New York Knicks Announce Star-Studded Celeb Panel To Lure Marquee Free Agents

June 16th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

In the summer of 2000, the New York Knicks were one of the league’s best teams, having made the NBA Finals just a season before.

With enough cap room to sign a star, the Knicks sought out the perfect teammate capable of helping (future Hall of Famer) Patrick Ewing reach the Finals once again.

The team took an elaborate approach towards one of the league’s best players, and clearly the best available one that summer, Grant Hill.

Hill was wined and dined, given a jersey in orange and blue with his name on it, and wooed by New York City celebrities such as Matthew Modine, Peter Boyle, Chazz Palminteri, and Michael Imperioli.

That effort obviously fell short, as Hill signed with the Magic that summer instead. The Knicks traded Ewing just a couple months later and began what has ultimately turned out to be a ten year rebuilding effort.

The team is in a similar, yet much more desperate position this summer, with a boatload of cap room and multiple marquee free agents available.

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