Knicks Hall of Famer McGuire Dies of Natural Causes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Dick McGuire, a basketball Hall of Famer and longtime member of the New York Knicks organization, died Wednesday
of natural causes. He was 84.

The Knicks said McGuire died at Huntington Hospital in Long Island. McGuire still worked for the Knicks as a senior basketball consultant.

A Bronx native, McGuire was a five-time All-Star and led the Knicks to three straight NBA finals from 1951-53. He went on to serve the team as a coach, assistant coach and scout. His No. 15 was retired in 1992 and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame a year later.

McGuire is survived by his wife, Teri, four children and seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.


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