Saturday, December 10, 2016

Paul Hoffman

Paul Jacob Hoffman

May 5, 1925
Jasper, IN

November 12, 1998
Baltimore, MD

1940-41 Jasper High School - Indiana (High School)
1941-42 Jasper High School - Indiana (High School)
1942-43 Jasper High School - Indiana (High School)
1944-45 Purdue University (College)
1945-46 Purdue University (College)
1946-47 Purdue University (College)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1949-50 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1950-51 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1952-53 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1953-54 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1954-55 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1954-55 New York Knicks (NBA) 
1954-55 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)

I see a few different birth dates for Hoffman. One site shows April 12, 1922, another shows April 12, 1925. To further complicate things, there is a Paul J. Hoffman who died on November 11, 1998. But according to the AP wire story about Purdue's Paul Hoffman, he did indeed die November 12, 1998, and the SSDI shows him being born in 1925, not either of the two dates listed above. The obituary also said he was 73, so it all adds up. The above birth and death information is 100% correct,

Hoffman sat the 1948-49 and 1951-52 seasons due to a heart ailment. He became the baseball coach at Purdue, and later worked at the Maryland Rehabilition Center, involved in running wheelchair basketball leagues.
Hoffman died a couple weeks after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

He was married to Audrey Jeanne Witcher and they had four children.

Akron Beacon Journal, November 14, 1998
AP Obituary


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