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2007-08 New York Knicks season
New York Knicks
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Atlantic
Founded 1946
(Charter member of the BAA, later NBA)
History New York Knicks
(1946–present)
Arena Madison Square Garden
City New York, New York
Team colors Blue, Orange, White and Black
Owner James Dolan/Madison Square Garden, L.P.
General manager Isiah Thomas
Head coach Isiah Thomas
NBA D-League affiliate Tulsa 66ers
Championships 2 (1970, 1973)
Conference titles 8 (1951, 1952, 1953, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1994, 1999)
Division titles 8 (1953, 1954, 1970, 1971, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994)

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According to Forbes Magazine, the Knicks are the most valuable basketball franchise in the United States, valued at approximately $592 million.[1] Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...

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Franchise history

The official logo of the New York Knickerbockers, c. 1946–1964.

The Knicks, the shortened form of Knickerbockers, named for Father Knickerbocker, a popular symbol of New York, are one of only two teams of the original National Basketball Association still located in its original city (the other being the Boston Celtics). The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged in 1949 to form the National Basketball Association. Image File history File links Knicks_Logo_early_60s. ... Image File history File links Knicks_Logo_early_60s. ... New York Knickerbockers Early History of the New York Knickerbockers The New York Knickerbockers was one of the first organized baseball teams, which played under a set of rules, similar to the game today, and was founded by Alexander Cartwright, the modern father of baseball. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. ... NBA redirects here. ...

The classic Knicks "Roundball" logo from 1964 to 1991.
The classic Knicks "Roundball" logo from 1964 to 1991.

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Early years

The Knicks' (and the BAA's) first game was played on November 1, 1946 against the Toronto Huskies as the New York Knickerbockers at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, where the Knickerbockers won 68-66. The Knickerbockers first head coach was Neil Cohalan. The Knickerbockers were consistent playoff contenders in their early years. During the first decade of the NBA's existence, the Knickerbockers made the NBA Finals in three straight years (1951–53), and they were respected by basketball players and fans. For the remainder of the 1950s, the Knicks would field decent, if not spectacular teams, and made the playoffs in 1955, 1956 (where they lost a one-game playoff to the Syracuse Nationals), and 1959. The Toronto Huskies was a team in the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association) during the 1946-1947 season, based in Toronto, Canada. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... Neil Cohalan (born July 31, 1906, died January 22, 1968) is a former professional basketball coach. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Lean years

From 1960 to 1966, the Knicks fell on hard times, and they finished last in the NBA's Eastern Division each year. Some of the biggest losses in Knicks history occurred during this time. One such game occurred on November 15, 1960, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 162-100. Another notable loss occurred on March 3, 1962, as the Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain scored a NBA-record 100 points against the Knicks, and the Warriors won the game 169-147 in a game played in Hershey, Pennsylvania. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Wilt Chamberlain after his 100 point game, holding up a paper with a scribbled 100. (cnn. ... Hershey redirects here. ...


Championship years

The current version of Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Knicks since 1968.
The current version of Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Knicks since 1968.

During the Knicks' slide into futility, there were signs of better things to come. In 1964, the Knicks drafted Willis Reed, who went on to become 1965's NBA Rookie of the Year. In 1965, the Knicks were given an extra first-round draft pick by the NBA (as were the San Francisco Warriors, who owned the worst record in the league's Western Division in 1964-65) and took advantage by drafting Bill Bradley and Dave Stallworth. Willis Reed was the MVP of the finals Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 870 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Madison Square Garden User:Chensiyuan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 870 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Madison Square Garden User:Chensiyuan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... 1964 NBA Draft Round One Round Two Categories: | ... Willis Reed Jr. ... The 1964-65 NBA Season was the 19th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... For other uses, see Bill Bradley (disambiguation) and William Bradley. ...


In 1967, right after the Knicks made it to the playoffs for the first time since 1959, the Knicks hired Red Holzman as their head coach. With Holzman at the helm, and young players such as Bill Bradley and Walt "Clyde" Frazier, the Knicks were a playoff team again in 1968. The next season, the team acquired Dave DeBusschere from the Detroit Pistons, and the team went 55-27. In the ensuing playoffs, the team made it past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 1953, sweeping the Baltimore Bullets in three games, before falling to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Division finals. William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ... For other uses, see Bill Bradley (disambiguation) and William Bradley. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


In the 1969–70 season, the Knicks had a then-NBA record 18 straight victories en route to 60-22 record, which was the best regular season record in the team's history. After defeating the Bullets in the Eastern Division semifinals and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Division finals, the Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games to capture their first NBA title. Without question, the defining moment in the series occurred in Game 7, where an injured Reed limped onto the court right before the start of the game. The 1969-70 NBA Season was the 24th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This is a list of the longest winning streaks in National Basketball Association history. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


On a re-creation of that moment, Marv Albert described it: "Here comes Willis! The crowd is going wild! Willis passes the scorers table, he grabs a basketball. The Lakers have stopped (shooting), the Lakers are watching Willis!"


He scored the game's first two baskets before sitting out for the remainder of the contest. Despite his absence for most of the game, Reed's heroics inspired the team, and they won the game by a score of 113-99. The entire starting line up for the 69-70 Knicks had their jerseys retired by the New York Knicks. The jerseys of Walt Frazier (#10), Willis Reed (#19), Dave DeBusschere (#22), Bill Bradley (#24), and Dick Barnett (#12) all hang from the rafters at Madison Square Garden. Reed walking on to the court was voted the greatest moment in Madison Square Garden history. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...


