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.
He was a Business major at the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a sportswriter for the New York World Telegram.
He also worked part-time as the public relations director for the New York Giants in the National Football League.
His mother was a nurse and his father was a businessman.
He hired Joe Lapchick, formerly the head coach at St. John's, to coach the Knicks in 1947.