New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
13 Anthony Bowie GF 6-6 190 10 Oklahoma 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
9 Rick Brunson SG 6-4 190 1 Temple 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
23 Marcus Camby C 6-11 240 1 Massachusetts 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
1 Chris Childs SG 6-3 195 4 Boise State 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
35 Terry Cummings PF 6-9 220 15 DePaul 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
4 Ben Davis FC 6-9 240 1 Arizona 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
14 Chris Dudley C 6-11 235 10 Yale 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
33 Patrick Ewing C 7-0 240 12 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Jamaica
20 Ronnie Grandison F 6-6 215 7 New Orleans 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
20 Allan Houston G 6-6 205 4 Tennessee 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
2 Larry Johnson F 6-6 250 6 UNLV 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
42 Chris Mills SF 6-5 215 4 Arizona 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
8 Pete Myers GF 6-6 180 8 Little Rock 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 4 United States
34 Charles Oakley PF 6-8 225 12 Virginia Union 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
3 John Starks SG 6-3 180 8 Oklahoma State 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
7 Brooks Thompson G 6-4 193 3 Oklahoma State 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
21 Charlie Ward G 6-2 190 3 Florida State 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 16 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
32 Herb Williams C 6-10 242 16 Ohio State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1997-1998 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Ward A. Houston L. Johnson C. Oakley P. Ewing
Rotation   J. Starks C. Mills T. Cummings C. Dudley
Rotation   C. Childs A. Bowie B. Williams  
Lim PT   B. Thompson   B. Davis H. Williams

1997-1998 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3New Jersey Nets43-3912
4Washington Wizards42-4013
5Orlando Magic41-4114
6Boston Celtics36-4619
7Philadelphia Sixers31-5124

1997-1998 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Charles Oakley All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1998)
Charlie Ward Three Point Shootout Participant (1998)

1997-1998 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Allan Houston 82 34.7 18.4 3.3 2.6 0.8 0.3 2.4
Larry Johnson 70 34.5 15.5 5.7 2.1 0.6 0.2 1.8
John Starks 82 26.7 12.9 2.8 2.7 1.0 0.1 1.7
Chris Mills 80 27.3 9.7 5.1 1.7 0.6 0.4 1.3
Charles Oakley 79 34.6 9.0 9.2 2.5 1.6 0.3 1.6
Charlie Ward 82 28.3 7.8 3.3 5.7 1.8 0.5 2.1
Patrick Ewing 26 32.6 20.8 10.2 1.1 0.6 2.2 3.0
Chris Childs 68 23.5 6.3 2.4 3.9 0.8 0.1 1.5
Terry Cummings 30 17.6 7.8 4.5 0.9 0.5 0.2 1.1
Buck Williams 41 18.0 4.9 4.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.9
Chris Dudley 51 16.8 3.1 5.4 0.4 0.3 1.0 0.9
Anthony Bowie 27 8.3 2.8 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.3
Herb Williams 27 6.6 1.4 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
Brooks Thompson 17 7.1 1.9 0.6 1.4 0.4 0.1 0.6
Pete Myers 9 4.4 1.6 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.4
Ben Davis 7 1.9 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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. Patrick Ewing signed a multi-year extension with the New York Knicks on November 22, 1991. Patrick Ewing re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 2, 1997.

Charlie Ward was selected as the #26 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Charlie Ward signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 6, 1994.

Acquired via Trade

Terry Cummings was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 19, 1998.

Chris Dudley was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Portland Trail Blazers on October 9, 1997.

Larry Johnson was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on July 14, 1996.

Chris Mills was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Boston Celtics on October 22, 1997.

Charles Oakley was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Chicago Bulls on June 27, 1988. Charles Oakley signed a multi-year extension with the New York Knicks on November 1, 1991. Charles Oakley signed an extension with the New York Knicks on November 2, 1994.

Acquired via Free Agency

Anthony Bowie signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on January 6, 1998.

Chris Childs signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 14, 1996.

Ben Davis signed a contract with the New York Knicks on February 27, 1998. Ben Davis re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on March 10, 1998. Ben Davis re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on March 20, 1998.

Allan Houston signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 14, 1996.

John Starks signed a contract with the New York Knicks on October 1, 1990. John Starks re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1991. John Starks signed a multi-year extension with the New York Knicks on October 1, 1992. John Starks re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 8, 1994.

Brooks Thompson signed a contract with the New York Knicks on January 30, 1998. Brooks Thompson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 9, 1998.

Buck Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 26, 1996.

Herb Williams signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 25, 1998.

1997-1998 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
James L. Dolan Owner 1997-1998 N/A
Charles Dolan Owner, Principal Owner 1997-1998 N/A
Dave Checketts Chief Executive Officer 1995-1996 President (New York Knicks, 1991 to 1996)
Jeff Van Gundy Head Coach 1995-1996 N/A
Jeff Nix Assistant Coach 1992-1993 Assistant Coach (Notre Dame, 1987 to 1992)
Brendan Malone Assistant Coach 2003-2004 Assistant Coach (Indiana Pacers, 2000 to 2003)
Tom Thibodeau Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Philadelphia Sixers, 1994 to 1996)
Ernie Grunfeld President, General Manager 1991-1992 Assistant Coach (New York Knicks, 1989 to 1991)
Mike Walczewski Public Address Announcer 1989-1990 N/A