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New York Knicks

1948-49 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 32-28
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 3-3
Lost division finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Baltimore Bullets 2-1

Division Finals - Lost to Washington Capitols 2-1

Coach: Joe Lapchick (32-28)

1948-49 Statistics
1948-49 Game-by-Game Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 32 wins and 28 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 3-3. Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1948-49 New York Knicks lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Carl BraunG-FSeptember 25, 19276'5"180Colgate
Tommy ByrnesF-GFebruary 19, 19236'3"175Seton Hall
Joe ColoneFJanuary 23, 19266'5"210Bloomsburg State
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri State
Gene JamesFFebruary 15, 19256'4"180Marshall
Lee KnorekCJuly 15, 19216'7"215Detroit
Ray KukaFFebruary 17, 19226'3"200Notre Dame
Ray LumppGJuly 11, 19236'1"178NYU
Mel McGahaGSeptember 26, 19266'1"190Arkansas
Paul NoelFAugust 17, 19246'4"185Kentucky
Bud PalmerF-CSeptember 14, 19216'4"180Princeton
Tex RitterG-FFebruary 26, 19246'2"185Eastern Kentucky
Irv RothenbergCDecember 31, 19216'7"215LIU
Dick ShriderGFebruary 7, 19236'2"190Ohio
Sid TanenbaumGOctober 8, 19256'0"160NYU
Bill Van Breda KolffG-FOctober 28, 19226'3"185NYU