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Knicks fan’s guide to the NBA playoffs: Eastern Conference

Knicks fan’s guide to the NBA playoffs: Eastern Conference

Mostly it’s just hate here Welcome back, friends! And so we come to the East, where all of New York’s biggest rivalries lie. (Advance warning that I am a normally peaceful person whose primary outlet for anger is certain Eastern Conference basketball teams.) - China East (1) Toronto Raptors CP: Call me a xenophobe, but last time I checked Toronto was in another country, and it’s called the National Basketball Association. I was willing to tolerate the Raptor incursion on the Homeland only as long as they sucked. Toronto’s place at the top of the Conference is an abomination, and...
Apr 21, 2018
The Knicks plan to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, Spurs assistant James Borrego

The Knicks plan to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, Spurs assistant James Borrego

Cool. Fans already knew that the Knicks’ front office planned a trip to Europe to interview former Cavaliers coach David Blatt. Now it seems that Steve Mills and Scott Perry will continue to expand their search once they return to the States, per Ian Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski. After the trip overseas, the Knicks are expected to meet with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego in New York, league sources said. The Spurs granted permission to New York to interview Borrego, sources said. The Knicks also will meet with Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer on Sunday, sources...
Apr 20, 2018
Knicks fan’s guide to the NBA playoffs: Western Conference

Knicks fan’s guide to the NBA playoffs: Western Conference

Who do we hate? Who do we tolerate? Hello dear Poster & Toasters! We here in the P&T War Room have been pretty wrapped up in all things coachy and have maybe not given you the top notch playoff coverage you were yearning for. Oh well. The Knicks are out. The season is over. Forget about it, kids. It’s coachtown. Just kidding just kidding! I would never do you like that. It’s the playoffs, man! Basketball! So with no further ado, a Knick fan’s guide to the 2018 playoffs. Matt Miranda and I will be breaking up into West and East and give you a Knicks-centric view of each team, as well...
Apr 20, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 293: Mark Jackson part II with Andy Liu

Locked on Knicks, Episode 293: Mark Jackson part II with Andy Liu

Xs and Os and Oh nos! On today’s ‘sode I wrap up my coverage of Mark Jackson’s coaching candidacy by talking with Andy Liu of WarriorsWorld and the Light Years podcast. Together we discuss Jackson’s strengths and weaknesses on and off the court. Also discussed: Trae Young vs Steph Curry, insecurity, bias, and MORE! Listen!
Apr 19, 2018
Know The Coaching Candidate: Jerry Stackhouse

Know The Coaching Candidate: Jerry Stackhouse

For starters, he’s not Mark Jackson... One day, very soon, Jerry Stackhouse could have job offers in New York, Charlotte and Orlando, all far removed from Mississauga, Ontario. After leading the Raptor 905, Toronto’s G League affiliate, to a 70-30 record over two seasons, a championship in 2017 and a runner-up finish this year, the sky’s the limit for the one-time D-League Coach of the Year (I really wish they’d just stuck with “D-League”; dealing with both labels is some B.C./A.D. nonsense). Someday soon, Stack’s sky may soar over Manhattan. What do we know about his history...
Apr 19, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 292: Tom from Newbridge talks Knicks

Locked on Knicks, Episode 292: Tom from Newbridge talks Knicks

Could Frank Ntilikina host Saturday Night Live? On today’s ‘sode I’m joined by Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show. We talk about Tom’s Knicks fan roots, tuna melts, how Billy Joel gets to the Garden, who the next coach should be, Phil Jackson’s ill-fitting suits, Friday Night Knicks, and MORE! Listen!
Apr 18, 2018
Enes Kanter made an appearance in the New York State Senate for Turkish Cultural Day

Enes Kanter made an appearance in the New York State Senate for Turkish Cultural Day

Big Turk. While the New York Knicks’ front office jets around the country looking for its next coach, special guest, appearing along some fellow Turks. What an Honor!!Had an amazing time and experience @NYSenate Part 1 pic.twitter.com/oXpE6Idr3I— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) April 17, 2018 let’s check in on some of the players, to see what they’ve been up to. Big man Enes Kanter remains busy promoting Turkish pride, going so far as to travel to the hinterlands of Albany, NY, to meet with the New York State Senate on Tuesday. As most of you probably know, April 17 is Turkish...
Apr 18, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 291: Mark Jackson is too extra to coach the Knicks

