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Hillcrest High School's Ken Gershon to Coach 660th Consecutive Game.



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NEW YORK--(BW SportsWire)--Dec. 19, 2000

Consecutive games played Games played (most often abbreviated as G or GP) is a statistic used in team sports to indicate the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity); the statistic is generally applied irrespective of whatever portion of the game is contested.  is a streak many have heard of on the professional level. A consecutive games coached streak is another story.

Many coaches have built streaks on the collegiate and scholastic level, however, in this age of job turnover the number is decreasing.

The high school basketball season has started and while the players may change one thing remains the same at Hillcrest High School Hillcrest High School is the name of several schools, among them:

In New Zealand
  • Hillcrest High School (New Zealand), in New Zealand
InSouth Africa
  • Hillcrest High School (South Africa), in South Africa
In Canada
 in Queens and that is basketball coach Ken Gershon.

When Hillcrest hosts Springfield Gardens High School on February 1, Gershon will coach his 660th straight game.

Gershon is the only coach Hillcrest has had since the school opened its doors in 1971. The 58-year-old has never missed a regular season or playoff game Noun 1. playoff game - one game in the series of games constituting a playoff
game - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"

playoff - any final competition to determine a championship
 in his career and if form holds never will as he has announced his retirement at the end of this year's playoffs.

During the 30-year-period, Gershon's Hawks have posted a remarkable 451-198 record.

Gershon, a native of Plainview, N.Y., played scholastically at Lafayette High School Lafayette High School is the name of many secondary schools in the United States, among them:
  • Lafayette High School in Lafayette, Alabama
  • Lafayette High School in Mayo, Florida
  • Lafayette High School in Lafayette, Georgia
 in Brooklyn. He continued in basketball collegiately at Long Island University, playing for legendary coach Roy Rubin Roy Rubin is a former professional basketball coach.

He coached the 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers — the worst team (a 9-73 win-loss record) in the history of the NBA — for the first 51 games of the season, after which he was fired and replaced with Kevin Loughery.
 alongside such stalwarts as Larry Newbold, Albie Grant and Barry Liebowitz, graduating in 1966.
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