Monday, December 19, 2016

Sid Tanenbaum

Sidney Tanenbaum

October 8, 1925
Brooklyn, NY

September 4, 1986
Far Rockaway, 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)
1943-44 NYU (College)
1944-45 NYU (College)
1945-46 NYU (College)
1946-47 NYU (College)
1947-48 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)
1947-48 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)

Born in Brooklyn, Sid Tanenbaum starred at NYU, scoring just under 1000 point in his time there. He played a couple of seasons in the BAA before retiring, with travel being too much for him and not believing the league had a future. He returned to NYC to raise a family, but continued to play basketball recreationally through his 50's. He also played tennis and late in life gave a try at karate.
In September of 1986, Tanenbaum owner of Able Metal and Stamping in Far Rockaway, was at work when he was stabbed in the back with a steak knife. He died a short time later. 37 year-old Molly Dotsun was arrested a short-time later. Apparently she became irate when Tanenbaum wouldn't loan her $25. Dotsun was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 7-21 years in prison.

Sid was married to Barbara Wolfson and they had two sons.

New York Times, September 6, 1986
Obituary, Septmeber 6, 1986, New York Times
New York Times, September 21, 1993


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