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Satch Sanders
Satch Sanders
Personal information
Born Thomas Ernest Sanders
November 8, 1938 (1938-11-08) (age 81)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lbs (95 kg)
Career information
High school Seward Park
(New York City, New York)
College NYU (1957–1960)
NBA Draft 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1960–1973 (13 years)
Position Power forward
Career history
As player
1960–1973 Boston Celtics
As coach
1973–1977 Harvard
1978 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1961-1966, 1968-1969)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1969)
  • Haggerty Award (1960)
  • No. 16 retired by Boston Celtics
  • Third-team All-American – UPI (1960)
Career NBA statistics

Points 8,766 (9.6 ppg)
Rebounds 5,798 (6.3 rpg)
Assists 1,026 (1.1 apg)


Thomas Ernest "Satch" Sanders (born November 8, 1938) is a retired American college and professional basketball player and coach. He was a 6'6", 210 lb power forward. Sanders was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on April 4, 2011.

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