Knicks Morning News (2018.04.13)

  • [NY Newsday] Time for everyone to be on same page of Knicks’ playbook
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:41:50 PM)


  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter may gamble and opt out of his contract
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:32:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Enes Kanter loves New York. So much so that he is leaning toward opting out of his contract in hopes of getting a new long-term deal with the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Five potential Knicks coaching candidates
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:59:23 PM)

    Mark Jackson

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr. hoping for coaching stability
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:29:34 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Tim Hardaway Jr. would just like to have one coach long enough to get to know him.

  • [NY Newsday] Steve Mills, Scott Perry emphasize patience as Knicks search for new head coach
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:25:07 PM)

    They say patience is a virtue, and that’s how the Knicks are handling their rebuild.

  • [NY Newsday] New York coaches, managers lack playoff experience
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:23:41 PM)

    The Jets’ Todd Bowles became the dean of New York-area head coaches and managers this week when the Rangers fired Alain Vigneault after five seasons.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fire coach Jeff Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:16:00 AM)

    CLEVELAND — The Knicks are looking for a new coach again.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks head coaching candidates
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:47:35 PM)

    Ian Begley and Justine Ward discuss the Knicks’ dismissal of Jeff Hornacek and which coaches could be on the list to succeed him at MSG.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter plans to opt out of contract, but hopes to remain with Knicks
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:00:57 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks confident in Porzingis’s recovery, but haven’t talked contract
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:15:59 PM)

    When Kristaps Porzingis next plays for the Knicks, he will do so for his fourth coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] With coaching job in flux, Knicks have huge Draft coming up
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:15:09 PM)

    Along with hiring their next head coach, the Knicks also have several major decisions to make with regard to the upcoming NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks already getting calls from interested head coaching candidates
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:58:53 PM)

    Soon after the news broke early Thursday morning that the organization had fired Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks’ brass began getting phone calls from people interested in the head coaching job.

  • [SNY Knicks] Preaching patience, Mills and Perry say they want defensive-minded head coach
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:30:47 PM)

    Mills said the new coach needs the understand that “the three of us are in this together.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Jeff Van Gundy could be legitimate candidate for Knicks job
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:45:07 AM)

    ESPN’s Ian Begley told SNY that Van Gundy will be an “interesting” name to watch, and Frank Isola of the NY Daily News told SNY he believes Van Gundy “still has an attachment to The Garden and to the Knicks.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks expected to contact Nova’s Jay Wright for coaching vacancy
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:25:21 AM)

    With Jeff Hornacek relieved of his duties following the Knicks’ final game of the season Wednesday night, the search for a new head coach is on for team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Knicks Coaching Job Criteria: The Best Qualified for Losing
    (Friday, April 13, 2018 1:32:11 AM)

    With its franchise player out, absorbing losses while trying to rebuild will be important for the new Knicks coach, along with a thick skin.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Fire Coach Jeff Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:26:16 PM)

    He was brought on two years ago with hopes of making the team a playoff contender. Instead, he presided over two losing seasons.

  • [NYTimes] Diamond DeShields’s Path to the W.N.B.A. Took Her From Tennessee to Turkey
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:52:47 PM)

    DeShields, expected to be a top-10 pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday, skipped her final year with the Lady Vols to play professionally overseas.

  • [NYTimes] New Coach? New Players? Prayers? How to Fix the Knicks (and Nets)
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:35:28 PM)

    The New York Times asked a handful of interested parties how to restore the luster of New York basketball. And get it started in Brooklyn.

