Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jan 06 2012)
Paul Westphal had an overall record of 51-120 with the team and had been in an escalating dispute with the young center DeMarcus Cousins.
No LeBron James? No Dwyane Wade?
The Sacramento Kings named Keith Smart as the team’s new head coach on Thursday after firing Paul Westphal following a 2-5 start to the season.
If the Sacramento Kings stood any chance at success this season, Paul Westphal had to find a way to control talented but volatile center DeMarcus Cousins.
Gerald Wallace had 31 points and sparked a key third-quarter run to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a fast-paced 107-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
As the buzzer sounded and the home crowd roared, DeMarcus Cousins sought out Keith Smart and bear-hugged the new Sacramento Kings coach in a warm embrace.
The Miami Heat overcame the absence of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James to beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple overtime on Thursday, avenging their only loss of the season so far.
There may be no need for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to rush their return from injuries.
Matt Bonner scored 17 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-71 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
The Sacramento Kings fired coach Paul Westphal on Thursday, cutting ties after two-plus seasons amid a slow start and an escalating dispute with young center DeMarcus Cousins.
It is early in the N.B.A. season, but the Knicks (2-4) have some of the worst defensive statistics in the league, despite making offseason moves to improve their defense.
When will someone find a way to end these shrill cable television wars that suddenly turn innocent paying customers into hostages of big corporations? And where is Eliot Spitzer when you need him?
Baron Davis’ injury took on a painful new meaning on Wednesday, when the Charlotte Observer reported the Knicks’ injuries entering Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Davis, who has yet to debut in a blue and orange uniform due to injury, was listed as “recovering from a herniated dick.”
Sure, Mike D’Antoni heard the cries for Iman Shumpert loud and clear but it’s what the Knicks head coach sees on the floor that has him considering a lineup change.