Knicks Morning News (2018.05.05)

  • [NYTimes] Pelicans 119, Warriors 100: Pelicans Take Down the Warriors in Game 3
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 4:30:40 AM)

    Anthony Davis had 33 points, 18 rebounds and four steals for New Orleans.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For the Celtics, a Matchup Between Terry Rozier and Ben Simmons Is Paying Off
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 11:53:45 PM)

    Rozier, who replaced the injured Kyrie Irving, has outplayed 76ers guard Ben Simmons as Boston built a 2-0 lead in a conference semifinal series.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: David Fizdale Is Totally Going to Save the Knicks
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 10:02:46 PM)

    Another supposed savior is coming to Madison Square Garden, where James L. Dolan’s magic touch surely awaits.

  • [NYTimes] David Fizdale Is Said to Be Knicks’ Next Coach
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 11:15:13 AM)

    Fizdale, 43, replaces Jeff Hornacek and takes over a team that has just one playoff series win in the last 18 years.

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale can get first Knicks win by visiting Porzingis
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 9:57:27 PM)

    David Fizdale’s first victory as Knicks head coach will come very soon.

  • [NYDN] The inside story of what went wrong for David Fizdale in Memphis
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 9:56:39 PM)

    Fizdale is a rare case of a coach emerging from a firing as the clear victor, with both his money and reputation in place.

  • [NYDN] How new Knick David Fizdale is the Kaepernick of coaches
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 11:59:45 AM)

    In September 2017, David Fizdale, then-coach of the Memphis Grizzlies was asked what would happen if his team wanted to take a knee.

  • [NYPost] Coaches who gave David Fizdale his shot know he’s built for this
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 8:19:15 PM)

    After his playing days as an All-West Coast Conference guard, David Fizdale returned to his University of San Diego alma mater as a graduate assistant on then-coach Brad Holland’s staff. He quickly made an impression. “The first day of coaching, Dave walked in, stopped practiced and started telling guys what to do. Brad and I…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale expected to name Keith Smart a Knicks assistant
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 3:31:07 PM)

    Syracuse fans won’t like this. David Fizdale is expected to bring an NCAA champion along with him to New York: Keith Smart, who is likely to join the new Knicks head coach as an assistant coach, according to an NBA source. Smart hit the most famous game-winning shot in NCAA Tournament history for Indiana 31…

  • [NYPost] New Knicks coach is already a winner off the court
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 11:43:04 AM)

    Newly-minted New York Knicks coach David Fizdale wins big off the court with his stunning marketing executive wife Natasha Sen-Fizdale.

  • [NYPost] The rant that made the new Knicks coach famous
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 9:56:20 AM)

    David Fizdale’s rant precedes him. Before he’d even officially been announced as the Knicks’ new coach, some of his future players — and tons of his prospective fans — chimed in on social media, having fun with the most recognizable moment of his young coaching career. Back as a rookie head coach two seasons ago in…

  • [SNY Knicks] Keith Smart expected to join Fizdale as assistant coach
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 8:52:57 PM)

    Knicks new head coach David Fizdale is wasting no time putting together his coaching staff in New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale will fly to Latvia to meet with Knicks’ Porzingis in person
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 9:49:00 AM)

    New Knicks head coach David Fizdale will reportedly fly to Latvia soon to meet in person with New York’s All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NY Newsday] David Fizdale gets rave review from Knicks’ Courtney Lee
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 9:02:08 PM)

    Courtney Lee didn’t play under David Fizdale in Memphis, but he looks forward to getting that chance with the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Which New York sports team will end the championship drought?
    (Friday, May 04, 2018 7:18:00 AM)

    Eleven is the best age to be a sports fan — old enough to appreciate what is going on, young enough not to be distracted by cynicism or hormones.