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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Knicks 2007 Report Card (A to Z): Coach Isiah Thomas

KnickerBlogger: Isiah Thomas started off the 2007 with a lot of pressure on his shoulders. New York had just come of a disastrous 23 win season under Larry Brown. Thomas was widely criticized for taking Renaldo Balkman in the draft. The Knicks’ owner James Dolan gave Thomas an order to improve the team or pack his bags. Thomas was forced to take over as coach of the Knicks, something he promised he wouldn’t do. His reputation as a coach and a general manager were both on the line. In mid-March the Knicks were 29-34 and held the 8th and final …continue reading

Knick Previews From Elsewhere

http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story/?ID=217526&hubname=nba Normally I’m not much for mainstream analysis, but I really like this article. Some tidbits: Last year was a big turning point in the career of Zach Randolph in terms of slimming down and tapping into his potential, and now he’ll be in the NBA’s largest market with a chance to show the world what he feels they’ve been missing… David Lee is going to need at least as big, if not a bigger role than he had last year… Thomas has been astoundingly against starting David Lee in the past and may very well continue to ply his …continue reading

Knicks 2007 Report Card (A to Z): Malik Rose

KnickerBlogger: Malik Rose brings one unique thing to the Knicks. On a relatively young team with little playoff experience, Rose is the wily veteran. His signature move is bodying up against a stronger post player, only to pull the chair (and the player’s jersey) out from underneath causing a turnover. On offense Rose has a nice trick play where he lobs the ball from the perimeter to Eddy Curry for an alley-oop. Unfortunately, Malik Rose uses these gimmicks because he’s declined so much physically. An undersized power forward to begin with, Rose’s leaping ability has ceased to be. From 2002 …continue reading