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Kristaps Porzingis hoops in shades, Thanasis Antetokounmpo scores 69 on a nice day in Athens

nice When you go to Greece, you expect to see gods: .@kporzee spotted in Athens! Story courtesy of @Eurohoopsnet & @arbarkas —> https://t.co/1Uf69iQpbo pic.twitter.com/g337nKFiai — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 28, 2016 6od himself, Kristaps Porzingis rode down from Mt. Latvia on a flaming chariot to help his buddy Thanasis Antetokounmpo win a streetball...
Via Posting and Toasting
2 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony: Top 5 Moments Of New York Knicks Career

Happy Birthday, Carmelo Anthony! In honor of Anthony’s 32nd birthday, we take a look at the best moments of his New York Knicks career thus far. Through the most trying of times, Carmelo Anthony has remained loyal to the New York Knicks. The nine-time All-Star has led the organization to invigorating highs, and endured the polarizing […] Carmelo Anthony: Top 5 Moments Of New...
Via Daily Knicks
5 hours ago

New York Knicks: Building An All-Time Starting Five

Which five players form the New York Knicks’ all-time starting lineup? The New York Knicks were founded as a BAA organization in 1946. In the 70 years since its professional introduction to the sport, New York has become known as The Mecca of Basketball. Thus, as one might expect, the standard for greatness is as high in New York as […] New York Knicks: Building An All-Time...
Via Daily Knicks
2 days ago

Ex-teammate: Jeff Hornacek makes ‘perfect sense’ for Knicks

Mayor of New York? That might be a stretch, but the mayor of Sacramento thinks Jeff Hornacek will be a popular Broadway fixture. Former NBA star Kevin Johnson, now Sacramento’s mayor, wasn’t surprised when his former Suns teammate surfaced out of the blue 10 days ago as a Knicks head-coaching candidate. Johnson said he thought...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Is Jeff Hornacek the Right Hire for the New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks have ended its head coaching search with the reported hire of former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek. This is a mildly surprising hire by Phil Jackson as he is hiring a coach who is not a prime candidate to run his triangle offense. Hornacek is an intriguing hire by the Knicks as his Suns teams declined in the win category each of the last three seasons...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oh Yeah...1985 - The Fix is In for the Knicks?

Rumors fly that NBA Commissioner David Stern fixed the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery so that the New York Knicks would get Patrick Ewing.
Via SNY
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Karl Malone was Traded to the Knicks?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on May 17, 2016. Every Wednesday, Pick and Popovich will dive down the rabbit hole and explore a different NBA “What if.” The only rule is that the scenario must come from a place that is somewhat realistic and grounded in at least somewhat believable rumor or hearsay. Otherwise, anything goes. Two superstars grow increasingly...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo had no input in Knicks' coaching search

If keeping Carmelo Anthony happy was a reason behind the Knicks’ hiring of Jeff Hornacek as coach, it seems to be working. Anthony told New York’s WABC on Saturday that, while he wasn’t consulted on the hire, he was looking forward to playing in Hornacek’s system. “I played against him a couple times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix,” Anthony said, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Coach In New York

While it has yet to be confirmed, sources report that the New York Knicks are finally closing in on finding their new head coach. Assuming that contract negotiations run smoothly within the next few days, former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek will take over as the 11th head coach for the New York Knicks since the start of the new millennium. Knicks' President Phil...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run triangle

Phil Jackson has apparently relented on his triangle offense directives. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, sources close to the Knicks believe that new coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run Jackson’s preferred triangle offense, and will instead be given the freedom to install his own offensive system. This, as Begley notes, comes as a surprise, though there have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek Heading to the Big Apple

Pen has not been put to paper just yet in New York, but all signs point to Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks making Jeff Hornacek their new head coach. With a host of candidates interviewed and Jackson’s preferences mostly kept under wraps, Hornacek’s hiring came as a relative surprise to most, but it also might just work for New York. David Blatt, Kurt Rambis, and Frank...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek Hired As New York Knicks Head Coach

After what was a dismal two and a half years in Phoenix, Jeff Hornacek was let go as the head coach of the Suns. They had a team that was stuck in the middle of rebuilding and went from season one of his tenure in 2013 at 48-34 to being let go in season three at 14-35. This team was horrific at defense throughout the season averaging opponents to score 107.5 points per game, 28th...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks working on deal for Hornacek as next coach

