Edward Gottlieb

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Edward "Eddie" Gottlieb (born September 15, 1898 in Kiev , Ukraine as Isadore Gottlieb ; † December 7, 1979 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ), also known as "Mr. Basketball "and" the Mughal, "was a founding father of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the predecessor league of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He was also the founder and until 1962 owner of the Philadelphia Warriors , now the Golden State Warriors . As a promoter ( Engl. : Contributor ) he was in the on April 20, 1972 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame added.

The trophy belonging to the NBA Rookie of the Year Award is also named after him.

Gottlieb's parents had emigrated to the USA at the turn of the century because of their Jewish faith .

See also

List of members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Roberta J. Newman, Joel Nathan Rosen: Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar . Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2014, ISBN 978-1-61703-955-3 ( google.de [accessed June 10, 2020]).
  2. Gottlieb, Eddie. In: jewsinsports.org. Internet Archive, accessed June 10, 2020 .