Knicks Morning News (2018.06.06)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to host workout for Villanova’s Mikal Bridges
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:45:22 PM)

    Villanova SF Mikal Bridges will work out for the Knicks in the coming days as the team continues looking at players it might take at No. 9 in the NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks target Trae Young excited at thought of playing in New York
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:05:22 AM)

    Oklahoma PG Trae Young, considered by some the second coming of Stephen Curry, had his private workout with the Knicks Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] 3-year-old Indiana girl dies in hot car after trip to church
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:00:00 AM)

    A coroner says the parents of 3-year-old girl who died in a hot car in central Indiana thought she was asleep inside their home.

    Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay says Hannah Grace Miller had a high core body temperature when she was pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday evening.


  • [NYDN] Trump campaign launches website for ‘Promises Kept’ — even though not everything has been
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Promises, promises.

    President Trump’s re-election campaign launched a website dedicated to his administration’s accomplishments since the commander-in-chief took office in January 2017, which campaign boss Brad Parscale said touted what the former real estate developer has done during the last…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn apartment fire kills two after erupting in garbage bag
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:20:00 AM)

    A fast-moving fire killed two people after erupting in a trash bag in their Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday, officials said.

    Firefighters battling the blaze found a 59-year-old woman dead inside the sixth-floor apartment near Ditmas Ave. and E. 22nd St. around 2:05 a.m., according to authorities.

  • [NYDN] Thank you, Bobby Kennedy for caring when others didn’t
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Robert Francis Kennedy died 50 years ago, struck down by an assassin like his brother and Martin Luther King before him.

    We do not what would have happened had RFK lived. Counterfactual histories are tempting to write, typically far too flattering to their protagonists. We do know that New York’s…

  • [NYDN] Brother of Kalief Browder says state has failed on criminal justice reform
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Upset with Gov. Cuomo’s failure to deliver promised criminal justice reforms, the brother of teen suicide victim Kalief Browder will mark the third anniversary of his death by pressing lawmakers to act before the legislative session ends later this month.

    Akeem Browder will be at the state Capitol…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Cop fired over fake shooting sued to get job back; now wants NYPD to return his gun
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A cop fired after he was accused of orchestrating his own shooting sued and got his job back — but he won’t rest until he gets his gun and is allowed to return to patrol duty, the Daily News has learned.

    The NYPD, however, appears determined to keep Officer Brian O’Byrne behind a desk, doing administrative…

  • [NYDN] Dozens of cops to be honored for heroics, sacrifice at NYPD Medal Day ceremony
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    Some sacrificed their lives for the people of New York City, while others braved gunfire from cop-hating criminals and survived.

    The NYPD is set to posthumously honor more than two dozen cops, including Detective Miosotis Familia — who was executed by a career criminal in the Bronx last year —…

  • [NYDN] Judge who gave Brock Turner lenient sentence for sexual assault voted out of office
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    The controversial judge who slapped ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner with what critics called a light sentence for attempted rape will be officially removed from office.

    Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky was voted off the bench in Santa Clara County on Tuesday, as the San Francisco Chronicle…

  • [NYDN] Former Navy pilot wins Democratic primary in N.J. as other races across the U.S. draw political battle lines
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    A Democratic former Navy pilot earned the chance to take on a deep-pocketed GOP state lawmaker in the suburbs of south New Jersey as a night of primaries across the country drew political battle lines for the November fight for control of Congress.

    Mikie Sherrill, a former military pilot, and Democratic…

  • [NYDN] Arizona cops surround, pummel man in gut-wrenching footage
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    Four officers were sidelined Tuesday as brutal surveillance footage emerged showing cops encircling a man and beating him without relent in an Arizona apartment building.

    Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista, struggling to explain the startling show of force, promised to follow through with an ongoing…

  • [NYDN] Man on LSD told cops he thought he was playing Grand Theft Auto when he stole a car right in front of them
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    He thought it was all a game.

    An Oregon man who took LSD thought he was playing the video game Grand Theft Auto when he hopped into a Toyota Camry in front of police, then evaded them for 40 miles.

    Anthony Clark was arrested after a chase right out of the violent video game series, which ended…

  • [NYDN] Wendy’s employee hit with burger for screwing up customer’s order
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Police say a Connecticut woman was so angry about a mishandled Wendy’s order that she hit the cashier with her burger.

    The Connecticut Post reports 50-year-old Holly Bartolotta of New Britain is charged with disturbing the peace Friday at the Middletown fast food restaurant.

  • [NYDN] Upstate congressman entering N.Y. State attorney general Democratic primary
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Upstate Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Wednesday will formally announce he’s running for state attorney general at the same time he’s seeking re-election to Congress.

    Maloney said he will try to petition his way onto the Sept. 13 Democratic primary ballot for attorney general. He said if he wins…

  • [NYDN] Charges dropped against man accused of killing cabbie after hitting him with hockey stick
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    A Manhattan man who whacked a livery cab driver with a hockey stick outside of Chelsea Piers, will not be charged in the cabbie’s death.

    Kohji Kosugi, 39, claimed self-defense after he was arrested for the fatal scuffle with 68-year-old Randolph Tolk on Nov. 11. Prosecutors dismissed manslaughter…

  • [NYDN] ‘Ocean’s 8’ stars say they hope female-led movie will spark big changes in Hollywood, #MeToo
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    The stars of “Ocean’s 8” are hopeful their female-led heist movie is only the beginning of a major shift in Hollywood.