  • [NYPost] Breaking down pros and cons of the Knicks’ coaching candidates
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:32:08 PM)

    Here are some of the pros and cons of candidates to be the Knicks’ new head coach: Mark Jackson Pro: Many Knicks fans would adore the move, a storybook return of a local hero to save a dead franchise. Con: Steve Mills and Scott Perry harped on wanting a coach to work as a team…

  • [NYPost] Coaching decision will define Steve Mills-Scott Perry regime
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:03:31 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. looked closer to 36 years old than 26 on Thursday, as he contemplated the fifth head-coaching change in his five-year NBA career. “It would be great to have a coach for more than two years,” Hardaway mused a few hours after the Knicks officially announced the firing of Jeff Hornacek. “It’s been…

  • [NYPost] Knicks clam up when asked about Porzingis’ contract
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:03:34 PM)

    Before getting fired, Jeff Hornacek gave a clue on how the Knicks might handle locking up Kristaps Porzingis long term when he raved about the franchise’s bright future. Hornacek said the benefit of 2019 free agency, when the Knicks have cap space, is they still can re-sign Porzingis and creatively go over the salary cap,…

  • [NYPost] The type of coach that the Knicks need
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:15:44 PM)

    Here is the worst cop-out in all of professional basketball: “How much difference does a coach really make in the NBA? If you have the talent, you win. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter how pretty your X’s and O’s look, you won’t.” Look, talent matters. And if you’re going to win a championship, talent…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter’s opt-out plan is a huge Knicks risk
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:04:45 PM)

    Enes Kanter wants a new contract, not a new home. Prior to his exit meeting with Knicks management Thursday, the big man said he is leaning towards opting out of the one year remaining on his contract — worth $18.6 million — and hopes to return to New York on a long-term deal. “I was…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah now has chance to end Knicks exile
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:50:49 AM)

    At least one player has no issue with Jeff Hornacek’s firing. Joakim Noah has been in exile from the Knicks since having a heated verbal altercation with the former coach on Jan. 25, but the exit of Hornacek could open the door for reconciliation between the former All-Star and the franchise. Noah, who has played…

  • [NYPost] Knicks detail everything that was wrong with Jeff Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:59:13 AM)

    In a conference room at Westchester Airport, the ax fell. Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry laid out to Jeff Hornacek his shortcomings that led to his firing in the early morning Thursday after landing from Cleveland. They believed Hornacek didn’t establish a defensive culture, a strong enough connection or communication with…

  • [NYDN] 8 intriguing Knicks coaching candidates after firing of Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:23:58 PM)

    An even year in this decade usually means the Knicks have a head coaching spot to fill.

  • [NYDN] Responsibility finally falls on Steve Mills after firing Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:48:23 PM)

    This is Mills’ show, for better or worse.

  • [NYDN] Knicks brass discusses Jeff Hornacek firing, coaching search
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:24:55 PM)

    Knicks team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressed the media Thursday after the firing of coach Jeff Hornacek.

  • [NYDN] Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy obvious picks for Knicks’ next coach
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:21:05 PM)

    While 16 teams prepare for the postseason, the Knicks are preparing for what they do often but not necessarily well; search for a new coach.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter leaning toward opting out of Knicks contract
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:05:03 PM)

    Enes Kanter said he’s leaning toward opting out of his contract with a goal of signing long term.

  • [NYDN] INTERACTIVE: 2018 Knicks Keep ‘Em Dump ‘Em
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:37:45 AM)

    Who should stay and who needs to go? Vote on which New York Knicks players and staff to keep and which to dump.

  • [NYDN] Knicks to reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright about coaching job
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:02:51 AM)

    The Knicks intend to contact Villanova’s Jay Wright about their head coaching vacancy, the Daily News has learned.

  • [ESPN] Knicks cite lack of accountability in firing
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:10:02 PM)

    Citing a lack of accountability and consistency for the firing of Jeff Hornacek, Knicks management said the team’s new coach will need to understand today’s player and game. David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson and Jerry Stackhouse are candidates.

  • [ESPN] How many years away are the Knicks now?
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:45:49 PM)

    The Knicks are looking for a new coach and getting younger. So what should fans expect from a franchise notorious for short-term thinking?

  • [ESPN] Who’s out, who’s in: NBA coaching changes
    (Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:07:02 PM)

    Three head coaches lost their jobs during the season, and more moves are expected this offseason. We’re keeping track of every change on the sidelines around the NBA.