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Knicks mailbag: Why Mike Woodson may return to New York

NY Post (Marc Berman) — 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...
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Tom Thibodeau doing deep dive into Knicks as coach decision looms

NY Post (Marc Berman) — While five of the Knicks’ 11 coaching candidates are in the Orlando bubble game-planning for the NBA restart, others such as Tom Thibodeau are waiting on Knicks president Leon Rose’s decision a different way. Thibodeau, considered the leading candidate, is passing away the time poring over Knicks game film as he awaits a possible job...
  • 342 days ago
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Derrick Rose’s agent B.J. Armstrong supports Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks candidacy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — B.J. Armstrong, former Bulls guard and current agent for Derrick Rose, has been in awe of how well Tom Thibodeau got along with his client. Rose became the league’s youngest MVP at age 22 under Thibodeau’s watch in 2011. Then Rose followed the coach from Chicago to Minnesota. Armstrong calls it “a beautiful relationship.’’ The...
  • 342 days ago
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Ime Udoka is wild-card Knicks candidate outside of ‘Recycled Coaches Association’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks owner James Dolan passed on one Nigerian basketball brain in Masai Ujiri to be president. Some feel Dolan should take a harder look at a Nigerian-American in Ime Udoka to be head coach. Tim Shea, the former Knicks director of international scouting and assistant Olympic coach for Nigeria, says hiring Udoka would be a...
  • 344 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau still Knicks favorite despite Jason Kidd’s ‘great’ interview

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Entering the process, the sense around the league was the 10 other Knicks coaching candidates would need knock it out of the park to unseat strong favorite Tom Thibodeau. While sources says Jason Kidd wowed Knicks brass with “a great interview,” it might not be enough to topple Thibodeau, whose relationship with Knicks president Leon...
  • 345 days ago
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How Knicks’ World Wide Wes got his nickname from Jalen Rose

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Jalen Rose loved assigning nicknames to his former teammates. But the ESPN analyst feels he hit a home run years back when he assigned new Knicks executive William Wesley the moniker “World Wide Wes.’’ “It’s my favorite nickname I’ve tagged someone and was validated when Jay-Z and Drake used it in a song,” in 2013’s...
  • 347 days ago
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Jamal Crawford is ready for Nets after ‘baffling’ NBA hiatus

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Jamal Crawford is the oldest player in the Orlando bubble — so old he can remember Isiah Thomas running the Knicks. At age 40, the new Nets signee will add leadership, versatility, shotmaking — and maybe some point-guard play. Remember, this depleted Nets squad is likely to start two-way man Chris Chiozza at point guard,...
  • 348 days ago
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Jalen Rose: Knicks’ top choices should be Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson

NY Post (Marc Berman) — If ESPN maven Jalen Rose ran the Knicks, his top two choices for head coach is one guy the team is not considering and one who figures as a long shot. Mark Jackson and Jason Kidd. “Two of the greatest minds to ever play basketball deserve another chance,’’ Rose told The Post. Jackson, a former...
  • 348 days ago
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Knicks mailbag: This coach, starting 5 would lead to playoff return

NY Post (Marc Berman) — 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. If the Knicks want to make the playoffs next year, what is a potential best starting team...
  • 348 days ago
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Knicks’ new leadership team gets crash course in ‘Spurs Way’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — If this extended coaching search Knicks president Leon Rose and William Wesley have embarked on still leads to Tom Thibodeau being hired, the rest of the interviews won’t have been a waste of Zoom time. At least Rose and Wesley, who have never worked for an NBA team, got a crash course in “The Spurs...
  • 348 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau has second interview with Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Tom Thibodeau, lead candidate to coach the Knicks, had his second interview with the club via Zoom on Thursday, an NBA source confirmed. Thibodeau, a former Knicks assistant and head coach of the Bulls and Timberwolves, has the inside track on the job. Thibodeau was represented by Creative Artist Agency when Leon Rose and William...
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Jason Kidd’s bond with Giannis Antetokounmpo adds to complicated Knicks coaching candidacy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — No one within the Knicks organization got much bothered when 10-time All-Star Jason Kidd retired. Kidd had fulfilled just one season of a three-year contract and went off to coach the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd had prospered in his short Knicks stint — a force in the locker room during that 54-28 season in 2012-13 before...
  • 353 days ago
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Meet Alex Kline, Knicks’ 26-year-old scout with makings of front-office star

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — He was all sneakers, backpack and glasses, dwarfing his slight frame. He was impossible to miss at AAU events, a high school-age kid who clearly wasn’t a player. A “cool, nerdy, little geeky guy” is the way close friend Frantz Massenat described him. But if you focused on Alex Kline, you could quickly tell he...
  • 354 days ago
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Kristaps Porzingis’ reemergence another painful Knicks reminder

NY Post (Marc Berman) — There will be nothing more painful for a Knicks fan regarding the Orlando restart than watching the Dallas Mavericks compete. The resurgent Mavericks, who owned a 40-27 record when the season was paused in March because of the coronavirus, will boast the 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis – and even a rejuvenated Tim Hardaway Jr. Knicks resident...
  • 354 days ago
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How World Wide Wes became such a polarizing Knicks figure

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Last week’s Knicks press release quoted new executive VP William Wesley on his “long history with and respect for Jim Dolan.’’ Sources confirm Wesley has been in the Knicks owner’s ear for 15 years, working behind the scenes. As is his custom. A Knicks coach from the Glen Grunwald era verified the influence of “World...
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