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 Joseph Bohomiel “Joe” Lapchick

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Joseph Bohomiel “Joe” Lapchick Famous memorial

Birth
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death
10 Aug 1970 (aged 70)
Monticello, Sullivan County, New York, USA
Burial
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
13392501 View Source

Professional Basketball Player. A native of Yonkers, New York, he played the position of center for the Original Celtics (no relation to the Boston Celtics) from 1917 to 1936. He later became a coach and coached the St. John's College team from 1936 to 1947, and then the New York Knicks from 1947 to 1956. He led them to three consecutive NBA finals appearances from 1951 to 1953. He later returned to St. John's College and coached them from 1956 until 1965.

Professional Basketball Player. A native of Yonkers, New York, he played the position of center for the Original Celtics (no relation to the Boston Celtics) from 1917 to 1936. He later became a coach and coached the St. John's College team from 1936 to 1947, and then the New York Knicks from 1947 to 1956. He led them to three consecutive NBA finals appearances from 1951 to 1953. He later returned to St. John's College and coached them from 1956 until 1965.


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