Knicks Morning News (2018.04.15)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: If Anybody Beats the Pacers, It Might Be an Assistant Coach
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:08:04 AM)

    They are the surprise team in the NBA playoffs. Two newcomers may be the key to success — and a training coach who put on pads to rough players up a little.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors Shake Off Their Late-Season Stumbles and Thrash the Spurs in Game 1
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:45:15 AM)

    Golden State picked up its defense and beat San Antonio, 113-92, on Saturday in the N.B.A. playoffs. In other games, Philadelphia romped and Toronto ended a losing streak.

  • [NYTimes] 2018 N.B.A. Playoff Preview: As the Playoffs Begin, the N.B.A.’s Biggest Stars Are Going Ring Hunting
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:00:39 AM)

    The Rockets, Warriors and Cavaliers all think they have an edge in the league’s annual contest for the jewelry that tends to dominate the conversation.

  • [NY Newsday] Patience might be problem for Kristaps Porzingis
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:12:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis did not blow off his exit interview this year.

  • [NY Newsday] Source: Knicks have reached out to numerous reps of coaches
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    They’ve spoken to agents for Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, David Fizdale and Jerry Stackhouse, source says.

  • [NY Newsday] What’s next for the Knicks this offseason
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:21:45 PM)

    Another important offseason has begun for the Knicks after a fifth straight year of missing the playoffs, a fourth consecutive season with at least 50 losses and a roster that probably won’t be built to win next season, either.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ only concern is getting healthy
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:59:01 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kristaps Porzingis deflected most questions about the future of the Knicks on Saturday, saying his only focus is on returning from a torn left ACL.

  • [ESPN] Porzingis: We have to trust front office
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:26:39 PM)

    All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis says he’ll put his trust in the Knicks’ front office to hire the next head coach, and that he wants to remain in New York long term.

  • [NYPost] Mike Woodson: ‘I’d love to be back’ to coach the Knicks
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:01:35 PM)

    Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson chuckled when he was told David Fizdale had an interview scheduled next week with president Steve Mills for the team’s open head-coaching job. “I gave him his first job in Atlanta,’’ Woodson mused about hiring Fizdale in 2004 — though Frizdale worked as a Warriors assistant under Eric Musselman the…

  • [NYPost] Analyzing 6 NYC teams battling through long title droughts
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:55:16 PM)

    We should take note that we live in a time of danger for sporting droughts. It’s almost as if the sporting deities who legislate such things finally wearied of listening to the whining of self-styled “long-suffering” fans, threw up their arms and said enough is enough. Since 2004, the Red Sox ended a World Series…

  • [NYPost] Knicks touch base with Jeff Van Gundy rep for coaching job
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:52:37 PM)

    Miracles do happen. After years of frostiness following his resignation in 2001, Jeff Van Gundy could yet be in the mix for the Knicks’ job. Though Van Gundy appears a long shot, multiple sources told The Post that Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry spoke to his representatives Saturday. It is unclear,…

  • [NYPost] Reluctant Kristaps Porzingis isn’t thinking about this Knicks rebuild
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:56:00 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is now headed back to Latvia to continue his rehab, saying Saturday he can’t focus on the Knicks’ coaching search or their rebuilding plan — just rehabbing his knee. And Porzingis still couldn’t come close to answering when he will play his next game during a guarded 8-minute interview with Knicks beat writers…

  • [NYPost] A Dwyane Wade favorite is getting his interview with Knicks
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:41:42 AM)

    David Fizdale, the former Grizzlies head coach and longtime Heat assistant, told reporters Friday in Oakland, Calif., he would speak with the Knicks and Suns about their vacancies next week. Charlotte, after firing Steve Clifford, also reportedly has major interest. Fizdale was visiting the Warriors’ practice facility Friday — he is friends with Golden State…

  • [SNY Knicks] Trae Young expected to work out for Knicks
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:10:40 PM)

    Oklahoma point guard Trae Young is expected to work out for the Knicks once NBA Draft workouts begin, his father told

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Fizdale to interview with Knicks for coaching job
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:17:06 AM)

    The Daily News reported that David Fizdale will interview with the Knicks for their vacant head coaching position.

  • [NYDN] Metta World Peace throws name into mix for Knicks’ head coach
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:41:53 PM)

    If Steve Mills and Scott Perry opt for an out-of-the-box hire, this would certainly classify as one.

  • [NYDN] Knicks officially reach out to both Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:33:52 PM)

    The Knicks have contacted the representatives of both Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, the Daily News has learned.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis says focus is on his knee not Knicks’ coaching search
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:15:53 AM)

    A year ago Kristaps Porzingis made the ultimate power move by skipping his exit meeting.

  • [NYDN] Things aren’t changing with the Knicks while fans keep buying in
    (Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:17:51 AM)

    A TV commercial for Knicks 2018-19 season tickets ends with the following words: “Experience the next chapter.”