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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.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling Green
Larry CostelloGJuly 2, 19316'1"185Niagara
Dave GambeeFApril 16, 19376'6"215Oregon State
Joe GraboskiF-CJanuary 15, 19306'7"195none
Hal GreerG-FJune 26, 19366'2"175Marshall
Swede HalbrookCJanuary 30, 19337'3"230Oregon State
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230Illinois
Paul NeumannGJanuary 30, 19386'1"175Stanford
Chuck OsborneFJanuary 21, 19396'6"210Western Kentucky
Joe RobertsFMay 18, 19366'6"214Ohio State
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Lee ShafferFFebruary 23, 19396'7"215North Carolina