Sid Tanenbaum

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Sid Tanenbaum
Personal information
Born (1925-10-08)October 8, 1925
Brooklyn, New York
Died September 4, 1986(1986-09-04) (aged 60)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
College NYU (1943–1947)
BAA draft 1947 / Undrafted
Playing career 1947–1949
Position Guard
Number 6, 9
Career history
19471949 New York Knicks
1949 Baltimore Bullets
Career highlights and awards

Sidney Tanenbaum (October 8, 1925 – September 4, 1986) was an American professional basketball player.

Biography[edit]

A 6'0" guard/forward, Tanenbaum played college basketball at New York University, where he was a two-time All-American and two-time Haggerty Award winner.[1] He also won the 1947 Bar Kochba Award, which honored him as the best Jewish American athlete, he left NYU as the school's all-time leading scorer, with 992 points.[2]

Sid Tanenbaum played two seasons (1947–49) in the Basketball Association of America as a member of the New York Knicks and Baltimore Bullets. He scored 633 points in 70 games and tallied 162 assists,[3] after his basketball career, he lived in Woodmere, New York with his wife Barbara and sons Steven and Michael. Sid owned a machine shop specializing in metal spinning in Far Rockaway, Queens.[4]

Murder[edit]

Tanenbaum was murdered on September 4, 1986, aged 60, after being stabbed to death by a local woman in his shop.[4] Police described Tanenbaum as "something of a benefactor in his neighborhood" who often gave money to people living in the streets. According to reports, he was stabbed because he decided to stop lending money to his attacker after assisting her many times in the past.[5]

BAA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947–48 New York 24 .250 .838 1.5 10.1
1948–49 New York 32 .283 .844 2.2 8.0
1948–49 Baltimore 14 .309 .791 3.9 9.6
Career 70 .274 .830 2.3 9.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1948 New York 3 .333 .727 1.3 10.0
1949 Baltimore 3 .207 1.000 3.3 5.7
Career 6 .274 .813 2.3 7.8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ira Berkow. "Tanenbaum, Man and Player, Gets His Due". New York Times. September 21, 1993. Retrieved on March 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Joseph Siegman. "Sidney Tannenbaum profile, Jewish Sports Legends. Brassey's 2000. pg. 38
  3. ^ Sid Tannenbaum profile at basketballreference.com. Retrieved on April 5, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Sidney Tannenbaum, Ex-Player". New York Times. September 5, 1986. pg. A20
  5. ^ Gerald Sorin. Nurturing Neighborhood. NYU Press, 1992. pg. 192

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