Knicks Morning News (2017.02.11)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks ‘should be embarrassed’ for poor defensive effort
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:54:48 PM)

    Following the Knicks’ loss to the Nuggets on Friday night, head coach Jeff Hornacek was displeased by the way his team, namely the starters, played defensively.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop fourth straight as defense struggles to contain Nuggets
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:54:40 PM)

    The Knicks fell to the Nuggets on Friday night for their fourth consecutive loss.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Nuggets
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 6:19:18 PM)

    The Knicks look to get back in the win column in a matchup with the Nuggets at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan says he’ll honor his agreement with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:55:58 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan says he has no plans to fire team president Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan discusses Oakley incident, says Knicks legend might have drinking problem
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:03:53 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan said Oakley came to the Garden Wednesday night with an “agenda” and that Oakley may not remember the incident.

  • [SNY Knicks] Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 3:30:16 PM)

    Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden, though the ban is not necessarily a lifetime ban, Knicks owner James Dolan said on Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fire top security chief in wake of Oakley incident
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 12:15:15 PM)

    The Knicks have fired their top security chief — two days after an incident at Madison Square Garden where former-Knick Charles Oakley was involved in an altercation with multiple security guards.

  • [SNY Knicks] Will recent Knicks drama stunt the growth of Kristaps Porzingis?
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:30:50 AM)

    Will all of the drama recently surrounding the Knicks stunt the growth and development of their young star Kristaps Porzingis?

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is this the Knicks’ most dysfunctional season ever?
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:15:50 AM)

    DNL examines the Knicks’ 2016-17 season full of struggles, embarrassments, and failure.

  • [NYPost] When it’s over, Dolan hopes Carmelo’s legacy is positive
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:23:58 PM)

    No matter what happens to Carmelo Anthony at the trading deadline, Knicks owner James Dolan said he thinks the star he pined for in 2011 will leave New York with a positive legacy. Dolan won’t say if he agrees with president Phil Jackson’s assessment the Knicks should trade Anthony by Feb. 23, but he still…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis not enjoying basketball as Knicks plummet
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:18:50 PM)

    Knicks fans weren’t the only ones in a foul mood Friday night, Kristaps Porzingis, so beaten down by this losing season, lost the joy of playing the sport he loves, for one evening at least. “I wasn’t enjoying basketball today — I wasn’t,” he said after the Knicks fell to the Nuggets, 131-123, at the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans in full revolt over Dolan banning Charles Oakley
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 7:36:02 PM)

    All around Madison Square Garden, at sports bars and outside the main entrance on Seventh Avenue, Knicks fans had the same response to the Charles Oakley saga: The organization isn’t just turning its back on a longtime great with a ban in the wake of the ugly scene Wednesday night, when Oakley was escorted out…

  • [NYPost] ‘They should be embarrassed’: Hornacek fumes after latest dud
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:59:42 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan should next ban the team’s underachieving 15-man roster, which has yet to learn to play the kind of defense the Garden once was known for. Coach Jeff Hornacek was as livid Friday as Charles Oakley was Wednesday night, saying the Knicks should be “embarrassed” after the pitiful Nuggets lit up the…

  • [NYPost] ‘Free Oakley’ chants break out in MSG and Charles Oakley loves it
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:03:54 PM)

    Charles Oakley is giving the fans what they want. The Knicks legend, who on Friday was banned from Madison Square Garden after being ejected and arrested Wednesday following an altercation with security guards, thanked the fans for their support and said he is not done pleading his case. Oakley announced Friday night via Twitter he will…

  • [NYPost] James Dolan’s nuclear Oakley move just feeds Knicks fans fury
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 3:34:29 PM)

    Outside, on Seventh Avenue, the anger was already roiling on the sidewalk, under the famous Madison Square Garden marquee. You half expected to see it advertised in bright neon colors: WED., FEB. 22, 8:00: BILLY JOEL LIVE! SAT., FEB. 10, 7:00: AVALANCHE VS. RANGERS! FRI., FEB. 9, 7:40: FREE THE OAK MAN! “The only reason…

  • [NYPost] Oakley camp: Dolan acting in ‘insulting and disrespectful’ manner
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 2:49:04 PM)

    New York’s latest and hottest rivalry reached about 1,000 degrees Friday. Charles Oakley’s camp fired back at James Dolan after the Knicks owner banned him from Madison Square Garden, saying he was “physically and verbally abusive,” and alleging a possible drinking problem. Oakley spokesman Akhtar Farzaie told The Post: “[It’s] a failed attempt by James…

  • [NYPost] James Dolan sticking with Phil Jackson ‘whether he’s right or wrong’
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 12:19:07 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan gave an emphatic endorsement of Phil Jackson, saying he plans to keep the embattled team president for the full five years of his contract, is staying out of his way and still thinks he has time to turn it around. None of it is good news for Carmelo Anthony, who is…

  • [NYPost] MSG bans Charles Oakley while legend prepares to take case to media
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 10:36:29 AM)

    Charles Oakley was an absolute terror on the court in his 10 years as a bruising Knicks enforcer. No opponent ever seemed to find a way to handle him on the glass and keep him under control. At least until now. In the wake of the Wednesday incident that led to Oakley’s forcible ejection from…

  • [NYPost] MSG security ‘testimony’: Oakley alleged racism, ranted about Dolan
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:29:54 AM)

    Madison Square Garden released a series of statements Friday from employees who came into contact with Charles Oakley on Wednesday night before the Knicks legend’s angry confrontation with security and forcible ejection from the arena. Security guards in the Garden’s employ say Oakley lashed out at them as “henchmen” of Knicks owner James Dolan and accused…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Invent New Type of Loss as Owner Banishes Charles Oakley
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:50:07 AM)

    James L. Dolan made the announcement on Friday on ESPN Radio after the former Knicks star was forcibly removed from the arena on Wednesday night.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: James Dolan’s Garden Is Falling. Run.
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:38:10 AM)

    The Knicks’ handling of the Charles Oakley episode and the owner James L. Dolan’s comments, on top of everything else, have been stunning.

