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Knicks reach out to Jackson and Van Gundy for coaching gig

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mark Jackson isn’t the only ex-Knick who has been contacted about the team’s coaching vacancy. The Knicks reportedly reached out to Jeff Van Gundy, the team’s former coach from 1996-2001, about returning to fill the opening created by Thursday’s firing of Jeff Hornacek. Speaking Friday on “The Michael Kay Show,” Van Gundy wouldn’t rule out...
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Reluctant Kristaps Porzingis isn’t thinking about this Knicks rebuild

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kristaps Porzingis is now headed back to Latvia to continue his rehab, saying Saturday he can’t focus on the Knicks’ coaching search or their rebuilding plan — just rehabbing his knee. And Porzingis still couldn’t come close to answering when he will play his next game during a guarded 8-minute interview with Knicks beat writers...
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A Dwyane Wade favorite is getting his interview with Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale, the former Memphis head coach and longtime Miami assistant, told reporters Friday in Oakland he would speak with the Knicks and Suns next week. Charlotte, after firing Steve Clifford, also reportedly has major interest. Fizdale was visiting the Warriors’ practice facility Friday, as he’s friends with Steve Kerr. Fizdale was an assistant in...
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Van Gundy won’t rule out Knicks return, but backs Jackson, too

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Though his buddy Mark Jackson is up for the same gig, former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy hasn’t ruled out being a candidate for the coaching job. However, during a radio interview Friday, he tried mostly to deflect the situation while giving a strong endorsement to his broadcast partner. There’s a sense the awkwardness of...
  • 41 days ago
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Veteran coach expresses interest in Knicks’ coaching job

NY Post (Marc Berman) — No surprise, Frank Vogel has expressed interest in the Knicks job, according to an NBA source. Vogel, who was lights-out as the Pacers’ head coach (2011-16), was fired by the Magic after consecutive 50-plus loss seasons, posting a 54-110 overall record in Orlando. Knicks general manager Scott Perry, then serving as the Magic assistant GM,...
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Mark Jackson would love Knicks job: Isiah Thomas

NY Post (Marc Berman) — If Isiah Thomas were still Knicks president and not Liberty president, it sounds like either Mark Jackson or Jason Kidd would be his choice to run the troubled franchise. Appearing on the “Bernie and Sid’’ WABC radio show Friday morning, Thomas gave endorsements for both former Knicks point guards. Kidd, who coached for Brooklyn and...
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Jeff Hornacek’s daughter: The coach Knicks fans didn’t see

NY Post (Jaclyn Hendricks) — The Knicks have given up on Jeff Hornacek, but daughter Abby sure hasn’t. Taking to social media Thursday, hours after her father’s firing, Abby broke her silence on Hornacek’s tireless work with the team behind-the-scenes. “I am so proud of this guy for everything he accomplished over the last couple of seasons,” Abby began. “A...
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Breaking down pros and cons of the Knicks’ coaching candidates

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Here are some of the pros and cons of candidates to be the Knicks’ new head coach: Mark Jackson Pro: Many Knicks fans would adore the move, a storybook return of a local hero to save a dead franchise. Con: Steve Mills and Scott Perry harped on wanting a coach to work as a team...
  • 42 days ago
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Coaching decision will define Steve Mills-Scott Perry regime

NY Post (George Willis) — Tim Hardaway Jr. looked closer to 36 years old than 26 on Thursday, as he contemplated the fifth head-coaching change in his five-year NBA career. “It would be great to have a coach for more than two years,” Hardaway mused a few hours after the Knicks officially announced the firing of Jeff Hornacek. “It’s been...
  • 42 days ago
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Knicks clam up when asked about Porzingis’ contract

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Before getting fired, Jeff Hornacek gave a clue on how the Knicks might handle locking up Kristaps Porzingis long term when he raved about the franchise’s bright future. Hornacek said the benefit of 2019 free agency, when the Knicks have cap space, is they still can re-sign Porzingis and creatively go over the salary cap,...
  • 42 days ago
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The type of coach that the Knicks need

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Here is the worst cop-out in all of professional basketball: “How much difference does a coach really make in the NBA? If you have the talent, you win. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter how pretty your X’s and O’s look, you won’t.” Look, talent matters. And if you’re going to win a championship, talent...
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Enes Kanter’s opt-out plan is a huge Knicks risk

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Enes Kanter wants a new contract, not a new home. Prior to his exit meeting with Knicks management Thursday, the big man said he is leaning towards opting out of the one year remaining on his contract — worth $18.6 million — and hopes to return to New York on a long-term deal. “I was...
  • 42 days ago
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Joakim Noah now has chance to end Knicks exile

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — At least one player has no issue with Jeff Hornacek’s firing. Joakim Noah has been in exile from the Knicks since having a heated verbal altercation with the former coach on Jan. 25, but the exit of Hornacek could open the door for reconciliation between the former All-Star and the franchise. Noah, who has played...
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Knicks ask for patience in explaining where the team is going

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — A day after they finished their fifth straight playoff-less season, and in the hours after they fired coach Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks brass preached patience. Team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry met with media Thursday, when they stressed repeatedly that the Knicks are still a work in progress, with their own version of...
  • 42 days ago
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Hornacek finds out it’s not safe to be coach in New York now

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Coaching in our town is always perilous work. We know that. They certainly know it. You can’t take one of these nine jobs without knowing that there will be heat from Day 1, scrutiny from Hour 1, stress from Minute 1. But even judged against New York’s unforgiving standards, this is an especially hazardous time....
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