The Knicks' success continued for the next few years. After losing to the Bullets in the 1971 Eastern Conference finals, the team, aided by the acquisitions of Jerry Lucas and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, returned to the Finals in 1972. This time the Knicks fell to the Lakers in five games. The next year, the results were reversed, as the Knicks defeated the Lakers in five games to win their second NBA title. The team had one more impressive season in 1973–74, as they reached the Eastern Conference finals, where they fell in five games to the Celtics. It was after this season that Reed announced his retirement, and the team's fortunes took turn for the worse. Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Vernon Earl Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... The 1973-74 NBA Season was the 28th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


After the championship years

In the 1974–75 season, the Knicks posted a 40–42 record, their first losing record in eight seasons. However, the record still qualified them for a playoff spot, though the Knicks lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round. After two more seasons with losing records, Holzman was replaced behind the bench by Reed. In Reed's first year coaching the team, they posted a 43–39 record and made it to the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they were swept by the Philadelphia 76ers. The next season, after the team got off to a 6–8 start, Holzman was rehired as the team's coach. The team did not fare any better that season, finishing with a 31–51 record, their worst in thirteen years. The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


After improving to a 39–43 record in the 1979–80 season, the Knicks posted a 50–32 record in the 1980–81 season. In the ensuing playoffs, the Chicago Bulls swept them in two games. Holzman retired the following season as one of the winningest coaches in NBA history. The team's record for that year was a dismal 33–49. However, Holzman's legacy would continue through the players he influenced. One of the Knicks' bench players and defensive specialists during the 1970s was Phil "Action" Jackson. Jackson went on to coach the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to nine NBA championships, tied with Red Auerbach for the most in NBA history. Jackson has cited Red Holzman as the best coach he ever played for and a major influence on his coaching philosophy. The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1981 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament follow National Basketball Associations 1980-1981 season. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ...


Hubie Brown replaced Holzman as coach of the Knicks, and in his first season, the team went 44–38 and make it to the second round of the playoffs, where they were swept by the eventual champion Philadelphia 76ers. The next season, the team, aided by new acquisition Bernard King, improved to a 47–35 record and returned to the playoffs. The team beat the Detroit Pistons in the first round with an overtime win in the fifth and deciding game, before losing in second round once again, this time in seven games to the Celtics. The team's fortunes again turned for the worse the next season, as they lost their last twelve games to finish with a 24–58 record. The first of these losses occurred on March 23, 1985, where King injured his knee and spent the next 24 months in rehabilitation. Some figured that his career would end from this injury, but he proved them wrong and resumed his career near the end of the 1986–87 season. Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The 1986-87 NBA Season was the 41st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


The Patrick Ewing era

As a result of the Knicks' dismal performance in the 1984–85 season, the team was entered into the first-ever NBA Draft Lottery. The team ended up winning the number one pick in that year's NBA Draft. They selected star center Patrick Ewing of Georgetown University. The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA Draft Lottery is an annual event selecting the top picks of the following NBA Draft. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Bishop John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ...


In Ewing's first season with the Knicks, he led all rookies in scoring (20 points per game) and rebounds (9 rebounds per game), and he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The team would not fare as well, though, as they posted a 23–59 record in his first season, and a 24–58 record in his second season. A rebound, in some sports, is the retrieval of the ball after a missed shot, especially in basketball and netball. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...


The team's luck changed in the 1987–88 season with the hiring of Rick Pitino as head coach, and selection of point guard Mark Jackson in the draft. Combined with Ewing's consistently stellar play, the Knicks made the playoffs with a record of 38–44, where they lost to the Celtics in the first round. The team would do even better the next season as the team traded backup center Bill Cartwright for power forward Charles Oakley before the season started and then posted a 52–30 record, which was good enough for their first division title in nearly twenty years. In the playoffs, they defeated the 76ers in the first round before losing to the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. The 1987-88 NBA season was the 42nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... The 1987 NBA Draft took place on 22 June 1987 in New York City, New York. ... The 1988 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1987-1988 season. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... James William Bill Cartwright (born July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California) is a retired American NBA basketball player, a 71 (2. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... The Atlantic Division is a division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. The 76ers, Knicks, Nets, and the Celtics were already in the seven team Atlantic before the merge that brought the Raptors and sent the Heat, Magic and Wizards to the new Southeast Division. ... The 1989 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1988-1989 season. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ...


Before the 1989–90 season began, a couple of major changes occurred. Pitino left the Knicks to coach the University of Kentucky's basketball team and Stu Jackson was named head coach. The Knicks went 45–37 and defeated the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, winning the final three games after losing the first two. They went on to lose to the eventual NBA champion Detroit Pistons in the next round. In the 1990–91 season, the team, who hired John McLeod as head coach early that season, had a 39–43 record and were swept by the eventual NBA champion Bulls. The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Stuart (Stu) Wayne Jackson (born December 11, 1955, in Reading, Pennsylvania), is an American former head coach and current executive in the National Basketball Association. ... The 1990 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1989-1990 season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... John McLeod (born 1795 - died sometime after 1842) was a Scottish-born explorer of Canada, in his capacity as a fur trader with the North West Company and Hudsons Bay Company. ...


Sensing that the team needed a better coach in order to become a championship contender, new Knicks president Dave Checketts hired Pat Riley prior to the 1991–92 season. Riley, who coached the Lakers to four NBA titles during the 1980s, taught the Knicks hard, physical defense, and immediately gave them a boost. That season, the team, which now included fan favorite John Starks, posted a 51–31 record, good enough for a first place tie in the Atlantic Division. After defeating the Pistons in the first round of the playoffs, the team battled with the Bulls for seven games, before once again letting the Bulls get the best of them. Dave Checketts (born c. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a 65 former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ... The 1992 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament following the National Basketball Associations 1991-1992 season. ...


