Harvey Pollack Rumors
Peter Vecsey: I am hostilely undecided what I find more egregious: Colangelo’s arrogant lack of subtlety in orchestrating the admission of the boldly unworthy Nike duo on successive ballots, as opposed to legitimate basketball contributors — Pat Williams, Rod Thorn, Al Attles, Red Kerr, Harvey Pollack and Zelda Spoelstra, recipients of the ‘coveted’ John Bunn Award. Or the media’s pathetic unresponsiveness to this freakin’ farce. Think it might have something to do with many of its Hall of Fame members spending time and playing golf on the arm at the Arizona resort owned by Colangelo?
Hundreds of mourners packed a Philadelphia funeral home Friday to honor Harvey Pollack, the longtime NBA employee and statistics icon who died Tuesday at the age of 93. Friends, family and colleagues described a man who loved basketball, statistics and, most of all, his family. Pollack began his career in 1946 with the Philadelphia Warriors and worked the last 28 years as the 76ers’ director of statistical information. Among the six people who eulogized Pollack were Hall of Famer Julius Erving. “Iconic is sometimes overused or overstated, but in this instance I think it is appropriate,” Erving said in describing Pollack.
Harvey Pollack, the last original employee of the NBA’s inaugural season to still be working in the league, has died. He was 93. Pollack died on Tuesday. Pollack worked for the Philadelphia 76ers at the time of his death, spending the past 28 years as the team’s director of statistical information.