The season is mercifully coming to an end tonight, at least for the dreary Knicks. The contest between the Knicks and Pacers is only really meaningful for the Indiana side. The Pacers have two games remaining, including tonight, and sit in a tie with the Pistons in the standings. The Pacers own the tie-breaker with Detroit, so they occupy the 7th seed, but there’s still room for things to fall apart. Obviously, the 7th seed is the more attractive position because it results in a date with the Raptors versus the 8th seed’s inevitable meeting with Lebron’s Cavaliers. The Pacers …continue reading
[New York Post] Knicks’ Kurt Rambis will be back next season (in some fashion) (Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:40:43 -0400) INDIANAPOLIS — Whether Kurt Rambis is Knicks head coach for the last time Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse hasn't been determined. What has been determined is Rambis will return in some capacity next season — whether as offensive coordinator or assistant general manager, according to sources. That's part of the reason Rambis talks about the… [New York Times] Rockets Home In on Playoff Zone After Early Turbulence (Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:00:28 GMT) Houston Rockets scripted a stunning turnaround to …continue reading
Chris Broussard and Ian Begley report: New York Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis continues to get strong consideration to become the team’s full-time coach, but team president Phil Jackson does intend to speak to other available candidates, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Monday that former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is among the names who interest the Knicks. This is where we are as Knick fans. We are legitimately excited when there are reports saying that the Knicks will interview other coaches, while wanting to keep their terrible current head coach. But hey, I’ll sure as heck …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: On the Selection of the Knicks’ New Coach, a Few Musings From a Past Official (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:00:21 GMT) Phil Jackson, the Knicks’ president, may want to have a better idea of who is going to be on the bench before deciding on who will lead the team. [New York Times] Around the NBA: Picks for NBA Awards _ and League Champion (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:27:37 GMT) Combing over the NBA awards this season finds more no-brainers than nail-biters. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Duke Freshman to Transfer (Mon, …continue reading
I was so caught up in the great sports day with the dramatic Masters final and the Warriors/Spurs that I forgot that this team was still playing. At the half, the Knicks trail the Raptors 54-51. The Knicks have a chance to avoid losing 50 games! Let’s go, Knicks!
[New York Times] Towns’ Clutch Shot Gives TWolves 106-105 Win Over Blazers (Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:57:41 GMT) Karl-Anthony Towns hit a turnaround hook shot with 1.8 seconds left and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off a furious rally by the Portland Trail Blazers for a 106-105 victory Saturday night. [New York Times] Gay’s Free Throws Lift Kings Over Thunder in Arena Finale (Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:48:44 GMT) Rudy Gay scored 24 points, including two free throws with 1 second left, for the Sacramento Kings, who celebrated the final game at Sleep Train Arena with a 114-112 victory over the …continue reading
[New York Times] Popovich Set to Field Full Strength Spurs for Warriors (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:51:27 GMT) The San Antonio Spurs chose to rest their standouts on Friday night but plan to return to full strength when they face the record-challenging Golden State Warriors in two days. [New York Times] Crawford Three-Pointer Lifts Clippers to Win Over Jazz (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:54:28 GMT) Jamal Crawford scored 30 points and hit a game-winning 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to lift the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a shocking 102-99 overtime victory against the Utah Jazz on Friday. …continue reading