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Tom Meschery
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Basketball Player
    (October 26, 1938- )
    Born in Harbin, Manchuria, China
    Drafted 7th overall by the Philadelphia Warriors (1961)
    Played for Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1961-1967) and Seattle SuperSonics (1967-1971)
    One NBA All-Star Game appearance (1963)
    Head coach for (ABA) Carolina Cougars (1971)
    Wrote the poems ‘Over the Rim’ (1970), ‘Caught in the Pivot: a Diary of a Rookie Coach in the Exploding World of Pro Basketball’ (1973) and ‘Nothing We Lose Can Be Replaced’ (1999)
    His nickname was ‘The Mad Russian.’
    He frequently drew personal fouls.
    His record with the Carolina Cougars was 35-49 in his only year of head coaching.
    He left the Warriors after he lost in the NBA Finals to the Philadelphia 76ers (1967).
    He was the first Russian player to play in the NBA.
    He was the original power guard of the Seattle SuperSonics franchise.
    He moved to the United States when World War II was over.
    He was an English teacher.
    The Golden State Warriors retired his #14 jersey.

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