Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Donnie Forman

Donald J(ay?). Forman

January 17, 1926
New York, NY

May 10, 2018
Naples, FL

1942-43 Boys High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1943-44 Boys High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1944-45 New York University (College)
1945-46 New York University (College)
1946-47 New York University (College)
1947-48 New York University (College)
1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers (BAA)
1948-49 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
Forman played with the Lakers in the 1948-49 season. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, to work with his father at a liquor distributorship. In March of 1951, he was picked up as a material witness in the CCNY game-fixing scandal. Forman was believed to have been the intermediary between gamblers and the CCNY players who threw basketball games in the 1950-51 season. He later worked as a tax attorney for the IRS before going into private practice in Dallas, Texas. He would later retire to Naples, Florida, where he died in 2018.

He married Nancy Smith (d. 1982) in 1961 and they had two sons and a daughter. He would later remarry to Paula Mannon in 1999.

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 25, 1951
Jews In Sports
Obituary, Dallas Morning News, May 20, 2018


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