This Date in Knicks History: June 25

The Captain is born in 1942

(1942) Hall of Famer Willis Reed is born in Hico, Louisiana. 

(1979) With the third overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Knicks select center Bill Cartwright from the University of San Francisco.

(1998) Knicks acquire center Marcus Camby from Toronto.

(1999) Knicks championship dreams come to an end with a 78-77 loss to San Antonio in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at MSG. Latrell Sprewell and Tim Duncan engage in an epic duel, as Duncan finishes with 31 points and nine rebounds and Sprewell scores 35 points and snatches 10 boards.

(2009) In a flurry of draft-day activity: Knicks select forward Jordan Hill from the University of Arizona with the eighth overall pick in the NBA draft and acquire the draft rights to guard Toney Douglas (29th overall, Florida State) from Lakers and forward/center Darko Milicic from Grizzlies. New York sends a 2011 second-round draft pick (Andrew Goudelock) and cash considerations to Los Angeles and ships swingman Quentin Richardson and cash considerations to Memphis.