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    New York Knicks: Key Takeaways from Thibodeau’s Press Conference By: AJ LaRocca August 2, 2020 PrevPreviousUFC: Jeremy Stephens – Edson Barboza to headline Fight Night on October 3rd ShareTweet0 SharesWith the news becoming official on Thursday that the New York Knicks have officially named Tom Thibodeau, the 31st head coach in franchise history, the Knicks had their first virtual press conference to introduce Thibodeau later that day formally. Aside from Thibodeau, president Leon Rose and general manager Scott Perry were on the press conference that was conducted via Zoom. A lot of questions were asked, and a lot of notable answers were given, such as Thibodeau talking about how he is looking to...
    New York Knicks: Devin Vassell Could Be The Perfect Plug and Play Draft Pick By: Mikey Murphy August 2, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Leon Rose mum on team’s future plans ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks will be participating in the NBA Draft Lottery on August 25th, 2020. That event is approximately four weeks from today and there’s a possibility of the Knick franchise luckily jumping into the top three in the draft lottery. There’s also the possibility of the Knicks sliding into the ninth, tenth, or eleventh spot in the first round on draft lottery night. If the latter happens in which the Knicks fall in the draft lottery, there are some interesting...
    Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images The New York Knicks have a very talented player in R.J. Barrett, but he was not in the right environment to thrive in his rookie season.A tree only grows with proper care. This limitation played out for rookie R.J. Barrett this past season, the No. 3 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. His talent was evident in production, but efficiency lacked for reasons beyond his control. The improper care is how the Knicks built their team last summer. After striking out on the top free agents such as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, they signed a bunch of B and C-tier free agents to appear as if they still got something...
    After weeks of evaluating several candidates, the New York Knicks have finally found their new head coach in Tom Thibodeau. The 62-year-old mentor is expected to officially handle the Knicks’ team that has been rotting at the bottom of the league for seven consecutive years. Turning things around in New York won’t be an easy task even for an experienced coach like Thibodeau. The Knicks currently don’t have a legitimate superstar on their roster and mostly consist of talented prospects and veterans. However, one of his former players, Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler, is very confident that Thibodeau’s stint with the Knicks will be successful. “He’s going to do great. He’s going to turn those young guys into some...
    New York Knicks: Leon Rose mum on team’s future plans By: Robbie Stratakos July 31, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau praises team’s young core ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks held an introductory press conference for new head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday. Thibodeau, president Leon Rose and general manager Scott Perry took questions from the media. Rose, the Knicks new president, says the organization has “not set a timeline” while noting that Thibodeau can help make them “a perennial winner” (quotes per Marc Berman of the New York Post). “We have not set a timeline. We are taking it one day at a time. We felt Tom was that coach...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau praises team’s young core By: Robbie Stratakos July 31, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Julius Randle Could Be A Dark-Horse Candidate To Improve Under New Head Coach ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks announced on Thursday morning that they hired Tom Thibodeau to be their new head coach. In his introductory press conference, Thibodeau expressed optimism about youngsters RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson (quotes per Marc Berman of the New York Post). “I want to get around the players to work with them and get to know them better,” Thibodeau said. “Based on film, I really think RJ has a very bright future as does Mitchell Robinson. Those...
    New York Knicks: Julius Randle Could Be A Dark-Horse Candidate To Improve Under New Head Coach By: Mikey Murphy July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousConor McGregor on Recent UFC Callouts – “I accept!” NextAlexander Volkov – Walt Harris booked for UFC 254Next ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau tends to get the most out of flawed yet talented players. There is a possibility of fans being shocked about what Thibodeau is able to pull out of Julius Randle, especially defensively, if the Knicks actually decide to keep Randle and not ship him elsewhere before next season begins. The Knicks head coaching position is Tom Thibodeau’s dream job. Thibodeau has a phenomenal understanding of...
    Live updates - Fauci: Diversity of response from states hurt efforts to contain coronavirus McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks New York Knicks president Leon Rose: No timeline for a rebuild The hiring of veteran head coach Tom Thibodeau this past week seemed to suggest that the New York Knicks are attempting to expedite a long-term rebuild in the Big Apple. © Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports The New York Knicks are preaching patience after the hiring of Tom Thibodeau. The 62-year-old Thibodeau is not exactly young. During his stint with the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves, the veteran coach also struggled connecting with young players. Despite this, first-year Knicks president Leon Rose has not yet put a...
