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1988-89 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics

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52-30, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Game Results)
NBA Season Summary

Scored 116.7 points per game, Allowed 112.9 points per game (Pythagorean W-L: 50-32)
Coached by Rick Pitino (52-30)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (IV) ▪ Attendance: 746,851 (3rd of 25)

SRS: 3.63 (8th of 25) ▪ Pace Factor: 104.4 (4th of 25)
Offensive Rating: 111.1 (6th of 25) ▪ Defensive Rating: 107.5 (10th of 25)

Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2) versus Chicago Bulls
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-0) versus Philadelphia 76ers

1988-89 Roster and Statistics ▪ Schedule ▪ Game Log ▪ Splits ▪ Starting Lineups

Roster

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No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
54 Greg Butler C 6-11 240 March 11, 1966 R Stanford University
33 Patrick Ewing C-F 7-0 240 August 5, 1962 3 Georgetown University
44 Sidney Green F-C 6-9 220 January 4, 1961 5 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
13 Mark Jackson G 6-1 180 April 1, 1965 1 St. John's University
8 Pete Myers G-F 6-6 180 September 15, 1963 2 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
4 Johnny Newman F-G 6-7 190 November 28, 1963 2 University of Richmond
34 Charles Oakley F-C 6-8 225 December 18, 1963 3 Virginia Union University
11 Rod Strickland G 6-3 175 July 11, 1966 R DePaul University
6 Trent Tucker G 6-5 193 December 20, 1959 6 University of Minnesota
55 Kiki Vandeweghe F 6-8 220 August 1, 1958 8 University of California, Los Angeles
7 Kenny Walker F 6-8 210 August 18, 1964 2 University of Kentucky
45 Eddie Lee Wilkins F-C 6-10 220 May 7, 1962 2 Gardner-Webb University
21 Gerald Wilkins G-F 6-6 185 September 11, 1963 3 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Team and Opponent Statistics

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G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS
Team 82 19805 3701 7611 .486 386 1147 .337 1779 2366 .752 1322 2265 3587 2083 900 446 1572 2053 9567 116.7
Opponent 82 19805 3636 7358 .494 152 534 .285 1834 2390 .767 1213 2326 3539 2292 778 433 1688 1898 9258 112.9

Player Statistics

Totals

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Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Patrick Ewing 26 80 80 2896 727 1282 .567 0 6 .000 361 484 .746 213 527 740 188 117 281 266 311 1815
2 Johnny Newman 25 81 80 2336 455 957 .475 97 287 .338 286 351 .815 93 113 206 162 111 23 153 259 1293
3 Mark Jackson 23 72 72 2477 479 1025 .467 81 240 .338 180 258 .698 106 235 341 619 139 7 226 163 1219
4 Gerald Wilkins 25 81 58 2414 462 1025 .451 51 172 .297 186 246 .756 95 149 244 274 115 22 169 166 1161
5 Charles Oakley 25 82 82 2604 426 835 .510 12 48 .250 197 255 .773 343 518 861 187 104 14 248 270 1061
6 Rod Strickland 22 81 10 1358 265 567 .467 19 59 .322 172 231 .745 51 109 160 319 98 3 148 142 721
7 Trent Tucker 29 81 24 1824 263 579 .454 118 296 .399 43 55 .782 55 121 176 132 88 6 59 163 687
8 Sidney Green 28 82 0 1277 194 422 .460 0 3 .000 129 170 .759 157 237 394 76 47 18 125 172 517
9 Kenny Walker 24 79 2 1163 174 356 .489 5 20 .250 66 85 .776 101 129 230 36 41 45 44 190 419
10 Eddie Lee Wilkins 26 71 2 584 114 245 .465 0 1 .000 61 111 .550 72 76 148 7 10 16 56 110 289
11 Kiki Vandeweghe 30 27 0 502 97 209 .464 3 10 .300 51 56 .911 15 21 36 35 12 7 23 38 248
12 Pete Myers 25 29 0 230 25 61 .410 0 2 .000 31 44 .705 12 11 23 46 17 2 19 41 81
13 Greg Butler 22 33 0 140 20 48 .417 0 3 .000 16 20 .800 9 19 28 2 1 2 17 28 56