Locked on Knicks, Episode 291: Mark Jackson is too extra to coach the Knicks

No thanks. On today’s ‘sode I’m joined by China to talk about why Mark Jackson shouldn’t coach the Knicks, focusing on off-the-court shenanigans (to put it mildly). I occasionally play devil’s advocate, but otherwise... Later this week we’ll address Jackson’s coaching acumen, but this episode is about all things EXTRA. Listen!
Apr 17, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 290: Coaching carousel updates, Stackhouse and Messina thoughts

Locked on Knicks, Episode 290: Coaching carousel updates, Stackhouse and Messina thoughts

Coaches, and schedules, and interest, oh my! On today’s ‘sode I catch y’all up on the Knicks’ coaching search and dig a little deeper into Jerry Stackhouse and Ettore Messina. Listen!
Apr 16, 2018
Knicks coach search update: Jerry Stackhouse interviews, Jeff Van Gundy out?

Knicks coach search update: Jerry Stackhouse interviews, Jeff Van Gundy out?

All the rumblings from the day that was in the Knicks coaching search The Knicks’ coaching carousel: Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows! Two big items came up in the Knicks’ quest for a new leader today: one new face officially became the first candidate to arrive for his interview, and one old face has apparently been ruled out. First, the new face: With Jerry Stackhouse leading off the interviews, a look at who he is as a coach, how he got there, and some insight from a mentor, @CoachAvery6 https://t.co/TacJT5reqk— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 16,...
Apr 15, 2018
The Knicks plan to interview David Blatt, talk to Mike Woodson about head coaching job

The Knicks plan to interview David Blatt, talk to Mike Woodson about head coaching job

Is the East still big? The Knicks’ front office is wasting little time in putting together its list of candidates for the vacant head coaching position. Earlier we learned that David Fizdale, Jerry Stackhouse, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy are on the list. Now, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, we learn that former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt is on the interview schedule...as well as yet another old friend. The Knicks plan to meet with Fizdale, Jackson and Stackhouse this week, and with Blatt, who is expected to travel to the United States, the following...
Apr 15, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 289 - Scott and Steve talk Hornacek

Locked on Knicks, Episode 289 - Scott and Steve talk Hornacek

Good job, guys. On today’s ‘sode I break down the press conference Scott Perry and Steve Mills gave to explain the firing of Jeff Hornacek. Long story short: I loved it! Listen!
Apr 15, 2018
The Knicks have contacted Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse about head coach gig

The Knicks have contacted Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse about head coach gig

More names! The big news circulating the Interwebs Saturday was that the Knicks have already contacted beloved (by all) former head coach Jeff Van Gundy and beloved (by some) former point guard Mark Jackson regarding the open head coaching position. However, Van Gundy and Jackson are just two of several candidates who have been contacted, per Frank Isola. According to a source close to the Knicks search, Van Gundy and Jackson join a growing list of head coaching candidates that the Knicks have officially reached out to. That list includes former Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale,...
Apr 14, 2018
David Fizdale will interview for the Knicks’ head coach position next week

David Fizdale will interview for the Knicks’ head coach position next week

An interview! Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale will meet with the Knicks’ front office next week, according to Stefan Bondy. David Fizdale, considered by some as a leading candidate for the Knicks, is scheduled to interview next week for their vacant coaching position. The 43-year-old revealed that news to reporters in Oakland on Friday while visiting a buddy, Steve Kerr, at a Warriors practice. Fizdale said he’s also interviewing with the Suns for their vacant position next week. Fizdale has a strong coaching pedigree, having worked as an assistant under Eric...
Apr 13, 2018
Why the Knicks should not hire Mark Jackson

Why the Knicks should not hire Mark Jackson

I do not want you to coach the Knicks. Hello my dears! Usually we have fun things to talk about but today we are Serious. Today we are going to talk about Mark Jackson and why he is a Bad Choice to coach our beloved little band of misfits. I love the Red Storm and the Big East and I’m as nostalgic for Johnny New and the Bomb Squad as much as the next person, but there is no goddamn way Mark Jackson should be the next coach of the Knickerbockers. Let someone else talk Xs and Os, I’m here to spill tea: Disturbing faith healing tendencies That time his church tried to heal Steph...