Open Access Articles- Top Results for Dutch Dehnert

Dutch Dehnert

This article is about the Basketball Hall of Fame player. For the Providence Steamrollers player, see Red Dehnert.
Dutch Dehnert
Personal information
Born (1898-04-05)April 5, 1898
New York City, New York
Died April 20, 1979(1979-04-20) (aged 81)
Far Rockaway, New York
Listed height Script error: No such module "convert".
Listed weight Script error: No such module "convert".
Career information
Pro career 1926–1930
Position Forward / Center
Career history
As player:
1926–1928 Original Celtics
1928–1930 Cleveland Rosenblums
As coach:
1939–1941 Detroit Eagles
1944–1946 Sheboygan Red Skins
1946–1947 Cleveland Rebels
Career highlights and awards

As player:

  • ABL champion (1927–1930)

As head coach:

  • WPBT champion (1941)
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Henry G. "Dutch" Dehnert (April 5, 1898 – April 20, 1979) was an American basketball player whose career lasted from 1915 to 1935.

Dehnert, a bulky forward born in New York City, New York, is mostly known for his time with the Original Celtics and is sometimes credited with inventing the pivot play. He later coached several teams in the NBL, ABL and BAA.

One of those teams Dehnert coached was the Sheboygan Red Skins, who won NBL divisional titles in 1944-45 and 1945-46 under Dehnert's guidance. Dehnert's greatest coup during his time in Sheboygan was his signing of three East Coast stars: Al Lucas of Fordham, Al Moschetti of St. John's and Bobby Holm of Seton Hall. Buoyed by this added strength, the Red Skins took a 2-0 lead over the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons in the 1945 NBL championship series, only to be swept in the remaining three games. In 1946, Dehnert led Sheboygan to a meeting with the vaunted Rochester Royals in the championship series. Rochester swept the Red Skins. The next season, Dehnert became first head coach of the Cleveland Rebels for the Basketball Association of America's first season.[1]

He was the uncle of Providence Steamrollers player Red Dehnert.[2]


  1. ^ "Dehnert to Coach Cleveland Cagers". Toledo Blade. June 21, 1946. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Youngsters Win Y.M.C.A Tourney Opener" (PDF). Daily Sentinel (Rome, New York). March 14, 1942. p. 7. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 

Further reading

  • Peterson, Robert W. (2002). "The Rise of the Original Celtics". Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 69–79. ISBN 0-8032-8772-0. 

External links