Knicks Morning News (2018.04.23)

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ coaching choice is obvious to this Hall of Famer
    (Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:17:27 PM)

    Larry Brown, the Hall of Famer and ex-Knicks coach from Long Beach, has read the list of the team’s coaching candidates and can’t think of anyone whose credentials top Mike Woodson’s. Brown, Woodson and Knicks general manager Scott Perry were together in Detroit in the early 2000s during glorious times for the Pistons. Perry was…

  • [NYPost] Mike Budenholzer wants Knicks job because he’s sick of losing
    (Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:01:56 PM)

    Mike Budenholzer is genuinely interested in the Knicks’ job, according to an NBA source who has spoken to the Hawks coach. “New York’s his top choice,’’ the NBA source said. “If they offered him the job, he’d say yes. He wants to live in New York.’’ Moreover, Budenholzer appears so disillusioned with the current Hawks’…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Rekindles Playoff Fire in Minnesota
    (Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:57:23 PM)

    Butler, who grew up 30 minutes outside of Houston, admitted he felt some extra satisfaction in beating the Rockets, his boyhood team, in Game 3.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.22)

  • [NYPost] David Blatt wants redemption after LeBron James fiasco
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:32:24 PM)

    The unseemly details of former Cavaliers coach David Blatt’s sour relationship with LeBron James in Cleveland were spelled out in a recent book, “Return of The King.’’ In an interview published Saturday in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, and translated from Hebrew, Blatt declined to talk about the book by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin, but…

  • [SNY Knicks] David Lee thinks Mark Jackson is right for the Knicks
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:40:23 AM)

    Former Knicks forward David Lee believes Mark Jackson is the right person to be the Knicks next head coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks expected to meet with David Blatt in Europe next week
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:48:16 PM)

    The Knicks’ head coaching search will take them overseas.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Hornets to meet Messina, Fizdale
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:23:05 PM)

    Spurs assistant Ettore Messina and former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale will interview for the Hornets job, league sources told ESPN.

  • [NYTimes] 76ers Top Heat to Take a 3-1 Series Lead
    (Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:37:44 AM)

    Ben Simmons had a triple-double as Philadelphia moved a victory away from the second round. Also, Minnesota got its first postseason win in 14 years, and New Orleans eliminated Portland.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.21)

  • [NYPost] David Lee knew guard the Knicks passed on could be great player
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:18:46 AM)

    Former Knick David Lee doesn’t want a piece of Donovan Mitchell’s potential Rookie of the Year Award, but he wouldn’t turn down a piece of his next contract. Lee, soon heading off to the French Open with his fiancée, Caroline Wozniacki, recalled Mitchell attended his annual kids camp in Chappaqua for four straight years and…

  • [NYPost] Knicks to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 2:20:49 PM)

    The Knicks plan to meet with Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, an NBA source confirmed. Both sides appear ready to move on as Atlanta embarks on its massive rebuilding process. According to a source, Budenholzer is upset at losing some of his say in personnel matters. The Hawks, in turn, likely don’t want to pay Budenholzer…

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks to interview Blatt next week
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 8:16:38 PM)

    The Knicks are meeting with David Blatt in Europe next week about their head-coaching job, and plan to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and Spurs assistant coach James Borrego, sources said.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks get permission to interview Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, source says
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 8:30:20 PM)

    Add Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to the list of candidates the Knicks will interview for their vacancy.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers Rally to Take a Series Lead Over the Cavaliers
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:59:21 AM)

    Cleveland lost for the first time this season after leading at the end of the third quarter.

  • [NYTimes] In the N.B.A., a Game of Clothes Horse
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:42:02 AM)

    Arena arrivals have long been a fashion runway for N.B.A. superstars. But before a playoff game on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers took things to a new level, wearing coordinated ensembles by the designer Thom Browne.

