Knicks Morning News (2018.06.05)

  • [NYPost] Knicks legends wish Phil Jackson had reached out for help
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 7:50:25 PM)

    Former Knicks guard Dick Barnett has something Phil Jackson doesn’t have — his Knicks jersey retired in the Garden rafters. But in reflecting on the Zen Master’s failure as Knicks president, Barnett, who wore No. 12, wondered why Jackson never once consulted with him nor another backcourt legend, Walt Frazier, during his futile 3½-year stint…

  • [NYPost] Knicks president ready to see what Trae Young has to offer
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 5:46:12 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry started their Monday evening at the formal Bill Bradley tribute gala for the Hospital for Special Surgery, then were heading for a late-night dinner with Oklahoma’s electric point guard prospect Trae Young. “He’s an intriguing player, intriguing talent,’’ Mills said Monday on the eve of Young’s…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale, wife Natasha dine with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 6:07:36 AM)

    When Fizdale, a former Heat assistant coach, was fired from his job with the Grizzlies last November, Wade sent out supportive Tweets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly finalizing deal to make Royal Ivey assistant coach
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 3:15:57 PM)

    The Knicks are reportedly close to finalizing a deal to make Royal Ivey an assistant coach on David Fizdale’s staff next season.

  • [NYDN] Queens jury finds ex-NYPD cop not guilty of 234 child porn charges
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:10:00 AM)

    AN EX-COP was acquitted Monday on 234 counts of child pornography possession, his lawyer said.

    Yong-fa Wu, 38, who spent three years on the force, was charged in 2014 with downloading and keeping hundreds of images of minors engaged in sex acts, according to the Queens District Attorney.

    The Department…

  • [NYDN] ‘Sex and the City’ writers have one huge regret on show’s 20th anniversary
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Two decades after “Sex and the City” premiered, the show’s writers remain extremely proud of their creation, with one exception – name-dropping then-businessman Donald Trump and later giving him a cameo.

    “If we could do it over again the main thing we would chose is not to involve Donald Trump,”…

  • [NYDN] ‘Hereditary’ review: Toni Collette leads smart, genuinely shocking horror movie
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Gory, gory, hallelujah.

    Filled with strange spells, pale ghosts and bloody decapitations, “Hereditary” is not a horror movie for the faint of heart. Or maybe weak of stomach.

    But if you like your scares served blood-rare, this classic chiller is guaranteed to scare the hell out of you.

    Or maybe…

  • [NYDN] Desegregate these schools: De Blasio is right to focus on Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and other elite city high schools
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Mayor de Blasio’s long-overdue plan to desegregate the city’s top high schools is disappointingly timid and politically so ill-timed that it almost seems intended to fail.

    But even a botched attempt at progress is worth cheering, and the plan is a welcome opportunity to talk about how to end the…

  • [NYDN] American couple killed during botched burglary at Bahia de los Angeles beach home
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:50:00 AM)

    A retired American couple was killed in a flurry of gunfire at their sleepy Gulf of California beach house over the weekend, according to a report Monday.

    The couple was likely shot dead in the home during a botched burglary early Saturday in the coastal community of Bahia de los Angeles, the San…

  • [NYDN] Bill games the elite high school admissions test
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    In pursuit of the noble goal that the city’s elite high schools look more like the diverse metropolis they serve, Mayor de Blasio is embracing a zero-sum approach that would leave countless working-class Asian students on the outs.

    The single-test admissions system for Stuyvesant, Bronx Science,…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Cabbies say passengers viciously pummeled them — but Queens DA dropped the ball on their cases
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Three cab drivers claim they suffered serious injuries at the hands of passengers over the past 18 months, but prosecutors in Queens let their attackers off with a slap on the wrist.

    The drivers — Mohammad Rahman, Toffazal Bhuiyan and Irfan Hyder — say prosecutors with the Queens district attorney’s…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Undocumented Jamaican man’s citizenship dreams thwarted by 1993 weed conviction
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A hard-working, undocumented Jamaican man’s hopes of becoming a U.S. citizen have gone up in smoke due to a marijuana conviction from 1993.

    Now the immigrant, who the Daily News is only identifying by his first name, Howard, is in talks with the office of Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark to…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn man who says he was beaten by cops after asking for help wins $3M verdict
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A 27-year-old Brooklyn man who says he turned to the police for help only to get badly beaten by a trio of cops in front of his young son has been awarded $3 million by a federal jury, the Daily News has learned.

    Thomas Jennings says that as the son of a police officer — his now-decease dad, Levi,…

  • [NYDN] “The Office” star Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard, dead at 75
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:05:00 AM)

    Hugh Dane, who portrayed beloved security guard Hank in the NBC show “The Office,” has died at age 75.

    The actor also portrayed characters in memorable films and series such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Bridesmaids.”

    The Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles posted a notice of his …

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Verizon, baseball stats and jobs
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    I’ll keep my landline, thanks

    Manhattan: My phone company is Verizon. I have a landline. A cable in the street needed repair, so I was without service for several weeks this spring. The last time this happened I was given a “temporary voice solution,” which is a gadget with an antenna you plug…

  • [NYDN] Chris Cuomo holds Rudy Giuliani’s feet to the fire over White House lies in off-the-rails interview
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    CNN host Chris Cuomo grilled Rudy Giuliani Monday on why the White House lied about President Trump’s role in helping craft a misleading statement about his son’s meeting with Russian agents.

