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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Princeton

Anyone who’s discussed the Knickerbockers with me, either in person or online, understands that I’m a big believer in Phil Jackson. I recognize that there’s a pretty stark division in the ranks of Knickerbockerdom between supporters of Phil and detractors. Put simply, there’s a camp who believe Phil Jackson is ill-suited to his current role, despite his success as a coach. These folks point to his various lukewarm personnel decisions, and his adherence to the Triangle offense, as symbols of his inflexibility and mediocrity as team president. The other camp is generally characterized by the sense that Jackson is moving …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.03)

[New York Times] Roundup: Thunder Hand Spurs a Rare Home Loss and Even Their Series (Tue, 03 May 2016 04:40:05 GMT) Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists for Oklahoma City, which bounced back from a 32-point loss to San Antonio in Game 1. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Liberty Gain a Star Guard (Tue, 03 May 2016 03:27:57 GMT) The Liberty acquired the All-Star point guard Shoni Schimmel from the Atlanta Dream for a 2017 second-round draft pick. [New York Times] Warriors Determined to Set Defensive Tone Again in Game 2 (Tue, 03 May 2016 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.02)

[New York Times] Back to the Drawing Board for Thunder Against Spurs (Mon, 02 May 2016 06:18:32 GMT) There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defensive rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. [New York Times] Heat Off to the Second Round, and Deng a Big Reason Why (Mon, 02 May 2016 06:12:31 GMT) Luol Deng’s role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.01)

[New York Times] Spurs 124, Thunder 92: Sublime Start Propels Spurs Past Thunder (Sun, 01 May 2016 04:35:15 GMT) LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points, and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder, 124-92, on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series. [New York Times] Aldridge Has 38 Points, Spurs Rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1 (Sun, 01 May 2016 04:51:31 GMT) The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder — in a hurry.

Knicks Morning News (2016.04.30)

[New York Post] LeBron, Chris Paul may dissuade Carmelo from Olympic history (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:22:56 -0400) Carmelo Anthony now is waffling on Rio. All across the season, Anthony put himself down as a definite for the 2016 Olympic Games, saying his left-knee condition would not be a factor in going for history. Anthony is vying to become the first U.S. men's Olympic basketball player to win three gold medals. But during… [New York Times] Trail Blazers 106, Clippers 103 | Portland wins series, 4-2: Trail Blazers Eliminate the Gritty but Undermanned Clippers (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:49:37 GMT) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.04.29)

[New York Times] Roundup: Hawks Oust the Celtics to Reach the 2nd Round (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:29:55 GMT) Paul Millsap had 17 points and 8 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics, 104-92, on Thursday night to advance to the second round of the N.B.A. playoffs. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Jason Terry’s Last Lesson in Chemistry for Distracted Rockets (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:10:04 GMT) With the Rockets’ dysfunctional season teetering on a cliff, Terry rallied the Rockets to prolong their series against the Warriors, if only a couple of days. [New York Times] Blazers, …continue reading

An Open Letter to James Dolan

One of our longtime posters, Frank, asked if I could share this open letter he wrote to James Dolan. So here ya go! – BC Dear Mr. Dolan, I have been a Knicks fan for as long as I can remember. I remember scanning the box scores in the paper as a kid, looking for Bill Cartwright’s and Bernard King’s line after every game. I lived and died with the Knicks of the 90s, cheering their lunchbox mentality and how much they seemed to embody the grittiness and toughness of New York City. I was even a season ticket holder …continue reading