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Red Holzman

Red Holzman (Pro basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 10, 1920; died, New Hyde Park, NY, Nov. 13, 1998.)  William (Red) Holzman was an outstanding player at City College and as a professional with the N.B.A.’s Rochester Royals, but he earned his lasting fame for New Yorkers by coaching the Knicks to their first two […]

Norm Drucker

Norm Drucker (Pro basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, July 4, 1920.)  A player for Nat Holman at City College, Norman F. Drucker became much better known as a pro basketball referee.  Drucker served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II and played professionally in the original A.B.L. with Trenton (N.J.) and Troy (N.Y.) for […]

Samuel Deitchman

Samuel Deitchman (College basketball.  Born, Richmond, VA, Sept. 4, 1921; died, New York, NY, July 5, 1995.)  A City College basketball teammate of Red Phillips and Red Holzman, Samuel Deitchman was co-captain (with Holzman) of the 1941-42 team that finished 16-3.

Hubie Brown

Hubie Brown (Pro basketball.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, Sept. 25, 1933.)  Hubert Jude Brown made his pro coaching debut with a 58-win season.  Unfortunately for Knicks fans, that was with the 1974-75 Kentucky Colonels, champions of the A.B.A., a league that folded in 1976.  Brown (104-64 in the A.B.A.) then spent five seasons with Atlanta before […]

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