Knicks Morning News (2019.04.11)

  • [FOXsports] Pistons top Knicks 115-89, clinch final playoff spot in East
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:26:21 PM)

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  • [FOXsports] Pistons earn final playoff spot in East with win over Knicks
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:43:33 PM)

    Pistons earn final playoff spot in East with win over Knicks

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to Pistons, 115-89, in their final game of the 2018-19 season
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:12:53 PM)

    The Knicks dropped their final game of the season to the Pistons, 115-89, on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks finish up season at MSG vs. Pistons, 8 p.m.
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:25:25 PM)

    After beating the Bulls Tuesday night, the Knicks finish up the 2018-19 regular season on Wednedsay against the Pistons at home.

  • [NYPost] Steve Mills’ and Scott Perry’s real Knicks season begins now
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:01:31 PM)

    The season ended fittingly Wednesday in a 115-89 blowout Garden loss to Detroit. The Knicks finished with the worst record in the NBA and equaled the worst season in their history at 17-65. The new season begins Thursday, when coach David Fizdale and his collection of young prospects are replaced on center stage by team…

  • [NYPost] It was a fitting end to the Knicks’ disgraceful season
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:03:12 PM)

    And in the 82nd game, the Knicks stunk out the Garden. The Knicks made the history books of infamy and let down Charlotte in their 115-89 Garden blowout loss to the Pistons in Wednesday’s season finale. Late in the third quarter, light chants of “We Want Zion’’ could be heard in a nod to the…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale is bringing the Knicks to playoffs (literally)
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:11:32 PM)

    The regular season ends Wednesday night, and the Knicks are headed to the playoffs — sort of. For the second straight spring, coach David Fizdale plans to bring some of his young players to playoff games across the nation. And he will have his young assistant coaches do the same. After being hired in May,…

  • [NYTimes] With a Flurry of Shots, Dirk Nowitzki Wraps Up His Time in Dallas
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:53:45 PM)

    Nowitzki is credited with ushering in the modern era of the power forward, who is now expected to shoot proficiently from long range.

  • [NYTimes] No Playoffs for LeBron James, No Job for Magic Johnson. Why the Lakers Fell Apart.
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:47:54 PM)

    Nearly a year ago, the Lakers upended the N.B.A. by signing James, with Johnson engineering the deal. Now, the team ends the season in chaos and far from its championship era.

  • [NYTimes] Magic Johnson’s Time With the Lakers: Short, Chaotic and Playoff-Free
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:35:49 PM)

    In his two years as president of basketball operations, Johnson succeeded in stockpiling talent but failed to put a second star next to LeBron James.

  • [NYTimes] Magic Johnson Steps Down as Lakers’ Team President
    (Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:35:55 AM)

    The Hall of Famer helped recruit LeBron James to Los Angeles, but after a disastrous season in which the team failed to make the playoffs, he is stepping down.