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Johnny McCarthy

For the major league baseball player, see Johnny McCarthy (baseball).
For other people named John McCarthy, see John McCarthy (disambiguation).
Johnny McCarthy
Personal information
Born (1934-04-25) April 25, 1934 (age 86)
Buffalo, New York
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Timon (Buffalo, New York)
College Canisius (1953–1956)
NBA draft 1956 / Round: 4 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Pro career 1956–1964
Position Point guard
Number 7, 26, 15, 21
Career history
As player:
19561958 Rochester / Cincinnati Royals
19581962 St. Louis Hawks
1962–1963 Pittsburgh Rens (ABL)
1963–1964 Boston Celtics
As coach:
1971–1972 Buffalo Braves
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,450 (7.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,145 (3.6 rpg)
Assists 1,184 (3.7 apg)
Stats at

John Joseph "Johnny" McCarthy (born April 25, 1934) is an American former basketball player and coach. A 6'1" guard, he played college basketball and was an All-American at Canisius College. He was selected by the Rochester Royals in the 1956 NBA Draft. He played a total of six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA)—two for the Royals, three for the St. Louis Hawks, and one for the Boston Celtics.

McCarthy is the first of only three players in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut, with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Minneapolis Lakers on March 16, 1960; he was later joined by Magic Johnson in 1980 and LeBron James in 2006.

McCarthy later coached the Buffalo Braves, his hometown team, for part of a season.


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