  • [NYTimes] The Golden State Warriors Have Shaken Off the Rust
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 2:04:27 PM)

    Even without Stephen Curry, the Warriors are looking like potential champions again.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks expected to meet with David Blatt in Europe next week
    (Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:48:16 PM)

    The Knicks’ head coaching search will take them overseas.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks to interview Hawks Mike Budenholzer Sunday
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 10:30:21 PM)

    The Knicks have set up yet another interview for their head coach vacancy, as Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will meet with the team Sunday,

  • [SNY Knicks] Jerry Stackhouse receives high praise from Raptors 905 players
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 8:48:43 PM)

    Talk to Jerry Stackhouse’s players with the Raptors 905 G League team, and they say he would make a tremendous NBA coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hiring inexperienced Kenny Smith would be big mistake for Knicks
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 10:00:46 AM)

    There are certain times for new coaches and guys making the transition from playing to coach. Taking over a rebuilding Knicks franchise is not that time.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Knicks should be targeting Mikal Bridges in the Draft
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 9:25:46 AM)

    The Knicks will enter the NBA Draft in June with a top-10 pick. They are in the eighth spot right now, but that can change depending on how these final games play out and how the balls drop in the lottery.

  • [NYDN] Knicks plan to talk to Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 9:55:01 PM)

    The Knicks reportedly plan to discuss their vacancy with Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, further expanding what is already a wide net.

  • [NYDN] How Carmelo Anthony says New York changed him for the better
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 12:58:24 PM)

    New York made Carmelo Anthony the player he is today.

  • [NYDN] Dolan our Jerk of Week for taking none of blame for Knicks mess
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 8:43:51 AM)

    The Knicks are interviewing candidates to be their next head coach, but why in the world would anyone want that job?

  • [NYDN] 5 tips TNT crew gave Kenny Smith for his Knicks interview
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 6:57:10 AM)

    The TNT crew blew up Kenny Smith’s spot.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.20)

  • [NY Newsday] James Dolan not ruling out Kristaps Porzingis missing all of next season, report says
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:18:51 PM)

    The Knicks haven’t issued a timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return, but their owner didn’t rule out the franchise player missing all of next season.

  • [NYPost] Ernie Johnson, Barkley and Shaq give Kenny Smith advice for Knicks interview
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:09:02 PM)

    The TNT crew is trying to help out Kenny Smith’s bid to become the Knicks’ next head coach. After being teased on the air by his colleagues late Thursday night during the NBA postgame show on TNT, Smith confirmed he will be interviewing for the Knicks job Friday in the Big Apple. “I know how…

  • [NYPost] One ex-Knick believes Jackson a perfect fit for New York
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:39:53 PM)

    David Lee will leave for the French Open in 10 days. He hopes before heading to Paris with fiancée Caroline Wozniacki that Mark Jackson is named the Knicks head coach. The ex-Knicks/ex-Warriors power forward played for Jackson in Golden State for all three of Jackson’s seasons. “He has a very smart perspective looking at the…

  • [NYPost] The hours after Kristaps Porzingis’ heartbreak: Tequila shots
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:16:28 PM)

    Tequila, anyone? In a 23-minute documentary that went online Thursday about his rehab, Janis Porzingis, Kristaps’ brother and agent, revealed the night of the ACL-tear diagnosis, his entourage needed a ceremonial shot to absorb the devastating news. Janis said he took a tequila bottle and poured shots for his brother Martins, Kristaps and their longtime…

  • [NYPost] Trying to decipher Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis thinking
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:17:55 AM)

    At least now coaches interviewing for the Knicks’ job should know now a possibility exists — although unlikely and a worst-case scenario — Kristaps Porzingis will sit out all next season to rest his left knee. Not that the Knicks’ job was bouquets and roses before owner James Dolan spoke his piece to The Post’s…

  • [NYDN] James Dolan reminding everyone why Knicks remain so dysfunctional
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:38:40 PM)

    James Dolan unplugged — not on stage mind you — is still the best James Dolan.

  • [NYTimes] Masked Joel Embiid Leads 76ers to Easy Win Over Heat
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 4:26:32 AM)

    Philadelphia’s center, playing in his first playoff game, had 23 points. In other action, the Warriors and Pelicans both opened up 3-0 leads.

