The New York Knicks are one the NBA’s signature franchises, a team steeped in history playing in the “World’s Most Famous Arena.” They have one of the league’s most rabid, passionate fanbases, one that not only is obsessed with their team but knows the game of basketball inside and out. They also have an owner who, while being exceptionally stubborn and making some poor choices, at least has a ton of money to spend (which, to his credit, he does). It would stand to reason, then, that this would be a team in contention every single season.
And yet, the Knicks of have gone through some the biggest swoons professional basketball has seen this side of the Clippers. They have only won two titles (1970 and 1973) despite the cavalcade of Hall of Famers like Walt Frazier and Patrick Ewing who have worn the blue and orange, and most recently had nine consecutive losing seasons between 2002 and 2010. Things have certainly gotten off to a rocky start this season, as the team currently sports a 6-15 record despite high expectations. While there has certainly been plenty of success in New York, there’s also been a fair amount of failure; let’s look at the Worst Seasons in New York Knicks History.