Charles Granby, Who Coached Future N.B.A. Players in Queens, Dies at 81

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Charles Granby in 2014. He coached basketball in Queens for 45 seasons at what is now Campus Magnet High School.

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Charles Granby, a renowned New York City basketball coach who amassed 722 career victories over 45 years at the same Queens high school, coached a number of future N.B.A. players and served as a father figure for hundreds of young men, died on March 1 in Queens. He was 81.

His death was confirmed by his daughter, Robyn Granby-Poole.

Granby, who was known as Chuck, ran his practices with a whistle and a pacifier around his neck — a reminder to his players that crybabies would not be tolerated.

Coaching at Campus Magnet High School, long known as Andrew Jackson in the Cambria Heights section of Queens, alma mater of the Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy, Granby captured 24 division titles and 7 borough titles during his run in New York’s Public Schools Athletic League.

His teams did not lose a home game from 1972 to 1985, the year he won his only…

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