New York Knicks
|New York Knicks|
New York Knicks
|Stadion||Madison Square Garden|
|Location||Manhattan , New York City , New York|
|Club colors||Blue, orange, silver, black, white
|Head coach||Mike Miller (interim)|
|General manager||Steve Mills|
|owner||James L. Dolan|
|Farm teams||Westchester Knicks|
|Championships||2 (1970, 1973)|
|Conference title||8 (1951, 1952, 1953, 1970, 1972,
1973, 1994, 1999)
|Division title||9 (1953, 1954, 1970, 1971, 1989,
1992, 1993, 1994, 2013)
The New York Knickerbockers , better known as the New York Knicks , are a New York City- based basketball team for the North American professional league, the NBA . The Knicks, along with the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors (formerly Philadelphia Warriors), is the only franchise that has existed since the league was founded in 1946. They play their home games in Madison Square Garden . They are part of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA.
Early Years (1946-1967)
The Knickerbockers are a founding member of the NBA's forerunner Basketball Association of America (BAA). Journalist and promoter Ned Irish had already started to organize college basketball in the Garden in the early 1930s , which, due to its success, led to his organization of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). As founder and president of the Knicks , he also played a major role in founding the league.
The first game in BAA history took place on November 1, 1946 in Toronto between the Knickerbockers and the Toronto Huskies . Knicks player Ossie Schectman scored the first basket in league history, and the Knicks took their first win with 68:66. In the 1950s, the Knicks - driven by Hall of Fame members Max Zaslofsky and Harry Gallatin , as well as useful role-players like Carl Braun and Nathaniel Clifton - had some strong teams, but always failed because of the Minneapolis Lakers and their towering center George Mikan .
Championship years (1967–1975)
In the 1960s the team fell apart and it wasn't until the early 1970s that a championship team was back on the field. Trained by Red Holzman , the team led by Walt Frazier , Willis Reed , Dave DeBusschere and Bill Bradley won the 1970 championship against the Lakers. Two years later, the Knicks, reinforced with Jerry Lucas and Earl Monroe , met again in the finals on Los Angeles and lost this time. In 1973, both teams met a third time in the final, which again won the Knicks.
After the championship years (1975–1985)
In the mid-seventies, the Knicks fell back into mediocrity. By 1977, almost all the stars of the championship team had resigned. However, this season Bob McAdoo was signed to a young dominant center. In the draft of 1979, Micheal Ray Richardson was another alleged hope for the team. But both players did not live up to expectations, and the Knicks could not build on old successes.
The Patrick Ewing Era (1985-2000)
In the 1985 NBA Draft , the Knicks won the first draft lottery, and thus the rights to the exceptional talent Patrick Ewing . An attempt should be made to build a new, successful team around him in New York. The company was unsuccessful until the early 1990s. That changed when successful coach Pat Riley was signed in 1991 . The Knicks increased enormously and did not get past Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls for a long time . It wasn't until 1994 , the year after Jordan's first resignation, that the Knicks reached the NBA Finals. There, Patrick Ewing's team lost to the Houston Rockets with Hakeem Olajuwon in seven games . Next to Ewing, John Starks was one of the protagonists. The following year they were eliminated in the Conference Semifinals against the Indiana Pacers , whereupon Pat Riley resigned. Ewing's performance peak was exceeded in the mid-1990s and so the Knicks sank back into mediocrity. However, in 1999 they managed the feat of reaching eighth place in the finals, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs . Allan Houston , Latrell Sprewell and Marcus Camby were the pillars of the team. In 2000 Ewing was transferred to Seattle and the rebuilding of the team began.
Hard times (2000-2008)
The hapless general manager Scott Layden was fired in 2003 and replaced by Isiah Thomas . He brought Stephon Marbury to New York in a player swap (trade) and was just as unsuccessful as his predecessor. Also in the 2005/06 season , the New York Knicks fell short of the expectations of their own fans and the franchise. The coaching legend Larry Brown , who came from Brooklyn and was committed to the 2005/06 season, was given a five-year contract. After just one completely frustrating season, Brown was dismissed from office under controversial conditions and General Manager Isiah Thomas was appointed coach by owner Dolan. In the 2006/07 season , Eddy Curry's Knicks were able to keep up for a long time in the race for the playoffs, but were thrown back at the end of the season by injuries to several top performers. In the summer of 2007, the Knicks were able to guide a star player into the Big Apple. They signed Zach Randolph (along with Fred Jones and Dan Dickau) of the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Channing Frye and Steve Francis . After the pre-season, Dan Dickau and Demetris Nichols , who had been selected by the Knicks in the 2007 NBA draft , were released from their contracts in order to reduce the number of players to the maximum permitted 15.
