Sidney Hertzberg

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Hertzberg circa 1949

Sidney "Sonny" Hertzberg (July 29, 1922 – July 24, 2005) was an American pro basketball player. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and died in Woodmere, New York.


Hertzberg played for Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn and at City College, where he was a teammate of longtime Knicks coach Red Holzman.

He was a member of the original New York Knickerbockers, playing for them in 1946/1947 and 1947/1948. The 5-foot-9 guard scored a team-high 14 points in the Knicks' first home game in 1946. He later became the leading scorer of the Boston Celtics in 1949/1950.

He later was a scout and assistant coach for the Knicks.


After ending his basketball career at the age of 28, Hertzberg went on to become a managing director of Bear Stearns, an investment banking and brokerage firm.

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