Knicks Morning News (2017.05.23)

  • [NYDN] Dave Bliss will stay aboard Knicks as coach
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 3:47:35 PM)

    The Knicks dropped one of their player development coaches but the other will remain on the staff.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:20:02 AM)

    Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:46:55 AM)

    Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps Porzingis, who is on rocky terrain with the team after he skipped his exit meeting last month.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Blames Erdogan for Detention in Romania
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 6:04:16 PM)

    Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.

  • [NYTimes] Celtics’ Upset of Cavaliers Stretches Out a Foregone Conclusion
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 2:39:08 PM)

    Boston trails the Cavaliers by only two games to one, but before you make plans for a Game 7, consider the unusual events that led to Sunday’s surprising win.

  • [NYPost] The only way to save the Knicks is beyond their control
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 6:37:31 PM)

    Danny Ainge had already turned the Celtics down twice. This was 14 years ago, and the Celtics had settled into a most unaccustomed place in the NBA’s stratosphere: No longer powerful enough to contend for championships, not woeful enough to qualify for top-flight draft picks, not attractive enough to lure big-time free agents. The men…

  • [NYPost] Knicks now curiously allow another Porzingis pal to stay
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 3:39:26 PM)

    The Knicks got rid of one player development coach and Kristaps Porzingis confidant in Josh Longstaff, but they’re keeping another. Dave Bliss will be retained by the team, according to a league source. The pair had been instrumental in tutoring the 21-year-old Porzingis, but Longstaff’s contract wasn’t renewed. It was an eyebrow-raising move by the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Where do Phil Jackson and Kristaps Porzingis stand?
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 6:33:44 PM)

    The DNL panel doesn’t understand Phil Jackson’s firing of the Knicks assistant coach, and questions his relationship with Kristaps Porzingis

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to work out Iowa State guard Burton
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 5:06:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks are reportedly planning on holding a workout with Iowa State guard Deonte Burton on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Will Knicks be interested in G Dennis Smith, Jr.?
    (Monday, May 22, 2017 11:25:13 AM)

    Will the Knicks, with the eighth overall selection in next month’s NBA Draft, be interested in North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr.?

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