New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1968-1969 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 8 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Walt Bellamy C 6-11 225 7 Indiana 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Nate Bowman C 6-10 230 2 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 1 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 6 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 1 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bill Hosket PF 6-8 225 0 Ohio State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 1 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Howard Komives PG 6-1 185 4 Bowling Green 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Don May SF 6-4 200 0 Dayton 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Willis Reed FC 6-9 240 4 Grambling State 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Mike Riordan GF 6-4 200 0 Providence 1967 Rnd 12 Pick 5 United States
Cazzie Russell GF 6-5 218 2 Michigan 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1968-1969 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier D. Barnett M. Riordan B. Bradley W. Reed
Rotation     D. May B. Hosket N. Bowman
Rotation     C. Russell    
Lim PT     D. DeBusschere P. Jackson  

1968-1969 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Baltimore Bullets57-25-
2Philadelphia Sixers55-272
3New York Knicks54-283
4Boston Celtics48-349
5Cincinnati Royals41-4116
6Detroit Pistons32-5025
7Milwaukee Bucks27-5530

1968-1969 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dave DeBusschere All-NBA Second Team (1969)
Willis Reed All-NBA Second Team (1969)
Dave DeBusschere All-NBA Defensive First Team (1969)
Walt Frazier All-NBA Defensive First Team (1969)
Willis Reed Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)

1968-1969 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Willis Reed 82 37.9 21.1 14.5 2.3
Dick Barnett 82 36.0 17.6 3.1 3.5
Walt Frazier 80 36.9 17.5 6.2 7.9
Bill Bradley 82 29.4 12.4 4.3 3.7
Cazzie Russell 50 32.9 18.3 4.2 2.3
Dave DeBusschere 47 39.4 16.4 11.4 2.7
Walt Bellamy 35 32.5 15.2 11.0 2.2
Phil Jackson 47 19.7 7.1 5.2 0.9
Howard Komives 32 26.1 9.0 3.0 4.3
Don May 48 11.7 4.2 2.4 0.7
Nate Bowman 67 9.1 2.9 3.3 0.8
Bill Hosket 50 7.0 2.6 1.9 0.4
Mike Riordan 54 7.4 2.3 1.1 0.9

1968-1969 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Walt Frazier was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Walt Frazier signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on June 22, 1967.

Bill Hosket was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bill Hosket signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1968.

Phil Jackson was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1967.

Don May was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Don May signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1968.

Willis Reed was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Willis Reed signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1964.

Mike Riordan was selected as the #5 pick in the 12 Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mike Riordan signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 21, 1968.

Cazzie Russell was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Cazzie Russell signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1966.

Acquired via Trade

Dick Barnett was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 14, 1965.

Nate Bowman was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Seattle SuperSonics on September 18, 1967.

Bill Bradley with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1964. Bill Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on June 22, 1967.

Dave DeBusschere was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on December 19, 1968.

1968-1969 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Eddie Donovan General Manager 1975-1976 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1970 to 1975)
Red Holzman Head Coach 1978-1979 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1970 to 1975)