The five most difficult seasons to be a New York Knicks fan over the past ten years.
The 2010s were a disappointing and heart-aching period for New York Knicks fans. Every time there seemed to be hope, the franchise would snatch it right back.
The decade began with the Knicks targeting big fish in the 2010 offseason, and they came away with one of the league’s best big men in Amar’e Stoudemire to pair with a young roster. They later traded for Carmelo Anthony and made the playoffs for the first time since 2004, ending a seven-year drought.
The Knicks would go on to make the playoffs three years in a row, but that streak would come to an end in 2013, leaving the Knicks in yet another seven-year playoff drought.
The decade had some signs for hope in the form of Linsanity, or when James Dolan hiring Phil Jackson (when Phil was still a hero in New York), and when Kristaps Porzingis appeared to be the franchise savior after being drafted 4th overall in the 2015 draft.
Yet, the Knicks find themselves back to square one in 2020 with their 6th lead front office executive in Leon Rose, who will hire the team’s 6th head coach since 2010, excluding interim hires.
The Knicks are 316-472 since the 2010-11 NBA season, posting a winning percentage of 40%. Dysfunction, drama, and disappointment clouded what seemed to be a promising decade for the Knicks led by two bonafide superstars in Carmelo and Amar’e.
The circus of James Dolan’s ownership of the Knicks was on full display this decade, and with the Knicks not expected to return this season, the decade has been a myriad of disappointment and pain for Knicks basketball.