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Eric Walden: Quin Snyder also slammed the door firmly shut on the possibility of Bojan Bogdanovic returning this season, even in a deep playoff run: “Bojan’s not gonna pull a Willis Reed and run onto the court and be able to play.”
Of course, the legendary icons with their numbers retired in the rafters will be there — starting with Frazier, the team’s longtime MSG Network broadcaster, Willis Reed, Bill Bradley and Dick Barnett. “It’s going to be the same — we’re just older,’’ Frazier said. “Willis will be the captain telling us where to be. Other guys will be telling jokes the same like they used to do — like Barnett. It was fun. The sad part will be the people who were not there. [Coach Red] Holzman, [Dave] DeBusschere, [trainer] Danny Whelan. He was the life of the team — always in a joking mood, getting us to laugh.’’
StatMuse: Players with multiple Finals MVPs and an All-Star MVP in NBA history: Willis Reed Larry Bird Magic Johnson Michael Jordan Tim Duncan Shaquille O’Neal Kobe Bryant LeBron James Kawhi Leonard pic.twitter.com/xQZFNi6Tvu
The franchise known for stars like Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Willis Reed and Patrick Ewing — and off the court for polarizing owner Jim Dolan — is partnering with Steve Stoute’s Translation agency in an attempt to bolster its brand and strengthen its ties to the fan base. Stoute, a lifelong Knicks fan whose clients have included the Brooklyn Nets, the NFL, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch and State Farm, will be a special adviser to the franchise that Forbes says is worth a league-high $4 billion. The team is 12-33 this season, better than only the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference.
Ian Begley: Hall of Famer and Knicks great Willis Reed spoke to the team on Thursday. His message? “Hang in there.”; also re: ex-Knicks, Bernard King has been mentoring Kevin Knox, who is shooting 47% overall, and 52% on 3s, in the last 6 games: