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
Another KnickerBlogger legend, Robert Silverman, now of Vocativ, joined me on my podcast to talk about the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, the crazy head-coaching search and much more. Here’s how you can listen to the episode, and I definitely encourage you all to leave a review and/or five-star rating if you liked our conversation. SoundCloud: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cut-to-chase-chase-thomas/id1050517561?mt=2 Libsyn:
Knicks president Phil Jackson has once again garnered attention for his unconventional ways. The Zen Master is taking a leisurely trip to Montana as New York sits around with no head coach in place and the draft plus free agency rapidly approaching. Always amazed where one finds good thai.#Sioux City pic.twitter.com/yQQII06bTH — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 4, 2016 “Curly”moment. pic.twitter.com/xKgKl5SYt4 — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 5, 2016 I asked ESPN’s Amin Elhassan, who used to work in the Suns front office, when is the typical time for front office executives go to go on vacation and this was his response: …continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve written here, but I’m back and happy to share the most-recent episode of my podcast that features Mike Kurylo. In the episode, we talk about the state of the New York Knicks, whether the team should trade Carmelo Anthony, what’s going on with Phil Jackson, what the team should do this summer, Kristaps Porzingis, and much more. Here are three ways you can listen to the episode: SoundCloud: Libsyn: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-39-mike-kurylo-uncle/id1050517561?i=365191807&mt=2
The attraction of Phil Jackson running the New York Knicks was he would bring a sensibility to the organization that often didn’t exist. Whether you agreed or disagreed with the moves Jackson made through the pre-firing Derek Fisher portion of his tenure, his presence became easier to accept because of a level of stability. The team owned by James Dolan was going along in a rational manner. They didn’t return much value for Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, but you could see a level of logic behind both trades. Despite it taking longer than it should have – …continue reading
Jim & I discussed why the Knicks are no longer terrible.
Things certainly got interesting after the Knickerbockers got a clinic in what a free-flowing offense actually looks like in today’s NBA. Not to say the Knicks were terrible, but the Hawks were simply just so so so much better offensively. While I’ll get into the game in just a minute, can we all give Derek Fisher a round of applause for passive aggressively telling the New York media to chill the hell out? During his postgame press conference, Coach Fisher was asked if he would consider making any lineup changes. After spending 15-20 seconds essentially dancing around the question, he …continue reading