The 1992–93 season proved to be even more successful, as the Knicks won the Atlantic Division with a 60–22 record. Before the season, the Knicks traded Mark Jackson to the Los Angeles Clippers for Charles Smith, Doc Rivers, and Bo Kimble while also acquiring Rolando Blackman from the Dallas Mavericks. The team made it to the Eastern Conference finals, where once again they met the Bulls. After taking a two games-to-none lead, the Knicks lost the next four games. The 1992-93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... Clippers redirects here. ... Charles Daniel Smith (born July 16, 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a college player, Smith was named Big East Player of the Year. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Gregory Kevin Bo Kimble (born April 9, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former college basketball star at Loyola Marymount University and professional National Basketball Association player. ... Rolando Ro Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959 in Panama City, Panama) was an All-Star NBA basketball player who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ...


After the Bulls' Michael Jordan made what would be his first retirement from basketball prior to the 1993–94 season, many saw this as an opportunity for the Knicks to finally make it to the NBA Finals. The team, who acquired Derek Harper in a midseason trade with the Dallas Mavericks, once again won the Atlantic Division with a 57–25 record. In the playoffs, the team played an NBA-record 25 games; they started by defeating the New Jersey Nets in the first round before finally getting past the Bulls, defeating them in the second round in seven games. In the Eastern Conference Finals, they faced the Indiana Pacers, who at one point held a three games-to-two lead. They had this advantage thanks to the exploits of Reggie Miller, who scored 25 fourth quarter points in Game 5 to lead the Pacers to victory. However, the Knicks won the next two games to reach their first NBA Finals since 1973. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961 in Elberton, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player from the University of Illinois, who spent 16 seasons as a point guard in the National Basketball Association with the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 1994 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1993-1994 season. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


In the finals, the Knicks would play seven low-scoring, defensive games against the Houston Rockets. After splitting the first two games in Houston, the Knicks would win two out of three games at Madison Square Garden and came within one game of winning their first NBA title in 21 years. In Game 6, however, a last-second attempt at a game-winning shot by Starks was tipped by Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon, giving the Rockets an 86–84 victory and forcing a Game 7. The Knicks lost Game 7 90–84, credited in large part to Starks's dismal 2-for-18 shooting performance and Riley's stubborn refusal to bench Starks, despite having bench players who were renowned for their shooting prowess, such as Rolando Blackman and Hubert Davis available. The 1994 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1993-1994 NBA season. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Rolando Ro Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959 in Panama City, Panama) was an All-Star NBA basketball player who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. ... Hubert Ira Davis, Jr. ...


The next year, the Knicks were second place in the Atlantic Division with a 55–27 record. The team defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers before facing the Pacers again in the second round. The tone for the Knicks–Pacers series was set in Game 1, as Miller once again became a clutch nuisance to the Knicks by scoring eight points in the final 8 seconds of the game to give the Pacers a 107–105 victory. The series went to a Game 7, and when Patrick Ewing's last-second finger roll attempt to tie the game missed, the Pacers clinched the 97–95 win. Riley resigned the next day, and the Knicks hired Don Nelson as their new head coach. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The finger roll is a specialized type of basketball layup shot where the ball is rolled off of the tips of the players fingers. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ...


During the 1995–96 season, Nelson was fired after 59 games, and, instead of going after another well-known coach, the Knicks hired longtime assistant Jeff Van Gundy, who had no prior experience as a head coach. The Knicks ended up with a 47–35 record that year, and swept the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the eventual champion Bulls (who had an NBA record 72 wins in the regular season) in five games. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... Jeff Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962 in Hemet, California) is an American basketball head coach, currently for the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets. ...


In the 1996–97 season, the Knicks, with the additions of such players as Larry Johnson and Allan Houston, registered a 57–25 record. In the playoffs, the Knicks swept the Charlotte Hornets in the first round before facing the Miami Heat (coached by Riley) in the second round. The Knicks took a 3–1 lead in the series before a brawl near the end of Game 5 resulted in suspensions of key players. Many of the suspended Knicks players, Ewing in particular, were disciplined not for participating in the altercation itself, but for violating an NBA rule stipulating that a benched player may not leave the bench during a fight (the rule was subsequently amended, making it illegal to leave the "bench area"). With Ewing and Houston suspended for Game 6, Johnson and Starks suspended for Game 7, and Charlie Ward suspended for both, the Knicks lost the series. The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball shooting guard, formerly the NBAs Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ...


The 1997–98 season was marred by a wrist injury to Ewing on December 20, which forced him to miss the rest of the season and much of the playoffs. The team, which had a 43–39 record that season, still managed to defeat the Heat in the first round of the playoffs before having another meeting with the Pacers in the second round. This time, the Pacers easily won the series in five games, as Reggie Miller once again broke the hearts of Knicks fans by hitting a three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation in Game 4, en route to a Pacers victory. For the fourth straight year, the Knicks were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Prior to the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season, the Knicks traded Starks in a package to the Golden State Warriors for 1994's 1st team all league shooting guard Latrell Sprewell (whose contract was voided by the Warriors after choking Warriors' head coach P. J. Carlesimo during the previous season), while also trading Charles Oakley for Marcus Camby. After barely getting into the playoffs with a 27–23 record, the Knicks started an improbable postseason run. It started with the Knicks eliminating the #1 seeded Heat in the first round after Allan Houston bounced in a running one-hander off the front of the rim, high off the backboard, and in with 0.8 seconds left in the deciding 5th game. This remarkable upset marked only the second time in NBA history that an 8-seed had defeated the 1-seed in the NBA playoffs. After defeating the Atlanta Hawks in the second round four games to none, they faced the Pacers yet again in the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite losing Ewing to injury for the rest of the playoffs prior to Game 3, the Knicks won the series (aided in part to a four-point play by Larry Johnson in the final seconds of Game 3) to become the first eighth-seeded playoff team to make it to the NBA Finals. However, in the Finals, the San Antonio Spurs, with superstars David Robinson and Tim Duncan, proved too much for the injury-laden Knicks, who lost in five games. The remarkable fifth game of this Finals is remembered for its 2nd half scoring duel between the Spurs' Tim Duncan and the Knicks' Latrell Sprewell. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2004-05 NBA season. ... Peter J. (P. J.) Carlesimo (born May 30, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the current head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics and a former college basketball coach and son of Peter A. Carlesimo who was the longtime coach and athletic director at the University of Scranton and Fordham University. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball shooting guard, formerly the NBAs Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2004-05 NBA season. ...


