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Lawrence Joseph Staverman (October 11, 1936 – July 12, 2007)[1] was an American professional basketball player and coach. A 6' 7" forward from Villa Madonna College (now known as Thomas More College), Staverman was drafted in the 9th round of the 1958 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals. He had a five-year career as a player in the NBA, with the Royals, the Chicago Zephyrs/Baltimore Bullets, and the Detroit Pistons.

Larry Staverman
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Personal information
Born(1936-10-11)October 11, 1936
Newport, Kentucky
DiedJuly 12, 2007(2007-07-12) (aged 70)
Edgewood, Kentucky
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolNewport Catholic
(Newport, Kentucky)
CollegeThomas More (1954–1958)
NBA draft1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 64th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career1958–1964
PositionPower forward
Number10, 21, 14, 24, 13
Career history
As player:
19581961Cincinnati Royals
1961–1963Kansas City Steers
19621963Chicago Zephyrs / Baltimore Bullets
1963Detroit Pistons
1963–1964Cincinnati Royals
As coach:
19671968Indiana Pacers
1978Kansas City Kings
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ABL First Team (1962)
Career NBA statistics
Points1,237 (4.7 ppg)
Rebounds1,019 (3.8 rpg)
Assists251 (0.9 apg)
Stats at

Staverman would later serve as the first coach of the American Basketball Association's Indiana Pacers, and with the NBA's Kansas City Kings.


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