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Jack Powers

Jack Powers (College basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 22, 1935.)  A three-year star at Manhattan, John J. Powers then became the school’s head basketball coach (1968-78) and athletic director (1980-87) before becoming executive director of the N.I.T. in 1988.  A 6’2” guard, Powers played on Jaspers teams that were 47-27 in his three varsity […]

P. J. Carlesimo

P. J. Carlesimo (College basketball.  Born, Scranton, PA, May 30, 1949.)  A basketball player at Fordham, where he became an assistant coach (1971-75), P.J. Carlesimo earned his first head coaching assignment at New Hampshire College (Manchester, N.H.).  A year later, he started a six-year tour at Wagner, where his 1978-79 club was 21-7, but he was […]

Pete Carlesimo

Pete Carlesimo (College sports.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 2, 1915; died, Upper Montclair, NJ, June 23, 2003.)  Noted generally for his restructuring of the National Invitation Tournament, Peter A. Carlesimo established his original reputation in football rather than basketball.  A Fordham graduate who for played for the Rams (1937-39) as a guard, in 1945 he became […]

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