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August 19, 1963
BASKETBALL—The NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION played another game of musical chairs, but this time everyone got a seat as former Syracuse coach and NBA player Alex Hannum was named to coach the San Francisco Warriors, replacing Bob Feerick, who will move up to general manager, while Eddie Gottlieb, who owned the Warrior franchise in Philadelphia and remained general manager after selling the club to a San Francisco group, becomes managing director.
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August 19, 1963

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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DIED: SIG HART, 91, a bantamweight champion in 1899 and manager of some 300 fighters, including Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson (SI, Dec. 13, 1954); in Chicago. Hart, who was 5 feet tall and never weighed more than 100 pounds, won 110 of 117 bouts. His biggest purse: $250.

DIED: World contract bridge champion SIDNEY SILODOR, 56, who, with 6,450 master points, ranked third behind Oswald Jacoby and Charles Goren in the Western Hemisphere standings, of cancer, in Philadelphia.

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