Knicks Morning News (2016.04.11)

  • [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, 11 Apr 2016 04:11:14 GMT)

    Derryck Thornton said in a statement issued by the school that he wanted to play closer to his California home.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Tie Record With 72nd Win, End Spurs’ Home Streak (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:40:01 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 92, Spurs 86: Warriors Equal Mark for Most Victories in a Season (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:32:14 GMT)

    Stephen Curry and Golden State cemented their status as basketball royalty by tying the 1995-96 Bulls’ N.B.A. record.

  • [New York Times] Raptors Stay Alive in Race for East Top Seed Behind DeRozan (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:31:04 GMT)

    The Toronto Raptors still can get home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Top Spurs for Record-Tying 72nd Win (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:12:27 GMT)

    There are records and then there are monumental records.

  • [New York Times] Fittingly, Knicks Fall in Home Finale (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:00:38 GMT)

    In the Knicks’ second-to-last contest in a long-ago-lost campaign, they handed big minutes to their young players and reserves and lost 93-89 to the Toronto Raptors.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: Pacers In and Bulls Out as Playoff Picture Sharpens (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:58:11 GMT)

    The Pacers were just one of several teams fighting for a postseason position that were overshadowed by the Golden State Warriors’ record-tying win.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside Helps Heat Top Magic (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:51:28 GMT)

    It’s the Hassan Hour.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Rout Nets to Make Playoffs; Three Battle On in West (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:27:12 GMT)

    Utah, Houston and Dallas are locked in a race for the last two Western Conference playoff spots.

  • [New York Times] Heat Top Magic in Home Regular-Season Finale, 118-96 (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:33:41 GMT)

    The home finale was an easy win for the Miami Heat.

  • [New York Times] Turner, Pacers Clinch Playoff Spot With 129-105 Win vs Nets (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:57:47 GMT)

    Myles Turner had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 129-105 Sunday night to clinch a playoff berth.

  • [New York Post] Rambis sounds like Knicks fixture in preaching quick 180 (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:58:50 -0400)

    Interim coach Kurt Rambis, in a message to fans on Fan Appreciation Night, said he understands "the blur” of non-playoff seasons but stressed how fast things can change next season. Rambis even referred to last season's 17-65 disaster as "Year Zero” because of the mammoth changes involved in the new Phil Jackson regime. As such,…

  • [New York Post] Why Phil Jackson must get rid of the perfect interim coach (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:40:43 -0400)

    Kurt Rambis has played the part of loyal soldier. He has been the model interim coach in a lot of ways: affable, earnest, absolutely committed to carrying out his boss' interpretation of what basketball should look like. If you look up the word "interim” in the dictionary, you don't see Rambis' face, as the old…

  • [New York Daily News] Melo tells fans to keep faith, Rambis praises Jackson (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:12:35 GMT)

    The Knicks completed their home schedule of another lost season with only hypothetical legs to stand on.

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks fall to Raptors in Madison Square Garden season finale (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:23:15 EDT)

    Phil Jackson was in his usual center-court seat about 10 rows up from the floor Sunday night, watching the Knicks play their last home game of the season. His first two full seasons as Knicks president have resulted in more anguish than victories.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Monday's Knicks Links: Melo tells fans to keep the faith (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:31:53 EST)

    Monday's Knicks Links: Melo tells fans to keep the faith

  • [ – New York Knicks] Carmelo Anthony says he's focused on improving the Knicks, not leaving them (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:54:30 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony says he's focused on improving the Knicks, not leaving them

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