York Bruno Larese (born July 18, 1938 in New York City) is a retired American basketball player and coach. In his childhood, he attended St. Ann's academy (now Archbishop Molloy High School) in Queens.
A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard from the University of North Carolina, Larese was drafted by the NBA twice, once by the St. Louis Hawks in 1960, and once by the Chicago Packers a year later. (The draft rules in place at the time permitted this.) Larese played 7 games for the Packers and was traded to the Philadelphia Warriors. Larese participated in Wilt Chamberlain's famous 100-point game. Larese only played for one season (1961-62) in the NBA.
Larese also served as a head coach for one season in the American Basketball Association, in the 1969–70 season with the New York Nets.
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