Per Game

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Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Patrick Ewing 26 80 80 36.2 9.1 16.0 .567 0.0 0.1 .000 4.5 6.1 .746 2.7 6.6 9.3 2.4 1.5 3.5 3.3 3.9 22.7
2 Mark Jackson 23 72 72 34.4 6.7 14.2 .467 1.1 3.3 .338 2.5 3.6 .698 1.5 3.3 4.7 8.6 1.9 0.1 3.1 2.3 16.9
3 Johnny Newman 25 81 80 28.8 5.6 11.8 .475 1.2 3.5 .338 3.5 4.3 .815 1.1 1.4 2.5 2.0 1.4 0.3 1.9 3.2 16.0
4 Gerald Wilkins 25 81 58 29.8 5.7 12.7 .451 0.6 2.1 .297 2.3 3.0 .756 1.2 1.8 3.0 3.4 1.4 0.3 2.1 2.0 14.3
5 Charles Oakley 25 82 82 31.8 5.2 10.2 .510 0.1 0.6 .250 2.4 3.1 .773 4.2 6.3 10.5 2.3 1.3 0.2 3.0 3.3 12.9
6 Kiki Vandeweghe 30 27 0 18.6 3.6 7.7 .464 0.1 0.4 .300 1.9 2.1 .911 0.6 0.8 1.3 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.9 1.4 9.2
7 Rod Strickland 22 81 10 16.8 3.3 7.0 .467 0.2 0.7 .322 2.1 2.9 .745 0.6 1.3 2.0 3.9 1.2 0.0 1.8 1.8 8.9
8 Trent Tucker 29 81 24 22.5 3.2 7.1 .454 1.5 3.7 .399 0.5 0.7 .782 0.7 1.5 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.1 0.7 2.0 8.5
9 Sidney Green 28 82 0 15.6 2.4 5.1 .460 0.0 0.0 .000 1.6 2.1 .759 1.9 2.9 4.8 0.9 0.6 0.2 1.5 2.1 6.3
10 Kenny Walker 24 79 2 14.7 2.2 4.5 .489 0.1 0.3 .250 0.8 1.1 .776 1.3 1.6 2.9 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 2.4 5.3
11 Eddie Lee Wilkins 26 71 2 8.2 1.6 3.5 .465 0.0 0.0 .000 0.9 1.6 .550 1.0 1.1 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.8 1.5 4.1
12 Pete Myers 25 29 0 7.9 0.9 2.1 .410 0.0 0.1 .000 1.1 1.5 .705 0.4 0.4 0.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.7 1.4 2.8
13 Greg Butler 22 33 0 4.2 0.6 1.5 .417 0.0 0.1 .000 0.5 0.6 .800 0.3 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.8 1.7

Per 36 Minutes

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Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Patrick Ewing 26 80 80 2896 9.0 15.9 .567 0.0 0.1 .000 4.5 6.0 .746 2.6 6.6 9.2 2.3 1.5 3.5 3.3 3.9 22.6
2 Johnny Newman 25 81 80 2336 7.0 14.7 .475 1.5 4.4 .338 4.4 5.4 .815 1.4 1.7 3.2 2.5 1.7 0.4 2.4 4.0 19.9
3 Rod Strickland 22 81 10 1358 7.0 15.0 .467 0.5 1.6 .322 4.6 6.1 .745 1.4 2.9 4.2 8.5 2.6 0.1 3.9 3.8 19.1
4 Kiki Vandeweghe 30 27 0 502 7.0 15.0 .464 0.2 0.7 .300 3.7 4.0 .911 1.1 1.5 2.6 2.5 0.9 0.5 1.6 2.7 17.8
5 Eddie Lee Wilkins 26 71 2 584 7.0 15.1 .465 0.0 0.1 .000 3.8 6.8 .550 4.4 4.7 9.1 0.4 0.6 1.0 3.5 6.8 17.8
6 Mark Jackson 23 72 72 2477 7.0 14.9 .467 1.2 3.5 .338 2.6 3.7 .698 1.5 3.4 5.0 9.0 2.0 0.1 3.3 2.4 17.7
7 Gerald Wilkins 25 81 58 2414 6.9 15.3 .451 0.8 2.6 .297 2.8 3.7 .756 1.4 2.2 3.6 4.1 1.7 0.3 2.5 2.5 17.3
8 Charles Oakley 25 82 82 2604 5.9 11.5 .510 0.2 0.7 .250 2.7 3.5 .773 4.7 7.2 11.9 2.6 1.4 0.2 3.4 3.7 14.7
9 Sidney Green 28 82 0 1277 5.5 11.9 .460 0.0 0.1 .000 3.6 4.8 .759 4.4 6.7 11.1 2.1 1.3 0.5 3.5 4.8 14.6
10 Greg Butler 22 33 0 140 5.1 12.3 .417 0.0 0.8 .000 4.1 5.1 .800 2.3 4.9 7.2 0.5 0.3 0.5 4.4 7.2 14.4
11 Trent Tucker 29 81 24 1824 5.2 11.4 .454 2.3 5.8 .399 0.8 1.1 .782 1.1 2.4 3.5 2.6 1.7 0.1 1.2 3.2 13.6
12 Kenny Walker 24 79 2 1163 5.4 11.0 .489 0.2 0.6 .250 2.0 2.6 .776 3.1 4.0 7.1 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.4 5.9 13.0
13 Pete Myers 25 29 0 230 3.9 9.5 .410 0.0 0.3 .000 4.9 6.9 .705 1.9 1.7 3.6 7.2 2.7 0.3 3.0 6.4 12.7

