1985–86 New York Knicks season

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1985–86 New York Knicks season
Patrick Ewing's rookie season
Head coach Hubie Brown
General manager Dave DeBusschere
Owner(s) Gulf+Western
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 23–59 (.280)
Place Division: 5th
Conference: 11th
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network, WOR, EMI
Radio WNBC
< 1984–85 1986–87 >

The 1985–86 New York Knicks season was the 40th season of NBA basketball in New York City, New York. The Knicks had won the first overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft in the league's first ever draft lottery, which they used to select Patrick Ewing out of Georgetown, who was regarded as the most sought-after prospect since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1969 by the New York Times.[1][2] He was signed to a six-year $17 million deal, the richest ever for an NBA rookie.[3]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 1 Patrick Ewing C  United States[4] Georgetown
2 23 Gerald Wilkins G  United States Tennessee–Chattanooga
4 3 Fred Cofield G  United States Eastern Michigan
5 3 Mike Schlegel C  United States Virginia Commonwealth
6 3 Kent Lockhart  ?  United States Texas–El Paso
7 3 Ken Bantum  ?  United States Cornell

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817 40–1 27–14 18–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13 31–10 23–18 15–9
x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28 26–15 13–28 11–13
x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28 26–15 13–28 11–13
New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44 15–26 8–33 5–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 10
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 17
5 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28
7 x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28
8 x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 37
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 38
10 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 41
11 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44


Roster[edit]

New York Knicks
Goaltenders
  • GM: TBD
  • Coach: TBD

Guards

Forwards

Centers

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Eyes on Lottery for Ewing". New York Times. May 6, 1985. 
  2. ^ "Draft a Tall Story, with Ewing on Top". New York Times. June 19, 1985. 
  3. ^ "Ewing Signs Pact Worth Up To $30 Million". New York Times. September 19, 1985. 
  4. ^ Ewing was born in  Jamaica, but had become a naturalized United States citizen while at Georgetown, as evidenced by his selection to the USA team at the 1984 Olympics.