Westchester Knicks

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Westchester Knicks
Westchester Knicks logo
League NBA G League
Founded 2014
History Westchester Knicks
2014–present
Arena Westchester County Center
Location White Plains, New York
Team colors Blue, orange, silver, black, white[1][2][3]
                        
General manager Allan Houston
Head coach Mike Miller
Ownership New York Knicks
Affiliation(s) New York Knicks
Championships 0
Division/Conference titles 1 (2018)
Website westchester.dleague.nba.com

The Westchester Knicks are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and is an affiliate of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in Westchester County, the Knicks play their home games at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

The Knicks became the seventh D-League team to be owned by an NBA team and replaced the Erie BayHawks as the Knicks' D-League affiliate.[4]

The Knicks had filed for trademarks for five possible names: New York 914s, New York 'Bockers, New York Plainsmen, New York Empire, and New York Hutch.[5] On May 14, 2014, the Westchester Knicks name and logo were announced; in addition to retaining the parent club's "Knicks" name, the Knicks had also incorporated the original "Father Knickerbocker" logo (drawn by Willard Mullin) which was in use by the parent Knicks from the team's founding in 1946 until 1964.[1] The logo later changed to the current one, which resembles the New York Knicks' current logo.

History

2014–15 season

On September 3, 2014 The Westchester Knicks acquired 16 players on the 2014 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[6] On October 13 Kevin Whitted was named as the first coach of Westchester.[7] On November 1, in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft, the Westchester Knicks made second-round guard Joseph Bertrand their first ever selection.[8] On November 16 they made their regular season debut in an 84-91 loss against the local Oklahoma City Blue.[9] Three days later they made their home debut, again losing, this time against the Canton Charge on an 84-88 affair.[10] Their first win came on November 21 against the Grand Rapids Drive in their third game, which they won by 97-83 at home.[11]

On January 7, 2015, Langston Galloway signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, becoming the first player to be called up to the NBA in franchise history.[12]

On March 30, 2015, the Knicks announced via Twitter that head coach Kevin Whitted was relieved of his duties and that assistant coach Craig Hodges would serve as the interim head coach for the final week of the 2014-15 season.[13] The Knicks were 10-36 at the time for Whitted's firing, which was second worst in the Development League. Whitted became the first head coach to be fired in franchise history.

2015–16 season

On October 7, 2015, the Westchester Knicks hired Mike Miller to be their head coach.[14] Previously he served as an assistant coach for the Austin Toros. On October 27, 2015, the Westchester Knicks hired Coby Karl and Derrick Alston as the assistant basketball coaches.[15] On October 31, 2015, with the second pick in the NBA D-League draft, The Westchester Knicks drafted Jimmer Fredette.[16]

Gatorade Call-Ups

All NBA D-League prospects — players whose rights are not owned by NBA teams — are free agents and are eligible to be called up to the NBA.[17]

2014-15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

Season-by-season

Season Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Westchester Knicks
2014–15 Atlantic 5th 10 40 .200
2015–16 Atlantic 2nd 28 22 .560 Lost First Round (Sioux Falls) 0–2
2016–17 Atlantic 3rd 19 31 .380
2017–18 Atlantic 1st 32 18 .640 Lost Conf. Semifinal (Raptors) 80–92
Regular season record 89 111 .445
Playoff record 0 3 .000

Current roster

Westchester Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1 Allen, Kadeem 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–01–15 Arizona
G 0 Baulkman, Devon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991–11–10 Tennessee
G 8 Bluiett, Trevon (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1994–11–04 Xavier
F 7 Carr, Phillip 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–10–20 Morgan State
G 3 Garrett, Billy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–10–16 DePaul
F 20 Golomán, György 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1996–04–02 UCLA
F 4 Hicks, Isaiah (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1994–07–24 North Carolina
G 23 Irvin, Zak 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994–09–05 Michigan
G 31 Jenkins, John 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1991–03–06 Vanderbilt
G 5 Watson, Paul 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1994–12–30 Fresno State
G 2 Wiggs, Sekou 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1994–10–08 Alaska Anchorage
C 25 Zimmerman, Stephen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1996–09–09 UNLV
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–12–13

Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Kevin Whitted 2014–2015 50 10 40 .200
2 Mike Miller 2015–present 150 79 71 .527 2 0 2 .000

Affiliates

References

  1. ^ a b "Knicks Reveal Name of New NBA D-League Team: 'Westchester Knicks'". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 14, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Archino, Joe (March 10, 2017). "Looking Back on the First Three Years in Westchester". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Westchester Knicks Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "NBA D-League Expands to 18 as Knicks Purchase Team". NBA Development League. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Knicks File For Trademarks On Five Potential D-League Team Names
  6. ^ WESTCHESTER KNICKS ACQUIRE RIGHTS TO 16 PLAYERS IN EXPANSION DRAFT
  7. ^ KEVIN WHITTED NAMED WESTCHESTER KNICKS HEAD COACH
  8. ^ WESTCHESTER KNICKS SELECT SIX PLAYERS IN 2014 NBADL DRAFT
  9. ^ Westchester Knicks Drop Season Opener 91-84
  10. ^ Westchester Knicks Lose 88-84
  11. ^ WESTCHESTER KNICKS NOTCH FIRST-EVER FRANCHISE WIN
  12. ^ "Knicks Call Up Langston Galloway from Westchester Affiliate". NBA.com. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ http://dleague.nba.com/news/westchester-knicks-hire-mike-miller-as-head-coach/
  15. ^ http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/westchester-knicks-hire-coby-karl-derrick-alston-as-assistants-1.11016196
  16. ^ http://dleague.nba.com/news/2015-nba-d-league-draft-board/
  17. ^ "2015-16 GATORADE Call-Ups". NBA Development League. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  18. ^ "Knicks Call Up Langston Galloway from Westchester Affiliate". NBA Development League. January 7, 2015.

External links

  • Official Website of the Westchester Knicks
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