Tommy O’Keefe, American basketball player, Died at 87

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Thomas Vincent “Tommy” O’Keefe was born on June 3, 1928, and passed away on October 18, 2015.

Tommy was an American professional basketball player.

He was selected in the fourth round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Washington Capitols after a collegiate career at Georgetown University.

Tommy only played one season in the league, splitting his time with the Capitols and the Baltimore Bullets.

He returned to Georgetown as assistant coach of its basketball team from the 1956-1957 season through the 1959-1960 season, serving under head coach Tom Nolan.

He then succeeded Nolan, and was Georgetown‍ ’​s head coach from the 1960–1961 season through the 1965–1966 season.

A part-time head coach who remained active in the business during his tenure, he compiled an overall record of 82–1960 in six seasons before quitting the coaching profession in 1966 to focus entirely on business.

Tommy died at age 87 in October 2015.

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