League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau
Team Mascot: None
Year Opened: 1968
City / State: New York / New York
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Knicks vs Celtics
Rival Team: Boston Celtics
To put it simply Boston and New York do not like each other and the Celtics and Knicks are no different. Much like the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, the Celtics-Knicks rivalry is one of both geographic proximity as well as hotly contested battles over the years. The arena will be rocking when these two meet up as there are usually plenty of both team’s fans in attendance.
Knicks vs Nets
Rival Team: Brooklyn Nets
The Battle of the Boroughs between the Knicks and Nets stems from the two teams closer proximity and is one of only two in town rivalries in the NBA. The Nets move to Brooklyn in 2012 has only added heat to the already fairly intense rivalry between the teams as the Nets have moved even closer to Knicks turf, having played in New Jersey for their first 36 NBA seasons. There is always quite a bit of trash talking between these two teams so you’ll be in for a treat when attending a game between these two Big Apple teams.
Knicks vs 76ers
Rival Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Similar to the rivalry between New York and Boston, New York, and Philadelphia also have an intense rivalry that transcends sports. Rangers-Flyers, Giants-Eagles, and Mets-Phillies are all among the hardest fought rivalries in their respective sports, so you won’t want to miss Knicks-Sixers.
Knicks vs Bulls
Rival Team: Chicago Bulls
The Knicks-Bulls rivalry came about during the 1990s when both teams were among the best in the Eastern Conference and met in the playoffs numerous times. The Bulls got the best of the Knicks, for the most part, however, in 1994 the Knicks defeated the Bulls 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Knicks-Bulls rivalry is still somewhat heated thanks to the rivalry between the cities of Chicago and New York. If you want to see one of the best games of the season, then look out for when the Bulls come to town.