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Willis Reed
Willis Reed
Personal information
Born Willis Reed, Jr.
June 25, 1942 (1942-06-25) (age 77)
Dubach, Louisiana
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lbs (109 kg)
Career information
High school West Side
(Lillie, Louisiana)
College Grambling State (1960–1964)
NBA Draft 1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 8
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1964–1974 (10 years)
Position Center
Career history
As player:
19641974 New York Knicks
As coach:
1977-1978 New York Knicks
1981-1985 Creighton
1987-1989 New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1970, 1973)
  • 2× NBA Finals MVP (1970, 1973)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (1970)
  • 7× NBA All-Star (1965–1971)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1970)
  • All-NBA First Team (1970)
  • 4× All-NBA Second Team (1967–1969, 1971)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1970)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1965)
  • NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 19 retired by New York Knicks

Willis Reed (June 25, 1942) was an American professional basketball player in the NBA. He won an NBA Championship as a member of the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973.

Early life

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NBA career

New York Knicks

1969–70 season

In this season, New York Knicks won the NBA Title and Willis Reed won the Finals MVP at the first time.

1972–73 season

In this season, New York Knicks won the NBA Title and Willis Reed won the Finals MVP at the second time.

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