Knicks Morning News (2018.04.20)

  • [NY Newsday] James Dolan not ruling out Kristaps Porzingis missing all of next season, report says
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:18:51 PM)

    The Knicks haven’t issued a timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return, but their owner didn’t rule out the franchise player missing all of next season.

  • [NYPost] Ernie Johnson, Barkley and Shaq give Kenny Smith advice for Knicks interview
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:09:02 PM)

    The TNT crew is trying to help out Kenny Smith’s bid to become the Knicks’ next head coach. After being teased on the air by his colleagues late Thursday night during the NBA postgame show on TNT, Smith confirmed he will be interviewing for the Knicks job Friday in the Big Apple. “I know how…

  • [NYPost] One ex-Knick believes Jackson a perfect fit for New York
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:39:53 PM)

    David Lee will leave for the French Open in 10 days. He hopes before heading to Paris with fiancée Caroline Wozniacki that Mark Jackson is named the Knicks head coach. The ex-Knicks/ex-Warriors power forward played for Jackson in Golden State for all three of Jackson’s seasons. “He has a very smart perspective looking at the…

  • [NYPost] The hours after Kristaps Porzingis’ heartbreak: Tequila shots
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:16:28 PM)

    Tequila, anyone? In a 23-minute documentary that went online Thursday about his rehab, Janis Porzingis, Kristaps’ brother and agent, revealed the night of the ACL-tear diagnosis, his entourage needed a ceremonial shot to absorb the devastating news. Janis said he took a tequila bottle and poured shots for his brother Martins, Kristaps and their longtime…

  • [NYPost] Trying to decipher Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis thinking
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:17:55 AM)

    At least now coaches interviewing for the Knicks’ job should know now a possibility exists — although unlikely and a worst-case scenario — Kristaps Porzingis will sit out all next season to rest his left knee. Not that the Knicks’ job was bouquets and roses before owner James Dolan spoke his piece to The Post’s…

  • [NYDN] James Dolan reminding everyone why Knicks remain so dysfunctional
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:38:40 PM)

    James Dolan unplugged — not on stage mind you — is still the best James Dolan.

  • [NYTimes] Masked Joel Embiid Leads 76ers to Easy Win Over Heat
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 4:26:32 AM)

    Philadelphia’s center, playing in his first playoff game, had 23 points. In other action, the Warriors and Pelicans both opened up 3-0 leads.

  • [NYTimes] Gregg Popovich Is Absent for Game 3 After Wife’s Death
    (Friday, April 20, 2018 4:29:50 AM)

    An assistant coach, Ettore Messina, led the team on Thursday in Popovich’s absence. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others paid tribute to Erin Popovich.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan doesn’t know when Porzingis will return
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:30:04 PM)

    Knicks owners James Dolan admits he has no idea when Kristaps Porzingis will return– he might even sit out all of next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] James Dolan explains why Knicks needed change from Hornacek
    (Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:45:57 AM)

    MSG executive chairman James Dolan is currently searching for two head coaches, with the Knicks and Rangers letting Jeff Hornacek and Alain Vigneault go just hours after they completed their final regular season games.