STAMFORD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Stamford’s Herbert L. Williams!
Herbert L. Williams, who has owned a home in Stamford, turns 56 on Sunday. The basketball player was born February 16, 1958, in Columbus, Ohio.
Williams was a four-year starter for the Ohio State Buckeyes, scoring 2,011 points and pulling down 1,111 rebounds.
He was named to the All-Big Ten team as a junior when Ohio State finished the year with a 21-8 record and advanced to the NCAA regionals.
He was a first-round draft choice of the Indiana Pacers in 1981, where he played from 1982 to 1989 and had his most productive years.
In 1992, he was signed by the New York Knicks, and spent seven years backing up perennial All-Star Patrick Ewing. The team made the 1994 and 1999 NBA Finals, with Williams serving as a team leader.
He retired at the age of forty-one after six regular season games and eight playoff games in 1999.
He served as the interim head coach of the NBA's New York Knicks. He is currently an assistant coach for the Knicks.