Tubby Raskin

Morris "Tubby" Raskin (Hebrew: מוריס "טאבי" רסקין; January 8, 1902 – September 9, 1981) was an American basketball player and coach.[1] He played for the Brooklyn Arcadians in the American Basketball League (ABL). He later coached the men's basketball team at Brooklyn College, the Hartford Hurricanes in the ABL, the Israel men's national basketball team for Israel at the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the U.S. basketball team to a gold medal in the 1953 Maccabiah Games.

Tubby Raskin
Personal information
Born(1902-01-08)January 8, 1902
The Bronx, New York
DiedSeptember 9, 1981(1981-09-09) (aged 79)
Tucson, Arizona
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeWitt Clinton
(The Bronx, New York)
CollegeCCNY (1919–1922)
Career history
1925–1926Brooklyn Arcadians

Early yearsEdit

Raskin was born and grew up in the Bronx in New York City, and was Jewish.[1] He was 5' 8" (1.73 m), and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg).[1][2] He starred in baseball and basketball at DeWitt Clinton High School, in the Bronx.[1][3]

At City College of New York Raskin was a member of the varsity basketball team in 1919-22, played on the varsity football team as its quarterback and kicker, and was the regular first baseman and a pitcher on the baseball team.[4][3][1] Raskin became a member of the basketball team in 1919-20, when Nat Holman became CCNY's head basketball coach.[1] That season, the CCNY Beavers had a record of 13-3.[1] The next year he was elected captain of the basketball team as a junior, and City College had a record of 11-4.[3][1] As a senior in the 1921-22 season he was captain of the team, led them to a 10-2 record, and was also captain of the baseball team.[1][5] He was elected to the CCNY Hall of Fame.[6]

CareerEdit

As a player, and soldierEdit

After he graduated from CCNY in 1922, Raskin played independent basketball in New York City. In 1925-26, he played for the Brooklyn Arcadians in the American Basketball League (ABL).[1] During World War II, he took a leave of absence and served as a lieutenant in the US Army Air Force from 1942 to 1944.[7]

As a coachEdit

In the United StatesEdit

Raskin coached the Brooklyn Bulldogs basketball team at Brooklyn College in 1944-45, 1950-53 (replacing Al Baggett), and 1960-62.[8][9][10][11] In 1950-51 he also coached the Brooklyn College tennis team.[12][13][14]

He also coached the Cohoes Mastadons in the New York State Professional Basketball League in 1946-47.[1][11] He coached the Hartford Hurricanes in the ABL in 1948-50.[1][11][15]

InternationallyEdit

Raskin was the coach of the Israel men's national basketball team that played for Israel at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[16][1][17][18][19]

The following year he coached the U.S. basketball team to a gold medal in the 1953 Maccabiah Games.[1][20][21][22][23][24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "TUBBY RASKIN". Pro Basketball Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "The Jewish Athlete". Canadian Jewish Review. September 24, 1926. p. 20.
  3. ^ a b c "C.C.N.Y. ELECTS CAPTAIN.; Tubby Raskin to Lead Lavender Basketball Team Next Season". The New York Times. March 17, 1921.
  4. ^ Sprechman, Jordan; Shannon, Bill (1998). This Day in New York Sports. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 9781571672544.
  5. ^ "Raskin to Coach Kingsmen", The New York Times, June 9, 1950.
  6. ^ Murray M. Horowitz (1981). Brooklyn College, the First Half-century
  7. ^ "RASKIN TO COACH QUINTET; Brooklyn College to Open Drills Soon Under New Mentor". The New York Times. September 16, 1944.
  8. ^ "Raskin to Coach Kingsmen". The New York Times. June 9, 1950.
  9. ^ "NEW TALENT AIDS BROOKLYN COLLEGE; DISCUSSING STRATEGY FOR KINGSMEN'S CONTEST TONIGHT". The New York Times. December 6, 1941.
  10. ^ "Tubby Raskin Coaching Record". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  11. ^ a b c "Tubby Raskin". Peach Basket Society. October 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Sports", American Jewish Outlook, March 17, 1950.
  13. ^ "Brooklyn Netmen Drill Today". The New York Times. March 26, 1951.
  14. ^ "Raskin Kingsmen's Net Coach". The New York Times. December 10, 1949.
  15. ^ "New England Expects 2 Fine ABL Teams". Schenectady Gazette. November 2, 1949.
  16. ^ "Raskin to Coach Israeli Five". The New York Times. April 11, 1952.
  17. ^ "Tubby Raskin". Olympedia.
  18. ^ במגרש המשחקים: ספורט וחברה בתחילת האלף השלישי, 2009.
  19. ^ "⁨‭07090_^‬ אנו הולכים לאולימפיאדה ⁩ | ⁨דבר⁩ | 6 יוני 1952 | אוסף העיתונות | הספרייה הלאומית". www.nli.org.il.
  20. ^ "Raskin to Coach U. S. Quintet". The New York Times. May 8, 1953.
  21. ^ "Late U.S. Basket Tops Israel, 25-23". The New York Times. September 29, 1953.
  22. ^ "הורד PDF — הספרייה הלאומית של ישראל │ עיתונים". www.nli.org.il.
  23. ^ "הורד PDF — הספרייה הלאומית של ישראל │ עיתונים". www.nli.org.il.
  24. ^ גלילי, יאיר (June 1, 2009). במגרש המשחקים: ספורט וחברה בתחילת האלף השלישי. Open University of Israel. ISBN 9789650610265 – via Google Books.