John Holt (basketball)

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John "Casey" Holt was an American basketball player, part of the New York Renaissance,[1] which was also known as the Harlem Rens.[2]

Holt took part in the Negro Leagues.[3] The Rens were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1963 as a team, with three of the players and their coach also being selected as individuals.[1][4] Holt was a member of the 1932–33 team that won 88 straight games and was called the magnificent 7.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b Peterson, R. (1990). Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-8772-3. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
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  3. ^ Lapchick, R. E. (2001). Smashing Barriers: Race and Sport in the New Millennium. Madison Books. ISBN 978-1-56833-177-5. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Berry, R. C.; Gould, W. B.; Staudohar, P. D. (1986). Labor Relations in Professional Sports. ABC-Clio ebook. Auburn House Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-86569-137-7. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
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  6. ^ Thomas, R. (2004). They Cleared the Lane: The NBA's Black Pioneers. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-9454-7. Retrieved March 27, 2015.