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Andrew Michael "Handy Andy"[1] Phillip (March 7, 1922 – April 29, 2001) was an American professional basketball player.[2] Born in Granite City, Illinois, Phillip had an 11-year career and played for the Chicago Stags
Chicago Stags
of the Basketball
Basketball
Association of America and the Philadelphia Warriors, Fort Wayne Pistons
Fort Wayne Pistons
and Boston Celtics, all of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association. Phillip led his high school, Granite City, to the Illinois state championship in 1940. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where he earned renown for his talents and for the Fighting Illini's success during war-interrupted, non-consecutive seasons in 1941–1943 and 1946–1947.[3] He was a member of Delta Tau Delta
Delta Tau Delta
fraternity. Phillip served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
in World War II at Iwo Jima.[4][5] Phillip played in the first five NBA All-Star
NBA All-Star
Games, and was twice named to the All-NBA Second Team. He was the first player to record 500 assists in a season, and led the NBA in assists during the 1950–51 and 1951–52 seasons. Phillip reached the postseason every year he was in the league,[2] and his teams made it to the NBA Finals during his final four seasons — twice with Fort Wayne and twice with Boston. The 1957 Boston team won the NBA Championship. Phillip was alleged by one of his Fort Wayne Pistons
Fort Wayne Pistons
teammates, George Yardley, to have conspired with gamblers to throw the 1955 NBA Finals to the Syracuse Nationals.[6] In the decisive seventh game, Phillip turned the ball over with three seconds remaining in the game, enabling Syracuse to win by one point, 92-91.[7] After retiring from playing basketball, he coached the St. Louis Hawks for 10 games in 1958, posting a 6-4 record before he was fired.[8] Phillip later coached the Chicago Majors
Chicago Majors
of the American Basketball League.[9] Phillip was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame in 1961. He was elected to the Illini Men's Basketball
Basketball
All-Century Team in January 2005. In 2007, Phillip was voted one of the "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball
Basketball
Tournament", recognizing his superior performance in his appearance in the tournament.[10] Phillip died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California
Rancho Mirage, California
on April 29, 2001, aged 79.[11] Sports writer Dan Manoyan wrote a book about Phillip and his Granite City High School basketball teammates, titled Men of Granite, in 2007. A film based on the book, directed by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, began production in 2015.[12]

Contents

1 BAA/NBA career statistics

1.1 Regular season 1.2 Playoffs

2 Head coaching record 3 References 4 External links

BAA/NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game

 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

† Denotes season in which Phillip won an NBA championship

* Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

1947–48 Chicago 32 – .336 .583 – 2.3 10.8

1948–49 Chicago 60 – .348 .676 – 5.3 12.0

1949–50 Chicago 65 – .349 .704 – 5.8 11.7

1950–51 Philadelphia 66 – .399 .751 6.8 6.3* 11.2

1951–52 Philadelphia 66 44.4 .366 .753 6.6 8.2* 12.0

1952–53 Philadelphia/Fort Wayne 70 38.4 .397 .738 5.2 5.7 10.3

1953–54 Fort Wayne 71 38.1 .375 .730 3.7 6.3 10.6

1954–55 Fort Wayne 64 36.4 .371 .692 4.5 7.7 9.6

1955–56 Fort Wayne 70 29.7 .365 .563 3.7 5.9 5.8

1956–57† Boston 67 22.0 .379 .642 2.7 2.5 4.4

1957–58 Boston 70 16.6 .355 .592 2.3 1.7 3.4

Career 701 32.3 .368 .695 4.4 5.4 9.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG

