Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
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1942 – Born on June 25th in Hico, Louisiana. American professional basketball player and professional and collegiate basketball coach.
1961-1964 – Reed left his home in rural Louisiana to attend Grambling State College (now University).
– He ushered the basketball squad to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship.
– Drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 2nd round (1st pick) of the NBA draft.
1965 – NBA rookie of the year.
1970 – He led New York Knicks to NBA titles.
– Was the Finals MVP and a regular season MVP.
– Voted one of NBA’s 50 Greatest Players.
1977 – The coach of New York Knicks.
1982 – Inducted into Hall of Fame as Player.