Basketball season is quickly approaching and we all know what that means! The boys of orange and blue are back in town ready to battle it out for Eastern Conference supremacy! The New York Knicks (named after the popular clothing style of the 1600s which was known as the knickerbockers) are currently set to embark on an all new season, so be sure to come on out and catch a game during your upcoming AAMCAR New York Discount Car Rental vacation!
About the Team
The New York Knicks are one of only two original National Basketball Association teams still located in their original city of inception (the Boston Celtics are the other). Founded in 1946 as part of the Basketball Association of America (which merged with the National Basketball League in 1949), the New York Knicks are currently one of the leading teams in the NBAs Eastern Conference. Bitter rivals to the Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers, the New York Knicks are currently gearing up for a brand new season of intense on court action, so dont miss your chance to catch a game during your upcoming AAMCAR New York Discount Car Rental vacation! This year is looking bright for the Knicks thanks to the signing of famed head coach Larry Brown and an influx of young draft picks, so be sure to come on out and support the hometown team! Big money players like Maurice Taylor, Quentin Richardson and Jerome James are ready and waiting to prove themselves this season, along with rookie forward Trevor Ariza and center Jackie Butler. Excitement is brewing at Madison Square Gardens, so go ahead and reserve your regular season tickets today!
Team Championships and Valuable Players
The New York Knicks currently boast one of the most winning records in the NBA featuring a staggering 38 playoff appearances, seven Division Championship titles, 16 Conference Finals, eight NBA Finals and two NBA Championship Trophies. Various Hall of Fame players have also worn the Knicks orange and blue jersey including forward Jerry Lucas, guard Earl Monroe, center Walt Bellamy and coach Joe Lapchick. Current head coach Lenny Wilkens was also recently inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, so its safe to say that you can expect to see the Knicks performing plenty of exciting new plays during the upcoming season! There are also currently nine retired numbers hanging from the rafters of Madison Square Gardens including #22 Dave DeBusschere, #24 David Bradley and #33 Patrick Ewing.
Knicks in the Community
The New York Knicks are currently involved in a variety of exciting community programs designed to help engage underprivileged kids in extra-curricular activities and educational pursuits. More than just a sports team, the New York Knicks organization is a valued member of the NYC community, providing effective mentoring programs throughout the Tri-State area. AAMCAR New York Discount Car Rentals recognizes the efforts of the New York Knicks and encourages customers to support the Knicks Community Relations program. Some of the Knicks current projects include:
- Vision Warrior this project is a dramatic lecture program designed to help children deal with the aftermath of substance abuse in the home and amongst peers.
- The Knicks Poetry Slam this innovative program is designed to get high school students interested in poetry through the popularity of rap and hip hop.
- Read to Achieve the Knicks are proud to be a part of the NBAs insightful Read to Achieve program which provides elementary schools students with the initiative to excel both in and outside the classroom.
If you would like to learn more about the New York Knicks please feel free to visit their official website, www.nba.com/knicks after reserving your upcoming AAMCAR New York Discount car rental. This site features everything from stats and player profiles to ticket information and charity events, so surf on over today to learn more about the boys in orange and blue!