1948 Chicago 5 – .283 .714 – .8 7.2

1949 Chicago 2 – .389 1.000 – 6.0 19.5

1950 Chicago 2 – .259 .769 – 6.0 12.0

1951 Philadelphia 2 – .400 .500 7.5 7.0 7.5

1952 Philadelphia 3 40.7 .421 .792 4.7 7.3 11.7

1953 Fort Wayne 8 41.1 .338 .667 4.0 3.8 10.3

1954 Fort Wayne 4 34.0 .342 .750 3.0 4.3 8.8

1955 Fort Wayne 11 40.5 .323 .850 5.5 7.1 8.5

1956 Fort Wayne 10 17.3 .333 .440 2.6 3.5 2.9

1957† Boston 10 12.8 .364 .400 2.0 1.7 2.2

1958 Boston 10 9.1 .238 .778 1.4 .7 1.7

Career 67 25.4 .330 .700 3.3 3.7 6.4

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

St. Louis 1958–59 10 6 4 .600 (fired) — — — — —

Total

10 6 4 .177

— — — —

References[edit]

^ "Sport: Whiz Kids". Time. March 15, 1943.  ^ a b Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
Stats. Basketball
Basketball
Reference. Accessed on June 9, 2017. ^ "Illinois Basketball
Basketball
All-Time Rosters". Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Accessed on June 10, 2017. ^ "Sport: Whiz Kids, Grown Up". Time. December 23, 1946.  ^ Lamothe, Dan (2009-04-29). "Corps to induct 4 into Sports Hall of Fame". Marine Corps Times. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2009-05-07.  ^ The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball. By Charley Rosen. p. 154. 2001 Seven Stories Press. ISBN 1-58322-268-5 ^ "City Hails Nats' World Title Triumph", Syracuse Herald Journal, April 11, 1955, pp. 1, 45. ^ Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
Coaching Stats. Basketball
Basketball
Reference. Accessed on June 10, 2017. ^ Association for Professional Basketball
Basketball
Research American Basketball League page ^ IHSA 100 Legends of Boys Basketball ^ Goldstein, Richard. "Andy Phillip, 79, Whiz Kid In College, All-Star in N.B.A.". The New York Times. May 4, 2001. Accessed on June 9, 2017. ^ Wright, Branson. "Men of Granite sports movie begins production in Cleveland next month". Cleveland.com. July 21, 2015. Accessed on June 9, 2017.

External links[edit]

Biography portal

Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
at the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame BasketballReference.com: Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
(as player) BasketballReference.com: Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
(as coach) Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
at Find a Grave

Andy Phillip—coaching tenures, championships, awards, and honors

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Atlanta Hawks head coaches

Roger Potter (1949) Red Auerbach
Red Auerbach
(1949–1950) Dave MacMillan (1950) Johnny Logan # (1950) Mike Todorovich (1950–1951) Doxie Moore
Doxie Moore
(1951–1952) Andrew Levane (1952–1954) Red Holzman
Red Holzman
(1954–1957) Slater Martin
Slater Martin
# (1957) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1957–1958) Andy Phillip
Andy Phillip
(1958) Ed Macauley
Ed Macauley
(1958–1960) Paul Seymour (1960–1961) Andrew Levane (1961–1962) Bob Pettit
Bob Pettit
(1962) Harry Gallatin
Harry Gallatin
(1962–1964) Richie Guerin
Richie Guerin
(1964–1972) Cotton Fitzsimmons (1972–1976) Bumper Tormohlen # (1976) Hubie Brown
Hubie Brown
(1976–1981) Mike Fratello
Mike Fratello
# (1981) Kevin Loughery (1981–1984) Mike Fratello
Mike Fratello
(1984–1990) Bob Weiss (1990–1993) Lenny Wilkens
Lenny Wilkens
(1993–2000) Lon Kruger (2000–2002) Terry Stotts
Terry Stotts
(2002–2004) Mike Woodson
Mike Woodson
(2004–2010) Larry Drew
Larry Drew
(2010–2013) Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer
(2013– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
1956–57 NBA champions

6 Russell 14 Cousy 15 Heinsohn 16 Nichols 17 Phillip 18 Loscutoff 19 Risen 20 Hemric 21 Sharman 23 Ramsey 29 Tsioropoulos

Head coach Auerbach

Regular season Playoffs

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Sporting News Men's College Basketball
Basketball
Player of the Year

