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John Starks

John Starks (Pro basketball.  Born, Tulsa, OK, Aug. 10, 1965.)  During his eight seasons (1990-98) with them, John Starks was among the most popular of Knicks players.  Starks, a 6’5″ guard, played semipro and minor league basketball before signing as a free agent Oct. 1, 1990, and making the team.  His gritty style and work-hard ethic […]

Allan Houston

Allan Houston (Pro Basketball.  Born, Louisville, KY, Apr. 20, 1971.)  After three seasons with Detroit, Allan Wade Houston was signed as a free agent by the Knicks on July 14, 1996.  In the next three years, he made himself one of the most consistent and productive Knicks.  Houston’s most impressive performances came during the 1999 […]

Ernie Grunfeld

Ernie Grunfeld (Pro basketball.  Born, Satu-Mare, Romania, Apr. 24, 1955.)  On Feb. 23, 1996, Ernie Grunfeld was named president of the Knickerbockers, adding to the title of vice president and general manager he had received July 21, 1993.  He was abruptly dismissed from these positions on April 21, 1999.  In between, Grunfeld had fundamentally changed […]

P. J. Carlesimo

P. J. Carlesimo (College basketball.  Born, Scranton, PA, May 30, 1949.)  A basketball player at Fordham, where he became an assistant coach (1971-75), P.J. Carlesimo earned his first head coaching assignment at New Hampshire College (Manchester, N.H.).  A year later, he started a six-year tour at Wagner, where his 1978-79 club was 21-7, but he was […]

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