Harry Gallatin

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Harry Gallatin
Personal information
Born(1927-04-26)April 26, 1927
Roxana, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
DiedOctober 7, 2015(2015-10-07) (aged 88)
Edwardsville, Illinois
High schoolRoxana (Roxana, Illinois)
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
CollegeTruman (1946–1948)
NBA Draft1948 / Round: – / Pick: –
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career1948–1958
Career history
As player:
19481957New York Knicks
1957–1958Detroit Pistons
As coach:
19621965St. Louis Hawks
1965–1966New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

Career BAA / NBA statistics
Points8,843 (13.0 ppg)
Rebounds6,684 (11.9 rpg)
Assists1,208 (1.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Harry Junior "The Horse" Gallatin (April 26, 1927 – October 7, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and coach. Gallatin played nine seasons for the New York Knicks in the NBA from 1948 to 1957, as well as one season with the Detroit Pistons in 1958.

In 1954 Gallatin led the NBA in rebounding, and was named to the All-NBA First Team. Gallatin was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 1955. Gallatin played in seven NBA All-Star Games. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he was also a member of the SIU Edwardsville Athletics Hall of Fame, the Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame, the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame, the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame, and the SIU Salukis Hall of Fame.[1]

Gallatin died from surgical complications in Edwardsville, Illinois, aged 88.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Truman State University Athletics Bulldogs". Truman State University. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  2. "Harry Gallatin, Rugged and Durable Hall of Famer With the Knicks, Dies at 88". The New York Times. October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.

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