    New York Knicks: Mike Woodson expected to join Tom Thibodeau’s staff By: Robbie Stratakos July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks officially hire Tom Thibodeau as head coach ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, former New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is expected to join Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff for the 2020-21 NBA season. Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson is expected to join the Knicks organization in a capacity, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Woodson led the Knicks to a 54-28 record in 2012-13, which marks their most recent playoff appearance and highest win total since 1996-97. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2020 The Knicks announced Thibodeau’s hiring on...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau brought the Chicago Bulls to their greatest success since Michael Jordan. He returned the Minnesota Timberwolves to the playoffs after a 13-year absence. All the while, there was one challenge he sought. He has seen what it’s like in New York when the Knicks win and wanted to be the coach to make it happen again. “This a dream come true for me,” Thibodeau said. “This is my dream job.” He got it Thursday, when the Knicks brought the former NBA Coach of the Year back to the organization he helped reach the NBA Finals as an assistant. Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks from 1996-2003, part of Jeff Van Gundy’s staff...
    New York Knicks officially hire Tom Thibodeau as head coach By: Robbie Stratakos July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Mental Fortitude Is Vital For Tom Thibodeau’s System ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks announced on Thursday morning that they’ve hired Tom Thibodeau to be the 31st head coach in franchise history. .@nyknicks Name Tom Thibodeau Head Coach pic.twitter.com/7I4GIEmMzk — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 30, 2020 Team president Leon Rose calls Thibodeau a “proven winner” who brings “leadership” to the table. “Tom Thibodeau is a proven winner who gets the most out of the players and teams that he has coached,” said Leon Rose, president, New York Knicks. “He will bring leadership, accountability...
    By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks' new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant. “I know what New York is like when the Knicks are successful and there is nothing comparable," Thibodeau said in a statement. "I look forward to being a part of what we are building here and can’t wait to get to work.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thibodeau, 62, is 352-246 in eight seasons coaching Chicago and Minnesota. He was the Coach of the Year in 2011 in his first season with...
    New York Knicks: Mental Fortitude Is Vital For Tom Thibodeau’s System By: Mikey Murphy July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Giants: Saquon Barkley ranks 31st on NFL top 100 list ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau‘s style has always been hard-hitting when it came to getting the most out of his players on both ends. However, stingy defense along with hustle plays is what Coach Tom Thibodeau holds near and dear to his heart. The young New York Knicks core will find out real soon how vital mental fortitude is for Tom Thibodeau’s system. Jonathan Macri of Knicks Film School interviewed aspiring journalist Adam Taylor who’s currently the lead writer for CelticsBlog.com....
    Getty Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been requested to give attention to teaching whereas others seems for a Jimmy Butler commerce. Tom Thibodeau is the brand new head coach of the New York Knicks after agreeing to a five-year deal. “The Knicks are in good arms,” Los Angeles Clippers huge man Joakim Noah instructed me through textual content message this afternoon from the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Noah has had greater than his fair proportion of time taking part in for Thibs. For these protecting rating at dwelling: Noah lived his finest life whereas taking part in for Thibodeau as a member of the Chicago Bulls. A...
    Getty Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been asked to focus on coaching while others looks for a Jimmy Butler trade. Tom Thibodeau is the new head coach of the New York Knicks after agreeing to a five-year deal. “The Knicks are in good hands,” Los Angeles Clippers big man Joakim Noah told me via text message this afternoon from the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Noah has had more than his fair share of time playing for Thibs. For those keeping score at home: Noah lived his best life while playing for Thibodeau as a member of the Chicago Bulls. A former Knick and native New Yorker by way of Hell’s Kitchen, ...
    New York Knicks: What would landing Anthony Davis do for the franchise? By: Alexander Wilson July 29, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAnthony Davis forced his way to the Los Angeles Lakers, so expecting him to take his talents elsewhere is optimistic. However, crazier things have happened, as we have seen in current times. The New York Knicks, who have brought in Leon Rose to lead their franchise could change the course of history with a big free-agent signing. The narrative over the past few seasons has been negative for the Knicks. Free agents aren’t keen on signing with them, based on the poor performance and seemingly...
    Jay Scrubb Raising Internal Interest Within The New York Knicks By: Mikey Murphy July 28, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares The New York Knicks recently hired Coach Tom Thibodeau. They still have draft homework to do. Leon Rose has made some important front office hires. The Knicks have interviewed some talented draft prospects as of late, however, rumor is that a junior college star by the name of Jay Scrubb has drawn internal interest within the New York Knicks organization. Jay Scrubb is a 6’6″ 200-pound smooth lefty shooting guard who possesses a 6’9″ wingspan. The former JUCO star is a Louisville commit who played at...
    New York Knicks: The most impactful factor Tom Thibodeau is bringing to the Knicks By: Alexander Wilson July 28, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as their next head coach might be better than some might think. Thibodeau is an accomplished leader in the NBA, having lead the Chicago Bulls to five straight playoff appearances and the Minnesota Timberwolves to one appearance in two years. Thibodeau was fired in his third season with Minnesota, finishing under .500. The reality is, the Knicks have lacked a true disciplinary coach in recent years, and they have been nothing short of a dumpster fire...
