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.