Knicks Morning News (2017.05.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Source: Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis’ brother have meeting
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:59:18 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson recently met with Kristaps Porzingis’ brother Janis to talk about Porzingis’ decision not to attend his exit interview with team officials, a league source confirmed.

  • [SNY Knicks] JR Sport Brief: Knicks are in a heap of trouble
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:15:17 PM)

    In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on, JR runs down the list of issues revolving around the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bring on the Monstars: Another Rout Shows LeBron James Is on Jordan’s Level
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:31:18 PM)

    As the Cleveland Cavaliers blow through the N.B.A. playoffs, it’s time to admit that James has reached the same celestial level of a certain “Space Jam” star, an achievement worth celebrating.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Released After Being Held in Romania
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:25:24 PM)

    Kanter, a Turk, posted a video on Twitter from an airport saying his passport was canceled because he opposes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom he called “the Hitler of our century.”

  • [NYTimes] Missed Calls Prompt W.N.B.A. to Bolster Referees’ Training
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:12:26 PM)

    The league is increasing training for referees after missed calls in last season’s playoffs led to widespread criticism.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 120, Spurs 108: Warriors Take 3-0 Series Lead on the Depleted Spurs
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:31:35 AM)

    San Antonio lost David Lee in the first quarter when he hurt his left knee, and Coach Gregg Popovich relied heavily on a bench that could not keep up with Golden State.

  • [NYTimes] ESPN’s Holly Rowe Finds Work Cathartic as She Battles Cancer
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:48:32 PM)

    Rowe, a veteran sideline reporter who was diagnosed with melanoma, said of being on the air, “I don’t think about having cancer when I’m out here.”

  • [NYPost] Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:11:01 PM)

    There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways. Saturday, he managed the 1,013th game of his tenure as a Met, one more than Davey Johnson — and maybe a…

  • [NYPost] This series disaster can push Celtics to pull Carmelo trigger
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:57:51 PM)

    At the start of the second half of the Cavaliers’ historic “Boston Massacre” rout on Friday night, TNT broadcasters Chris Webber and Reggie Miller already were dissecting what moves the Celtics can make in the offseason. Before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals even had ended, debate on how the Celtics close the canyon…

  • [NYDN] Meeting between Porzingis’ brother and Phil accomplishes little
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:57:21 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson met recently with Kristaps Porzingis’ brother.

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