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Nat Holman

Nat Holman (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 19, 1896; died, The Bronx, NY, Feb. 12, 1995.)  After graduating from Savage in 1917, Nat Holman went on to become one of the most famous professional basketball players of his era and then one of the great college coaches.  The fact that his City College […]

Dutch Dehnert

Dutch Dehnert (Pro basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 5, 1898; died, Far Rockaway, NY, Apr. 20, 1979.)  A pro basketball player as a teenager in the rough-and-tumble early days of the game, Henry G. Dehnert achieved fame as a member of the fabled Original Celtics, for whom he played over a decade (1918-28).  Though […]

Pete Barry

Pete Barry (Pro basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 16, 1896; died, New York, NY, Aug. 29, 1968.)  Joining the Original Celtics when they were formed in 1914, John Barry played with some of the finest talent in the formative years of pro basketball.  Barry was the only member of the first Celtics to move to […]

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