The great change (2008-2012)
At the beginning of April 2008, the Knicks hired a new general manager, Donnie Walsh . A new team is to be built under his leadership in the future. One of Walsh's first official acts was to dismiss the previous head coach Isiah Thomas. As a successor Mike D'Antoni was signed by the Phoenix Suns. 5 July 2010 signed Amar'e Stoudemire a five-year contract worth a total of 99.7 million US dollars for the Knicks. Thereupon the Knicks separated from David Lee and secured the free agent Raymond Felton for 2 years. In February 2011, the Knicks intensified again via trade with Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups . At the beginning of the 2011/12 season , Tyson Chandler was also brought in from the Dallas Mavericks . The Knicks also signed Jeremy Lin , Baron Davis and Mike Bibby . In the 2011 NBA draft , the Knicks chose Iman Shumpert of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets . After the 2011/12 season could not be designed as hoped, head coach Mike D'Antoni was dismissed in March 2012. The team at this point had a record of 18 wins and 24 losses and had lost the last 6 games in a row. D'Antoni was succeeded by Mike Woodson. It had previously become known that more players within the team had spoken out against the coach and thus wanted to force the team's management to act. On May 4, 2012, the Knicks lost the third game of the playoff series against the Miami Heat and thus have the longest playoff defeat series of all time with thirteen defeats in a row. They surpassed the Memphis Grizzlies , who previously held this record with twelve playoff defeats in a row. With a win in the fourth game, the Knicks were finally able to end this negative series. The Miami Heat finally won the series against the Knicks in the fifth game and ended the series 4-1 for themselves.
Shortly after the end of the season, there were increasing voices from the team and the fans that Mike Woodson should continue to coach the Knicks. In mid-May, the management announced that Woodson had received a contract for several years and thus remained head coach of the Knicks.
Phil Jackson as team president (2013-2017)
With the engagements of Kurt Thomas , Rasheed Wallace , Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby , the Knicks became the oldest team in the league. In the 2012/13 season , the Knicks succeeded without the injured Iman Shumpert and Amar'e Stoudemire with six straight wins, the best start to the season since 1993. In each of these games, Carmelo Anthony's team scored more than 100 points and won by a double-digit margin. At the end of 2012 the Knicks were able to show a balance of 21: 9. The team from New York was in second place in the Eastern Conference behind the Miami Heat . In the months that followed, there was a battle for second place in the Eastern Conference with the Indiana Pacers . With a win at the reigning champions Miami Heat, in which Carmelo Anthony contributed 50 points, the Knicks were able to hold onto second place in the Eastern Conference. However, the Knicks failed in the second round of the 2013 play-offs to the Indiana Pacers.
Jason Kidd , Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace left the Knicks for the 2013/14 season . Andrea Bargnani from Toronto and Metta World Peace from the Los Angeles Lakers came as well-known new signings . Guard Beno Udrih was also committed as a back-up on the build-up position. In terms of sport, the team was rarely able to meet expectations. With just 37 wins and 45 defeats, the Knicks missed the 2014 play-offs.
After Glen Grunwald was replaced as General Manager by the former Sports Business President of Madison Square Garden, Steve Mills, in September 2013, the New York Knicks introduced Phil Jackson as new President in March 2014 . The former master coach (with eleven titles the most successful NBA coach) was supposed to lead the New York Knicks to the long-awaited championship together with Mills. Four weeks later, head coach Mike Woodson was relieved of his duties after the disappointing season.
