View Poll Results: Who is the greatest Knick of the 2000's decade?

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  • Latrell Spreewell

    5 35.71%
  • Allan Houston

    9 64.29%
  • Stephon Marbury

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Thread: Donnie re-connects franchise to its history

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    Thumbs up Donnie re-connects franchise to its history

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    Donnie Walsh listed among his early initiatives to bring back more of a sense of tradition to the Knicks, which seemed to have lost a connection to the history during the previous regime. The first step in tying the present and future of the franchise with it's past will be at halftime of the March 23 game against the Orlando Magic, when the "Knicks Legend Awards" will be presented to six of the franchises greatest players from each decade since 1940.
    The significance of the date is because the Magic will be in town, which means assistant coach Patrick Ewing will be present for the celebration, as he was the obvious choice to represent the 1990s. A panel of 11 current and former Knicks employees were involved in selecting the list.
    A Legacy Award will be given to legendary player, coach and scout Dick McGuire and "Legends" rings will be presented to each decade's greats, including Carl Braun (1940s), Richie Guerin (1950s), Willis Reed (1960s), Walt Frazier (1970s), Bernard King (1980s) and Ewing.
    All but the 81-year-old Braun, who has some health issues, will be able to attend the ceremony, which will make it a special night.
    The Knicks plan to make this a new tradition, with the greatest from the 2000s decade to be announced in 2010.
    It was one of the worst decades in franchise history, but someone has to emerge as the greatest. The list will be a short one, with Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston and Stephon Marbury three obvious contenders.
    Thoughts?
    Speaking of Sprewell...with the Knicks here in Milwaukee, all eyes are peeled to see if anyone spots the reclusive former Knick. They could sure use a finisher like him now.
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    Sounds like a good plan. Building a positive culture here. I'm thinking spreewell, just cause he was coming into his own by 2000. Steph would be runner up. Maybe one of these young players have a shot.

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    Why is Stephon Marbury's name in that poll?

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    Originally Posted by LeFlume
    Why is Stephon Marbury's name in that poll?
    a) His name was mentioned in the article as an obvious candidate.

    b) He led the Knicks' to their most recent playoff trip, in the 2003-2004 season.

    c) He's arguably the best player we've had this decade. Besides maybe Houston and Sprewell.

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    Damn that's hard to choose...

    Allan Houston is by far the best choice. But his impact lasted until 2002.

    Same can be said for Sprewell.

    Everyone after that is completely off the list. We cannot pair anyone from the 2000s with the likes of Reed, Ewing, Frazier...please.

    We still have another season to see who qualifies. But you have to give nod to D. Lee. He's been the most professional and most qualified player in a locker room full of distractions and duds.

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    Don't forget Kurt Thomas. He didn't fill up the stat sheet every night but he was da man for many years. I miss him dearly, One of my favorite Knick of all time.

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    Houston
    Marbury

    Sadly.

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    Houston will rake it hands down.

    USA Olympic Gold Medalist.

    All Star.

    Finals player.

    Buzzer beater vs Miami.

    Didn't choke his coach.

    Didn't get bought out for being a testicle & (or) popping an intern.

    He's crystal clean.

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    Originally Posted by JayJ44
    a) His name was mentioned in the article as an obvious candidate.

    b) He led the Knicks' to their most recent playoff trip, in the 2003-2004 season.

    c) He's arguably the best player we've had this decade. Besides maybe Houston and Sprewell.
    Yea, because we all know that when half of the teams make the postseason, it's such a crowing achievment to get into the playoffs. 50% of the teams get in. That's a major deal. Who cares if the Knicks didn't win one goddamn single game that series. Who cares if the Knicks were under .500 and were completely destroyed in the playoffs.

    That 2003-2004 is a real story to write home about.

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    I voted for Latrell, but H20 probably gets the nod.

    His game winner against miami, his clean image, he still tries out for the knicks in recent attempts to come back, he has stayed active with the NYK this decade. Latrell has just dissapeared and has had legal problems.

    Had Marbury played this season and had gone out the right way, he might have attained it,

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    It will be Houston. Anyone who doesn't think Allan will win this must not have a clue.

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    It has to be Houston, all is in his favor.

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    sprewell and houston were both awesome! Houston gets the nod here though, a true professional in every sense.

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    Originally Posted by Starks
    Yea, because we all know that when half of the teams make the postseason, it's such a crowing achievment to get into the playoffs. 50% of the teams get in. That's a major deal. Who cares if the Knicks didn't win one goddamn single game that series. Who cares if the Knicks were under .500 and were completely destroyed in the playoffs.

    That 2003-2004 is a real story to write home about.
    Better than anything else we've done since...

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    houston.. I'd say

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