Press release from MSG: NEW YORK, September 11, 2012 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Oscar Bellfield, center Henry Sims and forwards John Shurna and Mychel Thompson to contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Bellfield, 6-2, 190-pounds, played four seasons at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, finishing his collegiate career as the Mountain West Conference’s all-time assists leader with 582. As a senior, he averaged 9.8 points, 5.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds over 32.0 minutes in …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Ewing rejects Knicks’ offer to coach D-League club (Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:39:09 GMT) Patrick Ewing, who for years has been passed over for coaching positions with the Knicks, recently turned down an opportunity to become head coach of the club’s D-League team, the Daily News has learned. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Knicks Sign Forward John Shurna to One-Year Contract (Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:48:04 GMT) The Knicks signed John Shurna, a sweet-shooting forward from Northwestern, to a one-year contract, said his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
[New York Times] Second-Half Rally Lifts Liberty Past Sparks (Mon, 10 Sep 2012 05:30:08 GMT) Cappie Pondexter had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Liberty (12-17) beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 73-71, in Newark.
[New York Times] A Women’s Basketball Team Gets Place of Its Own Among the Legends of the Game in the Hall (Sun, 09 Sep 2012 01:39:09 GMT) The Red Heads were one of the nation’s first professional women’s basketball teams, barnstorming small towns across the United States starting in 1936. [New York Daily News] Source: Isiah hesitant to take job with Knicks (Sun, 09 Sep 2012 05:11:59 GMT) The one person standing in the way of Isiah Thomas officially returning to the Knicks is Isiah Thomas.
[New York Times] For Nets Players, Play in Brooklyn, Practice in New Jersey, Live In … (Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:00:23 GMT) For reasons both practical and personal, the Brooklyn Nets will practice in New Jersey and will not be living in Brooklyn, at least for their inaugural season. [New York Times] Knicks’ Ronnie Brewer Out for Six Weeks (Sat, 08 Sep 2012 05:30:08 GMT) Ronnie Brewer, the Knicks’ likely starter at shooting guard, will be out for six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. [New York Times] All-American Red Heads Get Their Do in Basketball Hall of Fame (Sat, …continue reading
[New York Times] Former A.B.A. Owners Ozzie and Daniel Silna Earn Millions From N.B.A. (Fri, 07 Sep 2012 06:19:06 GMT) Thanks to a provision in the merger of the N.B.A. and the A.B.A. in 1976, former A.B.A. team owners Ozzie and Daniel Silna have earned $255 million from the N.B.A.’s television contracts. [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Play Up Their ‘New’ Uniforms (Fri, 07 Sep 2012 02:43:15 GMT) Faced with meaningful competition for the spotlight with the rebranded Nets set to open in Brooklyn, the Knicks unveiled uniforms that featured no striking changes. [New York Times] Miller, Nelson …continue reading
[New York Daily News] MSG president Scott O’Neil stepping down (Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:19:16 GMT) Scott O’Neil is stepping down from his position as Madison Square Garden president, the Daily News has learned. It is unclear to why O’Neil, considering a rising star in the business, would abruptly step down after just three years as president. [New York Times] Liberty Beat Mercury and Move Into Playoff Spot (Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:20:11 GMT) Plenette Pierson scored 17 points to lead the Liberty’s balanced offense as the team cruised to an 87-59 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Newark. [New …continue reading