1943: Phillip 1944: Hall 1945: Mikan 1946: Kurland 1947–49: None selected 1950: Arizin 1951: White 1952–57: None selected 1958: Robertson 1959: Robertson 1960: Robertson 1961: Lucas 1962: Lucas 1963: Heyman 1964: Bradley 1965: Bradley 1966: Russell 1967: Alcindor 1968: Hayes 1969: Alcindor 1970: Maravich 1971: Wicks 1972: Walton 1973: Walton 1974: Walton 1975: Thompson 1976: May 1977: M. Johnson 1978: P. Ford 1979: Bird 1980: Griffith 1981: Aguirre 1982: Sampson 1983: Jordan 1984: Jordan 1985: Ewing 1986: Berry 1987: D. Robinson 1988: Hawkins 1989: King 1990: Scott 1991: L. Johnson 1992: Laettner 1993: Cheaney 1994: G. Robinson 1995: Respert 1996: Camby 1997: Duncan 1998: Jamison 1999: Brand 2000: Martin 2001: Battier 2002: Williams 2003: T. J. Ford 2004: Nelson 2005: Brown 2006: Redick 2007: Durant 2008: Hansbrough 2009: Griffin 2010: Turner 2011: Fredette 2012: Davis 2013: Oladipo 2014: McDermott 2015: Kaminsky 2016: Hield 2017: Mason III 2018: Brunson

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1942 NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Price Brookfield Bob Davies Bob Kinney John Kotz Andy Phillip

Second Team

Don Burness Gus Doerner Bob Doll John Mandic Stan Modzelewski George Munroe

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1943 NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Ed Beisser Charles B. Black Harry Boykoff Bill Closs Andy Phillip Ken Sailors George Senesky

Second Team

Gale Bishop Otto Graham John Kotz Bob Rensberger Gene Rock Gerry Tucker

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1946 Amateur Athletic Union Men's Basketball
Basketball
All-Americans

Shorty Carpenter Tee Connelley Ace Gruenig Bill Martin Jimmy McNatt Art Mollner Marty Nash Andy Phillip Jim Pollard Kenny Sailors

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1947 NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Ralph Beard Alex Groza Ralph Hamilton Sid Tanenbaum Gerry Tucker

Second Team

Don Barksdale Arnie Ferrin Vern Gardner John Hargis George Kaftan Ed Koffenberger Andy Phillip

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1947 College Baseball All-America Team
1947 College Baseball All-America Team
selections

P Nino Barnise P Joe Landrum C Lee Eilbracht 1B Andy Phillip 2B Charles Teague

3B Gene Hooks SS Chuck Brayton O John Fiscalini O Bill Howe O Jackie Jensen

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NBA season assists leaders

1947: Calverley 1948: Dallmar 1949: Davies 1950: McGuire 1951: Phillip 1952: Phillip 1953: Cousy 1954: Cousy 1955: Cousy 1956: Cousy 1957: Cousy 1958: Cousy 1959: Cousy 1960: Cousy 1961: Robertson 1962: Robertson 1963: Rodgers 1964: Robertson 1965: Robertson 1966: Robertson 1967: Rodgers 1968: Chamberlain 1969: Robertson 1970: Wilkens 1971: Van Lier 1972: West 1973: Archibald 1974: DiGregorio 1975: Porter 1976: Watts 1977: Buse 1978: Porter 1979: Porter 1980: Richardson 1981: Porter 1982: Moore 1983: Johnson 1984: Johnson 1985: Thomas 1986: Johnson 1987: Johnson 1988: Stockton 1989: Stockton 1990: Stockton 1991: Stockton 1992: Stockton 1993: Stockton 1994: Stockton 1995: Stockton 1996: Stockton 1997: Jackson 1998: Strickland 1999: Kidd 2000: Kidd 2001: Kidd 2002: Miller 2003: Kidd 2004: Kidd 2005: Nash 2006: Nash 2007: Nash 2008: Paul 2009: Paul 2010: Nash 2011: Nash 2012: Rondo 2013: Rondo 2014: Paul 2015: Paul 2016: Rondo 2017: Harden

