Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bobby Knight

Robert Fred Knight

April 30, 1929
Hartford, CT

May 23, 2008
Springfield, MA

Weaver High School - Hartford (High School)
1947-48 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1948-49 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1948-49 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1949-50 Nelton Park - Hartford (Independent)
1950-51 Manchester Nassiff Arms (EBL-Ct)
1951-52 Bridgeport Roesslers (ABL)
1951-52 Manchester British Americans (ABL)
1952-53 Manchester British Americans (ABL) 
New York Broadway Colored Clowns (Independent)
1953-54 Nassiff Arms (Independent)
1953-54 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1954-55 Nassiff Arms (Independent)
1954-55 New York Knicks (NBA)
1955-56 Connecticut Yankees (Independent)

Knight was a very popular player in the Hartford area. Unable to go to college due to the difficulty at the time for black kids to go to college, Knight played semi-pro and pro basketball around Connecticut. He was a talented scorer, and he would eventually find his way to the NBA, playing a couple games for the Knicks in the 1954-55 season.

He was a generous and modest man, working with youths in Hartford for many years, volunteering at the local YMCA for years. He died in 2008 at 79 years of age.



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