Dolph Schayes

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Basketball player
Dolph Schayes
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Player information
Full name Adolph Schayes
birthday May 19, 1928
place of birth Bronx , New York , United States
date of death December 10, 2015 at the age of 87
Place of death Syracuse , New York, United States
size 203 cm
Weight 99 kg
position Power forward
college New York University
NBA draft 1948, 4th Pick , New York Knicks
Clubs as active
1948–1964 Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ersUnited StatesUnited States

Adolph "Dolph" Schayes (born May 19, 1928 in Bronx , New York , † December 10, 2015 in Syracuse , New York) was an American basketball player and coach.


Between 1949 and 1964 Schayes played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers team , with whom he won the championship in 1955 . Schayes ended his career with over 18,000 points as the best thrower in NBA history at the time .

Schayes around 1957

Schayes was called up to the All-NBA First Team six times during his career (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958). He was also nominated for an NBA All-Star Game twelve times in the course of his career . After retiring from his career, he coached the Philadelphia 76ers for two years . With 55 wins he was named Coach of the Year in the 1965/66 NBA season . After the season he stopped as a coach and was replaced by Alex Hannum .

On April 26, 1976, Schayes 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 . Schayes' jersey number 4 was withdrawn by the 76ers on March 12, 2016 and has not been awarded by the team since.


Schayes, who was Jewish, changed his first name from "Adolph" to "Dolph". His son, Danny Schayes , also played in the NBA from 1981 to 1999.

See also

Web links

Commons : Dolph Schayes  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Dolph Schayes Stats. In: Retrieved May 19, 2020 (English).
  2. Dolph Schayes, NBA Hall of Famer, Dies at 87. In: December 10, 2015, accessed December 11, 2015.