Harvey Pollack, 76ers director of statistical information, dies

FILE- Harvey Pollack laughs during an interview at his home in Philadelphia Tuesday Feb. 19, 2008 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Harvey Pollack, the last original employee of the NBA's inaugural season to still be working in the league, has died. He was 93.

Pollack died on Tuesday. Pollack worked for the Philadelphia 76ers at the time of his death, spending the past 28 years as the team's director of statistical information.

In 1946, Pollack began his career with the Philadelphia Warriors of the Basketball Association of America, which later merged with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association, as the team's assistant publicity director.

He sat courtside on March 6, 1962, when Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored a record 100 points against the New York Knicks. When the game was over, Pollack stuffed the ball in Chamberlain's duffel bag and organized a famed photo. Pollack wrote "100" on a piece of paper and gave it to Chamberlain to hold for the classic black-and-white snapshot.
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