THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Saturday, Feb. 21, 1976

Holzman enters

the 500 club

Red Holzman earned his 500th coaching victory in the Knicks' 102-98 win over the New Orleans Jazz at Madison Square Garden. Holzman's coaching career began in 1953 when the 33-year-old served as a player-coach with the Milwaukee Hawks. He coached the Hawks for four seasons, two of which came after the team moved to St. Louis. Holzman then spent 10 years as a scout for the Knicks before taking over as coach in 1967. In the next 14 years, he amassed 613 of his 696 career wins. Holzman retired in 1982 as the second-winningest coach in league history, behind Red Auerbach, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.

SUBSCRIBE

Unlimited Digital AccessOnly 25¢for 5 months

ACT NOWSALE ENDS SOON | CANCEL ANYTIME