Whelan involved with Knicks' NBA title teams

Updated: January 4, 2004, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Danny Whelan, the longtime trainer for the New York Knicks and the man who gave Walt Frazier the nickname "Clyde," died after a long illness. He was 84.

Whelan, who died Friday, was the Knicks' trainer from 1967-78 -- an 11-year tenure that included the franchise's only two NBA championships. He also was the trainer for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 when they won the World Series.

"He'll be missed. He was an integral part of our two championship teams here," ...

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