Sarachek, influential NYC hoops figure, dies
NEW YORK -- Red Sarachek, the former coach and athletic director at Yeshiva for 25 years and an influential figure in New York City basketball, died at 93.
He died Monday night in Deerfield Beach, Fla., the school said Tuesday.
Sarachek began coaching Yeshiva during the World War II era, with his last season 1968-69. His record at the Division III school was 202-263.
"That doesn't reflect how much he did," said Jeffrey Gurock, a professor of American Jewish history at the school.
Sarachek was a great student of the game who became a resource for many of the city's coaches. He worked as an assistant to Lou Carnesecca, when the former St. John's coach briefly joined the Nets in the ABA. Sarachek played at New York University and helped develop basketball in Israel.
He is survived by four children and eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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