The 1999–2000 season would prove to be the last one in New York for Ewing, as the Knicks, who had a 50–32 record that season, lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Pacers. After the season, Ewing was traded on September 20, 2000 to the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Ewing era, which produced many successful playoff appearances but no NBA championship titles, came to an end. is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


Post-Patrick Ewing era decline

Despite the loss of Ewing, the Knicks remained successful in the regular season, as they posted a 48–34 record. In the NBA playoffs, however, they fell in five games to the Toronto Raptors, failing to get past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade. The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ...


Soon, the Knicks began suffering through a steep decline. After starting the season 10–9, the team was stunned on December 8, 2001 by the sudden resignation of Van Gundy. The team, which named longtime assistant Don Chaney as their new head coach, ended up with a 30–52 record, and for the first time since the 1986–87 season, they did not qualify for the playoffs. is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ...


The Knicks attempted to improve during the 2001–02 season by initiating a number of trades and free agent signings. Among these included acquiring guards Shandon Anderson and Howard Eisley, both of which carried expensive, long-term contracts. [1] These moves were criticized by many analysts and Knicks fans, as it was considered that not only were these players overpaid in light of their recent performances, but also because the contracts took up valuable salary-cap space. [2] Such trades heavily contributed to the Knicks sky-rocketing payroll, which would burden them in the years to come. The Knicks improved slightly in 2002–03 but still delivered a disappointing season, posting a 37–45 record and failing to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season. Shandon Rodriguez Anderson (born December 31, 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional basketball player in the NBA currently with the Miami Heat. ... Howard Eisley (born December 4, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He played for the Boston College Eagles basketball team before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (30th overall) in 1994. ...


Arrival of Isiah Thomas and Stephon Marbury

After a 15–24 start to the 2003–04 season, the Knicks underwent a massive overhaul. Isiah Thomas was named the Knicks' president on December 22, 2003 after the firing of Scott Layden, and eventually replaced Don Chaney with Lenny Wilkens behind the bench. At the same time, Thomas orchestrated several trades, including one that brought star point guard Stephon Marbury to the team. The team qualified for the playoffs that year with a 39–43 record, but were swept by the New Jersey Nets in the first round. For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Layden is the former general manager of the New York Knicks from 1999-2003. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


2004-05

The Knicks fared worse in the 2004–05 season, as they ended up with a 33–49 record. Wilkens resigned during the season, and Herb Williams served as interim coach for the rest of the season. During the off-season, the team signed Larry Brown to a five-year contract worth about $50 million, hoping he would lead the Knicks back to the NBA playoffs. Herbert L. Williams, better known as Herb Williams (b. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ...


2005-06

The Knicks' payroll was the highest in the league at over $130 million, but the team was among the worst in the NBA, having finished the 2005-06 season with a dismal 23-59 record and capped off with the firing and $18.5 million buy-out of [3] coach Larry Brown. Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ...


Over the last two years, Thomas' trades have been highly critiqued, bringing in expensive players, such as Stephon Marbury, Jamal Crawford, Jerome James (signed as a free agent), Malik Rose, Jalen Rose, and Steve Francis. Moreover, Thomas has also accepted many bad contracts to make these trades, such as those of Penny Hardaway, Jerome Williams or Maurice Taylor, and given up draft picks. To Thomas' credit, his draft picks of David Lee, Channing Frye (later traded by Thomas), Trevor Ariza (later traded by Thomas) and Nate Robinson are considered wise, as was his signing free agent center Jackie Butler who later signed with the Spurs. Conversely, many considered his 2006 first-round draft pick of Renaldo Balkman very foolish [4], although Balkman's better-than-expected play has led many to reverse this early sentiment. [5] Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American NBA shooting guard currently with the New York Knicks. ... Jerome Keith James (born November 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. James played at Florida A&M University, and was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft. ... Malik Rose (born November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American National Basketball Association player with the New York Knicks. ... Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA currently working for ESPN. In college he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five (along with Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson) that... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977 in Silver Spring, Maryland,[1] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[2] and self-described as Steve-O, with his on-court and off-court antics generating considerable controversy throughout... Anfernee Deon Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. ... Jerome Williams (born May 10, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA, who last played for the New York Knicks. ... Maurice Taylor (born October 30, 1976 in Detroit) is a basketball forward. ... David Lee (born April 29, 1983 in St. ... Image:Http://sportsmedia. ... Trevor Anthony Ariza (born June 30, 1985 in Miami, Florida) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Nate Robinson jump over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest Nathaniel Cornelius Nate Robinson (born May 31, 1984, in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Robinson is one of the shortest players in the league, listed... Jackie Butler (born March 10, 1985 in McComb, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA with the Houston Rockets. ... Renaldo Balkman (born July 14, 1984 in Staten Island, New York) is an American professional basketball player, formerly of the University of South Carolina, who was drafted by the National Basketball Associations New York Knicks in the first round (20th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. ...


