Knicks Morning News (Friday, Apr 06 2012)
The organization has never looked more dysfunctional. The star player is having a very public war with the head coach and the season is slowly falling apart.
The Nets should never, ever try to bring Dwight Howard aboard via a trade or free agency. Howard, the clown prince of NBA players, got what has long been coming to him leading up to Thursday’s Knicks-Magic game.
John Calipari was still nine months away from winning his first national championship when a coaching confidant broached the subject of possibly coaching the Knicks in the not-so-distant future.
Dwight Howard was outed Thursday by Stan Van Gundy, who revealed to reporters that he knows that the Orlando Magic center asked management to fire him.
The Knicks beat the Magic after Orlando Coach Stan Van Gundy said the team’s star center, Dwight Howard, had asked management to fire him.
Luol Deng scored 26 points and Joakim Noah added 17 points and 9 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Boston Celtics, 93-86, in Chicago.
The Eastern Conference leading Chicago Bulls roared back from a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics 93-86 in a meeting between playoff-bound teams on Thursday.
Blake Griffin made three straight jumpers in the closing minutes to finish with 14 points and nine rebounds, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers to a 93-85 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.
The New York Knicks beat the beleaguered Orlando Magic 96-80 on Thursday, with New York’s Carmelo Anthony scoring 19 points while a subdued Dwight Howard could manage just eight for the Magic.
Greg Monroe had 18 points and seven rebounds, Rodney Stuckey scored 15 points in his return from injury, and Ben Wallace made five key free throws down the stretch as the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 99-94 Thursday night.
The New York Knicks seemed to be the NBA’s resident team-in-turmoil last month, stumbling through coaching issues and their second prolonged losing streak of the season.
The stunning assertion by Stan Van Gundy on Thursday may speed up a decision on how the Magic will resolve tensions between their coach and star player.