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Friday, April 29, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.04.06)

[New York Daily News] Tax break saves MSG chairman Dolan $48.5M this fiscal year (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:25:45 GMT) Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes…unless you’re James Dolan. [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks’ Dolan could derail Phil Jackson’s Rambis plan (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:24:52 GMT) Phil Jackson is more vocal at Knicks practices since Kurt Rambis replaced Derek Fisher as head coach in February. [New York Post] Carmelo and Porzingis may not play together for rest of season (Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:35:16 -0400) And in the 78th game, he rested — for the …continue reading

Your “Because Knicks” Story of the Day: Sources: Phil Jackson pushing for Knicks to keep Kurt Rambis

According to Marc Stein and Ian Begley of ESPN.com: The New York Knicks are giving strong consideration to making Kurt Rambis their full-time head coach, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Rambis, who has served as the Knicks’ interim coach since Derek Fisher was fired Feb. 8, is the preferred choice of team president ?Phil Jackson, who sources say is pushing for a new multiyear deal for Rambis despite New York’s 8-16 record since the coaching change. So yes, our only hope now lies in James Dolan being the logical one of the Dolan/Phil Jackson pairing. Have mercy …continue reading

2015-16 Recap: Knicks 87, Pacers 92

Sorry I’m pulling a “better late than never” recap on you guys today. I won’t bore you with the details of why I couldn’t do this yesterday, but rest assured that family obligations can indeed set fire to an entire day’s worth of time. I barely even got to watch the game as it was played, and just finally got the chance to watch the replay. The Knicks played sans Melo, so my optimism for kicking the Pacers out of the playoffs was already compromised at tip-off. But I’ve gotta say, I’m proud of how the team competed, particularly in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.04.05)

[New York Times] A Historic Regular Season Without a Title Often Rings Hollow (Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:21:41 GMT) Golden State, take note. Putting together a historic regular-season is only half the battle for teams trying to etch out a spot in the annals of sports immortality. [New York Times] Dramatic Buzzer-Beater Earns Villanova NCAA Title (Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:30:27 GMT) Kris Jenkins buried a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift Villanova to a thrilling 77-74 upset victory over North Carolina in the U.S. college basketball championship game in Houston on Monday. [New York Times] Dramatic Late Basket Earns Villanova NCAA …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.04.04)

[New York Times] With 2 Games vs Warriors This Week, How Will Spurs Play It? (Mon, 04 Apr 2016 07:00:41 GMT) The biggest mystery surrounding the Golden State Warriors’ run at history is how motivated San Antonio will be to stop it. [New York Times] Boston Celtics Survive Kobe Bryant’s 34, Beat Lakers 107-100 (Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:18:39 GMT) After 20 years, two NBA Finals meetings and countless major moments, Kobe Bryant cherishes the history and tradition of the Los Angeles Lakers’ rivalry with the Boston Celtics. [New York Times] Pelicans 106, Nets 87: Nets Fall to New Orleans …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Pacers

The Knicks have as many games left as most people not named Jason Pierre-Paul have fingers on one hand. That’s both a bit sad and somewhat reassuring at the same time, seeing as the tailspin that started in January has been difficult to watch for a fanbase used to losing in recent years that was given a glimmer of hope by the Knicks’ .500 record at the midpoint of the season. All that’s left to be accomplished with this season now is to play potential spoiler to the Pacers, a team that we have every reason to despise. It was …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.04.03)

[New York Daily News] Facing Pacers a reminder of when Knicks’ tailspin began (Sun, 03 Apr 2016 02:25:37 GMT) The beginning of the end for Carmelo Anthony’s best season in New York took place in a loss to the Pacers. [New York Times] McCollum Has 24 Points, Blazers Beat Heat 110-93 (Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:57:37 GMT) C.J. McCollum had 24 points and made all six of his 3-point attempts to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Miami Heat 110-93 Saturday night for their seventh straight home win. [New York Times] Aldridge, Leonard Lead Spurs to Franchise Record 64th …continue reading