    Could New York Knick Fans Derail The Current Front Office And Head Coach Alignment? By: Mikey Murphy July 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares The New York Knicks been probing the National Basketball Association for a head coach for roughly two decades. Even though the hiring of Tom Thibodeau dragged for seven weeks, the franchise been running through head coaches and assistant coaches since the resignation of Jeff Van Gundy nineteen games into the 2001-02 NBA season. Current Knick President Leon Rose was a former agent with Creative Artists Agency, and Tom Thibodeau was one of his clients. Leon Rose hired long time acquaintance William Wesley...
    New York Knicks: Gregg Popovich says exactly what we needed to hear about Tom Thibodeau By: Alexander Wilson July 26, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks hired Tom Thibodeau last week to lead the franchise as their next head coach. Thibodeau has a fantastic history in basketball, coaching the Chicago Bulls from 2010 to 2016 when he moved no to the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, while in Chicago, he ranked no worse than second in the Central division. While his team never won a championship, he made it to the conference finals once and the semi-finals twice. His time in Minnesota wasn’t as...
    We get days like this sometimes. Sometimes, it’s simply about mathematics. We have nine major pro sports teams in our area, and so there’s always the possibility of worlds colliding, MLB and NFL, NHL and NBA. Stuff happens. News happens. Crazy things happen. Edwin Diaz comes trotting in from a bullpen. Lots of stuff. This one felt different, because of all the days and weeks and months that came before. Sports as we know it essentially shut down on March 12, and we did what we could do to fill the void as sports fans. Sometimes that meant going to extremes; some folks got up early to watch baseball from Korea. Some folks savored every second of the NFL draft....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Knicks coaching search is reportedly over. The Knicks look to their future by pulling from their past; Tom Thibodeau will be the Knicks’ new head coach. Thibodeau has long been rumored to be the front runner for the position, and the news is expected to become official in a few days. CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls yells at a referee during a game against the New York Knicks at the United Center on November 4, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks during the Patrick Ewing era in the ’90s before becoming a head coach himself. In...
    Chicago aldermen divided over removal of Columbus statues Where to grab a cheap burrito (to go!) in every state New York Knicks close to hiring Tom Thibodeau as new head coach, per reports It appears Tom Thibodeau is returning to the NBA sidelines.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Lausannes Moussa Cisse discusses Memphis, LSU as college decision nears Lausannes Moussa Cisse discusses Memphis, LSU as college decision nears Commercial Appeal Memphis Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Commercial Appeal Memphis Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Commercial Appeal Memphis...
    After a lengthy process in which the team interviewed several candidates on multiple occasions, the NBA’s New York Knicks have reportedly found their next man on the sidelines. According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, reporting via Twitter, the team is finalizing a five-year deal with former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau to run the show in the Big Apple. As shared previously by The Inquisitr, Thibodeau had long been considered the frontrunner for the job. In addition to his eight-year track record of coaching NBA teams, as well as many more years spent as an assistant, the 62-year-old is known to have a close relationship with Knicks President Leon Rose. He also reportedly has a strong relationship with...
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 02: Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves complains about a call during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 02, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Knicks are on the verge of hiring Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach The long wait for New York Knicks fans curious to see who the franchise’s next head coach will be appears to finally be over. In his latest ‘Woj Bomb’ of epic proportions, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is...
    Jason Kidd the frontrunner to be the New York Knicks head coach By: Robbie Stratakos July 24, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Jason Kidd is the new frontrunner to be the New York Knicks’ next head coach. Bondy says Kidd “is viewed by the Knicks as a conduit to attracting free agents” but adds “there are also people in the organization who are skeptical of his coaching ability following underwhelming stints in Brooklyn and Milwaukee.” Kidd is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers under head coach Frank Vogel. After retiring from the NBA in...
    Although the team is reportedly expected to hire its next head coach before the end of the month, the New York Knicks have yet to tender a contract offer to any of the candidates for the position, according to SportsNet New York‘s NBA insider Ian Begley. Furthermore, the team is reportedly not in negotiations with any of the applicants, either. Per Begley’s sources, the Knicks brain trust — which is headed up by Team President Leon Rose and General Manager Scott Perry — is committed to doing their due diligence with the hire, and there is a “strong likelihood” that they will hold further conversations with multiple candidates in the coming week. As previously relayed by The Inquisitr, former Chicago...
    Report: New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets keeping tabs on Zach LaVine By: Robbie Stratakos July 24, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to SNY’s Ian Begley, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets “have been monitoring” Zach LaVine’s situation with the Chicago Bulls. And it’s worth noting that both the Knicks and the Nets are among the teams who have been monitoring LaVine’s situation in Chicago. Per SNY sources, both teams have done background work on LaVine to be prepared for the possibility that Chicago ends up listening to trade offers on the 25-year-old guard. The Bulls finished the 2019-20 NBA season as the 11th seed in...
