2000–01 New York Knicks season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association in New York City, New York.[1] During the off-season, the Knicks acquired All-Star forward Glen Rice from the Los Angeles Lakers,[2][3] acquired Erick Strickland from the Dallas Mavericks,[4] and acquired Luc Longley from the Phoenix Suns; Longley won three championships with the Chicago Bulls during their second three-peat in the 1990s.[5][6] In their first season without Patrick Ewing since 1984-85 season, the Knicks remained a perennial playoff contender, holding a 29–18 record at the All-Star break.[7] At midseason, the team traded Chris Childs to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for former Knicks guard Mark Jackson and Muggsy Bogues, who never played for the Knicks due to a knee injury,[8][9] while Strickland was dealt to the Vancouver Grizzlies in exchange for Othella Harrington.[10][11] The Knicks finished third in the Atlantic Division with a 48–34 record, earning the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference,[12] and made the playoffs for the fourteenth consecutive year.[13]

2000–01 New York Knicks season
Head coachJeff Van Gundy
General managerScott Layden
OwnersCablevision
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst round
(lost to Raptors 2–3)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionMSG Network
RadioWFAN
< 1999–00 2001–02 >

Allan Houston led the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game, while Latrell Sprewell averaged 17.7 points and 1.4 steals per game. Houston and Sprewell were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.[14][15][16] In addition, Rice and Marcus Camby both contributed 12.0 points per game each, while Camby led the team with 11.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game, Kurt Thomas provided with 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, and Larry Johnson contributed 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.[17]

In the playoffs, the Knicks took a 2–1 series lead over the 5th-seeded Raptors in the Eastern Conference First Round.[18][19] However, the Knicks failed to advance to the second round for the first time in ten years, as they were beaten by the Raptors in five games after a 93–89 Game 5 home loss in New York.[20][21][22][23] Following the season, Rice was traded to the Houston Rockets after just one season in New York.[24][25] Also following the season, due to lingering injuries, Johnson, Longley and Bogues all retired.[26]

The Knicks would not return to the playoffs until 2004.

Offseason

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After 15 years with the New York Knicks, due to chronological age and injuries, Patrick Ewing parted ways with the organization on September 20, 2000 in a 4-team trade which involves the Seattle SuperSonics, the Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the deal, the Knicks acquire Travis Knight, Glen Rice, and a 2001 1st round draft pick (#27, traded to Vancouver) from the Lakers, Luc Longley from the Phoenix Suns, Lazaro Borrell, Vernon Maxwell, Vladimir Stepania, two 2001 2nd round picks (#s 39 and 43; neither player selected ever played in the NBA), and a 2002 1st round pick (#20, traded to Toronto) from Seattle. During regular season, the Knicks later traded Erick Strickland, a 2001 1st and 2nd round draft picks to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Othella Harrington. And then Chris Childs and a 2002 1st round pick to the Toronto Raptors for Muggsy Bogues and Mark Jackson.[27]

NBA draft

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Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 22 Donnell Harvey PF   United States Florida
2 39 Lavor Postell SG   United States St. John's

Roster

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2000–01 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB From
G Bogues, Muggsy   (IN) 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 136 lb (62 kg) 1965–01–09 Wake Forest
G 9 Brunson, Rick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1972–06–14 Temple
F/C 23 Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1974–03–22 UMass
F/C 32 Harrington, Othella 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1974–01–31 Georgetown
G 20 Houston, Allan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1971–04–20 Tennessee
G 31 Jackson, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1965–04–01 St. John's
F 2 Johnson, Larry   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1969–03–14 UNLV
C 44 Knight, Travis 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1974–09–13 Connecticut
C 13 Longley, Luc   7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1969–01–19 New Mexico
G/F 7 Postell, Lavor 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1978–02–26 St. John's
F 41 Rice, Glen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1967–05–28 Michigan
C 50 Spencer, Felton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1968–01–15 Louisville
G/F 8 Sprewell, Latrell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1970–09–08 Alabama
F/C 40 Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1972–10–04 TCU
G 21 Ward, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1970–10–12 Florida State
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Legend
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (IN) Inactive
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: February 22, 2001

Roster Notes

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Regular season

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Standings

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W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Philadelphia 76ers 56 26 .683 29–12 27–14 18–6
x-Miami Heat 50 32 .610 6 29–12 21–20 15–10
x-New York Knicks 48 34 .585 8 30–11 18–23 16–9
x-Orlando Magic 43 39 .524 13 26–15 17–24 14–10
Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 20 20–21 16–25 11–13
New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 30 18–23 8–33 8–16
Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 37 12–29 7–34 3–21
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Philadelphia 76ers 56 26 .683
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 52 30 .634 4
3 x-Miami Heat 50 32 .610 6
4 x-New York Knicks 48 34 .585 8
5 x-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 9
6 x-Charlotte Hornets 46 36 .561 10
7 x-Orlando Magic 43 39 .524 13
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 15
9 Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 20
10 Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 24
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 26
12 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 30
13 Atlanta Hawks 25 57 .305 31
14 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 37
15 Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 42
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

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2000-01 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–1 0–4 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1
Charlotte 4–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Chicago 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1
Cleveland 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0
Denver 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1
Detroit 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 4–0 1–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Indiana 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 4–0
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–4 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
Miami 3–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–1
New York 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0
Orlando 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Philadelphia 3–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 4–0
Phoenix 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–4 3–1 2–0
Toronto 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
Utah 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 4–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2

Schedule

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Game Date Opponent Result Knicks points Opponents Record Streak Notes
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Playoffs

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2001 playoff game log
First Round: 2–3 (home: 1–2; road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 22 Toronto W 92–85 Allan Houston (23) Marcus Camby (18) Mark Jackson (6) Madison Square Garden
19,763
1–0
2 April 26 Toronto L 74–94 Kurt Thomas (23) Kurt Thomas (12) Mark Jackson (5) Madison Square Garden
19,763
1–1
3 April 29 @ Toronto W 97–89 Allan Houston (24) Kurt Thomas (9) Latrell Sprewell (5) Air Canada Centre
20,217
2–1
4 May 2 @ Toronto L 93–100 Allan Houston (27) Kurt Thomas (10) Kurt Thomas (5) Air Canada Centre
20,282
2–2
5 May 4 Toronto L 89–93 Latrell Sprewell (29) Kurt Thomas (12) Mark Jackson (7) Madison Square Garden
19,763
2–3
2001 schedule

Player stats

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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

NOTE: Please write players statistics in alphabetical order by last name.

Season

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Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs

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Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records

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Records

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Milestones

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See also

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References

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