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Terry Dischinger

Full name: Terence Gilbert "Terry" Dischinger
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: November 21, 1940 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Purdue Boilermakers, West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Basketball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com

Biography

Terry Dischinger was one of the stars of the great 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medalists. He joined the team after his sophomore year at Purdue where it was obvious he was going to be a great player. In both his junior and senior years, the 6-7 (2.00) Dischinger made All-America and then was drafted in the second round by the Chicago Zephyrs. He immediately produced, averaging 25.5 points and becoming the third of four consecutive NBA rookies of the year to come from the 1960 Olympic team. Dischinger had two more excellent years, averaging 21 and 18 points, but then had to join the army for two years. He was never the same player again although he remained in the NBA for six more years, averaging about 10 points per game. In his last few years, Dischinger attended dental school in the off season, and even did a two-game stint as player-coach of the Pistons in 1971. He ended his career with the Portland Trail Blazers and practiced dentistry in Oregon.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Final Round Match #2 1 1960-09-08 USA 112, ITA 81 15
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Final Round Match #4 1 1960-09-10 USA 90, BRA 63 11
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1960-09-01 USA 104, YUG 42 16
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1960-09-02 USA 108, URU 50 10
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #6 1 1960-09-03 USA 81, URS 57 2
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1960-08-26 USA 88, ITA 54 10
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1960-08-27 USA 125, JPN 66 14
1960 Summer 19 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1960-08-29 USA 107, HUN 63 14