1958-59 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 Semifinals - Defeated New York Knicks 2-0
Division Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-3
Coach: Paul Seymour (35-37)
Location: Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 107,455, Avg. 3,466 in 31 home dates
1958-59 Syracuse Nationals Statistics
1958-59 Syracuse Nationals 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-4.

The Nationals racked up 8,146 points and yielded 7,855. Dolph Schayes scored a team-best 1,534 points for Syracuse, and Johnny Kerr contributed 1,008 rebounds. Larry Costello dished out 379 assists for the squad.

Paul Seymour coached the team. The 1958-59 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling GreenLong Island City, NY USA
Ed ConlinF-GSeptember 2, 19336'5"200Fordham
Larry CostelloGJuly 2, 19316'1"185NiagaraMinoa, NY USA
George DempseyGJuly 19, 19296'2"190King's (DE)Philadelphia, PA USA
Connie DierkingC-FOctober 2, 19366'9"222CincinnatiBrooklyn, NY USA
Hal GreerG-FJune 26, 19366'2"175MarshallHuntington, WV USA
Bob HopkinsC-FNovember 3, 19346'8"205GramblingJonesboro, LA USA
Tommy KearnsGOctober 6, 19365'11"185North CarolinaNew York, NY USA
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Togo PalazziF-GAugust 8, 19326'4"205Holy CrossUnion Hill, NJ USA
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYUNew York, NY USA
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180ToledoToledo, OH USA
George YardleyF-GNovember 3, 19286'5"190StanfordHollywood, CA USA