Former Sixers Hall of Famer Hal Greer Passed Away
•1967 NBA champ
•76ers’ all-time leader in points, field goals, games and minutes •named 1 of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
76ers will honor Greer at tonight’s Game 2 of the playoffs
Hal Greer (1936-2018) Selected by the Nationals with the 13th overall pick out of Marshall University in the 1958 NBA Draft, Greer spent his first five seasons in Syracuse. Greer relocated along with the franchise to Philadelphia when the Nats became the @sixers.
Hal Greer (1936-2018) @sixers legend Hal Greer was simply one of the greatest mid-range shooters in @NBAHistory. At 6-2, Greer was a tenacious competitor who showed remarkable consistency throughout his @Hoophall career.
Hal Greer carried his Huntington and Marshall roots with pride. He paved the way for others and is absolutely one of the all-time greats. And when I reached one of Greer's friends this morning, the first words of remembrance were "he was a gentleman's gentleman." That's a legacy. https://t.co/3uwMq9rR9M
Hal Greer (1936-2018) Hal Greer played in an era when players normally retired after 10 seasons, but in 1968-69, his 11th @NBA season, Greer averaged 23.1 points. He went on to average 22 points the next season.
Le Hall of Famer Hal Greer, champion NBA 1967 est décédé à l’âge de 81 ans.
10 fois All-Star, il a joué l’intégralité de sa carrière chez les Sixers.
Ce grand joueur sera honoré cette nuit dans le Game 2 face au Heat.
Sad to hear about Hal Greer -- first African-American scholarship athlete at Marshall, first to have his number retired by the #Sixers and a member of the first 50 Greatest #NBA Players list. Master of the midrange jumper, IMHO, he's #underrated in NBA/WV sports history. #RIP
The 1967 Sixers are one of my favorite teams in NBA history. Four Hall of Famers plus two recent All-Stars. Not many teams ever have carted more talent. They went 68-13 and then broke the Celtics' run of eight consecutive titles.
RIP Hal Greer.
GAMEDAY #PhilaUnite! Game 2 contre le Heat toujours au Wells Fargo Center, Embiid toujours out. Il s'agit de rester concentré, afin de l'emporter. Les 76ers vont honorer Hal Greer ce soir avec un numéro 15 sur le maillot. https://t.co/RAFd09ocJl
I can't think of a better choice to ring the bell tonight before @sixers game in Hal Greer's memory, if he's available and willing, than Sonny Hill. Maybe he can say a few words, as well, before the game about this basketball great. #PhilaUnite https://t.co/wGYu3FFtnX
@ScottONeil@sixers@NBA My first heroes growing up were Hal Greer, Richie Allen, and Ben Hawkins. RIP Hal Greer. Great player, even greater man. Thanks to the Sixers mgmt for recognizing their storied history.