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Eddie Gottlieb

(1898-1979)

 
 
Eddie Gottlieb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. Eddie Gottlieb Marker
Inscription. A founder of the Basketball Association of America in 1946, the forerunner to the NBA, Gottlieb was introduced to basketball as a student here in 1914. “The Mogul” coached the award-winning SPHAS from the 1920s to 1950s and became the first coach of the Philadelphia Warriors, winners of the NBA’s inaugural championship in 1947. Gottlieb served the NBA as schedule maker for 30 years and Chairman of the Rules Committee for 25 years.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.449′ N, 75° 10.173′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S. Broad St.. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of South Philadelphia High School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2101 S Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Israel Goldstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Tommy Loughran (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moyamensing Prison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Federal Street Burial Ground
Eddie Gottlieb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. Eddie Gottlieb Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); "Pat's King of Steaks" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Police Department Philadelphia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Local 274, American Federation of Musicians (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Eddie Gottlieb Historical Marker Dedication. The NBA presents a 1.5 minute clip about Eddie Gottlieb, with an unveiling of the marker at the end. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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