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Kentucky Herald Leader: UK or Knicks for Payne? ‘It’s hard to even fathom leaving Kentucky,’ he says.

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Jerry Tipton at the Kentucky Herald Leader: Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne acknowledged Saturday that the New York Knicks have expressed an interest in hiring him as an assistant coach. “All I can say is it’s not an easy decision,” he said of the UK-or-Knicks basketball crossroads he might face. “And, hopefully, it […]
  • New: 7 hr 36 min ago
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Sports Illustrated: Top 5 Former Tom Thibodeau Players Who Could Wind Up on the Knicks

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Jonathan Macri had an interesting bit: If you didn’t groan (or grunt, in the spirit of the Knicks new head coach) after seeing the title of this article, you’re a kinder soul than most. Of all the knocks on Tom Thibodeau – that he’s relentless with practices (not true), that he buries his young players […]
  • 6 days ago
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NY Post: Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks rebuild starts now: ‘A dream come true’

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — I just thought it was funny that this was the most subdued New York Post article about the Thibodeau hiring. It really reads like the Post is saying, “Please, we need a new inside source! Look at the fawning press we can offer you!” Here’s Marc Berman: New Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau grew up in […]
  • 10 days ago
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SNY.com: Sources: Knicks and Nets have done background work on potential trade target Zach LaVine

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — This story is actually older than the most recent Thibs hiring story, but all the other new stories are either hagiographies about how great the Thibs hire was or hit pieces about how bad the Thibs hire was, and I think we’ve already exhausted our debates about Thibs before COVID-19 even hit, let alone now, […]
  • 11 days ago
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Our Short Jason Kidd Nightmare Is Over: Tom Thibodeau To Be Knicks Head Coach

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From the no-longer-suspended Woj at ESPN: The New York Knicks and Tom Thibodeau are finalizing a five-year deal to make him the franchise’s next head coach, sources tell ESPN. Knicks president Leon Rose and agent Spencer Breecker of CAA Sports were working Saturday to complete contractual terms, and a signed agreement is expected in the […]
  • 15 days ago
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Jason Kidd now a frontrunner for Knicks coach as search turns messy: source

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Stefan Bondy: The Knicks coaching search has turned messy with Jason Kidd emerging as a frontrunner after contract negotiations with Tom Thibodeau stalled, a plugged-in NBA source told the Daily News. Kidd, an unquestioned Hall of Fame player, is viewed by the Knicks as a conduit to attracting free agents, but there are also […]
  • 17 days ago
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SNY.com: Sources: Knicks have not made contract offer to any head coaching candidates

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Ian Begley: An update on where things stand with the Knicks coaching search: per league sources familiar with the matter, New York is not in contract negotiations with any candidate and has not made a contract offer to any of the candidates it has interviewed. The Knicks are continuing to do their due diligence […]
  • 18 days ago
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NY Post: Tom Thibodeau doing deep dive into Knicks as coach decision looms

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From 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 […]
  • 22 days ago
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The Athletic: Knicks’ coaching search becoming clearer, but team has 1 other big hire to make

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Mike Vorkunov (behind a paywall, but come on, it really isn’t that expensive to get a subscription): If Thibodeau were to get the job, it would continue an emerging theme during Rose’s first spring as the team president. Though the Knicks have been generally lauded for their front-office hires, the people Rose has brought […]
  • 26 days ago
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SNY.com: Knicks interview Mike Woodson with head coaching decision expected by July 31

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Ian Begley: Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson interviewed for the club’s head-coaching vacancy on Friday, sources said. Friday was Woodson’s second interview with the club. Woodson and all other candidates had initial interviews with the Knicks last month or in the first week of July. The Knicks’ second-round interviews are expected to conclude in […]
  • 29 days ago
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SNY.com: Knicks Mailbag: What would you do as the team’s GM?

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Ian Bagley did a mailbag at SNY and he had an interesting question about what he would do if he were made GM of the Knicks with a relatively long term contract: @Bennie_Blanco: Play the GM role and tell us what moves you would make to improve next season How many years do I have […]
  • 39 days ago
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ESPN.com: Knicks hire CAA’s William Wesley to advisory role

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Woj: The New York Knicks have hired CAA’s William Wesley as executive vice president/senior basketball adviser, the team announced Wednesday. Wesley has been a consultant in the coaching division of CAA for 13 years and has a long professional and personal relationship with new Knicks president Leon Rose. Rose and Wesley worked together at CAA and […]
  • 47 days ago
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Knicks Realize They Are Interviewing Too Many Good Head Coaching Candidates, Add Jason Kidd and Mike Brown to the Mix

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — As noted, the Knicks had put together a compelling list of head coaching candidates, where only Thibs and Mike Woodson were typical retread candidates. Their list of candidates was really intriguing and taken by many, including me, as a good sign that Leon Rose might actually know what he’s doing. So the Knicks have realized […]
  • 48 days ago
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ESPN.com: Sources: Kyrie Irving plays key role in Friday call with players

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Woj: When the National Basketball Players Association conducted a conference call and vote on restarting the season a week ago, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was an active participant — although his questions were of a mundane nature. Sources say Irving asked, as an injured player, if he would count among the Nets’ allotted […]
  • 58 days ago
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ESPN.com: Knicks’ parent company Madison Square Garden issues statement weeks after George Floyd’s killing

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Malika Andrews: Eight days after Knicks owner James Dolan sent an email to the staff explaining why the Madison Square Garden Co. would not publicly comment on the outrage following George Floyd’s death, the company has issued a statement. On Tuesday, the Knicks team account tweeted a statement from the Madison Square Garden sports […]
  • 62 days ago
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