1966–67 New York Knicks season

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1966–67 New York Knicks season
Head coach Vince Boryla
General manager Eddie Donovan
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 36–45 (.444)
Place Division: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(Eliminated 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WOR
Radio WHN
< 1965–66 1967–68 >

The 1966–67 New York Knicks season was the 21st season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the regular season, the Knicks finished in fourth place in the Eastern Division with a 36–45 record, earning their first playoff berth in eight years.[1] New York lost in the opening round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics, three games to one.[2]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1966 NBA Draft

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.[3]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 1 Cazzie Russell G/F  United States Michigan
2 11 Henry Akin F/C  United States Morehead State
8 69 Mike Silliman F  United States Army
9 78 Bill Turner F  United States Akron
12 98 Dave Deutsch G  United States Rochester

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia 76ers 68 13 .840 28–2 26–8 14–3 28–8
x-Boston Celtics 60 21 .741 8 27–4 25–11 8–6 30–6
x-Cincinnati Royals 39 42 .481 29 20–11 12–24 7–7 14–22
x-New York Knicks 36 45 .444 32 20–15 9–24 7–6 11–25
Baltimore Bullets 20 61 .247 48 12–20 3–30 5–11 7–29
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1966-67 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 1–8 3–6 3–6 2–7 2–7 2–7 1–8 2–7 4–5
Boston 8–1 8–1 8–1 6–3 5–4 9–0 5–4 6–3 5–4
Chicago 6–3 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–3 3–6 1–8 3–6 4–5
Cincinnati 6–3 1–8 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 1–8 5–4 6–3
Detroit 7–2 3–6 5–4 2–7 5–4 4–5 0–9 2–7 2–7
Los Angeles 7–2 4–5 3–6 6–3 4–5 4–5 1–8 3–6 4–5
New York 7–2 0–9 6–3 3–6 5–4 5–4 1–8 5–4 4–5
Philadelphia 8–1 4–5 8–1 8–1 9–0 8–1 8–1 7–2 8–1
San Francisco 7–2 3–6 6–3 4–5 7–2 6–3 4–5 2–7 5–4
St. Louis 5–4 4–5 5–4 3–6 7–2 5–4 5–4 1–8 4–5

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) New York Knicks: Celtics win series 3–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 140, New York 110
  • Game 2 @ New York: Boston 115, New York 108
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 123, Boston 112
  • Game 4 @ New York: Boston 118, New York 109

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Knickerbockers". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1966–67 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1966 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "All-NBA & All-ABA Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "NBA & ABA All-Rookie Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved July 20, 2013.