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks want Jeff Hornacek as their next coach.The team is working on a deal to hire Hornacek, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Wednesday.President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson has had discussions with the former Phoenix Suns coach and there is mutual interest, but they have not begun negotiations on a contract,...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek and the NBA coaching carousel: so many plot twists

The arrival of Jeff Hornacek as the new head coach of the New York Knicks certainly qualifies as a surprise relative to expectations… and hopes. Any Knicks fan who had become resigned to the idea that Kurt Rambis would be the permanent head coach in New York is happy in the wake of this development. On the other hand, any Knicks fan who had fervently hoped that Phil Jackson would...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Daily News reacts to Knicks’ hiring of Jeff Hornacek in typical fashion (pic)

The New York Knicks reportedly are closing in on hiring Jeff Hornacek. A photo surfaced of Knicks president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and Hornacek leaving a dinner meeting, an image — along with Hornacek’s potentially pun-tastic name — evidently proved to be an intoxicating combination for the wisenheimer headline writers at the New York Daily News. In a bit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jimmy Fallon surprises crowd with Carmelo Anthony for Running Man Challenge

Let’s be honest. Everyone has been waiting anxiously for Jimmy Fallon to do the running man. Whether you want to admit it or not, you catch yourself clicking on running man videos all day long. And if you’re reading this, then guess what? You’re guilty. Well, it’s your lucky day because not only did Fallon dance, he also shuffled himself over to a giant door with a question...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson acknowledges modern NBA with Hornaceck hire

So maybe Phil Jackson isn’t as nuts and out of touch as we all thought. It’s not that naming Jeff Hornacek the New York Knicks’ new head coach — which the team is on the verge of doing, as first reported by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck — is a particularly brilliant or inspiring move. Hornacek is a solid candidate with fine credentials (including a runner-up finish...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Report: New York Knicks hire Jeff Hornacek

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News calls into SNY to discuss the report of the New York Knicks hiring former Phoenix Suns boss Jeff Hornacek as their new head coach.
Via SNY
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Knicks working to hire Jeff Hornacek as coach

NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks are working on a deal to hire Jeff Hornacek as their coach. Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson has had discussions with the former Suns coach and there is mutual interest, but they have not begun negotiations on a contract, the person tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Hornacek is the New York Knicks’ next head coach

Phil Jackson apparently has found his man in Jeff Hornacek. The former Phoenix Suns head man will be the next head coach of the New York Knicks, according to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Hornacek was 101-112 in three seasons with the Suns before being fired...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks have interviewed Jeff Hornacek

The New York Knicks’ coaching search recently added another name to be considered. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday that the Knicks interviewed former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek for their coaching vacancy, bringing the total of known candidates to four. The Knicks, league sources say, have interviewed Jeff Hornacek for their coaching job along with Kurt Rambis, David...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA insiders baffled by Knicks' coaching search

If Phil Jackson’s coaching search doesn’t make sense to you, you are not alone. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Jackson’s nomadic coaching search has baffled even the most well-connected of league insiders, with some speculating that the search is little more than a smokescreen to hide the fact that he intends to keep Kurt Rambis and allow himself to be the de facto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks beat writer, ‘McLovin’ officially have Twitter beef

 Twitter is a massive social media medium in the world today and anyone can connect through just a simple words in a 140-character message. It looks like New York Knicks beat writer Frank Isola did that Monday night when he and actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, best known for his work as “McLovin” in “Superbad,” got into a Twitter fight. However, Isola wasn’t the first...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Dolan says he regrets writing ‘Fix the Knicks’ song

Not only is James Dolan the billionaire owner of the New York Knicks, he also fronts his own vanity band, JD & The Straight Shot. The Knicks owner recently owned up to making a huge blunder by awkwardly integrating two of his passions by penning a song entitled “Fix the Knicks.” Dolan recently owned up to mistake of writing a pro-Knicks in a write-up about his foray into...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis declines to play for Latvia in Olympic qualifier

The Latvian national basketball team got some terrible news on Monday when New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis announced he’s not going to participate in the Olympic qualifying tournament this summer. As Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports, Porzingis announced the tough decision in Latvia, saying his heart wanted to make the trip, but his head told his otherwise. “My heart is...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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