Knicks Morning News (2017.03.31)

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee: ‘Everything just didn’t work out’
    (Friday, March 31, 2017 4:59:04 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee: ‘Everything just didn’t work out’

  • [ESPN] Pippen: Phil’s tenure with Knicks should end
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:11:26 PM)

    Pippen: Phil’s tenure with Knicks should end

  • [SNY Knicks] Pippen blames old coach Jackson for Knicks poor season
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:45:00 PM)

    Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen believes Phil Jackson is to blame for the Knicks’ awful season. The former Chicago Bull also offered his support for Carmelo Anthony, and said he thinks it’s time for Jackson to move on from the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis: Knicks did it wrong from the start
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:40:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis offered a blunt assessment of the Knicks’ season on Thursday, saying the team “didn’t do it from the beginning the right way.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Eliminated from playoff contention, Knicks look toward future
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:00:25 PM)

    The Knicks were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs during Wednesday night’s loss to the Heat, making this the fourth consecutive season where New York will not reach the postseason.

  • [NY Newsday] Scottie Pippen blames Phil Jackson for Knicks’ failures, praises Carmelo Anthony
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:31:55 PM)

    MIAMI — Scottie Pippen blamed his former coach, Phil Jackson, for the Knicks’ failure to make the playoffs again and believes he shouldn’t be back as team president.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ early warning signs proved to be true after great preseason expectations
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:22:00 PM)

    MIAMI — The Knicks will honor their 1999 team Sunday and its memorable run to the NBA Finals. This season’s team will be remembered for not living up to lofty expectations.

  • [NYDN] No Bull! Pippen blames Phil Jackson for Knicks awful season
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:32:35 PM)

    So much for triangle solidarity: Even Scottie Pippen thinks his former coach has done a poor job as an executive and should leave New York.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo is too young to be mentor and too old for tanking Knicks
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:32:07 PM)

    The harsh reality facing Carmelo Anthony is that there’s nothing here for him anymore.

  • [NYDN] Sore knee keeps Derrick Rose out of Knicks’ lineup vs. Heat
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:17:33 PM)

    The aches and pains continue for Derrick Rose.

  • [NYPost] One Knick frustrated the ‘most talented’ team he’s played on was a bust
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:32:15 PM)

    As a rookie in 2008-09, Courtney Lee went to The Finals with the Magic who lost in five games to the Lakers coached by Phil Jackson. That was frustrating. But not as frustrating as falling short of the 2016-17 playoffs with the “most talented” team Lee has been a part of, a Knicks team assembled…

  • [NYPost] Scottie Pippen: Phil Jackson is to blame for Knicks’ mess
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:37:05 PM)

    Add one more Hall of Famer who came to the support of Carmelo Anthony. But this one, Scottie Pippen, puts the blame for the Knicks woes at the feet of his former Bulls championship coach, Phil Jackson, and feels his old boss should get out of New York. “I’m going to have to go at…

  • [NYPost] ‘Didn’t do it right’ from onset: Is Porzingis blaming Hornacek?
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:13:12 PM)

    A word that surfaced a lot in recent Knicks conversations was “consistency” — as in the lack of consistency helped caused the team to stink for much of the season. And to Kristaps Porzingis there also was a lack of fundamentals, both offensively and defensively. Whether Porzingis was faulting the coaching staff or not, only…

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