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Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy (Pro Basketball.  Born, Hemet, CA, Jan. 19, 1962.)  When he succeeded Don Nelson and became the 18th coach of the Knicks history on Mar. 8, 1996, Jeff Van Gundy was just 34, the N.B.A.’s second-youngest bench boss. However, he had already served almost seven seasons as an assistant coach under Stu Jackson, […]

Al Davis

Al Davis (Pro football.  Born, Brockton, MA, July 4, 1929; died, Oakland, CA, Oct. 8, 2011.)  Though justifiably famous as leader of the Oakland Raiders, Allen Davis was a three-sport star at Erasmus Hall H.S. in Brooklyn and began his football coaching career at Adelphi (1950-51) after playing collegiately at Syracuse.  Davis joined Oakland in […]

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