Basketball

Barbara Albom

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Barbara is a native of Long Island, NY where she attended Herricks High School and played three years of varisty basketball. She was the team captain in her senior season (1979) when Herricks won the big prize – the Nassau County Championship. Herricks High participated in the prestigious Empire State Games, Long Island and New… Read more »

Steve Bilsky

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Steve Bilsky has played important athletic roles at the University of Pennsylvania, both on and off the court. As a basketball player, he was a three-time All-Ivy League guard and captain of the school’s best team in its history in 1970-71. In his current position as Penn’s Athletic Director, Bilsky has expanded activities, competition and… Read more »

Nelson “Nitzy” Bobb

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Nelson Bobb, better known as “Nitzy”, was a Philadelphia basketball star throughout his high school and college career, a career that was interrupted while he served his country in World War II. In his time, he was Temple University’s most prolific scorer. He led the Owls in that department for three seasons: 1942-43, 1947-48 and… Read more »

Mel Brodsky

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A knee implant has robbed Mel Brodsky of his speed, stolen his crossover dribble. But it has not damaged his shooting touch. Especially from a distance. “No kid beats me beyond the three-point line,” the owner of Camp Green Lane boasts. “I wish they had a three-point line when I played.” Brodsky had an eventful… Read more »

Bob Brooks

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Bob Brooks was a multi-talented athlete who starred for Atlantic City High School in the late 1940’s in both basketball and baseball. In 1948 he led South Jersey in free throw shooting and was the second leading scorer and rebounder on a team that was the Group IV State Champion Runners-up. The starting pitcher for… Read more »

Larry Brown

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Simply put, Larry Brown is one of the most successful basketball coaches, college or pro, of all-time. He is the only head coach to lead teams to an NBA title (Detroit 2004) and an NCAA Championship (Kansas 1988). He is also the only coach in history to lead eight different NBA teams to the playoffs…. Read more »

Steven Chadwin

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Steven Chadwin is a highly honored basketball coach whose love of teaching and coaching, commitment to the game of basketball and dedication to his students and players runs deeper than winning games, achieving championships or displaying trophies. However, during his 35 seasons as head basketball coach at Abington Friends School, he has indeed won games:… Read more »

Fred Cohen

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Fred Cohen achieved a stellar basketball career in high school and the upper levels of the college game. It was a singular performance in the 1956 NCAA Tournament for which he’ll forever be remembered. Playing for the Temple Owls against UConn, the 6 foot 6 inch Cohen set an NCAA playoff record for rebounds with… Read more »

Sam Cozen

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Sam Cozen, a star high school and college basketball player and coach, had the distinction of coaching one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. He coached the legendary Wilt Chamberlain during his tenure as the coach of the Overbrook High team in the 1950s. Among the great players he coached… Read more »

Dave Dabrow

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Perhaps nobody in the greater Philadelphia area has done more to promote the camaraderie of people through basketball than “Coach” Dave Dabrow. He was a teacher and basketball coach in the Philadelphia Public League for over 40 years, a member of the Philadelphia Sphas basketball team, president of the Jewish Basketball League and president and… Read more »