[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Did Vogel take a dig at Jackson? (Tue, 24 May 2016 05:27:36 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Did Vogel take a dig at Jackson? [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Draymond Green Won’t Miss Game 4 After Kicking Steven Adams (Tue, 24 May 2016 00:57:26 GMT) The N.B.A. fined Green and upgraded the call against him to a flagrant-2 foul but did not suspend him, a potentially critical decision in the Western Conference finals. [New York Times] Raptors 105, Cavaliers 99: Raptors Tie Series and Make Cavaliers Look Mortal Again (Tue, 24 May …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Monday's Knicks Links: What Hornacek's staff might look like (Mon, 23 May 2016 05:09:47 EST) Monday's Knicks Links: What Hornacek's staff might look like [New York Post] What will Jeff Hornacek’s Knicks coaching staff look like? (Mon, 23 May 2016 00:01:30 -0400) Jeff Hornacek's 2 ½-season reign in Phoenix saw changes with his coaching staff, leading to clues on whom he might bring aboard with the Knicks. In December, Hornacek's top two assistants, Jerry Sichting and defensive coordinator Mike Longabardi, were let go against Hornacek's wishes. In January, Tyronn Lue, after he was promoted to …continue reading
[New York Times] Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84 | Cleveland leads series, 2-1: Raptors End Cavaliers’ Postseason Win Streak (Sun, 22 May 2016 04:21:36 GMT) DeMar Rozan and Bismack Biyombo led Toronto to a victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. [New York Times] DeRozan, Raptors End Cavaliers’ Streak With 99-84 Win (Sun, 22 May 2016 04:33:36 GMT) Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. [New York Times] DeRozan, Biyombo Give Raptors New Life (Sun, 22 May 2016 05:00:27 GMT) The Toronto Raptors crushed any ideas that they were going to be swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers …continue reading
[New York Times] Keeping Score: Cavaliers Searching for Elusive Postseason Perfection (Sat, 21 May 2016 00:36:49 GMT) LeBron James has made some bold claims about his team’s potential to sweep the playoffs. History shows that is not so easy.
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Jackson has some explaining to do about hiring Hornacek (Fri, 20 May 2016 04:56:32 EST) Friday's Knicks Links: Jackson has some explaining to do about hiring Hornacek [New York Times] Cavaliers 108, Raptors 89 | Cleveland leads series, 2-0: Cavaliers Dominate Raptors Again as LeBron James Posts Triple Double (Fri, 20 May 2016 03:53:10 GMT) James had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 26 points, as Cleveland took a two-games-to-none lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals. [New York Times] Zhou Qi’s Potential …continue reading
Stunned. That was my reaction when I saw this tweet from Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck: Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Until about a week ago I was convinced Knicks president Phil Jackson was going to remove the interim tag and keep Kurt Rambis on a full time basis. The other choices seemed to be David Blatt, Frank Vogel and Hornacek. I would have bet all my money (so pretty much nothing) on either of the two not named Hornacek. A litte bit of background here. I live …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Coasting to Wins, LeBron James and the Cavaliers Refuse to Let Up (Thu, 19 May 2016 01:26:18 GMT) Cleveland, which dominated in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals, had a nine-day hiatus after a semifinal sweep. But, James said, “we didn’t rest.” [New York Times] Knicks Appear Close to Hiring Jeff Hornacek as Coach (Thu, 19 May 2016 02:52:10 GMT) Hornacek, a late entry in the team’s search, was let go by the Phoenix Suns earlier this season. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Top Pick in Draft Could Inspire False Hopes for …continue reading