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Friday, May 26, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.26)

[NYTimes] Cleveland Cavaliers Make N.B.A. Finals as LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan (Friday, May 26, 2017 4:03:23 AM) James finished with 35 points, becoming the career playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, to win the series, 4-1. [NYPost] Knicks legend: Phil Jackson didn’t give Carmelo right pieces (Friday, May 26, 2017 12:36:16 AM) Legendary guard Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, teammates with Phil Jackson on the Knicks’ last championship team in 1973, said the Knicks president hasn’t done enough to surround Carmelo Anthony with the right complementary parts. “I thought this team was going to be pretty …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.25)

[ESPN] Ex-Knicks assistant GM Childs dies at age 84 (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:41:23 PM) Ex-Knicks assistant GM Childs dies at age 84 [ESPN] Sources: Wolves may target Rose as free agent (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:39:40 PM) Sources: Wolves may target Rose as free agent [NYPost] Former Knicks assistant general manager dies at age 84 (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:58:37 PM) DUBLIN, Calif. — Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the Knicks and public relations director for the Warriors and Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84. Childs’ wife, Jacqueline, said Wednesday that …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.24)

[NYPost] Knicks will be working out two rival big men (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:29:30 PM) The rematch will occur at the Knicks’ Tarrytown compound Wednesday. In March, Iowa State forward Deonte Burton and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan staged a battle royale in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Burton outscored Swanigan 25-20, but Purdue prevailed to advance to the Sweet 16. Burton and Swanigan, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will… [NYPost] The real reason behind firing of a Kristaps Porzingis favorite (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:45:10 PM) This wasn’t about Kristaps Porzingis. The conspiracy theory regarding Knicks assistant coach …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.23)

[NYDN] Dave Bliss will stay aboard Knicks as coach (Monday, May 22, 2017 3:47:35 PM) The Knicks dropped one of their player development coaches but the other will remain on the staff. [NYTimes] Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:20:02 AM) Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series. [NYTimes] Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:46:55 AM) Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.22)

[NY Newsday] Josh Longstaff, assistant close to Kristaps Porzingis, let go by Knicks, official says (Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:45:31 PM) The Knicks coach with whom Kristaps Porzingis was closest will not be back next season. [NYPost] Knicks fire Porzingis-friendly assistant to make way for Prigioni (Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:47:56 PM) Knicks assistant coach Josh Longstaff won’t be heading to Latvia this summer. Longstaff, whose contract had expired, has been let go, according to a team source. Coincidently or not, Longstaff was dispatched to Latvia last summer to work with Kristaps Porzingis, who recently has been at odds with …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.21)

[NY Newsday] Source: Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis’ brother have meeting (Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:59:18 PM) Knicks president Phil Jackson recently met with Kristaps Porzingis’ brother Janis to talk about Porzingis’ decision not to attend his exit interview with team officials, a league source confirmed. [SNY Knicks] JR Sport Brief: Knicks are in a heap of trouble (Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:15:17 PM) In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR runs down the list of issues revolving around the Knicks. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bring on the Monstars: Another Rout Shows LeBron James Is on Jordan’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.20)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in hiring Prigioni as assistant coach (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:20:49 AM) The 40-year-old Prigioni played with the Knicks from 2012 to 2015 before finishing his career with the Rockets and Clippers. [ESPN] Sources: NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks’ draft radar (Friday, May 19, 2017 8:45:06 PM) Sources: NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks’ draft radar [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Certain Kawhi Leonard Will Play — ‘100 Percent’ (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:27:41 PM) The San Antonio Spurs are listing Leonard, their injured star, as “questionable” for Game 3 on Saturday …continue reading