1966–67 New York Knicks season

The 1966–67 New York Knicks season was the 21st season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the regular season, the Knicks finished in fourth place in the Eastern Division with a 36–45 record, earning their first playoff berth in eight years.[3] New York lost in the opening round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics, three games to one.[4]

1966–67 New York Knicks season
Head coachDick McGuire
General managerEddie Donovan
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record36–45 (.444)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Semifinals
(Lost to Celtics 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWOR-TV[1]
RadioWHN
(Don Criqui)[2]
< 1965–66 1967–68 >

NBA DraftEdit

Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players picked by the franchise that played at least one game in the league.[5]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 1 Cazzie Russell G/F   United States Michigan
2 11 Henry Akin F/C   United States Morehead State
8 69 Mike Silliman F   United States Army
9 78 Bill Turner F   United States Akron
12 98 Dave Deutsch G   United States Rochester

RosterEdit

Roster listing
1966–67 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 12 Barnett, Dick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1936–10–02 Tennessee State
C 19 Reed, Willis (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1942–06–25 Grambling State
SF 33 Russell, Cazzie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1944–06–07 Michigan
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia 76ers 68 13 .840 28–2 26–8 14–3 28–8
x-Boston Celtics 60 21 .741 8 27–4 25–11 8–6 30–6
x-Cincinnati Royals 39 42 .481 29 20–11 12–24 7–7 14–22
x-New York Knicks 36 45 .444 32 20–15 9–24 7–6 11–25
Baltimore Bullets 20 61 .247 48 12–20 3–30 5–11 7–29
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1966-67 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 1–8 3–6 3–6 2–7 2–7 2–7 1–8 2–7 4–5
Boston 8–1 8–1 8–1 6–3 5–4 9–0 5–4 6–3 5–4
Chicago 6–3 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–3 3–6 1–8 3–6 4–5
Cincinnati 6–3 1–8 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 1–8 5–4 6–3
Detroit 7–2 3–6 5–4 2–7 5–4 4–5 0–9 2–7 2–7
Los Angeles 7–2 4–5 3–6 6–3 4–5 4–5 1–8 3–6 4–5
New York 7–2 0–9 6–3 3–6 5–4 5–4 1–8 5–4 4–5
Philadelphia 8–1 4–5 8–1 8–1 9–0 8–1 8–1 7–2 8–1
San Francisco 7–2 3–6 6–3 4–5 7–2 6–3 4–5 2–7 5–4
St. Louis 5–4 4–5 5–4 3–6 7–2 5–4 5–4 1–8 4–5

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) New York Knicks: Celtics win series 3–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 140, New York 110
  • Game 2 @ New York: Boston 115, New York 108
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 123, Boston 112
  • Game 4 @ New York: Boston 118, New York 109

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Fourth Estate (PDF). New York Knicks. 2003. p. 331. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  2. ^ The Fourth Estate (PDF). New York Knicks. 2003. p. 330. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "New York Knickerbockers". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
  4. ^ "1966–67 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
  5. ^ "1966 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "All-NBA & All-ABA Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "NBA & ABA All-Rookie Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved July 20, 2013.