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1991–92 New York Knicks season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association in New York City. In the offseason, the Knicks hired Pat Riley to take over as head coach,[1] while acquiring All-Star forward Xavier McDaniel from the Phoenix Suns,[2] and signing free agent Anthony Mason.[3] Riley, who previously coached the Los Angeles Lakers two years ago had an impact, as the Knicks finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 51–31 record.[4] Patrick Ewing was selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Knicks eliminated the Detroit Pistons in five games. In the semifinals, the Knicks faced off against the defending champion Chicago Bulls for the second straight year. The Knicks frustrated the Bulls and Michael Jordan with their physical play.[5] The Knicks lost in seven games as the Bulls–Knicks rivalry was born.[4]

1991–92 New York Knicks season
Head coachPat Riley
General managerErnie Grunfeld
Owner(s)Paramount Communications, Inc.
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Bulls 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionMSG Network
(Marv Albert, John Andariese, Al Trautwig, Bruce Beck)
RadioWFAN
(Jim Karvellas, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Mike Breen)
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

Following the season, McDaniel signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics,[6] Mark Jackson was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers,[7] Kiki Vandeweghe signed as a free agent with the Clippers, and Gerald Wilkins signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[8]

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 12 Greg Anthony PG   United States UNLV

RosterEdit

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 2   Anthony, Greg 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) UNLV
C 35   Donaldson, James 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Washington State
C 33   Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
PG 13   Jackson, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) St. John's
PF 14   Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
C 44   McCormick, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
SF 32   McDaniel, Xavier 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wichita State
PF 34   Oakley, Charles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
SG 3   Starks, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oklahoma State
SF 55   Vandeweghe, Kiki 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
SG 21   Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Chattanooga
SG 20   Winchester, Kennard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Averett
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 34–7 17–24 19–9
x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 30–11 21–20 20–8
x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 11 25–16 15–26 15–13
x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 13 28–13 10–31 14–14
Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 16 23–18 12–29 15–13
Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 26 14–27 11–30 7–21
Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 30 13–28 8–33 8–20
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991–92 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 2–2 0–5 0–5 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
Chicago 5–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Dallas 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 0–2
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–5 1–1
Detroit 4–1 0–4 4–1 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–0
Houston 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–4 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
Miami 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0
Milwaukee 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–6 0–4 2–3 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 2–3 4–0 0–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Orlando 2–2 0–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–0
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–5 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–4 3–2 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(4) New York Knicks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Knicks win series 3–2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1990 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Detroit won 4–1)

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (4) New York Knicks: Bulls win series 4–3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3–0)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Rk Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS/G
1 Patrick Ewing 29 82 82 38.4 9.7 18.6 .522 0.0 0.1 .167 9.7 18.5 .523 .522 4.6 6.2 .738 2.8 8.5 11.2 1.9 1.1 3.0 2.5 3.4 24.0
2 Mark Jackson 26 81 81 30.4 4.5 9.2 .491 0.1 0.5 .256 4.4 8.7 .506 .499 2.1 2.7 .770 1.2 2.6 3.8 8.6 1.4 0.2 2.6 1.9 11.3
3 Xavier McDaniel 28 82 82 28.6 6.0 12.5 .478 0.1 0.5 .308 5.8 12.0 .485 .484 1.7 2.3 .714 2.1 3.5 5.6 1.8 0.7 0.3 1.8 2.9 13.7
4 Gerald Wilkins 28 82 82 28.6 5.3 11.8 .447 0.5 1.3 .352 4.8 10.4 .459 .467 1.4 1.9 .730 0.9 1.6 2.5 2.7 0.9 0.2 1.4 2.4 12.4
5 Charles Oakley 28 82 82 28.2 2.6 4.9 .522 0.0 0.0 .000 2.6 4.9 .526 .522 1.0 1.4 .735 3.1 5.4 8.5 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.5 3.1 6.2
6 Anthony Mason 25 82 0 26.8 2.5 4.9 .509 0.0 0.0 2.5 4.9 .509 .509 2.0 3.2 .642 2.6 4.4 7.0 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.2 2.8 7.0
7 John Starks 26 82 0 25.8 4.9 11.0 .449 1.1 3.3 .348 3.8 7.7 .492 .501 2.9 3.7 .778 0.5 1.8 2.3 3.4 1.3 0.2 1.8 2.8 13.9
8 Greg Anthony 24 82 1 18.4 2.0 5.3 .370 0.1 0.7 .145 1.9 4.6 .403 .379 1.4 1.9 .741 0.4 1.3 1.7 3.8 0.7 0.1 1.2 2.1 5.5
9 Kiki Vandeweghe 33 67 0 14.3 2.8 5.7 .491 0.4 1.0 .394 2.4 4.7 .511 .525 1.0 1.2 .802 0.5 0.9 1.3 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.3 7.0
10 Brian Quinnett 25 24 0 7.9 1.2 3.0 .384 0.4 1.1 .385 0.8 2.0 .383 .452 0.3 0.6 .571 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9 3.1
11 James Donaldson 34 14 0 5.8 0.4 1.3 .278 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 .278 .278 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.1 1.2 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.5 1.2 0.9
12 Tim McCormick 29 22 0 4.9 0.6 1.5 .424 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.5 .424 .424 0.6 1.0 .667 0.6 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.8 1.9
13 Carlton McKinney 27 2 0 4.5 1.0 4.5 .222 0.0 0.0 1.0 4.5 .222 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.0
14 Kennard Winchester 25 15 0 4.3 0.8 1.8 .444 0.1 0.1 .500 0.7 1.7 .440 .463 0.5 0.7 .800 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.2
15 Patrick Eddie 24 4 0 3.3 0.5 2.3 .222 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.3 .222 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.0

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Upbeat Riley confident he can bring Knicks back New coach gets five-year contract". Orlando Sentinel. June 1, 1991. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "BASKETBALL; Knicks Add Firepower by Acquiring McDaniel". New York Times. October 2, 1991. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "1991-92 New York Knicks Transactions". Basketball Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ a b New York Knicks (1946-Present)
  5. ^ "Knicks Leave Mark on Bulls". The New York Times. May 17, 1992.
  6. ^ "BASKETBALL; Knicks Lose McDaniel to The Celtics". New York Times. September 11, 1992. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "BASKETBALL; Knicks' Jackson Going to Clippers? Just One Obstacle". New York Times. September 1, 1991. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Wilkins Signs With Cavaliers". Chicago Tribune. October 9, 1992. Retrieved November 2, 2016.