    New York Knicks: Kenny Atkinson receives glowing endorsement to land Knicks’ head coaching job By: Alexander Wilson July 24, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are still in the middle of finding their next head coach after the firing of David Fizdale in 2019. The hiring of Leon Rose has changed the direction of the organization, as he brings good connections across the league from his former position as a super agent for CAA. The next head coach for the Knicks is a significant deal, as Tom Thibodeau and Kenny Atkinson remain in play. Thibodeau is the favorite, as reports have indicated he’s begun...
    Should New York Knicks consider trading for Kevin Love? By: AJ LaRocca July 23, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares  The New York Knicks and new president Leon Rose have a very unique but busy offseason in front of them. The new regime is still deciding on a new head coach, and once they complete that, they need to turn their attention towards preparing for free agency and October’s NBA Draft. If that wasn’t already hard enough under regular circumstances, they have had to navigate through the restrictions presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic that has and continues to rattle both the sports world and the nation...
    Next1 of 15Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The NBA has a plan and a schedule for the draft and our latest NBA Mock Draft looks at player fits and potential stars like LaMelo Ball. NBA basketball is back, with scrimmages being played and regular-season games picking up next week. But there’s always time to smash the “Sim Lottery” button at Tankathon and imagine the possibilities. This week’s simulated lottery was a wild one, putting the Charlotte Hornets at the top and keeping the New York Knicks in the top 3.. Armed with insights from a new Step Back Big Board, I did my best to make everyone happy and keep it interesting, while answering the big question on...
    Why the New York Knicks should pursue Fred VanVleet By: Jack Quartararo July 23, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are in for a big offseason. In the meantime, the Knicks are still looking for a new head coach, and are looking to add some talent to the roster. For example, Fred VanVleet can be a perfect addition to the team — he is a free agent this summer. If the Knicks sign VanVleet, they won’t have to worry about the point guard positions for a while. Why? Because VanVleet has proven to the world that he can be a great point guard, and...
    Rumor: New York Knicks could pursue DeMar DeRozan in free agency By: Alexander Wilson July 22, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks have struggled to attract attention from star players in the NBA, ranging from Kevin Durant to Kyrie Irving. Both signed with the Brooklyn Nets last off-season, passing on a superior Knicks franchise, some might say. However, with the firing of Steve Mills several months ago in favor of former CAA super-agent Leon Rose, the team is headed in a different direction. Rose has fantastic connections with players across the league, including ones that categorized as stars. The Knicks desperately need...
    Jared Harper talks joining the New York Knicks By: Robbie Stratakos July 21, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks claimed point guard Jared Harper off waivers from the Phoenix Suns in June. Harper signed with the Suns as an undrafted free agent last offseason and spent the 2019-20 season with the team’s G-League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns. Across 34 games, he averaged 20.2 points, 5.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. In an interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post, Harper said Knicks president Leon Rose and general manager Scott Perry “couldn’t wait”...
    New York Knicks are heavily considering Kenny Atkinson as next head coach By: Alexander Wilson July 21, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are in the midst of finding their next head coach after the departure of David Fizdale in 2019. The rumors have been flowing, especially around Tom Thibodeau, who has reportedly already started watching Knicks film in preparation for his hiring. Not so fast Tom, as the Knicks are still exploring other options, including former nets Coach, Kenny Atkinson. In other news, it appears @DaRealBootums incessant stanning may be working: Im hearing the Knicks interviewed Kenny Atkinson again yesterday. Not...
    New York Knicks: Could Rebuilding Through The Draft Be Overrated? By: Mikey Murphy July 21, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesRebuilding the New York Knicks through the NBA Draft with the use of acquired draft picks was a foreign thought process until General Manager Scott Perry joined former President Steve Mills in the front office. An unfortunate situation occurred for the Knicks in the hiring of former coach David Fizdale. Steve Mills lied to the Knick fan base by giving the impression of building through the draft if the Knicks whiff on the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving sweepstakes. Instead of Steve Mills following through with his...
    New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina on the rise again as Leon Rose sparks change By: Alexander Wilson July 20, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe story of New York Knicks‘ point guard Frank Ntilikina is an ongoing one. From trade rumors to future of the franchise narratives being placed on his shoulders every off-season, 2020 holds a more optimistic tale. With new general manager Leon Rose taking over executive duties, the future of the Knicks is in question. How they look next season, will they be active in the trade market, will they land LaMelo Ball? These are all questions they will face in the...
