Knicks Morning News (2017.05.31)

  • [SNY Knicks] Duke’s Jefferson among several players to work out with Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:46:05 PM)

    Duke’s Amile Jefferson was among six players to work out with the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] North Carolina’s Justin Jackson could be Knicks’ new scoring threat
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:50:17 PM)

    The Knicks could target North Carolina scoring threat, Justin Jackson, with their pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo spends 33rd birthday in the gym
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:43:20 AM)

    Knicks star Carmelo Anthony picked basketball over balloons yesterday as he decided to spend his 33rd birthday working on his craft.

  • [NYDN] ESPN analyst Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson is ‘failure’ with Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:44:06 AM)

    ESPN analyst Mark Jackson minced no words in his evaluation of the job Phil Jackson’s done running the Knicks, calling him a “failure.”

  • [NYPost] ‘Failure’ Phil Jackson outsmarted by Carmelo: Mark Jackson
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:02:40 AM)

    Mark Jackson, sticking up for Carmelo Anthony, called Phil Jackson a “failure’’ as Knicks president. The former Knicks point guard-turned-television analyst said Tuesday, during ABC’s conference call promoting the NBA Finals, the Zen Master is “definitively’’ the best coach of all time with his 11 rings, but has done a “poor job’’ handling the Anthony…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks work out Luke Petrasek, Columbia center and East Northport native
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:27:54 PM)

    Luke Petrasek is one step closer to playing basketball professionally.

  • [NY Newsday] Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson’s tenure with Knicks ‘a failure so far’
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:22:00 PM)

    Mark Jackson, a former Knicks guard and native New Yorker, did not mince words Tuesday regarding the state of things back home, calling Phil Jackson’s term as the Knicks’ president “a failure so far.”

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Throwback Returns: Ads on Jerseys
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:30:56 AM)

    Players on company teams once sported uniforms emblazoned with logos, like that of Goodyear. When N.B.A. teams begin wearing ads from sponsors next season, Goodyear will again be on a basketball uniform.

  • [NYTimes] The Warriors, Once the N.B.A.’s Darlings, Flirt With the Villains’ Role
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00:24 AM)

    Things turned when Golden State signed Kevin Durant because fans want “Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant, not for them to tag-team together.”

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