To Our Basketball Family

Deep in our hearts a memory is kept, Of those we loved and shall never forget.

Sidney “Sonny” Hertzberg

Brooklyn Basketball Hall Of Famer Sidney Hertzberg

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 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.

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