Monday, December 12, 2016

Red Klotz

Louis Herman "Red" Klotz


Born:
October 21, 1920
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
July 12, 2014
Margate, NJ


Career
1938-39 South High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1939-40 South High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1940-41 Villanova University (College)
1941-42 Villanova University (College)
1942-43 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1945-46 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1946-47 Scranton/Pittston (PSL)
1946-47 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL) 
1947-48 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1948-49 Cumberland (AAL)
Washington Generals (Independent) Head coach / player

Born in Philly, Klotz lead South HS to two city basketball championships before heading to Villanova. After two years at 'Nova, he left to join the U.S. Army. After a few season of pro ball, including a stretch with the Bullets, Klotz formed the Washington Generals, who were the foil to the Harlem Globetrotters. He played for and coached the Generals for many years, and is the only non-Globetrotter to have a number retired by the Globetrotters.


Klotz played for the Generals through his 50's and was still playing pick-up games in his 80's. He died of cancer in 2014.

He was married to Gloria and had three sons and three daughters.

Source:
NY Times Obituary
LA Times Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/k/klotzhe01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=klotzhe01

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