|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1942|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 2010|
Hall of Fame Sportswriter. He was best known for his longtime coverage of Philadelphia collegiate and professional teams, chiefly the Philadelphia 76ers. Born Philip Mark Jasner in Philadelphia, he graduated from Temple University, and launched his career as a journalist, initially for several suburban-Philadelphia newspapers, before joining the staff at the Philadelphia Daily News in 1972. He began covering high school sports, and advanced to college teams (notably Philadelphia's "Big 5" schools), and eventually the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition, he covered the World Football League and soccer. In 1981, Jasner became full-time beat reporter on the NBA and 76ers; he covered the Julius "Dr. J." Erving era, which included their 1982-1983 championship season. In the course of his more than 40-year career, Jasner earned the reputation as a well-respected and knowledgeable writer of integrity. His body of work on the NBA was acknowledged, when he was inducted into the media section of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award in 2004. He was named to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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