1946–47 New York Knicks season

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1946–47 New York Knicks season
Head coach Neil Cohalan
General manager Ned Irish
Owner(s) Ned Irish
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 33–27 (.550)
Place Division: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish BAA Semifinals
(eliminated 0–2)
Radio WCBS
1947–48 >

The 1946–47 New York Knicks season was the first season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Knicks, the shortened form of Knickerbockers, named for Father Knickerbocker (a popular symbol of New York), are one of only two teams of the original National Basketball Association still located in its original city (the other being the Boston Celtics). The Knickerbockers first head coach was Neil Cohalan.

Roster[edit]

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 1215 Brindley, Aud 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1923-12-31 Dartmouth
G/F 14 Byrnes, Tommy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1923-02-19 Seton Hall
C 3 Cluggish, Bob 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1917-09-18 Kentucky
F/C 10 Fitzgerald, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1923-03-14 Fordham
F 4 Frey, Frido 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1921-10-26 Long Island
G 9 Gottlieb, Leo 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1920-11-28 DeWitt Clinton HS (NY)
G 8 Hertzberg, Sonny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1922-07-29 City College of New York
C 519 Knorek, Lee 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1921-07-15 Detroit
G 5 Mangiapane, Frank 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1925-08-05 New York
F/C 16 Palmer, Bud 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1921-07-14 Princeton
G 6 Schectman, Ossie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1919-03-30 Long Island
G/F 7 Stutz, Stan 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1920-04-14 Rhode Island
G/F 1117 Van Breda Kolff, Butch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1922-10-28 New York
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

The Knicks' (and the BAA's) first game was played on November 1, 1946, against the Toronto Huskies as the New York Knickerbockers at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, where the Knickerbockers won 68–66.[1]

Season standings[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1946-47 BAA Records
Team BOS CHI CLE DET NYK PHI PIT PRO STL TOR WAS
Boston 0–6 2–4 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–1 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5
Chicago 6–0 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 3–3 3–4 4–2 1–5
Cleveland 4–2 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 1–5
Detroit 3–3 3–3 2–4 1–5 2–4 3–3 2–4 0–6 3–3 1–5
New York 2–4 3–3 2-4 5–1 2–4 6–0 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–4
Philadelphia 5–1 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 5–1 1–5
Pittsburgh 1–5 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–5 3–3 1–5 3–3 1–5
Providence 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 3–3 0–6
St. Louis 5–1 4–3 5–1 6–0 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–2 2–4 2–4
Toronto 2–4 2–4 0–6 3–3 3–3 1–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 1–5
Washington 5–1 5–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 5–1 5–1 6–0 4–2 5–1

Game log[edit]

1946–47 Game Log
1946–47 Schedule

Playoffs[edit]

BAA First Round[edit]

(E3) New York Knicks vs. (W3) Cleveland Rebels: Knicks win series 2–1

  • Game 1 @ Cleveland: Cleveland 77, New York 51
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 86, Cleveland 74
  • Game 3 @ New York: New York 93, Cleveland 71

BAA Semifinals[edit]

(E2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (E3) New York Knicks: Warriors win series 2–0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 82, New York 70
  • Game 2 @ New York: Philadelphia 72, New York 53 [2]

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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

January 21, 1947
To New York Knicks
Bob Fitzgerald[3]
To Toronto Huskies
Bob Mullens

Sales[edit]

Player Date sold New team
Jake Weber[3] December 2, 1946 Providence Steamrollers
Ralph Kaplowitz[3] January 16, 1947 Philadelphia Warriors
Hank Rosenstein[3] January 26, 1947 Providence Steamrollers
Nat Militzok[4] February, 1947 Toronto Huskies

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldaper, Sam. The First Game, National Basketball Association. Accessed 2008-03-25.
  2. ^ 1946–47 New York Knickerbockers Statistics – Basketball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b c d "1946-47 New York Knicks Transactions". Basketball Reference. Accessed on June 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Nat Militzok Stats". Basketball Reference. Accessed on June 21, 2017.

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