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Friday News:

While it doesn't directly tie to basketball, I still wanted to acknowledge the death of Rabbi Jim Diamond, who was killed yesterday in a bizarre accident.

I knew Rabbi Diamond as a fellow WPRB DJ, through his friendship with my parents and from interviewing him about the late Marvin Bressler two years ago.

(He described Marvin perfectly with the line "He was a profound and responsible skeptic.")

Diamond was also Professor Bressler's choice to lead his funeral ceremony and it was Diamond who permitted the beautiful gesture of Bressler being buried with a basketball to occur.

Rabbi Diamond was a friend to many at Princeton and a kind, funny man. My condolences.

A funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 pm ET at the Jewish Center in Princeton.

Luke Owings is part of a piece about the Fullbridge Program.

Princeton over UCLA makes a Sports Illustrated list of biggest NCAA Tournament upsets.

Jon Solomon said,

March 29, 2013 @ 10:21 am

An update since I published: The driver who caused this collision has been charged with "death by auto."

http://www.princetonbasketball.com/f/585d8

Howard Levy said,

March 29, 2013 @ 11:20 am

Jon, Thanks for your post about Rabbi Diamond. He was a good friend who welcomed us warmly to Princeton and was a true mensch. He will be missed.
Howie

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