PLAYER PROFILE

HARRY LITWACK

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Harry Litwack starred at Southern High School in Philadelphia, then played guard for Temple from 1927 to 1929, serving as co-captain his last two seasons. In the 1930’s he played for the Philadelphia Sphas. While still playing for the Sphas, Litwack served as the freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Temple. Later, Litwack was an assistant to Eddie Gottlieb when he was the owner-coach of the Philadelphia Warriors, in the early years of the National Basketball Association. Litwack was head basketball coach at Temple University from 1953 to 1973, compiling a 373-193 record. His Temple teams had only one losing season and made 13 post-season appearances, winning the National Invitation Tournament in 1969 and twice going to the Final Four of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.

 

HARRY LITWACK Height: 5:07 Weight: 170 College: Temple’29
Born: Sep 20, 1907 Died: Aug 7, 1999 Hometown: South Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1926-27 Philadelphia Hokoah EBL 4 7 19 33 8.3
1927-28 Temple College
1928-29 Temple College
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 36 61 121 243 6.8
1930-31 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 35 49 93 191 5.5
1931-32 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 33 48 67 163 4.9
1932-33 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 33 66 57 189 5.7
1933-34 Philadelphia SPHAS ABL 35 60 39 159 4.5
1934-35 Philadelphia SPHAS ABL 19 12 11 35 1.8
1935-36 Philadelphia SPHAS ABL 4 7 3 17 4.3
1935-36 Atlantic City EBL 19 30 16 76 4.0
Major League Totals 124 193 177 563 4.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 4 4 9 17 4.3
1930-31 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 4 10 16 36 9.0
1931-32 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 4 5 9 19 4.8
1932-33 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 4 6 5 17 4.3
1935-36 Atlantic City EBL 3 2 1 5 1.7
Major League Totals 8 11 14 36 4.5

 

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