    The film — which centers on eight women who team up to rob New York’s glitzy Met Gala — comes during a #MeToo era where the world is calling for more empowering and dynamic roles…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn gym teacher arrested after play-fight with students turns real
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    A city gym teacher is accused of choking two students when a play fight took a very real turn in a Brooklyn high school Tuesday morning, cops said.

    Xavier Guerrero, 32, who teaches at the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Boerum Hill, was scuffling with a teenage boy when he wrapped his hand…

  • [NYDN] Ex-con arrested for stabbing slay of Bronx man during robbery
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    An ex-con is accused of knifing a Bronx man to death during a home invasion robbery last month, police said.

    Charles Randolph, 39, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder, robbery and burglary in the May 13 slaying of 52-year-old William Easter, authorities said.

    Easter argued with a woman…

  • [NYDN] Tennessee man wanted for killing ex-boss with hatchet arrested in Kentucky
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    A Tennessee man wanted for killing his former boss with a hatchet during a workout was nabbed after a two-day manhunt, authorities said.

    Metro Nashville police caught up with Domenic Micheli near Bowling Green, Ky., on Tuesday night as he rode in a Toyota Prius, department officials said.

    The 36-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Kate Spade’s sister says she was not surprised by designer’s suicide
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Designer Kate Spade, who struggled with depression and alcoholism later in life, fixated on comedian Robin Williams suicide by hanging and that may have served as her inspiration, her sister said.

    Rato Saffo wrote in an email to the Daily News that the designer’s suicide was a long time coming.

  • [NYDN] Harper: Even if Mets really got their guy in Jarred Kelenic, what happens between now and his MLB arrival?
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    Early June somehow felt like late September at Citi Field, as two of the four lowest-scoring teams in the majors played fast but far from furiously, as if they couldn’t wait to be somewhere else on Tuesday night.

    And so it goes for the Mets, who put up little resistance in losing 2-1 to the dreadful…

  • [NYDN] Judge ‘likely’ to allow city cops to sue to keep their NYPD disciplinary records secret
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:35:00 PM)

    A judge on Tuesday said he will “likely” allow NYPD rank-and-file to proceed with their lawsuit over department plans to release their disciplinary records.

    Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron heard arguments both from lawyers representing the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and city…

  • [NYDN] Cops stun, bust driver who took armored military vehicle from Virginia’s Fort Pickett out for spin
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    A man was busted after taking a massive armored military vehicle for a joy ride and leading dozens of police on a bizarre chase through Virginia highways and towns Tuesday night, authorities said.

    The vehicle left the Virginia National Guard-operated Fort Pickett near Blackstone at around 8 p.m.,…

  • [NYDN] Bill Clinton gets a do-over on Monica Lewinsky #MeToo question during ‘Late Show’ appearance
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    Bill Clinton’s second attempt at the #MeToo movement went better than his first — and not just because it couldn’t go worse.

    The former President appeared on “The Late Show” Tuesday night to promote his book, “The President is Missing,” with James Patterson, and was granted a do-over after ill-advised…

  • [NYDN] Authorities bust 17 alleged dealers of violent crew that peddled heroin, fentanyl in Bronx, Westchester
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    A gang takedown Tuesday netted 17 people accused of slinging heroin laced with fentanyl in the Bronx and Westchester County, police said.

    NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at least five people fatally overdosed with drugs bought from the crew, and there were additional nonfatal ODs in the…

  • [NYDN] State Department spokeswoman uses D-Day as an example of long relationship with Germany
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    A top State Department spokesperson referenced the D-Day invasion during World War II as an example of the United States’ strong ties to Germany.

    The department has been under fire since U.S. Ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell told Breitbart News he wants to help empower far-right groups in Europe,…

  • [NYPost] Why Trae Young chose the Knicks for hyped workout
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:00:34 AM)

    The Knicks became the first — and lowest-in-the-draft — team that electric Oklahoma point guard Trae Young will work out for. After going through his Knicks workout Tuesday in Tarrytown, Young said the Knicks would be a “cool” franchise to join and he doesn’t care a whit they are selecting at No. 9 on June…

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James and Stephen Curry Unite Against White House Visits
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:09:04 AM)

    The N.F.L. champion Philadelphia Eagles didn’t have a customary White House visit, and apparently the winner of the N.B.A. title won’t go, either.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James: The Strange Thrill of a One-Man Show
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:52:40 AM)

    Rarely has one of the N.B.A.’s supreme players chased a championship with less help and more athleticism. Will his thrilling performances prove futile?

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: Over, Easy: A Basketball Aficionado Foresees the Warriors’ Surge Past the Rockets
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:23:12 AM)

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

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks work out Oklahoma point guard Trae Young
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:42:34 PM)

    GREENBURGH — Trae Young has not been to a game at Madison Square Garden. He has been on a tour there, however, visiting with his AAU team in fifth grade.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks add Keith Smart, Pat Sullivan, Royal Ivey to David Fizdale’s coaching staff, source says
    (Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:25:14 PM)

    David Fizdale’s coaching staff with the Knicks is taking shape.