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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 […]

John MacLeod

John MacLeod (Pro basketball. Born, New Albany, IN, Oct. 3, 1937.) Noted as head coach of the Phoenix Suns for 14 seasons (1973-87), John Matthew MacLeod also had a brief turn coaching the Knicks. MacLeod became the team’s 15th head coach Dec. 3, 1990, following the dismissal of Stu Jackson. He was 32-35 for the […]

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 […]

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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