1955–56 New York Knicks season

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1955–56 New York Knicks season
Head coach Joe Lapchick
Vince Boryla
General manager Ned Irish
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 35–37 (.486)
Place Division: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WPIX[1]
(Bob Wolff, Bud Palmer)
Radio WINS[2]
(Les Keiter, Jim Gordon)
< 1954–55 1956–57 >

The 1955–56 New York Knicks season was the tenth season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the regular season, the Knicks finished with a 35–37 record and tied for third place in the Eastern Division with the Syracuse Nationals. New York lost to the Nationals in a one-game playoff for a berth in the Eastern Division Semifinals.[3]

NBA Draft[edit]

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.[4]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 4 Ken Sears F  United States Santa Clara
2 11 Jerry Mullen F  United States San Francisco
3 19 Guy Sparrow F  United States Detroit

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 45 27 .625 - 21-7 11-17 13-3 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 33 .542 6 20-7 12-15 7-11 18-18
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 10 23-8 9–19 3-10 15-21
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 10 13-15 16-13 6-9 17-19


x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955-56 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIN NYK PHI ROC STL SYR
Boston 4–5 7–2 5–7 5–7 5–4 5–4 8–4
Fort Wayne 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–5 7–5 7–5 4–5
Minneapolis 2–7 7–5 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–7 4–5
New York 7–5 4–5 4–5 6–6 6–3 4–5 4–8
Philadelphia 7–5 5–4 6–3 6–6 6–3 6–3 9–3
Rochester 4–5 5–7 5–7 3–6 3–6 6–6 5–4
St. Louis 4–5 5–7 7–5 5–4 3–6 6–6 3–6
Syracuse 4–8 5–4 5–4 8–4 3–9 4–5 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Fourth Estate (PDF). New York Knicks. 2003. p. 331. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ The Fourth Estate (PDF). New York Knicks. 2003. p. 330. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1955–56 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "1955 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 

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