Westchester Knicks
2021–22 NBA G League season
LeagueNBA G League
HistoryWestchester Knicks
ArenaWestchester County Center
Webster Bank Arena[1]
LocationWhite Plains, New York
Bridgeport, Connecticut[1]
Team colorsBlue, orange, silver, black, white[2][3][4]
General managerAllan Houston
Head coachDerrick Alston[5]
OwnershipNew York Knicks
Affiliation(s)New York Knicks
Division/Conference titles1 (2018)

The Westchester Knicks are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and is an affiliate of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in Westchester County, the Knicks typically play their home games at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Westchester County Center served as vaccination site, the Westchester Knicks had announced on October 9, 2021 that they would play their 2021–22 season home games at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.[6]

The Knicks became the seventh D-League team to be owned by an NBA team and replaced the Erie BayHawks as the Knicks' D-League affiliate.[7]

The Knicks had filed for trademarks for five possible names: New York 914s, New York 'Bockers, New York Plainsmen, New York Empire, and New York Hutch.[8] On May 14, 2014, the Westchester Knicks name and logo were announced; in addition to retaining the parent club's "Knicks" name, the Knicks had also incorporated the original "Father Knickerbocker" logo (drawn by Willard Mullin) which was in use by the parent Knicks from the team's founding in 1946 until 1964.[2] The logo later changed to the current one, which resembles the New York Knicks' current logo.


2014–15 season

On September 3, 2014 The Westchester Knicks acquired 16 players on the 2014 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[9] On October 13 Kevin Whitted was named as the first coach of Westchester.[10] On November 1, in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft, the Westchester Knicks made second-round guard Joseph Bertrand their first ever selection.[11] On November 16 they made their regular season debut in an 84–91 loss against the local Oklahoma City Blue.[12] Three days later they made their home debut, again losing, this time against the Canton Charge on an 84-88 affair.[13] Their first win came on November 21 against the Grand Rapids Drive in their third game, which they won by 97–83 at home.[14]

On January 7, 2015, Langston Galloway signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, becoming the first player to be called up to the NBA in franchise history.[15]

On March 30, 2015, the Knicks announced via Twitter that head coach Kevin Whitted was relieved of his duties and that assistant coach Craig Hodges would serve as the interim head coach for the final week of the 2014–15 season.[16] The Knicks were 10–36 at the time for Whitted's firing, which was second worst in the Development League. Whitted became the first head coach to be fired in franchise history.

2015–16 season

On October 7, 2015, the Westchester Knicks hired Mike Miller to be their head coach.[17] Previously he served as an assistant coach for the Austin Toros. On October 27, 2015, the Westchester Knicks hired Coby Karl and Derrick Alston as the assistant basketball coaches.[18] On October 31, 2015, with the second pick in the NBA D-League draft, The Westchester Knicks drafted Jimmer Fredette.[19]

Gatorade Call-Ups

All NBA D-League prospects — players whose rights are not owned by NBA teams — are free agents and are eligible to be called up to the NBA.[20]






Season Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Westchester Knicks
2014–15 Atlantic 5th 10 40 .200
2015–16 Atlantic 2nd 28 22 .560 Lost First Round (Sioux Falls) 0–2
2016–17 Atlantic 3rd 19 31 .380
2017–18 Atlantic 1st 32 18 .640 Lost Conf. Semifinal (Raptors) 80–92
2018–19 Atlantic 2nd 29 21 .580 Won First Round (Windy City) 95–82
Lost Conf. Semifinal (Lakeland) 91–104
2019–20 Atlantic 5th 17 24 .415 Season cancelled by COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 11th 7 8 .467
Regular season record 142 164 .464
Playoff record 1 3 .250

Current roster

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 44 Moore, J. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1991–05–25 Rutgers
G/F 25 Rose, Quinton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998–01–26 Temple
F Šamanić, Luka (TW) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 2000–01–09 Croatia
G Sims, Jericho (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1998–10–20 Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Last transaction: October 16, 2021

Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Kevin Whitted 2014–2015 50 10 40 .200
2 Mike Miller 2015–2019 200 108 92 .540 4 1 3 .250
3 Derrick Alston 2019–present 56 24 32 .429

NBA affiliates


  1. ^ a b Temporary home location due to arena closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. ^ a b "Knicks Reveal Name of New NBA D-League Team: 'Westchester Knicks'". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 14, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Archino, Joe (March 10, 2017). "Looking Back on the First Three Years in Westchester". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Westchester Knicks Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Derrick Alston Named Westchester Knicks Head Coach". GLeague.NBA.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 20, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Westchester Knicks Announce Home Games to Be Played at Webster Bank Arena". NBA.com. October 9, 2021. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  7. ^ "NBA D-League Expands to 18 as Knicks Purchase Team". NBA Development League. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Knicks File For Trademarks On Five Potential D-League Team Names
  12. ^ Westchester Knicks Drop Season Opener 91-84
  13. ^ Westchester Knicks Lose 88-84
  15. ^ "Knicks Call Up Langston Galloway from Westchester Affiliate". NBA.com. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  16. ^ @wcknicks (30 March 2015). "OFFICIAL: Kevin Whitted has been relieved from duties as head coach. Craig Hodges will serve as interim head coach for remainder of season" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ http://dleague.nba.com/news/westchester-knicks-hire-mike-miller-as-head-coach/
  18. ^ "Westchester Knicks hire Karl, Alston to staff".
  19. ^ http://dleague.nba.com/news/2015-nba-d-league-draft-board/
  20. ^ "2015-16 GATORADE Call-Ups". NBA Development League. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  21. ^ "Knicks Call Up Langston Galloway from Westchester Affiliate". NBA Development League. January 7, 2015.