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Syracuse Nationals

1961-62 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 41-39
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 2-3
Lost division semi-finals

Division Semifinals - Lost to Philadelphia Warriors 3-2

Coach: Alex Hannum (41-39)

1961-62 Statistics
1961-62 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1961-62 season with a record of 41 wins and 39 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-3. Alex Hannum coached the team. The 1961-62 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division semi-finals.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Al Bianchi G March 26, 1932 6'3" 185 Bowling Green
Larry Costello G July 2, 1931 6'1" 185 Niagara
Dave Gambee F April 16, 1937 6'6" 215 Oregon State
Joe Graboski F-C January 15, 1930 6'7" 195 none
Hal Greer G-F June 26, 1936 6'2" 175 Marshall
Swede Halbrook C January 30, 1933 7'3" 230 Oregon State
Johnny Kerr C-F August 17, 1932 6'9" 230 Illinois
Paul Neumann G January 30, 1938 6'1" 175 Stanford
Chuck Osborne F January 21, 1939 6'6" 210 Western Kentucky
Joe Roberts F May 18, 1936 6'6" 214 Ohio State
Dolph Schayes F-C May 19, 1928 6'7" 195 NYU
Lee Shaffer F February 23, 1939 6'7" 215 North Carolina


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