1955–56 New York Knicks season

The 1955–56 New York Knicks season was the tenth season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the regular season, the Knicks finished with a 35–37 record and tied for third place in the Eastern Division with the Syracuse Nationals. New York lost to the Nationals in a one-game playoff for a berth in the Eastern Division Semifinals.[3]

1955–56 New York Knicks season
Head coachJoe Lapchick
Vince Boryla
General managerNed Irish
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record35–37 (.486)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify
(Lost Division third-place tiebreaker to Nationals, 0–1)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWPIX
(Bob Wolff, Bud Palmer)[1]
RadioWINS
(Les Keiter, Jim Gordon)[2]
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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.[4]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 4 Ken Sears F   United States Santa Clara
2 11 Jerry Mullen F   United States San Francisco
3 19 Guy Sparrow F   United States Detroit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 45 27 .625 - 21-7 11-17 13-3 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 33 .542 6 20-7 12-15 7-11 18-18
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 10 23-8 9–19 3-10 15-21
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 10 13-15 16-13 6-9 17-19


x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1955–56 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIN NYK PHI ROC STL SYR
Boston 4–5 7–2 5–7 5–7 5–4 5–4 8–4
Fort Wayne 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–5 7–5 7–5 4–5
Minneapolis 2–7 7–5 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–7 4–5
New York 7–5 4–5 4–5 6–6 6–3 4–5 4–8
Philadelphia 7–5 5–4 6–3 6–6 6–3 6–3 9–3
Rochester 4–5 5–7 5–7 3–6 3–6 6–6 5–4
St. Louis 4–5 5–7 7–5 5–4 3–6 6–6 3–6
Syracuse 4–8 5–4 5–4 8–4 3–9 4–5 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Fourth Estate (PDF). New York Knicks. 2003. p. 331. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  2. ^ The Fourth Estate (PDF). New York Knicks. 2003. p. 330. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "1955–56 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "1955 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved December 29, 2012.

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