1993–94 New York Knicks season

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1993–94 New York Knicks season
Conference Champions
Division Champions
Head coach Pat Riley
General manager Ernie Grunfeld
Owner(s) Paramount Communications, Inc. (through March 10, 1994)
Viacom (starting on March 11, 1994)
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network, EMI
Radio WFAN
< 1992–93 1994–95 >

The 1993–94 New York Knicks season was the 48th season of NBA basketball in New York City. This marked the last season in which the Knicks (and all other MSG properties) were owned by Paramount Communications (formerly Gulf+Western), which was sold near the end of the season to Viacom, which in turn sold them to ITT Corporation and Cablevision. A couple of years later, ITT would sell their share to Cablevision, who still owns the Knicks today.

In the offseason, the Knicks signed Anthony Bonner as a free agent. With Doc Rivers out injured for the rest of the season after playing 19 games, the Knicks acquired Derek Harper from the Dallas Mavericks to fill the void left by Rivers. The Knicks finished first place in the Atlantic Division with a 57–25 record. Three members of the team, Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Charles Oakley were all selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Knicks defeated the New Jersey Nets in the four games. In the semifinals, they defeated the Chicago Bulls in a full seven game series. In the Eastern Conference Finals, they defeated the 5th-seeded Indiana Pacers in another full seven game series. The Knicks advanced to the 1994 NBA Finals, but would lose in seven games to the Houston Rockets. Following the season, Rolando Blackman retired.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1993 NBA draft

The Knicks had no draft picks in 1993.

Roster[edit]

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SF 42 United States Anderson, Eric 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Indiana
PG 50 United States Anthony, Greg 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) UNLV
SG 20 United States Blackman, Rolando 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas State
PF 4 United States Bonner, Anthony 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Saint Louis
SG 44 United States Davis, Hubert 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) North Carolina
C 33 United States Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
PG 7 United States Gaines, Corey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Loyola Marymount
PG 11 United States Harper, Derek 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Illinois
PF 14 United States Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
PF 34 United States Oakley, Charles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
PG 25 United States Rivers, Doc Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Marquette
SF 54 United States Smith, Charles 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pittsburgh
SG 3 United States Starks, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oklahoma State
C 32 United States Williams, Herb 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Ohio State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Pre season[edit]

Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New York Knicks 57 25 .695 32–9 25–16 18–10
x-Orlando Magic 50 32 .610 7 31–10 19–22 20–8
x-New Jersey Nets 45 37 .549 12 29–12 16–25 17–11
x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 15 22–19 20–21 16–12
Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 25 18–23 14–27 12–16
Philadelphia 76ers 25 57 .305 32 15–26 10–31 7–21
Washington Bullets 24 58 .293 33 17–24 7–34 8–20

[1]

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695
2 y-New York Knicks 57 25 .695
3 x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Orlando Magic 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Indiana Pacers 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 10
7 x-New Jersey Nets 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 15
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 16
10 Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 25
11 Philadelphia 76ers 25 57 .305 32
12 Washington Bullets 24 58 .293 33
13t Milwaukee Bucks 20 62 .244 37
13t Detroit Pistons 20 62 .244 37
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

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]

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Channel Play-by-play Alternate Play-by-play Color commentator Studio host Alternate Studio host
MSG Network Marv Albert Al Trautwig John Andariese Al Trautwig Bruce Beck

Some New York Knicks TV games carried on MSG 2 because of broadcast conflict with the New York Rangers (NHL).

Radio[edit]

Channel Play-by-play Alternate Play-by-play Color commentator Studio Host Alternate Studio Host
WFAN Mike Breen John Minko Walt Frazier John Minko Steve Somers

Some New York Knicks radio games carried on WEVD because of broadcast conflict with the New York Jets (NFL) and the New York Rangers (NHL).

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

January 6, 1994 To New York Knicks
Derek Harper
To Dallas Mavericks
Tony Campbell
1997 1st-round pick

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Anthony Bonner October 5 Sacramento Kings
Corey Gaines December 18 La Crosse Catbirds (CBA)
Gerald Paddio January 5 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
Subtractions
Player Date signed New Team
Gerald Paddio January 20 Washington Bullets

See also[edit]

References[edit]