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Ex-Knick Pat Cummings found dead

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Wed Jun 27, 5:56 PM UTC

Pat Cummings, who played forward for the Knicks in the mid-1980s, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his friend's New York City apartment.

The medical examiner is scheduled to perform an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death, though police said Tuesday night there were no signs of foul play.

Cummings' girlfriend found him unresponsive on a pullout couch in an apartment in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan.

Cummings, 55, made his name playing in a Knicks frontcourt with Patrick Ewing and Bill Cartwright from 1984-88.

After four years at the University of Cincinnati, the Bucks chose the 6-foot-9 forward from Johnstown, Pa., in the third round of the 1978 draft. He was traded to the Mavericks in 1982, and in 1984 signed with the Knicks as a free agent.

Later, Cummings also played for the Heat and Jazz.

In 683 NBA games over 12 seasons, Cummings averaged 9.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds.

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