Legendary Israeli coach Ralph Klein diesPosted by Inside Hoops
The Jerusalem Post reports: Legendary basketball coach Ralph Klein died Thursday morning at Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Medical Center. The 77-year-old, widely regarded as Israel’s greatest basketball coach, had been battling with cancer in recent years. Klein was born to a Hungarian family in Berlin. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, he fled with his family to Budapest. Klein’s father was killed in Auschwitz, but the rest of the family was saved from the Nazis by Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish humanitarian sent to Budapest under diplomatic cover to rescue Jews from the Holocaust.