NBA players decide to resume playoffs, but strike/protests to continue Thursday

From Danny Abriano: NBA players have decided to continue with the playoffs, SNY’s Ian Begley confirmed, though Thursday’s slate of games will be postponed. According to Begley, play could resume as soon as Friday. The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. All playoff games on Wednesday night were postponed after teams refused […]

NY Post: NBA season hangs in balance with two crucial meetings set

From Justin Terranova: The fate of the NBA season could be decided by two simultaneous meetings on Thursday morning. The NBA players are set to reconvene today at 11 a.m. after an emotional meeting on Wednesday night, while the NBA board of governors will gather at the same time. Lakers, Clippers push to boycott rest […]

Testing Dolan’s Razor: The 2020 NBA Lottery Thread

If this is the year the Knicks somehow jump up in the lottery and win it, we will know that Dolan’s Razor is firmly intact. But hey, maybe I’m wrong and they’ll win the #1 pick, get Ball and he’ll become a superstar. Stranger things have happened! Well, the TV show Stranger Things happened, at […]

NY Post: Mike Miller’s time on Knicks coaching staff likely done

From Marc Berman: Former Knicks interim coach Mike Miller is unlikely to return to the Knicks as he explores other coaching opportunities, according to a source. Miller is under contract for next season, as The Post reported last month. Miller could return to the Knicks in a scouting capacity, if he doesn’t find another position. […]

2020 NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions Thread

I DID do this last year, so fair enough, I’ll do it this year, too! EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE Feel free to also share your picks in the comments to get credit later!

NY Post: Knicks hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as first addition to Tom Thibodeau’s staff

From Brian Lewis: The Knicks confirmed Kenny Payne as the first addition to Tom Thibodeau’s new coaching staff, prying away John Calipari’s longtime right-hand man and bringing him from Kentucky to the Garden. “I’m thrilled that Kenny has joined my staff as an assistant coach. He has an outstanding ability to forge relationships with players […]

Kentucky Herald Leader: UK or Knicks for Payne? ‘It’s hard to even fathom leaving Kentucky,’ he says.

From Jerry Tipton at the Kentucky Herald Leader: Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne acknowledged Saturday that the New York Knicks have expressed an interest in hiring him as an assistant coach. “All I can say is it’s not an easy decision,” he said of the UK-or-Knicks basketball crossroads he might face. “And, hopefully, it […]

Sports Illustrated: Top 5 Former Tom Thibodeau Players Who Could Wind Up on the Knicks

Jonathan Macri had an interesting bit: If you didn’t groan (or grunt, in the spirit of the Knicks new head coach) after seeing the title of this article, you’re a kinder soul than most. Of all the knocks on Tom Thibodeau – that he’s relentless with practices (not true), that he buries his young players […]