Numerous anti-Knick websites have sprung up, most notably SellTheKnicks.com [6], who organized a march on Madison Square Garden, the home of the Draft, to protest Dolan's "abysmal" management of the Knicks' players and coaching staff.


The New York Knicks today

2006-2007

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On December 20, 2006, with many players still serving the suspension above, David Lee created one of the most memorable plays in recent Knicks history during a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. With a tie game and 0.1 seconds left on the game clock in double overtime, Jamal Crawford inbounded from the sideline, near half-court. The ball sailed towards the basket, and with that 0.1 seconds still remaining on the game clock, Lee tipped the ball off of the backboard and into the hoop. [7] Because of a rule instituted in 1994, a player is allowed solely to tip the ball to score. A "catch and shoot" play is disabled with less than 0.3 seconds remaining. Because of this rule, the rarity of Lee's play increases. The Knicks won, 111-109 in double overtime. The Knicks-Nuggets Brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association game between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, on Saturday, December 16, 2006. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Lee (born April 29, 1983 in St. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... A typical chess clock. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American NBA shooting guard currently with the New York Knicks. ...


The Knicks improved by 10 games in the 2006-2007 campaign, and were only eliminated from playoff contention in the last week of the season. Injuries ravaged the team at the end of the year, and they ended with a 33-49 (.402) record, avoiding a 50-loss season by defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 94-93 in a thriller on the last day of the season.


2007-2008

At the 2007 NBA Draft, Thomas traded Channing Frye and Steve Francis to the Portland Trail Blazers for Zach Randolph, Fred Jones, and Dan Dickau. The draft also featured the Knicks selecting Wilson Chandler with the 23rd pick and later acquiring the rights to Demetris Nichols — the 53rd pick in the draft — from the Blazers. Dickau and Nichols were both released by the end of the preseason, bringing the roster to 15 players. The Knicks started out 2–1 after an exciting victory over the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden but since then have struggled and lost 8 straight games. Many Knicks fans called for the firing of coach/GM Isiah Thomas,[2] feeling that he is the cause of the current state of the Knicks team. The chant "Fire Isiah" became common at Madison Square Garden over the first few weeks of the season. The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their... Image:Http://sportsmedia. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977 in Silver Spring, Maryland,[1] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[2] and self-described as Steve-O, with his on-court and off-court antics generating considerable controversy throughout... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the New York Knicks of the NBA. // Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Marion High School, where his coach was Moe Smedley. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Daniel (Dan) David Dickau (born September 16, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA with the New York Knicks. ... Wilson Chandler (born May 10, 1987 in Benton Harbor, Michigan) is an American basketball player currently with the New York Knicks. ... Demetris Nichols (born September 4, 1984) is a 6-8, 212 lb. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ...


On November 29, 2007 the Knicks were handed one of their worst defeats in the history of the franchise by the Boston Celtics. The Celtics, playing at home and led by their newly acquired "big three" (Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in addition to Paul Pierce) defeated the Knicks by a score of 104–59. This matched the third largest margin of defeat ever for the Knicks.[3] is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Not to be confused with Ray Alan or Allan Ray. ... Paul Pierce (born October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He has been a starter every season since he was selected by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA Draft, and in 2002 he helped lead Boston to an...


Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
New York Knicks
1946–47 33 27 .550 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 2, Cleveland 1
Philadelphia 2, New York 0
1947–48 26 22 .542 Lost First Round Baltimore 2, New York 1
1948–49 32 28 .533 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 2, Baltimore 1
Washington 2, New York 1
1949–50 40 28 .588 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 2, Washington 0
Syracuse 2, New York 0
1950–51 36 30 .545 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New York 2, Boston 0
New York 3, Syracuse 2
Rochester 4, New York 3
1951–52 37 29 .561 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New York 2, Boston 1
New York 3, Syracuse 1
Minneapolis 4, New York 3
1952–53 47 23 .671 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New York 2, Baltimore 0
New York 3, Boston 1
Minneapolis 4, New York 1
1953–54 44 28 .611 Round-Robin
Round-Robin
Syracuse 2, New York 0
Boston 2, New York 0
1954–55 38 34 .528 Lost First Round Boston 2, New York 1
1955–56 35 37 .486 Lost First Round Syracuse 1, New York 0
1956–57 36 36 .500
1957–58 35 37 .486
1958–59 40 32 .556 Lost First Round Syracuse 2, New York 0
1959–60 27 48 .360
1960–61 21 58 .266
1961–62 29 51 .363
1962–63 21 59 .263
1963–64 22 58 .275
1964–65 31 49 .388
1965–66 30 50 .375
1966–67 36 45 .444 Lost First Round Boston 3, New York 1
1967–68 43 39 .524 Lost First Round Philadelphia 4, New York 2
1968–69 54 28 .659 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 4, Baltimore 0
Boston 4, New York 2
1969–70 60 22 .732 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
New York 4, Baltimore 3
New York 4, Milwaukee 1
New York 4, Los Angeles Lakers 3
1970–71 52 30 .634 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 4, Atlanta 1
Baltimore 4, New York 3
1971–72 48 34 .585 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New York 4, Baltimore 2
New York 4, Boston 1
Los Angeles 4, New York 1
1972–73 57 25 .695 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
New York 4, Baltimore 1
New York 4, Boston 3
New York 4, Los Angeles Lakers 1
1973–74 49 33 .598 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 4, Capital 3
Boston 4, New York 1
1974–75 40 42 .488 Lost First Round Houston 2, New York 1
1975–76 38 44 .463
1976–77 40 42 .488
1977–78 43 39 .524 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 2, Cleveland 0
Philadelphia 4, New York 0
1978–79 31 51 .378
1979–80 39 43 .476
1980–81 50 32 .610 Lost First Round Chicago 2, New York 0
1981–82 33 49 .402
1982–83 44 38 .537 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 2, New Jersey 0
Philadelphia 4, New York 0
1983–84 47 35 .537 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Detroit 2
Boston 4, New York 3
1984–85 24 58 .293
1985–86 23 59 .280
1986–87 24 58 .293
1987–88 38 44 .463 Lost First Round Boston 3, New York 1
1988–89 52 30 .634 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Philadelphia 0
Chicago 4, New York 2
1989–90 45 37 .549 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Boston 2
Detroit 4, New York 1
1990–91 39 43 .476 Lost First Round Chicago 3, New York 0
1991–92 51 31 .622 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Detroit 2
Chicago 4, New York 3
1992–93 60 22 .732 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
New York 3, Indiana 1
New York 4, Charlotte 1
Chicago 4, New York 2
1993–94 57 25 .695 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New York 3, New Jersey 1
New York 4, Chicago 3
New York 4, Indiana 3
Houston 4, New York 3
1994–95 55 27 .671 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Cleveland 1
Indiana 4, New York 3
1995–96 47 35 .573 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Cleveland 0
Chicago 4, New York 1
1996–97 57 25 .695 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Charlotte 0
Miami 4, New York 3
1997–98 43 39 .524 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
New York 3, Miami 2
Indiana 4, New York 1
1998–99† 27 23 .540 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
New York 3, Miami 2
New York 4, Atlanta 0
New York 4, Indiana 2
San Antonio 4, New York 1
1999–2000 50 32 .610 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
New York 3, Toronto 0
New York 4, Miami 3
Indiana 4, New York 2
2000–01 48 34 .585 Lost First Round Toronto 3, New York 2
2001–02 30 52 .366
2002–03 37 45 .451
2003–04 39 43 .476 Lost First Round New Jersey 4, New York 0
2004–05 33 49 .402
2005–06 23 59 .280
2006-07 33 49 .402
2007-08* 6 11 .353
Totals 2405 2365 .504    
Playoffs 179 171 .511 2 NBA Championships
  • Lockout shortened season (50 games)
  • * Season in progress. Current as of 22:15 EST, December 5, 2007

