Dick Van Arsdale
|Born||February 22, 1943|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Emmerich Manual|
|NBA draft||1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1965–1968||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||15,079 (16.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,807 (4.1 rpg)|
|Assists||3,057 (3.3 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis, Van Arsdale played collegiately at Indiana University under longtime head coach Branch McCracken. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 1965 NBA draft, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1966, together with his identical twin brother Tom.
Van Arsdale played in the NBA for twelve seasons; three with the Knicks and the remainder with the Phoenix Suns (their first selection in the 1968 expansion draft). Van Arsdale, a three-time All-Star, was consistently one of the best free throw shooters in professional basketball. He retired from the NBA in 1977 and is remembered in Phoenix basketball lore as the "original Sun".
Van Arsdale later became the Suns' general manager; he is currently the team's senior vice president of player personnel. Following the firing of John MacLeod in February 1987, he was the interim head coach for that season's final 26 games.
- "Van Arsdale chosen Phoenix head coach". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). combined reports. February 27, 1987. p. 21.
- "Dick Van Arsdale". nba.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Petersen, Matt (May 29, 2014). "Suns Throwback: Dick and Tom Van Arsdale". nba.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- "Van Arsdales 'one' again; Both delighted in Phoenix". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 14, 1976. p. 20.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.com
- Basketball-Reference.com: Dick Van Arsdale (as coach)
- Phoenix Suns History: Dick Van Arsdale