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Don Meineke, NBA's first Rookie of the Year, dead at 82

Posted Sep 5, 2013 1:16 PM

Don "Monk" Meineke, a 6-foot-7 forward-center from the University of Dayton who would become the first recipient of the NBA's Rookie of the Year award in 1953, died Tuesday.

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