Reggie Lewis was the captain and leader of the Boston Celtics. He was a great basketball player -- a tenacious defender with a silky jump shot. With Larry Bird and Kevin McHale retiring, Lewis was to be the bridge to the next generation of Celtic champions.
The formalities were already covered by a series of phone calls between Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens. It was time to sit down and finalize a deal to make Stevens the 17th head coach to walk the sidelines for the storied franchise.
After an extremely hard fought series, the Knicks are slightly beat up. Yet, they proved they could win in the playoffs with defense and experience. Hopefully it won't be another 40 years before New York City gets another championship.