Found October 03, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Knicks star JR Smith had an eventful summer. He signed a new four-year deal with the Knicks, had knee surgery, dyed his hair three colors and got suspended for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. Now that NBA training camps have opened, head coach Mike Woodson has made it clear that it’s time for JR to grow up. “I’m not going to throw him out to the pasture,” Woodson said. “My job is to coach him and make sure something like what happened doesn’t happen again. That’s what we do as coaches, and I expect his teammates to show him love. But at the end of the day he’s got to do the right thing by J.R. and his teammates, and me as a coach and this organization and the fans that support him. I mean, that’s what it’s all about. “He’s got to grow up and do the right things.” Woodson also said JR realizes he’s let the team down “You talk about missing the first five games, I’m not happy about it,” Woodson said. “But hey, we know what we’re facing and we’ve got to get

Mike Woodson to J.R. Smith: Time to grow up

When asked to comment on J.R. Smith’s five-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy Wednesday, head coach Mike Woodson said that while the team stands behind him, he needs to “grow up and do the right things.” Knicks coach Mike Woodson says J.R. Smith needs to “grow up and do the right things” after the sixth man was suspended five games by the...

Knicks coach Mike Woodson on J.R. Smith, “He’s got to grow up”

After his recent troubles with violating the NBA’s drug policy, J.R. Smith will not be playing in the New York Knicks for the first seven games in the 2013-14 NBA season. Smith’s head coach with the Knicks, Mike Woodson decided to tell the Associated Press that he wants his star to “grow up” but he will still support him: “I’m not going to throw him out to the pasture...

Smith delayed surgery for family reasons

J.R. Smith said he delayed having surgery on his knee until after he signed his contract with the New York Knicks because it "made more sense for my family." "For one I'm a father and I have two young children to look after" Smith said Monday. "It made more sense for my family to get a deal done before [surgery]." Smith had surgery on his left...

JR Smith admits to waiting until after free agency to have knee surgery

JR Smith had surgery in July after he signed a four-year-deal with the Knicks for $25 million. Some fans were upset that JR waited until July to have a surgery that would cause him to miss the start of the season and wondered why the Knicks would commit to him for that amount of time with his health in question. During Monday’s media day, Smith confirmed that he was waiting until...

J.R. Smith Needs to ‘Grow Up,’ Knicks Coach Mike Woodson Says

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J.R. Smith needs to “grow up and do the right things” after the sixth man was suspended five games by the NBA for violating the anti-drug policy. Woodson said he was disappointed in Smith’s actions but would continue to support him. “I’m not going to throw him out to the pasture,” Woodson said. “My job...

Smith, Amare sit, but Knicks insist they'll score

J.R. Smith is recovering from knee surgery, then faces an NBA suspension when he returns. Amare Stoudemire is recovering from knee surgery - yes, that's three in the last year - and faces a restriction on his minutes when he returns. The New York Knicks have the NBA's leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony, but after that there are questions about who's going to put the...

Woodson implores J.R. Smith ‘to grow up’

Knicks sixth man J.R. Smith believes his massive shooting slump in the playoffs after he returned from a one-game suspension was due to angering the basketball gods. It appears he also aggravated his coach. Smith drew a five-game suspension for the start of this season for failing his third marijuana test. Coach Mike Woodson put the pressure on Smith to “grow up and do the right...

Mike Woodson on J.R. Smith: He Needs to “Grow Up”

Mike Woodson (left) knows J.R. Smith (right) will be a vital part of the Knicks success this year if he can mature on and off the court. PHOTO COURTESY: COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS On Tuesday, the Knicks picked up head coach Mike Woodson’s option for the 2014-15 season.  On Wednesday, he showed why it was a great decision to do just that. When addressing the media on Wednesday...

J.R. Smith Blames Playoff Struggles On Upsetting The “NBA Gods”

J.R. Smith had a postseason to forget this past season. The reigning sixth man of the year wasn’t able to shoot over 38.5% in any of the remaining games after serving his one-game suspension. Smith was suspended for elbowing Jason Terry and he claims that upset the ‘NBA Gods’. “I call it ‘pissing the NBA […]

Knicks pick up Mike Woodson option

The New York Knicks have picked up the option on Mike Woodson’s contract for the 2014-15 season. Woodson, is entering his second season as the New York Knicks head coach after being named interim head coach on March 14,2012. Woodson guided the Knicks to an 18-6 mark as interim coach after beginning the 2011-12 season as an assistant under Mike D’Antoni. He was made head coach...

Woodson in search of winning rotation

Carmelo Anthony is happy the Knicks picked up the option on Mike Woodson’s contract for the 2014-15 season. But the Knicks superstar insisted he didn’t lobby owner James Dolan or general manager Steve Mills to make the move. “No I didn’t have any input or anything like that with the front office” Anthony said on Tuesday after the Knicks completed their first practice of...

Bowie State, WSSU Predicted To Win CIAA Divisions

Winston-Salem State is predicted to win the CIAA South in 2014. (WS Journal Photo) Football season may only be a month old, but basketball season is fresh on its heels. The CIAA held its annual preseason media day in Charlotte on Thursday, revealing its predicted finish list and preseason all-conference teams. Defending conference tournament champion Bowie State was predicted...

KMichelle said Pacers Lance Stephenson cheated on her

Love and Basketball cane be difficult at times. I often say that jocks are bigger groupies than the groupies. “Love & Hip-hop” star K Michelle is finding that out the hard way. Tuesday night on Twitter, KMichelle announced that she and her NBA boo, Indiana Pacer, Lance Stephenson have broken up. If it doesn’t make you smile, know when to walk away. There’s only so much...
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