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Stu Jackson

Stu Jackson (Pro basketball.  Born, Reading, PA, Dec. 11, 1955.)  As the 14th head coach in Knicks history, Stuart Jackson was appointed July 10, 1989, to succeed Rick Pitino.  Jackson had been an assistant under Pitino for two years with the Knicks (1987-89) and two years with the Knicks (1987-89) and two years before that […]

Lou Lamoriello

Lou Lamoriello (Hockey. Born, Providence, RI, Oct. 21, 1942.) By building a team that in 2003 won the Stanley Cup for the third time in nine seasons, Lou Lamoriello solidified his place as one of hockey’s outstanding executives. After a career at Providence College in which he was an athlete, coach, and athletic director, Lamoriello became […]

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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