Willis Reed, former basketball player, spent the entirety of his career playing for the New York Knicks. In 1982 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. This 1970 MVP was crucial to the Knick’s two championship triumphs in the 1969-1970 season, as well as the 1970-1971 season. Despite his torn muscle injury, he came back into the game and was the leading inspiration for his team to go on and win. Reed averaged 18.7 points and 12.9 rebounds and played 650 games.
Reed’s injury caused his career to be cut short. After he retired as a player, he went on to be a college basketball volunteer coach, assistant coaches of both the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks, and finally the head coach of the New Jersey Nets. Reed later became the Net’s general manager and was responsible for the drafting of key Nets players.
Presently Willis Reed is the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Hornets. However, he will always be most remembered as a great inspiration and legend in New York.
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Willis Reed will be sure to be an inspiration in any speaking engagement, just as he was in the playoff game of 1969-1970 and throughout his basketball career.
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