Brendan McCann

Brendan Michael McCann (born July 5, 1935) is an American former professional basketball player.[1] McCann was selected in the 1957 NBA Draft (first round, fifth overall) by the New York Knicks after a collegiate career at St. Bonavanture.[1] He played for the Knicks for three seasons followed by six years playing in the Eastern Professional Basketball League for the Allentown Jets. He was the varsity basketball coach at North Babylon High School from 1961-1967. His first two years, the team's record was 4 wins and 14 losses. In the 1963-1964 season, the team record was 13 wins and 5 losses and he coached the Bulldogs to their first county playoff game. For the next three years, North Babylon had winning records and went to the county playoffs. He retired from coaching in 1967. He was inducted into the Suffolk County Sport's Hall of Fame in the late 1990s.

Brendan McCann
Personal information
Born (1935-07-05) July 5, 1935 (age 85)
Brooklyn, New York
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High schoolManual Training (Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeSt. Bonaventure (1954–1957)
NBA draft1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
PositionPoint guard
Career history
19571960New York Knicks
1960–1966Allentown Jets
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× EPBL champion (1962, 1963, 1965)
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  1. ^ a b Brendan McCann. Retrieved on March 4, 2013.