- Category : Sports-Business-Coach-Manager-Owner
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 4
American athlete, a pro basketball player .
He led his team, the New York Knicks, to three consecutive league finals. He was drafted by the Knicks in March 1949, after a stint in the Army during WWII.
In his rookie season he set a record for assists and he went on to play in seven all-star games. He was traded to the Detroit Pistons in 1957. His illustrious record carried into the second part of his career as the coach and scout. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
He and his wife who married in 1956 had four children, a daughter and three sons.
He suffered an aortic aneurysm and died on February 3, 2010 in Huntington, NY. At age 84, he had just been about to leave home for a scouting trip for his beloved sport.