Knicks Morning News (2014.06.10)

  • [New York Times] 5 Things to Watch in Game 3 of the NBA Finals (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:37:25 GMT)

    The NBA Finals are back in Miami, the same place they ended each of the last three years.

  • [New York Times] Donald Sterling Says LA Clippers Not for Sale (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:55:14 GMT)

    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said on Monday the basketball franchise was not for sale and he would fight to keep the team he built, in the latest salvo of his battle with the league.

  • [New York Times] Donald Sterling Says LA Clippers Not for Sale: Report (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:52:14 GMT)

    Basketball franchise the Los Angeles Clippers is not for sale, owner Donald Sterling said on Monday, vowing to fight to keep the team he built, NBC News reported, in the latest salvo of his battle with the league.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Cavaliers to Interview Mark Price (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:07:22 GMT)

    The Cavaliers will talk to a former star about being their coach.

  • [New York Times] Donald Sterling’s Impairment Expedited the Clippers’ Sale to Steve Ballmer (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:00:08 GMT)

    Rochelle Sterling and her lawyer used a clause in the Clippers trust documents to cut her husband, Donald, out of the deal after doctors found him to be affected by cognitive impairment.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Derek Fisher Agrees to Coach the Knicks (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:40:46 GMT)

    Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

  • [New York Times] Phil Jackson and the Knicks Hire Derek Fisher as Coach (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:02:27 GMT)

    Derek Fisher, a five-time champion as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers and leader of the players union will take on another challenge: coaching the Knicks.

  • [New York Post] Jax’ Fish story a real short one (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:30:38 -0400)

    Phil Jackson apparently didn't want to give too much away before Tuesday's press conference to announce the identity of the Knicks new head coach, but when asked if he had…

  • [New York Daily News] Jackson hooks Fisher to be next Knicks coach (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:13:39 GMT)

    Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are moving closer to finalizing a deal to make the former Lakers guard the Knicks next head coach, The Daily News has learned.

  • [New York Daily News] Meet Derek: Timeline of Fisher’s basketball career (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:12:59 GMT)

    Derek Fisher is drafted out of Arkansas-Little Rock by the L.A. Lakers 24th overall in 1996. While in Los Angeles, Fisher, alongside teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal and coach Phil Jackson, wins three consecutive NBA championships (2000-2002).

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: At MSG, Fisher has the only experience that counts: Knowing Phil (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:10:13 GMT)

    This is certainly a good time to be an FOP in pro basketball. That means a Friend of Phil. As in Phil Jackson. You have to say it is great work if you can find it. Oh sure.

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Fisher could use a quick fix (Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:59:53 GMT)

    Phil Jackson stuck to his guns. He doesn’t want to coach, so now he gets to coach through a prized pupil in Derek Fisher. What this tells you is what you probably already knew. The Knicks aren’t going to suddenly transform themselves overnight into a championship contender.

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    31 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.06.10)”

    1. CNBC just published my latest piece on Donald Sterling. Basically, Sterling decided to go to war because Silver would not rescind the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine. It’s a doomed lawsuit, in my opinion.

      You can get to my blog if you click on my name.

    2. His name is Patrick Bateman, except he’s actually good at life and probably not a psychopath.

      Google Images told me so. Nice piece.

      Kawhi Leonard, yon 3rd fiddle on championship contender, where art thou? Yesseth, he hath beïn torching thÿne Heat with estemed perfeccion.

    3. Good God what a flawless performance by the Spurs in the 1st quarter.

      I REALLY hope they don’t blow it down the stretch again and waste what was one of the most beautiful quarters of basketball every played in an NBA finals (that I’ve seen anyway).

    4. Do you think Woodson is sitting somewhere watching this game? I like to think he is.

      And thinking to himself, “Man, San Antonio looks good. But you what what would make them even better? Isolating Tim Duncan every time.”

    5. Do you think Woodson is sitting somewhere watching this game? I like to think he is.

      Absolutely. I hope he’s somewhere with his feet up, a beer in his hand, telling everyone around him about the time we beat the Spurs in San Antonio this year.

    6. JVG talking about how he doesnt like all the switching happening on D. Woodson is yelling at the TV right now.

    7. Skip Bayless is probably going nuts right now with all the Toney Parker Dribbling.

      also, how many biopics(Jakie Robinson & James Brown) is Boseman going to do?

    8. Did you guys see the footage of Fields dressed as I think it was Nicki Minaj in that singing reality show thing he is doing??

    9. Anyone else feel that Miami will still win going away?

      That’s the scariest thing about them. Just when you think they’re done, they force 3-4 turnovers in a row and score a quick 8-10 points and bam, they’re back in it all inside of 2 minutes.

    10. Miami fails to go for the 2-for-1. Somewhere, Mike Woodson is smiling.

      Also, I can’t believe San Antonio might blow this game. I feel like I’m watching the Knicks.

      And before someone wants to take me all literally, no I wasn’t comparing the Spurs and the Knicks, I was merely referencing the number of games the Knicks have blown over the past few years.

    11. If you were wondering what Donald Sterling said about Adam Silver that led to the Sage Steele interview, rest assured that it was crazy. Here is my analysis.

    12. One of the keys to the Spurs is that no one is the designated hero. Tony Parker did not score for most of the 1st half onslaught. If Patty Mills is open for his shot, he is going to get his shot. Same for Green, Diaw, Splitter (when he is in range) and Bonner.

      Sounds like a nice organizing principle for a team.

    13. I really like Patty Mills. Maybe he’s just a system guy but he’s damn good in that system.

    14. And as always, there’s the possibility that the Spurs are making an under-the-radar move which defines their next ten years of success.

      If there is one guy on the planet who could sub for Popovich in the most seamless way, that guy is Ettore Messina. If the Sportando’s report is true, Spurs are really the best by a long mile.

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