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The New York Knicks were founded in 1946. The team’s official name is the New York Knickerbockers but they’re referred to as the Knicks. Knickerbockers comes from the word Washington Irving used in his book “A History of New York ” to describe the original Dutch settlers of New York City, which later came to describe New Yorkers. The Knicks are one of two teams in the NBA which is still located in its original city. The Knicks play in the NBA’s Atlantic Division along with the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Toronto Raptors. Among their most famous players include Bernard King, Bill Cartwright, Carmelo Anthony, Charles Oakley, Earl Monroe, Gerald Wilkins, John Starks, Mark Jackson, Patrick Ewing, Tyson Chandler, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed. For information about booking basketball motivational speakers and basketball player appearances, including New York Knicks appearances, New York Knicks endorsements and New York Knicks speaking engagements, contact Sports Speakers 360 today!
New York Knicks Appearances

Jeff Van Gundy

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$10,001 - $20,000

Jeff Van Gundy previously served as head coach of the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks and currently works for ESPN as an NBA analyst. 

Walt Frazier

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$5,001 - $10,000

Walt Frazier is a Hall of Fame NBA guard who played for the New York Knicks from 1967-1977. One of the players most synonymous with the Knicks franchise, he led New York to two NBA titles. 

Jeremy Lin

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Jeremy Lin is a guard with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Lin is the first Americans of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the league. 

Mark Jackson

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Mark Jackson is a retired guard who played for seven NBA teams from 1987 - 2004, including the New York Knicks & Indiana Pacers. He currently works as an NBA analyst for ESPN. 

Greg Anthony

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Greg Anthony played for six teams during his career from 1991 - 2002 and is best remembered for his time with the New York Knicks. He played collegiately at UNLV and won a national championship in 1990. 

Spencer Haywood

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$2,501 - $5,000

Spencer Haywood was a forward/center in the NBA who is best remembered for his time with the Seattle SuperSonics. He won a NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980. 

Pat Riley

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$50,001 and above

Pat Riley is the former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks. His speeches have earned him the title of “America’s Greatest Motivational Speaker.” 

Earl Monroe

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$5,001 - $10,000

Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is a Hall of Fame guard who played in the NBA from 1967-1980 for the Baltimore Bullets and New York Knicks. He won an NBA title with the Knicks in 1973. 

Willis Reed

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$5,001 - $10,000

Hall of Fame basketball center Willis Reed spent the entirety of his career from 1964–1974 playing for the New York Knicks. He won two NBA titles and was named league MVP and Finals MVP in 1970. 

Charlie Ward

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$5,001 - $10,000

Charlie Ward won the 1993 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at Florida State before switching full-time to basketball. He played for the New York Knicks from 1994 - 2004. 

John Starks

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$5,001 - $10,000

John Starks is a retired NBA shooting guard who gained fame during the eight seasons he spent playing for the New York Knicks from 1990-1998. He was named to the All-Star team in 1997. 

Bernard King

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$5,001 - $10,000

Bernard King is a Hall of Fame forward who played 14 seasons in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets.