[New York Times] College or the N.B.A? New Rule Gives Players More Time and Feedback (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 01:13:54 GMT) College basketball players this year had an extra five weeks to decide to declare for the N.B.A. draft, but consulting an agent remained a no-no. [New York Times] Stanley Cup Finals Take a Pause as Sport Remembers Ali (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 06:39:44 GMT) The NHL led the way with a moment of silence prior to Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals as professional sports around the United States paid tribute to Muhammad Ali on Saturday. [New York …continue reading
[New York Times] Jeff Hornacek, Knicks’ New Coach, Says Triangle Will Be Part of Offense (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:02:44 GMT) At his introductory news conference, Hornacek praised the triangle, the system embraced by Phil Jackson, as a way to space the floor, but he did not suggest the Knicks would use it extensively. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks’ Latest Coach, Could Win Just by Persevering (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 01:22:34 GMT) Hornacek follows a succession of head coaches who have been replaced after failing to turn around the team’s fortunes.
[New York Times] Warriors 104, Cavaliers 89 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: Warriors’ Bench Blisters Cavaliers on a Quiet Night for Stephen Curry (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:18:35 GMT) Golden State, which is seeking its second straight championship, routed Cleveland in Game 1 at Oracle Arena. [New York Times] Warriors 96, Thunder 88 | Golden State wins series, 4-3: Warriors Edge Thunder to Extend Dream Season to N.B.A. Finals (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 01:25:30 GMT) Golden State, which is seeking its second straight championship, needed to win the final three games of the series to set up a rematch …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Andre Iguodala Remains Warriors’ Unsung Hero (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:12:35 GMT) Iguodala, the N.B.A. finals M.V.P. last season, will probably draw the assignment of guarding LeBron James again. But if he had success doing so last year, he is the last one who will say so. [New York Times] N.B.A. Finals: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:30:24 GMT) In a rematch of last year’s N.B.A. finals, the Warriors will try to win their second consecutive title. Game 1 is Thursday night. [New York Times] Round 2: LeBron, Curry …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Kristaps Porzingis wants to win an NBA title (Tue, 31 May 2016 05:07:59 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Kristaps Porzingis wants to win an NBA title [New York Post] Ex-Knicks coach: Jeff Hornacek can only fix so much (Tue, 31 May 2016 00:57:12 -0400) Hubie Brown says the Knicks may need more than just a solid head coach to turn around their fortunes next season. Brown, ESPN Radio analyst who will work the NBA Finals, believes the surprising hiring of Hornacek will bring "accountability” and a potentially more exciting offense to the Knicks. …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports of The Times: Once Disgraced, Mike Rice Finds Redemption in Youth Basketball (Mon, 30 May 2016 01:01:17 GMT) The former Rutgers coach, who was fired for abusive college practices, is now teaching athletes with dreams of playing at higher levels. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: With Survival Kit of 3-Pointers, and Team Trust, the Warriors Live On (Mon, 30 May 2016 00:47:50 GMT) Golden State’s Klay Thompson fed off his teammates in helping to forge a Game 7 against the Thunder.
[New York Times] Warriors 108, Thunder 101 | Series tied, 3-3: Klay Thompson Takes Control, and Warriors Force Game 7 With Thunder (Sun, 29 May 2016 04:14:30 GMT) Golden State, facing elimination for a second straight game, trailed for most of the game but preserved its chances of repeating as champion with a late run. [New York Times] Curry Keen to Avoid Another Game Seven Letdown (Sun, 29 May 2016 06:45:27 GMT) Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma …continue reading