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A Conversation with Jack Twyman
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This week’s special guest is basketball Hall of Famer Jack Twyman. He’ll talk about his era of the NBA – the 50’s and 60’s, and how it compares to today’s league, both on the court and off. We’ll also get his perspective on the lockout, and the story of teammate Maurice Stokes.
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Hall of Famer Jack Twyman talks about his career, pioneering the jump shot, and the story of his teammate Maurice Stokes. Then - Hoekstra's Chicago, and Bucks in the Belfry
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Jack Twyman
A 6' 6" forward from the University of Cincinnati, he spent eleven seasons (1955-1966) in the NBA as a member of the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals franchise (now the Sacramento Kings). Along with Wilt Chamberlain, Twyman became the first NBA player to average more than 30 points per game in a single season when he averaged 31.2 points per game during the 1959-60 season. He scored 15,840 points in his career, he was named to the All-NBA Second Team in both 1960 and 1962, and he appeared in six NBA All-Star Games. Twyman was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983. wyman was also known for his humanitarian efforts. He became the legal guardian of his teammate Maurice Stokes, who was paralyzed due to the aftereffects of a head injury suffered during the final game of the 1958 regular season, to help with medical finances. Twyman also organized the NBA's Maurice Stokes Memorial Basketball game, held at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, New York, to raise funds for needy former players from the game's early years - first to raise funds for Stokes's care and after his death, for other players. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Twyman served as analyst for The NBA on ABC, working alongside Chris Schenkel, including the NBA Finals

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