1955-56 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 35-37
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost division tie
Division Tiebreaker - Lost to Syracuse Nationals 1-0
Coach: Joe Lapchick (26-25)
Coach: Vince Boryla (9-12)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 273,641, Avg. 9,773 in 28 home dates
1955-56 New York Knicks Statistics
1955-56 New York Knicks Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 35 wins and 37 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Knicks scored 7,212 points and allowed 7,242. Carl Braun tossed in a team-leading 1,112 points for New York, while Harry Gallatin accounted for 740 boards. Dick McGuire dished out 362 assists for the squad.

Joe Lapchick and Vince Boryla coached the team. The 1955-56 New York Knicks lost in the division tie.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Dick AthaGSeptember 21, 19316'2"190Indiana StateOtterbein, IN USA
Jim BaechtoldF-GDecember 9, 19276'4"205Eastern KentuckyMcKeesport, PA USA
Carl BraunG-FSeptember 25, 19276'5"180ColgateBrooklyn, NY USA
Nat CliftonC-FOctober 13, 19226'6"220Xavier (LA)England, AR USA
Walter DukesCJune 23, 19307'0"220Seton HallYoungstown, OH USA
Ray FelixCDecember 10, 19306'11"220LIUNew York, NY USA
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri StateRoxana, IL USA
Dick McGuireGJanuary 25, 19266'0"180St. John's (NY)Huntington, NY USA
Bob PetersonFJanuary 25, 19326'5"210OregonMenlo Park, CA USA
Bob SantiniFFebruary 17, 19326'5"190IonaBronx, NY USA
Kenny SearsFAugust 17, 19336'9"195Santa ClaraWatsonville, CA USA
Gene ShueGDecember 18, 19316'2"170MarylandBaltimore, MD USA
Ernie VandewegheF-GSeptember 12, 19286'3"195ColgateMontreal, QU CAN