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1995-96 New York Knicks Transactions

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Record: 47-35, Finished 2nd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Don Nelson (34-25), Jeff Van Gundy (13-10)

PTS/G: 97.2 (22nd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.9 (4th of 29)
SRS: 2.24 (10th of 29) ▪ Pace: 91.0 (22nd of 29)
Off Rtg: 106.0 (21st of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.5 (4th of 29)
Expected W-L: 48-34 (10th of 29)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (IV) ▪ Attendance: 810,283 (6th of 29)

NBA 1996 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-0) versus Cleveland Cavaliers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996.
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July 6, 1995

Hired Don Nelson as Head Coach.

September 1, 1995

Traded Pat Riley (coach) to the Miami Heat for a 1996 1st round draft pick (Walter McCarty was later selected).

November 8, 1995

Signed Gary Grant as a free agent.

February 8, 1996

Traded Charles Smith and Monty Williams to the San Antonio Spurs for Brad Lohaus, J.R. Reid and a 1996 1st round draft pick (John Wallace was later selected).

February 18, 1996

Traded Doug Christie, Herb Williams and cash to the Toronto Raptors for Victor Alexander and Willie Anderson.

February 24, 1996

Signed Matt Fish to a 10-day contract.

February 28, 1996

Signed Herb Williams to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 5, 1996

Waived Matt Fish.

March 8, 1996

Fired Don Nelson as Head Coach.

Hired Jeff Van Gundy as Head Coach.

March 12, 1996

Signed Ron Grandison to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 29, 1996

Signed Ron Grandison as a free agent.

June 26, 1996

Drafted John Wallace in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1996 NBA Draft.

Drafted Walter McCarty in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1996 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dontae' Jones in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1996 NBA Draft.