Wayne Richard Embry (born March 26, 1937) is a retired American basketball player; a center/forward whose 11-year career spanned from 1958 to 1969. He played for the Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, all of the NBA.
He played in the NBA All-Star game for five consecutive seasons (1961–1965) and won the NBA Championship with the Celtics in 1968.
Embry was originally drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in 1958. He was then traded closer to home weeks later to the Cincinnati Royals. The Royals were rebuilding due to the collapse of the team following the hospitalization of team star Maurice Stokes. Star center Clyde Lovellette was traded to St. Louis for Embry and four others.
Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (1968)
5× NBA All-Star (1961–1965)
2× First-team All-MAC (1957, 1958)
No. 23 retired by Miami University
2× NBA Executive of the Year (1992, 1998)