1953–54 New York Knicks season
|1953–54 New York Knicks season|
|Head coach||Joe Lapchick|
|General manager||Ned Irish|
|Arena||Madison Square Garden|
|Place||Division: 1st (Eastern)|
|Playoff finish||East Division Semifinals
(3rd place in double Round Robin)
The 1953–54 New York Knicks season was the eighth season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). New York won its second straight regular season Eastern Division title with a 44–28 record, which placed them two games ahead of the Boston Celtics and Syracuse Nationals. The first round of the 1954 NBA Playoffs consisted of round-robin tournaments, where the top three teams in each division played each other in home and away matchups. The Knicks went 0–4 against the Celtics and Nationals, and did not qualify for the Eastern Division Finals.
Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players picked by the franchise that played at least one game in the league.
|T||–||Walter Dukes||C||United States||Seton Hall|
|2||9||Don Ackerman||G||United States||Long Island|
|2||15||Neil Gordon||F||United States||Furman|
|5||–||Bob Santini||F||United States||Iona|
|–||–||Richard Atha||G||United States||Indiana State University|
|–||–||Joe Smyth||F||United States||Niagara|
|x-New York Knicks||44||28||.611||–||18–8||15–13||11–7||24–16|
- x – clinched playoff spot
Record vs. opponents
|1953-54 NBA Records|
East Division Semifinals
|New York Knicks||0||4|
Awards and records
- "New York Knickerbockers Franchise Index". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "1953–54 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "1953–54 New York Knickerbockers Schedule and Results". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "1953 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
- "All-NBA & All-ABA Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved June 8, 2013.