    New York Knicks conduct video interview with Killian Hayes By: Robbie Stratakos July 19, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to Killian Hayes’ agent, Yann Balikouzou, the point guard had a video interview with the New York Knicks. Ian Begley of SNY notes that Hayes has talked with “dozens” of teams, including ones outside the NBA lottery, and that he doesn’t plan to meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the second-best odds to win the lottery. Balikouzou said on the Envergure podcast last month that Hayes had talked to dozens of teams. Some of those teams did not have a lottery pick, which is...
    Tom Thibodeau is studying the New York Knicks roster By: Robbie Stratakos July 18, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesTom Thibodeau has been the recurring favorite to land the New York Knicks head-coaching position. A source told Marc Berman of the New York Post that Thibodeau has been “passing away the time poring over Knicks game film as he awaits a possible job offer.” Berman notes that Thibodeau is a fan of Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson. It’s known one of the things that most intrigues Thibodeau about coaching the Knicks roster is molding young shot-blocking center Mitchell Robinson into an even better defensive player....
    New York Knicks: The Hiring Of One Executive Leaves Polarizing Effect By: Mikey Murphy July 18, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesOn June 24th, 2020, the New York Knicks announced Wesley Williams as their new executive vice president/senior basketball adviser. Wesley, who’s a longtime friend of Knicks president Leon Rose and former consultant at Creative Arts Agency, is known for his relationships with star players around the NBA. He also previously worked with top coaching candidate Tom Thibodeau while at Creative Arts Agency. The Knicks hiring of William Wesley, also known as “World Wide Wes” as the next Executive Vice President, has garnered hot and cold reactions....
    The New York Knicks are obviously having a tough time with a 21-45 record this season. In fact, they have been showing the same lackluster performance ever since 2014. Even then, the franchise stands tall at a valuation of 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. So they have deep pockets and loyal fans, but on-court success remains a concern. Last year, former Knicks coach David Fizdale was sacked after only 104 games of coaching. To replace him, assistant coach Mac Miller was promoted as the interim head coach. Now, the franchise had enough time to initiate their search for a trustworthy signature given that they were not invited to the NBA Orlando Bubble.  It is ten other candidates vs...
    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Knicks. What is your view of [Mike] Woodson as a coach? My personal opinion is that he is very overrated. During his stint as a Knicks coach, he was relying a lot on [Jason] Kidd and [Rasheed] Wallace in end-game situations. What do you think? — Jean Woodson did his best work with the Knicks (109-79). His performance wasn’t overrated in the least. Before going 54-28 and reaching the second round of the playoffs in 2012-13, Woodson took over midstream for...
    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Knicks. What is your view of [Mike] Woodson as a coach? My personal opinion is that he is very overrated. During his stint as a Knicks coach, he was relying a lot on [Jason] Kidd and [Rasheed] Wallace in end-game situations. What do you think? — Jean Woodson did his best work with the Knicks (109-79). His performance wasn’t overrated in the least. Before going 54-28 and reaching the second round of the playoffs in 2012-13, Woodson took over midstream for...
    New York Knicks Amongst Others Are Keeping Tabs On Talented Draft Prospect Deni Avdija By: Mikey Murphy July 14, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares The New York Knicks are keeping tabs on many draft prospects. One prospect who some within the organization are high on is currently playing winning basketball overseas for the powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv team in the Israeli Basketball Premier League. Deni Avdija is wowing scouts with his feel for the game, his sudden improved shooting ability, and his overall savviness on both ends of the court. The 19-year old is looking like a seasoned veteran according to some. Avdija is currently averaging...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau Paired With Anthony Edwards Could Be A Successful Recipe By: Mikey Murphy July 12, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares If the New York Knicks secure a top three pick during the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery and eventually go on to select Georgia star Anthony Edwards on draft night, there’s a chance coach Tom Thibodeau could oversee the youngster’s early NBA development. Similar to how Thibs oversaw Derrick Rose’s young career starting with Rose’s third NBA season before all the injuries. There are rumbles around the NBA and media about Thibodeau’s tough style in terms of heavy game minutes and often long...
    New York Knicks Daymean Dotson could be next to go By: Bob Konarski July 12, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAnother New York Knicks shooting guard might be on the move.  The New York Post’s Marc Berman thinks that shooting guard Daymean Dotson won’t be with the team next year. “In (Damyean) Dotson’s case, he was a Phil Jackson draft pick.  Because there’s no attachment to Rose or Perry, Dotson is as good as gone” Berman says.  It’s unfortunate circumstances because this Knicks guard never got a true chance. Dotson did start 40 games for the Knicks in the 2018-19 season.  He averaged 27 minutes...
    New York Knicks to have their new head coach by July 31st By: Bob Konarski July 11, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are expected to have their next head coach by July 31st.  This comes from SNY’s Ian Begley.  As of right now, it appears that Tom Thibodeau remains the leader in the clubhouse for the position. The Knicks and their new team president Leon Rose will interview 11 candidates for the job.  Some of the other interviewees include, Kenny Atkinson, Mike Miller and Mike Woodson.  Other applicants Mike Brown, Jamahl Mosley, Chris Fleming, etc.  And one more name you can throw in,...
