Knicks Morning News (2017.05.22)

  • [NY Newsday] Josh Longstaff, assistant close to Kristaps Porzingis, let go by Knicks, official says
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:45:31 PM)

    The Knicks coach with whom Kristaps Porzingis was closest will not be back next season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks fire Porzingis-friendly assistant to make way for Prigioni
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:47:56 PM)

    Knicks assistant coach Josh Longstaff won’t be heading to Latvia this summer. Longstaff, whose contract had expired, has been let go, according to a team source. Coincidently or not, Longstaff was dispatched to Latvia last summer to work with Kristaps Porzingis, who recently has been at odds with team brass. Janis Porzingis, at his brother’s…

  • [NYTimes] Celtics 111, Cavaliers 108 | Cleveland Leads Series, 2-1: Celtics Rally to Send Cavaliers to First Loss of the Postseason
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 4:04:14 AM)

    Boston trailed by 21 in the third quarter and won on Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with less than a second to go. The Celtics held LeBron James to 11 points.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Democracy, It Turns Out, Suits the Warriors Just Fine
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:52:05 PM)

    All the new pieces have fit nicely, and now Golden State is on the verge of sweeping the Spurs and roaring into the N.B.A. finals.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks part ways with assistant coach Longstaff
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:05:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks parted ways with assistant coach Josh Longstaff, who was reportedly considered Kristaps Porzingis’ favorite assistant coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ brother meets with Phil Jackson
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:06:04 AM)

    A recent meeting between Kristaps Porzingis’ brother, Janis, and Knicks president Phil Jackson did not end very well, according to the New York Daily News.

  • [NYDN] Knicks make matters with Porzingis worse by firing assistant
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:32:42 PM)

    Phil Jackson sent Kristaps Porzingis the basketball equivalent of a Sicilian message.

  • [NYDN] Knicks cut ties with assistant Josh Longstaff
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:30:51 PM)

    As their relationship with Kristaps Porzingis sits on rocky terrain, the Knicks made a curious decision.

  • [ESPN] Knicks will not renew contract of Josh Longstaff, Kristaps Porzingis’ favorite assistant coach
    (Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:50:56 PM)

    Knicks will not renew contract of Josh Longstaff, Kristaps Porzingis’ favorite assistant coach

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