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Louis “Red” Klotz

How Red Klotz, 14,000-Time Loser, Beat The Harlem Globetrotters By Dave McKenna Red Klotz went out on a 43-year losing streak. The founder, owner, and longtime coach of the Washington Generals died over the weekend in Margate, N.J. He was 93. All the losses came to the Harlem Globetrotters. A very, very loose estimate of… Read more »

Cecil Mosenson

I was coaching Overbrook High in 1954-55, Wilt Chamberlain’s senior year and perhaps the greatest high school basketball team in Philadelphia’s history, and there was one game that year against West Philly that remains with me all these years. West Philly was coached by Doug Connelly, and they always had an outstanding team, and the… Read more »

Cecil Mosenson

After a long career teaching and coaching basketball – starting at the age of 22 as the head coach at Overbrook High with Wilt Chamberlain – a Daily News reporter interviewed me and asked if I was ever going to coach basketball again. With tongue in cheek, I said that I would like to coach… Read more »

Sam Cozen

Sam Cozen was a wonderful, successful basketball coach, and the kind of person that taught important life lessons in the course of coaching. He had many outstanding qualities along with his drive to win games. I was fortunate enough to play for him at Overbrook High and then again at Drexel, and finally for many… Read more »

Rich Yankowitz

My success as the Varsity Basketball Coach at Dobbins Tech is a result of the influence of a string of people starting from the time I was a youngster. Lou Pollock, my Physical Education teacher at Beeber Jr. High, was very important because he got me to think I wanted to become a Physical Education… Read more »

Franz Lidz

Franz Lidz is a prominent journalist who spent 27 years as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is a contributing editor for Smithsonian, a correspondent for Slate, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, The Village Voice, NY Observer, Golf and Men’s Journal, and, since 1982, has written for The New York Times on travel, TV,… Read more »

Marty Gilbert

Marty Gilbert, a longtime champion tennis coach in Philadelphia, was one of the major figures to introduce the sport to the State of Israel. He coached tennis at Philadelphia University for a combined 25 seasons (13 men, 12 women) and his women’s team won an impressive 70.7 percent of its matches. He started playing tennis… Read more »