New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Danny Whelan

Danny Whelan (Trainer.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 3, 1918, died, New York, NY, Jan. 2, 2004.)  Trainer of the Knickerbockers N.B.A. championship teams of 1970 and 1973, Daniel Whelan was an infielder at St. Mary’s (Calif.) in college.  After naval service in World War II, he became a trainer for Rochester of the International […]

Larry Brown

Larry Brown (Pro basketball.  Born, Long Branch, NJ, Sept. 14, 1940.)  The first coach to win both the N.C.A.A. tournament and an N.B.A. championship, Lawrence Harvey Brown became the Knicks’ 23rd head coach July 28, 2005.  Brown had previously coached eight other pro clubs and two major college teams.  He won the N.C.A.A. title with Kansas in […]

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