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

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Barney Sedran

Barney Sedran (Pro basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 28, 1891; died, New York, NY, Jan. 14, 1969.)  Following his graduation from City College in 1911, Bernard Sedran became one of the best-known early pro basketball players.  Sedran later was a famed pro coach.  He was an all-America in 1910 at C.C.N.Y. and turned pro with […]

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 […]

Lou Bender

Lou Bender (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 8, 1910; died, Longboat Key, FL, Sept. 10, 2009.)  In his three varsity years at Columbia, Louis Bender played on teams that were 55-13 overall, 27-4 in the E.I.B.L., and winners of league titles in 1930 (9-1) and 1931 (10-0).  Bender led the league in scoring […]

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