Monday, August 17, 2015

Al Cervi

Alfred Nicholas Cervi

Born:
February 12, 1917
Buffalo, NY

Died:
November 9, 2009
Rochester, NY

Career
1937-38 Buffalo Bisons (NBL)
1938-39 Rochester (Independent)
1939-40 Buffalo (NYSL)
1939-40 Rochester (Independent)
1940-41 Rochester (Independent)
1941-42 Rochester (Independent)
1943-44 Rochester (Independent)
1945-46 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1946-47 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1948-49 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)
1949-50 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1950-51 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1951-52 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1952-53 Syracuse Nationals (NBA) 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1985


Came out of East High School in Buffalo, Cervi joined the Bisons and played in all nine games. He joined the army in 1940 and served in the Army Air Forces through the end of World War 2. After the war, he returned to the NBL and evenutally the NBA. He was a player-coach for Syracuse, and continued to coach after he stopped playing. He left coaching to work at Eastern Freightways, in Rochester. He married Ruthie in 1941 and had a son, Allen, and two daughters, Kathleen and Marcia. He died in Rochester in 2009 at 92. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985.





Stats:
NBL http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/c/cervial01n.html
NBA http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cervial01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=cervial01

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