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Walter Kennedy

Walter Kennedy (Executive.  Born, Stamford, CT, June 8, 1912; died, Stamford, CT, June 26, 1977.)  An energetic man of high integrity, James Walter Kennedy was commissioner of the N.B.A. for 12 years (1963-75), during which time the league grew from nine teams to 17.  Kennedy began his term by negotiating the league’s first major national television […]

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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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