Benjamin Schectman dies at 94

Updated: July 31, 2013, 9:20 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman, the man who scored the first basket in NBA history, for the New York Knicks, has died, the team announced.

Schectman was 94.

He played for the Knicks in 1946-47, averaging 8.1 points and two assists per game, though he is widely known for his layup on Nov. 1, 1946, against the Toronto Huskies.

Schectman, a 6-foot guard, scored the opening basket of the Huskies' game against the Knicks, which was the first in NBA history.

In a 2003 interview ...

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