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Sunday, April 22, 2018

New York Knicks News

ESPN.com: Sources: Knicks dismiss Jeff Hornacek; candidates include David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson

From Woj: The New York Knicks dismissed coach Jeff Hornacek early Thursday morning, league sources told ESPN. Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry informed Hornacek of his firing upon the team’s return to suburban New York following a flight back from Cleveland, where the Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98. Hornacek had one year left on his contract. Kurt Rambis, associate head coach under Hornacek, was also dismissed. Talk about burying the lede! Our long national nightmare of Kurt Rambis is finally over!! Seriously, though, as pumped as I am to finally be free of Rambis, it is …continue reading

NY Post: The Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek rebellion is growing quickly

From Marc Berman, who sure seemed to have a direct line to Steve Mills back during Phil’s tenure with the Knicks (as Berman went from being over-the-top in his praise of Jackson to eventually picking away at Jackson constantly, right in line with Mills’ growing dissatisfaction with Phil): As Hornacek’s Knicks stint winds down to perhaps its final seven games, players may be displaying a level of rebellion that could be expected when led by a coach they know may not be back next season. The feeling around the league is Hornacek won’t be brought back by Steve Mills and …continue reading

Yahoo! – Sources: Troy Williams agrees to two-year deal with Knicks

Isn’t it crazy how Yahoo! lost the best basketball insider in the game and still manage to have an excellent basketball insider even after Woj left? Shams is amazing. Anyhow, from Shams: The New York Knicks and forward Troy Williams have agreed to a two-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Williams’ deal will be guaranteed for the remainder of this season and includes partial guarantees for next season, league sources said. I’m pleased that they got this done. Granted, they’d have been in an even better position had they just done what I thought they should have done in …continue reading

NY Daily News: Time is running out for Joakim Noah to reach buyout agreement with Knicks

From Stefan Bondy: Joakim Noah has until midnight Thursday or else he’s stuck with the Knicks. That’s the deadline for the exiled center to reach a buyout if he wants to sign elsewhere and be eligible for the playoffs. However, as late as Wednesday afternoon, there had been no progress in negotiations. The Knicks still didn’t want to release Noah without significant money coming back in a buyout, and Noah was unwilling to surrender enough of his guaranteed contract. Beyond the remaining money owed for this season, Noah still has two years and almost $38 million remaining on his deal. …continue reading

Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games for Worst Performance Enhancement Drugs in the World

From The Vertical, the NBA is suspending Joakim Noah 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. According to Woj: Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said. Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said. The National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t “knowingly or willingly” violated the policy and cooperated fully with the league’s probe, league sources said. Hilarious. Dude’s on PEDs, can’t get …continue reading

R.I.P. John Andariese

We lost “Johnny Hoops” today, the great former Knicks announcer, John Andariese (whose last name was so tricky that I already spelled it incorrectly on Twitter), today. For Knick fans of the 1990s, we were not only in a Golden Age, but we all KNEW we were in a Golden Age, as we had John Andariese and Marv Albert on MSG with Mike Breen and Clyde Frazier on the radio. Breen and Frazier were clearly way too talented to be “just” radio announcers, but boy, all four were great. John Andariese then swapped roles with Clyde Frazier and eventually, Andariese …continue reading