Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jul 19 2012)
The two head coaches who witnessed the birth of “Linsanityâ? Feb. 4 at the Garden, the Nets’ Avery Johnson, who was foiled by it, and former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, who thrived with it, expressed varying degrees of surprise Wednesday that Jeremy Lin was allowed to go to Houston…
Jeremy Lin did not want to leave New York.
But now, after the Knicks declined to match the Rockets’ 3-year, $25.1 million offer sheet with its virulent third-year luxury-tax implications, Lin acknowledged the Knicks were his first choice.
“Honestly, I preferred New York,â? Lin told Sports Illustrated. “But my…
Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets’ general manager, wants redemption for failing to spot Jeremy Lin’s talent the first time around.
James L. Dolan, the Madison Square Garden chairman, has been unwilling to do what he continually asks of Knicks fans: keep the faith and invest in the potential for success.
About 13 hours after the Knicks declined to match the Rockets’ offer sheet to Jeremy Lin, his merchandise at one sporting goods chain was heavily discounted.
The Nets held a nice-that-you’re-still-around news conference for the 7-footer Brook Lopez, who had been dangled as a piece in the Dwight Howard trade talks.
Hours after the Knicks’ announcement, online clothing sellers were advertising Jeremy Lin Rockets T-shirts with the No. 17.
The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t bluffing about Nicolas Batum after all.
Antawn Jamison is joining up with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash to chase a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Houston Coach Kevin McHale, who won three N.B.A. titles as a player, told Jeremy Lin on Tuesday night to get ready for a journey, one that would be different from his whirlwind in New York.
Jeremy Lin said Wednesday that he “preferred New York” over Houston, but admitted he is now “relieved” to be joining the Rockets.
Even with the Knicks losing Iman Shumpert to injury in Gameâ??1, Jeremy Lin didn’t want to play and he did not play. His choice. But he hasn’t just changed his story.
There have been worse business days for Brandon Steiner in the last 25 years of running the sports marketing and collectibles firm that bears his last name.
Avery Johnson has a general philosophy regarding free agents such as Jeremy Lin.