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David Fizdale’s Porzingis plan: European shuttle diplomacy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Knicks coach David Fizdale doesn’t want to make just one trip to Latvia – but multiple, in a push to establish a strong rapport with Kristaps Porzingis. Indeed, Fizdale, appearing at the draft combine here, said that connecting with Porzingis is his “biggest goal” this summer. Porzingis is rehabbing a torn ACL in Europe,...
  • 31 days ago
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Villanova hero: Mikal Bridges could be ‘All-Star’ for Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was the red-headed hero of the NCAA Championship game last month, but he believes his teammate Mikal Bridges can become the hero of New York. That is, if Bridges drops to No. 9. “I think he’s top five, personally — as a character person and what he brings to...
  • 32 days ago
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One Knicks assistant may survive coaching turnover

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — David Fizdale may retain at least one of Jeff Hornacek’s assistants — Howard Eisley. Eisley is part of the Knicks’ contingent in Chicago at the draft combine. Eisley also was on the list of top African-American assistant coaches that Fizdale compiled for The Undefeated. Eisley was a teammate of Hornacek’s with the Jazz....
  • 32 days ago
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Mike Budenholzer, mulled for Knicks job, headed to Bucks

NY Post (Reuters) — Mike Budenholzer, a candidate for the Knicks’ head-coaching job before it went to David Fizdale, has agreed to become the next coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, multiple reports said Wednesday. ESPN had reported on Tuesday that Budenholzer, the front-runner for the Bucks job, and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, the other finalist, were meeting...
  • 32 days ago
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Kristaps Porzingis’ Knicks relationship gets stranger with Spain rehab

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kristaps Porzingis has not been doing most of his ACL rehab in Latvia as previously thought, but secretly working in Spain with Real Madrid, according to multiple sources. Porzingis has conducted much of his offseason rehab in Madrid at its training facility that houses its superpower basketball and soccer clubs. Real Madrid’s basketball team is...
  • 32 days ago
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NBA mock draft: Who’s going No 1? Who will Knicks grab at No. 9?

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — The lottery selections in the 2018 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 21 could go something like this (but likely won’t): 1. Phoenix: Deandre Ayton, Arizona, C, 7-1, 250 Suns hired Luka Doncic’s Slovenia coach, Igor Kokoskov. So naturally they’ll take the offensive athletic freak center (20.1 ppg, 11.6 rpg), the best guy in...
  • 33 days ago
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Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson, Clippers part ways

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Ex-Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is done in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, where he was a Clippers assistant coach to Doc Rivers the past three seasons. Woodson interviewed for the Knicks’ head-coaching job and expressed interest to The Post in joining David Fizdale’s staff two weeks ago. Woodson gave Fizdale his first assistant-coaching...
  • 33 days ago
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Isiah Thomas fan of Fizdale hire, but he wasn’t his first choice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Former Knicks president Isiah Thomas had lobbied for Mark Jackson to get the team’s head-coaching job, but still thinks general manager Steve Mills did a good job landing David Fizdale. “They made a great choice,’’ Thomas said after the draft lottery here in his hometown. “I’ve known him through my travels. I saw...
  • 33 days ago
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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...
  • 33 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...
  • 33 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,...
  • 34 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...
  • 34 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...
  • 34 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...
  • 35 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...
  • 36 days ago
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