Advanced

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Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS
1 Patrick Ewing 26 80 2896 22.1 .607 .567 8.0 20.7 14.2 9.5 1.9 5.6 15.1 23.6 115 103 6.5 4.8 11.3
2 Mark Jackson 23 72 2477 18.3 .535 .507 4.6 10.8 7.7 33.7 2.6 0.2 16.6 21.3 113 108 4.9 2.6 7.5
3 Johnny Newman 25 81 2336 15.3 .582 .526 4.3 5.5 4.9 9.4 2.2 0.6 12.1 21.0 117 110 5.1 1.8 7.0
4 Charles Oakley 25 82 2604 14.8 .560 .517 14.3 22.7 18.4 9.3 1.8 0.3 20.7 17.8 108 106 2.6 3.4 6.0
5 Trent Tucker 29 81 1824 12.1 .569 .556 3.3 7.6 5.4 9.2 2.2 0.2 8.9 14.1 121 110 3.3 1.5 4.8
6 Gerald Wilkins 25 81 2414 13.8 .512 .476 4.3 7.0 5.6 15.3 2.2 0.5 13.0 20.9 107 110 2.5 2.0 4.5
7 Rod Strickland 22 81 1358 18.0 .539 .484 4.1 9.1 6.5 31.8 3.3 0.1 18.1 23.3 110 107 2.2 1.6 3.8
8 Kenny Walker 24 79 1163 11.8 .533 .496 9.4 12.6 11.0 3.9 1.6 2.2 10.1 14.6 115 108 1.6 1.2 2.8
9 Sidney Green 28 82 1277 12.6 .520 .460 13.3 21.1 17.2 7.6 1.7 0.8 20.1 18.9 102 106 0.5 1.6 2.1
10 Kiki Vandeweghe 30 27 502 13.0 .531 .471 3.2 4.8 4.0 9.4 1.1 0.8 9.0 19.8 114 112 0.8 0.2 1.1
11 Pete Myers 25 29 230 12.5 .504 .410 5.7 5.4 5.6 24.2 3.4 0.5 19.1 16.7 108 107 0.2 0.3 0.5
12 Eddie Lee Wilkins 26 71 584 10.2 .492 .465 13.4 14.8 14.1 1.6 0.8 1.6 16.0 23.2 96 109 -0.2 0.5 0.3
13 Greg Butler 22 33 140 4.7 .493 .417 7.0 15.5 11.1 1.8 0.3 0.8 23.0 20.4 87 111 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Playoffs

