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Fuzzy Levane

Fuzzy Levane (College and pro basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 11, 1920.) After serving as an assistant to Vince Boryla for two seasons, Andrew Levane succeeded Boryla as Knicks head coach Apr. 8, 1958. Levane was replaced by Carl Braun Dec. 18, 1959, having compiled a 48-51 record (plus 0-2 in the playoffs), when the […]

Carl Braun

Carl Braun (Pro basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 25, 1927; died, Stuart, FL, Feb. 10, 2010.)  A lanky 6’5” with jet black hair and a deadly two-handed set shot, Carl August Braun came to the Knicks from Colgate in 1947 and before departing in 1961 set virtually every club scoring record.  Beginning in an era […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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