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New York Knicks

1955-56 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 35-37
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 0-1
Lost division tie

Division Tiebreaker - Lost to Syracuse Nationals 1-0

Coach: Joe Lapchick (26-25)

Coach: Vince Boryla (9-12)

1955-56 Statistics
1955-56 Game-by-Game Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 35 wins and 37 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-1. Joe Lapchick and Vince Boryla coached the team. The 1955-56 New York Knicks lost in the division tie.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Dick AthaGSeptember 21, 19316'2"190Indiana State
Jim BaechtoldF-GDecember 9, 19276'4"205Eastern Kentucky
Carl BraunG-FSeptember 25, 19276'5"180Colgate
Nat CliftonC-FOctober 13, 19226'6"220Xavier (LA)
Walter DukesCJune 23, 19307'0"220Seton Hall
Ray FelixCDecember 10, 19306'11"220LIU
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri State
Dick McGuireGJanuary 25, 19266'0"180St. John's (NY)
Bob PetersonFJanuary 25, 19326'5"210Oregon
Bob SantiniFFebruary 17, 19326'5"190Iona
Kenny SearsFAugust 17, 19336'9"195Santa Clara
Gene ShueGDecember 18, 19316'2"170Maryland
Ernie VandewegheF-GSeptember 12, 19286'3"195Colgate