Doors 6.30pm / Tip Off 8pm
The New York Knicks will return to London to play a regular season game against the Milwaukee Bucks at The O2 on 15 January 2015 as part of NBA Global Games 2015.
The New York Knicks are led by seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Carmelo Anthony, together with six-time NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire. The team also currently features six international players, such as Andrea Bargnani of Italy and José Calderón of Spain. This season will see five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher make his head coaching debut, alongside Knicks President and NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson, appointed in March. This will be the Knicks’ second trip to London, having played in 2013 against the Detroit Pistons.
The Milwaukee Bucks feature Brandon Knight who led the team in points per game, assists and steals last season, and Jabari Parker who was the second overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. The team also features four international players, such as Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece and Ersan Ilyasova of Turkey. This will be Head Coach Jason Kidd’s third trip to the capital for a regular-season game, having come with the New York Knicks as a player in 2013 and again last year as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
The four previous NBA regular season games at The O2, all sell-outs, included New Jersey Nets vs. Toronto Raptors in back-to-back games (2011); Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks (2013); and Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets (2014).