    Cuomo explained how a leaked letter written by Trump’s legal team showed they admitted the President had…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn man convicted for 2010 gang killing
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    A Brooklyn man was convicted Monday for pumping bullets into two unsuspecting gang rivals eight years ago.

    Federal jurors found Frank Smith guilty of murder in aid of racketeering and other crimes for his role in a Coney Island gang war that boiled over.

    Smith, a longtime member of the violent,…

  • [NYDN] Video shows man wanted in fatal shooting of 17-year-old Bronx girl
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Police released surveillance video early Tuesday of a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Bronx teen.

    The man fired multiple shots at a group of people, striking 17-year-old Vlana Roberts, at 8:15 p.m. at the corner of E. 181 St. and Vyse Ave. in West Farms on Saturday, police…

  • [NYDN] Teenage slasher slices 16-year-old boy’s shoulder outside Bronx middle school
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    A teenage slasher sliced open a fellow teen’s shoulder as he stepped out of a Bronx middle school Monday, cops said.

    The 16-year-old victim was stepping out of Intermediate School 339 on Webster Ave. near Claremont Parkway in Claremont at about 3:30 p.m., when the attacker, 14, approached him,…

  • [NYDN] Lawyers, White House aides were inconsistent on Trump Tower meeting, letter shows
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — For months, President Donald Trump’s legal team, the White House press secretary and others in Trump’s orbit said he did not dictate or help draft a June 2017 statement trying to explain the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his eldest son and a Russian lawyer.

    Turns out, that…

  • [NYDN] Mother launches racist tirade at Asian woman who allegedly stole her daughter’s seat on New York subway — WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A mother on a New York subway was caught on video launching a racist tirade at an Asian woman who allegedly pushed her young daughter out her seat.

    The video posted to YouTube by Jose Amatute on May 30 shows the defensive mother shouting at the woman in front of the passengers on a train.

    “He didn’t…

  • [NYDN] ‘Ocean’s 8’ will premiere a day early at AMC theaters for ‘Girls’ Night Out’
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Girl squads are invited to the heist early.

    AMC Theatres will debut the all-female “Ocean’s 8” reboot a day ahead of schedule for a special “Girls’ Night Out” event.

    Select theaters will show the movie on Wednesday, along with a collectible pen, notebook and order of popcorn. Locations with a bar…

  • [NYDN] Ex-Brooklyn DA groped and forcibly kissed woman, prosecutors say
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    A former Brooklyn assistant district attorney kissed a woman and then grabbed her breast without her consent, prosecutors said when his trial opened Monday.

    The alleged victim was driving Chrismy Sagaille home from a baby shower in April 2017 when he made the unwanted advance, according to Staten…

  • [NYDN] Music-loving nonprofit places 51 colorful pianos across NYC
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:09:00 PM)

    A group of city green spaces got an acoustic boost courtesy of a music-loving nonprofit.

    Sing for Hope placed 51 colorful pianos in public green spaces throughout the city Monday to encourage visitors to play.

    “We’re all creative artistic beings, but too often in our busy modern lives we do not…

    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    To make a Hometown Heroes nomination, include a brief description of why he or she deserves an award. Please provide relevant names, dates, locations and contact information for the person making the nomination.


    Letter: “Daily News Hometown Heroes,” Attention:…

  • [NYDN] 2018 Hometown Heroes Rules
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:05:00 PM)


    The Daily News will present the Hometown Heroes awards to showcase people who display generosity, compassion, dedication, selflessness and ingenuity in the education, transit, medical and service (police, fire and emergency medical response) fields, as well as youth who exhibit these laudable…

  • [NYDN] Daily News expands 2018 Hometown Heroes program
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Think about it. This city is full of heroes.

    From inspiring teachers who go the extra mile for their students, to fearless police officers who save lives, to dedicated subway workers who get us home on time, New Yorkers of every stripe make miracles happen each day.

    That’s why this year the Daily…

  • [NYDN] Mayor de Blasio urged to boost resources to tackle the rising homeless student population
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    More than a dozen advocacy groups called on Mayor de Blasio to improve services for homeless students on Monday amid mounting pressure for action on a crisis of students in temporary housing.

    A record 111,562 city students were homeless or living in temporary housing in the 2016-17 school year,…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Keelan Moxley, viral ‘puck girl’ fan, goes nuts following Brett Connolly’s goal in Capitals’ Game 4 Stanley Cup Final win
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    In case you needed any more proof Keelan Moxley is Brett Connolly’s biggest fan, you’ve got it.

    Moxley, attending Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final in D.C., was seen screaming her head off and breaking into heart-melting grin after Connolly’s third period goal increased the Capitals’ lead over the…

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: Over, Easy: A Basketball Aficionado Foresees the Warriors’ Surge Past the Rockets
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:23:21 AM)

    Fabulous Flournoy, a Bronx native, has been a player-coach for a professional team in Britain for the past 17 seasons.