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What does hiring Jeff Hornacek mean for the Knicks?

Knicker Blogger (bgibberman) — Stunned. That was my reaction when I saw this tweet from Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck: Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Until about a week ago I was convinced Knicks president Phil Jackson was going to remove the interim tag and keep Kurt Rambis on a full time basis. The other choices seemed to be David...
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Breaking (with Updates): Jeff Hornacek to be named Knicks Head Coach

Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — According to Howard Beck, the coaching process is coming to and end, and in a most surprising way. More to come….. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Update (7:55pm):   On Hornacek-Knicks: It’s “as close as humanly possible,” per source, tho not official. Deal is expected soon, barring any...
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Whiteness and the Knicks Beat

Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — A funny thing happened just now. I was holding a piece of writing I did this morning to avoid stepping on Mike Kurylo’s excellent post about the Liberty and Isiah Thomas, and I stumbled across a great interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring. During the interview, Herring was asked about diversity in sports writing, and had this to say: There aren’t nearly enough...
  • 11 days ago
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Zeke Still Has It

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — I went to Sunday’s NY Liberty game. For me a Liberty game is like a Knicks game, without all the anger, frustration, and embarrassment. It’s like watching a professional basketball game, but fun. With my kids on each side I can pass on the finer points of the viewer experience — like how to properly skewer a referee or how to not catch a tshirt. (Side note: I’ve never...
  • 12 days ago
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The Offseason is Long, Post #29872

Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — Because the offseason is long and painful if you’re a Knicks fan, I give you the 2016 Latvian Basketball League Slam Dunk Contest. I believe Zakstaps Levingis beat Aandris Gordrinš in the exciting Final.
  • 15 days ago
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Escape from the Rituals of Cynicism

Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — For many who know me, the subject of New York Daily News writer Frank Isola is a touchy one. I’m a fairly vocal critic of his work on the Knicks beat. It’s not so much that Isola is alone in his pathology. A lot of the long term guys on the Knicks beat have become invested in their own narrative brands. Isola is iconic in his disdainful tone, while Marc Berman at the New York Post...
  • 18 days ago
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Cut to the Chase Podcast: Ep. 53 w/ Robert Silverman

Knicker Blogger (Chase Thomas) — Another KnickerBlogger legend, Robert Silverman, now of Vocativ, joined me on my podcast to talk about the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, the crazy head-coaching search and much more. Here’s how you can listen to the episode, and I definitely encourage you all to leave a review and/or five-star rating if you liked our conversation. SoundCloud:...
  • 19 days ago
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Move Along. Nothing to See Here. (And That’s Just Fine.)

Knicker Blogger (DCrockett17) — God. People are about to make me—a dyed in the wool hater of the 90s Bulls—defend Big Chief Triangle. This coaching search has brought out the absolute worst in NY media, and in many Knicks fans. The hissy-fits. The foot-stomping. The limp-bodied collapse in the middle of the grocery store checkout line, complete with wailing, tears, and snot. And that’s just Berman and Isola. The Daily...
  • 22 days ago
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Knicks Head Coach – Plan B

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Before the New York Knicks do anything to prepare for this year, they have a vacancy to fill: Head Coach. It makes sense to eye a top down approach to team building, as different coaches excel with different assets. While the Knicks haven’t had much success with the coaching position over the last few years, they’ve been especially pitiful under president Phil Jackson. In his short...
  • 23 days ago
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The Perception of Phil Jackson Matters

Knicker Blogger (bgibberman) — Knicks president Phil Jackson has once again garnered attention for his unconventional ways. The Zen Master is taking a leisurely trip to Montana as New York sits around with no head coach in place and the draft plus free agency rapidly approaching. Always amazed where one finds good thai.#Sioux City pic.twitter.com/yQQII06bTH — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 4, 2016...
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Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — Anyone who’s discussed the Knickerbockers with me, either in person or online, understands that I’m a big believer in Phil Jackson. I recognize that there’s a pretty stark division in the ranks of Knickerbockerdom between supporters of Phil and detractors. Put simply, there’s a camp who believe Phil Jackson is ill-suited to his current role, despite his success as a...
  • 25 days ago
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An Open Letter to James Dolan

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — One of our longtime posters, Frank, asked if I could share this open letter he wrote to James Dolan. So here ya go! – BC Dear Mr. Dolan, I have been a Knicks fan for as long as I can remember. I remember scanning the box scores in the paper as a kid, looking for Bill Cartwright’s and Bernard King’s line after every game. I lived and died with the Knicks of the 90s, cheering their...
  • 30 days ago
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Porzingods and Men

Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — By now, perhaps you’ve seen the short film “Porzingod,” which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival recently. It’s a 3+ minute prayer to the gods of the New York Knickerbockers, conducted by John Leguizamo and Adam Mucci. The film was written and directed by Conor Byrne, and produced by Tyler Byrne for Brudder Films. You’ve been there. I’ve been there....
  • 33 days ago
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ESPN.com: David Blatt among available coaches who interest Knicks, sources say

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Chris Broussard and Ian Begley report: New York Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis continues to get strong consideration to become the team’s full-time coach, but team president Phil Jackson does intend to speak to other available candidates, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Monday that former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is among the names who interest the...
  • 47 days ago
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Your “Because Knicks” Story of the Day: Sources: Phil Jackson pushing for Knicks to keep Kurt Rambis

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — According to Marc Stein and Ian Begley of ESPN.com: The New York Knicks are giving strong consideration to making Kurt Rambis their full-time head coach, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Rambis, who has served as the Knicks’ interim coach since Derek Fisher was fired Feb. 8, is the preferred choice of team president ?Phil Jackson, who sources say is pushing for a...
  • 53 days ago
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