Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Max Zaslofsky

Max "Slats" Zaslofsky

December 7, 1925
Brooklyn, NY

October 15, 1985
New Hyde Park, NY

1940-41 Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1941-42 Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1942-43 Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1945-46 St John's University (College)
1946-47 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1947-48 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1948-49 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1949-50 Chicago Stags (NBA)
1950-51 New York Knicks (NBA)
1951-52 New York Knicks (NBA)
1952-53 New York Knicks (NBA)
1953-54 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1953-54 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1953-54 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1954-55 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)

Born in Brooklyn, young Max spent many hours as a kid shooting baskets on Brooklyn playgrounds, perfecting the shot they made him a star at Jefferson HS. He graduated served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. After the war, he went to St. John's, and after a very successful freshman campaign, he left school to play professional basketball. He played 10 seasons in the BAA/NBA, and when he retired had the third highest point total at the time.

Zaslofsky died of leukemia in 1985.

Max and his wife, Elaine, had two daughters and a son.

NY Times Obituary, October 17, 1985


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