Knicks Morning News (2014.09.26)

  • [New York Times] Archers Take Aim at Basketball’s Hijab Ban (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:15:53 GMT)

    Banned by basketball’s governing body and a source of controversy at the Asian Games, hijabs were worn freely at the archery tournament in Incheon on Friday as athletes struggled to comprehend how a headscarf could cause such an uproar.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Paul George Cleared for Limited Exercise (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:13:38 GMT)

    Less than two months after sustaining a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers has been cleared to put weight on his injured leg and begin upper body work in the weight room.

  • [New York Times] Nets Are Set to Buy Out Contract of Lawrence Frank (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:03:38 GMT)

    Frank was hired as Jason Kidd’s top assistant before last season, but he was marginalized after they disagreed on philosophy.

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    12 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.09.26)”

    1. Berman talked to Grunwald about his getting fired before last season.
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      Not much there, other than Grunwald saying he was totally into analytics, and Berman thinking that a law degree means you have a grasp of advanced statistics. Unfortunately, nothing on who initiated the Bargs trade.

    2. You’d think Grunwald’s tenure on the Toronto Board of Trade would have taught him not to trade a first round pick for a terrible player.

    3. The best part of that JD And The Straight Shot promo:

      “The band’s fifth album features several breakthrough singles including “Governor’s Blues,” which challenges some of today’s most well-known political figures; “Under That Hood,” a transformative single that tells the tragic story of Trayvon Martin; and “Hard to Find,” which will be featured in the highly-anticipated film, St. Vincent’s, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.”

      SEVERAL BREAKTHROUGH SINGLES. I can only think of the scene in Spinal Tap where Ian Faith is telling Bobbi Flekman, “Every single cut on this record is a hit!”

    4. My intolerance for all things James dolan… it goes to 11.

    5. On this board, as in volleyball, sometimes you just set the ball and allow others to have the fun of spiking it. Nicely done – JK47 and THCJ.

    6. Sports Radio in New York just got a little bit more insightful.

      OK it's officially official: Hahn & Humpty Show is now a permanent thing! 7-10 p.m. weeknights on @ESPNNY98_7FM: http://t.co/PaUS3vMLA3— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) September 26, 2014

      The irony is that Alan Hahn is a product of the Dolan farm system. He started as a Newsday reporter and then got on-air at MSG. IMHO, he is a clear-eyed strong analyst who does not shill for the Knicks. He understands advanced metrics in basketball and baseball, which is rare for NY on-air personalities. He also has strong knowledge of the NHL (based on years as Islander beat reporter), somthing only Boomer Esiason shares.

    7. Some talking white man face on ESPN said that since the injury is to the top of his hand and not his knuckle, it clears him of wrongdoing.

      Think about that for a second. Someone is paying him to be that stupid on national TV.

      Suspicious as hell. No one breaks a metacarpal bone from a fall except old people. AFAIK if it required surgery, it was likely this type of fracture:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer's_fracture

    8. In the history of shady injuries, then-President Bill Clinton’s knee surgery after a 2 am fall down Greg Norman’s stairs is near the top of the list.

      I am a huge and loyal Clinton fan, but there was no way that one was just an innocent sleepy-eyed tumble down the steps while trying to get a glass of water in the middle of the night.

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