    The NBA’s New York Knicks continue to interview candidates for their head coaching vacancy, with some having been brought in for second interviews. On Friday, former Knicks coach Mike Woodson had his second interview with the club according to SportsNet New York‘s NBA insider Ian Begley, who also reported that a final decision on the coaching hire is expected by July 31. Woodson was just one of several candidates that reportedly have or will interview for the position this week. Others include the team’s current interim coach, Mike Miller, Golden State assistant and former L.A. Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers headman Mike Brown, former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, Chicago Bulls assistant Chris Fleming and former Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach...
    Trista and Ryan Sutters Daughter, 11, Wears the Bucket Hat He Wore on The Bachelor 17 Years Ago Head of leading Hispanic-owned U.S. food company sparks backlash over praise for Trump New York Knicks expected to hire next head coach by July 31, per report Almost all of the recent NBA discussion has been focused on the bubble, and for good reason, with all 22 teams traveling to Disney World this week to begin the months-long process of finishing the 2019-20 season. Still there are eight other teams in the league, and they're all trying to figure things out as well. © Provided by CBS Sports The New York Knicks, who always seem to have something going on, have...
    Actor-Organizer Kendrick Sampson Is Putting "Pressure in the Streets" for Change Naya Rivera disappearance: What we know LaMelo Ball reportedly wants to play for New York Knicks © Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images Ultimately, LaMelo Ball does not control where he plays basketball next season. On Aug. 25 the ping pong balls will determine the NBA’s draft order, then on Oct. 16 a team will select Ball and he will have to play in that city (or sit out all organized basketball for a year so he can re-enter the draft, which will not help his stock). New York is reportedly high on Ball. It turns out, LaMelo Ball wants to play for the Knicks — shocking, I know — reports...
    The New York Knicks suffered a huge embarrassment when they were snubbed by their top two targets, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, last summer. Months before free agency started, Knicks owner James Dolan proudly announced in the entire league that multiple superstars would be heading to New York in the 2019 NBA offseason. Durant and Irving really ended up leaving their respective teams in free agency, but they both signed with the other team situated in New York, the Brooklyn Nets. Being unable to acquire big names on the free agency market isn’t new to the Knicks. In the summer of 2010, the Knicks were among the NBA teams who aggressively pursued LeBron James. According to Brad Botkins of CBS...
    Maurice Harkless Will Be A Free Agent This Year; But Should The New York Knicks Sign Him? By: Olivier Dumont July 8, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesOn the day of the trade deadline this year, the New York Knicks pulled the trigger on a rumor that was up in the air for a couple of months prior.  Sending Marcus Morris to the LA Clippers in exchange for a few draft picks and small forward Maurice Harkless, the Knicks illustrated once again that their rebuilding process is still far from over. Leaning towards a similar rebuild to that of the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks are keen on...
    The search for a new head coach has not yielded any results yet for the New York Knicks. Since December 2019, they have had an interim coach in Mike Miller after they fired former head coach David Fizdale. The shortlist for a new coach now has one more name, and it is endorsed by legendary coach George Karl himself. I would love to see the @nyknicks give Jamahl Mosley the opportunity to be their next coach. He’s well prepared and he’s smart, hungry and committed!https://t.co/cCcAf5kCYC pic.twitter.com/A6MwkyK1mb — George Karl (@CoachKarl22) July 5, 2020 Jamahl Mosley, currently an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks, was given his first job in the NBA by Karl. Back in 2006, Karl appointed Mosley for...
    New York Knicks: Why trading for Devin Booker should be a top priority By: AJ LaRocca July 6, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares Leon Rose and the New York Knicks have their work cut out for them as they will be faced with a number of important decisions to make over the next few months. They need to choose their new head coach out of the long list of candidates they’re interviewing, they need to figure out who they’re going to draft in October once they know where their pick lies, and they need to decide both what to do with their own free agents and...
    Will James Dolan Patiently Allow Leon Rose And “World Wide Wes” to Rebuild The New York Knicks? By: Mikey Murphy July 6, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesLeon Rose, Wesley Williams, Scott Perry, Walt Perrin, Alex Kline, and the New York Knicks have been occupied during the pandemic. Watching film, talking to colleagues, accessing resources, and holding virtual draft prospect interviews during this weird off-season, all in which have been an irregular, tedious, and abnormal process have been ongoing. However, many are looking at the big picture wondering if New York Knicks Owner James Dolan will patiently allow Leon Rose and Wesley Williams, also known as “World...
