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New York Knicks

1953-54 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 44-28
Finished 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 0-4
Lost division round-robin

Coach: Joe Lapchick (44-28)

1953-54 Statistics
1953-54 Game-by-Game Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1953-54 season with a record of 44 wins and 28 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-4. Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1953-54 New York Knicks lost in the division round-robin.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Don AckermanGSeptember 4, 19306'0"183LIU
Jim BaechtoldF-GDecember 9, 19276'4"205Eastern Kentucky
Vince BorylaFMarch 11, 19276'4"210Denver
Carl BraunG-FSeptember 25, 19276'5"180Colgate
Nat CliftonC-FOctober 13, 19226'6"220Xavier (LA)
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri State
Al McGuireG-FSeptember 7, 19286'2"180St. John's (NY)
Dick McGuireGJanuary 25, 19266'0"180St. John's (NY)
Fred SchausFJune 30, 19256'4"205West Virginia
Connie SimmonsC-FMarch 15, 19256'8"222none
Ed SmithFJuly 5, 19296'6"180Harvard
Ernie VandewegheF-GSeptember 12, 19286'3"195Colgate