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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 [...]

Richie Regan

Richie Regan (College basketball.  Born, Newark, NJ, Nov. 23, 1930; died, Neptune, NJ, Dec. 24, 2002.)  For nearly half a century, Richard Jean Regan was associated with Seton Hall as a basketball player, coach, athletic director, and fund-raiser.  Regan was an all-State basketball player at Newark’s West Side H.S., when he enrolled at Seton Hall [...]

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 [...]

Fuzzy Levane

Fuzzy Levane (College and pro basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 11, 1920.) After serving as an assistant to Vince Boryla for two seasons, Andrew Levane succeeded Boryla as Knicks head coach Apr. 8, 1958. Levane was replaced by Carl Braun Dec. 18, 1959, having compiled a 48-51 record (plus 0-2 in the playoffs), when the [...]

Boris Nachamkin

Boris Nachamkin (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 6, 1933.)  A lanky 6’6” from Brooklyn’s Thomas Jefferson, Boris Alexander Nachamkin set a then-record at N.Y.U. with 437 points in 1952-53 (in 20 games), averaging 21.8 per game.  He also set Violets records for points (1,091) and rebounds (844) in his three-year career of only 63 [...]

Bob Davies

Bob Davies (College basketball.  Born, Harrisburg, PA, Jan. 15, 1920; died, Hilton Head, SC, Apr. 22, 1990.)  Among the truly great basketball players of his era, Robert Edris Davies transferred from Franklin & Marshall to Seton Hall.  There, Davies starred for teams that won 54 of 59 games over three seasons (1939-42).  After World War [...]

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