Westchester Knicks

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Westchester Knicks
Westchester Knicks logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2014
History Westchester Knicks
2014–present
Arena Westchester County Center
Location White Plains, New York
Team colors Blue, orange, silver, white
                   
Team manager Allan Houston
Head coach Mike Miller
Ownership New York Knicks
Affiliation(s) New York Knicks
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 0
Website westchester.dleague.nba.com

The Westchester Knicks is an American professional basketball team of the NBA Development League and is an affiliate of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. Based in Westchester County, the Knicks play their home games at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

The Knicks became the seventh D-League team to be owned by an NBA team and replaced the Erie BayHawks as the Knicks' D-League affiliate.[1]

The Knicks had filed for trademarks for five possible names: New York 914s, New York 'Bockers, New York Plainsmen, New York Empire, and New York Hutch.[2] On May 14, 2014, the Westchester Knicks name and logo were announced; in addition to retaining the parent club's "Knicks" name, the Knicks have also incorporated the original "Father Knickerbocker" logo (drawn by Willard Mullin) which was in use by the parent Knicks from the team's founding in 1946 until 1964.[3]

History[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

On September 3, 2014 Westchester acquired 16 players on the 2014 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[4] On October 13 Kevin Whitted was named as the first coach of Westchester.[5] On November 1, in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft, the Westchester Knicks made second-round guard Joseph Bertrand their first ever selection.[6] On November 16 they made their regular season debut in an 84-91 loss against the local Oklahoma City Blue.[7] Three days later they made their home debut, again losing, this time against the Canton Charge on an 84-88 affair.[8] Their first win came on November 21 against the Grand Rapids Drive in their third game, which they won by 97-83 at home.[9]

On January 7, 2015, Langston Galloway signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, becoming the first player to be called up to the NBA in franchise history.[10]

On March 30, 2015, the Knicks announced via Twitter that head coach Kevin Whitted was relieved of his duties and that assistant coach Craig Hodges would serve as the interim head coach for the final week of the 2014-15 season.[11] The Knicks were 10-36 at the time for Whitted's firing, which was second worst in the Development League. Whitted became the first head coach to be fired in franchise history.

2015–16 season[edit]

On October 7, 2015, the Westchester Knicks hired Mike Miller to be their head coach.[12] Previously he served as an assistant coach for the Austin Toros. On October 27, 2015, the Westchester Knicks hired Coby Karl and Derrick Alston as the assistant basketball coaches.[13] On October 31, 2015, with the second pick in the NBA D-League draft, The Westchester Knicks drafted Jimmer Fredette.[14]

Season by season[edit]

Season Division Regular Season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Westchester Knicks
2014–15 Atlantic 5th 10 40 .200
2015–16 Atlantic 2nd 28 22 .560 1st Round: Lost to Sioux Falls (0-2)
Regular Season Record 38 62 .380
Playoff Record 0 2 .000

Current roster[edit]

Westchester Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 5 Atkins, Darion 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1992–09–17 Virginia
C 34 Bachynski, Jordan 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 254 lb (115 kg) 1989–09–06 Arizona State
G/F 6 Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1980–05–12 Kentucky
G 4 Capers, Kevin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1993–05–02 Florida Southern
G 1 Crawford, Jordon 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1990–07–17 Bowling Green
G 8 James, Ra'Shad 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–01–26 Northwood (FL)
G 7 Walker, Devondrick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992–07–11 Texas A&M Commerce
F Woolridge, Renaldo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1990–05–22 Southern California
F 35 Wright, Keith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1989–07–22 Harvard
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2016–04–01

Affiliates[edit]

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