Knicks Rumors & News

  • Giannis and Thanasis want to play for Greece in pre-Olympic tournament "From Thessaloniki, Greece, after the second “Antetokounbros” event which was proven to be a smash hit both Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke once more about their whish to play with the Greek national team in the pre-olympuc qualifying tournament in Turin, Italy. Thanasis whose name..." May 23

  • Porzingis gets standing ovation from former team

    The Score "Kristaps Porzingis is only starting to make his mark in the NBA, but back in Europe, the 20-year-old is already a legend. Porzingis visited his former club Sevilla on Sunday and was treated to a standing ovation by his fans in Spain." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony had no input on Knicks coaching search, happy with Jeff Hornacek

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson’s triangle offense may be taking a different shape with the impending hiring of Jeff Hornacek. And Carmelo Anthony, for one, is looking forward to the possibility. Anthony told WNBC on Saturday that he’s liked what he’s seen in Hornacek’s coaching style." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony excited to play faster pace under Jeff Hornacek

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony is looking forward to playing at a quicker pace under Jeff Hornacek, who is expected to be named the next head coach of the New York Knicks in the coming days. "I played against him a couple of times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix," Anthony said in an interview..." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'I'm in the prime of my career'

    New York Daily News "Robert Parish. Kevin Willis. Kevin Garnett. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kobe Bryant. Those are the names of the five players in NBA history who played at least 20 seasons in the league. Carmelo Anthony wants to be on the list, too. "I think I'm in the prime of my career right now. I have years to..." May 21

  • Jeff Hornacek could ditch triangle and have Knicks run more

    ESPN New York "Jeff Hornacek spent Thursday afternoon at the New York Knicks' facility in Westchester with team president Phil Jackson, meeting with staffers and players, according to sources. At some point on Thursday, Jackson and general manager Steve Mills offered Hornacek the head coaching job and the two..." May 21

  • Report: Pat Riley used to fine players for helping opponents up

    The Score "As a player, a coach, and now an executive entrenched in the NBA for nearly 50 years, Pat Riley has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive, no-nonsense names in the league's history. And now there's another story to add to the lore. Hidden within an in-depth feature on the..." May 20

  • Fat Joe Regrets Saying Anthony Mason Was Knick in Big’s “I Got a Story to Tell”

    Black Sports Online "There are some holes in Fat Joe’s story as we outlined here, but he seems to be sticking to it, sort of. Fat Joe now says he regrets being the one who outed the fact that Anthony Mason was the Knicks player in Biggie’s “I got a story to tell”." May 20

  • Knicks hiring Jeff Hornacek could pave the way for Linsanity Part 2

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks are on the verge of hiring Jeff Hornacek to be their new coach and ditching the triangle offense. They are also on the market for a new starting point guard, as the 34-year-old Jose Calderon is past his prime and rookie Jerian Grant isn't even approaching his. It just so..." May 19

  • Knicks Close to Deal to Make Jeff Hornacek Their New Coach

    Wall Street Journal "Jeff Hornacek is in line to become the Knicks’ next head coach, a person familiar with the matter confirmed late Wednesday night. The Knicks had yet to confirm the news, and no official deal was in place. But things are moving in that direction, and figure to be completed in the days to come,..." May 19

  • Steve Kerr on interest in Knicks job: ‘I was gonna wait for a good team’

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr engaged in a Q&A with ESPN’s Ethan Strauss in the lead up to the team’s Game 2 outing against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. It was most definitely an interesting interview, as Kerr opened up to the venerable NBA..." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Report: NBA insiders baffled by Knicks' coaching search

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." May 17

  • Knicks Interview Jeff Hornacek For Head Coaching Job

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have interview Jeff Hornacek for their head coaching vacancy. Phil Jackson would reportedly prefer to hire Kurt Rambis on a permanent basis." May 16

  • Knicks Rumors: Pros And Cons Of Potentially Signing Nicolas Batum

    Daily Knicks "Batum has put together an impressive and prosperous eight-year NBA career. The 27-year-old Frenchman spent his first seven seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, and achieved new heights of notoriety with the Hornets in 2015-16. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the New York..." May 16

  • Knicks met with Frank Vogel as trio of candidates becomes clear

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson not only reached out to Frank Vogel, but actually has met with the highly respected coach, according to a source close to Vogel. Jackson came under criticism in some circles for not only taking to his Montana vacation at the start of the coaching carousel, but also..." May 16

