New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
54 Greg Butler C 6-11 240 0 Stanford 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
3 Rick Carlisle G 6-5 210 4 Virginia 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 23 United States
33 Patrick Ewing C 7-0 240 3 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Jamaica
44 Sidney Green FC 6-9 220 5 UNLV 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
31 Mark Jackson PG 6-1 180 1 St. John's 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
8 Pete Myers GF 6-6 180 2 Little Rock 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 4 United States
4 Johnny Newman SF 6-7 190 2 Richmond 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
34 Charles Oakley PF 6-8 225 3 Virginia Union 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
11 Rod Strickland PG 6-3 175 0 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
6 Trent Tucker G 6-5 193 6 Minnesota 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
55 Kiki Vandeweghe SF 6-8 220 8 UCLA 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
7 Kenny Walker F 6-8 210 2 Kentucky 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
45 Eddie Lee Wilkins FC 6-10 220 2 Gardner-Webb 1984 Rnd 6 Pick 17 United States
21 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 3 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1988-1989 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Jackson G. Wilkins J. Newman C. Oakley P. Ewing
Rotation R. Strickland T. Tucker K. Vandeweghe S. Green E. Wilkins
Rotation     P. Myers K. Walker  
Lim PT         G. Butler

1988-1989 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks52-30-
2Philadelphia Sixers46-366
3Boston Celtics42-4010
4Washington Bullets40-4212
5New Jersey Nets26-5626
6Charlotte Hornets20-6232

1988-1989 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Patrick Ewing All-NBA Second Team (1989)
Patrick Ewing Player Of The Month (Apr 89)
Patrick Ewing Player Of The Week (11/27/88, 02/26/89)
Patrick Ewing All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1989)
Rod Strickland All-Rookie Second Team (1989)
Mark Jackson Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Patrick Ewing Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Kenny Walker Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1989)
Kenny Walker Slam Dunk Champion (1989)

1988-1989 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Patrick Ewing 80 36.2 22.7 9.2 2.4 1.5 3.5 3.3
Johnny Newman 81 28.8 16.0 2.5 2.0 1.4 0.3 1.9
Mark Jackson 72 34.4 16.9 4.7 8.6 1.9 0.1 3.1
Gerald Wilkins 81 29.8 14.3 3.0 3.4 1.4 0.3 2.1
Charles Oakley 82 31.8 12.9 10.5 2.3 1.3 0.2 3.0
Rod Strickland 81 16.8 8.9 2.0 3.9 1.2 0.0 1.8
Trent Tucker 81 22.5 8.5 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.1 0.7
Sidney Green 82 15.6 6.3 4.8 0.9 0.6 0.2 1.5
Kenny Walker 79 14.7 5.3 2.9 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Eddie Lee Wilkins 71 8.2 4.1 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.8
Kiki Vandeweghe 27 18.6 9.2 1.3 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.9
Pete Myers 29 7.9 2.8 0.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.7
Greg Butler 33 4.2 1.7 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5

1988-1989 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Greg Butler was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Greg Butler signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1988.

Patrick Ewing was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Patrick Ewing signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1985.

Mark Jackson was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mark Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 16, 1987. Mark Jackson signed a multi-year extension with the New York Knicks on January 28, 1989.

Rod Strickland was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Rod Strickland signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 30, 1988.

Trent Tucker was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Trent Tucker signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 5, 1982. Trent Tucker re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 24, 1985. Trent Tucker re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 28, 1987.

Kenny Walker was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Kenny Walker signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 3, 1986.

Eddie Lee Wilkins was selected as the #17 pick in the 6 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Eddie Lee Wilkins signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1984. Eddie Lee Wilkins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 22, 1987. Eddie Lee Wilkins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on March 3, 1987. Eddie Lee Wilkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 3, 1988.

Gerald Wilkins was selected as the #23 pick in the Second Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Gerald Wilkins signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1985. Gerald Wilkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1986. Gerald Wilkins signed a multi-year extension with the New York Knicks on October 14, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

Sidney Green was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on October 28, 1987.

Charles Oakley was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Chicago Bulls on June 27, 1988.

Kiki Vandeweghe was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 23, 1989.

Acquired via Free Agency

Pete Myers signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on December 20, 1988.

Johnny Newman signed a contract with the New York Knicks on November 12, 1987. Johnny Newman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 7, 1988.

1988-1989 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rick Pitino Head Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Jim O'Brien Assistant Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Al Bianchi General Manager 1987-1988 Assistant Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1976 to 1987)
Ernie Grunfeld Television Analyst 1986-1987 N/A
Walt Frazier Television Analyst 1987-1988 N/A