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Carl Braun (basketball)

Carl Braun
File:Carl Braun 1959.jpeg
Personal information
Born (1927-09-25)September 25, 1927
Brooklyn, New York
Died February 10, 2010(2010-02-10) (aged 82)
Stuart, Florida
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Garden City
(Garden City, New York)
College Colgate (1945–1947)
Pro career 1947–1962
Position Shooting guard
Number 4
Career history
As player:
19471950 New York Knicks
19521961 New York Knicks
1961–1962 Boston Celtics
As coach:
19591961 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 10,625
Rebounds 2,122
Assists 2,892
Stats at

Carl August Braun (September 25, 1927 – February 10, 2010)[1] was an American professional basketball player and coach. He played collegiately for the Colgate University Raiders from 1945 to 1947.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Braun was one of the premier guards of the 1950s and spent 13 seasons in the NBA, all but the last with the New York Knicks. Braun led the Knicks in scoring during his first seven seasons[2] and was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 1948 and 1954. He ended his career in 1962, after one season with the Boston Celtics. Braun played in five NBA All-Star Games and scored 10,625 points in his professional career. Braun was a player-coach for the Knicks in 1960 and 1961 as well, compiling a 40–87 record.

Carl Braun is featured in the 1948 Bowman set of basketball cards, the 1957 Topps set, and the 1961 Fleer set.


  1. "Former Knicks star Carl Braun dies at 82 –". February 10, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. Goldstein, Richard (February 11, 2010), "Carl Braun, an All-Star With the Knicks, Dies at 82", The New York Times 

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