Dolph Schayes (known as Dolph Schayes) (born May 19, 1928 in New York, New York) was a professional basketball player and coach in the NBA.
Schayes played his college basketball at New York University 1944-48. He was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals and 12-time All-Star, Schayes played for the Nationals/76ers (1948-64) in a Hall of Fame career. Schayes didn't missed a single game from February 17, 1952 until December 26, 1961 (a streak of 706 games). Schayes led the NBA in rebounding (16.4 rpg) during 1950-51 season, and led the NBA in free throw percentage three times. He was a six time All-NBA First-Team honoree and was also selected to the All-NBA Second-Team six times. Upon retirement in 1964, Schayes held the NBA records for career scoring (19,249 points) and games played (1,059). On the sidelines, Schayes won NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1966.
He is the father of former NBA center Danny Schayes. He currently lives in Syracuse, New York and is a reputable local landlord.
National Basketball Association | NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Nate Archibald | Paul Arizin | Charles Barkley | Rick Barry | Elgin Baylor | Dave Bing | Larry Bird | Wilt Chamberlain | Bob Cousy | Dave Cowens | Billy Cunningham | Dave DeBusschere | Clyde Drexler | Julius Erving | Patrick Ewing | Walt Frazier | George Gervin | Hal Greer | John Havlicek | Elvin Hayes | Magic Johnson | Sam Jones | Michael Jordan | Jerry Lucas | Karl Malone | Moses Malone | Pete Maravich | Kevin McHale | George Mikan | Earl Monroe | Hakeem Olajuwon | Shaquille O'Neal | Robert Parish | Bob Pettit | Scottie Pippen | Willis Reed | Oscar Robertson | David Robinson | Bill Russell | Dolph Schayes | Bill Sharman | John Stockton | Isiah Thomas | Nate Thurmond | Wes Unseld | Bill Walton | Jerry West | Lenny Wilkens | James Worthy
Preceded by: Alex Hannum Philadelphia 76ers Coach 1963-1966 Succeeded by: Alex Hannum Preceded by: First Coach Buffalo Braves Coach 1970-1972 Succeeded by: Johnny McCarthy