Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dolph Schayes

Schayes played his entire career with the Nationals and their successor, the Philadelphia 76ers, from 1948 to 1964. In his 16-year career, he led his team into the playoffs 15 times. After the Nationals moved to Philadelphia, Schayes became player-coach of the newly-minted 76ers. He retired after the 1963-64 season and stayed on as coach for two more seasons, earning NBA Coach ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dolph Schayes”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

How did you do on this week’s trivia question? If you answered Earl Lloyd you were correct. Earl Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA in 1950 for the  Washington Capitols, just before black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”