Ken Sears (1933-2017)

April 26, 2017

Ken Sears (August 17, 1933 – April 24, 2017) has passed away. Sears played college basketball at Santa Clara University. At the school, he was named WCC Player of the Year twice. He was the fifth overall pick in the 1955 NBA Draft. He went on to play eight seasons in the NBA for the New York Knicks and the San Francisco Warriors. During his tenure with the Knicks, he was selected to the NBA All-Star team in 1958 and in 1959. He averaged 13.9 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game overall in his NBA career. His number 55 jersey is retired by Santa Clara University.

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The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Dwight Davis, Vice Chairman Mike Glenn, Treasurer Casey Shaw, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.