For the 2014/15 season , Derek Fisher became the Knicks' new head coach. Fisher was previously active as a player for the Oklahoma City Thunder . The Knicks played a poor season, losing 16 games in a row between December and January, which was a negative record in the history of the franchise. During the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend , it was announced that star player Carmelo Anthony would be out for the remainder of the season. Amar'e Stoudemire was also dismissed, who could no longer build on his good performance after his serious injury. With only 17 wins from 82 games, they finished last in the Eastern Conference and thus earned the worst result in the club's history.
In the subsequent NBA Draft 2015 , the Knicks selected the Latvian talent Kristaps Porziņģis in fourth place. In addition, Robin Lopez , Derrick Williams and Arron Afflalo were signed via the Free Agency . On February 8, 2016, head coach Derek Fisher was sacked after a series of nine losses in ten games in the 2015/16 season . Fisher had a record of 40 wins from 116 games at the Knicks. As an interim solution until the end of the season, assistant coach Kurt Rambis will train the team. New York improved to 32 wins of the season, but missed the play-offs again.
On June 2, 2016, the Knicks announced the engagement of Jeff Hornacek as their new head coach.
New start with Porziņģis (since 2017)
In the summer of 2017, the Knicks signed Frank Ntilikina in 8th place in the draft . Shortly after the draft, Phil Jackson was dismissed as the previous president and replaced by Steve Mills . Before the start of the 2017/18 season, long-time star player Carmelo Anthony was transferred to the Oklahoma City Thunder . In return, Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott moved to the Knicks. Thus the young Latvian star Porziņģis became the new star of the team. Furthermore, Tim Hardaway, Jr. was brought back from the Atlanta Hawks , as well as Michael Beasley from China. After the Knicks missed the play-offs for the fifth time in a row, the franchise separated from its head coach Jeff Hornacek in April 2018.
At the beginning of May 2018, the successor to Jeff Hornacek as Head Coach of the New Yorkers was announced with David Fizdale .
Honors and achievements worth mentioning
|6th||Tom Gola||Forward guard||1962-1966|
|11||Harry Gallatin||Forward Center
|613||Red Holzman||Chief trainer||1967-1982|
|Type of service||Record value||player|
|Game minutes||37,586||Patrick Ewing|
|Throws out of the field||9,260||Patrick Ewing|
|Try out the field||18,224||Patrick Ewing|
|Hit rate from the field [%]||63.8||Tyson Chandler|
|3 point throws||982||John Starks|
|3-point attempts||2,848||John Starks|
|3-point hit rate [%]||44.9||Hubert Davis|
|Free throws||5.126||Patrick Ewing|
|Free Throw Attempts||6,904||Patrick Ewing|
|Free throw rate [%]||88.6||Mike Glenn|
|Offensive rebounds||2,580||Charles Oakley|
|Defensive rebounds||8,191||Patrick Ewing|
|Rebounds (total)||10,759||Patrick Ewing|
|Ball losses||3,321||Patrick Ewing|
|Personal fouls||3,676||Patrick Ewing|
|Walt Bellamy||Forward center||1965-1968|
|Harry Gallatin||Forward Center
|Tom Gola||Forward guard||1962-1966|
|year||Victories: defeats||Wins [%]||Play-offs|
|1946/47||33:27||55.0||0-2 in the semi-finals against the Philadelphia Warriors|
|1947/48||26:22||54.2||1: 2 in the quarter-finals against the Baltimore Bullets|
|1948/49||32:28||53.3||1: 2 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Washington Capitols|
|1949/50||40:28||58.8||1: 2 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Syracuse Nationals|
|1950/51||36:30||54.5||3: 4 in the NBA finals against the Rochester Royals|
|1951/52||37:29||56.1||3: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Minneapolis Lakers|
|1952/53||47:23||67.1||1: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Minneapolis Lakers|
|1953/54||44:28||61.1||0-4 in the Eastern Division double-round tournament against the Boston Celtics and the
|1954/55||38:34||52.8||1: 2 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|1955/56||35:37||48.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1956/57||36:36||50.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1957/58||35:37||48.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1958/59||40:32||55.6||0-2 in the Eastern Division semi-finals against the Syracuse Nationals|
|1959/60||27:48||36.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1960/61||21:58||26.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1961/62||29:51||36.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1962/63||21:59||26.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1963/64||22:58||27.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1964/65||31:49||38.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1965/66||30:50||37.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1966/67||36:45||44.4||1: 3 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|1967/68||43:39||52.4||2-4 in the Eastern Division semi-finals against the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1968/69||54:28||65.9||2-4 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1969/70||60:22||73.2||NBA champions against the Los Angeles Lakers with 4: 3|
|1970/71||52:30||63.4||3: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Baltimore Bullets|
