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1976 – Norman Finkelstein

1976 Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (EAAD) – Hall of Fame
1985 American Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (AAAD) – Hall of Fame

1976 – Norman Finkelstein

Longtime successful basketball Coach Finkelstein led the Naismith Silent Club team to the championship and runner–up spots in the state district tournaments and also guided the NYC Pelicans basketball fortunes to a third place finish in the EAAD classic.   He coached NYC Union League squad that finished second place in one of the early EAAD tournaments.   Norman was cited for his "untiring effort to better the deaf youth of America in the sport of the world".   A New York City native had served unselfishly for many years at local, regional and national levels.   His leadership experiences gave associations and organizations some remarkable changes for the betterment.   He had been team manager, athletic director, regional and national basketball annual chairman, several elective offices in the EAAD including the presidency for two terms 1969–1971, AAAD vice president, delegate many times to the EAAD and AAAD meetings, and the official scorekeeper at the national basketball tournament for a long time.   His schooling was New York City PS 47 and Murray Hill High School.

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