Knicks Morning News (2014.03.15)

  • [New York Daily News] Melo and Knicks hope for one-on-one time with Phil (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:33:00 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony already had heaped praise on Phil Jackson earlier this week in Boston, while admitting that he’d like to sit down with the team’s new president of basketball operations before making a decision about his pending free agency.    

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson to be named Knicks president Tuesday (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:20:22 GMT)

    Cue the homecoming music, as Phil Jackson officially — and finally — is returning to the Knicks as James Dolan’s latest front-office savior with the aim of ending the team’s 41-year championship drought.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Revisiting Jackson’s glorious past doesn’t mask MSG’s present (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:46:46 GMT)

    James L. Dolan has been wrong about everything else since becoming the big boss of basketball at Madison Square Garden. Maybe he will be right about Phil Jackson. Dolan has tried to buy everything else, even his own newspaper. Now he even tries to buy the past.    

  • [New York Daily News] Pierce will pass, declines to take shot at old Lakers foe Jax (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:03:57 GMT)

    Paul Pierce hates the Knicks like he hated the Lakers. So what does the Nets forward think about Phil Jackson joining James Dolan’s payroll? “I don’t talk about the Knicks,” he said at Brooklyn’s practice on Friday. “No Knicks questions. Ever.”    

  • [New York Daily News] News report about Indiana irks Woodson (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 03:15:25 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s arrival likely will put Mike Woodson’s job in jeopardy regardless of how the Knicks finish this season, but the defiant coach was not happy to see his name surface in a Daily News report on Friday regarding his alma mater, Indiana University.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: With Phil, even LeBron in play (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:53:53 GMT)

    James Dolan never got over losing LeBron James to Pat Riley and the Miami Heat in 2010. And he swore that it would never happen again. Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, believes that to get the superstars you need a star as your closer.    

  • [ – New York Knicks] W2W4: Knicks vs. Bucks (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:15:08 EDT)

    Here are a few things to keep an eye on during Saturday’s Knicks-Bucks game: Going streaking: Phil Jackson has dominated the news cycle for the past week or so. But the Knicks have dominated the court. They’ve won five in a row and are looking for their season-high sixth straight on Saturday afternoon against Milwaukee. The last time the Knicks played the Bucks, they lost in miserable fashion on Feb. 3. That loss was one of the worst in a stretch in which they lost 13 of 15.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Rally Past Warriors 103-94 (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:02:52 GMT)

    Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Clippers Extend Streak to 10 With Win Over Jazz (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:47:54 GMT)

    After spraining his ankle, Chris Paul might have lost some quickness. He compensated with determination.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs Top Lakers 119-85 for 9th Straight Win (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:38:51 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs lamented the decline of the Los Angeles Lakers before playing their longtime rival.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Looks to Asia for Next Growth Spurt (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:38:51 GMT)

    With China as the big revenue prize, the National Basketball Association is steadily stoking interest and wooing fans across the region.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs Top Lakers 119-85 for 9th Straight Win (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:05:55 GMT)

    Danny Green had 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their ninth straight, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 119-85 on Friday night for their largest victory over their longtime rivals.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: 76ers Drop 19th in a Row (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 03:55:28 GMT)

    Paul George scored 25 points and David West had 18 to help the Indiana Pacers beat host Philadelphia, 101-94, sending the 76ers to their 19th straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Lillard Leads Blazers to 111-103 Win Over Pelicans (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 03:41:54 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Add to Heat Woes, Win in Miami 111-107 (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 03:38:49 GMT)

    A year ago at this time, the Miami Heat couldn’t lose.    

  • [New York Times] Suns Score Last 7 Points, Beat Celtics 87-80 (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:47:55 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns scored the last seven to beat the cold-shooting Boston Celtics 87-80 Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Lifts Bobcats Over Timberwolves 105-93 (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:45:01 GMT)

    The Charlotte Bobcats are turning into a difficult team to beat down the stretch, particularly at home.    

  • [New York Times] Wall Helps Wizards Down Magic 105-101 in Overtime (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:26:55 GMT)

    John Wall had 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, Trevor Ariza added 21 points and 11 rebounds overall, and the Washington Wizards hung on to beat the Orlando Magic 105-101 in overtime Friday night.    

  • [New York Times] Valanciunas Scores 23, Raptors Beat Grizz 99-86 (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:14:51 GMT)

    Jonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 23 points, Kyle Lowry had 22 points and 12 assists against his former team and the Toronto Raptors won for the 11th time in 14 games Friday night, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 99-86.    

  • [New York Times] 76ers Lose 19th Straight Game (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:05:53 GMT)

    The 76ers have a catchy anthem they play at every home game, a decades-old tune with a chorus the fans belt out: “1-2-3-4-5-Sixers.”    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Turn to Jackson to Resuscitate the Team (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:58:18 GMT)

    The winner of 11 N.B.A. titles as coach of the Bulls and the Lakers, Phil Jackson brings instant credibility to a franchise that desperately needs it.    

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Jackson Lands a No-Lose Proposition (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:54:26 GMT)

    Even if Phil Jackson cannot build the Knicks into a champion, the team’s owner, James L. Dolan, is likely to be blamed for the resulting chaos.    

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Jackson to Be Introduced by Knicks (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:23:55 GMT)

    Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He’ll now try winning as an executive.    

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    2 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.03.15)”

    1. I’m just excited to be getting a team executive who might occasionally talk to the press. The bar is low, man.

    2. I’m excited to be getting a team executive who might not sexually abuse his underlings. The bar is low, man.

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