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Max Zaslofsky
Shooting guard
Born December 7, 1925
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 15, 1985 (aged 59)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College St. John's
Pro career 19461956
Former teams Chicago Stags (1946-1950)
New York Knicks (1950-1953)
Baltimore Bullets (1953)
Milwaukee Hawks (1953)
Fort Wayne Pistons (1953–1956)

Max "Slats" Zaslofsky (December 7, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York – October 15, 1985 in New Hyde Park, New York) was a professional basketball player and coach.

He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, and St. John's University.

While playing for the Chicago Stags, Zaslofsky was named All-NBA First Team 1946–47 at the age of 21, he became the youngest player to ever been named such, an achievement which stood for near 60 years until he was surpassed by LeBron James. The next season, he led the league in scoring. In 1949–50 he led the league in free throw percentage. After the Stags broke up, Zaslofsky joined the New York Knicks. In 1956 he ended his career as 3rd leading scorer all-time (up to that point), behind George Mikan and Joe Fulks. In addition to his 1946–47 All-NBA First Team honors, Zaslofsky was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1947–48, 1948–49, and 1949–50. He also played in the 1952 NBA All-Star Game.

He would later coach for two seasons in the American Basketball Association, with the New Jersey Americans/New York Nets.

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Preceded by
Initial coach
New Jersey Americans/New York Nets Head Coach
1967–1969
Succeeded by
York Larese
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