New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jim Barnett GF 6-4 170 10 Oregon 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Butch Beard G 6-3 185 6 Louisville 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 9 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ticky Burden SG 6-2 185 0 Utah 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Mel Davis F 6-6 220 3 St. John's 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 9 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
John Gianelli FC 6-10 220 4 Pacific 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 6 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 9 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Mo Layton PG 6-1 180 5 USC 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 4 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 1 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 6 Columbia 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Dean Meminger PG 6-0 175 5 Marquette 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 9 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 0 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Neal Walk C 6-10 220 7 Florida 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1976-1977 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier E. Monroe J. McMillian S. Haywood L. Shelton
Rotation M. Layton B. Beard B. Bradley P. Jackson  
Rotation D. Meminger T. Burden      
Lim PT       T. McMillen  
Lim PT       B. McAdoo  

1976-1977 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers50-32-
2Boston Celtics44-386
3New York Knicks40-4210
4Buffalo Braves30-5220
5New York Nets22-6028

1976-1977 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob McAdoo Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)
Earl Monroe Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)

1976-1977 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Earl Monroe 77 34.5 19.9 2.9 4.8 1.2 0.3
Bob McAdoo 52 39.1 26.7 12.7 2.7 1.2 1.2
Walt Frazier 76 35.4 17.4 3.9 5.3 1.7 0.1
Lonnie Shelton 82 25.7 11.6 7.7 1.8 1.5 1.2
Jim McMillian 67 32.2 9.9 4.6 2.1 0.9 0.1
Tom McMillen 56 21.8 9.4 5.7 0.9 0.2 0.1
Spencer Haywood 31 32.9 16.5 9.0 1.6 0.5 0.9
Butch Beard 70 15.5 5.3 2.3 2.1 0.8 0.1
Ticky Burden 61 10.0 5.7 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.0
Mo Layton 56 13.7 5.8 0.8 2.8 0.4 0.1
Bill Bradley 67 15.3 4.3 1.5 1.9 0.4 0.1
Phil Jackson 76 13.6 3.4 3.0 1.1 0.4 0.2
John Gianelli 19 33.2 10.9 9.4 1.4 0.7 1.5
Mel Davis 22 15.5 4.7 4.5 1.1 0.4 0.0
Neal Walk 11 12.3 5.6 2.5 0.5 0.4 0.3
Dean Meminger 32 7.9 1.3 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.0

1976-1977 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ticky Burden was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ticky Burden signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on June 8, 1976.

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. Walt Frazier re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1969.

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. Phil Jackson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1972.

Lonnie Shelton was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Lonnie Shelton signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 18, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Spencer Haywood was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Seattle SuperSonics on October 23, 1975.

Bob McAdoo was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Buffalo Braves on December 9, 1976.

Tom McMillen was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Buffalo Braves on December 9, 1976.

Jim McMillian was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Buffalo Braves on September 10, 1976.

Earl Monroe was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Washington Wizards on November 11, 1971. Earl Monroe re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1975.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Butch Beard was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New York Knicks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 27, 1975.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bill Bradley as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 1, 1976.

Mo Layton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 1, 1976.

Dean Meminger signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on January 19, 1977.

1976-1977 New York Knicks Front Office

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