Thursday, July 7, 2016

Alex Hannum

Alexander Murray Hannum


Born:
July 19, 1923
Los Angeles, CA

Died:
January 18, 2002
San Diego, CA


Career
Alexander Hamilton at Los Angeles (High School)
1942-43 USC (College)
1945-46 L.A. Shamrocks (AAU)
1946-47 USC (College)
1947-48 USC (College)
1947-48 20th Century Fox (AAU)
1948-49 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1949-50 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1950-51 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1951-52 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1951-52 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1952-53 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1953-54 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1954-55 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1955-56 St. Louis Hawks (NBA)
1956-57 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1956-57 St. Louis Hawks (NBA) Head coach / player
1957-58 St. Louis Hawks (NBA) Head coach
1960-61 Syracuse Nationals (NBA) Head coach
1961-62 Syracuse Nationals (NBA) Head coach
1962-63 Syracuse Nationals (NBA) Head coach
1963-64 San Francisco Warriors (NBA) Head coach
1964-65 San Francisco Warriors (NBA) Head coach
1965-66 San Francisco Warriors (NBA) Head coach
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) Head coach
1967-68 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) Head coach
1968-69 Oakland Oaks (ABA) Head coach
1969-70 San Diego Rockets (ABA) Head coach
1970-71 San Diego Rockets (ABA) Head coach
1971-72 Denver Rockets (ABA) Head coach
1972-73 Denver Rockets (ABA) Head coach
1973-74 Denver Rockets (ABA) Head coach

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1998

Hannum was a graduate of Hamilton HS in L.A. He played basketball at USC, with a brief interruption to serve his country during World War 2. He played nine seasons professionally, mostly of the bench despite a fairly lengthy career. He moved on coaching, where he coached some of the game's greatest players (Dolph Schayes, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Rick Barry).

A professional coach in the NBA and ABA for over 15 seasons, Hannum was elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1998.



Source:
L.A. Times Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/h/hannual01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/hannual01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=hannual01

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