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New York Knicks

1952-53 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-23
Finished 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 6-5
Lost finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Baltimore Bullets 2-0

Division Finals - Defeated Boston Celtics 3-1

Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 4-1

Coach: Joe Lapchick (47-23)

1952-53 Statistics
1952-53 Game-by-Game Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 47 wins and 23 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 6-5. Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1952-53 New York Knicks lost in the finals.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Vince Boryla F March 11, 1927 6'4" 210 Denver
Carl Braun G-F September 25, 1927 6'5" 180 Colgate
Nat Clifton C-F October 13, 1922 6'6" 220 Xavier (LA)
Jerry Fleishman G-F February 14, 1922 6'2" 190 NYU
Harry Gallatin F-C April 26, 1927 6'6" 210 NE Missouri State
Ray Lumpp G July 11, 1923 6'1" 178 NYU
Al McGuire G-F September 7, 1928 6'2" 180 St. John's (NY)
Dick McGuire G January 25, 1926 6'0" 180 St. John's (NY)
Ralph Polson F-C October 26, 1929 6'7" 200 Whitworth
Sherwin Raiken G October 29, 1928 6'2" 185 Villanova
Connie Simmons C-F March 15, 1925 6'8" 222 none
Dick Surhoff F November 16, 1929 6'4" 210 LIU
Ernie Vandeweghe F-G September 12, 1928 6'3" 195 Colgate
Max Zaslofsky G-F December 7, 1925 6'2" 170 St. John's (NY)