Knicks Morning News (2018.04.30)

  • [NYPost] This Knicks regime is putting in the work Phil Jackson never did
    (Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:19:40 PM)

    Phil Jackson knew everything. Just read his volume of books and he’ll let you know it. Jackson’s “11 Rings’’ arrogance became his undoing in New York. That is why you cherish this exhaustive coaching search being conducted by the first-year managerial tandem of president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. The number is up…

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 110, Jazz 96: James Harden’s 41 Points Lead Rockets Over Jazz
    (Monday, April 30, 2018 2:27:03 AM)

    It was an easy victory for Houston in Game 1 of their semifinal series against Utah. Game 2 will be Wednesday.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: ‘King’ James Briefly Sat, and His Subjects Carried the Load
    (Monday, April 30, 2018 3:23:17 AM)

    It had been rough for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ supporting cast, but in a key stretch late in Game 7, the non-LeBrons likely saved the series.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 123, Pelicans 101 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: Still Without Stephen Curry, the Warriors Roll Over the Pelicans in Game 1
    (Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:34:58 AM)

    Curry, who has been out since March 23, is expected to return to action on Tuesday.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.29)

  • [NYDN] Add Juwan Howard to the list of Knicks coaching candidates
    (Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:30:54 PM)

    You can’t accuse Scott Perry and Steve Mills of taking the lazy approach to their coaching search.

  • [NY Newsday] Juwan Howard becomes latest Knicks coaching candidate
    (Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:11:29 PM)

    The Knicks have added another candidate to their wide-ranging coaching search.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Howard interviewing for Knicks gig
    (Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:57:24 PM)

    Heat assistant Juwan Howard will interview for the Knicks’ head-coaching job, sources told ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 123, Pelicans 101 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: Still Without Stephen Curry, the Warriors Roll Over the Pelicans in Game 1
    (Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:34:58 AM)

    Curry, who has been out since March 23, is expected to return to action on Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] With Attitude and Home-Court Edge, Celtics Eliminate Bucks
    (Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:15:57 AM)

    Boston will meet the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, starting Monday in Boston.

  • [NYPost] Knicks add Heat assistant to ever-expanding coaching list
    (Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:14:57 PM)

    A Fab 5 alum will now make it an even 10. Yes, add a 10th coach Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry will interview – assistant Juwan Howard, a league source confirmed. It’s no surprise Perry would look at Howard, who is expected to interview Sunday. Perry has a special affinity for…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.28)

  • [NYTimes] Raptors Eliminate the Wizards, and the Cavaliers Are Pushed to a Game 7
    (Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:32:20 AM)

    The Raptors advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals, and the Cavaliers were blown out by the Pacers in Indianapolis.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: ‘Playoff Rondo’ Politely (Not Really) Requests a New Nickname
    (Friday, April 27, 2018 11:33:07 PM)

    There is plenty of evidence that Rajon Rondo ramps up the intensity when the regular season ends, but the New Orleans Pelicans’ guard isn’t buying it.

  • [NYPost] ‘He’s won everywhere’: Knicks coaching candidate has plenty of backers
    (Friday, April 27, 2018 11:59:19 PM)

    The one area Knicks brass failed to mention during their recent press conference on what they will seek in a new coach was … “A winner.” That just happens to be David Blatt’s top attribute. It is a strength Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry may want to ponder as they reduce…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks interview David Blatt in Europe
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:45:39 PM)

    The Knicks have reportedly interviewed former Cavaliers head coach David Blatt for their head coaching vacancy on Thursday in Europe.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter hints at Knicks opt-out in nostalgic Thunder cameo
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:53:39 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter was back in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, sitting in the stands at Chesapeake Energy Arena, watching the Thunder stay alive after rallying from 25 points down. Who knows if, on July 1, Kanter isn’t back in OKC, talking officially to Thunder management about a return? In an interview with the Norman (Okla.) Transcript,…

  • [NYPost] Even GM behind Budenholzer split gives strong endorsement
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:23:15 AM)

    Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said at a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday the team’s official divorce from Mike Budenholzer was “harmonious” and “was as mutual as a parting can be.’’ “Coach Bud didn’t quit on this group, our players didn’t quit on him,’’ Schlenk said. “He wants to move forward with his career.”…

  • [NYPost] Mike Breen: Mark Jackson hire would be good for Knicks, tough for me
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:37:23 AM)

