Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Sep 30 2012)

  • [New York Post] Creaky Knicks look for one last run (Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:09:28 -0500)

    The sign above the entrance to the Hospital for Special Surgery on York Avenue and 70th Street reads: “Where Amazing Things are Happening.”
    If the Knicks, who do all their medical business there, can stay away from the joint this season, the hospital’s motto might apply to James Dolan…

  • [New York Post] Knicks, Nets in City lights (Sun, 30 Sep 2012 03:31:43 -0500)

    Yes, yes: For the next few days (at the least) and for the next few weeks (if we’re lucky), we are about to remind everyone what a terrific baseball town we are, just how perfect a pairing Yankee Stadium is with autumn. We got a little taste of that…

  • [New York Times] Sun 75, Liberty 62: Liberty Eliminated From W.N.B.A. Playoffs (Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:00:20 GMT)

    Tina Charles scored 25 points, leading the Connecticut Sun to the Eastern Conference finals after winning their first-round playoff series, 2-0.

  • [New York Times] Sparks Advance in W.N.B.A. Playoffs (Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:09:58 GMT)

    Candace Parker scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Sparks advanced to the W.N.B.A.’s Western Conference finals with a 101-94 victory over the host San Antonio Silver Stars.

  • Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Sep 29 2012)

  • [New York Post] Wallace to sign, back up Amar’e (Sat, 29 Sep 2012 03:58:13 -0500)

    Rasheed Wallace will officially become a Knick on Monday.
    Wallace has told the Knicks he has elected to come out of retirement and join their training camp, according to an NBA source.
    The 6-foot-11 Wallace, who worked out with the Knicks over the weekend, retired two years ago after a…

  • [New York Times] Barclays Center Opens in Brooklyn (Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:00:05 GMT)

    The Barclays Center’s grand opening was punctuated by protesters, music-goers and throngs of curious onlookers hoping to share in the excitement.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Appear Closer to Signing Rasheed Wallace (Sat, 29 Sep 2012 04:44:06 GMT)

    Rasheed Wallace, who has not played in the N.B.A. since 2010, could soon sign with the Knicks.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Remembering the Dream Team’s Remarkable Supporting Cast (Sat, 29 Sep 2012 04:42:44 GMT)

    The new documentary “The Other Dream Team” capably illustrates the narrative from the Lithuanian players, who in four years went from winning gold for their Soviet oppressors to a hair-raising bronze medal victory over what passed for a Russian team.

  • Knicks Morning News (Friday, Sep 28 2012)

  • [New York Times] Sun Top Liberty in Playoff Opener (Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:00:05 GMT)

    Tina Charles, the newly named W.N.B.A. most valuable player, scored 17 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 65-60 victory over the visiting Liberty.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: N.B.A. Ready to Act on ‘Flopping’ (Fri, 28 Sep 2012 02:25:35 GMT)

    After years of complaints, the N.B.A. finally appears ready to outlaw “flopping” – the act of exaggerating contact to induce a foul call.

  • Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Sep 27 2012)

  • [New York Times] Mercury Get No. 1 Pick in W.N.B.A. Draft (Thu, 27 Sep 2012 06:00:20 GMT)

    The Phoenix Mercury won the W.N.B.A. draft lottery and earned the right to choose center Brittney Griner with the top pick next year.

  • [New York Times] Liberty-Sun Playoff Has a Big East Feel (Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:50:05 GMT)

    Five members of the Sun once played for UConn, while the Liberty have three former Rutgers players.

  • [New York Times] For Developer Bruce Ratner, Nets Purchase Aided Atlantic Yards Project (Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:34:44 GMT)

    The purchase of the New Jersey Nets in 2004 gave Bruce C. Ratner the leverage he needed to pull off his Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, a real estate megadeal.

  • [New York Post] Knicks hire Cross to coach D-League squad (Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:52:15 -0500)

    The Knicks announced Wednesday Gene Cross will be the head coach of their D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, this season.
    Cross, who spent two years as the head coach at the University of Toledo, was an assistant with the D-League’s Iowa Energy last season.
    He spent his entire career…

  • [New York Post] Chandler believes Rasheed can help Knicks (Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:19:33 -0500)

    Count Tyson Chandler among those who think Rasheed Wallace has something left.
    After taking the last two seasons off, Wallace worked out at the Knicks practice facility, and is considering signing with the team. And after seeing him work out, Chandler thinks Wallace can help.
    “He looked good,” Chandler said…

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Chandler: Wallace would be 'great addition' (Thu, 27 Sep 2012 01:24:01 EDT)

    Rasheed Wallace is mulling a return to the NBA.
    If the veteran forward decides to come back and join the New York Knicks, Tyson Chandler said he thinks Wallace would be “a great addition” to the team.
    The Knicks brought Wallace in for a workout on Saturday, ESPN.com’s Ric Bucher reported.
    Chandler was there for the workout. He said the 15-year veteran “looked good.”

