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Pat Cummings Dead: Former Mavericks, Knicks Forward Dies At 55

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Seattle SuperSonics forward Tom Chambers drives to the basket past Pat Cummings (42) of the Dallas Mavericks, April 21, 1984.
Seattle SuperSonics forward Tom Chambers drives to the basket past Pat Cummings (42) of the Dallas Mavericks, April 21, 1984.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Cummings, who played with five NBA teams over a 12-year career after being selected Metro Conference Player of the Year at Cincinnati, was found dead in a New York apartment, according to police. He was 55.

The 6-foot-9 Cummings, a native of Johnstown, Pa., was found Tuesday afternoon, police said Wednesday. They said the cause of death was to be determined but foul play wasn't suspected.

A two-time all-conference selection, Cummings averaged 17.1 points and 8.3 rebounds during his four seasons with the Bearcats (1975-76, 1978-79). He was drafted by Milwaukee in the third round and was traded to Dallas in 1982. He signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent in 1984 and also played for Miami and Utah.

He averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds over his career with his first two seasons in New York his best when he averaged 15.8 and 15.7 points.

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