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Syracuse Nationals

1956-57 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 38-34
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 2-3
Lost division finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Philadelphia Warriors 2-0

Division Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 3-0

Coach: Al Cervi (4-8)

Coach: Paul Seymour (34-26)

1956-57 Statistics
1956-57 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 38 wins and 34 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-3. Al Cervi and Paul Seymour coached the team. The 1956-57 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Forest AbleGJuly 27, 19326'3"180Western Kentucky
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling Green
Ed ConlinF-GSeptember 2, 19336'5"200Fordham
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Larry HennessyGMay 20, 19296'3"185Villanova
Joe HolupFFebruary 26, 19346'6"215George Washington
Bob HopkinsC-FNovember 3, 19346'8"205Grambling
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230Illinois
Earl LloydF-CApril 3, 19286'5"200West Virginia State
Togo PalazziF-GAugust 8, 19326'4"205Holy Cross
Jim RayGJanuary 12, 19346'0"180Toledo
Don SavageF-GApril 9, 19286'3"190LeMoyne (NY)
Bob SchaferGMarch 29, 19336'3"195Villanova
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180Toledo
Jim TuckerFDecember 11, 19326'7"185Duquesne