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Earl Lloyd was the first black NBA player in 1950.

*Became the first African-American to play in an NBA game on October 31, 1950

*Became the first African-American to win an NBA championship (1955 with Syracuse)

*Became first African-American Assistant Coach with Detroit Pistons (1968-70)

*Became second African-American head coach and first African-American bench coach with

Detroit Pistons (1970-71)

Earl Lloyd, who in 1950 became the first African-American to play in a NBA game with the Washington Capitols, was instrumental in integrating professional Basketball as a player and coach.

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