  • Knicks, Nets trying to buy late 1st- or early 2nd-round draft picks

    Sportando "As reported by Adam Zagoria, both New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have told players at the Draft Combine that they're trying to acquire late first or early second-round picks. Nets and Knicks currently don't have picks in the upcoming draft." May 14

  • Mike Fratello Expresses Interest In Knicks’ Coaching Job

    CBS New York "Mike Fratello says he wouldn’t mind being the Knicks’ next head coach. The NBA coaching veteran told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday that he would be glad to talk to Knicks president Phil Jackson about the opening. “I just want one more big headache. How about that?”..." May 12

  • Willy Hernangómez has a contract offer from the Knicks

    Posting And Toasting "On Thursday the Spanish website dropped an article with the intriguing headline, "Willy Hernangómez ha rechazado dos ofertas del Real Madrid para renovar y tiene en la mesa una por cuatro años de los Knicks." Rough translation: Willy Hernangómez has rejected two offers from Real..." May 12

  • Meet this year’s Porzingis, making NBA jump from Israel

    New York Post "Fran Fraschilla, ESPN’s international draft expert, was the first prominent figure to publicly put an unknown, skinny Latvian big man named Kristaps Porzingis on the radar last May as a potential top-5 pick. Fraschilla said Porzingis, in time, would be on par with college big men Karl-Anthony..." May 12

  • Carmelo Anthony rules out summer trade from Knicks

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony gave an assurance he won’t waive his no-trade clause this summer. Anthony spoke for 15 minutes Thursday, at a TechCrunch conference at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, about Melo7 Tech Partners, the company he started a year ago that invests in tech start-ups, then took questions..." May 12

  • Kurt Rambis will attend the NBA Draft Combine alongside Knicks scouts and execs

    Posting And Toasting "The New York Knicks are bringing a contingent to this week's NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. No word yet on whether or not Phil Jackson with attend, but there will be a special guest star! RAAAAMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! *shakes fist toward the heavens* Now before you..." May 11

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Why Carmelo approves of Blatt, despite LeBron friction

    New York Post "Though his buddy LeBron James couldn’t stand him, Carmelo Anthony likes the idea of hiring former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, according to a person familiar with his thinking. Blatt interviewed with the Knicks two weeks ago and is being considered for the position, despite erroneous reports it..." May 11

  • How Phil Jackson is hurting the Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "A playoff coach hit the market last weekend, a solid boss with a proven track record and a keen basketball mind. Dave Joerger isn’t a marquee name, but his 147-99 record in three seasons in Memphis was pretty good, and the job Joerger did navigating a battered Grizzlies team to the postseason this..." May 10

  • Derek Fisher Posts Mother’s Day Message for Matt Barnes’ Ex on Instagram

    Complex "If Derek Fisher is trying to make Matt Barnes hate him more than he already does, he’s doing an excellent job. Early yesterday, Barnes wished his ex-fiancée Gloria Govan—the mother of his twin sons Isaiah and Carter—a Happy Mother’s Day on Instagram. The two have had their fair share of..." May 09

  • Is Phil Jackson gifting Rambis job as payback from 1999?

    New York Post "Phil Jackson may have cost Kurt Rambis a potentially promising head-coaching career back in 1999, back when they didn’t know each other. Rambis was the hot, young Lakers assistant, coming off a cult-hero playing career in purple and gold during which he won four championships. Rambis passed..." May 09

  • Knicks reach out to Frank Vogel's agents about coaching vacancy

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have reached out to Frank Vogel's agents to gauge the ex-Indiana Pacers coach's interest in the club's coaching vacancy, league sources confirmed to ESPN. The contact, preliminary in nature, was made by Knicks general manager Steve Mills, according to sources. The Pacers..." May 06

  • Cops to Derek Fisher Slow Your Roll!!

