R.I.P. John Andariese

We lost “Johnny Hoops” today, the great former Knicks announcer, John Andariese (whose last name was so tricky that I already spelled it incorrectly on Twitter), today.

For Knick fans of the 1990s, we were not only in a Golden Age, but we all KNEW we were in a Golden Age, as we had John Andariese and Marv Albert on MSG with Mike Breen and Clyde Frazier on the radio. Breen and Frazier were clearly way too talented to be “just” radio announcers, but boy, all four were great.

John Andariese then swapped roles with Clyde Frazier and eventually, Andariese retired (or was let go) in 2014.

John Andariese was a New York icon. We will all miss him. Our condolences to his friends and family.

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.13)

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Anthony hits scoring milestone in loss to Nets
    (Monday, March 13, 2017 4:47:48 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Anthony hits scoring milestone in loss to Nets

  • [ESPN] Kristaps Porzingis: Knicks’ scheme changes have led to mass confusion
    (Monday, March 13, 2017 1:30:46 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis: Knicks’ scheme changes have led to mass confusion

  • [ESPN] Porzingis: Knicks confused ‘from top to bottom’
    (Monday, March 13, 2017 1:20:34 AM)

    Porzingis: Knicks confused ‘from top to bottom’

  • [NY Newsday] Jeremy Lin starts slowly but warms up to help defeat Knicks
    (Monday, March 13, 2017 1:03:58 AM)

    You’ll have to excuse Jeremy Lin for feeling a little disoriented when he stepped on the Barclays Center court Sunday night. It had been three months since he had last played there, and it took him three quarters to remember how to do it.

  • [NY Newsday] Nets’ three-pointers shoot down Knicks from downtown Brooklyn
    (Monday, March 13, 2017 12:19:34 AM)

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis voices frustration with Knicks’ game plans
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:48:31 PM)

    The Knicks have operated this season under a haze of confusion, alternating between different schemes, identities and a weak triangle.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley watches Knicks in Brooklyn, no comment on Dolan
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:48:16 PM)

    Charles Oakley finally attended another Knicks game in New York. Only it was in Brooklyn and security left him alone.

  • [NYDN] Knicks highlight defensive woes in 120-112 loss to NBA-worst Nets
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:38:06 PM)

    At this point, it doesn’t matter what offense the Knicks run.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose lauds Chance the Rapper for Chicago school donation
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:02:07 PM)

    Derrick Rose stands with Chance the Rapper.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley to sit courtside at Knicks-Nets with Ice Cube
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:33:51 AM)

    The Charles Oakley courtside tour is expected to make its next stop in Brooklyn on Sunday evening.

  • [NYTimes] Nets 120, Knicks 112: Lowly Nets Send Knicks to 41st Loss
    (Monday, March 13, 2017 3:13:07 AM)

    Led by Brook Lopez’s 25 points and double-digit scoring from six other players, the Nets prevailed at home and ensured the Knicks of a fourth straight nonwinning season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Struggling Knicks lose to lowly Nets on the road, 120-112
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:41:00 PM)

    Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson recorded a double-double to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 120-112 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday at Barclays Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: The Dog Days
    (Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:50:18 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are officially in the dog days of the season as the guys discuss what Knicks fans can look forward to for the rest of the year.

  • [NYPost] The Nets show how clueless Phil Jackson really is
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:16:21 PM)

    The Nets just broke a string of 16 straight home losses, dating to Dec. 26, a streak that tied the third-longest home futility run in NBA history. So naturally, Brook Lopez spoke about belief in the future. “I don’t think it’s necessarily about one person,” Lopez said. “It’s the group we have. Really our togetherness…

  • [NYPost] Frustrated Kristaps Porzingis unloads on Knicks ‘confusion’
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:47:26 PM)

    After fouling out late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Brooklyn disaster, Kristaps Porzingis grew philosophical in the locker room, quoting Franklin Delano Roosevelt proverbs and noting “confusion” reigning on both ends of the court. In dropping a 120-112 decision to the Nets, the Knicks fell a season-worst 15 games under .500 at 26-41, clinching…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony hits 10K points — and 10K Knicks headaches
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:38:38 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony reached a scoring milestone at Barclays Center on Sunday in the most bittersweet way — an awful loss in his birthplace amid an erratic shooting night with feuding president Phil Jackson schlepping to Atlantic Avenue to watch the debacle. In the first quarter, the embattled Anthony reached 10,000 points in a Knicks uniform,…

  • [NYPost] Nets rub salt in Knicks’ wounds in return home
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:46:52 PM)

    The Nets snapped the third-longest home skid in NBA history Sunday. And of all the teams to do it against, they did it against the rival Knicks, and they did it in style. Brook Lopez shot Brooklyn to a huge early lead, and the Nets cruised to a 120-112 victory over the Knicks before an…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley has nothing to say about Knicks team he’s watching
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:59:39 PM)

    Charles Oakley sat courtside for the Knicks-Nets contest at Barclays Center on Sunday to promote the new three-on-three old-timers league. Speaking at halftime, the former Knicks enforcer was asked if the Knicks had shown enough effort. “I don’t know — you’re watching the game, so,” Oakley said. “[But] I have nothing to say about the…

  • [NYPost] The irony of Derrick Rose, of all people, resisting Knicks’ offense
    (Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:30:39 AM)

    There’s an irony to Derrick Rose’s lukewarm view of the triangle. The system offense, antiquated in the view of some players and analytics specialists, doesn’t accentuate the 3-point shot. The spacing leads more so to mid-range shots, low-post attempts and the pinch-post jumper – foul line extended. With Rose admitting reluctance to shoot the 3-pointer, this…