Knicks Morning News (2018.03.31)

  • [ESPN] Jeff Hornacek: Triangle offense ‘probably’ was a turnoff for free agents last summer
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 5:20:12 PM)

    The Knicks coach acknowledged on Friday what seemed obvious last summer: Last year’s free agents were likely wary of the team because of the triangle.

  • [NYDN] For Knicks, the future is always brighter than the present
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 9:40:46 PM)

    The Knicks sit on the precipice of unfortunate history.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek: Triangle didn’t square with attracting talent to Knicks
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 8:02:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks should have an easier time attracting free agents this year than they did last year. So says Jeff Hornacek, the current coach who may or may not be a part of the offseason recruiting process.

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s triangle likely turned off free agents: Hornacek
    (Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:04:44 AM)

    It is no secret a lot of Knicks were not sold on the triangle offense in previous seasons. Coach Jeff Hornacek, who had been tasked with implementing the antiquated system under Phil Jackson, suspects the dislike went beyond the team — like to free agents who saw the offense as a negative. “I think it…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Michigan duo can’t shake their NCAA-changing moment
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 10:22:16 PM)

    Five years and one vacated championship later, two of the principle players for Michigan, current Knicks teammates Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke, cherish their Final Four memories. Oh, and both maintain Burke did not foul on one of the key plays of the Wolverines’ 82-76 loss to Louisville in the 2013 national championship game…

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Free agents passed up Knicks due to triangle offense
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 9:25:18 PM)

    The Knicks can look ahead to the offseason already with no playoff hopes in the distance. And despite not being a popular destination last season, head coach Jeff Hornacek thinks he knows why.

  • [NYTimes] Why Catholic Colleges Excel at Basketball
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 10:32:08 PM)

    As Loyola-Chicago (with Sister Jean) and Villanova make the Final Four in San Antonio, here is a look at the deep connection between Catholic colleges and basketball.

  • [NYTimes] Top Private Schools Bring In the Power Elite (and the Power Forwards)
    (Friday, March 30, 2018 9:00:17 AM)

    Sidwell Friends and other exclusive schools want to be great at everything. That includes basketball.