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Syracuse Nationals

1958-59 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 Semifinals - Defeated New York Knicks 2-0

Division Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-3

Coach: Paul Seymour (35-37)

1958-59 Statistics
1958-59 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1958-59 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. Paul Seymour coached the team. The 1958-59 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling Green
Ed ConlinF-GSeptember 2, 19336'5"200Fordham
Larry CostelloGJuly 2, 19316'1"185Niagara
George DempseyGJuly 19, 19296'2"190King's (DE)
Connie DierkingC-FOctober 2, 19366'9"222Cincinnati
Hal GreerG-FJune 26, 19366'2"175Marshall
Bob HopkinsC-FNovember 3, 19346'8"205Grambling
Tommy KearnsGOctober 6, 19365'11"185North Carolina
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230Illinois
Togo PalazziF-GAugust 8, 19326'4"205Holy Cross
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180Toledo
George YardleyF-GNovember 3, 19286'5"190Stanford