Ode to a Rookie Referee in Two Takes, 1967

Moser, about to hand the ball to the Celts’ John Havlicek, looked at the agonized Holzman—the Knicks were 16 points behind—and said firmly, “That’s enough,” without exclamation point.

Coach Pat Riley: Satin Steel, 1995

Unlike Riley’s Hollywood, show-business Lakers, the Knicks are just plain business, more closely resembling the stock exchange and Wall Street.

Willis Reed: Managing The Knicks’ Special Agony, 1978

Just as he did as a player, Reed threw himself wholeheartedly into the job.