[New York Post] Guard-less Knicks won’t call Iverson (Sun, 27 May 2012 04:49:42 -0500) The Knicks desperately need guards. Allen Iverson desperately needs a job. But The Post has learned Iverson is one CAA client the Knicks won’t pursue, deeming it too big a gamble. The mercurial 76ers great appeared in Philadelphia on Wednesday for his former team’s Game 6 against the… [New York Times] Game 7: Celtics 85, Sixers 75: NB.A. Playoffs — Celtics Beat 76ers in Game 7 (Sun, 27 May 2012 05:35:59 GMT) Aided by Rajon Rondo’s late-game scoring, Boston defeated Philadelphia and will finally have another …continue reading
[New York Times] Mike Woodson Hired as Knicks’ Coach (Sat, 26 May 2012 05:00:08 GMT) The team officially lifted Mike Woodson’s interim title and signed him to a multiyear contract — the reward for salvaging a seemingly dismal season and guiding the Knicks into the playoffs. [New York Times] On Basketball: Hiring Woodson the Logical Move for Knicks (Sat, 26 May 2012 05:30:11 GMT) Madison Square Garden has a long history of dysfunction, but the hiring of Mike Woodson as the Knicks’ coach might put a stop to that. [New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs – 76ers Bring Back Memories of …continue reading
It’s finally official! Coach Woodson will be returning to coach the Knicks next season and possibly many more! The Knicks announced that they gave Woodson a multiyear extension (terms of the deal have not been released yet). Congratulations to Coach Woodson! You certainly can’t argue about giving a guy who went 18-6 as coach a new contract. Woodson said about the deal, “I know expectations are high and they should be high and I’m looking forward to the challenge.” He is right, expectations will be high. Good luck to him in meeting them!
I was just happy to be there – happy to be back, really. Hell, we all were. Five years after the worst, most psychologically damaging moment of my basketball life, watching the Knicks defy all logic and odds and doggy-paddle their way through the Eastern Conference swamp and back into the Finals amounted to a welcome, pleasing peripheral, just out of focus from the hormones and the dope and the doubt at the center of life’s teenage lenses. I knew we had no chance. I knew we had no chance because we’d already spent ten of our nine lives on …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Could Johnson-Odom fill a defensive void? (Fri, 25 May 2012 00:44:15 EDT) Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom was the most impressive perimeter defender at the Brooklyn Nets’ draft combine last Saturday. He was the loudest one, calling out pick-and-roll screens and back picks, and aggressively getting up on guys and causing turnovers. His play made the GMs and scouts in attendance look at each other in mutual agreement, and then make a note. He brought that same intensity to his individual workout with the Knicks, who have the 48th pick in the draft and lost defensive …continue reading
Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler were both named to the NBA’s All-NBA Third Team. Here is a list of all the members of the All-NBA Team. This is Melo’s fifth appearance on the All-NBA team (four third teams and one second team) and Chandler’s first (pretty darn good return on the first year of a contract – Defensive Player of the Year, All-Defense and All-NBA!) Congratulations to Melo and Chandler!
[New York Daily News] Finishing touches being put on Woodson’s new deal (Thu, 24 May 2012 03:13:12 GMT) Mike Woodson’s new contract is now in the hands of his attorneys with an announcement from the Knicks likely to come no later than Thursday. [New York Times] Game 6: Sixers 82, Celtics 75: Sixers Prevail and Force Game 7 in Boston (Thu, 24 May 2012 05:30:11 GMT) Philadelphia, led by Jrue Holiday, outscored the Celtics by 10 points after halftime as the Sixers won at home to force the first Game 7 between the old rivals since 1982. [New York Times] …continue reading