It’s another slow day in the world of the New York Knicks. The playoffs — once a retreat from the lack of Knicks basketball — have slowed down with just two remaining series, one of which is turning into run-away for the Miami Heat. At least the San Antonio Spurs-Oklahoma City Thunder series has become a bit more interesting in recent days.
In terms of the Knicks themselves, they’re still in a holding pattern. The two coaching candidate names we hear most often are Brian Shaw (unlikely to leave Denver) and Derek Fisher (still playing in the playoffs), and there’s been few other grumblings. Carmelo Anthony met with his agents, but no real word on what took place at that meeting.
However, there are still some interesting things to scrape up from around the web and give a read. Check out this batch of New York Knicks links.
– Jonathan Schulman, aka stingy d, of Posting and Toasting did a “Know the Prospect, Coaches Edition” for Derek Fisher. My own dislike of Fisher the basketball player has perhaps clouded my vision of his worthiness of a coaching job. Right after his playing days as an immediate head coach? Don’t love it. But he’s got the credentials.
– Jason Gay continues publishing Phil Jackson’s open letters about cruising on the S.S. Clyde and seeing narwhals.
– Sports Illustrated put together a roundtable of NBA personalities discussing what it’s like to cover the NBA. The Knicks came up a lot, whether it was their stern media policies, laidback veterans like Kurt Thomas or Jason Kidd, or “open book” players like J.R. Smith. Howard Beck and Frank Isola’s quips about covering the team are pretty telling.
– Speaking of J.R. Smith, he was having a good night until a klown messed with him, but then it got sorted out, and his night rebounded. Damn klowns.
– On Grantland, netw3rk put together a list of all-time classic NBA posters. John Starks, of course, makes an appearance.
– A throwback photo, courtesy of Andy Gray, of Hubie Brown and Rick Pitino as Knicks coaches.