Monday, November 6, 2017

Davey Banks

David I. Banks

New York, NY

August 24, 1952
Waterford, NY

1919-20 Mt. Vernon Armory Big-Five (Independent)
1920-21 New York Celtics (Independent)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1921-22 Ware Wonders (Interstate League)
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1922-23 Springfield Gunners (Interstate League)
1922-23 Holyoke Reds (Interstate League)  
1923-24 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1923-24 Philadelphis SPHAs (PBL)
1924-25 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1924-25 Philadelphis SPHAs (PBL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1925-26 Philadelphis SPHAs (EBL) 
1926-27 New York Celtics (NLN)
1926-27 Brooklyn Celtics (ABL)
1927-28 New York Celtics (ABL)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1928-29 Philadelphis SPHAs (Independent)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1931-32 Original Celtics (Independent)
1932-33 Original Celtics (Independent)
1933-34 Original Celtics (Independent)
1934-35 Original Celtics (Independent)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1935-36 Original Celtics (Independent)
1936-37 Original Celtics (Independent)
1937-38 Original Celtics (Independent)
1938-39 Original Celtics (Independent)
1939-40 Original Celtics (Independent)
1940-41 Original Celtics (Independent)
1941-42 Original Celtics (Independent)
1942-43 Original Celtics (Independent)
1946-47 Chicago American Gears (NBL) Head coach
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL) Head coach

Born in the Lower East Side to Samuel and Rose Banks, Davey was a popular player who played for many years around New York and Philadephia before joining up with the Original Celtics. He would later retire and become the head coach for the American Gears for a season in the NBL.
In August of 1952, Banks was killed in an auto accident when the car he was in veered off the road and struck a tree.

Des Moines Register, August 25, 1952


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