Friday, January 13, 2017

George Kaftan

Dr. George A. Kaftan

February 22, 1928
Washington Heights, NY

October 6, 2018
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)
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)

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.

George married Helen in 1955 and they had thre daughters.

Dr. George Kaftan an NCAA legend living among us -


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