Nancy Lieberman-Cline - Probably the greatest woman basketball player to date. But Jewish? Oy! Read below. Twice led her Old Dominion college team to national titles. Silver medalist w/US Womens Olympic team in 76. Played in a variety of professional leagues; incl. being the first woman to play in a mens league (USBL--Springfield). Now General Mgr. of WNBAs "Detroit Shock". Nancy became a born-again Christian and apparently a born-again heterosexual some years ago. She had an open long term relationship with tennis star Martina Navratilova. You know, everybody is free to be whatever they want. But it doesnt take a psychologist to make a guess that this woman, for whatever reason, has serious identity problems and coped with them via a worldview that gives her absolute answers.
Basketball player from Florida International University
NBA 6 0" guard
Coach of the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1966. In Basketball Hall of Fame.
NY Knicks coach during the glory years of the late 60s and early 70s. Led them to two Championships. A pro player himself when small men could make it in the NBA. In NBA Hall of Fame.
Born Herman Klotz. Played briefly with the Baltimore Bullets in the late 1940s, but is more famous for being the owner and star player of the Washington Generals the straight men for the Harlem Globetrotters. Caught the eye of Globetrotter founder and coach Abe Saperstein by leading the South Philly YMHA to two victories over the Globetrotters.
First Coach of the new prof. franchise, "The Miami Heat". Now coaching the WNBA expansion team "The Miami Sol".
5 10" guard, Olympic champion
Head Basketball Coach of The University of South Florida Bulls College Basketball team-16th biggest school in the U.S.
WNBA 5 9" guard (New York Liberty)
BAA 6 0" guard, 2x All-American, left as NYU all-time scorer
Was born Adolf Schayes. He is in the Basketball Hall of Fame. During his career he was an NBA all-start 12 times and coached the Warriors.
Brody is a local Trenton basketball legend where he played under another Jewish local sports legend, Scott Moscovich. 2nd team All-American at Illinois was drafted #13 by the Baltimore Bullets. After a contract dispute and a stint in the U.S. Army he decided to make aliyah. He Enjoyed a successful international career and helped Israeli basketball immeasurably.
Tamir is an Israeli professional basketball player. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall center/forward and he currently plays for Maccabi Rishon LeZion.
Heyman was the NCAA Tournament MVP in 1963 and All-American with Duke. He played for the Knicks in the 1960s.
Orender is a sports executive and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She was recently president of the WNBA. She grew up on Long Island, New York and was a five-sport athlete in high school, lettering in basketball, field hockey, volleyball, softball, and tennis.
Grunfeld is the General Manager of the Washington Wizards. He was also once a professional basketball player. He served as general manager of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association from 1989 to 1999, and as the Bucks' general manager from 1999–2003, at which time he became the President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards.
LaRusso was an American 6' 7" five-time National Basketball Association All-Star. His mother was Jewish and father was not.
Saperstein was founder, owner and coach of the Savoy Big Five, which later became the Harlem Globetrotters. He was born in London, England to a Jewish family.
Stoudemire is an American professional basketball player who plays as a power forward and center for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He has Jewish roots in his mother's family heritage. Stoudemire has visited Israel and is one of the few players in the league with Jewish ties.
Hudson River League & New York State League 5 4" guard, Hall of Fame