I sat down with Andy Rautins for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, and he was kind enough to answer some questions. Mike Kurylo: How are you doing? I’m Mike Kurylo from KnickerBlogger.Net. Andy Rautins: Nice to meet you. [Looks at my ancient iPod with a voice recorder.] Oh this is nice. I haven’t seen one of these before. Mike Kurylo: It’s top of the line 2001 technology right there. Andy Rautins: (laughs) There you go. Mike Kurylo: What have you been doing this offseason? Andy Rautins: I was working out in Dallas before the draft started. It was pretty intense, …continue reading
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This is the seventh in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans.
Let me know if this sounds familiar. A young twenty-five-year-old player in his prime has been having success starring for his hometown basketball team, but he clearly wants out of the small market on to a bigger stage. Pretty much every team in the NBA wants a crack at him, but the New York Knicks think that they are in prime position to land the possible franchise-making free agent (a free agent who talks about himself in the third person) before getting their hopes dashed at the last minute and seeing him sign with a rival team. That is what happened when George McGinnis was set to make his way to the NBA and the Knicks, and the NBA Commissioner said, “No!”
I sat down with Toney Douglas for 3 minutes and 28 seconds, and he was kind enough to answer some questions. Mike Kurylo: Last year we talked about defense, and you said “In college there is a lot of help defense, but in the NBA [things are] more spaced out. One mistake and [you've given up a] bucket. I feel like in college you can just go fast [all the time], but in the NBA you have to pick & choose when to go fast.”. How do you feel about defense now that you’re going into your second season? Toney …continue reading
I sat down with Bill Walker for 3 minutes and 52 seconds, and he was kind enough to answer some questions. Mike Kurylo: What have you been doing this offseason? Bill Walker: Getting a lot of shots up. Running. Try to get in shape and get ready for the season. Mike Kurylo: It was reported that you lost a lot of weight this summer and you looked thinner at summer league. Is that true? Bill Walker: Yeah. I think I got down too much (and was too fast). I lost a good amount of weight. Mike Kurylo: How did you …continue reading
Mike Kurylo was there for the pre-Media day interview of Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni. Here is some of what was said.
Well howdy there Knickerblogger-istas. Long time no see. Hope everyone’s had a great summer, or at least has managed to fully detox from SheSmron-a-palooza (which naturally seems to have been followed hard upon by Carmellilith Fair) As some of you may know, I get really obsessively geeky about sports uniforms – from the most miniscule design alterations to monolithic Nike-led uber-branding efforts, it’s all fascinating to your humble correspondent. So, when Alan Hahn intimated (well, tweeted) that the Knicks would be “tweaking” their uni for the upcoming season, I was giddy as a 13 yr old girl waiting for the …continue reading