Knicks Morning News (2018.04.16)

  • [NYDN] Knicks meeting with David Blatt, set to interview Mike Woodson
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:33:35 PM)

    David Blatt is reportedly flying from overseas next week to interview for the Knicks job.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale will have to answer for this in interview with Knicks
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:46:31 PM)

    The NBA was stunned when current Knicks target David Fizdale got the boot in late November — the longtime assistant-coaching stud getting cut down in just his second season in Memphis. LeBron James, who won two titles with Fizdale in Miami, summed up the league’s reaction in a tweet: “I need some answers. Feels like…

  • [NYPost] Knicks trying to finalize meeting with LeBron’s former coach
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:07:45 PM)

    As expected, the Knicks are trying to finalize a meeting with David Blatt, the former Cavaliers coach who interviewed with Phil Jackson in 2016 at president Steve Mills’ urging. According to ESPN, Blatt is out of the country and may not be able to interview until next week. Blatt just won the Euro Cup with…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks-Mike Woodson interest is officially mutual
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:49:47 AM)

    Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson got his wish. One day after telling The Post he would “love” to interview with the Knicks to “finish what I started,” team brass received permission from the Clippers on Sunday to talk to Doc Rivers’ top assistant, according to a league source who confirmed an ESPN report. Woodson was arguably…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks set up several head coaching interviews
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:17:26 PM)

    The Knicks are planning to meet this week with head coaching candidates David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, and Jerry Stackhouse, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks reach out to Jeff Van Gundy,
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:34:30 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry reached out to Jeff Van Gundy’s representatives on Saturday as the team searches for a new head coach, reports the New York Post.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks add Woodson, Blatt to search
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:29:14 PM)

    As the Knicks finalize plans to meet with their top four coaching candidates, they also got permission from the LA Clippers to speak to former head coach Mike Woodson, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • [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.

  • [NYTimes] New Coach? New Players? Prayers? How to Fix the Knicks (and Nets)
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:49:32 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.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks set to begin interviewing coaching candidates
    (Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:03:29 PM)

    The Knicks are setting up interviews with candidates for their coaching vacancy.