How does a young man from some tough neighborhoods in Tulsa, Oklahoma, play only one year of high school basketball, attend four different colleges, go undrafted and struggle to make his first NBA team, then evolve into one of the most popular and productive players the New York Knicks have ever had? John Starks never wavered in his desire to show the world how good a basketball player he could be. Bucking seemingly insurmountable odds through hard work, grit, determination, courage, faith, perseverance and fire in his soul, John became one of the NBA’s great success stories, both on and off the court.
Lynn Marschke is the host of Over Time.
A proud alum of the University of Miami, Lynn has worked professionally in the entertainment and sports industries for over 40 years. He began his career at the Metropolitan Opera House, where his duties occasionally took him on stage as an Opera super.
After a period on Broadway, he spent two decades at Madison Square Garden, where his multitude of duties encompassed box office operations, public relations, special events and scoreboard operations. He served as chief statistician for the New York Knicks from 1977-1993. He also served as a pro player personnel scout for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL.
In 1994, he worked in professional soccer, leading the World Cup legends community outreach program.
After roles with Sony Entertainment and the Sports Museum of America, Lynn joined the New York Yankees, and was part of the sales team opening the new Yankee Stadium in 2009. Although a lifelong Mets fan, he is proud to have earned a World Series ring as part of his role with the 2009 Yankees.
Lynn currently resides in New York.