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Knicks’ lottery luck stays the same as No. 9 draft pick stands

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — The presence of GM Scott Perry on the dais and new coach David Fizdale on board did nothing to change the Knicks’ stagnant lottery luck. The Knicks will stick with the 9th pick in June 21’s draft — which was expected. The Knicks, who have missed the playoffs the past five years, owned...
  • 91 days ago
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Ethan Hawke: Why I lost my spot on Knicks’ Celebrity Row

NY Post (Jaclyn Hendricks) — Ethan Hawke’s biting words against the Knicks cost him a spot on Celebrity Row. Appearing on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” Monday, the “First Reformed” actor and longtime New York sports fan recalled how unfiltered comments about James Dolan’s team irked Madison Square Garden’s executive chairman to his core. “I’ve been a Knicks fan for a...
  • 92 days ago
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Knicks haven’t had luck on their side in over 30 years

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — You know the meat of the quote. But this is the entirety of what Branch Rickey said one day in 1946, in an interview with The Sporting News, in what was possibly one of the most honest things anyone in sports ever said about anything: “Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact,...
  • 92 days ago
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Coach thinks Collin Sexton is too good to fall to Knicks in draft

NY Post (Marc Berman) — If you listen to Alabama coach Avery Johnson, the Knicks would be wise to bring “Sexton to the City’’ despite their young point-guard glut. The former Nets coach, in fact, thinks if the Knicks stand pat at No. 9 in Tuesday’s lottery, his point guard Collin Sexton won’t even be around for Knicks president Steve...
  • 92 days ago
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What Knicks are thinking and doing for draft-lottery miracle

NY Post (Marc Berman) — To date, the defining snapshot of Scott Perry’s term with the Knicks is the GM holding his hands on his forehead the night of Feb. 6. A look of horror stretched across Perry’s face. From his Garden seat, Perry had just seen Kristaps Porzingis crumple to the court with what turned out was an ACL...
  • 93 days ago
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Examining Big East’s ‘best player,’ who may be destined for Knicks

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — During the Big East Tournament in March, eventual tourney and ultimate national champion Villanova used the Knicks’ locker room at Madison Square Garden. The situation was not lost on Villanova forward Mikal Bridges, who even then was seen by some as a possible Knicks draft pick. “I love it here. We play here twice in...
  • 93 days ago
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David Fizdale’s tough upbringing made him perfect for Knicks

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — It is beautiful, but too bright outside, and Helen Hamilton refuses to look up until she gets her sunglasses. She puts them on, turns around, and is surprised, and thrilled, staring at a massive picture of her son, David Fizdale, on the marquee outside Madison Square Garden. Hamilton scrambles to retrieve her phone from her...
  • 94 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina question looms large as Knicks eye draft options

NY Post (Marc Berman) — When David Fizdale took the podium at Tuesday’s Garden press conference, point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke sat in the front row. Frank Ntilikina? He was 3,600 miles away — in Paris. Ntilikina was amid a series of workouts at INSEP, France’s premier performance academy. Working with him was a member of the Knicks’...
  • 95 days ago
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Knicks quizzed LeBron’s agent to check on David Fizdale

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks brass never talked to LeBron James for a reference on David Fizdale — perhaps out of fear of tampering. But Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry did the next-best thing — reaching out to Rich Paul, James’ longtime agent and childhood friend from Akron, according to an NBA source. All four of...
  • 96 days ago
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Joakim Noah’s HS coach says veteran still has a lot in the tank

NY Post (Marc Berman) — One of Joakim Noah’s confidants believes the Knicks center and Jeff Hornacek made a bad fit from the start because the former coach didn’t prioritize defense and was not structured enough. Whether new coach David Fizdale represents a new beginning for Noah may be too good of a fairy-tale story, but Noah’s high school coach,...
  • 96 days ago
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David Fizdale’s whole life has been leading to Knicks chance

NY Post (Steve Serby) — New Knicks head coach David Fizdale discusses his upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, his basketball philosophy and why he’s the right man for the job in a Q&A with The Post’s Steve Serby. Q: Are you big on visualization? A: Yeah. I had a Navy SEAL guy that worked with our players in Memphis...
  • 96 days ago
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Joakim Noah a Fizdale fan but does that change his Knicks future?

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With Jeff Hornacek fired and David Fizdale hired as Knicks head coach, center Joakim Noah apparently thinks he has a new lease on his career at the Garden. Fizdale revealed Tuesday at his introductory press conference Noah texted him congratulations. But Noah’s NBA rebirth likely will happen with another team. Sources indicate the likeliest scenario...
  • 97 days ago
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What Heat coach would’ve told Knicks about their new coach

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — As they researched the coaching candidacy of David Fizdale, members of the Knicks hierarchy interviewed many of those who had interacted with him in the past. But they did not meet with Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who had a long relationship with Fizdale. They didn’t have to talk with Spoelstra. They had already talked...
  • 97 days ago
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LeBron, Wade support meant everything to David Fizdale

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale wouldn’t bite on LeBron James possibly coming to the Knicks one day, but he did acknowledge a kinship. As an assistant, Fizdale was with James for all of The King’s four seasons in Miami, from 2010 to 2014. When Fizdale was fired by Memphis in late November, James and Dwyane Wade issued a...
  • 98 days ago
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David Fizdale must get on New York’s good side — and quick

NY Post (George Willis) — David Fizdale was standing outside of the entrance to Madison Square Garden under a marquee that announced his arrival. “Welcome David Fizdale, New York Knicks Head Coach,” it read in lights. As photographers clicked their cameras and Fizdale posed with a basketball, a pot-bellied passerby offered his quick assessment. “Good luck. You’ll need it,” he...
  • 98 days ago
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