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Harry Gallatin
Personal information
Born (1927-04-26)April 26, 1927
Roxana, Illinois
Nationality American
Died October 7, 2015(2015-10-07) (aged 88)
Edwardsville, Illinois
High school Roxana (Roxana, Illinois)
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Truman (1946–1948)
NBA Draft 1948 / Round: – / Pick: –
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1948–1958
Career history
As player:
1948–1957 New York Knicks
1957–1958 Detroit Pistons
As coach:
1962–1965 St. Louis Hawks
1965–1966 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
  • 7× NBA All-Star (1951–1957)
  • All-NBA First Team (1954)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1955)
  • NBA rebounding leader (1954)

As coach:

  • NBA Coach of the Year (1963)
Career BAA / NBA statistics
Points 8,843 (13.0 ppg)
Rebounds 6,684 (11.9 rpg)
Assists 1,208 (1.8 apg)
Stats at

Harry Junior "The Horse" Gallatin (April 26, 1927 – October 7, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and coach. Gallatin played nine seasons for the New York Knicks in the NBA from 1948 to 1957, as well as one season with the Detroit Pistons in 1958.

In 1954 Gallatin led the NBA in rebounding, and was named to the All-NBA First Team. Gallatin was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 1955. Gallatin played in seven NBA All-Star Games. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he was also a member of the SIU Edwardsville Athletics Hall of Fame, the Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame, the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame, the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame, and the SIU Salukis Hall of Fame.

Gallatin died from surgical complications in Edwardsville, Illinois, aged 88.

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