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New York Knicks Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz questions about the New York Knickerbockers basketball team.

 

New York Knicks Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who are the New York Knickerbockers?
A: The New York Knickerbockers are a professional basketball team based in New York City, New York.

The Knickerbockers are usually referred to as what?
A: The Knicks.

The Knicks are part of what division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
A: The Atlantic Division.

The team was established by whom?
A: Ned Irish.

In what year was the team established?
A: In 1946.

It was one of the founding members of the what?
A: Basketball Association of America (BAA).

The BAA became the NBA after merging with what rival?
A: The National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949.

 

Where does the team play?
A: At Madison Square Garden.

Along with the Boston Celtics, it is one of only two what?
A: Original NBA teams still located in its original city.

The Knicks were successful during their early years and were constant playoff contenders under what head coach?
A: The franchise's first head coach Joe Lapchick.

Beginning in 1950, the Knicks made three consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals, all of which were what?
A: Losing efforts.

Lapchick resigned in 1956 and the team subsequently began to what?
A: Falter.

In the late 1960s, Red Holzman became head coach and the Knicks began to what?
A: Regain their former dominance.

Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two championship titles in what two years?
A: 1970 and 1973.

 

The Knicks of the 1980s had mixed success that included how many playoff appearances?
A: Six.

The playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by what future Hall of Fame center?
A: Patrick Ewing.

Their success during this decade was highlighted by two appearances in the what?
A:  NBA Finals, in 1994 and 1999.

Despite being a consistent playoff contender, they never attained a what?
A: An NBA Championship in their two championship appearances.

Where does the "Knickerbockers" name come from?
A: It was the pseudonym used by Washington Irving in his book A History of New York.

With no college draft in the league's initial year, there was no guarantee of what?
A: That the Knicks or the league itself would thrive.

The teams focused on signing college players from their respective cities as a way to what?
A: Promote the professional league.

 

Where did the Knicks hold their first training camp?
A: In the Catskill Mountains at the Nevele Country Club.

How many players were invited to attend the three-week session?
A: Twenty-five.

With a roster assembled, the Knicks faced the Toronto Huskies at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on November 1, 1946, in what would be the franchise's what?
A: First game—as well as the first in league history.

In a low-scoring affair presented in front of 7,090 spectators, the Knicks defeated the Huskies 68–66 with whom leading the Knicks in scoring with 14 points?
A: Leo Gottlieb.

Knicks went on to finish their inaugural campaign with what record?
A: A 33–27 record and achieved a playoff berth under Cohalan despite a dismal shooting percentage of 28 percent.

Who did the Knicks face in the quarterfinals, winning the series 2–1?
A: the Cleveland Rebels.

However, the Knicks were swept by what team in two games in the semifinals?
A: the Philadelphia Warriors.