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The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... 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The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...

Home arenas

Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York United States, is a historical building completed in 1904. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers

Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Walter Jones Bellamy (born July 24, 1939 in New Bern, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... For other uses, see Bill Bradley (disambiguation) and William Bradley. ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Harry J. Gallatin (born April 26, 1927 in Roxana, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Thomas (Tom) Joseph Gola (born January 13, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball players. ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Richard Joseph Dick McGuire (born January 25, 1926 in Rockaway, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ... Vernon Earl Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... Willis Reed Jr. ...

Retired numbers

Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Richard Dick Barnett (born October 2, 1936 in Gary, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... Vernon Earl Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... Richard Joseph Dick McGuire (born January 25, 1926 in Rockaway, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... For other uses, see Bill Bradley (disambiguation) and William Bradley. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ...

Current roster

New York Knicks roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 32 Flag of the United States Balkman, Renaldo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 208 lb (94 kg) South Carolina
F 21 Flag of the United States Chandler, Wilson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
G 25 Flag of the United States Collins, Mardy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Temple
G 11 Flag of the United States Crawford, Jamal 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan
F/C 34 Flag of the United States Curry, Eddy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Thornwood H.S. (IL)
C 13 Flag of the United States James, Jerome 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Florida A&M
F 20 Flag of the United States Jeffries, Jared 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Indiana
G 2 Flag of the United States Jones, Fred 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oregon
F 42 Flag of the United States Lee, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Florida
G 3 Flag of the United States Marbury, Stephon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Georgia Tech
C 5 Flag of the United States Morris, Randolph 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Kentucky
F 50 Flag of the United States Randolph, Zach 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Michigan State
G/F 23 Flag of the United States Richardson, Quentin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) DePaul
G 4 Flag of the United States Robinson, Nate 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Washington
F 31 Flag of the United States Rose, Malik 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Drexel
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (INJ) Injured

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Current depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Eddy Curry Jerome James
PF Zach Randolph David Lee Malik Rose Randolph Morris
SF Quentin Richardson Renaldo Balkman Jared Jeffries
SG Jamal Crawford Fred Jones Wilson Chandler
PG Stephon Marbury Nate Robinson Mardy Collins

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eddy Curry Jr. ... Jerome Keith James (born November 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. James played at Florida A&M University, and was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the New York Knicks of the NBA. // Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Marion High School, where his coach was Moe Smedley. ... David Lee may refer to: David Lee (art critic), editor of Jackdaw magazine David Lee (basketball), an NBA basketball player for the New York Knicks David Lee (football player), a Singaporean football player David Lee (physicist), a Nobel Prize winning physicist David Lee (politician), a Republic of China politician David... Malik Rose (born November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American National Basketball Association player with the New York Knicks. ... Randolph Morris (born January 2, 1986 in Houston, Texas) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs New York Knicks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Renaldo Balkman (born July 14, 1984 in Staten Island, New York) is an American professional basketball player, formerly of the University of South Carolina, who was drafted by the National Basketball Associations New York Knicks in the first round (20th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. ... Jared Scott Carter Jeffries (born November 25, 1981, in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He was drafted in 2002 by the Washington Wizards as the 11th overall pick. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American NBA shooting guard currently with the New York Knicks. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Wilson Chandler (born May 10, 1987 in Benton Harbor, Michigan) is an American basketball player currently with the New York Knicks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... Nate Robinson jump over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest Nathaniel Cornelius Nate Robinson (born May 31, 1984, in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Robinson is one of the shortest players in the league, listed... Mardy Collins (born August 4, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American basketball player, who recently completed his college basketball career at Temple University, and was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 29th pick of the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft. ...

