Ed “Easy Ed” Macauley

Ed “Easy Ed” Macauley

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Death 8 Nov 2011 (aged 83)
Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 29, Lot 1191
Memorial ID 80124887 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player, Coach. For ten seasons (1949 to 1959), he played at the forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association with the St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics and St. Louis Hawks. Born Charles Edward MaCauley, Jr., he played collegiate basketball at St. Louis University and established himself as a key member of the Billiken's squad which captured the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1948 over New York University, while earning MVP honors. The two-time All-American was selected as a territorial draft pick by St. Louis of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and prior to the start of the 1949-1950 season, the franchise joined the NBA. The Bombers folded after one year and MaCauley would be claimed by the Celtics during a special draft. The 1950-1951 season saw the first-ever NBA All-Star contest and MaCauley would distinguish himself, as he scored 20 points, receiving MVP honors. He went on to participate in six more All-Star games (1952 to 1957). He was dealt back to his hometown of St. Louis, this time with the Hawks in a trade which sent the rights of future superstar Bill Russell to Boston. Following Macauley's departure, the Celtics would become an NBA dynasty over the next decade. However, 1958 would be the Hawks year, as Macauley joined future Hall of Fame greats Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan and Slater Martin in capturing the NBA Title over Boston. He concluded his playing career in 1958, after appearing in 641 regular season games, amassing 11,234 points, with 4,325 total rebounds. For two years (1958 to 1960), he served as head coach of the Hawks and guided them to the NBA Finals in 1960, falling to the Celtics. Macauley turned to religion later in life and was ordained a deacon of the Catholic Church. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960 and named to the St. Louis University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1976.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 8 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80124887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ed “Easy Ed” Macauley (22 Mar 1928–8 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80124887, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .