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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.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Vince BorylaFMarch 11, 19276'4"210Denver
Carl BraunG-FSeptember 25, 19276'5"180Colgate
Nat CliftonC-FOctober 13, 19226'6"220Xavier (LA)
Jerry FleishmanG-FFebruary 14, 19226'2"190NYU
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri State
Ray LumppGJuly 11, 19236'1"178NYU
Al McGuireG-FSeptember 7, 19286'2"180St. John's (NY)
Dick McGuireGJanuary 25, 19266'0"180St. John's (NY)
Ralph PolsonF-COctober 26, 19296'7"200Whitworth
Sherwin RaikenGOctober 29, 19286'2"185Villanova
Connie SimmonsC-FMarch 15, 19256'8"222none
Dick SurhoffFNovember 16, 19296'4"210LIU
Ernie VandewegheF-GSeptember 12, 19286'3"195Colgate
Max ZaslofskyG-FDecember 7, 19256'2"170St. John's (NY)