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Jackson confident in Gaines despite turnover in staff

In an offseason in which the New York Knicks will keep player development coach Dave Bliss and part ways with assistant Josh Longstaff, team president Phil Jackson remains confident in Clarence Gaines Jr., vice president of player personnel.

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.29)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: One Thing LeBron James Can't Win: A Comparison With Michael Jordan (Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:14:16 PM) By playing in different eras, the outspoken James and the follow-the-rules Jordan are like apples and oranges. [NYDN] Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn posterizes Josh Norman in charity game (Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:28:32 PM) Perhaps the Giants could call on the Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn for some extra muscle this season. [NYPost] Knicks getting visit from title-winning North Carolina stud (Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:31:53 PM) North Carolina junior swingman Justin Jackson will bring his championship résumé to the Knicks' Tarrytown facility next month, The Post has learned. According to an NBA source, Jackson will work out for the Knicks on June 13 ahead of the NBA draft.

Scouting Report: Dennis Smith, Jr.

Having put up with Raymond Felton, José Calderón, and Derrick Rose as the team's starting point guards for the past half decade, a guard-heavy NBA Draft class is just what the doctor ordered for the…

Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn posterizes Josh Norman in charity game

Perhaps the Giants could call on the Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn for some extra muscle this season.

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.28)

[NYPost] Phil Jackson's closest adviser knows what champions look like (Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:01:12 PM) Unheralded out of the small school, Arkansas-Little Rock, Derek Fisher played 18 NBA seasons and won five NBA titles with the Lakers — proving to be a leader, clutch 3-point shooter, rabid and prideful defender, playing hurt and playing "bigger than his size'' — all attributes found in Clarence Gaines Jr.'s scouting report filed in... [NYPost] Meet Phil Jackson's Knicks draft guru — a respected 'odd duck' (Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:39:46 PM) Clarence Gaines Jr. walked into the Quest gymnasium in Chicago for the draft combine earlier this month wearing a brown/beige/orange-checkered African gown known as a dashiki.

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.27)

[NYTimes] Them Again? And Again?

Earl Monroe: Phil didn’t give Anthony right pieces

Knicks legend Earl

Rick Pitino sees PG Donovan Mitchell as good fit for Knicks

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino believes point guard Donovan Mitchell would be a good fit with the Knicks.

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.26)

[NYTimes] Cleveland Cavaliers Make N.B.A. Finals as LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan (Friday, May 26, 2017 4:03:23 AM) James finished with 35 points, becoming the career playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, to win the series, 4-1. [NYPost] Knicks legend: Phil Jackson didn't give Carmelo right pieces (Friday, May 26, 2017 12:36:16 AM) Legendary guard Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, teammates with Phil Jackson on the Knicks' last championship team in 1973, said the Knicks president hasn't done enough to surround Carmelo Anthony with the right complementary parts. "I thought this team was going to be pretty good with Derrick Rose coming in and Courtney Lee, though I'm not... [NYPost] Rick Pitino has the Knicks' solution at point guard (Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:51:54 PM) Louisville coach Rick Pitino doesn't like ...continue reading

Second Round, Bear Down: Johnathan Motley’s Athleticism Fuels Draft Case

After previously existing in the large shadow of their prosperous football team, the Baylor Bears basketball squad has experienced a resurgence in recent years. They have made the NCAA Tournament…

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