Knicks Morning News (2017.03.16)

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek blames everyone for Knicks missing playoffs
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:59:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jeff Hornacek said he didn’t feel undermined by team president Phil Jackson conducting a triangle tutorial last week, and doesn’t seem concerned about someone being the fall guy if and when the season ends with the Knicks missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks show life in win over Pacers, but team is looking to next season
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:52:09 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek is no longer saying the Knicks can make a playoff run. The Knicks coach conceded the race is just about over and it’s time to start building for next season.

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson won’t fire Jeff Hornacek: source
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:38:39 PM)

    Despite the brutal record and growing input of Phil Jackson, who reversed the head coach’s offense, Jeff Hornacek’s job is safe, according to an NBA source. In his three years as team president, Jackson has had four head coaches and, though this club was built to win now, there’s no plan for a fifth head…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis will start missing out on Knicks ‘confusion’
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 4:12:03 PM)

    From “confusion to contusion,” Kristaps Porzingis is expected to miss his 11th game, this one because of a bruised left thigh when the Knicks host the Nets on Thursday. Porzingis left Tuesday’s game with the Pacers at the start of the fourth quarter after colliding with Monta Ellis, and the Knicks rallied to win without him….

  • [NYPost] Jeff Teague slipping away from Knicks for worrying reason
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:03:00 AM)

    Pacers point guard Jeff Teague, among the array of marquee free-agent playmakers available in July, admits he once hoped to get traded to the Knicks from Atlanta when GM Steve Mills inquired back near the trade deadline in early 2014. That was a month before Phil Jackson and the triangle. Teague acknowledged New York likely…

  • [NYPost] ‘My time with Knicks was basketball hell’
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:46:15 AM)

    Iman Shumpert didn’t know he was in basketball hell until he stepped into heaven. The former Knicks guard initially felt sad when he was dumped during the 2014-15 season. “I was hurt when I got traded,” Shumpert told HoopsHype, which interviewed numerous players on how it feels to be traded at mid-season. “It was a deflating feeling,…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis will limp toward a finish he hates
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:08:26 AM)

    The previous time Kristaps Porzingis left a basketball court, he admitted he was confused and frustrated. When he exited Tuesday night, he was banged up and limping. And in the Knicks’ eyes, injured is worse. The injury does not appear serious, though, and Porzingis, who suffered a bruised thigh, has fingers crossed he could be…

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Everyone needs to get on same page says Fisher
    (Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:58:37 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Everyone needs to get on same page says Fisher

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Hornacek: Triangle a selling point
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:09:24 PM)

    Knicks’ Hornacek: Triangle a selling point

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher: Here’s the biggest obstacle to Knicks success
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00:32 PM)

    Derek Fisher says that creating a winning culture in New York is challenging because “there’s so many different things pulling at you.”

  • [NYDN] Former Knick Darko Milicic said he ‘got drunk before practices’
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:02:37 AM)

    Darko Milicic is opening up about his dark days in the NBA.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks get ready for tilt vs. Nets
    (Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:12:32 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Teague speaks about triangle, potential of joining Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:15:53 PM)

    Pacers PG Jeff Teague, who will be a free agent after the season, weighed in on his unfamiliarity with the Triangle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis absent from Knicks practice
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:55:00 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis missed the team’s practice on Wednesday after suffering a deep thigh bruise, the club said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony records double-double in Knicks’ win over Pacers
    (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:15:07 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony recorded a double-double in New York’s win over the Pacers Tuesday night.

  • [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.

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