  • [NYTimes] Gregg Popovich Is Absent for Game 3 After Wife’s Death
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 4:29:50 AM)

    An assistant coach, Ettore Messina, led the team on Thursday in Popovich’s absence. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others paid tribute to Erin Popovich.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan doesn’t know when Porzingis will return
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:30:04 PM)

    Knicks owners James Dolan admits he has no idea when Kristaps Porzingis will return– he might even sit out all of next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] James Dolan explains why Knicks needed change from Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:45:57 AM)

    MSG executive chairman James Dolan is currently searching for two head coaches, with the Knicks and Rangers letting Jeff Hornacek and Alain Vigneault go just hours after they completed their final regular season games.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.19)

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Almost Single-Handedly Powers Cavaliers to Win
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:58:48 AM)

    Cleveland is now tied 1-1 in the team’s first-round series with Indiana, while Utah also pulled even in their series with Oklahoma City.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Trail Blazers Shun the Pass, and It Costs Them in the Playoffs
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:43:06 PM)

    Portland had the fewest assists of any team in the regular season, but its one-on-one style of play is hindering them as the playoffs bring tougher defenses.

  • [NYDN] Steve Mills, Scott Perry thorough in Knicks’ head coaching search
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:02:24 PM)

    In the early stages of the Knicks last coaching search Phil Jackson decided to take a vacation.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for head coach
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:22:53 PM)

    Knicks GM Scott Perry said that head coaching experience in the NBA doesn’t matter in their search for a new head coach, and it looks like they weren’t bluffing.

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale receives stamp of approval from Erik Spoelstra
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:10:01 PM)

    David Fizdale, who is one of the Knicks’ head-coaching candidates, has one endorsement that says he will be great with whoever decides to employ him next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is Mark Jackson the right guy for the Knicks?
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:16:21 PM)

    The Daily News Live panel breaks down the Knicks’ decision to interview Mark Jackson for their vacant head coaching job.

  • [NY Newsday] Kyle O’Quinn: No decision yet on opt-out clause with Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00:44 PM)

    Kyle O’Quinn said he hasn’t made up his mind about the opt-out clause in his contract with the Knicks and instead has focused on taking care of another important decision.

  • [ESPN] Source: Knicks to interview TNT analyst Smith
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:54:05 PM)

    Kenny Smith, an analyst for TNT, will interview with the Knicks for their head-coaching job on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The Knicks are looking to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired after the season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for coaching job
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:33:15 PM)

    Add another former Queens point guard turned broadcaster into the Knicks’ coaching mix — though this one doesn’t appear to have much of a shot. TNT’s Kenny Smith, who interviewed for the Knicks’ general manager vacancy in 2008, reportedly will get an audience Friday with team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry, according…

  • [NYPost] Dolan discusses how the Knicks are approaching this rebuild
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:11:52 PM)

    Jim Dolan was talking about the Rangers and then he was talking about the Knicks. “Basketball is different than hockey,” the Garden executive chairman said during a conversation at his MSG office on Wednesday. “A great player in hockey is the difference, but a great player in basketball is the team. “And I think we…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.18)

  • [NYTimes] Raptors and Celtics Both Cruise to 2-0 Series Leads
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:17:53 AM)

    Toronto won the first two games of a playoff series for the first time in franchise history and Boston’s Jaylen Brown scored 30 points against Milwaukee.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Throwing it Back, Miami’s Dwyane Wade Takes the 76ers to School
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:32:08 PM)

    At this point in his career, Wade isn’t picking up new tricks. Still, he’s finding new ways to use what he knows and dominating the N.B.A.’s hottest team.

  • [NYTimes] Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00:06 PM)

    The N.B.A., which covers salaries in its developmental league, plans to pay G League players $35,000 in addition to housing and insurance benefits for the five-month regular season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jerry Stackhouse ready for another big jump to NBA head coach
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:30:36 AM)

    After all the great minds he has been mentored by and the years of NBA playing time under his belt, coaching has always been in Jerry Stackhouse’s future.

  • [NYPost] Mark Jackson’s Golden State tenure may be red flag for Knicks
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:04:26 PM)

    If Knicks brass has read “Betaball,’’ there are enough red flags about coaching candidate Mark Jackson to stop a NASCAR race. The recently released book detailing the making of the Warriors dynasty painted a bleak picture of Jackson being too resistant to analytics, mismanaging his coaching staff, making an ill-timed, anti-gay remark and harboring a…

  • [NYPost] Thought of ‘brilliant’ Fizdale to Knicks scares Heat coach
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:17:31 AM)

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hopes his former top assistant David Fizdale goes to Phoenix rather than New York. He may have said it facetiously, as a chuckling Spoelstra said he’d rather not compete against Fizdale’s team four times a season. (The Heat face Western Conference teams two times.) Fizdale said over the weekend he will…

  • [NYDN] Isiah Thomas was instrumental in getting Carmelo to Knicks: book
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:52:05 PM)

    The story is now seven years old, but trading for Carmelo was arguably the most significant move in the last 20 years for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Knicks must decide if they can ignore Mark Jackson’s past drama
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:51:26 PM)

    Mark Jackson’s tenure in Golden State is viewed through two very different lenses.

