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Dave Polansky

Dave Polansky (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 16, 1919; died, New York, NY, June 16, 2003.)  As an assistant, David Polansky replaced the legendary Nat Holman three times as City College head basketball coach, but eventually established his own career.  Polansky first took over in 1952 when Holman was suspended after the 1951 betting scandals wrecked the Beavers program.  After Holman won reinstatement, Polansky remained his assistant in 1954 and twice relieved his boss again (illness in 1956 and retirement in 1959).  He then coached C.C.N.Y. for 10 full seasons before his own resignation in February 1971, after an 82-80 loss to Pace.  Although Polansky had only six losing seasons in 15 years, he finished with a 127-135 overall record.

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