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Nick Werkman

Nick Werkman (College Basketball.  Born, Trenton, NJ, July 17, 1942.)  A solid 6’3”, Nick (the Quick) Werkman exploded onto Seton Hall’s and college basketball’s scene as a sophomore in 1961-62 with a 33.0 average, the eighth-highest in collegiate records.  Werkman was especially welcome to Eastern fans since the sport was unwillingly wallowing in the revelations [...]

Howard Komives

Howard Komives (Pro basketball. Born, Toledo, OH, May 9, 1941; died, Toledo, OH, Mar. 22, 2009.) A lefty-shooting guard who, at Bowling Green in 1963-64, led the nation’s collegians in scoring as a senior (36.7 points per game), Howard Komives was the Knicks’ third draft choice in 1964, after Jim Barnes and Willis Reed. Komives, [...]

Dave DeBusschere

Dave DeBusschere (Pro basketball.  Born, Detroit, MI, Oct. 16, 1940; died, New York, NY, May 14, 2003.)  Many factors transformed the late 1960s-early ‘70s New York Knicks from a good team into a great one, but the acquisition of 6’6” forward Dave DeBusschere from the Detroit Pistons (where he had been player-coach) in exchange for [...]

Walt Bellamy

Walt Bellamy (Pro basketball.  Born, New Bern, NC, July 24, 1939.)  On Nov. 1, 1965, the Knocks sent Jim Barnes, Johnny Green, and Johnny Egan to Baltimore for former Indiana star Walt Bellamy, a 6’11” center the team had coveted for five years.  Bellamy played parts of four seasons (268 games) for the Knocks before [...]

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