Knicks Morning News (2018.04.18)

  • [NYTimes] Raptors and Celtics Both Cruise to 2-0 Series Leads
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:17:53 AM)

    Toronto won the first two games of a playoff series for the first time in franchise history and Boston’s Jaylen Brown scored 30 points against Milwaukee.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Throwing it Back, Miami’s Dwyane Wade Takes the 76ers to School
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:32:08 PM)

    At this point in his career, Wade isn’t picking up new tricks. Still, he’s finding new ways to use what he knows and dominating the N.B.A.’s hottest team.

  • [NYTimes] Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00:06 PM)

    The N.B.A., which covers salaries in its developmental league, plans to pay G League players $35,000 in addition to housing and insurance benefits for the five-month regular season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jerry Stackhouse ready for another big jump to NBA head coach
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:30:36 AM)

    After all the great minds he has been mentored by and the years of NBA playing time under his belt, coaching has always been in Jerry Stackhouse’s future.

  • [NYPost] Mark Jackson’s Golden State tenure may be red flag for Knicks
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:04:26 PM)

    If Knicks brass has read “Betaball,’’ there are enough red flags about coaching candidate Mark Jackson to stop a NASCAR race. The recently released book detailing the making of the Warriors dynasty painted a bleak picture of Jackson being too resistant to analytics, mismanaging his coaching staff, making an ill-timed, anti-gay remark and harboring a…

  • [NYPost] Thought of ‘brilliant’ Fizdale to Knicks scares Heat coach
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:17:31 AM)

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hopes his former top assistant David Fizdale goes to Phoenix rather than New York. He may have said it facetiously, as a chuckling Spoelstra said he’d rather not compete against Fizdale’s team four times a season. (The Heat face Western Conference teams two times.) Fizdale said over the weekend he will…

  • [NYDN] Isiah Thomas was instrumental in getting Carmelo to Knicks: book
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:52:05 PM)

    The story is now seven years old, but trading for Carmelo was arguably the most significant move in the last 20 years for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Knicks must decide if they can ignore Mark Jackson’s past drama
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:51:26 PM)

    Mark Jackson’s tenure in Golden State is viewed through two very different lenses.

  • [NYDN] DN Sports Talk Podcast: Knicks talk with Stefan Bondy
    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:16:12 PM)

    Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the team’s ongoing coaching search.