New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1958-1959 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jerry Bird F 6-6 200 0 Kentucky 1956 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 9 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Pete Brennan F 6-6 205 0 North Carolina 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Mike Farmer F 6-7 210 0 San Francisco 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 5 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jack George G 6-2 190 5 La Salle 1953 Rnd 13 Pick 1 United States
Richie Guerin SG 6-4 195 2 Iona 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Brendan McCann G 6-2 178 1 St. Bonaventure 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Willie Naulls F 6-6 225 2 UCLA 1956 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Kenny Sears F 6-9 198 3 Santa Clara 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 3 Furman 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Ron Sobiezczyk G 6-3 185 2 DePaul 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Guy Sparrow F 6-5 200 1 Detroit-Mercy 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Charlie Tyra FC 6-8 230 1 Louisville 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1958-1959 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Guerin C. Braun W. Naulls K. Sears C. Tyra
Rotation   F. Selvy M. Farmer   R. Felix
Lim PT   R. Sobiezczyk P. Brennan    
Lim PT   B. McCann J. Bird    
Lim PT   J. George      

1958-1959 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics52-20-
2New York Knicks40-3212
3Syracuse Nationals35-3717
4San Francisco Warriors32-4020

1958-1959 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Richie Guerin All-NBA Second Team (1959)
Kenny Sears Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1959)
Richie Guerin Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1959)

1958-1959 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Kenny Sears 71 35.2 21.0 9.3 1.9
Richie Guerin 71 36.0 18.2 7.3 5.1
Willie Naulls 68 30.3 15.7 10.6 1.5
Carl Braun 72 27.2 10.5 3.5 4.8
Ray Felix 72 22.1 10.4 7.9 0.7
Frank Selvy 68 21.3 9.8 3.6 1.4
Charlie Tyra 69 23.0 8.8 7.0 0.5
Mike Farmer 72 21.5 6.0 4.4 0.9
Ron Sobiezczyk 50 17.1 8.0 3.1 1.6
Guy Sparrow 44 13.8 5.7 4.2 1.0
Jack George 25 19.8 6.6 3.3 2.2
Pete Brennan 16 8.5 2.5 1.9 0.4
Jerry Bird 11 4.1 2.3 1.1 0.4
Brendan McCann 1 7.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

1958-1959 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Pete Brennan was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Pete Brennan signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1958.

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.

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.

Brendan McCann was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Brendan McCann signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1957.

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 Jerry Bird, the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1956 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New York Knicks from the Minneapolis Lakers on October 26, 1956. Jerry Bird signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1958.

Carl Braun with the on September 1, 1958.

Draft Rights to Ron Sobiezczyk, the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New York Knicks from the Fort Wayne Pistons on April 30, 1958.

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

Ray Felix was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on June 30, 1954.

Jack George was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Philadelphia Warriors on January 28, 1959.

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

Frank Selvy was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the St. Louis Hawks on October 22, 1958.

1958-1959 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ned Irish President 1946-1947 N/A
Fred Podesta General Manager 1961-1962 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1957 to 1960)