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Golden State Warriors

Founded in 1946 Played in Philadelphia (1946–1962) and San Francisco (1962–1971) Based in Oakland, California

Franchise

Franchise Team history All-time roster Draft history Seasons Head coaches Current season

Arenas

Philadelphia Arena Philadelphia Convention Hall Cow Palace San Francisco Civic Auditorium War Memorial Gymnasium
War Memorial Gymnasium
(University of San Francisco) San Jose Arena Oracle Arena Chase Center

General managers

Tyrell Gottlieb Feerick Vertlieb Stirling Attles Nelson Twardzik St. Jean Mullin Riley Myers

G League affiliate

Santa Cruz Warriors

Retired numbers

13 14 16 17 24 42

Hall of Famers

Paul Arizin Rick Barry Wilt Chamberlain Joe Fulks Tom Gola Neil Johnston Jerry Lucas Šarūnas Marčiulionis Chris Mullin Mitch Richmond Don Nelson Robert Parish Andy Phillip Guy Rodgers Ralph Sampson Nate Thurmond Jamaal Wilkes

NBA Championships (5)

1947 1956 1975 2015 2017

Conference Championships (9)

1947 1948 1956 1964 1967 1975 2015 2016 2017

Culture/lore

Wilt the Stilt

100 point game

Nate the Great Nellie Ball Run TMC The Sleepy Floyd game Splash Brothers Death Lineup Warrior Girls 73–9 The Block

Rivalries

Cleveland Cavaliers

Media

TV NBC Sports Bay Area Radio KGMZ Announcers Bob Fitzgerald Jim Barnett Tim Roye

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Detroit
Detroit
Pistons

Founded in 1941 Formerly the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (1941–1948) and the Fort Wayne Pistons (1948–1957) Based in Detroit, Michigan

Franchise

Franchise All-time roster Seasons Draft history Head coaches Current season

Arenas

North Side High School Gym Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Olympia Stadium Memorial Building Grosse Pointe High School Cobo Arena Pontiac Silverdome Joe Louis Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills Little Caesars Arena

G League affiliate

Grand Rapids Drive

Retired numbers

Bill Davidson Jack McCloskey 1 2 3 4 10 11 15 16 21 32 40

Hall of Famers

Walt Bellamy Dave Bing Larry Brown Chuck Daly Adrian Dantley Dave DeBusschere Joe Dumars Harry Gallatin Bob Houbregs Bailey Howell Allen Iverson Bob Lanier Earl Lloyd Bob McAdoo Bobby McDermott Dick McGuire Andy Phillip Dennis Rodman Isiah Thomas George Yardley Fred Zollner

NBA Championships (3)

1989 1990 2004

Conference Championships (7)

1955 1956 1988 1989 1990 2004 2005

Culture and lore

Hooper Jordan Rules John Mason Pacers–Pistons brawl

Rivals

Chicago Bulls Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers

Broadcasters

TV Fox Sports Detroit Radio WXYT-FM Announcers George Blaha Greg Kelser Mark Champion Rick Mahorn

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Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame Class of 1961

Players

Bennie Borgmann Forrest DeBernardi Bob Kurland Andy Phillip John Roosma Christian Steinmetz Ed Wachter

Coaches

George Keogan Lenny Sachs

Contributors

John O'Brien Arthur Schabinger Arthur Trester

Referees

George Hoyt Ernest C. Quigley David Tobey David Walsh

Teams

Buffalo Germans

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Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame

Players

Guards

R. Allen Archibald Beckman Belov Bing Blazejowski Borgmann Brennan Cervi Cheeks Clayton Cooper-Dyke Cousy Dampier Davies Drexler Dumars Edwards Frazier Friedman Galis Gervin Goodrich Greer Guerin Hanson Haynes Holman Hyatt Isaacs Iverson Jeannette D. Johnson E. Johnson K. Jones S. Jones Jordan Kidd Lieberman Maravich Marcari Marčiulionis Martin McDermott McGrady D. McGuire Meyers R. Miller Monroe C. Murphy Nash Page Payton Petrović Phillip Posey Richmond Robertson Rodgers Roosma J. Russell Schommer Scott Sedran Sharman K. Smith Staley Steinmetz Stockton Swoopes Thomas Thompson Vandivier Wanzer West J. White Wilkens Woodard Wooden

