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1958-59 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics

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40-32, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coached by: Andrew Levane (40-32)

Points Per Game: 110.3 (3rd of 8) ▪ Opponent Points Per Game: 110.1 (7th of 8)
Pythagorean W-L: 37-35 (4th of 8)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (III) ▪ Attendance: 317,924 (1st of 8)

SRS: 0.49 (4th of 8)

Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Syracuse Nationals

1958-59 New York Knickerbockers:

Roster

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No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
7 Jerry Bird F 6-6 210 February 2, 1935 R University of Kentucky
4 Carl Braun G-F 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 9 Colgate University
15-16 Pete Brennan F 6-6 205 September 23, 1936 R University of North Carolina
8 Mike Farmer F 6-7 210 September 26, 1936 R University of San Francisco
19 Ray Felix C 6-11 220 December 10, 1930 5 Long Island University
5 Jack George G 6-2 190 November 13, 1928 5 La Salle University
9 Richie Guerin G 6-4 195 May 29, 1932 2 Iona College
3 Brendan McCann G 6-2 178 July 5, 1935 1 St. Bonaventure University
6 Willie Naulls F-C 6-6 225 October 7, 1934 2 University of California, Los Angeles
12 Kenny Sears F 6-9 198 August 17, 1933 3 Santa Clara University
15 Frank Selvy G-F 6-3 180 November 9, 1932 3 Furman University
17 Ron Sobie G 6-3 185 September 21, 1934 2 DePaul University
5 Guy Sparrow F 6-6 218 November 2, 1932 1 University of Detroit Mercy
14 Charlie Tyra C-F 6-8 230 August 16, 1935 1 University of Louisville

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 72 2863 7170 .399 2217 2802 .791 4991 1383 1899 7943 110.3
Opponent 72 7925 110.1

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 Kenny Sears 25 71 2498 491 1002 .490 506 588 .861 658 136 237 1488
2 Richie Guerin 26 71 2558 443 1046 .424 405 505 .802 518 364 255 1291
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 2061 405 1072 .378 258 311 .830 723 102 233 1068
4 Carl Braun 31 72 1959 287 684 .420 180 218 .826 251 349 178 754
5 Ray Felix 28 72 1588 260 700 .371 229 321 .713 569 49 275 749
6 Frank Selvy 26 68 1448 233 605 .385 201 262 .767 248 96 113 667
7 Charlie Tyra 23 69 1586 240 606 .396 129 190 .679 485 33 180 609
8 Mike Farmer 22 72 1545 176 498 .353 83 99 .838 315 66 152 435
9 Ron Sobie 24 50 857 144 400 .360 112 133 .842 154 78 84 400
10 Guy Sparrow 26 44 607 96 308 .312 57 98 .582 187 45 115 249
11 Jack George 30 25 494 62 173 .358 42 51 .824 82 55 51 166
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 136 13 43 .302 14 25 .560 31 6 15 40
13 Jerry Bird 23 11 45 12 32 .375 1 1 1.000 12 4 7 25
14 Brendan McCann 23 1 7 0 3 .000 0 0 1 1 1 0

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 Kenny Sears 25 71 35.2 6.9 14.1 .490 7.1 8.3 .861 9.3 1.9 3.3 21.0
2 Richie Guerin 26 71 36.0 6.2 14.7 .424 5.7 7.1 .802 7.3 5.1 3.6 18.2
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 30.3 6.0 15.8 .378 3.8 4.6 .830 10.6 1.5 3.4 15.7
4 Carl Braun 31 72 27.2 4.0 9.5 .420 2.5 3.0 .826 3.5 4.8 2.5 10.5
5 Ray Felix 28 72 22.1 3.6 9.7 .371 3.2 4.5 .713 7.9 0.7 3.8 10.4
6 Frank Selvy 26 68 21.3 3.4 8.9 .385 3.0 3.9 .767 3.6 1.4 1.7 9.8
7 Charlie Tyra 23 69 23.0 3.5 8.8 .396 1.9 2.8 .679 7.0 0.5 2.6 8.8
8 Ron Sobie 24 50 17.1 2.9 8.0 .360 2.2 2.7 .842 3.1 1.6 1.7 8.0
9 Jack George 30 25 19.8 2.5 6.9 .358 1.7 2.0 .824 3.3 2.2 2.0 6.6
10 Mike Farmer 22 72 21.5 2.4 6.9 .353 1.2 1.4 .838 4.4 0.9 2.1 6.0
11 Guy Sparrow 26 44 13.8 2.2 7.0 .312 1.3 2.2 .582 4.3 1.0 2.6 5.7
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 8.5 0.8 2.7 .302 0.9 1.6 .560 1.9 0.4 0.9 2.5
13 Jerry Bird 23 11 4.1 1.1 2.9 .375 0.1 0.1 1.000 1.1 0.4 0.6 2.3
14 Brendan McCann 23 1 7.0 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0

