1999–2000 New York Knicks season

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1999–2000 New York Knicks season
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy
General manager Scott Layden
Owner(s) Cablevision
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network
Radio WFAN
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999–2000 New York Knicks season was the 53rd season of NBA basketball in New York City.[1] In his second year with the Knicks, Latrell Sprewell became a starter after playing off the bench last season and averaged 18.6 points per game. After advancing to the NBA Finals as the #8 seed last year, the Knicks finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 50–32 record. Allan Houston was selected to play in the 2000 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Knicks swept the Toronto Raptors in three straight games. In the semifinals, they faced the Miami Heat for the fourth consecutive year. They would defeat the Heat in a hard fought seven game series, but would lose in six games to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Following the season, Patrick Ewing was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics and John Wallace was traded to the Dallas Mavericks who then traded him to the Detroit Pistons.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1999 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 15 Frédéric Weis C  France Limoges (France)

Roster[edit]

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 9 United States Brunson, Rick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Temple
F/C 23 United States Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Massachusetts
G 1 United States Childs, Chris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Boise State
C 14 United States Dudley, Chris 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Yale
C 33 United States Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
G 20 United States Houston, Allan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Tennessee
F 2 United States Johnson, Larry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UNLV
C 28 United States Lang, Andrew 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Arkansas
G/F 8 United States Sprewell, Latrell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Alabama
F/C 40 United States Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Texas Christian
G/F 44 United States Wallace, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Syracuse
G 21 United States Ward, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Florida State
G/F 25 United States Wingate, David 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgetown
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 18–6
x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 2 33–8 17–24 14–10
x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 3 29–12 20–21 13–11
Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 11 26–15 15–26 12–13
Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 17 26–15 9–32 12–12
New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 21 22–19 9–32 9–16
Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 23 17–24 12–29 7–17
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39
c – clinched conference title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) New York Knicks vs. (6) Toronto Raptors Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first playoff meeting between the Raptors and Knicks.

April 23
Toronto Raptors 88, New York Knicks 92
April 26
Toronto Raptors 83, New York Knicks 84
April 30
New York Knicks 87, Toronto Raptors 80
New York wins series, 3-0

Eastern Semifinals[edit]

(2) Miami Heat vs. (3) New York Knicks Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3-2)

May 7
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 87
May 9
New York Knicks 82, Miami Heat 76
May 12
Miami Heat 77, New York Knicks 76
May 14
Miami Heat 83, New York Knicks 91
May 17
New York Knicks 81, Miami Heat 87
May 19
Miami Heat 70, New York Knicks 72
May 21
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 82
New York wins series, 4-3

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Indiana Pacers vs. (3) New York Knicks Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Eastern Conference Finals (New York won 4-2)

May 23
New York Knicks 88, Indiana Pacers 102
May 25
New York Knicks 84, Indiana Pacers 88
May 27
Indiana Pacers 95, New York Knicks 98
May 29
Indiana Pacers 89, New York Knicks 91
May 31
New York Knicks 79, Indiana Pacers 88
June 2
Indiana Pacers 93, New York Knicks 80
Indiana wins series, 4-2

Player stats[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

Regular season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

References[edit]