  • [NYTimes] Nuggets 131, Knicks 123: While Testy Fans Make a Stand, Knicks Do Not
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:55:48 AM)

    Chants of “Free Charles Oakley” and “Fire Dolan,” in reference to the Knicks’ owner, reverberated in the Garden, as the team lost their ninth game in the past 12.

  • [NYTimes] Draymond Green Records a Triple-Double With Just 4 Points
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:21:24 AM)

    Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

  • [NYTimes] Emotions Run High as Warriors’ Kevin Durant Returns to Oklahoma City
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:51:41 AM)

    Durant still has ties to the city where he grew into a superstar with the Thunder, whom the Warriors will play on Saturday.

  • [ESPN] Melo: Knicks have to get out from under ‘cloud’
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:11:27 AM)

    Melo: Knicks have to get out from under ‘cloud’

  • [ESPN] Dolan: I’ll allow Phil to do his job, won’t meddle
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 6:46:09 PM)

    Dolan: I’ll allow Phil to do his job, won’t meddle

  • [NYDN] Porzingis, outplayed by Jokic, blows rare shot at center
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:44:27 PM)

    This season, Jeff Hornacek has avoided starting Kristaps Porzingis at center in fear of mismatches.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek rips team as Knicks fall to Nuggets
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:43:13 PM)

    The effort just isn’t consistent enough to produce winning basketball.

  • [NYDN] Sorry, Knicks fans: Dolan says you’re stuck with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:42:17 PM)

    As far as James Dolan is concerned, Knicks fans are stuck with Phil Jackson and all his decisions — he’s not going to interfere.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans chant for Oakley, sound off on ‘terrible’ Dolan
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:39:50 PM)

    “Dolan is a complete d—–bag,” one fan said.

  • [NYDN] Knicks owner James Dolan is in classless league of his own
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:29:52 PM)

    James Dolan had a choice to take the professional and classy approach.

  • [NYDN] Oakley fiasco reminds everyone that James Dolan is the worst
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 5:45:55 PM)

    There are plenty of sports owners who are jerks. What did New York do to deserve the biggest one on the planet?

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley banned from MSG; Dolan calls him ‘abusive’
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 5:45:27 PM)

    Charles Oakley might not be able to set foot in Madison Square Garden again.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley sets press conference for next week
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 3:41:58 PM)

    Charles Oakley isn’t going quietly.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley rep: Knicks owner’s accusations are ‘insulting’
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 1:27:28 PM)

    James Dolan says Charles Oakley has a “problem,” but the Knick legend’s camp is firing back.

  • [NYDN] MSG employee statements on Knick legend Charles Oakley’s ejection
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:28:17 AM)

    Here are the testimonies from MSG employees, in full, provided by the Knicks regarding Charles Oakley’s ejection.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley: ‘I had a couple drinks’ before scene at Garden
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:32:25 AM)

    Charles Oakley revealed Thursday that he had been drinking before the ugly scene at the Garden a night earlier.

  • [NYDN] Axed MSG security head guarded Bush, Obama as Secret Service exec
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:06:26 AM)

    The ex-Secret Service agent fired Friday by Madison Square Garden arrived six months ago with an impressive law enforcement resume.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan fires MSG security chief amid Charles Oakley fallout
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 7:33:55 AM)

    Dolan fired Frank Benedetto, Madison Square Garden’s senior vice president for security, on Friday morning.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis starts at center, gets torched by Nikola Jokic
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:57:20 AM)

    Defense apparently has been banned from Madison Square Garden, too.

  • [NY Newsday] Nuggets run away from Knicks in second half at Garden
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:53:34 AM)

    The Knicks provided little resistance on the defensive end Friday night, allowing at least 30 points in every quarter of a 131-123 loss to Denver before a vocally unhappy sellout crowd of 19,812 at the Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden, James Dolan says
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:24:14 AM)

    Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden in the aftermath of his physical altercation with security officers during the first quarter of Wednesday night’s Knicks game, team owner James Dolan said Friday on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ James Dolan says he’ll honor agreement with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:43:39 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan says team president Phil Jackson has his full support, that he won’t interfere if Jackson wants to trade Carmelo Anthony and that he will honor the full five years of Jackson’s agreement.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley receives support from Reggie Miller
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 7:39:50 PM)

    NBA stars present and past have weighed in since Wednesday night about the incident at Madison Square Garden that led to the ejection and arrest of former Knick Charles Oakley — most of them siding with Oakley.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: How Phil Jackson is mishandling Carmelo Anthony situation
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 1:58:00 PM)

    Is the Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony pairing headed for a divorce?

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