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Leonard Koppett

Leonard Koppett (Sportswriter. Born, Moscow, U.S.S.R., Sept. 15, 1923; died, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2003.) The first sportswriter to subject the games themselves to analytical scrutiny and intellectual father of the basketball play-by-play, Leonard Koppett wrote for three major New York dailies for nearly four decades. A Columbia graduate, Koppett brought his analytical approach to, [...]

Ike Gellis

Ike Gellis (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 5, 1908; died, Nyack, NY, Apr. 28, 1988.)  Although Isaac Gellis never considered himself a writer of sports or anything else, he was an extraordinarily fine judge of talent and during his 30 years as sports editor of the New York Post, the paper had what [...]

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