Knicks Morning News (2016.04.14)

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Carmelo Anthony may need Dolan’s help for next coach (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:50:45 GMT)

    Must see television would be MSG Network taking us live into Phil Jackson’s exit meetings with the Knicks on Thursday morning.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Thursday's Knicks Links: Who will stay and who will go? (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:28:43 EST)

    Thursday's Knicks Links: Who will stay and who will go?

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Kobe Bryant Ends Career With Exclamation Point, Scoring 60 Points (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:44:45 GMT)

    The third-leading scorer in N.B.A. history gave Los Angeles a night to remember in his final game of a 20-year career with the Lakers.

  • [New York Times] Polarizing in His Prime, Kobe Enjoys Some Love in the End (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:36:40 GMT)

    They came to pay tribute, the rich and famous in their courtside seats and the less affluent up high in the rafters of Staples Center.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Set Record but Playoffs Bring ‘Clean Slate’ (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:33:28 GMT)

    Now that the Golden State Warriors have set the NBA record for most wins during a regular season, the team must grapple with an even bigger challenge: winning a second consecutive championship.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Scores 60 Points in Unbelievable Farewell Victory (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:24:36 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant scored 60 incredible points. He carried a miserable Los Angeles Lakers team to an improbable comeback victory.

  • [New York Times] Kerr Changed Fortunes of Long-Suffering Warriors (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:21:27 GMT)

    Steve Kerr, who last season became the first rookie head coach in 33 years to win an NBA title, has quickly transformed a Golden State Warriors team that was once a laughingstock into one that could dominate for years to come.

  • [New York Times] Bryant Built Hall of Fame Career With Tireless Work Ethic (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:18:30 GMT)

    For 20 long seasons, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant lit up the National Basketball Association with a work ethic and closing ability matched by very few until he finally ended his stellar career on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Rockets Clinch Spot as N.B.A. Playoff Matchups Are Determined (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:17:23 GMT)

    The Jazz would have finished eighth in the Western Conference with a victory over the Lakers and a Rockets loss, but Houston cruised past Sacramento.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Earn Record-Setting 73rd Regular Season Victory (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:09:27 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors earned a National Basketball Association record-setting 73rd regular season victory on Wednesday with a 125-104 blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] Bryant Scores 60 Points in Final Game of Career (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:00:29 GMT)

    Moments before starting the final game of his stellar 20-year career in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was described as “the greatest” ever to wear the purple and gold by fellow Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson.

  • [New York Times] The Latest: Kobe and the Warriors Delivered in Finales (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:39:48 GMT)

    The Latest on the Golden State Warriors’ chase of the best regular-season record in NBA history on Wednesday and Kobe Bryant’s final game with the Los Angeles Lakers (all times local):

  • [New York Times] Playoff Destination Sealed, Blazers Beat Nuggets 107-99 (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:24:58 GMT)

    Damian Lillard had 21 points before sitting in the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers, with their playoff fate sealed earlier Wednesday night, defeated the Denver Nuggets 107-99.

  • [New York Times] Teletovic’s 22 Leads Suns Past Clippers Reserves, 114-105 (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:18:38 GMT)

    Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns finished their second-worst season in franchise history Wednesday night with a 114-105 victory over a Los Angeles team made up almost entirely of Clippers bench players.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Sit 4 Starters, Top Mavs; Game Ultimately Meaningless (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:12:36 GMT)

    The Spurs left four starters and two key reserves in San Antonio for their meaningless regular-season finale in Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 125, Grizzlies 104: Warriors Set Record for Most Victories in a Season (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:11:00 GMT)

    Behind Stephen Curry, Golden State reached 73 wins, eclipsing the old record that they had shared for three days with the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Hawks End Up as No. 4 With Loss to Wiz; Wittman Out as Coach (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:42:45 GMT)

    Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is ready to move on.

  • [New York Times] Person Familiar With Decision: Wittman Out as Wizards Coach (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:33:40 GMT)

    Randy Wittman has been told he will not be back as coach of the Washington Wizards, let go after failing to reach the playoffs this season, according to a person familiar with the decision.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Roar Back From 26-Point Deficit to Beat Heat 98-88 (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:24:44 GMT)

    The Celtics invited players from three of the franchise’s championship teams to the Garden on Wednesday night to support them in their regular-season finale.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Wipe Out Big Early Deficit, Pound 76ers 115-105 (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:03:48 GMT)

    Nobody’s getting fired. Roster changes could be coming.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Blast Pelicans in Mitchell’s Final Game (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:00:54 GMT)

    Sam Mitchell smiled and laughed with his young Minnesota Timberwolves one last time, reveling in one of the few easy victories his team has had in its home building.

  • [New York Times] Minnesota Timberwolves Open Search for New President, Coach (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:51:42 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are embarking on a massive overhaul of their leadership and have hired a search firm to look for a new president of basketball operations and coach, the team announced late Wednesday night.

  • [New York Post] Dolan-Jackson-Rambis triangle: Where do Knicks go from here? (Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:57:39 -0400)

    Knicks owner James Dolan gambled on Phil Jackson as a novice team president and has lost his shirt. However, he's not ready to cut his losses. After a recent home game, Dolan was said to be in a chipper mood, telling employees things will turn around. Ever the contrarian, sources say Dolan still trusts Jackson…

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