|Born||June 16, 1920|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||February 27, 2010 (aged 89)|
Boca Raton, Florida
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Boys (Brooklyn, New York)|
|1946–1947||New York Knicks|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Henry "Hank" Rosenstein (June 16, 1920 – February 27, 2010) was an American professional basketball player. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rosenstein played at City College of New York before starring in AAU Basketball and being named MVP in the Eastern Jewish Center League in 1942–43. He became a member of the New York Knicks of the Basketball Association of America in 1946, playing with them in what is now considered the first NBA game, played in Toronto on November 1, 1946. On January 26, 1947, Rosenstein was sold to the Providence Steamrollers.
After the end of his stint with the Steamrollers, Rosenstein played for five seasons with the Scranton Miners of the American Basketball League, playing on their championship teams in 1949–50 and 1950–51. In the latter year he led the team in scoring.
BAA career statistics
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- "Hank Rosenstein Stats". Basketball Reference. Accessed on July 1, 2017.
- Vincent M. Mallozzi, "Hank Rosenstein, Player in First N.B.A. Game, Dies at 89", New York Times, March 3, 2010; page A27.
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