Knicks Morning News (2018.04.26)

  • [ESPN] Bamba: Would have coveted NBA ‘head start’
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:57:23 PM)

    Mohamed Bamba, a projected top-five pick in June’s draft, said that had the opportunity been in place, he would have jumped straight from high school to the NBA.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James’s Buzzer Beater Provides Yet Another Signature Moment
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:10:17 AM)

    A last-second 3-pointer, immediately preceded by a clutch blocked shot, gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a 3-2 lead in their series with the Indiana Pacers.

  • [NYTimes] N.C.A.A. Panel Proposes Reforms, Including End to ‘One and Done’
    (Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:02:51 AM)

    Condoleezza Rice and her commission have ideas for cleaning up college basketball. But they don’t challenge the longtime requirement that the players be amateurs.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks interviewed Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, source says
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:58:53 PM)

    The Knicks’ list of candidates for their coaching vacancy continues to grow. They’ve interviewed Celtics’ lead assistant coach Jay Larranaga, according to a league source.

  • [NYPost] Larry Brown bullish on Mudiay if he gets in ‘unbelievable’ shape
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:42:45 PM)

    Former Knicks coach Larry Brown, who was close to a commitment from Emmanuel Mudiay to play at SMU, said the only thing standing in the 22-year-old point guard’s way to excellence is getting in “unbelievable’’ shape. Brown still is in contact with the Mudiays. Jean-Micheal Mudiay, Emmanuel’s brother, played for Brown at SMU. But his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ marquee coaching target leaves his other team
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:33:38 PM)

    Mike Budenholzer may have moved a step closer to the Knicks job as the Hawks announced Wednesday night they are “mutually” parting ways with their coach. No compensation will be needed to hire Budenholzer — once thought of as a potential stumbling block to any potential deal. The Post previously reported an NBA source saying…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Jay Wright pipe dream is officially dead
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:47:24 AM)

    The Knicks’ list of eight interviewees could expand, but there will be no interview with Villanova stud coach Jay Wright. According to an NBA source, the Knicks will not speak to Wright to conclude an exhaustive coaching search that has now taken them to Europe for David Blatt. But the search won’t take Knicks president…

  • [SNY Knicks] Nova’s Jay Wright will reportedly not interview for Knicks job
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:14:53 PM)

    The Knicks will not interview Villanova coach Jay Wright, an NBA source told the New York Post.

  • [NYDN] Kawhi Leonard’s potential Spurs split should interest Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:35:15 PM)

    The Summer of Kawhi has a head start on the Summer of LeBron.

  • [NYDN] Mike Budenholzer, one of Knicks’ coaching targets, leaves Hawks
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:58:51 PM)

    Mike Budenholzer is a free agent.

  • [NYDN] Kenny Smith says TV experience all he needs to coach Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:25:32 AM)

    Who needs coaching experience?