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 Odds."
He is currently a FOXSports.com NBA analyst and writer. He is known for his in-depth analysis and caustic views.