John Joseph (Johnny) McCarthy (born April 25 1934) is an American former Basketball player and coach. A 6'1" guard, he played collegiately at Canisius College, and was selected by the Rochester Royals in the 1956 NBA Draft. He played a total of six seasons in the NBA — two for the Royals, three for the St. Louis Hawks, and one for the Boston Celtics.

McCarthy is the first of only three players in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut, with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Minneapolis Lakers on March 16, 1960 (he was later joined by Magic Johnson in 1980 and LeBron James in 2006).

McCarthy would later coach the Buffalo Braves, his hometown team, for part of a season.

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