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Richard J. "Dick" McGuire

Enshrined 1993
New York, NY
January 25, 1926 - February 3, 2010

Biography

Dick McGuire played basketball as if he had eyes in the back of his head. McGuire's clever and heady play enabled him to see even the smallest openings and tightest passing lanes. His tremendous passing, dribbling, and penetrating skills made him one of his era's greatest point guards, both in college and in the pros. After playing under Hall of Famers Joe Lapchick at St. John's and Alvin Julian at Dartmouth, McGuire's professional career blossomed. He played eleven years first with the New York Knicks and then the Detroit Pistons. In seven of eight seasons, he led the Knicks in assists and his court savvy led the team to three straight NBA Finals (1951-53). Easygoing and laid back, Dick McGuire and his brother Al are currently the only two brothers in the Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights

NIT championship at St. John's, 1944
Helms Foundation All-America at St. John's, 1944
NCAA Final Four at Dartmouth, 1944
NBA All-Star, 1951, 1952, 1954-56, 1958-59