Knicks History

On This Date: Knicks fire Scott Layden and hire Isiah Thomas

December 22, 2003: Knicks fire Scott Layden and hire Isiah Thomas The Scott Layden era finally came to an...

On This Date: Knicks rout Warriors in team-wide effort

December 21, 1971: The New York Knicks rout the Golden State Warriors in an embodiment of the team-first culture

On This Date: David Lee’s game-winning tip-in and Patrick Ewing suffers career-altering wrist injury December 15, 2006: David Lee defies basketball odds with the game-winning and buzzer-beating tip in On Trent Tucker's birthday,...

On This Date: Pat Riley receives boos in return to MSG

  • This date marked the official beginning of the Knicks/Heat rivalry on the basketball floor, as Pat Riley aka Benedict Riley aka Pat The Rat returned to MSG with a swarm of boos as the head coach of the Miami Heat.
  • In the revenge game, the Knicks routed the Heat, sans Alonzo Mourning, 89-70.

On This Date: Stephon Marbury scores game-winning finger roll against the Utah Jazz

Stephon Marbury goes coast-to-coast to hit game-winner against the Utah Jazz

On This Date: Bob McAdoo scores then-Knick record 41 points off the bench

Bob McAdoo scored then-Knicks record 41 points off the bench in a victory against the Atlanta Hawks.

On This Date: Knicks-Nuggets Brawl and Patrick Ewing becomes Knicks all-time leading scorer

Knicks/Nuggets Brawl & Patrick Ewing becomes the Knicks' all time leading scorer

On This Date: Knicks retire Clyde’s Number and the Amare buzzer beater that wasn’t

Clyde's #10 was sent up to the rafters.  Amare missed a game-winning basket by hairs.

On This Date: Allan Houston passes Richie Guerin to become the 5th leading scorer... December 14, 2003: Allan Houston passes Richie Guerin to be 5th all-time on the Knicks scoring list Allan Houston passed Richie Guerin to become 5th...

On This Date: Knicks sign Jonathan Bender

Donnie Walsh signs former Pacer who spent the last 3 years recovering from chronic knee pain.

On This Date: Carmelo Anthony scores 37 points and Kevin Durant makes his debut... December 12, 2015: Carmelo Anthony scores 37 points to beat the Portland Trailblazers and snap a 4 game losing streak Carmelo Anthony went on a...

On This Date: Richie Guerin scores 57 points and Latrell Sprewell scores 49 points

Richie Guerin & Latrell Sprewell both hit their career high scoring feats on this date.

On This Date: Knicks acquire Tyson Chandler in sign-and-trade

Knicks acquire Tyson Chandler in a three-team sign-and-trade deal involving the Dallas Mavericks & Washington Wizards

On This Date: Bill Bradley makes NBA Debut

Bill "Dollar Bill" Bradley made his NBA Debut

On This Date: Bernard King returns to MSG as a Washington Bullets player and...

Bernard King returns to Madison Square Garden as a Washington Bullet and Jeff Van Gundy unexpectedly quits.

On This Date: Patrick Ewing scores 43 to withstand Dominique Wilkins and the Atlanta... December 7, 1991:  Patrick Ewing & Dominique Wilkins face off in a head-to-head matchup, but Ewing comes out...

On This Date: Raymond Felton leads Knicks to victory over the Miami

With Carmelo Anthony sidelined, Raymond Felton scored 27 points and the Knicks made 18 threes in a victory against the Miami Heat and the Big 3.

On This Date: Anthony Mason posts historic line off the bench

Anthony Mason became the first Knick to score 25 points, grab 8+ rebounds, and shoot 75% from the floor off the bench. He stood as the only Knick to record that feat until Allonzo Trier matched it this season.

On This Date: Knicks beat the Nets and Robin Lopez outduels his brother

Knicks rout Nets 108-91 and Robin Lopez has final word over Brook.

On This Date: Knicks fire Stu Jackson

The Knicks fired Stu Jackson in a short-lived stint as head coach, replacing him with John Macleod.

On This Date: Knicks crush Cavs and Latrell Sprewell remains with Knicks

Knicks crush Cavs and Sprewell remains with Knicks after injury exception expired

On This Date: Antonio McDyess makes his Knicks regular season debut and Stephon Marbury...

On this date in 2003, Antonio McDyess makes his regular season debut with the Knicks. He was later traded for Stephon Marbury, who was banished from the Knicks, ironically, on this same date in 2008.

On This Date: Carmelo Anthony hits game-winning shot against Timberwolves

Porzingis scores 29 and Carmelo hits game-winning basket to lift Knicks over Timberwolves.

On This Date: Chris Duhon sets Knicks record for assists in a game

Duhon sets franchise record in assists, David Lee has first 30-20 game since 1994, and Tim Thomas posterizes Anthony Randolph in win against Warriors.

On This Date: Knicks win 18th straight game in comeback fashion

Knicks win 18th straight game with a historic comeback against the Cincinnati Royals.