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 Kenny Sears 25 71 2498 7.1 14.4 .490 7.3 8.5 .861 9.5 2.0 3.4 21.4
2 Jerry Bird 23 11 45 9.6 25.6 .375 0.8 0.8 1.000 9.6 3.2 5.6 20.0
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 2061 7.1 18.7 .378 4.5 5.4 .830 12.6 1.8 4.1 18.7
4 Richie Guerin 26 71 2558 6.2 14.7 .424 5.7 7.1 .802 7.3 5.1 3.6 18.2
5 Ray Felix 28 72 1588 5.9 15.9 .371 5.2 7.3 .713 12.9 1.1 6.2 17.0
6 Ron Sobie 24 50 857 6.0 16.8 .360 4.7 5.6 .842 6.5 3.3 3.5 16.8
7 Frank Selvy 26 68 1448 5.8 15.0 .385 5.0 6.5 .767 6.2 2.4 2.8 16.6
8 Guy Sparrow 26 44 607 5.7 18.3 .312 3.4 5.8 .582 11.1 2.7 6.8 14.8
9 Carl Braun 31 72 1959 5.3 12.6 .420 3.3 4.0 .826 4.6 6.4 3.3 13.9
10 Charlie Tyra 23 69 1586 5.4 13.8 .396 2.9 4.3 .679 11.0 0.7 4.1 13.8
11 Jack George 30 25 494 4.5 12.6 .358 3.1 3.7 .824 6.0 4.0 3.7 12.1
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 136 3.4 11.4 .302 3.7 6.6 .560 8.2 1.6 4.0 10.6
13 Mike Farmer 22 72 1545 4.1 11.6 .353 1.9 2.3 .838 7.3 1.5 3.5 10.1
14 Brendan McCann 23 1 7 0.0 15.4 .000 0.0 0.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 0.0

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 Kenny Sears 25 71 2498 22.6 .590 .490 11.9 1.5 13.3
2 Richie Guerin 26 71 2558 19.0 .509 .424 6.7 1.7 8.4
3 Carl Braun 31 72 1959 15.2 .483 .420 3.2 1.3 4.5
4 Willie Naulls 24 68 2061 16.5 .442 .378 1.2 1.4 2.6
5 Frank Selvy 26 68 1448 13.8 .463 .385 1.7 0.7 2.4
6 Ray Felix 28 72 1588 14.0 .445 .371 1.0 1.0 2.0
7 Charlie Tyra 23 69 1586 12.0 .442 .396 0.6 0.9 1.5
8 Ron Sobie 24 50 857 13.5 .436 .360 0.4 0.5 0.9
9 Jack George 30 25 494 10.9 .425 .358 0.1 0.3 0.4
10 Mike Farmer 22 72 1545 7.9 .402 .353 -0.6 0.8 0.1
11 Jerry Bird 23 11 45 12.9 .385 .375 -0.1 0.0 0.0
12 Brendan McCann 23 1 7 -9.9 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
13 Pete Brennan 22 16 136 7.2 .370 .302 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
14 Guy Sparrow 26 44 607 8.8 .355 .312 -1.3 0.4 -0.9

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 Willie Naulls 24 2 63 14 42 6 8 21 3 11 34 .333 .750 31.5 17.0 10.5 1.5
2 Kenny Sears 25 2 64 10 27 13 15 17 6 6 33 .370 .867 32.0 16.5 8.5 3.0
3 Carl Braun 31 2 62 12 32 8 9 4 10 4 32 .375 .889 31.0 16.0 2.0 5.0
4 Richie Guerin 26 2 77 9 35 12 14 18 15 11 30 .257 .857 38.5 15.0 9.0 7.5
5 Charlie Tyra 23 2 55 12 28 6 9 31 1 5 30 .429 .667 27.5 15.0 15.5 0.5
6 Frank Selvy 26 2 43 10 20 9 11 4 3 6 29 .500 .818 21.5 14.5 2.0 1.5
7 Ray Felix 28 2 45 12 28 2 4 23 2 12 26 .429 .500 22.5 13.0 11.5 1.0
8 Mike Farmer 22 2 34 5 17 2 5 10 0 7 12 .294 .400 17.0 6.0 5.0 0.0
9 Jack George 30 2 31 4 12 0 0 4 3 4 8 .333 15.5 4.0 2.0 1.5
10 Pete Brennan 22 2 6 2 7 0 1 5 0 4 4 .286 .000 3.0 2.0 2.5 0.0

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 Kenny Sears 25 2 64 16.3 .491 .370 12.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
2 Frank Selvy 26 2 43 18.2 .584 .500 9.9 0.2 0.0 0.2
3 Carl Braun 31 2 62 13.7 .445 .375 21.7 0.0 0.1 0.1
4 Charlie Tyra 23 2 55 19.3 .469 .429 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
5 Ray Felix 28 2 45 14.9 .437 .429 6.6 0.0 0.1 0.1
6 Richie Guerin 26 2 77 10.9 .364 .257 23.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0
7 Pete Brennan 22 2 6 -1.2 .269 .286 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
8 Jack George 30 2 31 4.2 .333 .333 12.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
9 Mike Farmer 22 2 34 2.4 .313 .294 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
10 Willie Naulls 24 2 63 10.0 .373 .333 6.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.1