Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Al McGuire

Alfred Emanuel McGuire

September 7, 1928
Queens, NY

January 26, 2001
Milwaukee, WI

1945-46 St. John's Prep - Brooklyn, NY (High School)
1946-47 St. John's Prep - Brooklyn, NY (High School)
1947-48 St. John's University (College)
1948-49 St. John's University (College)
1949-50 St. John's University (College)
1950-51 St. John's University (College)
1951-52 New York Knicks (NBA)
1952-53 New York Knicks (NBA)
1953-54 New York Knicks (NBA)
1954-55 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1955-56 Dartmouth College (College) Assistant coach
1956-57 Dartmouth College (College) Assistant coach
1957-58 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1958-59 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1959-60 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1960-61 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1961-62 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1962-63 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1963-64 Belmont Abbey College (College) Head coach
1964-65 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1965-66 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1966-67 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1967-68 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1968-69 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1969-70 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1970-71 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1971-72 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1972-73 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1973-74 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1974-75 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1975-76 Marquette University (College) Head coach
1976-77 Marquette University (College) Head coach


McGuire, younger brother of another pro basketball player, Dick McGuire, played football and basketball at St. John's Prep before heading to St. John's University to play basketball. In September of 1949, McGuire, heading into his sophomore season, left the team as his grades had fallen. He managed to get them back up and had his eligibility restored in November. After graduating at St. John's, he played three season with the Knicks and one with the Baltimore Bullets before deciding that coaching was his calling. He was an assistant at Dartmouth for two years before being hired to be the head coach at Belmont in North Carolina. After a 109-63 record in seven years at Belmont, he was hired to coach the basketball team at Marquette University in 1964.
While at Marquette, McGuire lead the team to a NIT championship in 1970 and an appearance in the Final Four in 1974. In December of 1976, McGuire announced that he would be leaving Marquette after the season. He then lead the Golden Eagles to the NCAA title, before leaving retiring from basketball to become a vice-chairman of Medalist Industries. After leaving the company in 1978, he worked as a broadcaster and analyst. He was elected to the Naismaith Hall of Fame in 1992, and died in 2001 after suffering from leukemia.

Source: - Al McGuire's Phantom Bucket
Obituary, NY Times, January 27, 2001


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