American basketball player and coach
Thomas Ernest "Satch" Sanders (born November 8, 1938) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played his entire professional career as a power forward for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Born||November 8, 1938|
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Seward Park|
(New York City, New York)
|NBA draft||1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|1977–1978||Boston Celtics (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||8,766 (9.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,798 (6.3 rpg)|
|Assists||1,026 (1.1 apg)|
|Basketball Hall of Fame|
Sanders won eight championships. After his playing retirement, he was a head coach for the Harvard Crimson men's basketball team and the Boston Celtics.
Sanders was added into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
- ↑ Berkman, Seth (June 19, 2016), "N.B.A. Finals Legend or Loser? Luck Is Often the Difference", The New York Times