MORRIS CHALFENGame 179 | December 1, 1969
Morris Chalfen, Ned Irish
Along with Ben Berger, Chalfen put up the money to purchase the Detroit Gems and bring them to this area as the Minneapolis Lakers. An excellent promoter, Chalfen's Holiday on Ice shows were regular parts of the winter entertainment scene. Irish is credited with founding the New York Knicks basketball team and becoming one of the central characters behind the formation of the National Basketball Association.