 10, 2015 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1958-01-12 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
  • 1960-01-12 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points