New York Knicks Logo – The New York Knickerbockers, more popularly known as New York Knicks (“Knicks”) are a franchise of basketball in the NBA based in the city of New York. They are now the second most valuable franchise in the league, with a value of 583 million U.S. dollars. Is one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America in 1946, and one of only two teams, along with Boston Celtics, who still remain among the original equipment in the city of its founding.
Your name Knickerbockers refers to pants worn by the first settlers Dutch city, a kind of baggy rolled just above the knees, which were known as “knickerbockers” or “knickers”. The most popular symbol of the city in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth was called “Father Knickerbocker”, wearing a cotton wig, three-cornered hat, buckled shoes, and, of course, the aforementioned pants.
The team’s origins date back to June 6th of 1946, when he was awarded the Madison Square Garden a franchise of the newly formed BAA, the new professional basketball league in the United States. The legendary Ned Irish, who would eventually be part of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was one of the founders of the team.
In the spring of 2008 was intended to turn around the situation by appointing general manager at New York’s Donnie Walsh, and hiring as coach Mike D’Antoni. Walsh returned to New York after two decades in the Indiana Pacers while D’Antoni arrived after 4 seasons at the Phoenix Suns with over 50 wins and three titles in the Pacific Division. In that season’s draft, selected in the sixth position at the Italian Danilo Gallinari. Also signed veteran guard Chris Duhon using part of the exemption of their salary cap. Shortly thereafter transferred to Jamal Crawford to Golden State Warriors in exchange for Al Harrington and sent their leading scorer, Zach Randolph, along with Mardy Collins to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas.
After the break the All-Star Game 2011 NBA, the Knicks, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves reached an agreement in which Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to disembark on the Knicks in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Raymond Felton. With this transfer, the Knicks get together in your team to two franchise players (Stoudemire and Carmelo) after many years without major figures in the workforce. but although these two figures together in the playoffs with the Celtics could not and fell 4 to 0 in first round.