Knicks Morning News (2018.06.14)

  • [NYPost] Damyean Dotson: Things are already changing with the Knicks
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:40:44 AM)

    Second-year Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson already sees a changing culture under new head coach David Fizdale after less than two months. Exactly a year ago, Dotson staged his pre-draft workout for the Knicks in Tarrytown before president Phil Jackson, coach Jeff Hornacek and assistant Kurt Rambis. None of those guys are around anymore. And…

  • [NYDN] American student returning home after she was suddenly paralyzed during trip to Spain
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:40:00 AM)

    A University of Arizona college student will be able to be flown home from a trip to Spain after suddenly becoming paralyzed during a trip to Spain.

    Kara Dunn, a 20-year-old physiology student, woke up and couldn’t move just days after arriving in the country earlier this month, according to her…

  • [NYDN] Lawmaker says Russian women shouldn’t have sex with foreigners of different races
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    A Russian lawmaker has spoken out against her countrywomen from having sex with foreigners visiting from around the globe for the World Cup, particularly those of different races.

    Tamara Pletnyova, a 70-year-old Communist deputy on a committee for families, women and children, told radio station…

  • [NYDN] NYCHA’s other problem: Security is still spotty across public housing developments
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The first duty of any property owner and manager is to provide tenants and their visitors with adequate security. Other needs are also essential, but security and safety are required by law and common practice. A few years ago, conducting a security survey of selected NYCHA properties, I learned…

  • [NYDN] Go after the vultures circling around Puerto Rico
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Last weekend we celebrated the people of Puerto Rico, their culture and their enormous contributions to our country. This year we also reflect on the ongoing crisis facing Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Recent reports estimate that the death toll post-Maria could potentially be…

  • [NYDN] Gov. Cuomo, give driver’s licenses to undocumented New Yorkers now
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Families throughout New York and across America have been horrified by the inhumane detention of Pablo Villavicencio, who was apprehended by ICE officials when he delivered a pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn last week.

    Villavicencio’s story is a clear example of how President Trump’s…

  • [NYDN] Schooling Ms. Nixon: Her education reform plan demands more and more and more money
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    As of 2016, public schools across New York State spent $22,366 per pupil, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That figure, some 13% higher than it was three years earlier, is about double the national average.

    And while the cash isn’t equitably distributed, which is one of Albany’s enduring shames,…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Flag Day, North Korea and tests
    (Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    South Farmingdale, L.I.: Today is Flag Day. The American flag is our most widely viewed symbol of our country, the United States of America and everything it stands for: liberty, freedom, prosperity and protection for us all. Flag Day is perfectly situated between Memorial Day and July 4th. Every…

  • [NYDN] Anthony Bourdain reportedly cremated in France, less than a week after suicide
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s body was cremated Wednesday and his ashes will be flown home Friday, according to People.

    Bourdain’s mother, Gladys, previously told the Daily News that his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, is in charge of the arrangements. According to the State Department,…

  • [NYDN] Michael Avenatti and Anthony Scaramucci square off on ‘The Late Show’
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti, on the same set, still can’t find common ground.

    In matching blue suits, the President’s former press secretary and one of his loudest adversaries called a temporary ceasefire on “The Late Show” Wednesday night, refereed by host Stephen Colbert.


  • [NYDN] Cops threaten man with Taser after couple questions Waffle House orange juice bill
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A Florida couple questioned their bill and ended up staring down a Taser once law enforcement arrived at yet another disturbing incident at a Waffle House location.

    The couple placed a to-go order at the Waffle House in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., but upon getting their bill, they disagreed with some…

  • [NYDN] Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes report that she is planning White House departure
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders panned a report Wednesday that she told pals about her plans to leave her job within six months.

    Sanders and her deputy, Raj Shah, were reportedly mulling their departures from a White House reeling from high turnover, according to a CBS News report

  • [NYDN] Struggling Gary Sanchez to return to Yankees lineup Thursday after two-game absence
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Gary Sanchez’s break lasted a total of two games. After sitting out the Yankees’ 5-4 loss Wednesday to the Nationals, Aaron Boone said the struggling catcher will return to the lineup for Thursday’s series opener against the Rays.

    Sanchez is hitting .190 this season and is 4-for-53 over his last…

  • [NYDN] President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen is looking for new lawyers in FBI probe
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer is looking for a new legal team.

    The law firm representing Michael Cohen — whose home, office and hotel room were raided by the FBI in April — will not be working for the fixer going forward, ABC News first reported Wednesday.

