| Overall UK Wins: 11 | Overall UK Losses: 6 | Win % 64.7 |
Date of Death: April 13, 1994
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
For a generalized listing of officials, please consult this page.
|3/11/1955||Kentucky vs. Marquette||L||71 - 79||19||15||24||32||2||1||-||Philip Fox and Zigmund Mihalik|
|3/16/1956||Kentucky vs. Wayne State||W||84 - 64||23||16||27||37||2||1||-||Zigmund Mihalik (Ford City, PA) and Philip Fox (Washington D.C.)|
|3/17/1956||Kentucky vs. Iowa||L||77 - 89||19||18||25||32||0||0||-||Zigmund Mihalik (Ford City, PA) and Philip Fox (Washington D.C.)|
|12/18/1956||Kentucky at Duke||L||84 - 85||19||12||20||28||1||0||-||Max Macon and Philip Fox|
|3/17/1961||Kentucky vs. Morehead||W||71 - 64||20||21||32||27||2||1||-||Philip Fox and James Lennon|
|12/23/1961||Kansas State at Kentucky||W||80 - 67||23||24||38||33||2||1||-||Philip Fox and George Conley|
|12/22/1962||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||79 - 75||25||20||26||39||1||1||-||Philip Fox and George Strauthers|
|12/20/1963||Wisconsin at Kentucky||W||108 - 85||21||20||24||28||0||0||-||Dallas Shirley and Philip Fox|
|12/21/1963||Wake Forest at Kentucky||W||98 - 75||19||15||20||24||1||0||-||Philip Fox and Dallas Shirley|
|3/14/1964||Kentucky vs. Loyola (Chicago)||L||91 - 100||28||16||20||44||3||1||-||Lou Eisenstein and Philip Fox|
|12/18/1964||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||102 - 78||24||24||33||31||2||1||-||Philip Fox and Leonard Wirtz|
|12/19/1964||Illinois at Kentucky||L||86 - 91||21||16||23||29||1||0||-||Leonard Wirtz and Philip Fox|
|12/22/1966||Oregon State at Kentucky||W||96 - 66||17||20||32||22||0||1||-||Philip Fox and Thornton Jenkins|
|12/23/1966||Kansas State at Kentucky||W||83 - 79||16||21||30||19||0||0||-||George Strauthers and Philip Fox|
|3/15/1968||Kentucky vs. Marquette||W||107 - 89||22||22||28||34||0||2||-||Michael DiTomasso and Philip Fox|
|3/16/1968||Kentucky vs. Ohio State||L||81 - 82||12||10||13||14||0||0||-||Steve Honzo and Philip Fox|
|12/20/1968||Michigan at Kentucky||W||112 - 104||19||24||36||26||2||1||-||Zigmund Mihalik and Philip Fox|
Obituary - New York Times (April 15, 1994)
Philip Fox, 80, Dies; Officiated in N.B.A.
Philip Fox, a former basketball and soccer official who refereed in the first National Basketball Association season in 1946 and later toured with the Harlem Globetrotters, died on Wednesday at the Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center in Brooklyn. He was 80.
The cause of death was cardiac arrest, his family said.
A graduate of New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, Mr. Fox became sports director of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. The job led him to become a referee, initially at school and club games and eventually with the old Basketball Association of America, which evolved into the N.B.A. in 1946.
"He was one of the best and most capable officials we had," said Haskell Cohen, the N.B.A.'s first director of publicity, who recalled yesterday that Mr. Fox had also been something of a showman, calling fouls with exaggerated histrionics, "but he didn't overdo it."
He apparently overdid it enough, however, that after leaving the N.B.A. in 1951, he became supervising referee for the Harlem Globetrotters.
He later worked as a referee at international soccer games in the United States and was manager of the United States basketball team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1965.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three daughters, Ailene Fox, Ina Palatnek and Marcia Harkavy; a sister, Anne Fox, and five grandsons.