1985–86 New York Knicks season
|1985–86 New York Knicks season|
|Patrick Ewing's rookie season|
|Head coach||Hubie Brown|
|General manager||Dave DeBusschere|
|Arena||Madison Square Garden|
|Television||MSG Network, WOR, EMI|
|< 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. He was signed to a six-year $17 million deal, the richest ever for an NBA rookie.
|1||1||Patrick Ewing||C||United States||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|
|x-New Jersey Nets||39||43||.476||28||26–15||13–28||11–13|
|New York Knicks||23||59||.280||44||15–26||8–33||5–19|
|7||x-New Jersey Nets||39||43||.476||28|
|11||New York Knicks||23||59||.280||44|
New York Knicks
|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
- Patrick Ewing, NBA All-Star Game Appearance
- Patrick Ewing, NBA Rookie of the Year
- Patrick Ewing, NBA All-Rookie Team
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- "All Eyes on Lottery for Ewing". New York Times. May 6, 1985.
- "Draft a Tall Story, with Ewing on Top". New York Times. June 19, 1985.
- "Ewing Signs Pact Worth Up To $30 Million". New York Times. September 19, 1985.
- 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.