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1 Patrick Ewing 26 9 340 70 144 0 0 39 52 23 90 20 9 18 15 35 179 .486 .750 37.8 19.9 10.0 2.2
2 Gerald Wilkins 25 9 290 63 131 1 10 18 23 9 33 42 12 3 22 27 145 .481 .100 .783 32.2 16.1 3.7 4.7
3 Johnny Newman 25 9 258 50 107 7 28 38 49 13 25 17 8 1 18 27 145 .467 .250 .776 28.7 16.1 2.8 1.9
4 Mark Jackson 23 9 336 51 100 11 28 19 28 7 31 91 10 3 28 9 132 .510 .393 .679 37.3 14.7 3.4 10.1
5 Charles Oakley 25 9 299 35 73 1 2 16 24 43 101 11 12 1 22 31 87 .479 .500 .667 33.2 9.7 11.2 1.2
6 Kiki Vandeweghe 30 9 159 25 49 3 8 20 21 2 11 7 3 2 5 10 73 .510 .375 .952 17.7 8.1 1.2 0.8
7 Trent Tucker 29 9 159 27 58 15 32 2 4 9 19 14 10 2 6 20 71 .466 .469 .500 17.7 7.9 2.1 1.6
8 Rod Strickland 22 9 111 22 49 1 1 9 17 6 13 25 4 1 13 21 54 .449 1.000 .529 12.3 6.0 1.4 2.8
9 Sidney Green 28 9 128 13 30 0 0 10 14 14 36 5 2 1 7 23 36 .433 .714 14.2 4.0 4.0 0.6
10 Kenny Walker 24 9 90 3 13 0 0 14 19 5 16 2 1 3 4 22 20 .231 .737 10.0 2.2 1.8 0.2
11 Eddie Lee Wilkins 26 7 26 5 11 0 0 5 10 5 11 0 0 0 4 3 15 .455 .500 3.7 2.1 1.6 0.0
12 Pete Myers 25 4 14 0 0 0 0 4 6 1 3 1 0 1 0 2 4 .667 3.5 1.0 0.8 0.3

Playoffs Advanced

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Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS
1 Patrick Ewing 26 9 340 19.1 .536 .486 7.6 24.1 15.4 9.5 1.3 3.6 8.2 23.0 114 108 0.6 0.4 1.0
2 Johnny Newman 25 9 258 15.0 .564 .500 5.6 5.7 5.7 10.5 1.6 0.3 12.3 24.4 112 115 0.4 0.1 0.5
3 Gerald Wilkins 25 9 290 15.2 .514 .485 3.5 10.1 6.6 23.9 2.1 0.7 13.5 24.2 105 113 0.1 0.2 0.4
4 Mark Jackson 23 9 336 17.7 .588 .565 2.3 8.7 5.4 40.3 1.5 0.6 20.0 18.0 117 114 0.6 0.2 0.8
5 Charles Oakley 25 9 299 12.5 .521 .486 16.1 23.7 19.7 5.2 2.0 0.2 20.8 15.2 103 109 0.0 0.3 0.4
6 Kiki Vandeweghe 30 9 159 14.5 .627 .541 1.4 6.9 4.0 6.6 1.0 0.9 7.9 17.1 128 116 0.4 0.1 0.4
7 Trent Tucker 29 9 159 16.5 .594 .595 6.3 7.7 7.0 13.5 3.2 0.9 9.1 17.8 122 111 0.3 0.2 0.5
8 Rod Strickland 22 9 111 12.4 .478 .459 6.0 7.7 6.8 36.0 1.8 0.6 18.7 26.9 98 114 -0.1 0.1 0.0
9 Sidney Green 28 9 128 9.0 .498 .433 12.2 21.0 16.4 5.4 0.8 0.5 16.2 14.5 105 112 0.0 0.1 0.1
10 Kenny Walker 24 9 90 4.2 .468 .231 6.2 14.9 10.4 2.8 0.6 2.3 15.8 12.1 100 113 0.0 0.1 0.1
11 Eddie Lee Wilkins 26 7 26 12.1 .487 .455 21.5 28.2 24.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.6 32.1 90 113 -0.1 0.0 0.0
12 Pete Myers 25 4 14 16.5 .758 8.0 17.4 12.5 8.7 0.0 4.9 0.0 8.1 173 112 0.1 0.0 0.1

Salaries

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Rk Player Salary
1 Patrick Ewing $3,250,000
2 Kiki Vandeweghe $1,054,000
3 Charles Oakley $1,000,000
4 Sidney Green $775,000
5 Kenny Walker $660,000
6 Gerald Wilkins $625,000
7 Johnny Newman $525,000
8 Trent Tucker $375,000
9 Eddie Lee Wilkins $330,000
10 Mark Jackson $275,000
11 Rod Strickland $250,000
12 Rick Carlisle $125,000
13 Pete Myers *$100,000
14 Greg Butler $100,000
Estimated salaries are marked with an asterisk (*)