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    Josh Pastner

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    12

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    September 26, 1977 —

    Whatever happened to that great Jewish tradition... superior basketball coaches?

    First there was Red Auerbach, who won nine NBA championships with the Celtics.

    Then there was Red Holzman, who is still revered in New York for winning the Knicks' only two titles.

    He was followed by Larry Brown, the only coach to win an NBA and an NCAA title.

    And then?

    We thought that it might be Lawrence Frank, but, after a promising start, he crashed and burned at two NBA stops.

    Maybe we need to look in college ranks? What about Josh Pastner at Memphis? He actually won the title as a player at the University at Arizona, and is now considered one of the best young coaches in the country.

    Of course, that's not the Auerbach/Holzman/Brown level yet.

    Well, time is on his side. We just hope he doesn't become another Frank...

    Verdict: Jew.

    May 9, 2014

    See Also

    Red Auerbach

    David Blatt

    Larry Brown

    Lawrence Frank

    Red Holzman
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