Knicks Morning News (2014.10.08)

  • [New York Post] Phil Jackson makes no major changes to Knicks front office (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:49:52 -0400)

    Though Knicks president Phil Jackson took a hatchet to last season's roster and coaching staff, the Zen Master went status quo with the basketball operations department. Jackson added former Bulls…

  • [New York Daily News] Forgotten Amar’e Stoudemire looking to rebound from difficult year (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:52:31 GMT)

    Try to picture Amar’e Stoudemire as a modern day Judd Nelson, wearing a trench coat while walking across an empty football field and defiantly raising his fist to the tunes of 80’s alt-rockers Simple Minds.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: New era tips off Wednesday night (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:05:04 GMT)

    Derek Fisher ran the Knicks’ summer-league entry in Las Vegas, but the first-year coach will man the sidelines for the first time with his full complement of players in the preseason opener Wednesday night against the Celtics in Hartford.

  • [New York Times] LeBron vs. Heat, in Brazil, Awaits (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:07:16 GMT)

    LeBron James was welcomed at Dwyane Wade’s wedding last month. Udonis Haslem continues to maintain a friendship with his former teammate. Chris Andersen still wears his sneakers.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Clippers 112-94 in Preseason Opener (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:25:28 GMT)

    Klay Thompson scored 20 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 in the teams’ preseason opener on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cousins Leads Kings to 113-106 Win Over Raptors (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:58:23 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Top Mavs 111-108 in Preseason Foul Fest (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:46:18 GMT)

    James Harden scored 17 points, Kostas Papanikolaou made three big free throws with 0.2 seconds left and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-108 in a foul-filled preseason opener for both teams Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Beat Trail Blazers 92-73 in Preseason Opener (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:40:10 GMT)

    Alec Burks scored 12 points and Derrick Favors added 10 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 92-73 exhibition victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Lopez, Williams Sharp in Nets’ Preseason Opener (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:16:09 GMT)

    Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Start of Everything Is a Game That Means Nothing (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:51:08 GMT)

    The Nets kicked off the preseason with an exhibition victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv at Barclays Center. Next up is a tour of China.

  • [New York Times] Monroe Leads Pistons Past Bulls, 111-109 in OT (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:46:45 GMT)

    Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Detroit to a 111-109 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night in Stan Van Gundy’s preseason debut as Pistons coach.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Nuggets, Faried Agree to Extension (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:28:17 GMT)

    High-flying Kenneth Faried received quite a raise for elevating his game last season.

  • [New York Times] Marble Helps Magic Top Heat in OT, 108-101 (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:22:22 GMT)

    Rookie Devyn Marble scored eight of his 13 points in overtime, and the Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 108-101 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Hill Leads Pacers Past Timberwolves, 103-90 (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:52:20 GMT)

    George Hill had 17 points and seven assists, Shayne Whittington scored all of his 11 points in the second half, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-90 in the teams’ preseason opener on Tuesday night.

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.10.08)”

    1. The new tv contract is interesting for more than just the dollars. I quote from the NY Times:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/sports/basketball/espn-will-stream-out-of-market-games-on-web-as-part-of-nba-deal-.html?mabReward=RI%3A18&module=WelcomeBackModal&contentCollection=Pro%20Basketball&region=FixedCenter&action=click&src=recg&pgtype=article

      But ESPN got something else with a spin to sports viewing of the future: the right to stream games to fans in a new “over-the-top” service on the web, which would not require a pay television subscription with a cable, satellite or telephone company. It is a way to reach customers who have cut the cord — meaning they have eliminated their pay TV providers — and those who have never had a subscription.

      The league will have an ownership stake in the service.

    2. Wow, Vogel just given an extension in Indiana. Now I really expect them to tank, as Vogel would be the only one who possibly needed them to do well this year. But they seem to be telling him with this extension that they’re willing to punt this season and not blame him (sort of like Pop in 1996-97).

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