    “I hope he stays. I don’t know what the situation is but he’s a great communicator on defense and we know he can knock down the open 3 and the jump shot,” Chandler said on Wednesday at his photo exhibit “A New York Minute” — a series of photos by Chandler has taken over the past year.

  • Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Sep 26 2012)

  • [New York Post] Humphries set for Nets opener vs. Knicks (Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:29:39 -0500)

    Kris Humphries wasn’t surprised the NBA gave the Nets the Knicks as opponents for their historic Brooklyn opener Nov. 1. The league likes mayhem and Humphries expects it â?? in the new Barclays Center seats.
    “The NBA wants that,” the Nets forward told The Post yesterday during a kids event…

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: On Pro Basketball â?? Nets Have Big Goals and Audacious Dreams (Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:01:47 GMT)

    As they embark on their Brooklyn adventure, the Nets have their sights set on overtaking the Miami Heat, the defending National Basketball Association champions.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: No Cancer for North Carolina’s Roy Williams (Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:20:04 GMT)

    North Carolina Coach Roy Williams’s surgically removed kidney tumor was not cancerous, the university said.

  • [New York Times] The Barclays Center in Brooklyn Showcases the Borough’s Food (Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:20:04 GMT)

    The new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, will offer the products of 37 Brooklyn restaurateurs and food purveyors.

  • Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Sep 25 2012)

  • [New York Post] Shaq not sure Knicks improved in offseason (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:04:32 -0500)

    The Knicks won a playoff game last year for the first time in 11 years, and expectations are even higher this season after the team made a flurry of offseason acquisitions. But as four-time NBA champion center Shaquille O’Neal sees it, they are a long way off from being…

  • [New York Post] Wallace weighs Knicks’ interest (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:41:06 -0500)

    It’s up to Rasheed.
    The Knicks are willing to take a gamble on 6-foot-11 power forward Rasheed Wallace, who retired two seasons ago after finishing a disappointing one-year stint as a Celtic.
    But Wallace, who worked out with Knicks players Saturday at their training facility, still has not decided…

  • [New York Times] Brook Lopez and MarShon Brooks Consider Future With Nets (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 05:05:06 GMT)

    Brook Lopez and MarShon Brooks opened the Nets’ first team store in Brooklyn on Monday, which seems almost poetic until you consider how close they were to becoming former Nets.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Rasheed Wallace May Join Knicks’ Veteran Corps (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:51:28 GMT)

    Rasheed Wallace, 38, may come out of retirement to join the Knicks, his agent said Monday. Wallace’s last N.B.A. season was in 2010 with Boston, where he averaged 9 points a game coming off the bench.

  • [New York Daily News] Even if ‘Sheed joins, Shaq says Knicks as not hot as Heat (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 02:35:26 GMT)

    Two of NBA’s most dominant big men of their era – who shared a title with the 2005-06 Heat – have mixed opinions about whether the Knicks and coach Mike Woodson can ever bring a championship back to New York.

  • Knicks Morning News (Monday, Sep 24 2012)

  • [New York Times] Marv Kessler, Basketball Coach and Instructor, Dies at 80 (Mon, 24 Sep 2012 06:23:01 GMT)

    Kessler, a product of Brooklyn’s schoolyards, spent more than half a century in basketball as a player, coach, scout and, most prominently, a camp instructor who molded young athletes.

  • [New York Post] Knicks give shot to Mychel Thompson (Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:57:12 -0500)

    Basketball scouts mystify Mychal Thompson, the NBA’s first overall pick in 1978 with the Blazers who won two titles with the Lakers.
    One of his sons, shooting guard Klay Thompson, became a lottery pick by the Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft. Klay, and his drop-dead 3-pointer, became one…

  • [New York Post] Rash’ decision by the Knicks (Mon, 24 Sep 2012 02:20:59 -0500)

    The Knicks are no longer considering Tracy McGrady but now are taking a look at retired Rasheed Wallace.
    The Post confirmed the 6-foot-11 Wallace worked out with Knicks players at their Greenburgh, N.Y., facility Saturday during voluntary workouts.
    Wallace, 38, retired after the 2009-10 season with the Celtics. The…