Fifty years ago, the Knicks embarked on a campaign that netted them their first NBA championship. Three years later, in 1973, the Knicks added a second title. There hasn't been another since — a championship drought expected to extend to 47 years by spring. The bar for this iconic brand has been set so low in this era that its loyal fans who still pack the Garden would be content if their team is still in the thick of a playoff race in March. The Knicks have missed the playoffs six straight years — out of contention by March 1 the last five. Last season, the Knicks hit rock bottom, posting a league-worst 17-65 mark, tied for the franchise's worst season. The tank-fest ultimately netted the No.
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