    ESPN play-by-play man Mike Breen talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about Mark Jackson’s chances with the Knicks, the rise of the 76ers and the return of Rajon Rondo. Q: What do you think makes Jackson a good coach? A: He has a great basketball mind. He had it as a player and then he…

  • [NYTimes] Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Big Night Helps Bucks Force Game 7
    (Friday, April 27, 2018 4:10:40 AM)

    Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds as Milwaukee defeated visiting Boston to send their first-round series to a decisive final game.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James and Michael Jordan Now Have Another Thing in Common: The Shot
    (Friday, April 27, 2018 1:00:53 AM)

    The buzzer-beaters, 29 years apart, have striking similarities. Just ask two players instrumental in the original play who witnessed the eerie echo.

  • [NY Newsday] Jay Larranaga acknowledges interviewing with the Knicks
    (Friday, April 27, 2018 2:32:14 AM)

    Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga acknowledged Thursday that he interviewed with the Knicks for their coaching vacancy last week.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.26)

  • [ESPN] Bamba: Would have coveted NBA ‘head start’
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:57:23 PM)

    Mohamed Bamba, a projected top-five pick in June’s draft, said that had the opportunity been in place, he would have jumped straight from high school to the NBA.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James’s Buzzer Beater Provides Yet Another Signature Moment
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:10:17 AM)

    A last-second 3-pointer, immediately preceded by a clutch blocked shot, gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a 3-2 lead in their series with the Indiana Pacers.

  • [NYTimes] N.C.A.A. Panel Proposes Reforms, Including End to ‘One and Done’
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:02:51 AM)

    Condoleezza Rice and her commission have ideas for cleaning up college basketball. But they don’t challenge the longtime requirement that the players be amateurs.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks interviewed Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, source says
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:58:53 PM)

    The Knicks’ list of candidates for their coaching vacancy continues to grow. They’ve interviewed Celtics’ lead assistant coach Jay Larranaga, according to a league source.

  • [NYPost] Larry Brown bullish on Mudiay if he gets in ‘unbelievable’ shape
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:42:45 PM)

    Former Knicks coach Larry Brown, who was close to a commitment from Emmanuel Mudiay to play at SMU, said the only thing standing in the 22-year-old point guard’s way to excellence is getting in “unbelievable’’ shape. Brown still is in contact with the Mudiays. Jean-Micheal Mudiay, Emmanuel’s brother, played for Brown at SMU. But his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ marquee coaching target leaves his other team
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:33:38 PM)

    Mike Budenholzer may have moved a step closer to the Knicks job as the Hawks announced Wednesday night they are “mutually” parting ways with their coach. No compensation will be needed to hire Budenholzer — once thought of as a potential stumbling block to any potential deal. The Post previously reported an NBA source saying…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Jay Wright pipe dream is officially dead
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:47:24 AM)

    The Knicks’ list of eight interviewees could expand, but there will be no interview with Villanova stud coach Jay Wright. According to an NBA source, the Knicks will not speak to Wright to conclude an exhaustive coaching search that has now taken them to Europe for David Blatt. But the search won’t take Knicks president…

  • [SNY Knicks] Nova’s Jay Wright will reportedly not interview for Knicks job
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:14:53 PM)

    The Knicks will not interview Villanova coach Jay Wright, an NBA source told the New York Post.

  • [NYDN] Kawhi Leonard’s potential Spurs split should interest Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:35:15 PM)

    The Summer of Kawhi has a head start on the Summer of LeBron.

  • [NYDN] Mike Budenholzer, one of Knicks’ coaching targets, leaves Hawks
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:58:51 PM)

    Mike Budenholzer is a free agent.

  • [NYDN] Kenny Smith says TV experience all he needs to coach Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:25:32 AM)

    Who needs coaching experience?

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.25)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kenny Smith confirms he interviewed for Knicks job
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:43:34 PM)

    Former NBA player and current TNT analyst Kenny Smith has interviewed with the Knicks for the team’s head coaching vacancy, he said on Sirius XM Radio.

  • [NYTimes] Why the N.C.A.A. Is Trying to Heal Itself
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:50:05 AM)

    Condoleezza Rice and her commission have ideas for fixing college basketball. Will the N.C.A.A. listen?

