Tuesday , Jun , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Willis Reed buzzes off to Hornets

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – NBA Hall-of-Fame center Willis Reed has
joined the New Orleans Hornets to become their vice president of basketball
operations.

Reed was an adviser for the Knicks last season after spending 14 years in New
Jersey’s front office. He served as the Nets’ senior vice president when
current New Orleans coach Byron Scott guided New Jersey.

The 62-year-old Louisiana native captured NBA titles with the Knicks in 1970
and 1973. Reed, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982, is well known for
his hobbling walk through the tunnel at Madison Square Garden and onto the
floor for game seven of the 1970 championship series between the Knicks and
Los Angeles Lakers.

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