Larry Siegfried, Former Buckeye, Dies at Age 71
Larry Siegfried Has Died at the Age of 71
Larry Siegfried helped the Buckeyes win their only championship in 1960 and also won five NBA titles in seven years with the Boston Celtics according to USA Today.
He suffered a heart attack on October 5, and died Thursday night; he had been staying at the Cleveland Clinic since his attack.
A native of Shelby, a small community between Cleveland and Columbus, Siegfried was captain and MVP of the 1960-61 Ohio State team and was a second-team All-American. A No. 3 pick in the draft by the Cincinnati Royals, he played two seasons in the American Basketball Association with the Cleveland Pipers before joining Bill Russell and former Ohio State teammate John Havlicek with the Celtics.
His scoring average was in the double figures for the Celtics each year from 1965-66 to 1969-70. In the 1968-69 season, he averaged a career-best 14.2 points a game along with 3.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists.
He finished out his career playing for San Diego, Houston and Atlanta, finishing with almost 6,000 NBA points.