1991–92 New York Knicks season

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1991–92 New York Knicks season
Head coach Pat Riley
Owner(s) Paramount Communications, Inc.
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 51–31 (.622)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network, EMI
Radio WFAN
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991–92 New York Knicks season was the 46th season of NBA basketball in New York City, New York. The team hired Pat Riley to take over the as coach. Riley had an impact as the Knicks finished with a 51–31 record.[1] In the playoffs, the Knicks eliminated the Detroit Pistons in five games. In the second round, the Knicks faced off against the defending champion Chicago Bulls. The Knicks frustrated the Bulls and Michael Jordan with their physical play.[2] The Knicks lost in seven games as the Bulls–Knicks rivalry was born.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1991 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 12 Greg Anthony Guard  United States UNLV

Roster[edit]

New York Knicks 1991-92 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 2 United States Anthony, Greg 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) UNLV
C 35 United States Donaldson, James (from DAL) 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Washington State
F/C 33 United States Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
G 13 United States Jackson, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) St. John's
F 14 United States Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
C 44 United States McCormick, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
F 32 United States McDaniel, Xavier 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wichita State
G 4 United States McKinney, Carlton (waived) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Southern Methodist
F/C 34 United States Oakley, Charles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
F 23 United States Quinnett, Brian (to DAL) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Washington State
G 3 United States Starks, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oklahoma State
F 55 United States Vandeweghe, Kiki 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
G/F 21 United States Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Chattanooga
G/F 20/7 United States Winchester, Kennard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Averett

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Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 34–7 17–24 19–9
x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 30–11 21–20 20–8
x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 11 25–16 15–26 15–13
x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 13 28–13 10–31 14–14
Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 16 23–18 12–29 15–13
Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 26 14–27 11–30 7–21
Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 30 13–28 8–33 8–20
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) New York Knicks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Knicks win series 3–2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1990 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Detroit won 4–1)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (4) New York Knicks: Bulls win series 4–3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3–0)

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]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]