John Shove "Bud" Palmer
September 14, 1921
March 21, 2013
West Palm Beach, FL
Phillips-Exeter Academy - New Hampshire (High School)
1941-42 Princeton University (College)
1942-43 Princeton University (College)
1946-47 New York Knicks (BAA)
1947-48 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 New York Knicks (BAA)
The son of Hollywood actor Maurice "Lefty" Flynn and Blanche Palmer, Bud took his mother's name after the couple divorced. He moved with his mother to Switzerland and then later to Princeton, where Bud would go to college after attending Phillips-Exeter. Palmer also played football and lacrosse while at Princeton. After serving in World War 2 as a pilot, Palmer played three seasons for the Knicks, where he was one of the first users of the jump shot.. He worked for many years in the entertainment arena in New York, as a sportscaster, and as the host of a children's show.
Bud died in 2012 after suffering from prostate cancer. Married four times, he had three daughters and a son.
NY Times Obituary