New York, NY, USA; New York Knickerbockers honor the 40th anniversary of the 1972-73 World Championship team at halftime of the Knicks and Bucks game at Madison Square Garden. those honored were Dick Barnett, Henry Bibby, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, John Gianelli, Phil Jackson, Jerry Lucas, Dean Meminger, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Harthorne Wingo and head coach and general manager Red Holzman New York Knicks defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-83. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA
NEW YORK (AP) - Dean Meminger, the former Marquette guard who played a reserve role on the New York Knicks' 1973 NBA championship team, was found dead Friday in a Manhattan hotel room. He was 65.
New York City police said staff at the Hamilton Heights Hotel found Meminger unconscious and unresponsive inside a room and emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead. Police said there were no signs of trauma and that the cause of death hadn't been determined. They said an investigation is ongoing.
Meminger averaged 6.1 points in six seasons with the Knicks and Atlanta Hawks. A former New York City prep star at Rice High School, Meminger led Marquette to a 78-9 mark in three varsity seasons, averaging 18.8 points. He averaged 21.2 points as a senior in 1970-71 and was drafted 16th overall by the Knicks.