Knicks Morning News (2016.05.15)

  • [New York Times] Liberty 87, Mystics 76: With Late Surge, Liberty Top Mystics in Opener (Sun, 15 May 2016 03:56:00 GMT)

    With the game tied at 73-73, Tina Charles made a basket and a free throw, and the Liberty cruised from there.

  • 19 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.05.15)”

    Pacers on verge of promoting Nate McMillan to replace Vogel. Doesn’t impact our coaching search, but interesting. Bird wants pace and space, but Nate’s Seattle teams played very slow. And he’d improve the African American coaching numbers slightly, after lots of white guy hirings of late.

    Are they going to look to improve the low Caucasion American player numbers too?

    @FisolaNYDN: Phil Jackson met with Frank Vogel last week, the Daily News has learned. Kurt Rambis, David Blatt and Vogel remain Knicks top 3 candidates.

    So Phil HAS met with Vogel. That’s something, at least.

    @3 Yup, just saw on P&T. Apparently the Daily News/Isola, which makes the report questionable. But, if true, again Phil is at work behind the scenes as the peanut gallery screams that he’s not doing anything. There was at least one person on here last week calling for him to be fired for supposedly not doing anything…and it wasn’t reub!
    🙂

    Funny that now Isola is pushing for Phil to hire Rambis. Or, at least, for Phil to be allowed to if that’s his preference. I get the idea that you should let your gm pick his coach, but retaining Rambis when there are so many better options is basically a fireable offense. If Phil is so wedded to the Triangle and/or to coaching by proxy that he would keep this unquestionably terrible coach in charge, then he should just leave now and Mills can run things until Masai is available.

    But Phil may be smarter and/or less stubborn than we are all (other than reub) fearing. Let’s hope so.

    I know that you’ve all been traumatized by the Knicks in the past but this is a new, smart regime. Let’s be fans and get behind our team for a change. It’s a new day and good things are going to happen. You’ll be so happy! Try it.

    I know that you’ve all been traumatized by the Knicks in the past but this is a new, smart regime. Let’s be fans and get behind our team for a change. It’s a new day and good things are going to happen. You’ll be so happy! Try it.

    What’s the happy talk spin going to be when Rambis is hired? You must already have something prepared for this contingency. Let me guess: “Phil has 87 rings so I think he knows a little bit about basketball.” Something like that.

    Reub’s optimism has been a nice change of pace, so I can’t fault them too much for wanting to keep a positive outlook. I don’t blame most on this board being skeptical about the teams prospects going forward and being down on the franchise. Heck, the last 15 years have been reason enough to feel that way, but the odd bit of optimism is alright in my books ha ha.

    Good to read this morning that Phil has met with Vogel. Weird reading about the ‘circus’ that is our coaching search, when it seems like the FO has done (to a certain degree) their due diligence and met with the top 2 candidates available. I guess with Rambis still floating around as a candidate, there is reason to be critical given the distance between Vogel/Blatt and Rambis.

    Sad thing is I used to be an optimist. I really did. And if Phil manages to get this right and hires a non-Rambis, non-Brian Shaw coach I will be an optimist again.

    Until then, this nabob is gonna natter.

    It’s good to emote and express your negative feelings. Let it all out and you can even cry on a loved one’s shoulder for a while. But once you’re done take a deep breath and push out all of your remaining bad thoughts. Then repeat after me. There are good times ahead with new, shiny rings. Plenty of winning!

    Funny that now Isola is pushing for Phil to hire Rambis. Or, at least, for Phil to be allowed to if that’s his preference.

    Isola’s basically about whatever gets the most attention. If that means feuding with McLovin, he’ll do that. If it means suddenly saying there’s nothing wrong with hiring Rambis, he’ll do that.

    There are good times ahead with new, shiny rings. Plenty of winning!

    We’re gonna get so sick of winning.

    #maketheKnicksgreatagain.

    Are they going to look to improve the low Caucasion American player numbers too?

    Ooh, you are really endearing yourself to this board with your #ThinkPositiveKnicks! and #WhatAboutTheWhites? rhetoric.

    Li’l bit of critical thinking there, reub. You can do it.

    If Phil hires Vogel, my goodness I’d be happy. He and Ujiri would build a championship team around Porzingis.

    Until the Knicks get some actual starting caliber guards and wings, it doesn’t matter who coaches, this is not a playoff team. If Rambis gets hired, and the team is a playoff-caliber team and underperforms, he won’t last long. This is really about whether you want Phil in charge or not.

    If the argument is that hiring Vogel or Blatt is more likely to get Phil to move along, I can understand that. But in terms of Ws and Ls in the short term, it won’t make much difference until we get some real players. I, for won, don’t want to overpay for a Conley. Keep the expectations low and let Melo stew. If he opts out, great! If he doesn’t, don’t indulge him with shaky win-now moves that squander future opportunities.

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