Knicks Morning News (2018.11.26)

  • [NYDN] Knicks rise to the occasion for David Fizdale’s revenge game in Memphis
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    MEMPHIS — Soaked from a celebratory water dumping, with tears in his eyes, David Fizdale had his revenge and, more importantly, the obvious appreciation from his players.

    His return to Memphis on Sunday was emotional, almost exactly a year removed from being fired – some would say prematurely –…

  • [ESPN] Celtics and Knicks legend Willie Naulls dies
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 9:06:17 PM)

    Willie Naulls, who won three titles with the Celtics from 1964 to 1966, has died at age 84.

  • [ESPN] M. Gasol, Fizdale ‘made peace with each other’
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 5:56:53 PM)

    David Fizdale and Marc Gasol made their peace during a phone conversation over the summer, putting to rest the differences that led Grizzlies management to fire Fizdale in large part due to friction with the franchise center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter, Emmanuel Mudiay lead Knicks to 103-98 win over Grizzlies
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 8:37:39 PM)

    Enes Kanter and Emmanuel Mudiay led the Knicks to their third straight win as they beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-98 on Sunday at FedEx Forum.

  • [SNY Knicks] David Fizdale makes return to Memphis as Knicks face Grizzlies, Sunday at 6 p.m.
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 10:38:40 AM)

    David Fizdale makes his return to Memphis as coach of the New York Knicks on Sunday when his new team takes a two-game winning streak against his former club, the Grizzlies.

  • [NYTimes] Willie Naulls, Knicks All-Star and Celtics Champion, Dies at 84
    (Monday, November 26, 2018 2:03:57 AM)

    Naulls was an All-American at U.C.L.A. and one of pro basketball’s early black stars, playing on three championship teams.

  • [NYTimes] The ‘Old Soul’ of the Nets Is Steering the Team in a New Direction
    (Monday, November 26, 2018 5:34:51 AM)

    Jarrett Allen, a second-year center, is making an impact on the floor, but he is also showing off a different way to live as a professional athlete.

  • [NYTimes] Making Sense of the N.B.A.’s Wacky Start
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:05:33 PM)

    The drama has come faster than usual this season, from fistfights to free agents to sneakerheads grabbing the spotlight.

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee anxious for return that is looking complicated
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 7:02:56 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Courtney Lee said he’s still two practices away from making his season debut, meaning he likely will have to sit out the back-to-back versus Detroit and Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday. That means, at the earliest, his debut won’t be until Saturday versus Milwaukee. Lee, who has missed the entire season due…

  • [NYPost] Streak hits three as Knicks win in David Fizdale’s Memphis return
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 3:40:47 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — David Fizdale got the victory in his Memphis return, got the message out that he and his former sparring partner Marc Gasol were well over their celebrated tiff and got a postgame bath. It was win-win-win for the teary-eyed first-year Knicks coach Sunday at FedExForum, his former workplace. Fizdale celebrated in style…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale is making good on promise to Knicks point guard
    (Sunday, November 25, 2018 7:16:13 AM)

    MEMPHIS – Emmanuel Mudiay was in the audience for David Fizdale’s introductory press conference in May. At the podium, in his opening remarks, the coach turned to Mudiay and stated, “We’ll get you right.’’ Fizdale has made good on his campaign promise. Friday’s victory over the Pelicans was all about Mudiay carrying the Knicks to…

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