1956-57 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 38-34
Finishing 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)
Location: Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 118,883, Avg. 3,835 in 31 home dates
1956-57 Syracuse Nationals Statistics
1956-57 Syracuse Nationals 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Nationals tossed in 7,175 points and conceded 7,277. Dolph Schayes scored a team-best 1,617 points for Syracuse and contributed 1,008 rebounds. Dolph Schayes dished out 229 assists for the squad.

Al Cervi and Paul Seymour coached the team. The 1956-57 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Forest AbleGJuly 27, 19326'3"180Western Kentucky
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling GreenLong Island City, NY USA
Ed ConlinF-GSeptember 2, 19336'5"200Fordham
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Larry HennessyGMay 20, 19296'3"185VillanovaNew Rochelle, NY USA
Joe HolupFFebruary 26, 19346'6"215George Washington(ht) Swoyersville, PA USA
Bob HopkinsC-FNovember 3, 19346'8"205GramblingJonesboro, LA USA
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Earl LloydF-CApril 3, 19286'5"200West Virginia StateAlexandria, VA USA
Togo PalazziF-GAugust 8, 19326'4"205Holy CrossUnion Hill, NJ USA
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"195NYUNew York, NY USA
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180ToledoToledo, OH USA
Jim TuckerFDecember 11, 19326'7"185DuquesneParis, KY USA