Ben Simmons will not break the hopes of Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans

The LSU phenom would have made for a good sized catch, but there are other fish in the sea. Two prominent publications listed the Pelicans as losers last week following the outcome of the 2016 NBA Lottery. Despite not dropping down in the draft order, just like the rest of the entrants, Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post looked upon the uneventful announcement as an unfavorable...
Via The Bird Writes
5 hours ago

Is Jeff Hornacek the Right Hire for the New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks have ended its head coaching search with the reported hire of former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek. This is a mildly surprising hire by Phil Jackson as he is hiring a coach who is not a prime candidate to run his triangle offense. Hornacek is an intriguing hire by the Knicks as his Suns teams declined in the win category each of the last three seasons...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo had no input in Knicks' coaching search

If keeping Carmelo Anthony happy was a reason behind the Knicks’ hiring of Jeff Hornacek as coach, it seems to be working. Anthony told New York’s WABC on Saturday that, while he wasn’t consulted on the hire, he was looking forward to playing in Hornacek’s system. “I played against him a couple times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix,” Anthony said, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run triangle

Phil Jackson has apparently relented on his triangle offense directives. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, sources close to the Knicks believe that new coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run Jackson’s preferred triangle offense, and will instead be given the freedom to install his own offensive system. This, as Begley notes, comes as a surprise, though there have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks finalizing deal to make Jeff Hornacek next coach

Phil Jackson has found his man. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck is reporting that the New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek to be their next head coach. Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Hornacek previously coached the Phoenix Suns for just short of three seasons, amassing a 101-112 record...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo: I will ‘absolutely’ be with Knicks next season

Carmelo Anthony either has no intention of waiving his no-trade clause, or the New York Knicks have assured him that they are not looking to move him. Anthony briefly spoke with reporters at a TechCrunch conference in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and he was asked if he will still be with the Knicks when the 2016-2017 season tips off. “Oh, yeah, you’ll see me for the Knicks,” he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo thinks Blatt would be good fit for Knicks

Carmelo Anthony is very close friends with LeBron James, which has led many to believe that Anthony would not support David Blatt being hired as head coach of the New York Knicks. It’s no secret that Blatt and LeBron didn’t get along in Cleveland, so would Anthony be open to working with the former Cavs coach? According to a report from Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo may seek trade if Knicks keep Kurt Rambis

Carmelo Anthony frequently has made it clear he wants to play a role in deciding who the New York Knicks hire as head coach. According to one NBA insider, if the team goes in the expected direction of removing the interim label on Kurt Rambis, Anthony finally may be willing to waive his no-trade clause and move on from New York. “If they hire Rambis, I think that is telling...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo talks next Knicks coach, wants say in decision

Carmelo Anthony wants to help decide who gets to coach the New York Knicks next. After a disappointing season first better than expected thanks to a flirtation with a playoff appearance, the Knicks and Anthony enter a critical time in their relationship this summer. Not only do the Knicks have to impress Anthony in free agency to show the team is committed to winning, they have...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo absent from Phil Jackson’s triangle meeting

Carmelo Anthony has had plenty of things to say about the New York Knicks and his future with the team of late but the superstar forward was curiously a no-show at team president Phil Jackson’s triangle workshop earlier this week, conflicting with earlier reports concerning his presence. Ten Knicks players opted to attend the meeting — including some veterans — says a source...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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