Dick Fitzgerald (basketball)

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Richard Fitzgerald (November 18, 1920–April 13, 1968) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'2" forward from Fordham University,[1] Fitzgerald played parts of two seasons (1946–47; 1947–48) in the Basketball Association of America as a member of the Toronto Huskies and Providence Steamrollers. He averaged 4.5 points in 61 games.[2] He also served as interim player-coach of the Huskies for three games in his first season, after the team's previous player-coach, Ed Sadowski, expressed dissatisfaction with his role on the team.[3] Fitzgerald posted a 2-1 record.[4]

Fitzgerald's older brother, Bob, also played in the BAA, and the two were teammates on the Huskies during the 1946-47 season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bonifacio. "Spotlight on Sports". Schenectady Gazette. February 16, 1946. Retrieved on May 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Dick Fitzgerald playing statistics. basketball-reference. Retrieved on May 27, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Charley Rosen. The Tip-Off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA. McGraw-Hill, 2009. 121.
  4. ^ Dick Fitzgerald coaching statistics. basketball-reference. Retrieved on May 27, 2010.