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Syracuse Nationals

1955-56 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 35-37
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 5-4
Lost division finals

Division Tiebreaker - Defeated New York Knicks 1-0

Division Semifinals - Defeated Boston Celtics 2-1

Division Finals - Lost to Philadelphia Warriors 3-2

Coach: Al Cervi (35-37)

1955-56 Statistics
1955-56 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 35 wins and 37 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 5-4. Al Cervi coached the team. The 1955-56 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Ed ConlinF-GSeptember 2, 19336'5"200Fordham
Dick FarleyG-FApril 13, 19326'4"190Indiana
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
Red RochaC-FSeptember 18, 19236'8"185Oregon State
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180Toledo
Jim TuckerFDecember 11, 19326'7"185Duquesne