Dave DeBusschere

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Basketball player
Dave DeBusschere
Dave DeBusschere (around 1974)
Player information
Full name David Albert DeBus scissors
birthday October 16, 1940
place of birth Detroit , Michigan , USA
date of death May 14, 2003 at the age of 62
Place of death New York City , New York , USA
size 198 cm
Weight 100 kg
position Power Forward / Small Forward
college University of Detroit Mercy
NBA draft 1962, Territorial Pick , Detroit Pistons
Clubs as active
1962-1968 United StatesUnited States Detroit Pistons
1968-1974 United StatesUnited States New York Knicks
Clubs as coaches
1964-1967 United StatesUnited States Detroit Pistons

David Albert DeBusschere (born October 16, 1940 in Detroit , Michigan , † May 14, 2003 in New York ) was an American basketball player . Between 1962 and 1974 he played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks .

On May 2, 1983, DeBusschere was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . He is also featured on the list of the 50 best NBA players of all time .


From 1958 and 1962 DeBusschere played for the local University of Detroit and set the college record for rebounds in one game (39 rebounds on January 30, 1960) and in one season (540) for the Detroit Mercy .

His NBA career also began in his hometown, with the Pistons as a " Territorial Pick ". From 1964 to 1967 he was also a player- coach, and at the age of 24 the youngest coach in NBA history.

In the 1968/69 season DeBusschere was sent to the Knicks in New York . There he won two championships (1970, 1973) and ended his career a year after the last one. DeBusschere has been called up to the NBA All-Defensive First Team six times and is considered one of the best defenders in NBA history.

Between 1982 and 1986 he was Vice President of the New York Knicks .

On May 14, 2003, DeBusschere died of a myocardial infarction .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/debusda01.html
  2. ^ The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Dave DeBusschere. Retrieved April 17, 2020 .
  3. Heart Attack Kills Dave DeBusschere. Retrieved April 17, 2020 (American English).

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