|1964–65 New York Knicks season|
|Head coach|| Eddie Donovan |
|General manager||Fred Podesta |
|Arena||Madison Square Garden|
|Place||Division: 4th (Eastern)|
|Playoff finish||Did Not Qualify|
The 1964-65 NBA season was the Knicks' 19th season in the NBA.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
New York Knicks roster
|x- Boston Celtics||62||18||.775||–||27–3||27–11||8–4||20–10|
|x- Cincinnati Royals||48||32||.600||14||25–7||17–21||6–4||16–14|
|x- Philadelphia 76ers||40||40||.500||22||13–12||9–21||18–7||14–16|
|New York Knicks||31||49||.388||31||15–20||9–21||7–8||10–20|
|1964-65 NBA Records|
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