Tributes abound as basketball guru Howard Garfinkel passes away at 86

May 7, 2016

Basketball legend Howard Garfinkel died on Saturday at the age of 86.

Here is his bio:

Garfinkel was a co-founder of the Five-Star Basketball Camp and ran it from 1966 through 2008. Garfinkel helped develop many players and was influential in the coaching careers of Rick Pitino and John Calipari.

Some of the names who attended Five-Star: Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Isiah Thomas and Kevin Durant.


After the news of Garfinkel's passing, Twitter paid homage to the legend: