Knicks Morning News (2016.11.09)

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ dysfunction under Phil Jackson continues
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 2:39:57 PM)

    Only in Knicks bizarro land does this make sense.

  • [NYDN] Kurt Rambis to coach Knicks defense, gets a lukewarm endorsement
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 10:44:52 AM)

    The Knicks addressed their defensive problems by putting their triangle expert in charge.

  • [NYDN] Van Gundy: Triangle talk distracts from terrible Knicks defense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 9:27:40 AM)

    The triangle is simply distractions to what is really responsible for the Knicks’ stumbling start.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Dysfunction under Phil Jackson continues
    (Wednesday, November 09, 2016 5:43:32 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Dysfunction under Phil Jackson continues

  • [ESPN] Rambis new voice of struggling Knicks defense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:44:48 PM)

    Rambis new voice of struggling Knicks defense

  • [ESPN] Sources: Lack of triangle annoys Knicks’ Jackson
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 8:18:54 AM)

    Sources: Lack of triangle annoys Knicks’ Jackson

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Defense needs to improve immediately
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 6:02:18 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Defense needs to improve immediately

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks on triangle, defense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 11:54:32 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks assign Baker, Plumlee to D-League
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:16:58 PM)

    The Knicks have sent Ron Baker and Marshall Plumlee to their D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Update: Kurt Rambis put in charge of Knicks defense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 1:30:52 PM)

    The Knicks have decided to put assistant coach Kurt Rambis in charge of the team’s defense.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson, players unhappy with use of triangle offense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 11:52:21 AM)

    Knicks players are expressing their displeasure over the team’s offense because they feel it doesn’t suit their personnel, particularly point guard Derrick Rose, sources recently told’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks need to begin winning to keep Phil quiet
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 10:15:23 AM)

    The Knicks, off to a 2-4 start, need to start winning in order to keep Phil Jackson and his talk of the triangle offense quiet.

  • [NYPost] Knicks finally switch up practice to fix glaring defense holes
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:00:13 PM)

    If Kurt Rambis doesn’t work out as the Knicks’ new lead defensive assistant, perhaps Courtney Lee should take the job. Last week, Lee suggested part of the problem with the Knicks’ defense might be that it practices against the triangle offense — a system no other team utilizes — instead of working against more popular…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson is an utterly blind and knee-jerk puppet master
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 2:31:52 PM)

    There are 76 games left in the Knicks’ season, which is the kind of thing you usually file under “bright side” for a team that has started a season 2-4 with a new head coach, a new staff, a gaggle of new players and a new system. There are supposed to be growing pains in…

  • [NYPost] Knicks couldn’t be less gung ho for Kurt Rambis running defense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 10:56:48 AM)

    The Knicks have begun a season of renewed optimism with four losses in their first six games, prompting Phil Jackson’s desire to see changes — whether unnecessary or uninspiring. Jackson reportedly is already unhappy the Knicks (2-4) are not running the triangle offense enough under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek despite showing marked offensive improvement from…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson still grouchy about Knicks’ triangle use
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 7:03:19 AM)

    Phil’s bent out of shape — again. ESPN reported Knicks president Phil Jackson is displeased with how little the team is running his beloved triangle offense under new coach Jeff Hornacek. Hornacek has been consistent in his messaging: He’s trying to use “principles” of the triangle while dialing up the Knicks’ pace by getting out in…

  • [NY Newsday] Kurt Rambis put in charge of Knicks’ defense
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:52:00 PM)

    It’s six games into the season, and the Knicks have one of the worst defenses in the NBA. They are allowing an average of 109.8 points and have yet to hold an opponent under 102 points.

  • [NYTimes] To Strengthen a Weak Defense, the Knicks Appoint Kurt Rambis as Czar
    (Wednesday, November 09, 2016 12:58:21 AM)

    Rambis, an assistant coach, will become the team’s de facto defensive coordinator.

  • [NYTimes] Stephen Curry’s 13 3-Pointers: Shot for Shot
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 3:13:03 PM)

    After a recent 0-for-10 night on 3-point attempts, Curry made 13 of them in a 116-106 victory over the Pelicans on Monday night.

  • [NYTimes] Japan Uses Speed, Not Size, to Take Women’s Basketball to New Heights
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 7:23:42 PM)

    The sport has gained popularity in Japan after the team’s eighth-place showing at the 2016 Olympics, especially with the 2020 Games set for Tokyo.

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