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Reed, Willis

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Player

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.