Tag Archives: A.B.L.
Stan Stutz (Pro basketball. Born, Worcester, MA, Apr. 14, 1920; died, New Rochelle, NY, Oct. 28, 1975.) An original Knick in 1946, Stanley Modzelewski (Stutz) was also the only coach in the one-season pro history of the New York Tapers. Stutz set a national collegiate scoring record at Rhode Island State (1938-42) with 1,730 points in […]
Tony Jackson (College basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 24, 1940; died, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 28, 2005.) An electrifying jump shooter, Tony B. Jackson lost a chance at an N.B.A. career when he was tainted by the 1961 college basketball point shaving scandals for failing to report a bribe offer. Instead, he became an All-Star in […]
John J. O’Brien (Pro basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 4, 1888; died, Rockville Centre, NY, Dec. 9, 1967.) Although he was successful in other fields, John J. O’Brien was devoted to basketball. O’Brien was an energetic and efficient organizer who helped form the Interstate pro league (1914) at age 26 and served as its president […]
Norm Drucker (Pro basketball. Born, Brooklyn, July 4, 1920.) A player for Nat Holman at City College, Norman F. Drucker became much better known as a pro basketball referee. Drucker served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II and played professionally in the original A.B.L. with Trenton (N.J.) and Troy (N.Y.) for […]