2000–01 New York Knicks season

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2000–01 New York Knicks season
Larry Johnson's final season
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy
General manager Scott Layden
Owner(s) Cablevision
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East first round
(eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network
Radio WFAN
< 1999–00 2001–02 >

The 2000–01 New York Knicks season was the 54th season of NBA basketball in New York City, New York.[1] During the offseason, the Knicks acquired Glen Rice from the Los Angeles Lakers and Luc Longley from the Phoenix Suns. In their first season without Patrick Ewing, the Knicks remained a perennial playoff contender. At midseason, Mark Jackson returned to the Knicks as he was acquired from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Chris Childs. The Knicks finished third in the Atlantic Division with a 48–34 record, earning the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. In the playoffs, the Knicks failed to advance to the semifinals for the first time in ten years as they were beaten by the 5th-seeded Raptors in five games.

It would be Rice's only season in New York as he was traded to the Houston Rockets following the season. Also following the season, due to lingering injuries, Longley and Larry Johnson both retired.

Offseason[edit]

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 from the Lakers, Luc Longley from the Phoenix Suns, Lazaro Borrell, Vernon Maxwell, Vladimir Stepania, two 2001 1st round picks, and a 2002 1st round pick 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.

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2000 NBA Draft
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[edit]

New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 9 United States Brunson, Rick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Temple
F/C 23 United States Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Massachusetts
F 32 United States Harrington, Othella 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Georgetown
G 20 United States Houston, Allan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
G 31 United States Jackson, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) St. John's
F 2 United States Johnson, Larry Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UNLV
C 44 United States Knight, Travis 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Connecticut
C 13 Australia Longley, Luc 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) New Mexico
G/F 7 United States Postell, Lavor 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) St. John's
F 41 United States Rice, Glen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan
C 50 United States Spencer, Felton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Louisville
G/F 8 United States Sprewell, Latrell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Alabama
F/C 40 United States Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas Christian
G 21 United States Ward, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Florida State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division 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
Eastern Conference
# 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

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Knicks points Opponents Record Streak Notes
1

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) New York Knicks vs. (5) Toronto Raptors Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYK-TOR)

Venue TV Time Recap TV Commentators
1 April 22 Toronto 85 New York 92 1-0 Madison Square Garden, New York NBC 12:30et [1] Mike Breen, Bill Walton & Steve Jones
2 April 26 Toronto 94 New York 74 1-1 Madison Square Garden, New York TNT 8:00et [2] Dick Stockton & Hubie Brown
3 April 29 New York 97 Toronto 89 2-1 Air Canada Centre, Toronto NBC 12:30et [3] Mike Breen, Bill Walton & Steve Jones
4 May 2 New York 93 Toronto 100 2-2 Air Canada Centre, Toronto TNT 8:00et [4] Dick Stockton & Hubie Brown
5 May 4 Toronto 93 New York 89 2-3 Madison Square Garden, New York TNT 8:00et [5] Dick Stockton & Hubie Brown
Toronto wins series 3–2

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Played Minutes Played Per Game Rebounds Rebounds Per Game Assists Assists Per Game Field Goal % Free Throw % 3-Point % Points Points Per Game
Allan Houston 78 2858 36.6 283 3.6 173 2.2 .449 .909 .381 1459 18.7
Latrell Sprewell 77 3017 39.2 347 4.5 269 3.5 .430 .783 .304 1364 17.7
Glen Rice 75 2212 29.5 307 4.1 89 1.2 .440 .852 .389 899 12.0
Marcus Camby 63 2127 33.8 515 11.5 52 0.8 .524 .667 .125 759 12.0
Kurt Thomas 77 2125 27.6 723 6.7 63 0.8 .511 .814 .333 800 10.4
Larry Johnson 65 2105 32.4 363 5.6 127 2.0 .411 .797 .313 645 9.9
Charlie Ward 61 1492 24.5 159 2.6 273 4.5 .416 .800 .383 433 7.1
Othella Harrington 30 548 18.3 99 3.3 20 0.7 .554 .729 185 6.2
Mark Jackson 29 786 27.1 120 4.1 163 5.6 .411 .529 .310 170 5.9
Chris Childs 51 1309 25.7 138 2.7 236 4.6 .419 .848 .313 245 4.8
Erick Strickland 28 421 15.0 52 1.9 29 1.0 .305 .857 .340 120 4.3
Lavor Postell 26 169 6.5 25 1.0 5 0.2 .315 .815 .273 59 2.3
Felton Spencer 18 113 6.3 35 1.9 2 0.1 .600 .600 39 2.2
Luc Longley 25 301 12.0 66 2.6 7 0.3 .333 .765 49 2.0
Rick Brunson 15 66 4.4 12 0.8 7 0.5 .421 .667 .000 20 1.3
Travis Knight 45 256 5.7 53 1.2 5 0.1 .189 .500 .000 29 0.6

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