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Famous Jews In Basketball

Updated June 26, 2019 169.6k views36 items
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 Brown (born September 14, 1940) is a former American basketball coach and player who was most recently the head coach for Auxilium Torino of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) and EuroCup Basketball. Brown is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas Jayhawks, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004). He has a 1,275-965 lifetime professional coaching record in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight teams to the playoffs. He also won an ABA championship as a player with the Oakland Oaks in the 1968–69 season, and an Olympic... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 80
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Teams: Denver Nuggets

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  • Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (Hebrew: אמארה סטודמאייר‎; ; born November 16, 1982) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League and the Basketball Champions League. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003 with the Phoenix Suns, who selected him with the ninth overall pick of the 2002 NBA draft. He made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA Team five times, including one first-team selection in 2007. 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... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 38
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America

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  • William "Red" Holzman (August 10, 1920 – November 13, 1998) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1967 to 1982. Holzman helped lead the Knicks to two NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. In 1996, Holzman was named one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1920-1998)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Teams: Rochester Royals, Milwaukee Hawks
  • David Blatt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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    David Michael Blatt (Hebrew: דיוויד מייקל בלאט‎; born May 22, 1959), is an Israeli-American professional basketball coach and a former professional basketball player. He is currently the head coach of Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. Blatt played point guard at Princeton University from 1977 to 1981 and played in the Maccabiah Games for the USA national team that won a gold medal in 1981. He then played professional basketball in Israel for nine of the next twelve years, before an injury ended his playing career, and he began coaching full-time. He is one of the most successful American coaches in European basketball history. As a coach, Blatt has been the Israeli... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 61
    • Nationality: United States of America, Israel
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
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