Friday, January 13, 2017

George Kaftan

George A. Kaftan

February 22, 1928
New York, NY


Xavier at New York, NY (High School)
1946-47 Holy Cross (College)
1947-48 Holy Cross (College)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1949-50 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1950-51 New York Knicks (NBA)
1951-52 New York Knicks (NBA)
1952-53 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

Born to Turkish immigrants, Kaftan went to Xavier HS in New York before attending Holy Cross. After playing pro basketball for 5 seasons, he left to pursue a dental degree at Georgetown. He worked as a dentist for many years in Hempstead, New York, while also teaching and coaching at C.W. Post.

Dr. George Kaftan an NCAA legend living among us -


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