Knicks Morning News (2016.09.25)

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson optimistic Knicks are on the rise
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:39:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson hopes to make his critics finally eat crow after what the Knicks have had to ingest for the past two seasons.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ brass discusses finding support for Melo
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:02:09 PM)

    While a hot topic during Phil Jackson and Co.’s press conference Friday was Derrick Rose’s forthcoming trial, Jackson did manage to discuss the Knicks’ overall potential.

  • [NYTimes] Liberty and Mercury Players Join Anthem Protest Before Playoff Game
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:27:11 AM)

    At Madison Square Garden, some players on the Liberty and the Phoenix Mercury joined the movement ignited by the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick.

  • [NYTimes] Mercury 101, Liberty 94: A Poised Diana Taurasi Helps the Mercury Oust the Liberty
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:31:17 AM)

    Taurasi scored a game-high 30 points, including a huge 3-pointer to end a string of Liberty comebacks, to end the Liberty’s playoff season after one game.

  • [NYTimes] NBA’s King of Fashion Westbrook Talks Style
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:06:40 AM)

    When you’re Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don’t spend the offseason like typical players do.

  • [NYTimes] Mercury Players Meet With Phoenix Police; Will Keep Kneeling
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:21:43 PM)

    Mistie Bass, Kelsey Bone and their Mercury teammates met with Phoenix police a few weeks ago after practice.

  • [NYPost] Knicks entering camp with cranked-up goal and injury caveat
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:35:44 PM)

    It has been a while since Knicks president Phil Jackson invoked the word “championship” — something he has won 13 times as an NBA player and head coach. Jackson’s only references to titles during the Knicks’ 17-65 and 32-50 campaigns the past two dismal seasons were related to how the far the club was from…

  • [NYDN] Why did Phil Jackson say the Knicks had to ‘eat some dung?’
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:15:21 AM)

    Sometimes you have to swallow some excrement to achieve a stable NBA franchise.

  • [ESPN] Phil Jackson: Offseason moves ‘definitely worth the risk’
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:20:30 AM)

    Phil Jackson: Offseason moves ‘definitely worth the risk’

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