Harvey Pollack Rumors
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.
“He may never have laced up his sneakers, but few have done more to advance the game, in the NBA or Philadelphia basketball, than Harvey,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said. “He did what he loved until the end, and shared that love of statistics and basketball with his family, who we remember at this difficult time.
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.