Jim Baechtold

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Jim Baechtold
Personal information
Born (1927-12-09)December 9, 1927
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Died August 29, 2011(2011-08-29) (aged 83)
Richmond, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Moon (Coraopolis, Pennsylvania)
College Eastern Kentucky (1948–1952)
NBA draft 1952 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career 1952–1957
Position Forward / Guard
Number 18, 10
Career history
1952–1953 Baltimore Bullets
1953 Elmira Colonels (ABL)
19531957 New York Knicks
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,123 (9.7 ppg)
Rebounds 1,009 (3.1 rpg)
Assists 685 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James E. "Jim" Baechtold (December 9, 1927 – August 29, 2011[1]) was an American basketball player and professor at Eastern Kentucky University.

He played collegiately for Eastern Kentucky University.

He was selected by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1st round (2nd pick overall) of the 1952 NBA Draft.

He played for the Bullets (1952–53) and New York Knicks (1953–57) in the NBA for 321 games.

From 1962 through 1966, he served as Eastern Kentucky University’s head basketball coach. In his five seasons, he coached two OVC runnersup and the 1965 conference championship team. He was the OVC Coach-of-the-Year in 1965. Afterwards, he served for several years as an associate professor in the University's Parks and Recreation Department.


  1. ^ Obituary. Retrieved on September 1, 2011.

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