1955-56 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 35-37
Finishing 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)
Location: Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 140,714, Avg. 4,539 in 31 home dates
1955-56 Syracuse Nationals Statistics
1955-56 Syracuse Nationals 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-4.

The Nationals racked up 6,976 points and yielded 6,975. Dolph Schayes scored a team-best 1,472 points for Syracuse and contributed 891 rebounds. George King dished out 410 assists for the squad.

Al Cervi coached the team. The 1955-56 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Ed ConlinF-GSeptember 2, 19336'5"200Fordham
Dick FarleyG-FApril 13, 19326'4"190Indiana
Billy KenvilleG-FDecember 1, 19306'2"187St. BonaventureElmhurst, NY USA
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230IllinoisChicago, IL USA
George KingGAugust 16, 19286'0"175Morris-HarveyCharleston, WV USA
Earl LloydF-CApril 3, 19286'5"200West Virginia StateAlexandria, VA USA
Red RochaC-FSeptember 18, 19236'8"185Oregon StateHilo, HI USA
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYUNew York, NY USA
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180ToledoToledo, OH USA
Jim TuckerFDecember 11, 19326'7"185DuquesneParis, KY USA