Charley Rosen is an author and former American basketball coach.
From 1983-1986, he was an assistant to Phil Jackson with the Albany
Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA).
He also served as head coach of the Patroons, as well as the
CBA''s Rockford Lightning and Savannah (Ga.) Spirits.
The 6-foot-8 Rosen played college basketball at Hunter College
in New York City for three seasons (1959-1962), setting school
records for both scoring and rebounding, and earning most valuable
player honors each season. After college, he played for Scranton
and Camden in the old Eastern Basketball League and taught English
at Hofstra University on Long Island.
He also served as head coach of the women''s basketball team at
the State University of New York at New Paltz, a four-year college
located between Albany and New York City, and was head coach at
Bard College during the 1979-80 season, which he chronicled in the
book "Players and Pretenders."
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rosen is the author of 15 books
about basketball, including "The First Tip Off," "The House of
Moses All-Stars," "Barney Polan''s Game," "No Blood, No Foul,"
"More Than a Game," "The Pivotal Season," and "The Wizard of
He is currently a FOXSports.com NBA analyst and writer. He is
known for his in-depth analysis and caustic views.