Ed Sadowski (basketball)

Edward Anthony Sadowski (July 11, 1917 – September 18, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.

Ed Sadowski
Sadowski card variation.jpg
Sadowski depicted on a Bowman trading card, 1948
Personal information
Born(1917-07-11)July 11, 1917
Akron, Ohio
DiedSeptember 18, 1990(1990-09-18) (aged 73)
Wall Township, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
CollegeSeton Hall (1936–1940)
Playing career1940–1950
PositionCenter
Number20, 7, 22, 14, 9, 17
Career history
As player:
1940–1941Detroit Eagles
1944–1946Fort Wayne Pistons
1946Toronto Huskies
1946–1947Cleveland Rebels
1947–1948Boston Celtics
19481949Philadelphia Warriors
1949–1950Baltimore Bullets
As coach:
1946Toronto Huskies
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Sadowski was born in Akron, Ohio.[1][2] He was part of a large family, with at least three brothers and three sisters.[3]

College athleticsEdit

He starred at Seton Hall University during the late 1930s and early 1940s. A 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) center, he led Seton Hall to its only undefeated season[3] (1939–1940).

CareerEdit

Professional basketballEdit

Sadowski later played professionally in the National Basketball League, the Basketball Association of America, and the National Basketball Association (which was formed after a merger between the first two leagues in this list).

As a member of the Boston Celtics in 1947–48, Sadowski ranked third in the BAA in points per game (19.4) and was named to the All-BAA first team, made him the first ever Boston Celtics player to be named to the All-BAA/NBA Team.

After basketballEdit

Retiring from basketball in 1950, he worked in labor relations for the Cities Service Oil Company.[3]

Personal life and later yearsEdit

Sadowski and his wife, Charlotte, had two sons, Edward and Bill.[3] Sadowski died of cancer at age 73 in his Wall Township, New Jersey home in 1990.[3]

BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Toronto 10 .349 .682 .8 19.1
1946–47 Cleveland 43 .375 .664 .9 16.0
1947–48 Boston 47 .323 .697 1.6 19.4
1948–49 Philadelphia 60 .405 .686 2.7 15.3
1949–50 Philadelphia 17 .307 .693 2.3 8.6
1949–50 Baltimore 52 .328 .745 1.9 14.0
Career 229 .354 .697 1.8 15.6

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947 Cleveland 3 .393 .794 1.7 23.7
1948 Boston 3 .345 .605 2.0 20.3
1949 Philadelphia 2 .214 .615 1.5 10.0
Career 8 .338 .682 1.8 19.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Delozier, Alan (2002). Seton Hall Pirates: a basketball history. Arcadia Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7385-1079-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ "Ed Sadowski". databaseBasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ed Sadowski, Basketball Star, 73", The New York Times, September 20, 1990

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