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Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Sep 06 2012)

  • [New York Daily News] MSG president Scott O’Neil stepping down (Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:19:16 GMT)
    Scott O’Neil is stepping down from his position as Madison Square Garden president, the Daily News has learned. It is unclear to why O’Neil, considering a rising star in the business, would abruptly step down after just three years as president.

  • [New York Times] Liberty Beat Mercury and Move Into Playoff Spot (Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:20:11 GMT)
    Plenette Pierson scored 17 points to lead the Liberty’s balanced offense as the team cruised to an 87-59 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Newark.

  • [New York Times] Scott O’Neil Leaving Post as President of Madison Square Garden Sports (Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:09:08 GMT)
    Scott O’Neil, who stabilized the Knicks after the Isiah Thomas era, has stepped down after four years on the job.

  • 13 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Sep 06 2012)

    1. max fisher-cohen

      I like them. They have a kind of Web 2.0 focus on minimalism and readability — the text is readable and smooth (less arch = less distortion) with good contrasts to the white/blue, which is now much thicker in comparison the inner lettering. Even like from a super-practical standpoint, the numbers are bigger: Good for all the blind refs!

      That said, the waistband is stupid and ugly, and as with many other web 2.0 designs, they do look a little cartoonish, and, dare I say it?, corporate. I guess that’s better though than if they’d gone for hardcore throwback stylings. I don’t like nostalgia marketing, and new NJ/Brooklyn logo is super nostalgic, as are I think several other recent new jerseys in the league.

    2. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      I don’t like the stripe across the middle. The colors. Looks like a woman’s sash on a dress.

    3. BigBlueAL

      I like the new old-school uniforms except for as mentioned above the stupid waistband on the shorts being a different color from the jersey and shorts.

    4. thenamestsam

      I think the uniforms are very close to being very good but the waistband is so bad that it kind of ruins the whole look.

    5. d-mar

      That “once a Knick, always a Knick” thing really is kinda stupid, I guess Chauncey Billups will be forever be a Knickerbocker in his heart. Just like Mike Piazza will always be a Florida Marlin (did they actually print a uniform for him? Should be a collector’s item)

    6. knicknyk

      d-mar:
      That “once a Knick, always a Knick” thing really is kinda stupid, I guess Chauncey Billups will be forever be a Knickerbocker in his heart. Just like Mike Piazza will always be a Florida Marlin (did they actually print a uniform for him? Should be a collector’s item)

      Yeah it is really lame. I think it is mainly a shout out to guys like Camby, Kurt & Felton.

    7. Eric Chen

      Brian Cronin:
      I went to Governor’s Island on Labor Day with my wife and a few friends and I saw a lot of Brooklyn Nets gear. I really don’t like their merchandise.

      The xerox look? This is what I wrote in May about the newly unveiled Nets logo: “Brooklyn is one of the most vibrant, diverse, artistic and colorful communities in the country. Brooklynites have a strong borough-identity, love sports, and I expect they will eventually embrace the Nets. The new flat, plain, black-and-white logo, however, really missed an opportunity to represent Brooklyn with a fresh representative look. I don’t see anything about it that reminds me of Brooklyn except the name itself. Maybe, hopefully, the uniform is nicer than the logo.
      I still think Jeremy Lin would be a perfect face of the franchise for the Brooklyn Nets, but I’m less enthusiastic about Lin wearing a Brooklyn Nets uniform that looks xeroxed.”

      I like how the Miami (formerly Florida) Marlins embraced color and design to capture the local vibe in their rebranding campaign. Brooklyn is at least as vibrant and diverse as Miami – the Nets could/should have followed the Marlins lead to represent the Brooklyn vibe in their look.

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