Additional players of note

Shandon Rodriguez Anderson (born December 31, 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional basketball player in the NBA currently with the Miami Heat. ... Gregory C. Anthony (born November 15, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Trevor Anthony Ariza (born June 30, 1985 in Miami, Florida) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Rolando Ro Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959 in Panama City, Panama) was an All-Star NBA basketball player who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. ... Nathaniel Bowman (born March 19, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a retired American basketball player. ... Carl August Braun (born September 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Scott William Brooks (born July 31, 1965 in French Camp, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Luther Ticky Burden (born February 28, 1953 in Haines City, Florida) is a retired American NBA and ABA basketball player. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... James William Bill Cartwright (born July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California) is a retired American NBA basketball player, a 71 (2. ... Chris Childs (born November 20, 1967 in Bakersfield, California) is an American professional basketball player. ... For the Canadian lawyer of the same name, see Doug Christie (lawyer). ... Nathaniel Sweetwater Clifton Nathaniel Sweetwater Clifton (October 13, 1922 – August 31, 1990) was an American multi-sport athlete best known as the first African American to sign a contract to play in the National Basketball Association Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to the Social Security Administration death records, he... Robert Terrell (Terry) Cummings was a 69 power forward who played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons. ... Hubert Ira Davis, Jr. ... Melvyn Jerome Davis (born November 9, 1950 in New York, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. ... For the keyboardist for Underoath, see Christopher Dudley Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. ... Howard Eisley (born December 4, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He played for the Boston College Eagles basketball team before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (30th overall) in 1994. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Raymond Darlington Felix (b. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977 in Silver Spring, Maryland,[1] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[2] and self-described as Steve-O, with his on-court and off-court antics generating considerable controversy throughout... Image:Http://sportsmedia. ... John M. Jumpin Johnny Green (born December 8, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ... Sidney Green (August 1, 1929-) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Richard V. Guerin (born May 29, 1932 in New York City) is a former NBA player and pro basketball coach. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Derek Ricardo Harper (born October 13, 1961 in Elberton, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player from the University of Illinois, who spent 16 seasons as a point guard in the National Basketball Association with the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers. ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball shooting guard, formerly the NBAs Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... Lucien James Luc Longley (born January 19, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) is a former professional basketball player, and also the first Australian to play in the NBA. He attended college at the University of New Mexico. ... Anthony George Douglas Mason (born December 14, 1966 in Miami, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... Xavier Maurice McDaniel (born June 4, 1963 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former NBA player who, at 6 7, played small forward for the Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and New Jersey Nets. ... Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (first name pronounced NAH-Zi) (born September 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player with the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... William Dean Naulls (born October 7, 1934 in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American basketball player. ... John Sylvester Newman, Jr. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... Micheal Sugar Ray Richardson (born April 11, 1955, in Lubbock, Texas) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Glen Anthony Rice (born May 28, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Michael W. Riordan (born July 9, 1945 in New York, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Cazzie Lee Russell (born June 7, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Lonnie Jewel Shelton (born October 19, 1955 in Bakersfield, California) is a former NBA player who played from 1976-1985. ... Charles Daniel Smith (born July 16, 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a college player, Smith was named Big East Player of the Year. ... Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2004-05 NBA season. ... John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ... Michael Damien Sweetney (born October 25, 1982 in Washington, DC) is a pro basketball player. ... Rod Strickland (born July 11, 1966, in the Bronx, New York) is a professional basketball player most notably in the NBA. A native of South Bronx, who played for the nationally known New York Gauchos, while a junior he led Truman High School in the Co-Op city section of... Maurice Taylor (born October 30, 1976 in Detroit) is a basketball forward. ... Kurt Vincent Thomas (born October 4, 1972 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player with the NBAs Seattle Supersonics. ... Timothy (Tim) Mark Thomas (born on February 26, 1977, in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Kelvin Trent Tucker (born December 20, 1959 in Tarboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who played 11 seasons in the American National Basketball Association. ... For the American football player, see Keith Van Horne. ... Charlie Ward (born October 12, 1970 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American football, basketball, and baseball player. ... Eddie Lee Wilkins (born May 7, 1962 in Cartersville, Georgia), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the New York Knicks in the 6th round (133rd overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Sir Francis Owen Garbatt Williams CBE (b. ... Herbert L. Williams, better known as Herb Williams (b. ... Thomas Ray Williams, known as Ray Williams (born October 14, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York), is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. He was a 62½, 188 lb guard. ... Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... Dr. Ernest Maurice Ernie Vandeweghe Jr. ... Ernest Maurice Kiki Vandeweghe III (born August 1, 1958 in Wiesbaden, Germany), is a former National Basketball Association player and the former General Manager of the Denver Nuggets. ...

Coaches and others

Basketball Hall of Famers

Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ...

Notables

Dave Checketts (born c. ... Ernest (Ernie) Grunfeld (born April 24, 1955, in Satu Mare, Romania) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Stuart (Stu) Wayne Jackson (born December 11, 1955, in Reading, Pennsylvania), is an American former head coach and current executive in the National Basketball Association. ... Joseph Bohomiel Lapchick (b. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... Jeff Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962 in Hemet, California) is an American basketball head coach, currently for the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets. ... Herbert L. Williams, better known as Herb Williams (b. ...

High points

Franchise leaders

Individual awards

NBA MVP of the Year The National Basketball Association (NBA) first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ...

NBA Finals MVP Willis Reed Jr. ... The National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the player who has exhibited exceptional play during an NBA Finals series. ...

