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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It Wouldn’t Have Been the Knicks

Since the Hawks pulled off their stunning Game One road upset over the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, a large sum of Knicks fans have voiced their envy, and hastily cobbling together e-protest signs with “That could have been us!!” scrawled in bold, all-caps fonts. It’s only natural to have these feelings as a fan, but to say the Gothamites too would’ve knocked off the Indianans largely inaccurate. Here’s why. Even without the crippling chemistry issues that have been made apparent in past weeks, the Hawks would give the Pacers a ton of problems with their spaced out starting lineup. Three Hawks …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.22)

[New York Daily News] Lupica: With Woodson gone, Phil’s on the clock (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:55:42 GMT) Now the playoffs go on without the Knicks and the Knicks go on without Mike Woodson, fired on Monday morning by Phil Jackson. On the first Monday morning after the regular season ended at 37-45 for the Knicks, Woodson was cleaning out his office by around 10 o’clock, Jackson and the Knicks already having released a statement about his firing. [New York Daily News] Source: Kerr interested in Knicks job, but wary of Garden culture (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:14:17 GMT) Steve …continue reading

Knicks Fire Woodson (5 Months Too Late)

According to MSG: NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team’s coaching staff have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond. “Everyone in this franchise owes a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.21)

[New York Daily News] Kerr Won’t Talk Knicks: Focused on TV job, not Woodson (Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:36:57 GMT) Steve Kerr was wearing a psychedelic print shirt and a light blue blazer to honor his TNT colleague and friend Craig Sager, who is being treated for leukemia. [New York Times] Column: Even Thibodeau Can’t Defend This Clunker (Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:51:22 GMT) Watching the Bulls play offense some nights, it’s a wonder The House That Jordan Built is still standing. [New York Times] Aldridge Leads Blazers Over Rockets 122-120 in OT (Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:30:23 GMT) LaMarcus …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.20)

[New York Post] Source: Former Knick Cleamons wants to join organization (Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:11:55 -0400) The stars are starting to align for an eventual reunion of Phil Jackson and Jim Cleamons in New York. Cleamons, the former Knicks starting point guard, and Jackson were teammates… [New York Post] Boy recovering from Queens blaze hangs with the Mets (Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 -0400) Mathew Miller never stopped dreaming. The Queens native, 13, had enjoyed a wonderful 2013, traveling the country, while starring for several travel baseball teams and hitting over 70 home runs…. [New York Times] Durant Leads …continue reading

New York Knicks Coaching Today Roundup

You’ve probably heard the phrase “time is of the essence” at some point or another in your lifetime. Well, that’s really applicable to the current situation surrounding the New York Knicks head coaching job search confusion. The Knicks currently have a head coach. That man, Mike Woodson, apparently doesn’t even want to have a face-to-face with new team president Phil Jackson until he gets “clarity” on his job status. Although, one might expect he’d get clarity by having a sit-down with the guy who is ultimately going to make the final call. Does your head hurt yet? No? Well let’s …continue reading

Knicks 95, Raptors 92: Goodbye-ee

Toronto Raptors 92 Final Recap | Box Score 95 New York Knicks Cole Aldrich, C 40 MIN | 5-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 16 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 5 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +12ONE ALDRING TO RULE THEM ALL ROBERT So we’re done. But before this awful, no-good, bleak season wanders depressingly into that good night, we had to get one last bit of pre-game free-form extemporaneous prose poetry from the soon-to-be ex-coach, Mike, Son of Wood. In case you had better things to do, like running a rusty cheese grater …continue reading