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Richard J. "Dick" Snyder (born February 1, 1944) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player for the St. Louis Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Snyder attended college at Davidson College, and was drafted by the Hawks in the second round of the 1966 NBA draft. A solid shooting guard, Snyder achieved his greatest basketball successes with the SuperSonics franchise.

Dick Snyder
Personal information
Born (1944-02-01) February 1, 1944 (age 75)
North Canton, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High schoolHoover (North Canton, Ohio)
CollegeDavidson (1963–1966)
NBA draft1966 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1966–1979
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number10, 11
Career history
19661968St. Louis Hawks
19681969Phoenix Suns
19691974Seattle SuperSonics
19741977Cleveland Cavaliers
1978–1979Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points11,755 (12.2 ppg)
Rebounds2,732 (2.8 rpg)
Assists2,767 (2.9 apg)
Stats at

During the early 1970s, Snyder was often among the league leaders in field goal percentage.[1] Perhaps his best season statistically was the 1970–71 season when he averaged 19.4 points per game and was fifth in the league in both field goal and free throw percentage.[1] Traded to Cleveland after the 1974 season, Snyder returned to the SuperSonics in his final season in 1978–79 where he earned an NBA championship ring.

In 2011, Snyder was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Dick Snyder stats". Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  2. ^ "2011 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" (PDF). 2011-05-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-23.

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