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Monday, May 29, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.29)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: One Thing LeBron James Can’t Win: A Comparison With Michael Jordan (Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:14:16 PM) By playing in different eras, the outspoken James and the follow-the-rules Jordan are like apples and oranges. [NYDN] Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn posterizes Josh Norman in charity game (Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:28:32 PM) Perhaps the Giants could call on the Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn for some extra muscle this season. [NYPost] Knicks getting visit from title-winning North Carolina stud (Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:31:53 PM) North Carolina junior swingman Justin Jackson will bring his championship résumé to the Knicks’ Tarrytown …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.28)

[NYPost] Phil Jackson’s closest adviser knows what champions look like (Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:01:12 PM) Unheralded out of the small school, Arkansas-Little Rock, Derek Fisher played 18 NBA seasons and won five NBA titles with the Lakers — proving to be a leader, clutch 3-point shooter, rabid and prideful defender, playing hurt and playing “bigger than his size’’ — all attributes found in Clarence Gaines Jr.’s scouting report filed in… [NYPost] Meet Phil Jackson’s Knicks draft guru — a respected ‘odd duck’ (Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:39:46 PM) Clarence Gaines Jr. walked into the Quest gymnasium in Chicago for …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.27)

[NYTimes] Them Again? And Again? Warriors-Cavaliers Finals Are an N.B.A. First (Friday, May 26, 2017 11:11:16 AM) A third consecutive championship matchup, never before seen in the N.B.A., is a rarity in any professional team sport. [NYTimes] Sports Briefing: Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant (Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:33:47 AM) Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkey’s president, wrote on Twitter, “I will come on my own will anyway, to spit on your ugly, hateful faces.” [SNY Knicks] Earl Monroe: Phil didn’t give Anthony right pieces (Friday, May 26, 2017 1:00:58 PM) Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.26)

[NYTimes] Cleveland Cavaliers Make N.B.A. Finals as LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan (Friday, May 26, 2017 4:03:23 AM) James finished with 35 points, becoming the career playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, to win the series, 4-1. [NYPost] Knicks legend: Phil Jackson didn’t give Carmelo right pieces (Friday, May 26, 2017 12:36:16 AM) Legendary guard Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, teammates with Phil Jackson on the Knicks’ last championship team in 1973, said the Knicks president hasn’t done enough to surround Carmelo Anthony with the right complementary parts. “I thought this team was going to be pretty …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.25)

[ESPN] Ex-Knicks assistant GM Childs dies at age 84 (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:41:23 PM) Ex-Knicks assistant GM Childs dies at age 84 [ESPN] Sources: Wolves may target Rose as free agent (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:39:40 PM) Sources: Wolves may target Rose as free agent [NYPost] Former Knicks assistant general manager dies at age 84 (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:58:37 PM) DUBLIN, Calif. — Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the Knicks and public relations director for the Warriors and Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84. Childs’ wife, Jacqueline, said Wednesday that …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.24)

[NYPost] Knicks will be working out two rival big men (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:29:30 PM) The rematch will occur at the Knicks’ Tarrytown compound Wednesday. In March, Iowa State forward Deonte Burton and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan staged a battle royale in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Burton outscored Swanigan 25-20, but Purdue prevailed to advance to the Sweet 16. Burton and Swanigan, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will… [NYPost] The real reason behind firing of a Kristaps Porzingis favorite (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:45:10 PM) This wasn’t about Kristaps Porzingis. The conspiracy theory regarding Knicks assistant coach …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.23)

[NYDN] Dave Bliss will stay aboard Knicks as coach (Monday, May 22, 2017 3:47:35 PM) The Knicks dropped one of their player development coaches but the other will remain on the staff. [NYTimes] Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:20:02 AM) Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series. [NYTimes] Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:46:55 AM) Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps …continue reading