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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.22)

[NY Newsday] Josh Longstaff, assistant close to Kristaps Porzingis, let go by Knicks, official says (Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:45:31 PM) The Knicks coach with whom Kristaps Porzingis was closest will not be back next season. [NYPost] Knicks fire Porzingis-friendly assistant to make way for Prigioni (Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:47:56 PM) Knicks assistant coach Josh Longstaff won’t be heading to Latvia this summer. Longstaff, whose contract had expired, has been let go, according to a team source. Coincidently or not, Longstaff was dispatched to Latvia last summer to work with Kristaps Porzingis, who recently has been at odds with …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.21)

[NY Newsday] Source: Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis’ brother have meeting (Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:59:18 PM) Knicks president Phil Jackson recently met with Kristaps Porzingis’ brother Janis to talk about Porzingis’ decision not to attend his exit interview with team officials, a league source confirmed. [SNY Knicks] JR Sport Brief: Knicks are in a heap of trouble (Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:15:17 PM) In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR runs down the list of issues revolving around the Knicks. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bring on the Monstars: Another Rout Shows LeBron James Is on Jordan’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.20)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in hiring Prigioni as assistant coach (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:20:49 AM) The 40-year-old Prigioni played with the Knicks from 2012 to 2015 before finishing his career with the Rockets and Clippers. [ESPN] Sources: NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks’ draft radar (Friday, May 19, 2017 8:45:06 PM) Sources: NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks’ draft radar [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Certain Kawhi Leonard Will Play — ‘100 Percent’ (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:27:41 PM) The San Antonio Spurs are listing Leonard, their injured star, as “questionable” for Game 3 on Saturday …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.19)

[NY Newsday] Knicks on the radar of top NBA Draft prospects Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox (Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:46:00 PM) Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox attempted three-pointers in a Manhattan gym less than two miles from Madison Square Garden. But they’re real long shots to play for the Knicks. [NYTimes] San Antonio Bets Its Small Stars Can Be Supernovas (Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:49:51 PM) Despite its depth at guard, San Antonio took 5-foot-8 Kelsey Plum with the No. 1 draft pick, making for a size-disadvantaged, but promising, team. [NYTimes] LeBron James Ties Record With 11th All-N.B.A. First Team …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.18)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: It’s Back to the Future for the Celtics, the Sixers and the Lakers (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:31:20 PM) It is not hard to imagine a day soon when the Celtics and the 76ers are grappling for supremacy in the East, with the Lakers awaiting the winner, just like in the 1980s. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Spurs Get Gregg Popovich’s Message, to Their Detriment (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:55:23 PM) The San Antonio coach’s negative statements before Game 2 became a self-fulfilling prophecy in a 136-100 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. [NYTimes] Cavaliers 117, Celtics …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.17)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Draft lottery spurns Knicks (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:19:41 AM) [SNY Knicks] Walt Frazier doesn’t want Carmelo Anthony to leave Knicks (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:55:44 PM) Former Knick and team broadcaster Walt Frazier says he doesn’t want to see forward Carmelo Anthony leave the Knicks organization, according to ESPN. [SNY Knicks] Knicks land eighth overall pick in 2017 NBA Draft (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:17:58 PM) The Knicks were awarded with the number eight overall pick after the announcement of the NBA Draft order at the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening. [SNY Knicks] …continue reading