Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fuzzy Levane

Andrew Joseph Levane


Born:
April 11, 1920
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
April 30, 2012
Irmo, SC


Career
1936-37 James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1937-38 James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1938-39 James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1940-41 St John's University (College)
1941-42 St John's University (College)
1942-43 St John's University (College)
1943-44 New York Americans (ABL)
1944-45 New Britain Pros (Independent)
1944-45 Rochester Pros (Independent)
1945-46 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1946-47 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1948-49 Rochester Royals (BAA)
1949-50 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1951-52 Elmira Colonels (ABL)
1952-53 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA) - Head Coach / player
1953-54 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA) - Head Coach
1956-57 New York Knicks (NBA)- Assistant Coach
1957-58 New York Knicks (NBA)- Assistant Coach
1958-59 New York Knicks (NBA)- Head Coach
1959-60 New York Knicks (NBA)- Head Coach
1961-62 St. Louis Hawks (NBA)- Head Coach

Levane was born and raised in New York City. He starred on the court in high school and then with St John's. He suited up with the New York Americans in the ABL, and then moved on to the Rochester Royals. After a decent professional playing career that was somewhat hampered by a congenital heart defect, he moved on to coaching, eventually landing the head coaching job for the Hawks and then the Knicks. After coaching, he worked with the Knicks as a scout.

He was married to Kay (d. 2009) and they had two sons, Lawrence and Andrew, and three daughters, Denise, Theresa and Linda.

New York Times Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/l/levanan01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/levanan01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=levanan01

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