Cervi, Al

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Cervi, Al Gender: M
born on 12 February 1917
Place Buffalo, New York, 42n53, 78w53
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Lehman
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American athlete, a basketball player in the early years of the game and a Hall of Fame Coach under whose guidance the Syracuse Nationals won the NBA championship in 1955.

Cervi dropped out of high school and began playing pro basketball as a guard in 1937. He spent five years in the military during WWII and in 1946 joined the Rochester Royals.The team won a championship in his first year. In 1948 he moved to the Syracuse Nationals as player-coach. In 1953 he became full time coach but was fired during the 1956-57 season when the team did not seem to be able to replicate its winning record.. For the 1958-59 season he coached the Philadelphia Warriors.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985.

He and his wife of 68 years had a son and two daughters.

He died on November 9, 2009 in Rochester, NY, age 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1955 (NBA Championship)
  • Work : Prize 1985 (Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 November 2009 (Age 92 in Rochester, NY)
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Source Notes

Dr. J. Lee Lehman quotes a sport almanac for date; time unknown


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (For coaching)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship