Phil Jasner

Phil Jasner
Born Philip Mark Jasner
(1942-03-24)March 24, 1942
Philadelphia, PA
Died December 3, 2010(2010-12-03) (aged 68)
Philadelphia, PA
Education Temple University
Occupation Sports journalist
Years active 1972–2010
Notable credit(s) Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Overbrook High School Hall of Fame
Temple University School of Communications and Theater's Hall of Fame
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
Religion Jewish[1]

Philip Mark "Phil" Jasner (March 24, 1942 – December 3, 2010) was an award-winning sports journalist in Philadelphia.[2]

Phil Jasner joined the staff of the Philadelphia Daily News in 1972.[3] Jasner covered the 76ers and the NBA on a full-time basis from 1981 until his death. Jasner was a past president of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and the Philadelphia College Basketball Writers Association. He was the Pennsylvania Sports Writer of the Year for 1999, and was presented the 2004 Curt Gowdy Media Award,[2] presented by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the sport during his career; he was a finalist for the award in 2001, when he also received a lifetime achievement award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association during the NBA Finals. Along the way, he has covered high school sports, the Philadelphia Big 5, the Eagles and the NFL, the World Football League, the North American Soccer League and what was then the Major Indoor Soccer League. He was a proud graduate of Temple University, where he worked at The Temple News, and spent his early professional days at the Pottstown (Pa.) Mercury, Montgomery Newspapers (Fort Washington, Pa.), the Norristown (Pa.) Times-Herald and the Trentonian.

Jasner died on December 3, 2010.[4]


  1. "PHIL JASNER DIES AT AGE 68". Philadelphia Union. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  2. 1 2 Dennis, Deitch (4 December 2010). "76ers' beat writer Jasner dead at 68". The Reporter. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. "SIXERS REMEMBER PHIL JASNER (1942 - 2010)". Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  4. Moran, Robert (4 December 2010). "Phil Jasner dies, was DN reporter". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 5 December 2010.

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