Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mac Kinsbruner

George "Mac" Kinsbruner

March 21, 1909

February 16, 1972
Kiamesha Lake, NY

1924-25 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1925-26 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1926-27 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1927-28 St. John’s University (College) Freshmen
1928-29 St. John’s University (College)
1929-30 St. John’s University (College)
1930-31 St. John’s University (College)
1931-32 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Moose (ESBL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1934-35 New York Jewels (ABL)
1934-35 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1935-36 New York Jewels (ABL)
1935-36 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1936-37 New York Jewels (ABL)
1936-37 Wilkes Barre (PSL)
1937-38 New Haven / New York Jewels (ABL)
1937-38 Wilkes-Barre (NYPA)
1938-39 New York Jewels (ABL)
1939-40 New York Jewels (ABL)
1940-41 New York Jewels (ABL)
1941-42 New York Jewels (ABL)
1941-42 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1941-42 Saratoga (NYSL)
1942-43 Camden Indians (ABL)
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1942-43 Brooklyn Indians (ABL)
1942-43 Wilmington Clippers (Independent)
1943-44 Brooklyn Indians (ABL)
1943-44 Teterboro Bendix Aviation (Independent)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1944-45 Paterson Crescents (ABL) Head coach / player
1944-45 Hartford Pros (Independent)

Born in Austria, Kinsbruner's family came the USA when Mac was young and he grew up in Brooklyn. He played basketball, baseball and football. He enrolled at Syracuse, but quickly transferred to St John's where he was a member of the famous Wonder Five basketball team there. While at St. John's, aside from the three afore-mentioned sports, we also played on the soccer team and ran track. He went with the other member of the basketball team to form the professional squad, the Brooklyn Jewels. The team joined the the ABL in 1933, and Kinsbruner, with his unorthodox shot, would play professionally through the mid-40's. During this time, he was a teacher at Boys HS in Brooklyn. He would go on to own a hotel in Miami before returning to New York, where he died of a heart attack in 1972.

He and his wife, Florence, had two sons and a daughter.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - January 6, 1928
Jews In Sports
NY Times Obituary, February 18, 1972


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