George Thomas Nostrand (January 25, 1924–November 8, 1981) was an American professional Basketball player.
A 6'8" Forward (basketball)/Center (basketball) from the University of Wyoming, Nostrand played four seasons (1946-1950) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Toronto Huskies, Cleveland Rebels, Providence Steamrollers, Boston Celtics, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, and Chicago Stags. He averaged 8.2 Points per game in his professional career.
Nostrand is perhaps best known for appearing in a series of Canadian newspaper advertisements to promote the first National Basketball Association game, a November 1, 1946 contest between Nostrand's Toronto Huskies and the New York Knicks. The advertisements promised that anyone taller than Nostrand would receive free admission to the opening game.
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