2001–02 New York Knicks season

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2001–02 New York Knicks season
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy
Don Chaney
General manager Scott Layden
Owner(s) Cablevision
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 30–52 (.366)
Place Division: 7th (Atlantic)
Conference: 13th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network
Radio WFAN
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

The 2001–02 New York Knicks season was the 56th season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Without Larry Johnson who retired during training camp, the Knicks continued to struggle. After a 10–9 start to the season, head coach Jeff Van Gundy unexpectedly resigned in December, explaining he had "diminished focus", though he would return to coach the Houston Rockets in the 2003–04 season. Don Chaney took over for Van Gundy.[1][2] Under Chaney, the Knicks went 20–43 on their way to finishing last place in the Atlantic Division with a 30–52 record.[3][4] The Knicks missed the NBA Playoffs for the first time in 15 seasons.[5] Following the season, Marcus Camby was traded to the Denver Nuggets.[6]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2001 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 38 Michael Wright F  United States Arizona
2 42 Eric Chenowith C  United States Kansas

Roster[edit]

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 49 United States Anderson, Shandon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Georgia
F/C 23 United States Camby, Marcus Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Massachusetts
G 4 United States Eisley, Howard 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Boston College
F 32 United States Harrington, Othella 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Georgetown
G 20 United States Houston, Allan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Tennessee
C 44 United States Knight, Travis 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Connecticut
G 31 United States Jackson, Mark 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) St. John's
G 7 United States Postell, Lavor 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) St. John's
G 25 United States Robinson, Larry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Centenary
C 50 United States Spencer, Felton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Louisville
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 21 United States Ward, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Florida State
F 35 United States Weatherspoon, Clarence 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Southern Mississippi
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New Jersey Nets 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 16–8
x-Boston Celtics 49 33 .598 3 27–14 22–19 17–7
x-Orlando Magic 44 38 .537 8 27–14 17–24 12–12
x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 9 22–19 21–20 14–11
Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 15 22–19 15–26 12–13
Miami Heat 36 46 .439 16 18–23 18–23 10–14
New York Knicks 30 52 .366 22 19–22 11–30 4–20


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]

Awards & records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broussard, Chris (December 9, 2001). "Pro Basketball; Resigning After 19 Games, Van Gundy Shocks the Knicks". The New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ Raimondi, Marc (June 28, 2013). "Van Gundy calls 'stupid decision' to resign from Knicks 'something I regret to this day'". New York Post. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2001–02 New York Knicks Roster and Stats". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2001–02 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "New York Knickerbockers Franchise Index". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Broussard, Chris (June 27, 2002). "Pro Basketball; Knicks Get McDyess for Camby and Jackson". The New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 

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