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.

  • One reply on “Knicks Morning News (2016.08.22)”

    To follow on from the celebratory thread, it’s good to see the standard of competition at FIBA/Olympic level take a big leap. I know the US fielded probably a ‘reserves’ team so to speak, but good to see there are a few teams in the mix now that can really contend. I am still a bit shitty about Australia’s loss to Spain in the Bronze medal match (don’t want to say a dubious call cost us the game……..but a dubious call cost us the game), but definitely a very good tournament to watch as opposed to other years when the difference between the US and Spain (and maybe Argentina) was pretty huge.

    Also, really happy to see Carmelo get another Gold. This has been a big off-season for him and I think he has won over a lot of fans, and not just for his play. Getting very keen for camp to start now.

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