PLAYER PROFILE

RED HOLZMAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

William “Red” Holzman played basketball for Franklin Lane High School in Brooklyn. He attended the University of Baltimore before transferring to the City College of New York where he played basketball for two years and was named an All-American in 1942.  Holzman served in the Navy during World War II. In 1945, he joined the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League.  Rochester won the NBL championship and Holzman was named was Rookie of the Year. Holzman played for Rochester  for eight successful seasons. In 1951, the Royals won the  NBA championship. In 1953, Holzman was hired as player-coach of the Milwaukee Hawks. He remained as coach of the team through its transfer to St.Louis in 1955. He was fired midway through the 1956–1957 season. For the next decade, Holzman served as a scout for the New York Knicks. In December of l967, he took over as head coach of the Knicks where he remained until he announced his his retirement in l977. After sitting out one season, he returned as head coach in November of  1978, and continued through the l981-82 season. The Knicks teams won NBA championships in l970 and l973. When he retired for good, Holzman was the second winningest coach in NBA history with 696 victories in regular season play.  Holzman was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach in 1986.

 

RED HOLZMAN Height: 5:10 Weight: 175 College: CCNY’42
William Holzman Born: Aug 10, 1920 Died: Nov 13, 1998 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1941-42 Albany NYSL 4 19 10 48 12.0
1942-45 Military Service
1945-46 New York ABL 4 18 12 48 12.0
1945-46 Rochester NBL 34 143 77 115 .670 363 10.7
1946-47 Rochester NBL 44 227 74 139 .532 528 12.0
1947-48 Rochester NBL 60 246 117 182 .643 609 10.2
1948-49 Rochester BAA 60 225 96 157 .611 149 546 9.1
1949-50 Rochester NBA 68 206 144 210 .686 200 556 8.2
1950-51 Rochester NBA 68 183 130 179 .726 147 496 7.3
1951-52 Rochester NBA 65 104 61 85 .718 115 269 4.1
1952-53 Rochester NBA 46 38 27 38 .711 35 103 2.2
1953-54 Milwaukee NBA 51 74 48 73 .658 75 196 3.8
Major League Totals 504 1483 796 3762 7.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1945-46 Rochester NBL 7 30 21 31 .677 81 11.6
1946-47 Rochester NBL 11 42 22 29 .759 106 9.6
1947-48 Rochester NBL 10 35 10 15 .667 80 8.0
1948-49 Rochester BAA 4 18 5 6 .833 13 41 10.3
1949-50 Rochester NBA 2 3 1 2 .500 0 7 3.5
1950-51 Rochester NBA 14 31 23 34 .676 20 85 6.1
1951-52 Rochester NBA 6 3 1 6 .167 2 7 1.2
1952-53 Rochester NBA 2 1 1 4 .250 1 3 1.5
Major League Totals 56 163 84 410 7.3
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