Knicks Morning News (2018.04.19)

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Almost Single-Handedly Powers Cavaliers to Win
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:58:48 AM)

    Cleveland is now tied 1-1 in the team’s first-round series with Indiana, while Utah also pulled even in their series with Oklahoma City.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Trail Blazers Shun the Pass, and It Costs Them in the Playoffs
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:43:06 PM)

    Portland had the fewest assists of any team in the regular season, but its one-on-one style of play is hindering them as the playoffs bring tougher defenses.

  • [NYDN] Steve Mills, Scott Perry thorough in Knicks’ head coaching search
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:02:24 PM)

    In the early stages of the Knicks last coaching search Phil Jackson decided to take a vacation.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for head coach
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:22:53 PM)

    Knicks GM Scott Perry said that head coaching experience in the NBA doesn’t matter in their search for a new head coach, and it looks like they weren’t bluffing.

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale receives stamp of approval from Erik Spoelstra
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:10:01 PM)

    David Fizdale, who is one of the Knicks’ head-coaching candidates, has one endorsement that says he will be great with whoever decides to employ him next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is Mark Jackson the right guy for the Knicks?
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:16:21 PM)

    The Daily News Live panel breaks down the Knicks’ decision to interview Mark Jackson for their vacant head coaching job.

  • [NY Newsday] Kyle O’Quinn: No decision yet on opt-out clause with Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00:44 PM)

    Kyle O’Quinn said he hasn’t made up his mind about the opt-out clause in his contract with the Knicks and instead has focused on taking care of another important decision.

  • [ESPN] Source: Knicks to interview TNT analyst Smith
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:54:05 PM)

    Kenny Smith, an analyst for TNT, will interview with the Knicks for their head-coaching job on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The Knicks are looking to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired after the season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for coaching job
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:33:15 PM)

    Add another former Queens point guard turned broadcaster into the Knicks’ coaching mix — though this one doesn’t appear to have much of a shot. TNT’s Kenny Smith, who interviewed for the Knicks’ general manager vacancy in 2008, reportedly will get an audience Friday with team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry, according…

  • [NYPost] Dolan discusses how the Knicks are approaching this rebuild
    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:11:52 PM)

    Jim Dolan was talking about the Rangers and then he was talking about the Knicks. “Basketball is different than hockey,” the Garden executive chairman said during a conversation at his MSG office on Wednesday. “A great player in hockey is the difference, but a great player in basketball is the team. “And I think we…