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MSG Networks Announces Special Programming to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Knicks’ 1970 Championship Team

Willis Reed Publicity 1972MSG Networks this week announced its programming plans this week celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Knicks’ 1970 NBA Championship, which the team won back on May 8, 1970 for the first title in franchise history.

The lineup throughout the week will include re-airings of NBA Finals games from that year, including the Knicks’ series-clinching Game 7 win that is remembered for Willis Reed’s inspiring return from injury and Walt Frazier’s legendary 36-point, 19-assist and 7-rebound performance. Viewers can also tune in for a mix of interview specials and features on players from that team that will provide fans with a great look back at that memorable championship season. Some of the highlights include:

• MSG 150 at Home: Knicks 50 th Anniversary Special – roundtable discussion with Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed, hosted by Mike Breen, on Friday at 5:00 pm
• Interview with Dick Barnett on Thursday’s edition of the “MSG 150 at Home” at 5:00 pm
• NBA Finals Vault – re-airings of 1970 NBA Finals Games 5 and 7 versus the Los Angeles Lakers
• Bios – 30-minute individual features on players from the team including Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed, as well as Hall of Fame Head Coach Red Holzman
• To the Rafters: 1970 Retirement Ceremonies – new, one-hour program featuring a compilation of each jersey retirement ceremony from that team – Barnett, Bradley, DeBusschere, Frazier, Reed,
Holzman – on Thursday at 5:30 pm

As part of its overall Knicks programming this week, the network is also continuing with its decade-themed nights and featuring classic comebacks, buzzer beats and fantastic finishes from the Knicks over the years. A complete schedule for the Knicks programming can be found below, which will also be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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