    Although Phoenix Suns wing and NBA All-Star star Devin Booker is arguably having his best season as a pro — averaging 26 points, seven assists and four rebounds per game while posting a career-high effective field goal percentage of 54.3 — his team continues to struggle though a rebuild. Some believe the losing in Phoenix could motivate Booker to push for a trade to another team and, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the New York Knicks could be a preferred destination. In response to a reader mailbag question on Saturday, Berman called Booker “the player to watch out for most” on the trade market, citing his connection to Knicks president Leon Rose, who was formerly Booker’s...
    New York Knicks: George Karl endorses coaching candidate Jamahl Mosley By: Robbie Stratakos July 1, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesDallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley is one of 11 reported candidates for the New York Knicks‘ head-coaching position. In an interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post, George Karl, who Mosley coached and indulged in player development under with the Denver Nuggets from 2006-10, said that the Mavericks assistant can connect with modern-day players. “I thought he had a great connection with today’s player,’’ Karl said. “He was hungry. He was big in player development, then toward the end of his time,...
    New York Knicks: Patrick Ewing calls Tom Thibodeau a ‘great coach’ By: Robbie Stratakos July 1, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesTom Thibodeau has been linked to the New York Knicks‘ head-coaching position from the moment Leon Rose took over as team president. Rose, the former head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has worked with Thibodeau in the past. Knicks legend Patrick Ewing called Thibodeau a “great coach” in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio’s Frank Isola and Sarah Kustok (quote by means of Forbes’ Adam Zagoria). “I think Tom’s a great coach. I had the opportunity to him being on the staff when he...
    LeBron James. Getty/Ronald Martinez LeBron James planned to join the New York Knicks rather than the Miami Heat in 2010, however opted against the move after a "disaster" meeting with the team's owners.  James was a free agent in 2010 having ended his first spell with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  "It's clear that the Knicks were the first choice [for LeBron]," said NBA analyst Bill Simmons. "It was basically the Knicks' to lose, and they just couldn't stay out of their own way. The stories are legendary." According to an earlier report from Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, owner James Dolan handed out copies of his mixtape during meetings when the Knicks were pursuing free agents in 2010. Visit Insider's homepage for...
    New York Knicks: Bruce Pearl sings Jared Harper’s praises By: Robbie Stratakos June 29, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks recently acquired point guard Jared Harper off waivers from the Phoenix Suns, subsequently releasing guard Kadeem Allen. In an interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said that Harper, a three-year player at Auburn, was courted by the Knicks in the 2019 NBA Draft process and that he would’ve been a first-round pick if he returned for his senior season. “I talked to a number of Knicks scouts when Jared was here at Auburn,” Pearl said. “They...
    New York Knicks: Kenny Wooten Earns All-Defensive Team Award By: Mikey Murphy June 29, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesKenny Wooten Jr. who is currently on the New York Knicks affiliate squad, Westchester Knicks recently earned the All-Defensive Team Award. Wooten is a master when it comes to blocking shots and applying pressure to opposing rim attacks. The 6’9″ 220-pound pogo stick in Kenny Wooten is making it easy for the Knicks due to his hard nose style of play. Current main team teammate, Mitchell Robinson believes Kenny Wooten is actually the highest leaper on the entire team, both New York and its Westchester affiliate...
    New York Knicks: Leon Rose lauds team’s young core By: Robbie Stratakos June 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks president Leon Rose was interviewed by MSG Networks’ Mike Breen Wednesday night on the “MSG 150 At Home.” The interview marked the first time Rose spoke publicly/virtually since joining the organization in February. Among the many topics discussed were the team’s roster, which includes several young players and/or lottery selections. Rose said RJ Barrett, the Knicks’ 2019 first-round pick, and Mitchell Robinson, the Knicks’ 2018 second-round pick, are “two young core pieces.” Barrett averaged 14.3 points, five rebounds and 2.6 assists per game...
    BREAKING: New York Knicks Waive Allonzo Trier To Bring in Theo Pinson By: Ryan Garcia June 26, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to SNY, the New York Knicks will be parting ways with the 24 year old guard Allonzo Trier in order to bring in former Nets guard, Theo Pinson. Allonzo Trier was an undrafted free agent, and in two seasons with the Knicks, had averaged 9.7 points on 45.5% from the field and 38.4 percent from three in 19.9 minutes per game. The Knicks are getting a player averaging 3.9 points on 30.7% from the field and 21.4% from three. Speaking personally here,...
    The Knicks’ hiring of “World Wide Wes,” aka William Wesley, was universally praised on Wednesday as a forward-thinking addition by new team president Leon Rose. One former Knick, however, is against it. Stephon Marbury blasted the move, calling Wesley “world wide sucker,” in a video he posted on Instagram and wrote on Twitter that Wesley is a “kiss a–.” “C’mon man, c’mon. At New York Knicks, did you really just bring world wide sucker to the New York Knicks. … Really? You brought this dude here? Why? I’m a real New York Knicks fan. I’ve been a New York Knicks fan since I was a [kid]. … “C’mon [Jim] Dolan man. You gotta be kidding me, man. You brought...
