Holman, Nat

Holman, (Nathan) Nat

(1896–  ) basketball player/coach; born in New York City. One of basketball's pioneers, he helped the Original Celtics win 720 of 795 games between 1921–28. A coach at City College of New York for 37 years (1920–52, 1955–56, 1959–60), he was elected to basketball's Hall of Fame in 1964.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.