  • [NYTimes] 76ers Advance as Celtics Have Bucks on Brink of Elimination
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:42:09 AM)

    Philadelphia, bolstered by Meek Mill’s appearance, rolled to an easy victory over the Miami Heat. The Celtics lead their series against Milwaukee, 3-2.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Is a One-Man Show. That Is the Problem.
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:32:43 PM)

    “You feel like he just keeps getting better,” says an opposing coach. But the Cavaliers and Pacers are still tied 2-2 in the playoffs’ first round.

  • [NYTimes] Meek Mill Is Released From Prison on Bail
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:07:27 AM)

    Prosecutors had said the rapper’s conviction should be vacated because of questions about the credibility of the arresting officer.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Stars Talk a Good Game in the Playoffs
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:14:34 PM)

    As the action on the court heats up, the league’s best shed the clichés and commit to verbal sparring.

  • [NYPost] Kenny Smith: How TNT job has set me up for Knicks success
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:22:13 PM)

    Kenny Smith may be a long-shot candidate for the Knicks’ coaching job, but he doesn’t sound like one — saying he believes he’s “ready’’ to leave Charles Barkley and run the Knicks. The TNT broadcasting mainstay, who won two NBA titles as a Rockets point guard, said his Knicks interview Friday was “fun,’’ and that…

  • [NYPost] Ex-Knicks point guard chooses Nets’ youth to coach
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:05:00 AM)

    The Nets are adding to their coaching staff, with The Post learning ex-Knick Pablo Prigioni will join the group. He will aid in development, especially helping to groom a glut of young point guards that will be key in the rebuilding process. The team also announced the addition of Tiago Splitter to the position of…

  • [NYDN] Kenny Smith believes TV experience qualifies him for Knicks job
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:47:54 PM)

    Who needs coaching experience? Kenny Smith believes his lengthy time on television makes him qualified to lead the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher engaged to Gloria Govan
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:15:08 PM)

    The engagement comes more than two years after Fisher was involved in an altercation with Govan’s ex-husband, Matt Barnes.

  • [NY Newsday] 76ers a ‘process’ Knicks can only envy
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:52:47 PM)

    After watching the 76ers close out their series with a 104-91 win over the Heat, it is hard not to consider them among the class of the East and even wonder if they have enough to make it to the NBA Finals.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.24)

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: With 50-Point Quarter, Rockets Rout the Timberwolves
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:37:57 AM)

    The Rockets turned a 50-49 halftime lead into a 31-point advantage with a blistering quarter and took a 3-1 series lead.

  • [SNY Knicks] Woodson, Jackson continue to receive endorsements for Knicks job
    (Monday, April 23, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    Mike Woodson and Mark Jackson, two of the candidates for the Knicks’ head coaching vacancy, have continued to receive endorsements from third parties as New York continues to interview people for the job.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks head coach position is Mike Budenholzer’s ‘top choice’
    (Monday, April 23, 2018 10:55:29 AM)

    He may be under contract with the Hawks, but Mike Budenholzer wants be the Knicks’ next head coach.

  • [NYPost] Knicks should feel lucky Mike Budenholzer wants their job
    (Monday, April 23, 2018 4:14:25 PM)

    All indications are Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wants the Knicks. And according to a random sampling of NBA scouts and executives, the feeling should be mutual. “He’d be good there,” said one Western Conference scout. “I’m just looking at the [reported] list of the people they’ve talked to, he would have to be at the…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah emerges from Knicks exile looking different
    (Monday, April 23, 2018 9:38:06 AM)

    It’s uncertain where Joakim Noah’s NBA career goes from here, but his beard game isn’t past its prime. The exiled Knicks forward checked in from the wilderness somewhere, sporting a blond beard and wavy long hair, without his preferred ponytail. The two-time All-Star is almost recognizable from the player who has spent 11 seasons in…

  • [NYDN] Mike Budenholzer’s connections could make him fit for Knicks
    (Monday, April 23, 2018 2:48:49 PM)

    Connections to Kawhi Leonard, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Josh Longstaff could all factor into Mike Budenholzer becoming Knicks head coach.

  • [NYDN] Mark Jackson gets endorsement for Knicks job from unlikely source
    (Monday, April 23, 2018 12:04:23 PM)

    Mark Jackson got an endorsement for the Knicks job by an unlikely source: Brian Scalabrine.