Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Feb 10 2013)

  • [New York Post] Knicks nearly landed on Mark (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:47:28 -0500)

    Mark Jackson came tantalizingly close to succeeding Isiah Thomas as Knicks coach in 2008, but the job instead went to Mike D’Antoni.
    “If I didn’t hire Mike, Mark was the next guy on my list,â? said Indiana president Donnie Walsh, who was Knicks president and general manager back…

  • [New York Post] Paul visits New York, but don’t expect him to return as a Knick (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:03:21 -0500)

    During the U.S. Olympic team training camp in Las Vegas last July, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul strolled arm-in-arm through the media work room at UNLV on the way to a charity event.
    When Anthony spotted a familiar reporter, he playfully barked, “Chris is going to be a Knick…

  • [New York Post] Shump’s slump prompts trade talk (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:29:33 -0500)

    Remember the theory that Iman Shumpert’s return would boost the Knicks and Amar’e Stoudemire’s return would hinder it?It hasn’t turned out that way, and Stoudemire trade rumors have given way to Shumpert trade rumors. After 11 games, Shumpert still is trying to find his rookie…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks facing Chris Paul, slumping Clippers at right time (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:22:15 GMT)

    Crazy as it sounds, this is the best time for the Knicks to be taking on Chris Paul. Back after a prolonged absence because of a knee injury, the Clippers’ superstar playmaker will try to shake off a little more rust Sunday afternoon at the Garden in a battle of division leaders.

  • [New York Daily News] With social media, Knicks’ J.R. turns up the Tweet (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:52:48 GMT)

    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but J.R. Smith says plenty about himself in 140 characters. From openly flirting with gorgeous women to trading insults with critical fans to mocking himself for shooting an airball from the foul line, Smith and Twitter are a match made in social media heaven.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Edge Bucks in Final Seconds (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:21:45 GMT)

    Charlie Villanueva hit a 3-pointer with 9.7 seconds left, and Rodney Stuckey sealed the win with two free throws as Detroit beat Milwaukee.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Beat Cavaliers for Ninth Successive Win (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:14:47 GMT)

    The Denver Nuggets have continued their sparkling form with a 111-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, extending their winning streak to nine games.

  • [New York Times] Marion, Mavericks Down Slumping Warriors 116-91 (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:00:35 GMT)

    Shawn Marion scored a season-high 26 points, O.J. Mayo added 19 and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Golden State Warriors their fourth straight loss, 116-91 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Villanueva, Pistons Beat Bucks 105-100 (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:39:31 GMT)

    Charlie Villanueva hit a 3-pointer with 9.7 seconds left and Rodney Stuckey sealed the win with two free throws as the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-100 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Win Ninth Straight, Beat Cavaliers 111-103 (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:33:25 GMT)

    Denver coach George Karl thinks it’s about time people started taking notice of his team.

  • [New York Times] Allen’s 22 Rebounds Lead 76ers Past Bobcats 87-76 (Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:42:29 GMT)

    Lavoy Allen had 14 points and a career-high 22 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 87-76 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

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