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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.11)

[New York Post] Is Phil Jackson’s focus on the Knicks or a future with Lakers? (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:11:12 -0500) Phil Jackson is contractually obligated to conduct the Knicks' coaching search this summer, and any scenario he can bolt for the Lakers after the season was branded as ridiculous by a person close to the Zen Master. There has been speculation since last June Jackson's opt-out is this summer. But the Knicks team president has… [New York Post] Knicks face these challenges if they want to hire Luke Walton (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:16:30 -0500) Warriors assistant coach Luke …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.10)

[New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors Past Rockets for 42nd Straight Home Win (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:30:34 GMT) Stephen Curry and the Golden State starters got a big boost from their bench. [New York Times] Warriors Down Rockets for 42nd Straight Home Win (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:21:30 GMT) Forward Harrison Barnes scored 10 of his 19 points during a 17-5 run to open the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors exploded from a tie after three periods into a 123-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. [New York Times] Hayward Lifts Jazz Over Mavs 121-119 …continue reading

Wizards 111, Knicks 108: Same As It Ever Was

Hello, Friends. if you’ve seen any of the last eleven games, you know what happened. The new coach smell was still lingering in the rafters, but they got out (yet another) atrocious start, struggling mightily and grinding the shot clock down to the nubbin just to be able to get up a difficult, contested two point mid-range jumper, Meanwhile, the Wizards pushed off of each and every miss and/or turnover, racing out to wide open layups and wide open threes. By all that is holy and good, even freaking Marcin Gortat rumbled down the court to greedily gobble all the …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Wizards

Sorry, folks, someone else was scheduled to do this game thread, so I wanted to wait until the last moment before throwing one up on my own. Anyhow, today is the first game of the Kurt Rambis era of the New York Knicks. If Kristaps Porzingis suddenly starts getting played less than Kevin Seraphim, you know things are bad. Seriously, though, I honestly don’t think Rambis’ disastrous stint in Minnesota says that much about him as a coach. That was just a really bad team. I think Rambis is not an awful coach, but nor is he a particularly good …continue reading

Searching for Derek Fisher

Yesterday, I didn’t check Twitter. I didn’t go online, or turn on the TV. I had to work early and was sporting a hefty hangover from the Super Bowl (I’m a University of Tennessee alum, so Peyton Manning is essentially a deity for me and most of my college buddies, and him winning the Super Bowl was cause for great celebration. WAY too much celebration). After work I got home and fell promptly asleep, as my body demanded. So the news of Derek Fisher’s firing didn’t reach me until this morning. Like all of you who have had a sizable …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.09)

[New York Daily News] Derek Fisher fired as Knicks coach, Kurt Rambis takes over (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:27:37 GMT) Derek Fisher’s reign of error ended with the second-worst winning percentage in Knicks history. [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Melo and Porzingis staying put, says Phil (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:49:58 GMT) Phil Jackson will be looking to improve the Knicks before the trade deadline, but he says his two star players aren’t going anywhere. [New York Daily News] Kurt Rambis focused on getting Knicks into playoffs (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:41:14 GMT) Kurt Rambis’ stint as head coach …continue reading

Knicks Fire Derek Fisher

Multiple news sources, including on social media, have reported that the New York Knicks have fired Derek Fisher. What the exact cause of the firing is unknown at this time, however the timing comes after New York has dropped 5 straight games and 9 of their last 10. From my perspective, it’s less about the wins & losses as this year is more about developing the youngsters, especially Porzingis. Nonetheless it seems that in many of the games the team, or at least some of the players, weren’t “there” mentally. And that behavior usually indicates the loss of respect for …continue reading