2002–03 New York Knicks season

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2002–03 New York Knicks season
Head coach Don Chaney
General manager Scott Layden
Owner(s) Cablevision
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 37–45 (.451)
Place Division: 6th (Atlantic)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network
Radio WFAN
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002–03 New York Knicks season was the 57th season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Knicks' hopes for a rebound season took a hit before the start of the season as Antonio McDyess, who was acquired from the Denver Nuggets needed knee surgery and was lost for the entire season.[1] Meanwhile, Latrell Sprewell showed up to training camp with a broken hand.[2] The Knicks missed the NBA Playoffs for the second straight year,[3] finishing tied for fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 37–45 record.[4] Following the season, Sprewell was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[5]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 Nenê Hilario PF  Brazil Vasco da Gama {Brazil)
2 36 Miloš Vujanić G  Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade

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
C 51 United States Doleac, Michael 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 262 lb (119 kg) Utah
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
F/C United States McDyess, Antonio Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
F 54 United States Nailon, Lee 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Texas Christian
G 7 United States Postell, Lavor 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) St. John's
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
G 30 United States Williams, Frank 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster notes[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Michael Doleac August 7 Cleveland Cavaliers
Mark Pope September 30 Milwaukee Bucks
Lee Nailon October 30 Charlotte Hornets

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 33–8 16–25 16–8
x-Philadelphia 76ers 48 34 .585 1 25–16 23–18 17–7
x-Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 5 25–16 19–22 13–12
x-Orlando Magic 42 40 .512 7 26–15 16–25 14–11
Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 12 23–18 14–27 11–13
New York Knicks 37 45 .451 12 24–17 13–28 9–15
Miami Heat 25 57 .305 24 16–25 9–32 5–19


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Isola, Frank (October 14, 2002). "Bad Break For Knicks' Season: Knee Fractured, McDyess Is Gone". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hack, Damon; Broussard, Chris (October 8, 2002). "Pro Basketball; Knicks Fine Sprewell $250,000 and Say Stay Away". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "New York Knickerbockers Franchise Index". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2002–03 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ Isola, Frank (July 24, 2003). "Knicks send Sprewell packing: Trade nets Van Horn". New York Daily News. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Mark Pope". Wake Forest University. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Pedulla, Tom (June 27, 2002). "Knicks nab McDyess in draft day trade". USA Today. Retrieved April 13, 2016.