Knicks Morning News (2018.04.25)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kenny Smith confirms he interviewed for Knicks job
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:43:34 PM)

    Former NBA player and current TNT analyst Kenny Smith has interviewed with the Knicks for the team’s head coaching vacancy, he said on Sirius XM Radio.

  • [NYTimes] Why the N.C.A.A. Is Trying to Heal Itself
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:50:05 AM)

    Condoleezza Rice and her commission have ideas for fixing college basketball. Will the N.C.A.A. listen?

  • [NYTimes] 76ers Advance as Celtics Have Bucks on Brink of Elimination
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:42:09 AM)

    Philadelphia, bolstered by Meek Mill’s appearance, rolled to an easy victory over the Miami Heat. The Celtics lead their series against Milwaukee, 3-2.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Is a One-Man Show. That Is the Problem.
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:32:43 PM)

    “You feel like he just keeps getting better,” says an opposing coach. But the Cavaliers and Pacers are still tied 2-2 in the playoffs’ first round.

  • [NYTimes] Meek Mill Is Released From Prison on Bail
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:07:27 AM)

    Prosecutors had said the rapper’s conviction should be vacated because of questions about the credibility of the arresting officer.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Stars Talk a Good Game in the Playoffs
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:14:34 PM)

    As the action on the court heats up, the league’s best shed the clichés and commit to verbal sparring.

  • [NYPost] Kenny Smith: How TNT job has set me up for Knicks success
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:22:13 PM)

    Kenny Smith may be a long-shot candidate for the Knicks’ coaching job, but he doesn’t sound like one — saying he believes he’s “ready’’ to leave Charles Barkley and run the Knicks. The TNT broadcasting mainstay, who won two NBA titles as a Rockets point guard, said his Knicks interview Friday was “fun,’’ and that…

  • [NYPost] Ex-Knicks point guard chooses Nets’ youth to coach
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:05:00 AM)

    The Nets are adding to their coaching staff, with The Post learning ex-Knick Pablo Prigioni will join the group. He will aid in development, especially helping to groom a glut of young point guards that will be key in the rebuilding process. The team also announced the addition of Tiago Splitter to the position of…

  • [NYDN] Kenny Smith believes TV experience qualifies him for Knicks job
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:47:54 PM)

    Who needs coaching experience? Kenny Smith believes his lengthy time on television makes him qualified to lead the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher engaged to Gloria Govan
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:15:08 PM)

    The engagement comes more than two years after Fisher was involved in an altercation with Govan’s ex-husband, Matt Barnes.

  • [NY Newsday] 76ers a ‘process’ Knicks can only envy
    (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:52:47 PM)

    After watching the 76ers close out their series with a 104-91 win over the Heat, it is hard not to consider them among the class of the East and even wonder if they have enough to make it to the NBA Finals.