Knicks Morning News (2018.05.06)

  • [NYDN] Can David Fizdale stop the Knicks’ cycle of ruining coaches?
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:39:02 PM)

    The Knicks have a knack for end coaching careers.

  • [NYDN] New Knicks coach David Fizdale’s USD ‘Mafia’ ties run deep in NBA
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 2:30:32 PM)

    David Fizdale, the newest coach of the Knicks, proudly identifies himself as a member of the mafia — the USD Mafia, that is.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Lance Thomas takes his competitive fire to the open seas
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 10:17:45 AM)

    Lance Thomas really sold his devotion to fishing by telling a story about eating a tuna’s heart.

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale hiring could spark new round of Knicks-Heat hate
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:23:14 AM)

    David Fizdale and Erik Spoelstra have a long history dating back to Fizdale’s days as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat.

  • [NY Newsday] David Fizdale appears to be the right man to lead the Knicks
    (Sunday, May 06, 2018 2:29:30 AM)

    While spending eight years around Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra as a Miami Heat assistant coach, David Fizdale undoubtedly learned all about preparation, motivating players and getting the most out of them. He also had to pick up some words to live by that go beyond coach-speak.

  • [NYPost] Why Riley-esque style that got David Fizdale fired may fit Knicks
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 10:25:34 AM)

    David Fizdale came to Beale Street preaching too much Miami gospel and not enough Memphis blues. Fizdale’s final undoing with the Grizzlies was a feud with star center Marc Gasol that escalated last November, leading to his dismissal at 7-12, but it was much more. Parroting his mentor Pat Riley, Fizdale was hell-bent on changing…

  • [NYTimes] Celtics 101, 76ers 98: N.B.A. Playoffs: It All Goes Wrong for the Sixers, Including the Confetti
    (Sunday, May 06, 2018 2:03:57 AM)

    The Celtics took a 3-0 series lead against Philadelphia, which could not overcome two errant passes at key moments and a premature blast from a confetti cannon.

  • [NYTimes] Welcome to the W.N.B.A.: Good Luck Finding a Job
    (Saturday, May 05, 2018 4:05:05 PM)

    Only 144 women will make the 12 W.N.B.A. rosters. Not all of the 36 players drafted each season in the three-round draft will even make a team.