Knicks Morning News (2018.05.08)

  • [ESPN] Kanter challenges LeBron: Come to New York
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 6:14:54 PM)

    LeBron James is expected to be a free agent this summer, and Knicks big man Enes Kanter challenged him Monday to come to New York and back up his declaration that he’s king of the city.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter playfully wants LeBron to ‘come and prove’ he’s the ‘King of New York’
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 6:05:40 PM)

    While answering questions on social media Monday afternoon, Knicks forward Enes Kanter had a message for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James: “You really want to be King of New York? Come and prove it.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks officially name David Fizdale head coach
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 4:00:33 PM)

    The Knicks have officially hired former Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale as their head coach, the team announced Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hall of Famer Bernard King sees stardom in Frank Ntilikina’s future
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 2:52:28 PM)

    Hall of Famer and former Knicks F Bernard King sees loads of potential in Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay embracing more change with Fizdale as new head coach
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 11:45:27 AM)

    For Knicks PG Emmanuel Mudiay, change has become standard.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks make hiring of David Fizdale official
    (Tuesday, May 08, 2018 1:59:28 AM)

    It’s official. The Knicks on Monday announced David Fizdale as their new coach.

  • [NY Newsday] New York coaching puzzle is nearly complete
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 6:02:00 AM)

    We are almost there, people! The emergency redecoration of metropolitan area coaches’ offices has one last makeover left on the agenda: a new head coach for the Rangers.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 128, Raptors 93: LeBron James and the Cavaliers Earn Themselves Some Rest
    (Tuesday, May 08, 2018 3:39:16 AM)

    After a quiet first half, James put up another big game against the Toronto Raptors while securing the 12th playoff series sweep of his 15-year career.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: T.J. McConnell Helps 76ers Avoid Elimination
    (Tuesday, May 08, 2018 3:23:44 AM)

    A surprise starter, McConnell scored a career-high 19 points as Philadelphia beat the Boston Celtics. Boston leads the series 3-1.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: To Dominate in New Orleans and Beyond, the Warriors Head to the Hamptons
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 10:03:16 PM)

    Golden State has typically reserved its best lineup for the end of games, but the rest of the league is on notice: The Hamptons Five is now starting.

  • [NYDN] 8 questions for David Fizdale and the Knicks front office
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 9:42:02 PM)

    The word on David Fizdale is that he’s a big “culture” guy and, in pursuit of that culture, he’s not afraid to ruffle feathers.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter dares LeBron James to sign with Knicks
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 9:22:07 PM)

    Enes Kanter has a message for LeBron James: think you’re the king of New York? Prove it.

  • [NYDN] Knicks officially name David Fizdale as next head coach
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 3:45:06 PM)

    The Knicks have officially hired David Fizdale as the team’s head coach, the team announced Monday.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale inspired Knicks forward by making him angry
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 7:26:57 PM)

    Troy Williams, the lone Knick to play for David Fizdale, gives his former/current coach credit for one of his most memorable nights in the NBA during his rookie season with Memphis. On Dec. 10, 2016, the Grizzlies were down to 10 healthy players and Williams was forced into the starting lineup against the vaunted Warriors…

  • [NYPost] Five questions facing David Fizdale hinge on young Knicks
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 4:34:32 PM)

    The Knicks believe they’ve found their guy in David Fizdale, who was officially announced as head coach to ringing endorsements Monday. Here are five questions the former Grizzlies coach must address as he takes over a long-reeling franchise: 1. What did he learn from his feud with Marc Gasol in Memphis? Fizdale has yet to…

  • [NYPost] The irony behind Enes Kanter daring LeBron to join Knicks
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 1:26:21 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter continued his trolling of LeBron James on Twitter on Monday as the Knicks officially announced the hiring of one of James’ favorites, David Fizdale. James swears by Fizdale from their Miami days and provides a glimmer of hope the new coach can persuade him to make the Garden his home at…

  • [NYPost] Even James Dolan chimes in on ‘creative’ David Fizdale with hiring official
    (Monday, May 07, 2018 12:05:03 PM)

    It’s officially official, and even owner James Dolan has chimed in with his take on the hire of David Fizdale, calling him “creative” and “the right coach.’’ Knicks general manager Scott Perry went with “dynamic” and cited his “championship pedigree.” President Steve Mills called him “an effective communicator.’’ “I would like to congratulate and welcome…