Irv Rothenberg

Irwin P. "Irv" Rothenberg (December 31, 1921 – July 18, 2009[1]) was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Cleveland Rebels, Washington Capitols, Baltimore Bullets, St. Louis Bombers, and New York Knicks of the Basketball Association of America (now known as the National Basketball Association).[2] Rothenberg also played in the American Basketball League for the Philadelphia Sphas, New York Gothams, and Paterson Crescents.[3]

Irv Rothenberg
Personal information
Born(1921-12-31)December 31, 1921
Bronx, New York
DiedJuly 18, 2009(2009-07-18) (aged 87)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
CollegeLIU Brooklyn
BAA draft1947 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Washington Capitols
Playing career1944–1951
PositionCenter
Number6, 18, 35, 3
Career history
1944–1945Philadelphia Sphas
1945–1946New York Gothams
1946–1947Cleveland Rebels
1947Washington Capitols
1947–1948Baltimore Bullets
1948St. Louis Bombers
1948–1949New York Knicks
1949–1951Paterson Crescents
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Irv played college basketball at Long Island University where his team qualified for the 1942 NIT.[3]

Professional careerEdit

American Basketball League careerEdit

For the 1944-45 season, Irv played for the Philadelphia Sphas where they won the league title.[3]

For the 1945-46 season, Irv played for the New York Gothams.[3]

For the 1949–50 and 1950-51 seasons, Irv played for the Paterson Crescents.[3]

Basketball Association of America careerEdit

For the 1946–47 BAA season, Irv played for the Cleveland Rebels.[4]

For the 1947–48 BAA season, Irv played for the Washington Capitols, Baltimore Bullets, and St. Louis Bombers.[4] That season, he led the BAA in games played [5]

For the 1948–49 BAA season, Irv played for the New York Knicks.[4]

BAA career statisticsEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Cleveland 29 .216 .556 .5 3.5
1947–48 Washington 11 .250 .762 .1 4.2
1947–48 Baltimore 14 .291 .478 .1 4.4
1947–48 St. Louis 24 .289 .566 .2 7.8
1948–49 New York 53 .275 .644 1.3 5.9
Career 131 .267 .606 .7 5.4

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1948 St. Louis 5 .147 .571 .0 2.8
1949 New York 6 .211 .200 .3 1.7
Career 11 .170 .353 .2 2.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Known Deceased Basketball Individuals".
  2. ^ "Pete Lalich". Basketball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Rothenberg, Irv : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum". Jewsinsports.org. 1944-03-10. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  4. ^ a b c "Irv Rothenberg Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07.
  5. ^ "NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Games". Basketball-Reference.com.

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