1952-53 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-23
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 6-5 Lost finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Baltimore Bullets 2-0
Division Finals - Defeated Boston Celtics 3-1
Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 4-1
Coach: Joe Lapchick (47-23)
Location: New York, New York
1952-53 New York Knicks Statistics
1952-53 New York Knicks Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 47 wins and 23 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-5. Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1952-53 New York Knicks lost in the finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Vince BorylaFMarch 11, 19276'4"210DenverEast Chicago, IN USA
Carl BraunG-FSeptember 25, 19276'5"180ColgateBrooklyn, NY USA
Nat CliftonC-FOctober 13, 19226'6"220Xavier (LA)England, AR USA
Jerry FleishmanG-FFebruary 14, 19226'2"190NYUBrooklyn, NY USA
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri StateRoxana, IL USA
Ray LumppGJuly 11, 19236'1"178NYUBrooklyn, NY USA
Al McGuireG-FSeptember 7, 19286'2"180St. John's (NY)New York, NY USA
Dick McGuireGJanuary 25, 19266'0"180St. John's (NY)Huntington, NY USA
Ralph PolsonF-COctober 26, 19296'7"200WhitworthRiverside, CA USA
Sherwin RaikenGOctober 29, 19286'2"185VillanovaPhiladelphia, PA USA
Connie SimmonsC-FMarch 15, 19256'8"222noneNewark, NJ USA
Dick SurhoffFNovember 16, 19296'4"210LIUWeehawken, NJ USA
Ernie VandewegheF-GSeptember 12, 19286'3"195ColgateMontreal, QU CAN
Max ZaslofskyG-FDecember 7, 19256'2"170St. John's (NY)Brooklyn, NY USA