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Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley (Pro basketball.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Dec. 18, 1963.)  At 6’9″, 245 pounds, Charles Oakley was an intimidating presence who played for Knicks teams that went to the playoffs in each of his 10 seasons with the team (1988-98).  Oakley averaged just over 10 rebounds and 10 points per game for the Knicks while […]

Al Bianchi

Al Bianchi (Pro basketball.  Born, Long Island City, NY, Mar. 26, 1932.)  A veteran N.B.A. player, pro coach, and executive, Al Bianchi was general manager of the Knicks from July 8, 1987, to Mar. 1, 1991.  Although all of the teams during Bianchi’s tenure made the playoffs, none got out of the second round.  When he […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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