Joe Goldstein Inducted in 2008

Contributor Inducted in 2008
Joe Goldstein Joe Goldstein, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2008
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Joe Goldstein (c. 1928 – February 13, 2009) was a fixture in the NYC basketball scene for the last 60 years. In 1944 he started out as a copy boy for the sports department of The New York Sun and later became a full-time employee. When the Knicks launched in 1946 he reported most of their games later to join the publicity department of Madison Square Garden in 1950.

He also worked for the Herald Tribune and helped promote the All-Star games, the Fresh Air Fund's East West College shootouts along with New York High School All-Star Classics. Later he opens an office in the City and became Joe Frazier's PR guy for the fight at MSG against Muhammad Ali. He later got involved in ESPN publicity and programming. Goldstein was a charter member of the NYC Basketball Hall of Fame veterans committee, his input and scholarly knowledge on sports is well- respected.