New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1989-1990 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 1 Stanford 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
1 Mo Cheeks PG 6-1 180 11 West Texas A&M 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
33 Patrick Ewing C 7-0 240 4 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Jamaica
40 Stuart Gray C 7-0 235 5 UCLA 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Panama
31 Mark Jackson PG 6-1 180 2 St. John's 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
8 Pete Myers GF 6-6 180 3 Little Rock 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 4 United States
4 Johnny Newman SF 6-7 190 3 Richmond 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
34 Charles Oakley PF 6-8 225 4 Virginia Union 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
23 Brian Quinnett PF 6-8 235 0 Washington State 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
11 Rod Strickland PG 6-3 175 1 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
6 Trent Tucker G 6-5 193 7 Minnesota 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
55 Kiki Vandeweghe SF 6-8 220 9 UCLA 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
7 Kenny Walker F 6-8 210 3 Kentucky 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
45 Eddie Lee Wilkins FC 6-10 220 3 Gardner-Webb 1984 Rnd 6 Pick 17 United States
21 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 4 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1989-1990 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Cheeks G. Wilkins K. Vandeweghe C. Oakley P. Ewing
Rotation M. Jackson T. Tucker J. Newman K. Walker E. Wilkins
Rotation       B. Quinnett  
Lim PT         S. Gray
Lim PT         G. Butler

1989-1990 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers53-29-
2Boston Celtics52-301
3New York Knicks45-378
4Washington Bullets31-5122
5Miami Heat18-6435
6New Jersey Nets17-6536

1989-1990 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Patrick Ewing All-NBA First Team (1990)
Patrick Ewing Player Of The Month (Nov 89)
Patrick Ewing Player Of The Week (12/03/89)
Patrick Ewing Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1990)
Kenny Walker Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1990)

1989-1990 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Patrick Ewing 82 38.6 28.6 10.9 2.2 1.0 4.0 3.4
Gerald Wilkins 82 31.8 14.5 4.5 4.0 1.2 0.3 2.4
Johnny Newman 80 28.4 12.9 2.4 2.2 1.2 0.3 1.8
Charles Oakley 61 36.0 14.6 11.9 2.4 1.0 0.3 2.7
Mark Jackson 82 29.6 9.9 3.9 7.4 1.3 0.0 2.6
Trent Tucker 81 21.3 8.2 2.1 2.1 0.9 0.1 0.9
Kenny Walker 68 23.5 7.9 5.0 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.9
Rod Strickland 51 20.0 8.4 2.5 4.3 1.4 0.2 1.7
Eddie Lee Wilkins 79 12.3 4.7 3.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.9
Kiki Vandeweghe 22 25.6 11.7 2.4 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.2
Mo Cheeks 31 24.3 7.9 2.4 4.9 1.4 0.2 1.2
Pete Myers 24 8.7 1.9 1.2 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.8
Brian Quinnett 31 6.2 1.3 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1
Stuart Gray 19 4.9 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
Greg Butler 13 2.5 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

1989-1990 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. Greg Butler re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 8, 1989.

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.

Brian Quinnett was selected as the #23 pick in the Second Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Brian Quinnett signed a contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1989.

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. Trent Tucker re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on August 3, 1989.

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

Mo Cheeks was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the San Antonio Spurs on February 21, 1990. Mo Cheeks signed an extension with the New York Knicks on March 1, 1990.

Stuart Gray was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on February 22, 1990.

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

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.

1989-1990 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Stu Jackson Head Coach 1989-1990 N/A
Ernie Grunfeld Assistant Coach 1989-1990 Television Analyst (New York Knicks, 1986 to 1989)
Al Bianchi General Manager 1987-1988 Assistant Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1976 to 1987)
Walt Frazier Television Analyst 1987-1988 N/A
Mike Walczewski Public Address Announcer 1989-1990 N/A