New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1959-1960 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bob Anderegg G 6-3 200 0 Michigan State 1959 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Whitey Bell PG 6-0 180 0 NC State 1958 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 10 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Kelly Coleman G 6-3 215 0 Kentucky Wesleyan 1960 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Mike Farmer F 6-7 210 1 San Francisco 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 6 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Dick Garmaker GF 6-3 200 4 Minnesota 1954 Rnd 9 Pick 8 United States
Jack George G 6-2 190 6 La Salle 1953 Rnd 13 Pick 1 United States
Johnny Green SF 6-5 200 0 Michigan State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Richie Guerin SG 6-4 195 3 Iona 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Brendan McCann G 6-2 178 2 St. Bonaventure 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Willie Naulls F 6-6 225 3 UCLA 1956 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Jim Palmer F 6-8 199 1 Dayton 1957 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Cal Ramsey F 6-4 200 0 NYU 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Kenny Sears F 6-9 198 4 Santa Clara 1953 Rnd 15 Pick 2 United States
Ron Sobiezczyk G 6-3 185 3 DePaul 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Charlie Tyra FC 6-8 230 2 Louisville 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1959-1960 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Guerin C. Braun W. Naulls K. Sears C. Tyra
Rotation W. Bell J. George M. Farmer    
Rotation   B. Anderegg J. Green    
Lim PT     J. Palmer    
Lim PT     C. Ramsey    
Lim PT     D. Garmaker    

1959-1960 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics59-16-
2San Francisco Warriors49-2610
3Syracuse Nationals45-3014
4New York Knicks27-4832

1959-1960 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Richie Guerin All-NBA Second Team (1960)
Richie Guerin Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1960)
Willie Naulls Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1960)

1959-1960 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Richie Guerin 74 32.8 21.8 6.8 6.3
Willie Naulls 65 34.6 21.4 14.2 2.1
Kenny Sears 64 32.8 18.5 13.7 2.0
Charlie Tyra 74 27.5 12.8 8.1 1.1
Carl Braun 54 28.0 12.9 3.1 5.0
Jack George 69 23.2 9.5 2.9 3.5
Mike Farmer 67 22.9 7.4 5.7 0.9
Johnny Green 69 17.9 7.0 7.8 0.8
Jim Palmer 54 20.0 8.0 5.1 1.0
Dick Garmaker 26 28.7 12.9 4.8 2.8
Whitey Bell 31 14.5 5.4 2.8 1.8
Bob Anderegg 33 11.3 4.0 2.1 0.9
Ron Sobiezczyk 15 14.7 6.9 3.1 1.3
Ray Felix 16 11.6 5.1 5.1 0.1
Cal Ramsey 7 22.9 11.4 6.7 1.3
Brendan McCann 4 7.2 1.2 1.0 2.5

1959-1960 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bob Anderegg was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bob Anderegg signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1959.

Mike Farmer was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mike Farmer signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1958.

Johnny Green was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Johnny Green signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1959.

Richie Guerin was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Richie Guerin signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1956.

Kenny Sears was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Kenny Sears signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1955.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Charlie Tyra, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1957. Charlie Tyra signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Trade

Dick Garmaker was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Minneapolis Lakers on January 24, 1960.

Jack George was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Philadelphia Warriors on January 28, 1959. Jack George re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1959.

Willie Naulls was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the St. Louis Hawks on December 10, 1956.

Jim Palmer was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Cincinnati Royals on December 4, 1959.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Cal Ramsey was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New York Knicks from the St. Louis Hawks on November 28, 1959.

Acquired via Free Agency

Whitey Bell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on January 11, 1960.

Carl Braun with the on September 1, 1957.

1959-1960 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fred Podesta General Manager 1961-1962 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1957 to 1960)