Over the course of a long wait (now 41 years and counting) to see the their team return to the pinnacle of NBA success, New York Knicks fans have endured a lot of heartache.
The Ups and Downs Over the Years
They’ve witnessed more losing (21) than winning (20) Knicks seasons since New York’s last league title in 1973.
Following a period of prosperity, during which the Knicks enjoyed 12 winning seasons in 13 years (from 1988-2001), New York had the league’s worst record from the time Jeff Van Gundy stepped down as the team’s head coach (with a 10-9 mark the next season) until Mike Woodson took over for Mike D’Antoni toward the end of the strike-shortened 2012-13 season.
Prior to that year, Knicks fans had suffered through the worst time in franchise history, when New York stumbled to nine consecutive losing seasons, including six straight years when the Knicks lost 49 games or more, and as much as 59 contests twice.