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Birthday
6, 1905
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 21, 1982 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1905
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 21, 1982 (76)

About

Promoter who founded the New York Knicks and served as the team's President from 1946 to 1974. He is considered a prominent figure in the formation of professional basketball as it exists today, helping to create the National Basketball Association and facilitate the ABA-NBA merger.

Before Fame

He was a Business major at the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a sportswriter for the New York World Telegram.

Trivia

He also worked part-time as the public relations director for the New York Giants in the National Football League.

Family Life

His mother was a nurse and his father was a businessman.

Associated With

He hired Joe Lapchick, formerly the head coach at St. John's, to coach the Knicks in 1947.