Forwards

Arizin Barkley Barry Baylor Bird Bradley R. Brown Cunningham Curry Dalipagić Dantley DeBusschere Dehnert Endacott English Erving Foster Fulks Gale Gates Gola Hagan Havlicek Hawkins Hayes Haywood Heinsohn Hill Howell G. Johnson King Lucas Luisetti K. Malone McClain B. McCracken J. McCracken McGinnis McHale Mikkelsen C. Miller Mullin Pettit Pippen Pollard Radja Ramsey Rodman Schayes E. Schmidt O. Schmidt Stokes C. Thompson T. Thompson Twyman Walker Washington N. White Wilkes Wilkins Worthy Yardley

Centers

Abdul-Jabbar Barlow Beaty Bellamy Chamberlain Ćosić Cowens Crawford Daniels DeBernardi Donovan Ewing Gallatin Gilmore Gruenig Harris-Stewart Houbregs Issel W. Johnson Johnston M. Krause Kurland Lanier Leslie Lovellette Lapchick Macauley M. Malone McAdoo Meneghin Mikan Mourning S. Murphy Mutombo Olajuwon O'Neal Parish Pereira Reed Risen Robinson B. Russell Sabonis Sampson Semjonova Thurmond Unseld Wachter Walton Yao

Coaches

Alexeeva P. Allen Anderson Auerbach Auriemma Barmore Barry Blood Boeheim L. Brown Calhoun Calipari Cann Carlson Carnesecca Carnevale Carril Case Chancellor Chaney Conradt Crum Daly Dean Díaz-Miguel Diddle Drake Driesell Ferrándiz Gaines Gamba Gardner Gaze Gill Gomelsky Gunter Hannum Harshman Haskins Hatchell Heinsohn Hickey Hobson Holzman Hughes Hurley Iba Izzo P. Jackson Julian Keaney Keogan Knight Krzyzewski Kundla Lambert Leonard Lewis Litwack Loeffler Lonborg Magee McCutchan McGraw A. McGuire F. McGuire McLendon Meanwell Meyer Miller Moore Nelson Nikolić Novosel Olson Pitino Ramsay Richardson Riley Rubini Rupp Rush Sachs Self Sharman Shelton Sloan D. Smith Stringer Summitt Tarkanian Taylor Teague J. Thompson VanDerveer Wade Watts Wilkens G. Williams R. Williams Wooden Woolpert Wootten Yow

Contributors

Abbott Barksdale Bee Biasone H. Brown W. Brown Bunn Buss Clifton Colangelo Cooper Davidson Douglas Duer Embry Fagan Fisher Fleisher Gavitt Gottlieb Granik Gulick Harrison Hearn Henderson Hepp Hickox Hinkle Irish M. Jackson Jernstedt Jones Kennedy Knight J. Krause Lemon Liston Lloyd McLendon Lobo Mokray Morgan Morgenweck Naismith Newell Newton J. O'Brien L. O'Brien Olsen Podoloff Porter Raveling Reid Reinsdorf Ripley Sanders Saperstein Schabinger St. John Stagg Stanković Steitz Stern Taylor Thorn Tower Trester Vitale Wells Welts Wilke Winter Zollner

Referees

Bavetta Enright Garretson Hepbron Hoyt Kennedy Leith Mihalik Nichols Nucatola Quigley Rudolph Shirley Strom Tobey Walsh

Teams

1960 United States Olympic Team 1992 United States Olympic Team All-American Red Heads Buffalo Germans The First Team Harlem Globetrotters Immaculata College New York Renaissance Original Cel

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