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Syracuse Nationals

1954-55 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 43-29
Finished 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 7-4
Won NBA championship

Division Finals - Defeated Boston Celtics 3-1

Finals - Defeated Fort Wayne Pistons 4-3

Coach: Al Cervi (43-29)

1954-55 Statistics
1954-55 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1954-55 season with a record of 43 wins and 29 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 7-4. Al Cervi coached the team. The 1954-55 Syracuse Nationals won the NBA championship.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Dick FarleyG-FApril 13, 19326'4"190Indiana
Bill GaborG-FMay 13, 19225'11"170Syracuse
Billy KenvilleG-FDecember 1, 19306'2"187St. Bonaventure
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230Illinois
George KingGAugust 16, 19286'0"175Morris-Harvey
Earl LloydF-CApril 3, 19286'5"200West Virginia State
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
Connie SimmonsC-FMarch 15, 19256'8"222none
Jim TuckerFDecember 11, 19326'7"185Duquesne