JACK GRAFF, Kings 1984
Played for NY Spokesmen - Brooklyn Whirlaways in Eastern Conference. Member of Whirlaways for 1st two NWBT's that were in Final Four format. Premier defensive player, selected to NWBT All-Tournament Team 1 time. Conference All-Star 40 years, EWBC MVP 3 times. Organized Nassau Kings Team in 1987.
JOE LUCERI, Kings 2002
Played for the Brooklyn Whirlaways, NJ Wheelers and Long Island Express of the Eastern Conference. Served as Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference Treasurer, Vice President, President and Commissioner. Served on NWBA Executive Committee as Vice President. Assisted in the development of the NWBA Website. Elected to the Board of Directors of USA Basketball.
The Kings wheelchair basketball team was organized in 1987 by National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Famer Jack Graff. The Nassau Kings play a majority of their home games (along with their practices) at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. It was Jack Graff’s goal to provide an outlet for the physically disabled in Nassau county, and nearby areas, through competitive sport. The Kings are a member of the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference (estb. 1953) and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (estb. 1949).
In addition to the team's competitive schedule, the Kings provide an educational format to different schools in the county. The team members give awareness presentations to different schools each year. The team also works hard all year round to welcome newly disabled individuals, bringing 'sports' and 'recreation' to those that are disabled and want to compete in such sports as part of their rehabilitation and overall quality of life.