1961-62 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 41-39
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 2-3 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Philadelphia Warriors 3-2
Coach: Alex Hannum (41-39)
Location: Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 112,486, Avg. 4,017 in 28 home dates
1961-62 Syracuse Nationals Statistics
1961-62 Syracuse Nationals 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Nationals netted 9,658 points and surrendered 9,473. Hal Greer scored a team-best 1,619 points for Syracuse, and Johnny Kerr contributed 1,176 rebounds. Larry Costello dished out 359 assists for the squad.

Alex Hannum coached the team. The 1961-62 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling GreenLong Island City, NY USA
Larry CostelloGJuly 2, 19316'1"185NiagaraMinoa, NY USA
Dave GambeeFApril 16, 19376'6"215Oregon StatePortland, OR USA
Joe GraboskiF-CJanuary 15, 19306'7"195noneChicago, IL USA
Hal GreerG-FJune 26, 19366'2"175MarshallHuntington, WV USA
Swede HalbrookCJanuary 30, 19337'3"230Oregon StateDresden, TN USA
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Paul NeumannGJanuary 30, 19386'1"175StanfordNewport Harbor, CA USA
Chuck OsborneFJanuary 21, 19396'6"210Western Kentucky
Joe RobertsFMay 18, 19366'6"214Ohio State
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYUNew York, NY USA
Lee ShafferFFebruary 23, 19396'7"215North CarolinaChicago, IL USA



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