    New York Knicks: Leon Rose praises Mike Miller, talks head-coaching search By: Robbie Stratakos June 25, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks president Leon Rose was interviewed by MSG Networks‘ Mike Breen Wednesday night on “The MSG 150 At Home.” The interview marked the first time Rose spoke publicly/virtually since joining the organization in February. Among the many topics discussed were the team’s head-coaching situation. Rose praised Mike Miller, who took over as interim head coach after David Fizdale was fired in December 2019, for his efforts in leading the Knicks this season while noting how he hopes to have a head coach...
    The New York Knicks could have a different direction from next season | Jim McIsaac / . Mike Brown will interview the New York Knicks who are looking for a new coach for the upcoming NBA season. The Big Apple team has numerous candidates for the vacancy, and Brown is the last to be added to the list. The news about the Golden State Warriors technical assistant was reported by journalist Shams Charania of ., and did not rule out that it will be a vital piece of the franchise in the future. The New York Knicks are interviewing Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown for their head coaching job, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. – Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22,...
    Six years after Steve Kerr spurned the Knicks’ head coaching job offer to join the Warriors, Kerr’s top assistant, Mike Brown, will interview for New York’s once-again vacant coaching job, this news organization confirmed Monday. Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown will interview for the Knicks head coaching job. The Athletic was first with the news. — Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) June 22, 2020 Brown, 50, will be one of 10 confirmed candidates to interview for the opportunity to become the Knicks’ sixth coach since Kerr chose Golden State over New York in 2014. Newsday reported the first round of interviews will be conducted over the phone. The Athletic first reported Brown is set to interview. ...
    New York Knicks to interview Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown By: Alexander Wilson June 22, 2020 ShareTweet0 Shares The name Mike Brown might be familiar for New York Knicks fans, as prior to hiring David Fizdale in 2018, the team looked into Golden State Warriors associate head coach Brown, before eventually moving on without him. The New York Knicks are interviewing Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown for their head coaching job, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2020 Brown has experience on some of the best teams in the league over the past few years. Brown is now circling back around for the Knicks in their current job hunt, which would...
    Spike Lee’s feud with New York Knicks owner James Dolan continued this week after the filmmaker criticised him for his late and vague statement in response to the death of George Floyd, drawing similarities to President Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally in 2017. In an ESPN appearance Thursday, Lee compared Dolan’s response to that of the president’s in August 2017, when he condemned “many sides” of the Unite the Right rally instead of explicitly calling out the white supremacist groups who organized the event. RANGERS, KNICKS OWNER JAMES DOLAN ‘VEHEMENTLY’ CONDEMNS RACISM AFTER INTERNAL MEMO SPARKS BACKLASH: REPORT  “That sounds like the guy in the White House commenting on what happened in Charlottesville, that there were good guys on both...
    This week The Post takes a fresh look at the “best of” New York sports history — areas that are just as worthy of debate, but that haven’t been argued incessantly. The Yankees’ 1978 comeback over the Red Sox was the best comeback in New York sports history. Here are six other major comebacks that just missed the cut: 1951 Giants Trailing first-place Brooklyn by 13 games on Aug. 11, the Giants closed out the regular season on a 39-8 run to tie the Dodgers and force a three-game playoff. After the two teams split the first two games, the Giants hosted Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds for the final game, which the Giants won on Bobby Thomson’s walk-off homer...
    (CNN)The New York Knicks and James Dolan, the executive chairman of parent company The Madison Square Garden Company, have come under fire for their delayed response to George Floyd's death.Most NBA organizations were quick to issue public responses, but the MSGC only issued a statement Tuesday -- 15 days after Floyd's death -- which was posted to the Knicks' social media accounts, along with those of the New York Rangers, dancing troupe the Rockettes and the MSGC's official social media feeds.The statement read: "Every one of us has a role to play in creating a more just and equal society, where there is no racism, bigotry, violence or hate. We stand with all who act for positive change."pic.twitter.com/q1Ui8N29ai— NEW YORK...
    The New York Knicks appeared to be an outlier Monday as many pro sports teams weighed in on last week's death of George Floyd in police custody -- and some fans on social media applauded them for it. While many teams from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS expressed condolences and sadness regarding Floyd's death, the Knicks -- one of the NBA's flagship franchises in the nation's largest media market -- opted against it. Knicks owner James Dolan told employees in an internal email that the team wouldn't be making a statement, ESPN reported. "This is a turbulent time in our country. The coronavirus and civil unrest have taken their toll on our way of life. We at Madison Square Garden stand...