Sidney Hertzberg

Sidney Hertzberg

Hertzberg circa 1949

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.


  • Career 1
  • Post-basketball 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


Hertzberg played for Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn and 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.


After ending his basketball career at the age of 28, Hertzberg went on to become a managing director of Bear Stearns, an investment banking and brokerage firm.

See also

External links

  • – Remembering Sonny
  • – Documentary FilmThe First Basket