1990–91 New York Knicks season

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1990–91 New York Knicks season
Head coach Stu Jackson
John MacLeod
General manager Al Bianchi
Dave Checketts
Owner(s) Paramount Communications, Inc.
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 39–43 (.476)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0–3)
Local media
Television MSG Network, EMI
Radio WFAN
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

The 1990–91 New York Knicks season was the 45th season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the offseason, the Knicks signed unrestricted free agent John Starks, who played in the Continental Basketball Association the previous season.[1] The Knicks changed their on-court leadership early in the season as head coach Stu Jackson was replaced by John MacLeod.[2] After a 5–2 start to the season, the Knicks lost seven of their next nine games and played below .500 for the rest of the season.[3] They finished in third place in the Atlantic Division with a 39–43 record, and earned the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference for the NBA Playoffs. In the first round, the Knicks were swept in three straight games by the Chicago Bulls, who were on their way to winning the championship.[4]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1990 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Jerrod Mustaf PF/C  United States Maryland

Roster[edit]

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 1 United States Cheeks, Maurice 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) West Texas A&M
C 33 United States Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
PG 14 United States Grant, Greg 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 140 lb (64 kg) Trenton State
PG 13 United States Jackson, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) St. John's
C 32 United States Mustaf, Jerrod 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Maryland
PF 34 United States Oakley, Charles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
SF 23 United States Quinnett, Brian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Washington State
SG 3 United States Starks, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oklahoma State
SG 6 United States Tucker, Trent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Minnesota
SF 55 United States Vandeweghe, Kiki 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
SF 7 United States Walker, Kenny 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Kentucky
C 45 United States Wilkins, Eddie Lee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Gardner–Webb
SG 21 United States Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Chattanooga
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 35–6 21–20 20-6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 44 38 .537 12 29-12 15-26 14-12
x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 17 21-20 18-23 17–9
Washington Bullets 30 52 .366 26 21-20 9-32 10-16
New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 30 20-21 6–35 8-18
Miami Heat 24 58 .293 32 18-23 6-35 9-17
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Chicago Bulls 61 21 .744
2 y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 5
3 x-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 11
4 x-Milwaukee Bucks 48 34 .585 13
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 44 38 .537 17
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 18
7 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 20
8 x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 28
10 Washington Bullets 30 52 .366 31
11 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 35
12 Charlotte Hornets 26 56 .317 35
13 Miami Heat 24 58 .293 37


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) New York Knicks: Bulls win series 3–0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Chicago won 4–2)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Longman, Jere (May 27, 1993). "Manhattan's Matador John Starks Was Killing Time. Now He's Killing The Bulls". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ Brown, Clifton (December 4, 1990). "Jackson Is Let Go in a Surprise Move by the Knicks". The New York Times. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1990–91 New York Knicks Schedule and Results". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1990–91 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "All-NBA & All-ABA Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 

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