Ed Sadowski (basketball)

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Ed Sadowski
Personal information
Born (1917-07-11)July 11, 1917
Akron, Ohio
Died September 18, 1990(1990-09-18) (aged 73)
Wall Township, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College Seton Hall (1936–1940)
Playing career 1940–1950
Position Center
Number 20, 7, 22, 14, 9, 17
Career history
As player:
1940–1941 Detroit Eagles
1944–1946 Fort Wayne Pistons
1946 Toronto Huskies
1946–1947 Cleveland Rebels
1947–1948 Boston Celtics
1948–1949 Philadelphia Warriors
1949–1950 Baltimore Bullets
As coach:
1946 Toronto Huskies
Career highlights and awards

Edward Anthony Sadowski (July 11, 1917 – September 18, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.

Early life[edit]

Sadowski was born in Akron, Ohio.[1][2] He was part of a large family, with at least three brothers and three sisters.[3]

College athletics[edit]

He starred at Seton Hall University during the late 1930s and early 1940s. A 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) center, he led Seton Hall to its only undefeated season[3] (1939–1940).


Professional basketball[edit]

Sadowski later played professionally in the National Basketball League, the Basketball Association of America, and the National Basketball Association (which was formed after a merger between the first two leagues in this list).

As a member of the Boston Celtics in 1947–48, Sadowski ranked third in the BAA in points per game (19.4) and was named to the All-BAA first team, made him the first ever Boston Celtics player to be named to the All-BAA/NBA Team.

After basketball[edit]

Retiring from basketball in 1950, he worked in labor relations for the Cities Service Oil Company.[3]

Personal life and later years[edit]

Sadowski and his wife, Charlotte, had two sons, Edward and Bill.[3] Sadowski died of cancer at age 73 in his Wall Township, New Jersey home in 1990.[3]


  1. ^ Delozier, Alan (2002). Seton Hall Pirates: a basketball history. Arcadia Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7385-1079-8. 
  2. ^ "Ed Sadowski". databaseBasketball.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ed Sadowski, Basketball Star, 73", The New York Times, September 20, 1990 

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