Friday , Jan , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Wilkens adds to his new staff

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Lenny Wilkens announced Friday the addition of
Mark Aguirre and Dick Helm to his coaching staff in New York.

Both men will be on the bench tonight when the Knicks host Seattle, along with
new additions Herb Williams and Michael Malone.

It will be Wilkens’ first game at the helm in New York since he took over for
Don Chaney, who was fired prior to Wednesday’s game against Orlando.

Aguirre has spent the past two years with the Indiana Pacers, last year as an
assistant coach under current Knicks president of basketball operations Isiah
Thomas.

A three-time NBA All-Star as a player, Aguirre spent 13 years in the NBA
with the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons and was a key member of the
Pistons NBA Championship team in 1989 and 1990.

Helm has over 40 years of coaching and scouting experience. He has previously
worked with Wilkens in Seattle, Cleveland, Atlanta and Toronto and also worked
on the scouting staff of the Miami Heat from 1998-2002.

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