GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The best way for me to tell you about Derek Fisher’s first day on the job is to relate two conversations I had with him Tuesday at his introductory news conference as coach of the New York Knicks. One answer illustrated just how much the Knicks are a franchise being held hostage by a single player. The second illustrated just how there isn’t much of value on this roster aside from Anthony. I have been to more introductory news conferences
In this edition of the Three-Man Weave, the New York Knicks go fishing for a new coach, the NBA Finals get their first taste of flopping, and the league cannot seem to rid itself of Donald Sterling. Let’s get to the Q and A, shall we? 1. Derek Fisher is the new coach of the Knicks. Good hire or bad hire?
Very few things in the NBA could diminish the media frenzy surrounding LeBron James’ thrilling 35-point Game 2 performance in the NBA Finals. The news coming from New York is one such thing. 18 years of lacing up sneakers, playing in 1,287 games, 259 playoff games—including an NBA leading 161 playoff wins, Derek Fisher seems to be moving into the next phase of his career. He is expected to be officially announced as the New York Knicks new head coach Tuesday
Lamar Odom has had a tough few years. His fall from grace included a widely reported drug habit, failed stints in Dallas and in Turkey and a doomed marriage to Khloe Kardashian. So where did Odom turn? Phil Jackson of course. The man who helped Odom become a household name with the Lakers signed him shortly after being introduced as the Knicks’ president, and Odom formally signed his contract Monday on Instagram. Here’s to hoping that Jackson can help resurrect Odom’s basketball career and, essentially,
Nobody in America is going to bat quite as hard for David Blatt as myself and my staff. An open letter to Phil Jackson was part of our push, and in this interview on 1280TheZone in Salt Lake City the subject came up again. Now, I do not know if the Jazz have interviewed or plan to interview Blatt. But I would bet the mortgage that Kevin O’Connor and Dennis Lindsay of the Jazz front office know who he is, and as
Thursday afternoon the NBA unveiled the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team, celebrating this past season’s top young athletes. One name you will not see on the the team is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No.1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who only played in 52 games, averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game. He is just the fifth top overall draft pick to miss the All-Rookie team in 26 years. There were quite a few young rookies deserving of the
Dear Coach Jackson, I’m sure you have been very busy in your new role as President of the New York Knicks and have been entrenched in recent days with the Chicago pre-draft combine, the excitement of this year’s NBA playoffs and the delicate process of selecting a new head coach. The task of choosing the right head coach for the Knicks is far from simple. New York, in any sport, is an environment in which any coach or decision maker is under
There is a 75 percent chance that Kevin Love leaves the Minnesota Timberwolves, sooner OR later. That is what NBA teams are hearing as they try to determine whether Love is now obtainable, a league source tells SheridanHoops.com. And chances are it will happen either through a trade before next February, or through Love’s unrestricted free agency in July 2015. Wolves president Flip Saunders is operating under the assumption that he has a good chance to keep Love by offering a four-year