Dean Meminger, nicknamed “The Dream,” star of the 1973 Knicks, passed away at the age of 65 over the weekend.
Meminger was drafted with the 16th overall pick in 1971 out of Marquette, and was a member of the NBA Championship 1973 Knicks.
“From the day he was drafted by this franchise in 1971, Dean was a friend and close member of this family,” Knicks GM Glen Grundwald said in a statement.
He played with the Knicks from ’71-’74 and again in ’76-77. He played one season for the Atlanta Hawks between.
Meminger averaged 6.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game.
“He was the prototypical New York City point guard,” Marv Albert said.
Meminger is believed to have died of a drug overdose.