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1956 NBA Draft

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NBA 75 GREATEST PLAYERS: #19 Bob Pettit

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NB60s: Tom Heinsohn

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Bill Russell signs with Boston Celtics 19 December 1956

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The 1956 NBA draft was the tenth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 30, 1956, before the 1956–57 season. In this draft, eight NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season, except for the defending champion and runner-up, who were assigned the last two pick on each round. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising 92 players selected.
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