Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dick McGuire

Richard Joseph McGuire


Born:
January 25, 1926
Huntington, NY

Died:
February 3, 2010
Long Island, NY


Career
St. John's Prep  - New York (High School)
LaSalle Academy - New York (High School)
1943-44 St. John's University - New York (College)
1943-44 Dartmouth College - New York (College)
1946-47 St. John's University - New York (College)
1947-48 St. John's University - New York (College)
1948-49 St. John's University - New York (College)
1949-50 New York Knicks (NBA)
1950-51 New York Knicks (NBA)
1951-52 New York Knicks (NBA)
1952-53 New York Knicks (NBA)
1953-54 New York Knicks (NBA)
1954-55 New York Knicks (NBA)
1955-56 New York Knicks (NBA)
1956-57 New York Knicks (NBA)
1957-58 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
1958-59 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
1959-60 Detroit Pistons (NBA) Head coach / player
1960-61 Detroit Pistons (NBA) Head coach
1961-62 Detroit Pistons (NBA) Head coach
1962-63 Detroit Pistons (NBA) Head coach
1965-66 New York Knicks (NBA) Head coach
1966-67 New York Knicks (NBA) Head coach
1967-68 New York Knicks (NBA) Head coach
1971-72 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach
1972-73 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach
1973-74 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach
1974-75 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach
1975-76 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach
1976-77 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach
1977-78 New York Knicks (NBA) Assistant coach

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1993

Following some outstanding play in his first year at St John's, Maguire suited up to serve his country, and played at Dartmouth as part of the V5 Training program late in the 1944 season. After the war, he returned to Dartmouth. A skilled passer, he moved on to play with the Knicks in the NBA for 8 seasons, before moving to the Detroit Pistons. In his third season with the Pistons, he became head coach as well as playing. He retired as a player in 1960, but stayed with the Piston for three more seasons at the helm. He was fired after the 1962-63 season, and in 1965 was hired to lead his old team, the Knicks. He lasted three seasons there before being fired a coach. He stayed on as a scout, and was named assistant coach in 1971. After retiring from coaching in 1978, he stayed on with the Knicks for many years in a scouting capacity. McGuire was elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1993, joining his brother Al, legendary coach at Marquette University. A five-time All-Star who accumulated almost 3000 assists in his career, Dick died of an aortic aneurysm in 2010.

He and his wife, Teri, had four children.

Source:
Obituary, USA Today, February 3, 2010
Obituary, New York Times, February 4, 2003

Stats:
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/mcguidi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=mcguidi01

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