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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