New York Knicks

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The New York Knickerbockers, more commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.wikipedia
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The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, an arena they share with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Eastern Conference (NBA)

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The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

National Basketball Association

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The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team, established by Ned Irish in 1946, was one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which became the NBA after merging with the rival National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949.
On November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, in a game the NBA now refers to as the first game played in NBA history.

Atlantic Division (NBA)

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The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.

1972–73 NBA season

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Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973.
The season ended with the New York Knicks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.

Bulls–Knicks rivalry

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The playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by future Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing; this era was marked by passionate rivalries with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.
The Bulls–Knicks rivalry is a rivalry between the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1969–70 NBA season

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Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973.
The season ended with the New York Knicks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

Madison Square Garden

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The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, an arena they share with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
It is home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and was home to the New York Liberty (WNBA) from 1997 to 2017.

Patrick Ewing

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The playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by future Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing; this era was marked by passionate rivalries with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.
He played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA's New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.

Heat–Knicks rivalry

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The playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by future Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing; this era was marked by passionate rivalries with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.
The Heat–Knicks rivalry is a National Basketball Association (NBA) rivalry between the Miami Heat and New York Knicks.

Red Holzman

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It was not until the late 1960s when Red Holzman became head coach that the Knicks began to regain their former dominance.
He is probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1967 to 1982.

Jeff Van Gundy

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During this time, they were known for playing tough defense under head coaches Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy, making two appearances in the NBA Finals, in 1994 and 1999.
He has previously been the head coach of the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association.

Carmelo Anthony

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Since 2000, the Knicks have struggled to regain their former glory, but won its first division title in 19 years in 2012–13, led by a core of forwards Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
In 2011, he was traded from Denver to the New York Knicks days prior to the NBA trade deadline.

Max Kase

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Max Kase, a New York sportswriter, became the sports editor at the Boston American in the 1930s, when he met Boston Garden owner Walter A. Brown.
In 1946, he was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the New York Knicks and the Basketball Association of America, predecessor to the NBA.

Pat Riley

During this time, they were known for playing tough defense under head coaches Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy, making two appearances in the NBA Finals, in 1994 and 1999.
He was named NBA Coach of the Year three times (1989–90, 1992–93 and 1996–97, as head coach of the Lakers, New York Knicks and Heat, respectively).

NBA Finals

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Beginning in 1950, the Knicks made three consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals, all of which were losing efforts.
The 1970s saw eight teams win the title, with the Celtics and New York Knicks winning twice.

Amar'e Stoudemire

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Since 2000, the Knicks have struggled to regain their former glory, but won its first division title in 19 years in 2012–13, led by a core of forwards Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
He played for the Suns, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Miami Heat before retiring from the NBA in 2016.

Boston Celtics

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Alongside the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of two original NBA teams still located in its original city.
But the season ended in disappointment, as they were upset in seven games by the New York Knicks in the Conference Finals.

Joe Lapchick

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The Knicks were successful during their early years and were constant playoff contenders under the franchise's first head coach Joe Lapchick.
After ending his playing career in 1937, Lapchick became head coach at St. John's University, a position he held until 1947, when he took over the New York Knicks in the NBA.

Ned Irish

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The team, established by Ned Irish in 1946, was one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which became the NBA after merging with the rival National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949. Ned Irish, a college basketball promoter, retired sportswriter and then president of Madison Square Garden, was in attendance.
He was the president of the New York Knicks from 1946 to 1974.

Madison Square Garden (1925)

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Ned Irish, a college basketball promoter, retired sportswriter and then president of Madison Square Garden, was in attendance.
MSG III was the home of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, and also hosted numerous boxing matches, the Millrose Games, concerts, and other events.

Harry Gallatin

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In the 1948 NBA draft, the Knicks selected two future Hall of Fame players in center Dolph Schayes and Harry Gallatin.
Gallatin played nine seasons for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1948 to 1957, as well as one season with the Detroit Pistons in the 1957–58 season.

Bud Palmer

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Braun, who averaged 14.3 points, emerged as the team's star and paired with Dick Holub and Bud Palmer to account for half of the team's offense.
He was a member of the New York Knicks during the team's first three seasons in the Basketball Association of America, and was the leading scorer in the team's inaugural 1946–47 season.

1950–51 NBA season

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The following season, the Knicks made history signing Sweetwater Clifton to a contract, thus becoming the first professional basketball team to sign an African American player.
The season ended with the Rochester Royals winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

Phil Jackson

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Rookies Phil Jackson and Walt Frazier were named to the NBA All-Rookie Team while Dick Barnett and Willis Reed performed in the 1968 NBA All-Star Game.
A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning NBA championships with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973.