Walter Simon (December 1, 1939 – October 10, 1997) was an American basketball player. A 6'6" forward/guard from Benedict College, he played seven seasons (1967–1974) in the American Basketball Association for the New Jersey Americans/New York Nets and Kentucky Colonels. He appeared in the 1969 ABA All-Star Game, and he scored 6,414 career points.
After retiring from Basketball, he went on to work for John Y. Brown, Jr. (who had owned the Kentucky Colonels with his wife, Ellie Brown) at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Simon became the first black Vice President of a Fortune 500 Company.
Born in Delcambre, Louisiana, Simon left a wife, Marge Simon, and three children: Michael, Chris, and Geanai.
By Dean Hanley
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