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Syracuse Nationals

1952-53 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-24
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 0-2
Lost division semi-finals

Division Semifinals - Lost to Boston Celtics 2-0

Coach: Al Cervi (47-24)

1952-53 Statistics
1952-53 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 47 wins and 24 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-2. Al Cervi coached the team. The 1952-53 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division semi-finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Jim BrascoGFebruary 3, 19316'1"170NYU
Al CerviG-FFebruary 12, 19175'11"170none
Bill GaborG-FMay 13, 19225'11"170Syracuse
Noble JorgensenCMay 18, 19256'9"228Iowa
George KingGAugust 16, 19286'0"175Morris-Harvey
Earl LloydF-CApril 3, 19286'5"200West Virginia State
Bob LochmuellerFJune 5, 19276'5"185Louisville
Wally OsterkornF-CJuly 6, 19286'4"205Illinois
Red RochaC-FSeptember 18, 19236'8"185Oregon State
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180Toledo