[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Dream vs. Lynx in W.N.B.A. Finals (Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:48 GMT) In a rematch of the 2011 W.N.B.A. finals, the Atlanta Dream will face the Minnesota Lynx for the title.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Video of W.N.B.A. Kiss Gets Attention Online (Sun, 29 Sep 2013 02:27:26 GMT) Diana Taurasi became an Internet sensation when she gave Seimone Augustus a peck on the cheek after the players were called for double personal fouls in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Jared Zwerling, one of Bleacher Report’s newest NBA writers, reported yesterday that the Knicks’ shocking decision to relieve Glenn Grunwald of his role earlier this week is, potentially, good news for former Knick and current assistant general manager Allan Houston. According to Zwerling and his sources, the Knicks are likely grooming Houston to eventually take over for new GM Steve Mills in a couple of years. This wouldn’t be a tremendous shock, considering Houston is the current Assistant GM, though that doesn’t make the abrupt Grunwald firing any less bizarre. One of the sources Zwerling cites in the piece had …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Dolan up to old tricks in calling for shakeup (Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:46:32 GMT) Steve Mills was closing in on possibly succeeding Billy Hunter as head of the NBA players’ union and was also being mentioned as a candidate to become athletic director at his alma mater, Princeton, when suddenly James Dolan re-entered his life. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Knee Surgery for Timberwolves Forward (Sat, 28 Sep 2013 03:12:50 GMT) Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger will be out indefinitely to have surgery on his injured left knee [New York Times] Set to …continue reading
NEW YORK, September 27, 2013 – The New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has signed forward Ike Diogu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Diogu, 6-9, 250-pounds, holds career averages of 6.0 points, on 50.9-percent shooting, 3.1 rebounds and 12.4 minutes in 225 games (18 starts) over six seasons with Golden State, Indiana, Portland, Sacramento, L.A. Clippers and San Antonio. He spent the last two seasons playing in Puerto Rico (Arecibo) and China (Xinjiang), after playing in two games for San Antonio in 2011-12. The Buffalo, NY-native was originally selected by Golden State following three seasons at …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Agent on Grunwald demotion: 'Absurd' (Fri, 27 Sep 2013 01:58:42 EDT) New York — The New York Knicks’ decision to demote general manager Glen Grunwald caught many around the NBA by surprise. Rick Kaplan, Marcus Camby’s agent, was particularly taken aback. He called Knicks owner James Dolan’s decision to demote Grunwald “absurd” and “cruel” and referred to the Knicks as a “toxic” atmosphere.Kaplan described Grunwald as “straightforward, honest and extremely loyal.” Grunwald traded Camby, Kaplan’s client, over the summer in a trade that netted the Knicks Andrea Bargnani. [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks GM …continue reading
This is weird. But this is the Knicks, so of course, on a random, lovely autumn Thursday, we get this bit ‘o info over the Twitter-wire… Hearing: Knicks soon to announce front-office shakeup that will see ex-MSG prez Steve Mills return to organization in place of Glen Grunwald — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 26, 2013 Which might mean absolutely nothing/a shakeup of titles or organizational structure. Or it might mean Dolan was really, RILLY peeved that Grunwald didn’t send Shumpert to Belize, via Saul Goodman’s vacuum cleaner repairman chum, Robert Forster. Stay tuned. Gonna be a fun* afternoon! UPDATE …continue reading