On This Date: Knicks hire Red Holzman.

December 27, 1967: The New York Knicks hire Red Holzman as Head Coach

In a franchise altering move, the Knicks fired Dick McGuire and hired Red Holzman as head coach. McGuire – a native of the Bronx – spent 8 years playing point guard with the Knicks and was a 7-time NBA All Star. After a stint as player-coach and head coach with the Detroit Pistons, the Knicks hired him as head coach in 1965.

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On This Date: Bill Bradley makes NBA Debut

December 9, 1967: Bill Bradley makes his NBA debut with the Knicks

Bill “Dollar Bill” Bradley made his NBA debut on this date in a matchup against the Detroit Pistons. Coincidentally, his first NBA game was in Madison Square Garden. Despite the fact that the Knicks lost 124-121, Bradley played 20 minutes and scored 8 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished 2 assists. Continue reading →