Knicks Morning News (2016.08.22)

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Golden Run Set to Continue at Tokyo 2020
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 2:30:30 AM)

    Geno Auriemma, coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic gold medal-winning basketball team, says he is constantly reminded that, “It’s not whether you win or lose — until you lose”.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Coach K Gets Perfect Send-Off With Serbia Rout
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24:29 AM)

    U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ended his national team career on a high note as Team USA overpowered Serbia at the Rio Games for their third straight Olympic gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Routs Serbia for Third Straight Gold
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:30:33 PM)

    A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Spain Edge Australia for Bronze in Thriller
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:03:27 PM)

    Spain beat Australia 89-88 in a thrilling clash to take bronze in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Sunday and bring home a medal from a third straight Games.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony after gold medal win: ‘I know this is the end.’
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:14:39 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s Olympic swan song ended with an emotional farewell to his U.S. teammates.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony says he wouldn’t trade gold medals for NBA ring
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:28:27 AM)

    On the eve of a potential Olympic three-peat, Anthony said he isn’t interested in a three-for-one swap of Team USA hardware for an NBA ring.

  • [ESPN] Brandon Jennings seems to poke fun at Harrison Barnes for barely playing during Olympics
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 4:51:05 PM)

    Brandon Jennings seems to poke fun at Harrison Barnes for barely playing during Olympics

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo, Coach K go out on top with third Olympic gold
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:30:12 PM)

    An emotional Carmelo Anthony earns his third Olympic gold medal as the U.S. routs Serbia in the final in Rio.

  • [NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Carmelo Anthony emotional after winning 3rd gold
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:51:00 PM)

    After winning his third gold medal and fourth overall, Carmelo Anthony was full of emotions.

  • Congratulations to Team USA and Carmelo Anthony!

    It’s not every day (or year) that a New York Knick wins an Olympic Gold Medal. In fact, this is only the fifth time since the Olympics began allowing professional players to compete (something that the United States actually voted against allowing to happen, by the way) that a New York Knick player has won a Gold Medal (Patrick Ewing in 1992, Allan Houston in 2000, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler in 2012 and now Melo for a second time). So I figured we should take a moment to give our regards to Melo and the rest of Team USA for their dominant Gold Medal victory over Serbia (Kevin Durant had himself a hell of a game).

    Becoming the first basketball player to ever win three Olympic Gold Medals is quite the feather for Melo’s cap. Congrats to him on a wonderful Olympic career.