Knicks History

On This Date: Queens native Metta World Peace returns to MSG as a rookie

The Knicks sweep Throwback Weekend against the Boston Celtics. To ring in the new Millennium, the Knicks face a rookie from St. Johns who the team should have drafted.

On This Date: Starks hits 8 threes to shock the Indiana Pacers

John Starks ties a then-team record with 8 three pointers made

On This Date: Derrick Rose goes missing

Remembering the day Derrick Rose randomly disappeared from the team.

On This Date: 1969-70 Knicks named Top 10 team in NBA history

Revisiting the moment where the 1969-70 Knicks were nominated to the Top 10 Teams in NBA History.

On This Date: Knicks sign Langston Galloway

From being undrafted to making the NBA-All Rookie 2nd team, relive the history of Langston Galloway joining the Knicks.

On This Date: Knicks acquire Derek Harper

With Doc Rivers out for the season, the Knicks quickly find his replacement in Derek Harper

On This Date: Knicks acquire Stephon Marbury, and eleven years later, trade away JR...

Coney Island's prodigal son returns home. The JR Smith era ends 11 years later

On This Date: Dikembe Mutombo sets Knick record with 10 blocks in a game

In 1 season with the Knicks, Dikembe Mutombo set a Knicks franchise records with blocks in a single game.

On This Date: Remembering Marty Glickman

Remembering the life of Marty Glickman, an iconic voice in sports for decades.

On This Date: Knicks win 3OT Thriller against the Phoenix Suns

The Knicks come out victorious in a triple overtime thriller against Mike D'Antoni and the Phoenix Suns.

On This Date: Nate Robinson scores 41 points off the bench

In his first game out the doghouse and a start to a new year, Nate Robinson leads the Knicks to victory with 41 points off the bench

On This Date: The Chris Smith era ends December 31, 2013: The New York Knicks waive Chris Smith As perhaps an auspicious start to a new year,...

On This Date: Knicks acquire Moochie Norris December 30, 2003: Knicks acquire Moochie Norris in a trade with the Houston Rockets New GM Isiah Thomas made...

On This Date: Knicks waive DeMarco Johnson

December 29th 1999: Knicks waive DeMarco Johnson In a sign of gutting the legacy of the Ed Tapscott/Ernie Grunfeld...

On This Date: Knicks spoil Grant Hill’s MSG Debut

December 28, 1994: Grant Hill makes his MSG debut, but the Knicks prevail with the victory The New York...

On This Date: Knicks hire Red Holzman. 39 years later, the Knicks play a... December 27, 1967: The New York Knicks hire Red Holzman as Head Coach In a franchise altering move, the...

On This Date: JR Smith hits game-winner in Phoenix

JR Smith hits the game winner to heed to stun the Phoenix Suns

On This Date: Reflecting on the history between the Knicks and Christmas Day

For me, Christmas Day has meant a few habitual traditions: watch the Christmas Day Parade, spend time with family, eat plenty of...

On This Date: Knicks waive Slavko Vranes

December 24, 2003: The New York Knicks waived Slavko Vranes In Isiah Thomas' first official move as Knicks GM,...

On This Date: Latrell Sprewell returns to MSG to taunt James Dolan and Micheal... Decenber 23, 2003: Latrell Sprewell returns to Madison Square Garden to taunt James Dolan Latrell Sprewell returned to Madison...

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