Richard Joseph McGuire (January 26, 1926 – February 3, 2010) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

Dick McGuire
Personal information
Born(1926-01-25)January 25, 1926
The Bronx, New York[1]
DiedFebruary 3, 2010(2010-02-03) (aged 84)
Huntington, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolLa Salle Academy
(New York City, New York)
College
BAA draft1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1949–1960
PositionPoint guard
Number15
Career history
As player:
19491957New York Knicks
19571960Detroit Pistons
As coach:
19591963Detroit Pistons
19651968New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points5,921 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds2,784 (4.2 rpg)
Assists4,205 (5.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

One of the premier guards of the 1950s, McGuire spent eleven seasons in the NBA (1949–60), eight with the New York Knicks and three with the Detroit Pistons. McGuire led the league in assists during his rookie season with a then-record 386 assists,[2] and was among the league's top ten playmakers for ten of his eleven seasons.[3] He was an NBA All-Star seven times (1951,'52, '54-'56, '58, '59), and was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 1951.[3]

McGuire became player-coach for the Pistons in his last season (1959–60), and coached them until 1963. He also coached the Knicks for three seasons, beginning in 1965. He compiled a 197-260 coaching record.[4] McGuire was working as a senior consultant for the Knicks when he died on February 3, 2010 of a ruptured aortic aneurysm at age 84.[5]

McGuire's brother Al was also a prominent figure in basketball who coached Marquette University to the 1977 NCAA basketball championship. They are the only pair of brothers inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[2] His nephew, Allie, also played in the NBA.

The Knicks retired number 15 a second time for McGuire in 1992 (six years earlier, it had been retired for Earl Monroe).

McGuire was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island in the Basketball Category with the Class of 1994.


NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
* Led the league

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1949–50 New York 68 .337 .652 5.7 8.6
1950–51 New York 64 .371 .649 5.2 6.3 8.4
1951–52 New York 64 31.5 .430 .631 5.2 6.1 9.2
1952–53 New York 61 29.2 .381 .569 4.6 4.9 7.2
1953–54 New York 68 34.5 .408 .638 4.6 5.2 9.1
1954–55 New York 71 32.5 .389 .644 4.5 7.6 9.1
1955–56 New York 62 27.2 .347 .637 3.5 5.8 6.9
1956–57 New York 72 16.5 .383 .644 2.0 3.1 5.3
1957–58 Detroit 69 33.5 .373 .667 4.2 6.6 8.1
1958–59 Detroit 71 29.1 .427 .740 4.0 6.2 9.2
1959–60 Detroit 68 21.6 .445 .617 3.9 5.3 7.1
Career 738 28.3 .389 .644 4.2 5.7 8.0
All-Star 7 21.6 .387 .417 3.3 5.4 4.1

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1950 New York 5 .423 .731 5.4* 12.6
1951 New York 14 .313 .453 5.9 5.6* 5.3
1952 New York 14 39.0 .449 .570 5.1 6.4* 10.4
1953 New York 11 32.7 .407 .636 5.7 6.4* 7.5
1954 New York 4 17.0 .250 .600 1.0 1.3 2.8
1955 New York 3 25.0 .316 .667 3.0 4.0 6.7
1958 Detroit 7 33.7 .417 .708 4.7 5.7 9.6
1959 Detroit 3 36.3 .625* .636 5.7 6.3 15.7
1960 Detroit 2 21.0 .417 .333 2.0 4.5 5.5
Career 63 32.6 .410 .593 4.9 5.6 8.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knicks Hall of Famer Dick McGuire dies at 84 from USA Today February 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Litsky, Frank; Weber, Bruce (February 4, 2010), "Dick McGuire, a Fixture With the Knicks for More Than Half a Century, Dies at 84", The New York Times
  3. ^ a b "Basketball-Reference.com: Dick McGuire". Retrieved February 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "McGuire dies at 84". ESPN. Retrieved February 5, 2010.

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