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NBA Opener at Madison Square Garden

Oct. 12, 1961 - The New York Knickerbockers will make their season debut in Madison Square Garden tonight when they face the College All-Stars in the 10th annual Free Milk Fund for Babies game. In the opening contest of the doubleheader, the Philadelphia Warriors will face the world champion Boston Celtics in a game highlighting the scoring talents of Wilt Chamberlain (left) of the Warriors against the defensive tactics of Bill Russell (right). Eddie Donovan will be making his debut as coach of the Knicks. Led by Walt Bellamy, the all-American from Indiana, the All-Stars will present a rugged, high-powered lineup.


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