Knicks Morning News (2014.07.31)

  • [New York Post] Hardaway Jr. explains how US Select Team’s helping his game (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:22:05 -0400)

    Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr., coming off his First-Team All-Rookie season, is writing a periodic diary from Las Vegas this week as a member of the U.S. Select Team,…

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Stixx Williams, a Summer League Basketball Star, Is Mourned (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:45:18 GMT)

    Stixx Williams, who died last week while playing in a summer league basketball game at Baruch College, was known as a friend to both professional players and troubled teenagers in New York.

  • [New York Times] A Rookie as Feisty as She Is Steady (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:38:12 GMT)

    Anna Cruz, a 27-year-old rookie for the Liberty, has become the team’s starting point guard while embodying the team’s defensive-minded focus under Coach Bill Laimbeer.

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  • [New York Times] In Search of the Next Andrew Wiggins (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:00:03 GMT)

    Nike’s youth basketball league is the largest incubator of teenage talent. For one coach in the Bronx, it might be too much to take.

  • [New York Times] Pulling From Their Past, Lakers Turn to Scott to Rekindle Success (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:54:27 GMT)

    After a run of unsuccessful coaching hires not named Phil Jackson, the Lakers turned to someone familiar — not just with their tradition, but with their inner workings — in Byron Scott to try to turn things around.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Charles Paces Liberty (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:35:50 GMT)

    Tina Charles scored 23 points, Sugar Rodgers had 5 points and two huge defensive plays in overtime, and the Liberty beat the Washington Mystics, 80-76, at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Woman to Lead N.B.A. Players’ Union (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:30:36 GMT)

    The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts, a Washington trial lawyer, as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union.

  • [New York Times] Analysis: Before Signing, Big Stars Seek a Prize Beyond Fortune and Glory (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:40:06 GMT)

    Free agents usually make a choice between wages and wins, but this year some of the game’s biggest stars made their decisions about a new team in a more nuanced fashion.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Clippers Eye Future With Steve Ballmer, While Lakers Relive Past With Byron Scott (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:17:24 GMT)

    The Clippers can look to brighter times ahead now that Donald Sterling finally appears to be gone, while the Lakers look back on their glory days.

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.07.29)

  • [New York Times] Lakers Finally Confirm Byron Scott Is New Coach (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:27:57 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Appoint Scott as Head Coach (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:33:52 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their “extensive and thorough” search for Mike D’Antoni’s replacement.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Minnesota Signs Williams (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:40:31 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves and the free-agent guard Mo Williams agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million.

  • [New York Times] Bojan Bogdanovic Gets Familiar With the Nets (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:50:26 GMT)

    Bojan Bogdanovic, a 25-year-old forward from Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been on a whirlwind introductory tour since signing a three-year contract with the Nets last week.

  • [New York Times] Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Sale of Clippers (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:28:16 GMT)

    Judge Michael Levanas ruled that Sterling could not stop the sale of the team that his wife, Rochelle, brokered for a record $2 billion against his wishes.

  • [New York Times] Rose Returns as US Basketball Team Opens Camp (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:57:56 GMT)

    Derrick Rose says he feels old.

  • [New York Times] Judge Gives Go-Ahead for $2 Billion Sale of NBA’s Clippers (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:51:52 GMT)

    The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband’s objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely coda to a case of lingering racism in American sports.

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.07.28)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: James Will Wear No. 23 With the Cavaliers (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:35:53 GMT)

    LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] In Joining Lakers, Lin Narrows Focus and Sheds Status as a Sensation (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:27:56 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin is more concerned with finding a starting spot and growing in Los Angeles than with rekindling his banner run.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:03:53 GMT)

    Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: James Will Wear No. 23 With the Cavaliers (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:35:53 GMT)

    LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] In Joining Lakers, Lin Narrows Focus and Sheds Status as a Sensation (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:27:56 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin is more concerned with finding a starting spot and growing in Los Angeles than with rekindling his banner run.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:03:53 GMT)

    Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.07.28)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: James Will Wear No. 23 With the Cavaliers (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:35:53 GMT)

    LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] In Joining Lakers, Lin Narrows Focus and Sheds Status as a Sensation (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:27:56 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin is more concerned with finding a starting spot and growing in Los Angeles than with rekindling his banner run.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:03:53 GMT)

    Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: James Will Wear No. 23 With the Cavaliers (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:35:53 GMT)

    LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] In Joining Lakers, Lin Narrows Focus and Sheds Status as a Sensation (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:27:56 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin is more concerned with finding a starting spot and growing in Los Angeles than with rekindling his banner run.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:03:53 GMT)

    Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.07.27)

  • [New York Times] Griner Leads Mercury to 15th Straight Victory (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:09:59 GMT)

    Old Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty tried to rough up the streaking Phoenix Mercury — with little success.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Love Withdraws From U.S. Team (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:33:09 GMT)

    Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves became the third N.B.A. player in recent weeks to withdraw from consideration for United States in next month’s World Cup, USA Basketball said.

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.07.26)

  • [New York Times] Analysis: Before Signing, Big Stars Seek a Prize Beyond Fortune and Glory (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:03:02 GMT)

    Free agents usually make a choice between wages and wins, but this year some of the game’s biggest stars made their decisions about a new team in a more nuanced fashion.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony says Knicks ‘aren’t far away from contending’ (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:08:04 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony reiterated that that he has faith in Phil Jackson to build the Knicks into a championship contender. Anthony told ESPN on Friday that the Knicks “aren’t that far away from contending for an NBA title” despite the fact that the team won just 37 games last season and failed to make the playoffs.