1999–2000 New York Knicks season

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1999–2000 New York Knicks season
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy
Owner(s) Cablevision
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network
Radio WFAN
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999–2000 New York Knicks season was the 53rd season of NBA basketball in New York City, New York.[1] The Knicks finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 50-32 record. In the playoffs, the Knicks swept the Toronto Raptors in the first round, then they defeated the Miami Heat in the semifinals, but would lose six games to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. This was also Patrick Ewing's final year with the Knicks.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1999 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 15 Frédéric Weis C  France Limoges (France)

Roster[edit]

1999–2000 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 9 Brunson, Rick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1972–06–14 Temple
C 23 Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1974–03–22 Massachusetts
PG 1 Childs, Chris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1967–11–20 Boise State
C 14 Dudley, Chris 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1965–02–22 Yale
C 33 Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1962–08–05 Georgetown
SG 20 Houston, Allan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1971–04–20 Tennessee
PF 2 Johnson, Larry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1969–03–14 UNLV
C 28 Lang, Andrew 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1966–06–28 Arkansas
SF 8 Sprewell, Latrell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1970–09–08 Alabama
PF 40 Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1972–10–04 Texas Christian
SF 44 Wallace, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1974–02–09 Syracuse
PG 21 Ward, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1970–10–12 Florida State
SG 26 Wingate, David 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1963–12–15 Georgetown
Head coach




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

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 18–6
x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 2 33–8 17–24 14–10
x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 3 29–12 20–21 13–11
Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 11 26–15 15–26 12–13
Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 17 26–15 9–32 12–12
New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 21 22–19 9–32 9–16
Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 23 17–24 12–29 7–17
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) New York Knicks vs. (6) Toronto Raptors Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first playoff meeting between the Raptors and Knicks.

April 23
Toronto Raptors 88, New York Knicks 92
April 26
Toronto Raptors 83, New York Knicks 84
April 30
New York Knicks 87, Toronto Raptors 80
New York wins series, 3-0

Eastern Semifinals[edit]

(2) Miami Heat vs. (3) New York Knicks Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3-2)

May 7
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 87
May 9
New York Knicks 82, Miami Heat 76
May 12
Miami Heat 77, New York Knicks 76
May 14
Miami Heat 83, New York Knicks 91
May 17
New York Knicks 81, Miami Heat 87
May 19
Miami Heat 70, New York Knicks 72
May 21
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 82
New York wins series, 4-3

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Indiana Pacers vs. (3) New York Knicks Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Eastern Conference Finals (New York won 4-2)

May 23
New York Knicks 88, Indiana Pacers 102
May 25
New York Knicks 84, Indiana Pacers 88
May 27
Indiana Pacers 95, New York Knicks 98
May 29
Indiana Pacers 89, New York Knicks 91
May 31
New York Knicks 79, Indiana Pacers 88
June 2
Indiana Pacers 93, New York Knicks 80
Indiana wins series, 4-2

References[edit]