Jason Kidd was asked what he thought about Spurs coach Gregg Popovich resting some of his aging stars instead of playing them against Miami, which drew the ire of NBA commissioner David Stern.
“I thought it was great,” he said. “That’s his team. He’s the coach of that team. He has every right to do what’s right for the team. It’s an older team. I did the same thing in Dallas. We took a week... » more
Jason Kidd returned to practice with the Knicks on Friday and said he’s hoping to play next week when the team hits the road.
Kidd (back spasms) will miss his third straight game tonight against 1-12 Washington and seems out for Sunday’s game against Phoenix.
The Knicks begin a three-day road trip Wednesday in Charlotte that also takes them to Miami and Chicago in a four-day span.
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New Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said in a story posted on Wednesday by ESPNLA.com that he regrets having left Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns for the Knicks in 2008.
“I shouldn’t have gone to New York,” D’Antoni said. “I should have stuck in there and battled. You don’t get to coach somebody like [Nash] too many times. It’s pretty sacred and you need to take care of it. I didn’t.”
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Second-year Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris expects to have a host of family members in Dix Hills watching him Wednesday night as he starts against the Knicks -- his favorite team growing up.
Harris, 20, starred at Half Hollow Hills West and Long Island Lutheran before spending a year at the University of Tennessee.
He is improving in his second year as an NBA player. Harris heads... » more
Jason Kidd didn’t make the trip to Milwaukee.
The lower back spasms that kept him out of Monday’s overtime loss to the Nets will keep him out of tomorrow’s game against the Bucks. The Knicks are listing him as day-to-day.
Ronnie Brewer, however, is expected to play.
Brewer dislocated his left ring finger in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter against the Nets. It’s his non-shooting... » more
Jeremy Lin hugged and talked to his old teammates before and after the Rockets destroyed the Knicks 131-103 last night.
Prior to tip off, Lin hugged Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, then went to the Knicks’ bench and shook hands with Mike Woodson.
The depiction has been that Anthony and Lin weren’t close professionally and personally. But Anthony has tried to disprove... » more
Mike Woodson clearly didn’t want to talk about Jeremy Lin anymore about 90 minutes before tonight’s game.
He was asked whether he thought Lin would have fit in his system.
“He’s not in our system,” Woodson said. “We’ve got Raymond and Kidd and Pablo. That’s the way it’s going to be for a while.”
Woodson then was asked if he had every seen anything like what happened during the... » more
HOUSTON -- Mike Woodson addressed the Knicks’ decision not to match Jeremy Lin’s contract offer from the Rockets for the first time Friday, and said it wasn’t a hard call.
“That’s a business decision,” Woodson said after the morning shootaround. “I don’t think it was difficult. We just decided to go in a different direction, based on the guys I thought I liked in terms of Raymond [Felton],... » more
The Knicks aren’t practicing today, but the Rockets had a quick session at their facility in Houston, where Jeremy Lin said all the right things.
You would expect that because Lin handled himself as well as if not better than anyone could in front of cameras, microphones and tape recorders during everything he experienced last season.
Things are different now. There’s less hoopla - much... » more
Mike Woodson wouldn’t address whether Amar’e Stoudemire will start when he returns from knee surgery. But he said he’s still believes he can make Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony click.
The Knicks’ regular-season record when Anthony and Stoudemire play together is 30-33. They’re 8-2 under Woodson. That gives him the confidence he can make it work.
“Is it an overall losing record with me... » more