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|Date of birth||March 22, 1928|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Date of death||November 11, 2011 (age 83)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in|
|Listed weight||185 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1949; Territorial pick|
|Selected by the St. Louis Bombers|
|1949-1950||St. Louis Bombers|
|1956-1959||St. Louis Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Ed Macauley at NBA.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame|
Macauley spent his prep school days at St. Louis University High School, then went on to Saint Louis University, where his team won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship in 1948. He was named the AP Player of the Year in 1949.
Macauley played in the NBA with the St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics, and St. Louis Hawks. Macauley was named MVP of the first NBA All-Star Game (he played in the first seven), and was named to the NBA's All-NBA First Team three consecutive seasons. He was named to the All-NBA second team once, in 1953-54 — the same season he led the league in field goal percentage. On April 29, 1956 Macauley's trade (with Cliff Hagan) to St. Louis brought Bill Russell to the Celtics. Macauley scored 11,234 points in ten NBA seasons.
Macauley coached the St. Louis Hawks for the 1958-59 and 1959-60 seasons. He finished with an 89-48 record. In the 1960 playoffs the Hawks defeated the mighty Minneapolis Lakers, led by George Mikan, 4 games to 3. They then lost in the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3.
Macauley coached the West squad to a victory over the favored East, coached by Celtics chief Red Auerbach, in the 1959 NBA All-Star Game.
After retiring from sports in 1960 he became a television sports announcer in St. Louis.
One of his favorite observations is, "When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win."