|1971/72||48:34||58.5||1: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1972/73||57:25||69.5||NBA champions beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1|
|1973/74||49:33||59.8||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1974/75||40:42||48.8||1: 2 in the first round against the Houston Rockets|
|1975/76||38:44||46.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1976/77||40:42||48.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1977/78||43:39||52.4||0-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1978/79||31:51||37.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1979/80||39:43||47.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1980/81||50:32||61.0||0-2 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls|
|1981/82||33:49||40.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1982/83||44:38||53.7||0-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1983/84||47:35||57.3||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|1984/85||24:58||29.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1985/86||23:59||28.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1986/87||24:58||29.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1987/88||38:44||46.3||1: 3 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|1988/89||52:30||63.4||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1989/90||45:37||54.9||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Detroit Pistons|
|1990/91||39:43||47.6||0-3 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls|
|1991/92||51:31||62.2||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1992/93||60:22||73.2||2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1993/94||57:25||69.5||3: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets|
|1994/95||55:27||67.1||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers|
|1995/96||47:35||57.3||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1996/97||57:25||69.5||3: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Miami Heat|
|1997/98||43:39||52.4||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers|
|1998/99||27:23||54.0||1: 4 in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs|
|1999/00||50:32||61.0||2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers|
|2000/01||48:34||58.5||2-3 in the first round against the Toronto Raptors|
|2001/02||30:52||36.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2002/03||37:45||45.1||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2003/04||39:43||47.6||0-4 in the first round against the New Jersey Nets|
|2004/05||33:49||40.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2005/06||23:59||28.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2006/07||33:49||40.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2007/08||23:59||28.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2008/09||32:50||39.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2009/10||29:53||35.4||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2010/11||42:40||51.2||0-4 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|2011/12||36:30||54.5||1: 4 in the first round against Miami Heat|
|2012/13||54:28||65.9||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers|
|2013/14||37:45||45.1||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2014/15||17:65||20.7||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2015/16||32:50||39.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2016/17||31:51||37.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2017/18||29:53||35.4||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2018/19||17:65||20.7||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2019/20||21:45||31.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|total||2799: 2988||48.4||186: 189 in the playoffs (49.6%) - 2 NBA championships|
0: 1 in the Eastern Division tie-break against the Syracuse Nationals .
Postseason is not included in the play-off balance.
- Homepage of the Knicks
- Marco Plein: NEW YORK KNICKS - No wonder on 34th Street. on: Spiegel online. February 16, 2008.
- History of the New York Knicks
- Official squad of the team
- What's a Knickerbocker? In: nba.com. Retrieved May 25, 2020 (English).
- Knicks get Stoudemire on sport1.de (July 6, 2010).
- Knicks, 'Melo get their wishes with blockbuster deal ( Memento of the original from February 24, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on nba.com (February 22, 2011).
- New York Knicks draft Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on nydailynews.com (June 24, 2011)
- Melo burns Heat with 50 points. In: spox.com. April 3, 2013.
- Phil Jackson Named President of the New York Knicks. ( Memento of the original from March 18, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: knicksnow.com. March 18, 2014, accessed May 21, 2014.
- Knicks Fire Mike Woodson as Coach. In: NYTimes.com. April 21, 2014, accessed May 21, 2014.
- Dissatisfaction in New York: Knicks fire Derek Fisher. In: spox.com. February 8, 2016.
- nba.com: Knicks Name Jeff Hornacek Head Coach Article dated June 2, 2016
- NBA: Derrick Rose by Trade from Chicago Bulls to New York Knicks. In: Sport1.de. Retrieved June 24, 2016 .
- Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony To Oklahoma City
- spox.com: New York Knicks fire head coach Jeff Hornacek April 12, 2018 article
- spox.com: David Fizdale to be the new Head Coach of the New York Knicks Article of May 4, 2018