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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Phil, Melo and the Ten Dollar Carrot

[Editor's note: This is guest post from friend-of-the-blog Dan Litvin.] A photo posted to the Instagram account of one Josh Wolfe (username: wolfejosh) depicts what appears to be Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony dining at the restaurant American Cut. The photo is grainy, so the diners may actually be Alan Arkin and a unicorn, but if it is Phil and Melo, then it is Knicks-related, which means I can talk about it here, which means I can discuss the fact that American Cut has a carrot you can buy for $10! The $10 carrot appears on the menu as a “Carrot …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.30)

[New York Times] ‘We Are One!’, Clippers Ride Wave of Emotion to Victory (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:59:35 GMT) Preaching the mantra of unity, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to winning ways against the Golden State Warriors just hours after disgraced team owner Donald Sterling had been banned from the game for life on Tuesday. [New York Times] Wizards Eliminate Bulls With 75-69 Victory (Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:08:53 GMT) Making a rare visit to the postseason, the Washington Wizards made it look rather easy, dispatching the Bulls in the opening round. [New York Times] Jordan, Paul Lead Clippers …continue reading

Knicks Finalizing a Deal to Hire Steve Kerr

According to a new report today from ESPN’s NBA insider Marc Stein the New York Knicks are finalizing a deal to hire former Phoenix Suns General Manager and television analyst Steve Kerr to be their next head coach. The deal won’t reportedly be finalized until after the first round of the playoffs, but hey, progress! Earlier in the month, I wrote about how the Knicks have handled their head coaching situation in what can only be described as in a head-scratching way. Phil has clearly wanted Kerr all along, and he reportedly got his man before others could. That’s the …continue reading

On James Dolan’s Sterling Silence

[Editor's note: This is guest post from friend-of-the-blog Dan Litvin.] Almost 13 years ago, Chris Broussard, then of the New York Times, revealed that former Knicks Charlie Ward, Allan Houston and Kurt Thomas had made anti-Semitic comments to a fellow Gray Lady reporter that had been covering the Knicks that season. That reporter, Eric Koningsberg, enjoyed what seems today like unprecedented access to the organization’s players. During a Bible study, Ward told Koningsberg that “[Jews] had [Jesus’s] blood on their hands.” Houston followed, “Matthew 26, verse 67. Then they spit in Jesus’ face and hit him with their fists.” Upon …continue reading

A Few Thoughts on The Donald

I want to offer a few thoughts on the L’Affair de Donald. I only just this morning got a chance to listen to the recorded conversation that apparently took place between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano, as reported by TMZ. In the absence of any denials from Sterling’s representatives the veracity question seems to be resolved. The only remaining open question is whether Sterling could reasonably expect privacy over an argument with his girlfriend, which hinges on his complicity in the conversation’s recording. (TMZ is reporting that Sterling was fully complicit.) I cannot imagine that …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.29)

[New York Daily News] Kerr won’t give Knicks the OK yet (Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:02:47 GMT) Steve Kerr is inching closer to becoming the next head coach of the Knicks but a source close to the TNT broadcaster says that a decision is not imminent. [New York Times] Heat Will Have Time to Rest After Sweeping Bobcats (Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:26:59 GMT) Dwyane Wade will have a chance to rest those sore knees and that tight hamstring. [New York Times] Hawks Take Series Lead With 107-97 Win at Indiana (Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:26:59 GMT) Mike Scott rediscovered …continue reading

Steve Kerr Would Be a Smart Hire

Sunday afternoon, Peter Botte of the New York Daily News reported that Turner Sports analyst Steve Kerr met with Phil Jackson Friday night to discuss the Knicks head coaching vacancy. Of course, this is hardly a surprise. Kerr has long been thought of as the favorite for the job. Jackson has said that Kerr would’ve been his choice to coach, had he become the president of the new Seattle Supersonics. Now that he holds that title with the Knicks, Kerr is again his coach of choice. Kerr has expressed a desire to get into coaching and has a good relationship with …continue reading