1957 Topps #13 Dolph Schayes Rookie HOF Nationals PSA 6

 

Adolph “Dolph” Schayes (born May 19, 1928) is a retired American professional basketball player and former coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A top scorer and rebounder, he was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals and a 12-time All-Star.

Schayes played his entire Hall of Fame career with the Nationals and their successor, the Philadelphia 76ers, from 1948 to 1964. In his 16-year career, he led the team into the post-season 15 times.

When the Nationals moved to Philadelphia in 1963, Schayes was named player-coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He retired as a player after the season, but stayed on as coach for three more seasons. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1966. From 1966–70, he was the supervisor of NBA referees. He was named the first coach of the Buffalo Braves in 1970, but resigned one game into his second season.

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