Scotto: As Knicks Flounder, Woodson Flourishes

Mike Woodson Clippers

NEW YORK – It is rare when an assistant coach steals the show at an NBA game, but that is exactly what Mike Woodson did in his victorious return to Madison Square Garden. Less than a year after being fired by the perpetually rebuilding New York Knicks, Woodson was back in The Big Apple, riding shotgun alongside Doc Rivers on the staff of the title-contending Los Angeles Clippers. He met the voracious New York media before the game, then made a surprise


‘Sheed Retires; Knicks Sign Earl Barron for Playoffs

Glen Grunwald

NEW YORK — Rasheed Wallace will not be rescuing the New York Knicks in the playoffs. If someone comes out of nowhere to help them, it will be well-traveled center Earl Barron. One day after signing Quentin Richardson after the release of Kurt Thomas, the Atlantic Division champs made another roster move. On the final day of the regular season, and the last day for a player to sign and be playoff-eligible, Knicks VP of basketball operations Glen Grunwald announced the team


Bernucca: Time for NBA referees to snap out of it

Referee Ken Mauer

Having coached high school basketball for the last two seasons, I have gained a true appreciation for the quality of officiating by NBA referees. Until this week. This was a bad week for the league and its referees, as the NBA admitted there were blown calls that changed the outcome of two games. [Read more…]


The Bernucca List – Edition 33


When we created last week’s Bernucca List, we believed that there was one correct answer. That answer was provided by reader Brian Rivel, who determined the list was made up of the five players who finished second in the major statistical categories – scoring, rebounding, assists, blocks and steals – a season ago. [Read more…]


Stoudemire out 2-3 weeks with ruptured cyst in knee


Have you noticed that star power forwards are dropping like flies? Last week it was Kevin Love of Minnesota breaking his hand and Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas undergoing knee surgery. On Sunday, it was New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire going down for two to three weeks due to a ruptured cyst in his knee. The bad news first was reported by Al Iannazzone of Newsday via Twitter. According to the report, Stoudemire will not need surgery but will miss the team’s