Monday, December 19, 2016

Sid Tanenbaum

Sidney Tanenbaum


Born:
October 8, 1925
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
September 4, 1986
Far Rockaway, NY


Career
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 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.

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

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/tanensi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=tanensi01

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