The Knicks were a charter organization of the Basketball Association of America in 1946. Success wasn't hard to come by for New York in the early years, making the playoffs in each of the franchise's first 10 seasons and reaching the finals three times. In the late 1960s New York embarked on perhaps the franchise's greatest era. Red Holzman was hired as the head coach in 1967 and constructed a team that would compete with the NBA's elites. With a roster of eventual Hall-of-Famers in Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley and eventually Earl Monroe and Jerry Lucas, the Knicks won the NBA championship in the 1969-70 season. Emblematic of that season is the image of Reed limping onto the court to start Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Lakers despite his debilitating leg injury. During the 1972-73 season the Knicks captured their second of two championships, once more at the expense of the Lakers. After winning the draft lottery and landing Patrick Ewing in the 1985 draft, the Knicks again experienced a stretch of success, reaching the NBA finals in 1994 and 1999. The Knicks have retired the numbers of eight players and retired the number 613 for Holzman. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for New York Knicks basketball tickets.
2016 Knicks Season Preview
Year two on Phil Jackson’s revamp of the New York Knicks saw the team fall to their worst record in franchise history. The Knicks struggled in every aspect of the game, and only pulled in 17 total wins. The 2015-16 New York Knicks will be an entirely new team. Carmelo Anthony is back and healthy, and will play alongside highly touted rookie Kristaps Porzingis. The duo of Anthony and Porzingis, when combined with newly signed center Robin Lopez, should be one of the most dangerous front courts in the NBA. The Knicks also brought in shooting guards Arron Afflalo, and Sasha Vujacic to give Jose Calderon an outside shooting threat to dish the ball to. It is hard to put a finger on how good the 2015-16 New York Knicks will be, but it is hard to see them in the basement of the Eastern Conference this season. Look for the New York Knicks to compete for the Eastern Conference playoffs late in the season.
Check out our New York Knicks Season Preview History page for previews of previous Knicks seasons.
New York Knicks Basketball at Madison Square Garden Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York, 10001
The Knicks play their home games at Madison Square Garden, located in New York, New York. Noted as the world's most famous arena, "MSG" holds almost 20,000 screaming Knicks fans when filled to capacity. At the end of a massive renovation project, The Garden's hallways are lined with memorable moments in the arena's illustrious history. The New York Knicks home bench is on the MSG court side in front of section 6. Madison Square Garden parking information is covered in our Knicks event guide.
As two of the three remaining teams from the original 1946 NBA, this rivalry has more history than any other in the league. With over 445 regular season matchups and another 65+ playoff meetings, these two iconic franchises have seen it all when they meet up. A rivalry that is built off mutual respect, this matchup will only continue to add to the impressive history in the years to come.
With close proximity between the two teams when the Nets played in New Jersey, this rivalry became one of the more intense matchups in the NBA. With the Nets moving closer to Brooklyn, this rivalry will only take off. Bragging rights and hostility between the fan bases has been a staple of this matchup and that will only continue with both franchises battling for New York supremacy.
Knicks vs. Bulls
These two teams have met every season since 1966, but evolved into one of the top rivalries in the NBA in the late 1980s and early 1990s when both teams competed for an NBA title on a regular basis. The two teams often met in the playoffs during that stretch and with iconic players like Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing gracing the court, it was no surprise that this became one of the better rivalries. This rivalry has picked up steam in recent years with both teams having success again.
Knicks vs. Heat
A rivalry that has been built on physical play, this matchup has been a staple in the NBA. With four consecutive playoff meetings in the mid-90s, the stakes are often at its highest when these two teams play. This rivalry intensified when legendary head coach Pat Riley became the leader of the Heat after serving in the same role with the Knicks for many seasons.
Knicks in the NBA Finals, Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs
The Knicks are one of the more legendary franchises in NBA history. As a member of the league for over 60 years and playing in an iconic arena like Madison Square Garden, it is hard to find many organizations that match the history of the Knicks. New York has won multiple NBA championships to go along with their 7+ conference championships.
New York Knicks Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to tipoff for a Knicks game?
Gates at Madison Square Garden open to the general public an hour before tipoff. MSG is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the entire country and seats are filled with celebrities, politicians, dignitaries, and die-hard Knicks fans. Seeing a game here is equal parts sporting event and spectacle and is one of the few places that it is well worth it to arrive even before the doors are set to open.
How can I buy cheap New York Knicks tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of New York Knicks tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Knicks tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Eastern Conference opponents, like the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls, and Brooklyn Nets can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Knicks tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Knicks game?
Asking where good places to eat in New York City are is like asking where leaves grow on trees. If you are looking for the quintessential American food, try Shake Shack just a few blocks away. Penn 6 is very close and perfect for sports fans that are also foodies, as they have a sophisticated menu and plenty of flat screens to watch the pre-game hype. New York is known for its pizza, New York Pizza Suprema is close to MSG and worth visiting. Don't be afraid to try some street vendors, or just walk into a restaurant nearby, its New York City, chances are you won't be disappointed.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 New York Knicks schedule?
The Knicks 2015-2016 schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NBA. The Knicks play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, which means games against the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Toronto Raptors. Game times are announced by the NBA as soon as the TV schedule is set. New York’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Knicks news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official New York Knicks team roster.
Where is the best way to get to Madison Square Garden?
The thing about parking at MSG is that there isn't any; don't drive. The arena sits on top of Penn Station giving you the perfect (and only legitimate) the subway. There are some parking garages in the area not associated with MSG, but you have to have an expensive pre-paid pass, fight through NYC traffic both ways, and it is really much more trouble than it is worth. Take the subway, start some cheers with the other Knicks fans, and have a great time.
What are the best concessions at Madison Square Garden?
This is a unique arena in that eating food at the game is a must. There are the typical hot dog, nachos, and comfort foods that you cannot go wrong with. But we recommend trying some of the specialties. Hill Country has a barbeque stand inside that is so good it is worth spilling a little sauce on your Knicks jersey just to have a taste. Daily Burger is another stand that is worth visiting and is among the best burgers you can eat at a sporting event. Sausage Boss and The Ainsworth Pub are also worth checking out.
Can I buy New York Knicks season tickets?
New York season tickets are available to buy until tipoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Knicks season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Madison Square Garden.
Cómo se compran entradas a New York Knicks?
TicketCity vende entradas a los partidos de basketbol del New York Knicks al Madison Square Garden en Nueva York. Somos una empresa revendedora de entradas / boletos que ha existido por más de 20 años. Visítanos en el web o llámanos para comprar Knicks. Estamos para servirle en inglés y español. Para Comprar Boletos