Knicks Morning News (2016.02.09)

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher fired as Knicks coach, Kurt Rambis takes over (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:27:37 GMT)

    Derek Fisher’s reign of error ended with the second-worst winning percentage in Knicks history.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Melo and Porzingis staying put, says Phil (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:49:58 GMT)

    Phil Jackson will be looking to improve the Knicks before the trade deadline, but he says his two star players aren’t going anywhere.

  • [New York Daily News] Kurt Rambis focused on getting Knicks into playoffs (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:41:14 GMT)

    Kurt Rambis’ stint as head coach of the Timberwolves from 2009-2011 was a disaster, but he’s getting a chance from his friend Phil Jackson.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Jackson firing Fisher a loss, Thibodeau would be win (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:39:51 GMT)

    For several weeks now, the buzz among NBA executives and coaches is that Luke Walton may very well be Phil Jackson’s next disciple.

  • [New York Times] Durant, Thunder Pull Away to Beat Suns 122-106 (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:06:34 GMT)

    Once Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant found his shot, it was all over for slumping Phoenix.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Timberwolves, End Four-Game Losing Streak (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:06:28 GMT)

    The New Orleans Pelicans started their Mardi Gras celebration a few hours early, snapping a four-game losing streak by blitzing the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-102 on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Tony Parker Set for Olympic Bid (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:02:16 GMT)

    Spurs point guard Tony Parker has reached an understanding with his pregnant wife that will allow him to take part in France’s Olympic qualifying tournament in July.

  • [New York Times] Pelicans Snap 4-Game Skid With Easy Win Over Wolves (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:57:35 GMT)

    Mired in a four-game losing streak and sinking further out of contention in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans were in desperate need of a confidence builder.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Pistons, Move Into Second in East (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:33:27 GMT)

    Andre Drummond’s length-of-the-court heave could have thrown the streaking Toronto Raptors for a loop. They instead turned the game into a romp.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Has 33 to Lead Blazers Past Grizzlies 112-106 (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:30:51 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 33 points, C.J. McCollum had six of his 21 points in overtime as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 112-106 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Beat Pistons 103-89, Have Won 14 of 15 (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:12:53 GMT)

    When Andre Drummond’s shot from about 80 feet dropped straight through the net to end the third quarter, Toronto’s lead was down to five points, and it looked like this game against the Detroit Pistons might come down to the wire.

  • [New York Times] James, Irving Lead Cavaliers Past Kings 120-100 (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:09:54 GMT)

    LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season.

  • [New York Times] Vucevic Leads Magic Comeback for 117-110 OT Win Over Hawks (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:03:42 GMT)

    Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights.

  • [New York Times] Nets’ Buzzer-Beater Gives Them a Victory Over the Nuggets (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:52:23 GMT)

    Joe Johnson hit a 3-pointer as time expired after Denver had taken a 2-point lead with 0.9 of a second left.

  • [New York Times] Redick Leads Clippers to 98-92 OT Victory Over 76ers (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:18:46 GMT)

    J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] George’s Big Finish Leads Pacers Past Lakers 89-87 (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:51:43 GMT)

    Indiana’s Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 91, Knicks 85: Without Carmelo Anthony, Knicks Put Up a Valiant Fight, Then Fade (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:46:39 GMT)

    Arron Afflalo had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds for the cold-shooting Knicks, but the ball rattled out.

  • [New York Times] Walker Scores 30 as Hornets Beat Bulls, 108-91 (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:42:49 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Charlotte Hornets led from the start and beat the Chicago Bulls 108-91 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Next! Kurt Rambis Is the Knicks’ Coach for Now (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:04:42 GMT)

    Welcome to the transitory world of the Knicks, who have had 10 head coaching changes since Jeff Van Gundy quit the team in 2001.

  • [New York Times] Derek Fisher Pays With His Job as the Costly Losses Pile Up (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:18:52 GMT)

    With the team 23-31 and falling out of playoff contention, the Knicks fired Fisher on Monday and named Kurt Rambis the interim coach.

  • [New York Times] News Conference Is Live, but Not on MSG (Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:46:09 GMT)

    After the Knicks fired Coach Derek Fisher, MSG Network, unlike ESPN and NBA TV, chose to record Phil Jackson’s news conference to play it later.

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