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Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Sep 13 2012)

  • [New York Times] Liberty 75, Mystics 62: Victorious Liberty in W.N.B.A. Playoff Position (Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:30:06 GMT)
    Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points to help the Liberty beat the last-place Washington Mystics and finish their homestand with a 4-2 record.

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ Kidd to Fight Drunken Driving Charge (Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:30:06 GMT)
    Knicks point guard Jason Kidd intends to fight a charge that he was drunk when he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a telephone pole in the Hamptons over the summer.

  • [New York Times] Jim Calhoun Said to Be Calling It Quits as UConn Coach (Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:20:06 GMT)
    The longtime Connecticut basketball coach, Jim Calhoun, is beset by health concerns and will retire Thursday, according to multiple media reports.

  • [New York Times] Jason Kidd Will Fight D.W.I. Charge (Thu, 13 Sep 2012 01:55:21 GMT)
    Knicks point guard Jason Kidd intends to fight a charge that he was drunk when he crashed his S.U.V. into a telephone pole in the Hamptons over the summer, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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

    1. max fisher-cohen

      Given the organization’s questionable relationship with CAA, I thought it was interesting to note that Lebron James has left them and is joining Rich Paul, who is also leaving CAA to start his own agency. It seems like Paul became an agent with CAA with the help of James and is now leaving with LBJ.

      http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/8372301/miami-heat-lebron-james-parts-caa-leon-rose-hires-friend-rich-paul-new-agent

      First NBA news that’s made me happy in a while.

    2. er

      lbjs agency makes you happy? ok then

      max fisher-cohen:
      Given the organization’s questionable relationship with CAA, I thought it was interesting to note that Lebron James has left them and is joining Rich Paul, who is also leaving CAA to start his own agency. It seems like Paul became an agent with CAA with the help of James and is now leaving with LBJ.

      http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/8372301/miami-heat-lebron-james-parts-caa-leon-rose-hires-friend-rich-paul-new-agent

      First NBA news that’s made me happy in a while.

    3. max fisher-cohen

      er:
      lbjs agency makes you happy? ok then

      I’m sick of Jimmy D getting played by CAA. Anything that makes CAA less powerful is good for the Knicks and for the NBA as a whole.

    4. BigBlueAL

      T-Mac will sign with the Spurs and get cut halfway thru the season after complaining about a lack of playing time.

    5. jon abbey

      The Honorable Cock Jowles: The Spurs will snatch him up and split his time with Leonard, making them once again the best team in the West.

      presumably by “once again”, you mean like they were in 2007, since those gaudy regular season records the last two years have resulted in a grand total of two playoff series won and two lost.

    6. Brian Cronin

      I like T-Mac, but come on, how could he possibly be happy with the minutes he would get on the Knicks (or the Spurs, for that matter)?

      But yeah, if he was willing to really give it his all, he could play an important role at the 2. He’d be an amazing signing if he was willing to not get a ton of minutes.

    7. d-mar

      Wow, we could send out a starting lineup that includes Kidd, Camby, T-Mac, Kurt Thomas, that’s a bonafide contender right there..oh wait, it’s 2012 not 2001.

    8. er

      hahahaha

      d-mar:
      Wow, we could send out a starting lineup that includes Kidd, Camby, T-Mac, Kurt Thomas, that’s a bonafide contender right there..oh wait, it’s 2012 not 2001.

    9. daJudge

      I vote no on T-Mac and I know my vote is significant. About as significant as his role on this team. I’m certain Dick Nixon (one of my generations all-time favorites) would concur.

    10. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      jon abbey: presumably by “once again”, you mean like they were in 2007, since those gaudy regular season records the last two years have resulted in a grand total of two playoff series won and two lost.

      You might have missed the 20-game win streak that included two playoff series, and then two in a row against the third best team in the league. But yeah, if you want to look at “2-2″ against “20-0,” that’s just a matter of your criteria in determining “best.”

    11. er

      i think its a little confusing because best usually means champion or at least got to the finals

      The Honorable Cock Jowles: You might have missed the 20-game win streak that included two playoff series, and then two in a row against the third best team in the league. But yeah, if you want to look at “2-2? against “20-0,” that’s just a matter of your criteria in determining “best.”

    12. mokers

      er:
      i think its a little confusing because best usually means champion or at least got to the finals

      I could see why there should be some recognition for the team that finishes with the best record, but I don’t see a fan base getting excited because they won the President’s trophy.

    13. BigBlueAL

      Marc Stein with a late night tweet:

      Free-agent rumble: Knicks continue to rate Kenyon Martin as vet free agent they like best but NYK, to date, haven’t sold him on vet minimum

    14. Brian Cronin

      Kenyon, you’re not getting more than the vet minimum, dude! Don’t be Jermaine Dye and retire when you want to keep playing because you’re not getting the money you think you “deserve”! I love Kenyon Martin but I don’t know why he’d want the small minutes he’d get in New York. T-Mac seems odd, too, but at least T-Mac has a legit shot at earning some notable minutes. Between STAT, Melo, Camby and Novak, I don’t see there being enough minutes at the 4 for Martin to be happy. He’d be basically fighting for Jorts’ old minutes.

    15. Nick C.

      Kenyon is a funny guy when it comes to money and his sense of self worth. He more or less forced the Nets to trade him with his insistence on getting a max contract.

    16. Z-man

      The Honorable Cock Jowles: You might have missed the 20-game win streak that included two playoff series, and then two in a row against the third best team in the league. But yeah, if you want to look at “2-2? against “20-0,” that’s just a matter of your criteria in determining “best.”

      I’m with abbey on this one.

    17. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Z-man: I’m with abbey on this one.

      SRS, point differential, W-L. It’s not a clear hierarchy but it’s not indefensible.

    18. Z-man

      The Honorable Cock Jowles: SRS, point differential, W-L. It’s not a clear hierarchy but it’s not indefensible.

      Agreed, not indefensible, but at the end of the day, the “best team” over a 5-year period should get to the NBA finals at least once, especially when coached by arguably the best coach in the league. I will concede that they are a top-tier team and very enjoyable to watch, especially from a purist perspective. I never saw basketball played more beautifully than in their two wins vs. OKC and was surprised at how they just fell apart.

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