    Cohen, who has yet to be…

  • [NYDN] Secretary of State Pompeo sees North Korea on the way to nuclear disarmament before the end of President Trump’s first term
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    President Trump declared on Wednesday there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea” — a dubious claim later tempered by his top diplomat.

    Secretary of State Pompeo, in Seoul to debrief South Korean officials on Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, noted “there’s a lot…

  • [NYDN] Unassigned teachers cost city $136 million: report
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A controversial cadre of unassigned public school teachers costs the city $136 million a year and needs an overhaul from Mayor de Blasio, a new a government watchdog report says.

    The city’s so-called Absent Teacher Reserve, which de Blasio has vowed to fix for years, topped out at 1,202 employees…

  • [NYDN] Rudy Giuliani’s son lost West Wing access after President Trump attempted to promote him
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    At least one Giuliani has lost his West Wing access.

    Andrew, the son of the former mayor, was hired by President Trump to work in the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs last year.

    Trump asked his staff to promote the 33-year-old, but White House chief of staff John Kelly did…

  • [NYDN] ‘I know mom is dead,’ says 6-year-old boy after car mows down mother in front of him on Brooklyn sidewalk
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Hours after he watched his mom killed in a Brooklyn car crash, 6-year-old Jayvon Williams showed a sad resolve, telling his grandma that he wants to live with her now.

    “He told me, ‘I want to go to your house, because I know mom is dead,’ ” Claudette Edwards, 63, recalled Wednesday, at a vigil…

  • [NYDN] Trump lauds Kim Jong Un as smart ‘tough guy’ when confronted about North Korean executions
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte and Kim Jong Un have the following in common: governments accused of human rights violations and President Trump’s respect.

    Trump brushed off questions from Fox News anchor Bret Baier about North Korea’s history of deadly violence with Kim at the helm and praised…

  • [NYDN] Mets push back Steven Matz’s scheduled Thursday start due to blister on finger
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    The Mets pushed back Steven Matz’s scheduled start late Wednesday night.

    A team source said Matz is dealing with a blister on his middle finger on his pitching hand.

    The Long Island lefty was originally scheduled to start Thursday in Arizona. Instead Jason Vargas, the lefty scheduled for Sunday,…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Rudy Giuliani confirms he’s dating Republican fund-raiser Jennifer LeBlanc
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:35:00 PM)

    It didn’t take long for Rudy Giuliani to start playing the field after divorce papers were filed.

    The 74-year-old former mayor confirmed to the Daily News Wednesday he has been romancing political fund-raiser Jennifer LeBlanc, 56, for the past three weeks.

    “We are dating, however not that advanced…

  • [NYDN] Nationals’ rookie Juan Soto outshines Baby Bombers as Yankees fall, 5-4
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Another rising star took over at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night – only he didn’t play for the home team.

    Juan Soto, the Nationals’ 19-year-old rookie sensation, belted a pair of homers – including a 436-foot solo shot off Chasen Shreve in the seventh inning that was the difference in Washington’s…

  • [NYDN] Gleyber Torres continues to bat ninth for Yankees despite excellent offensive production
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    Wednesday marked Gleyber Torres’ 43rd start as a major-leaguer and the 35th time he was slotted in the No. 9 spot in the Yankees’ batting order.

    The 21-year-old rookie continues to hit last despite being one of the team’s most impactful hitters since he made his big-league debut on April 22, but…

  • [NYDN] Federal appeals panel decides sound cannons used to quell protests can be considered excessive force
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    A federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday that cops’ use of noise cannons against peaceful protesters can be considered excessive force.

    Three judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued their decision in Manhattan Federal Court case over the use of sound cannons at a December 2014 protest.

  • [NYDN] Ex-Yankee pitcher Kevin Brown reportedly thwarts mailbox theft by hiding in yard and holding alleged thieves at gunpoint
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    Talk about a curveball.

    Former Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown apprehended alleged local mailbox thieves near his Macon, Ga., residence, according to the Miami Herald.

    Following reports of stolen mail in the area, Brown hid in a neighbor’s yard and waited to catch the alleged criminals in the act….

  • [NYDN] Real estate broker swipes $8.5M from elderly building owner in less than a year, prosecutors say
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    He put the broke in broker.

    A thieving real estate broker scored $8.5 million from a 91-year-old building owner through a mortgage loan scam, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    Lyndon Chin, 54, allegedly used information belonging to his elderly client — the owner of “several” buildings in lower Manhattan…

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyrie Irving not signing long-term with Celtics could put Knicks in play
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:40:18 AM)

    Maybe seeing All-Star PG Kyrie Irving in a Knicks uniform isn’t fantasy after all.