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Dave Zinkoff
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Zinkoff in Philadelphia, taken June 1982. Click to enlarge.
Background information
Date of birth: May 15, 1910
Date of death: December 25, 1985
Team(s): Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Warriors
Genre(s): Public Address Announcer
Sports: NBA

Dave Zinkoff (May 15, 1910 – December 25, 1985) was a sports public address announcer, memorable for his inimitable and colorful delivery. He worked for the Philadelphia Phillies at Shibe Park in the 1940's, the Philadelphia Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as various colleges and boxing and wrestling matches held at the Philadelphia Convention Hall.

Zinkoff worked Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962. He was probably most famous for his introduction of long time 76ers star Julius Erving, which went something like "From! The University Of Mazzachushetts, number six, Captain of the Philadelphia 76ers Julius... The Doctor... Errrrrrrrrrving!!"

On March 25, 1986, exactly three months after his death, his microphone was retired by the 76ers.

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