PLAYER PROFILE

FUZZY LEVANE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Andrew “Fuzzy”  Levane was a basketball star at James Madison High School in New York City. The school won the city championship in 1939.  Levane played college basketball at  St. John’s, where he was named player of the year in the New York area in 1943 and led his team to the National Invitation Tournament title. Levane  played professional basketball the Rochester Royals for four seasons in the late 1940’s and  one season for the Syracuse Nationals. He also played a handful of games for the Milwaukee Hawks in the 1952-53 season, during his first year as a NBA coach.
Levane was head coach of the New York Knicks during the 1958-59 season, leading them to a 40-32 record, a second-place finish in the N.B.A.’s Eastern Division and a playoff appearance.  He resigned under pressure early in the 1959 season after the team lost 19 of its first 27 games. Levane continued working as a Knicks’ scout on and off for another thirty years.  Levane returned to NBA coaching for one season, 1961-62, with his old team, the Hawks, by then in St. Louis.

 

FUZZY LEVANE Height: 6:02 Weight: 190 College: St.John’s(NY)’43
Andrew J. Levane Born: Apr 11, 1920      Died:  Apr 30, 2012 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG 8
1939-40 St.John’s  (Frosh) College
1940-41 St.John’s College 15 12 7 12 .583 31 2.1
1941-42 St.John’s College 20 73 21 34 .618 167 8.4
1942-43 St.John’s College 24 84 31 49 .633 199 8.3
1943-44 US Coast Guard Military Service
1943-44 New York ABL 1 1 2 4 4.0
1944-45 New Britain Pros Indep
1944-45 Rochester Pros Indep 7 32 5 69 9.9
1945-46 Rochester NBL 22 52 8 19 .421 112 5.1
1946-47 Rochester NBL 39 133 49 87 .563 315 8.1
1947-48 Rochester NBL 54 147 45 62 .726 339 6.3
1948-49 Rochester BAA 36 55 13 21 .619 123 3.4
1949-50 Syracuse NBA 60 139 54 85 .635 332 5.5
1950-51 Voluntarily Retired
1951-52 Elmira ABL 29 91 22 204 7.0
1952-53 Milwaukee NBA 7 3 2 8 1.1
Major League Totals 219 530 173 1233 5.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG 8
1945-46 Rochester NBL 3 0 2 2 1.000 2 0.7
1946-47 Rochester NBL 11 37 18 27 .667 92 8.4
1947-48 Rochester NBL 9 20 2 3 .667 42 4.7
1949-50 Syracuse NBA 9 13 5 5 1.000 31 3.4
1951-52 Elmira ABL 7 13 11 37 .297 37 5.3
Major League Totals 32 70 27 167 5.2
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