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Famous Jews
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A list of famous Jewish basketball players. These 36 Jewish NBA athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Basketball or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.

Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown is an American basketball coach, who is currently the head coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title. He has a 1,275-965 lifetime professional coaching record in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association and is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight different teams to the playoffs. He is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season. Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and professionally in the ABA. He has been a basketball coach since 1972. Brown was ...more

Age: 78

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Also Ranked

#7 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

#87 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

#12 on The Best College Basketball Coaches of All Time

#4 on The Greatest Jewish NBA Players Of All Time

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Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Stoudemire played high school basketball for five different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player. He won several prep honors, including being selected as Florida's Mr. Basketball. The Phoenix Suns selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. He spent eight seasons with them before signing with the New York Knicks. Listed at 6 feet 10 inches and 245 pounds, the highly athletic Stoudemire has suffered from chronic knee ...more

Age: 36

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America

Also Ranked

#25 on The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

#31 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

#47 on The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

#38 on The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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Red Holzman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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William "Red" Holzman was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. Holzman helped lead the Knicks to two NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973, and was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1996, Holzman was named one of Top 10 Coaches in NBA History. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1920-1998)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Rochester Royals, Milwaukee Hawks

Also Ranked

#28 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

#12 on The Greatest Jewish NBA Players Of All Time

#1 on The Best Knicks Coaches of All Time, Ranked

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David Blatt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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David Michael Blatt is an Israeli American professional basketball coach and a former professional basketball player. He is the current coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He is one of the most successful American coaches in European basketball history. ...more

Age: 59

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Also Ranked

#60 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

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