|Born||January 25, 1926|
The Bronx, New York
|Died||February 3, 2010 (aged 84)|
Huntington, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||La Salle Academy|
(New York City, New York)
|BAA draft||1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1949-1957||New York Knicks|
|1965-1968||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,921 (8.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,784 (4.2 rpg)|
|Assists||4,205 (5.7 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
Richard Joseph McGuire (January 26, 1926 - February 3, 2010) was an American professional basketball player and coach.
One of the premier guards of the 1950s, McGuire spent 11 seasons in the NBA (1949-60), eight with the New York Knicks and three with the Detroit Pistons. McGuire led the league in assists during his rookie season with a then-record 386 assists, and was among the league's top ten playmakers for ten of his 11 seasons. He was an NBA All-Star seven times (1951,'52, '54-'56, '58, '59), and was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 1951.
McGuire became player-coach for the Pistons in his last season (1959-60), and coached them until 1963. He also coached the Knicks for three seasons, beginning in 1965. He compiled a 197-260 coaching record. McGuire was working as a senior consultant for the Knicks when he died on February 3, 2010 of a ruptured aortic aneurysm at age 84.
McGuire's brother Al was also a prominent figure in basketball who coached Marquette University to the 1977 NCAA basketball championship. They are the only pair of brothers inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. His nephew, Allie, also played in the NBA.
The Knicks retired number 15 a second time for McGuire in 1992 (six years earlier, it had been retired for Earl Monroe).