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This Date in Knicks History: May 31

Riley Named 16th Head Coach in Franchise History

(1991) Pat Riley named 16th head coach in franchise history. Riley would lead the Knicks to two divisional titles (1993, 1994) and to an Eastern Conference Championship (1994) in his four seasons with the franchise. He finished his tenure with a 223-105 (.680) record as Knicks coach. 

(1993) Michael Jordan sets a Knicks opponent record with 54 points in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals to hand the Knicks a 105-95 loss in Chicago and tie the series at 2-2.