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John J. O’Brien

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 […]

Benny Borgmann

Benny Borgmann (Pro basketball.  Born, Haledon, NJ, Nov. 2, 1899; died, Pompton Plains, NJ, Nov. 11, 1978.)  A high-scoring guard (5’8”) in the embryonic days of pro basketball, Bernhard Borgmann later became both a pro and college coach.  Borgmann was a quick man who was also a deadly shooter and well above the norm from […]

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