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Westchester Knicks

Westchester Knicks
Westchester Knicks logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2014
History Westchester Knicks
Arena Westchester County Center
Location White Plains, New York
Team colors Blue, Orange, White, Silver
Head coach Kevin Whitted
Ownership The Madison Square Garden Company (New York Knicks)
Affiliation(s) New York Knicks
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 0

The Westchester Knicks is an American professional basketball team of the NBA Development League and is an affiliate of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. Based in Westchester County, New York, the Knicks play their home games at Westchester County Center in White Plains.

The Knicks became the seventh D-League team to be owned by an NBA team and replaced the Erie BayHawks as the Knicks' D-League affiliate.[1]

The Knicks had filed for trademarks for five possible names: New York 914s, New York 'Bockers, New York Plainsmen, New York Empire, and New York Hutch.[2] On May 14, 2014, the Westchester Knicks name and logo were announced; in addition to retaining the parent club's "Knicks" name, the Knicks have also incorporated the original "Father Knickerbocker" logo (drawn by Willard Mullin) which was in use by the parent Knicks from the team's founding in 1946 until 1964.[3]

2014–2015 season

On September 3, 2014 Westchester acquired 16 players on the 2014 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[4] On October 13 Kevin Whitted was named as the first coach of Westchester.[5] On November 1, in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft, the Westchester Knicks made second-round guard Joseph Bertrand their first ever selection.[6] On November 16 they made their regular season debut in an 84-91 loss against the local Oklahoma City Blue.[7] Three days later they made their home debut, again losing, this time against the Canton Charge on an 84-88 affair.[8] Their first win came on November 21 against the Grand Rapids Drive in their third game, which they won by 97-83 at home.[9]

On January 7, 2015, Langston Galloway signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, becoming the first player to be called up to the NBA in franchise history.[10]

On March 30, 2015, the Knicks announced via Twitter that head coach Kevin Whitted was relieved of his duties and that assistant coach Craig Hodges would serve as the interim head coach for the final week of the 2014-15 season. [11] The Knicks were 10-36 at the time for Whitted's firing, which was second worst in the Development League. Whitted became the first head coach to be fired in franchise history.

Season By Season

Season Division Regular Season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Westchester Knicks
2014-15 Atlantic 5th 10 40 .200
Regular Season Record 10 40 .200 2014–2015
Playoff Record 0 0 .000 2014–2015

Current roster

Westchester Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 43 Antetokounmpo, Thanasis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–07–17 Greece
C 31 Bachynski, Jordan 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1989–09–06 Arizona State
G 9 Barrett, Andre Injured (I) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1982–02–21 Seton Hall
G 34 Covington, Nick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1985–08–23 Oklahoma City
F Foster, Kevin (I) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1989–01–07 Fresno State
F 14 Gilder, Trey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1985–01–24 Northwestern State
F 52 Inman, J. R. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987–03–04 Rutgers
F 45 Jackson, Darnell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 241 lb (109 kg) 1985–11–07 Kansas
G 0 Russell, Walker 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1982–10–06 Jacksonville State
C 8 Strong, Ben 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1986–09–10 Guilford
Head coach

Athletic trainer(s)
  • Bandele Talib

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Last transaction: 2015–04–15



External links

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