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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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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

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

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.08)

[New York Daily News] Knicks let another one slip away, lose to lowly Nuggets (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:18:23 GMT) The reeling Knicks lost for the ninth time in their last 10 games on Sunday, flopping at home against the lottery-bound Nuggets, 101-96. [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher trashes Rajon Rondo over triangle talk (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:11:54 GMT) If there’s one trigger point for the Phil Jackson regime, it’s any commentary against the triangle. [New York Daily News] Isola: Fisher feeling heat as not-so-young Knicks flounder (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:07:09 GMT) Carmelo Anthony clearly isn’t himself …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.07)

[New York Times] Warriors Hold Off Charge to Beat Thunder (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:00:30 GMT) The Golden State Warriors showed why they are considered the best team in the NBA. Then it all fell apart and it nearly cost them a monster home winning streak. [New York Times] Spurs Hold Off Bryant and Lakers to Continue Home Run (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:12:27 GMT) Retiring Los Angeles guard and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant may have won the battle on Saturday in his final trip to San Antonio, but it was the Spurs who won the war, thanks …continue reading