27 Teams In 27 Days: Meet The Westchester Knicks

By Jake Winderman | September 14, 2018

Team: Westchester Knicks

First Season: 2014-2015

Affiliate: New York Knicks

Location: White Plains, New York

Arena: Westchester County Center

Head Coach: Mike Miller

Mascot: Hudson

2017-2018 Finish: 32-18 (1st in Atlantic), Lost in Eastern Conference Semifinal

2017-2018 Accolades: Trey Burke (All-NBA G League Third Team), Luke Kornet (All-NBA G League Third Team), Mike Miller (NBA G League Coach Of The Year)

2018 NBA G League 1st Round Pick(s): 27th

Current Two-Way Players: Allonzo Trier (Arizona), Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina)

Notable Alumni: Joakim Noah, Langston Galloway, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jimmer Fredette, Chasson Randle, Trey Burke, Nigel Hayes, Marshall Plumlee, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Devin Robinson, Ron Baker, Rashad Vaughn

The Westchester Knicks entered the NBA G League during the 2014-2015 season. Westchester replaced the Erie BayHawks as the New York Knicks’ G League affiliate, becoming the 7th NBA G League team to be owned and operated by an NBA franchise.

In their four seasons as a franchise, the Westchester Knicks have qualified for the playoffs twice. Since Mike Miller took over as head coach of the team in 2015, the Knicks have gone 79-71, qualifying for the postseason twice and winning the Atlantic Division champion for the first time in 2018. Miller won NBA G League Coach Of The Year following the 2017-2018 season.

Westchester has had four players named to All-NBA G League teams in Jimmer Fredette (Second Team), Jordan Bachynski (Third Team), Trey Burke (Third Team) and Luke Kornet (Third Team). Langston Galloway was the team’s first ever NBA Call-Up, while Thanasis Antetokoumpo was the Knicks’ second. Westchester is also the first ever NBA G League franchise to call New York state their home, followed by the Long Island Nets.

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