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Dick McGuire
Position(s) Guard
Jersey #(s) 15
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Born January 26, 1926(1926-01-26)
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States[1]
Died February 3, 2010 (aged 84)
Huntington, New York
Career information
Year(s) 1949–1960
NBA Draft 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7

Selected by New York Knicks

College St. John's
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA)
Points     5921
Rebounds     2784
Assists     4205
Stats @
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • Detroit Pistons (1959-1963)
  • New York Knicks (1965-1968)

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

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 Basketball Hall of Fame.[2]

The Knicks retired his number 15 jersey in 1992.[1]


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Preceded by
Red Rocha
Detroit Pistons head coach
Succeeded by
Charles Wolf
Preceded by
Harry Gallatin
New York Knicks Head Coach
Succeeded by
Red Holzman

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