  • [NYDN] DN Sports Talk Podcast: Knicks talk with Stefan Bondy
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:16:12 PM)

    Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the team’s ongoing coaching search.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.04.17)

  • [NY Newsday] Next season will be slow going for Nets and Knicks fans
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:45:31 AM)

    There’s nothing more painful than watching your team go through a slow rebuild. OK, take that back. There’s nothing more painful than watching two of your teams go through a slow rebuild, which is exactly what NBA fans around here are going to be doing for the next few years.

  • [NY Newsday] Jerry Stackhouse arrives as Knicks begin coach search
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 9:13:28 PM)

    Let the interviewing begin.

  • [NYDN] Fizdale, Jackson and Stackhouse top candidates for Knicks job
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 3:00:54 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy was never a serious candidate for the Knicks head coaching job, that much is clear.

  • [NYDN] Jerry Stackhouse in New York to interview for Knicks’ head coach
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 12:46:23 PM)

    Jerry Stackhouse arrived today for an interview with the Knicks, the Daily News has learned.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Vintage Dwyane Wade Propels Heat Past Streaking 76ers
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:41:48 AM)

    Philadelphia’s 17-game winning streak came to a halt thanks to Wade rediscovering the magic that eluded him during stints with Chicago and Cleveland.

  • [NYTimes] Hal Greer, Hall of Fame Jump Shooter for 76ers, Is Dead at 81
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 10:32:15 PM)

    In the era of Oscar Robertson and Jerry West, Greer was a brilliant and prolific star guard in his own right, leading Philadelphia to the 1967 title.

  • [NYTimes] 2018 N.B.A. Playoff Preview: As the Playoffs Begin, the N.B.A.’s Biggest Stars Are Going Ring Hunting
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 2:22:43 PM)

    The Rockets, Warriors and Cavaliers all think they have an edge in the league’s annual contest for the jewelry that tends to dominate the conversation.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Van Gundy won’t interview with Knicks — but Mark Jackson will
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 2:41:22 PM)

    While Mark Jackson reportedly will interview with the Knicks on Wednesday, his broadcast partner Jeff Van Gundy won’t get one. The Knicks talked to Van Gundy’s reps over the weekend, but the team’s brass has decided not to schedule a sit-down. While it was reported the Knicks “reached out’’ to Van Gundy, it was more…

  • [NYPost] How Jerry Stackhouse crafted himself into hot-shot Knicks candidate
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 2:01:55 PM)

    Avery Johnson, the former Nets head coach now at Alabama, said Jerry Stackhouse’s grooming as a future NBA head man started in Brooklyn. Now Johnson feels Stackhouse is ready to take over the Knicks. Johnson, who coached Stackhouse from 2004-08 in Dallas, summoned him to Brooklyn to finish out his 18-year playing career in 2012-13…

  • [ESPN] Knicks have no interest in JVG, sources say
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 4:02:48 PM)

    Despite being the last coach to lead the Knicks to a conference title, New York isn’t interested in hiring Jeff Van Gundy, sources tell ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mark Jackson to interview with Knicks on Wednesday
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 11:21:11 PM)

    Former Golden State Warriors coach and current NBA analyst Mark Jackson will reportedly interview for the Knicks’ head coaching vacancy on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks’ head coach search continues
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 7:10:44 PM)

    The DNL panel debates over which direction the Knicks’ head coach search should go and discuss the familiar candidates being interviewed.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks currently have no interest in Jeff Van Gundy
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 4:22:30 PM)

    Though the Knicks have contacted his representatives, New York doesn’t seem interested in a reunion with former head coach Jeff Van Gundy.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mike Woodson wants to ‘finish what I started’ with Knicks
    (Monday, April 16, 2018 10:59:27 AM)

    The Knicks not only have former players in their head coach candidates pool. A former coach could see a New York reunion as well.