David DeBusschere Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Jan 31, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
Dave DeBusschere was a professional NBA player and an MLB player.
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About Dave DeBusschere

Dave DeBusschere's zodiac sign was Libra, and he was born on October 16, 1940.

Dave DeBusschere was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His parents were Dorothy DeBusschere and Peter Marcell.

Dave DeBusschere's birth name was 'David Albert DeBusschere'. He did not have any siblings. Dave died on May 14, 2003, due to a heart attack on a Manhattan street.

Dave DeBusschere's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Dave DeBusschere's net worth?

Dave DeBusschere's net worth was about $1.5 million.

How much did Dave DeBusschere earn per year?

Dave DeBusschere's yearly earnings are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Dave DeBusschere?

Dave DeBusschere was 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall.

How old was Dave DeBusschere?

Dave DeBusschere was 62 years old when he passed away.

Childhood And Education

Dave DeBusschere has been passionate about basketball since childhood. He completed his schooling at Austin Catholic Preparatory School, where 'White Shirted Legion' inspired him, a tradition of wearing white shirts during school games. Dave was named an all-state basketball player during his junior year and senior year in 1957-58, which was in his third year on the school's basketball team. He led the team to the Michigan Class A high school basketball championship, where they defeated Benton Harbor High School. Dave completed his college at the University of Detroit, where he was a part of college basketball and baseball games.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Dave DeBusschere's partner?

Dave DeBusschere was married to Geri DeBusschere.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Chicago White Sox first signed Dave DeBusschere, a baseball team, in 1962, where he was an amateur free agent and a pitcher on the team. Dave DeBusschere's fame as a basketball player started when Detroit Pistons drafted him in 1962, where he played his rookie season. From 1964 to 67, Dave was a head coach for the Detroit Pistons. In 1968, Dave DeBusschere joined as a New York Knicks team member. After his retirement in 1974, he also worked as the director of basketball operations for the Knicks team and as an assistant coach.

What awards did Dave DeBusschere win?

Dave DeBusschere won many awards in NBA history as a basketball player. Dave was two times NBA game champion (1970, 1973), eight times NBA All-Star (1966–1968, 1970–1974), six times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969–1974), All-NBA Second Team (1969), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1963), NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th), No. 22 retired by New York Knicks, two times Second-team All-American – NEA (1961, 1962), Second-team All-American – NABC (1961), three times Third-team All-American – UPI (1960–1962), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (1962), No. 22 retired by Detroit Mercy Titans and Fourth-team Parade All-American (1958).

Other Interesting Dave DeBusschere Facts And Trivia

  • Dave DeBusschere's family life was simple, and he has three kids. Two sons, Peter and Dennis, and a daughter named Michelle.
  • Dave DeBusschere and Walt Frazier were teammates in the New York Knicks NBA championship.
  • In 1970, Dave DeBusschere, along with the future Hall of Famers Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, and Bill Bradley, defeated Los Angeles Lakers in the Knicks, after which he was added to the list of Hall of Fame.
  • Detroit Pistons won the 1963 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
  • Dave DeBusschere was listed as a member of the Hall of Fame at 24.
  • Dave DeBusschere was laid to rest in Garden City, Nassau County, New York's Saint Joseph's Church Cemetery.
  • In 2003, the University of Detroit introduced the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship, which supports two student-athletes every year who have exceptional leadership skills with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Dave DeBusschere scored 14,053 points as a basketball player in his career.
  • Dave handled both coaching and playing well with focus as a basketball player.

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David DeBusschere Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Albert DeBusschere

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth



198 cm


Former Basketball Player, Coach


Austin Catholic Preparatory School

Net Worth



Geri DeBusschere


Dorothy DeBusschere, Peter Marcell
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