MSG Networks Announces Special Programming to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Knicks’ 1970 Championship Team

Lineup This Week to Include Programming Dedicated to the First-Ever NBA Championship in Knicks History, Highlighted by a Full Day & Night of Coverage on the Date of the Anniversary on Friday, May 8th

Programming to Feature New Interviews with Players from the Championship Team, Including a Special 50th Anniversary Edition of the “MSG 150 at Home” Hosted by Mike Breen on Friday at 5:00 pm with Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed, as well as an Interview with Dick Barnett on Thursday’s Show at 5:00 pm

New York, NY (May 5, 2020) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) today announced its programming plans this week celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Knicks’ 1970 NBA Championship, which the team won back on May 8, 1970 for the first title in franchise history.

The lineup throughout the week will include re-airings of NBA Finals games from that year, including the Knicks’ series-clinching Game 7 win that is remembered for Willis Reed’s inspiring return from injury and Walt Frazier’s legendary 36-point, 19-assist and 7-rebound performance. Viewers can also tune in for a mix of interview specials and features on players from that team that will provide fans with a great look back at that memorable championship season. Some of the highlights include:

  • MSG 150 at Home: Knicks 50th Anniversary Special – roundtable discussion with Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed, hosted by Mike Breen, on Friday at 5:00 pm
  • Interview with Dick Barnett on Thursday’s edition of the “MSG 150 at Home” at 5:00 pm
  • NBA Finals Vault – re-airings of 1970 NBA Finals Games 5 and 7 versus the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Bios – 30-minute individual features on players from the team including Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed, as well as Hall of Fame Head Coach Red Holzman
  • To the Rafters: 1970 Retirement Ceremonies – new, one-hour program featuring a compilation of each jersey retirement ceremony from that team – Barnett, Bradley, DeBusschere, Frazier, Reed, Holzman – on Thursday at 5:30 pm

As part of its overall Knicks programming this week, the network is also continuing with its decade-themed nights and featuring classic comebacks, buzzer beats and fantastic finishes from the Knicks over the years. A complete schedule for the Knicks programming can be found below, which will also be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.

MSG SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 5th
9a                    Knicks at Miami – 5/16/99
Alan Houston with the buzzer-beater as the 8th seeded Knicks upset the top seeded Heat in Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs

11a                   Knicks vs. Indiana – 6/5/99
Larry Johnson with his infamous 4-point play as the Knicks top the Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

5p                    MSG 150 at Home (P)

530p                Bio – Dave DeBusschere

6p                    Bio – Bill Bradley

630p                Vault – 1970 NBA Finals
Game 5: Knicks vs. Lakers (5/4/70)

730p                MSG 150 at Home

1030p               Knicks vs. Indiana – 6/5/99

Wednesday, May 6th
1p                    Knicks at Milwaukee – 3/14/04
Knicks with a big road win after trailing by 26 in the 2nd half

3p                    Knicks vs. Charlotte – 12/20/06
David Lee with the buzzer-beater to win it

5p                    MSG 150 at Home (P)

530p                Bio – Walt Frazier

6p                    Bio – Willis Reed

630p                Vault – MVP MVP MVP Willis Reed

730p                MSG 150 at Home

8p                    Knicks at Milwaukee – 3/14/04

10p                  MSG 150 at Home

1230a               Knicks vs. Charlotte – 12/20/06

Thursday, May 7th
1p                    Knicks at Phoenix – 12/26/12
JR Smith with the buzzer beater to win it

3p                    Knicks vs. Chicago – 4/8/12
Carmelo Anthony ties it up late, scores 43 in a wild one as Knicks outlast Bulls in OT

5p                    MSG 150 at Home (P)
Interview with Dick Barnett

530p                To the Rafters – 1970 Retirement Ceremonies (P)

630p                Vault – 1970 NBA Finals
Game 5: Knicks vs. Lakers (5/4/70)

730p                MSG 150 at Home
Interview with Dick Barnett

1030p               Knicks at Phoenix – 12/26/12

Friday, May 8th

9a                    Bio – Walt Frazier

930a                 Bio – Willis Reed

10a                   Vault – MVP MVP MVP Willis Reed

11a                   Vault – 1970 NBA Finals

Game 5: Knicks vs. Lakers (5/4/70)

12p                  Bio – Red Holzman

1230p               Bio – Dick Barnett

1p                    Bio – Dave DeBusschere

130p                Bio – Bill Bradley

2p                    Bio – Walt Frazier

230p                Bio – Willis Reed

3p                    Vault – MVP MVP MVP Willis Reed

4p                    To the Rafters – 1970 Retirement Ceremonies

5p                    MSG 150 at Home (P)

Knicks 50th Anniversary Special
530p                1970 NBA Finals

Game 7: Knicks vs. Lakers (5/8/70)
730p                MSG 150 at Home

Knicks 50th Anniversary Special
8p                    1970 NBA Finals

Game 7: Knicks vs. Lakers (5/8/70)
10p                  MSG 150 at Home

Knicks 50th Anniversary Special

1030p               To the Rafters – 1970 Retirement Ceremonies

1130p               Bio – Walt Frazier

12a                   1970 NBA Finals
Game 7: Knicks vs. Lakers (5/8/70) 

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