To most Long Islanders, it’s just the Suffolk County JCC. But admirers of Semitic sportspeople also know the Commack building as home of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. And on March 27, the Hall will get its latest inductee: Tal Brody, “Israel’s first modern-day sports hero… who led his Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team to the European Cup Championship,” according to a spokesperson.
“Tal Brody continues a long and great tradition of outstanding Jewish basketball players/coaches/executives — Tal, [late All-America basketball star] Alan Seiden & [late Washington Wizards owner] Abe Pollin, all 2011 inductees — are three more Jews who have amazing ‘court sense’ and have added to the reputation of Jews in basketball who have made a big impact on their sport and beyond,” the spokesperson said in an e-mail.
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