Sep 25, 2012
Marv Kessler Dies At 82

Winston-Salem Journal

http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/sep/23/wssport08-ex-wolfpack-star-kessler-dies-ar-2630903/

Marv Kessler, a wisecracking basketball guru who preached the fundamentals of the game in a half-century career that spanned high school, college and the NBA, has died in New York. He was 82.

He was found to have cancer several years ago and died Wednesday at NYU Medical Center, according to friends.

Kessler graduated from N.C. State in 1958 after playing on the basketball team for three seasons. He coached at Martin Van Buren High School in his home borough of Queens before leaving to become head coach at Adelphi University on Long Island in 1972. He compiled an 88-60 record in six seasons with the Panthers.

He was an assistant coach at Davidson from 1979 through ’81 and then began his association with the NBA, serving as an advance scout for Detroit, Washington, Portland and Sacramento. For a short time, he was head coach of Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Professional League.

Kessler created a new career for himself over the last two decades. He was hired by many college and NBA coaches to attend their practices and suggest ways to become more effective.

Marv Kessler Dies At 82

Winston-Salem Journal

http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/sep/23/wssport08-ex-wolfpack-star-kessler-dies-ar-2630903/

Marv Kessler, a wisecracking basketball guru who preached the fundamentals of the game in a half-century career that spanned high school, college and the NBA, has died in New York. He was 82.

He was found to have cancer several years ago and died Wednesday at NYU Medical Center, according to friends.

Kessler graduated from N.C. State in 1958 after playing on the basketball team for three seasons. He coached at Martin Van Buren High School in his home borough of Queens before leaving to become head coach at Adelphi University on Long Island in 1972. He compiled an 88-60 record in six seasons with the Panthers.

He was an assistant coach at Davidson from 1979 through ’81 and then began his association with the NBA, serving as an advance scout for Detroit, Washington, Portland and Sacramento. For a short time, he was head coach of Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Professional League.

Kessler created a new career for himself over the last two decades. He was hired by many college and NBA coaches to attend their practices and suggest ways to become more effective.






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