NBA Rookie of the Year Willis Reed Jr. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Willis Reed Jr. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... The NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (sixth man). ...

NBA Coach of the Year Sir Anthony Mason KBE AC, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. ... John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ...

All-NBA First Team William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Second Team Harry J. Gallatin (born April 26, 1927 in Roxana, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...

All-NBA Third Team Carl August Braun (born September 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Richard Joseph Dick McGuire (born January 25, 1926 in Rockaway, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ... Harry J. Gallatin (born April 26, 1927 in Roxana, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Richard V. Guerin (born May 29, 1932 in New York City) is a former NBA player and pro basketball coach. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...


NBA All-Defensive First Team The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA All-Defensive Second Team David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Micheal Sugar Ray Richardson (born April 11, 1955 in Lubbock, Texas) is a former pro basketball player. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...

NBA All-Rookie First Team Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is an set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

NBA All-Rookie Second Team Arthur Bruce Heyman (born June 24, 1941 in New York, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Jim Barnes (April 8, 1886 - May 26, 1966) was a golfer. ... Howard K. Komives (born May 9, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ... Richard Albert (Dick) Van Arsdale (born February 22, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and coach, and a current NBA executive. ... Cazzie Lee Russell (born June 7, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... James William Bill Cartwright (born July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California) is a retired American NBA basketball player, a 71 (2. ... Darrell Walker (born March 9, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... Image:Http://sportsmedia. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is an set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ...

Rod Strickland (born July 11, 1966, in the Bronx, New York) is a professional basketball player most notably in the NBA. A native of South Bronx, who played for the nationally known New York Gauchos, while a junior he led Truman High School in the Co-Op city section of...

Logo

Primary logo design

The current logo has been used since 1995, and it is a modernized version of the "roundball" logo the Knicks have used since 1964. The logo displays the words "NEW YORK KNICKS" (with "KNICKS" being larger than the other two words) above a basketball on top of an upturned isosceles triangle. The design is featured on the Knicks uniform shorts.


Other logo designs

The Knicks "Subway" logo.
The Knicks "Subway" logo.

The Knicks also use a circular emblem, with the letters NYK, designed to look like a subway token. From the late 1960s to 1990, the Knicks used an orange interlocking NY logo—the same design as on the New York Yankees' jerseys—on their warmup jackets and later their shorts (sometimes within an "apple" silhouette, sometimes by itself); it remains on their throwback-uniform shorts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City used by New Yorkers. ... Throwback may refer to: Atavism A retro style Throwback uniform, variations of a sports teams uniform to resemble uniforms from that teams past, or uniforms of a defunct team Throwback Entertainment, a video game publisher Something Old School from back in the early days. ...

Trivia

  • The Knicks played in what is considered the first game in NBA history, against the Toronto Huskies. The league was then called the BAA (which through a series of mergers evolved into the NBA) and the game was played on November 1, 1946. The Knicks won 68-66.
  • The Knicks were the first team to have a non-Caucasian player on their roster, Japanese player Wataru Misaka who joined the team in 1947.
  • The Knicks were the first team to sign an African-American player to a contract, Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton in 1950. Although Clifton was signed first, Earl Lloyd was the first African-American to actually play in an NBA game. And in that same season, Chuck Cooper became the first African-American to be drafted to an NBA team. All three players are credited with breaking the NBA "color barrier" much like Jackie Robinson did for baseball.
  • The Knicks are the only 8th seeded team to ever make it to the NBA Finals, a feat they accomplished in 1999.
  • The Knicks are one of only 5 teams to never have lost 60 games in a season. The other teams are The Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, The Rochester/Cincinnati Royals/Sacramento Kings, The New Orleans/Utah Jazz, and The Seattle Supersonics.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The Toronto Huskies was a team in the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association) during the 1946-1947 season, based in Toronto, Canada. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wataru Wat Misaka (Japanese 三阪亙; Misaka Wataru) (born December 21, 1923 in Ogden, Utah), was the first person of Asian descent to play in the American National Basketball Association. ... Nathaniel Sweetwater Clifton Nathaniel Sweetwater Clifton (October 13, 1922 – August 31, 1990) was an American multi-sport athlete best known as the first African American to sign a contract to play in the National Basketball Association Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to the Social Security Administration death records, he... Earl Francis Lloyd (born April 3, 1928 in Alexandria, Virginia, US) is a retired American basketball player. ... Charles Harrison Cooper (September 29, 1926 - February 5, 1984), better known as Chuck Cooper, was one of three players with legitimate claims to be the first African American basketball player in the NBA. Each satisfied a different condition of being first: Cooper was the first black player to be drafted... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ...

See also

The Knicks-Heat rivalry is a rivalry between two professional basketball teams, the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat, of the National Basketball Association. ... In 1992 the Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were on their way to their second straight title when they met up with the physical play of the New York Knicks led by Patrick Ewing in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. ... Knickerbockers were a kind of mens or boys baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early twentieth century. ...

References

  1. ^ Forbes: NBA Team Valuations
  2. ^ Beck, Howard. "Counted Out, Knicks Show Their Resolve", The New York Times, 2007-12-01. Retrieved on 2007-12-01. 
  3. ^ Spears, Marc J.. "Celtics light up Knicks", boston.com, 2007-11-30. Retrieved on 2007-12-01. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Official

  • New York Knicks official web site

Father Knickerbocker (Original Team Logo)

  • Why Knickerbockers?

History

Preceded by
Boston Celtics
1969
NBA Champions
New York Knicks

1970
Succeeded by
Milwaukee Bucks
1971
Preceded by
Los Angeles Lakers
1972
NBA Champions
New York Knicks

1973
Succeeded by
Boston Celtics
1974

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