    TMZ "Derek Fisher was speeding down the 405 Freeway this week ... but don't worry, he WASN'T on the way to a rematch with Matt Barnes. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the ex-Lakers star was clocked doing 80ish in a 65 on Wednesday night. No big deal, just a ticket and he was on his way. " May 06

  • Multiple executives expect Knicks to keep Kurt Rambis

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson reportedly pushed for the Knicks to give Kurt Rambis a multi-year contract. Jackson isn’t searching for another coach right now. You do the math. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: Multiple executives around the league expect Rambis to get the job." May 06

  • Carmelo Anthony Wanted to Stay at Syracuse to Party

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony had a blast as a freshman at Syracuse. He had so much fun, in fact, he didn’t want to leave college for the NBA, the former Orangeman revealed to Sports Illustrated. "I was actually having so much fun at school," Anthony told Dan Patrick. "At that time Syracuse was maybe the No...." May 06

  • Phil Jackson bolts New York, just as coach search gets interesting

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson is out West, eventually heading to his Montana ranch at Flathead Lake. After bolting New York last weekend, Jackson made a pit stop in Sioux City, Iowa, tweeting a photo of a Thai restaurant Tuesday. Later, his brother told a TV station that Jackson will drop him..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • Charles Oakley reignites Charles Barkley feud: ‘Stop talking s–t’

    New York Post "The longstanding Charles Oakley-Charles Barkley feud resumed Wednesday night after the Cavaliers’ historic playoff rout of the Hawks. On TNT’s post-game show, Barkley ripped the Hawks for allowing the Cavaliers to drain an NBA-record 25 3-pointers without delivering hard fouls late in the..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Knicks could pounce as Pacers get frosty on Frank Vogel

    New York Post "There may be a new free-agent coach on the market with eyes on the Knicks job. Pacers coach Frank Vogel, who grew up in South Jersey an admirer of Phil Jackson, is on shaky ground after losing Game 7 on Sunday night in Toronto to seal a first-round playoff exit. Pacers president Larry Bird..." May 03

  • Carmelo Anthony on What He Wants From the Next Knicks Coach

    Complex "New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is in a room—a glass box in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, actually—with a polygraph and a polygraph operator, but we can’t hook him up to it. Instead, others will try it, with Anthony watching as they answer questions from friends and spouses. For..." May 03

  • Kristaps Porzingis won’t play for Latvia in Olympics

    SI "Kristaps Porzingis will not play for the Latvian national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer, he announced at a press conference in Latvia on Monday, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The 20-year-old power forward missed the final seven games of his rookie..." May 02

  • Knicks still pondering David Blatt — but not as Rambis deputy

    New York Post "Two and half weeks after Phil Jackson began his narrow coaching search, former Cavaliers coach David Blatt “still is in the mix” for the Knicks head job, according to an NBA source. Blatt interviewed last Monday with Jackson and general manager Steve Mills. The Post has reported only the..." May 02

  • Luke Walton says he won’t run the triangle as Lakers coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday night, the Lakers announced that they’re hiring Luke Walton as their next head coach, effective as soon as the Warriors’ playoff run is over. It’s a good hire, but it’s especially interesting given Walton’s close relationship with Phil Jackson and the rumors that never seem to go away,..." April 30

  • Carmelo Anthony undecided about playing in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Chris Paul withdrew from this summer’s Olympic team, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are the only players left from the 2008 team. If they played this summer in Rio de Janeiro, they would have the chance to be the only men’s basketball players ever to win three gold medals. But James is..." April 30

  • Bulls gave Jackson poor recommendation for Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the..." April 29

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Would assume I'd be talking with Phil Jackson about coach

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven't spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. "I'm pretty..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony says he has not been consulted in Knicks' coaching search

    CBS Sports "When Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks in 2014, it was widely known that it was an awkward fit for both sides. The Knicks were clearly looking at a rebuild, and that just doesn't work with a superstar on board. Rumors of a possible trade have been floated and shot down several..." April 28

  • Melo: Thibodeau would've come to Knicks if offered job

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau would have taken the same job with the New York Knicks if it had been offered to him. "I'm pretty sure he wanted to come (to New York)," Anthony told ESPN's Ian Begley. "He waited a while to see if there was..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

    Bleacher Report "Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony: "Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and we didn't win but we had great games," per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. On Thursday, Anthony responded to..." April 28

  • Knicks hiring David Blatt as assistant coach could be best of both worlds for Phil Jackson

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson finally got around to conducting a coaching search on Monday when he met with David Blatt, Steve Mills’ former teammate at Princeton. There is an instant connection, of course, since Jackson’s best friend, Bill Bradley, is also a Princeton man. That's three Ivy Leaguers and the one..." April 28

  • Phil Jackson met with David Blatt about Knicks’ coaching job

    SI "Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt about New York’s head coaching job Monday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Knicks fired Derek Fisher in February, and Kurt Rambis finished the season as the team’s interim coach. Blatt was fired..." April 27

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