New York Knicks is a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. They are based in New York City in the United States of America and are one of the better-known teams in the NBA since they were established back in 1946.

The Knicks, have won a total of 2 NBA Championships. Some of their more notable players include Patrick Ewing and Clyde Frazier.

Team Profile

The New York Knickerbockers, also known simply as ‘New York Knicks’, ‘The Knicks’, or ‘New York’, were established in 1946.

The team is owned by Madison Square Garden Sports and the President is Leon Rose.

As of 2024, the team’s Head Coach is Tom Thibodeau.


The Knicks were established in 1946 under the Basketball Association of America. Early on, they made history by becoming the first professional basketball team to sign an African American when they added Sweetwater Clifton to their team.

The New York team won their first NBA Championship title in 1970 and their second one in 1973. In their history, they have only won two titles. Their most recent Conference Title was won in 1999 and they won their first Division Title in nearly a decade in 2013.

Country United States United States
City New York, New York
Founded 1946
Ground Madison Square Garden
Nickname The Knicks
Coach Tom Thibodeau

Their current home arena is Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, and their team colors are royal blue, orange, silver, black, and white. They are affiliated with the Westchester Knicks in the NBA G League.

Notable Players

Some of the more notable players to have played for the Knicks include Clyde Frazier Jr., Richard Barnett, Vernon Earl Monroe, Richard Joseph McGuire, Willis Reed Jr., William Warren Bradley, and Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr..

Other notable players include Isiah Thomas and Jeff Van Gundy. Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin also played for the team for a short while.

Notable Rivalries

New York has also had some notable rivalries including those against the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, and the Miami Heat.

Major Achievements

  • 2 NBA Championships
  • 4 Conference Titles
  • 8 Division Titles

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