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Dean Meminger

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Dean Meminger's Biography

Dean Peter Meminger (born May 13, 1948, in Walterboro, South Carolina) is an American basketball player and coach. Meminger starred at Rice High School in New York City. He attended Marquette University, where he played for coach Al McGuire. He helped Marquette win the 1970 National Invitational Tournament. Marquette's 1970 team was ranked 8th in the country at the time and was inivted to the NCAA tournament, which it turned down, for a better NIT bid. The NCAA was so incensed by Marquette that it instituted a rule which forced an NCAA Division I team to accept an NCAA bid over an NIT bid. A subsequent antitrust case brought by the NIT against the NCAA over this issue was later settled out of court. Dean was also the MVP in the 1970 National Invitation Tournament National Championship Game. Dean was drafted in the first round (number 16 overall) of the 1971 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, where he played from 1971 to 1974 and 1976-1977. Meminger played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1974 to 1976.

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  • New Program Aims to Take Youths from Crime to College Classrooms

      News Source: NY1 | 22 days ago
    From Rikers Island to a college classroom is not an easy path for many who end up in jail, but a Brooklyn program is trying to help with that journey...It's an emotional moment as five young people take the next step in changing their lives,
  • NYPD Detective Retires After 30 Years on Job

      News Source: NY1 | 28 days ago
    He's been fighting crime since the '80s and chasing bad guys across the globe, but a member of the New York City Police Department's Fugitive Task Force says that it's time to leave the job he loves...After 30 years with the New York City Police
  • Tone More Cordial for City Council Hearing on NYPD's Budget

      News Source: NY1 | 1 month ago
    A new police commissioner and many new City Council members made for a different public hearing at City Hall Friday, one where things were much quieter...There was no loud arguing over police tactics at the City Council hearing for the New York City

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