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 at 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

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

Game logEdit

1966–67 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 October 15 @ Philadelphia 112–128 Dave Stallworth (24) 0–1
2 October 18 Los Angeles 119–122 Walt Bellamy (25) 1–1
3 October 19 @ Baltimore 131–109 Howard Komives (28) 2–1
4 October 22 Boston 126–97 Cazzie Russell (20) 2–2
5 October 23 @ Chicago 124–105 Howard Komives (24) 3–2
6 October 26 @ Los Angeles 133–122 Howard Komives (32) 4–2
7 October 28 @ Los Angeles 114–124 Walt Bellamy (28) 4–3
8 November 2 @ Cincinnati 129–131 Willis Reed (38) 4–4
9 November 3 San Francisco 108–123 Walt Bellamy (27) 5–4
10 November 5 Detroit 104–115 Willis Reed (32) 6–4
11 November 8 St. Louis 135–121 Willis Reed (29) 6–5
12 November 9 @ Chicago 103–98 Em Bryant (21) 7–5
13 November 11 @ Boston 106–111 Bellamy, Reed (27) 7–6
14 November 12 Baltimore 124–134 Dave Stallworth (34) 8–6
15 November 15 Philadelphia 113–109 Bellamy, Reed (17) 8–7
16 November 16 @ Philadelphia 108–117 Walt Bellamy (20) 8–8
17 November 17 N Detroit 108–123 Willis Reed (32) 8–9
18 November 19 Chicago 104–116 Willis Reed (19) 9–9
19 November 22 Cincinnati 121–118 Willis Reed (26) 9–10
20 November 23 @ Detroit 100–118 Willis Reed (23) 9–11
21 November 25 N Cincinnati 109–115 Dick Van Arsdale (22) 9–12
22 November 26 Baltimore 114–125 Cazzie Russell (34) 10–12
23 November 29 Los Angeles 114–118 Howard Komives (26) 11–12
24 November 30 @ Cincinnati 119–115 Walt Bellamy (32) 12–12
25 December 2 @ St. Louis 107–109 Willis Reed (26) 12–13
26 December 3 Boston 120–109 Willis Reed (23) 12–14
27 December 6 San Francisco 126–116 Howard Komives (31) 12–15
28 December 7 @ Detroit 118–116 Barnett, Bellamy (26) 13–15
29 December 9 @ Philadelphia 107–112 Walt Bellamy (26) 13–16
30 December 10 Baltimore 129–138 Willis Reed (26) 14–16
31 December 13 Philadelphia 127–112 Walt Bellamy (22) 14–17
32 December 14 @ Baltimore 106–116 Walt Bellamy (23) 14–18
33 December 17 St. Louis 114–116 Dick Barnett (35) 15–18
34 December 21 @ Chicago 107–110 Willis Reed (28) 15–19
35 December 25 Chicago 132–133 Walt Bellamy (28) 16–19
36 December 26 @ Detroit 114–109 Howard Komives (29) 17–19
37 December 28 Los Angeles 115–121 Willis Reed (29) 18–19
38 December 30 N Baltimore 130–115 Dick Barnett (31) 19–19
39 December 31 Cincinnati 103–107 Walt Bellamy (32) 20–19
40 January 1 @ St. Louis 105–128 Howard Komives (20) 20–20
41 January 3 Philadelphia 148–142 (OT) Willis Reed (30) 20–21
42 January 5 N Philadelphia 104–112 Walt Bellamy (29) 21–21
43 January 7 Baltimore 126–129 Willis Reed (35) 22–21
44 January 8 N Los Angeles 121–118 Dick Barnett (25) 23–21
45 January 12 @ San Francisco 123–127 Dick Barnett (33) 23–22
46 January 13 N San Francisco 117–119 Dick Barnett (30) 24–22
47 January 15 @ Chicago 116–131 Dick Barnett (30) 24–23
48 January 17 @ Philadelphia 111–119 Barnett, Bellamy, Russell (18) 24–24
49 January 19 N San Francisco 123–102 Dick Barnett (21) 24–25
50 January 21 @ St. Louis 124–114 Willis Reed (26) 25–25
51 January 22 @ St. Louis 101–104 Walt Bellamy (21) 25–26
52 January 24 Cincinnati 126–118 Willis Reed (21) 25–27
53 January 25 @ Cincinnati 125–132 Barnett, Reed (22) 25–28
54 January 28 Boston 114–112 Dick Van Arsdale (23) 25–29
55 January 29 @ Boston 106–141 Cazzie Russell (22) 25–30
56 January 31 St. Louis 120–139 Willis Reed (30) 26–30
57 February 1 @ Detroit 101–104 Walt Bellamy (34) 26–31
58 February 3 N Detroit 124–111 Willis Reed (31) 27–31
59 February 4 Detroit 101–102 Willis Reed (34) 28–31
60 February 7 Los Angeles 122–117 Dick Barnett (27) 28–32
61 February 8 N Chicago 106–103 Dick Barnett (26) 29–32
62 February 10 N Chicago 122–121 Dick Barnett (31) 30–32
63 February 11 San Francisco 122–125 (OT) Dick Barnett (26) 31–32
64 February 13 N St. Louis 139–109 Willis Reed (18) 31–33
65 February 15 @ Cincinnati 118–127 Dick Barnett (21) 31–34
66 February 16 St. Louis 120–121 Willis Reed (25) 32–34
67 February 18 Cincinnati 123–124 Dave Stallworth (35) 33–34
68 February 21 Boston 143–114 Dick Van Arsdale (24) 33–35
69 February 22 N Chicago 103–117 Cazzie Russell (21) 33–36
70 February 23 @ Boston 117–122 Walt Bellamy (27) 33–37
71 February 25 Baltimore 114–116 Reed, Russell (26) 34–37
72 February 28 San Francisco 123–127 Willis Reed (24) 35–37
73 March 1 @ Detroit 101–118 Willis Reed (22) 35–38
74 March 3 @ Los Angeles 132–138 Walt Bellamy (29) 35–39
75 March 4 N San Francisco 111–102 Dick Van Arsdale (20) 35–40
76 March 5 @ San Francisco 115–103 Willis Reed (43) 36–40
77 March 7 Los Angeles 131–119 Willis Reed (25) 36–41
78 March 12 Philadelphia 131–120 Walt Bellamy (34) 36–42
79 March 15 @ Baltimore 114–121 Walt Bellamy (32) 36–43
80 March 18 Boston 140–123 Walt Bellamy (24) 36–44
81 March 19 @ Boston 113–124 Bellamy, Komives (22) 36–45

PlayoffsEdit

1967 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 1–3 (Home: 0–2; Road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 21 @ Boston L 110–140 Willis Reed (23) Walt Bellamy (10) Dick Van Arsdale (8) Boston Garden
8,632
0–1
2 March 25 Boston L 108–115 Willis Reed (30) Willis Reed (21) Howard Komives (6) Madison Square Garden III
10,009
0–2
3 March 26 @ Boston W 123–112 Willis Reed (38) Bellamy, Reed (16) Howard Komives (5) Boston Garden
10,738
1–2
4 March 28 Boston L 109–118 Freddie Crawford (26) Walt Bellamy (20) Freddie Crawford (6) Madison Square Garden III
17,173
1–3
1967 schedule

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.