Knicks Morning News (2016.04.07)

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo would ‘love’ to have input on Knicks next coach (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:31:39 GMT)

    Kurt Rambis may be the top choice for Phil Jackson, but Carmelo Anthony wants to be consulted before the next coach is hired.

  • [New York Daily News] Patrick Ewing makes pitch for why he should coach Knicks (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:56:10 GMT)

    Ewing, 53, is currently the lead assistant with the Hornets under Steve Clifford.

  • [New York Daily News] Rambis says he’s no Jackson puppet, Knicks lose to Hornets (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:18:20 GMT)

    Kurt Rambis reinforced his position as an extension of the Zen Master but declared he’s not attached to strings.

  • [New York Times] Fantasy Sports Are Illegal Gambling in Tennessee: Attorney General (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:27:35 GMT)

    Fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling under Tennessee law, the state attorney general said this week in an opinion about a multibillion-dollar online industry that has been challenged legally in several states.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Lakers 91-81 in Kobe’s Next-To-Last Home Game (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:15:36 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Clippers took turns guarding Kobe Bryant, everybody wanting one last shot at the legend. When the buzzer finally sounded, they gathered for one last chance to shake their longtime rival’s hand.

  • [New York Times] Barea Delivers Again as Mavs Top Rockets (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:39:28 GMT)

    J.J. Barea added another clutch performance to the best stretch of his career Wednesday night and the Dallas Mavericks secured a crucial 88-86 win over the Houston Rockets at American Airlines Center.

  • [New York Times] Mavs Beat Rockets 88-86 to Keep Slim Lead Over Utah, Houston (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:30:38 GMT)

    If the Dallas Mavericks have to creep into the playoffs, they will. It’s part of a style change, as coach Rick Carlisle likes to call it.

  • [New York Times] Trail Blazers Defeat Thunder 120-115, Clinch Playoff Berth (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:30:36 GMT)

    If there was an award for the NBA’s most overachieving team, the Portland Trail Blazers would be heavily favored this year.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Sam Hinkie Quits as 76ers’ General Manager (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:36:33 GMT)

    Hinkie, who ran an analytics-minded front office, had his power weakened in December when the 76ers hired Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Sweat Out Win Over Pelicans (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:57:27 GMT)

    Brad Stevens had a feeling his team, coming off a five-game western trip and battling for playoff position, could be in for a rough time Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] With James on Bench, Pacers Roll Past Cavaliers 123-109 (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:04:01 GMT)

    When LeBron James took a seat Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers took a step forward.

  • [New York Times] Hornets 111, Knicks 97: Friendship Gives Rambis and Jackson a History, and Perhaps a Future (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:47:12 GMT)

    Before the Knicks fell to the Hornets, Kurt Rambis brushed aside questions about whether he was Phil Jackson’s leading candidate but spoke openly about his desire to remain as coach.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Fight Off Short-Handed Pelicans Late in 104-97 Win (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:30:52 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points to help the Boston Celtics fend off the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-97 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Use Strong Second Half to Get Past Magic 108-104 (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:18:48 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson scored 24 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 18 to help lead the Detroit Pistons to a 108-104 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker, Jefferson Help Hornets Bounce Back, Beat Knicks (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:12:36 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 34 points, Al Jefferson had 24 and the Charlotte Hornets bounced back from consecutive losses to the Eastern Conference’s top teams by beating the New York Knicks 111-97 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha Files Suit Against New York Police Officers (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:56:43 GMT)

    Sefolosha accused five police officers who arrested him outside a Manhattan nightclub last year of false arrest and excessive force.

  • [New York Times] With Wall Out, Sessions Steps Up, Wizards Beat Nets 121-103 (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:42:34 GMT)

    Ramon Sessions scored 18 points and had a season-high 13 assists while starting in place of the injured John Wall to help the Washington Wizards defeat the Brooklyn Nets 121-103 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Post] Fisher: Jackson ‘still learning’ how to be Knicks president (Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:14:07 -0400)

    Derek Fisher took his little dig at Phil Jackson Wednesday, saying he's still a presidential pup. Appearing as an analyst on NBA TV, Fisher said: "I think a lot of people forget about Phil because of history within the game of basketball — one of the greatest basketball minds, coaches we've ever seen — there's…

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