Veteran coach expresses interest in Knicks’ coaching job

Veteran coach expresses interest in Knicks’ coaching job

No surprise, Frank Vogel has expressed interest in the Knicks job, according to an NBA source. Vogel, who was lights-out as the Pacers’ head coach (2011-16), was fired by the Magic after consecutive 50-plus loss seasons, posting a 54-110 overall record in…

NBA playoffs are here: An inside look at the intriguing storylines

NBA playoffs are here: An inside look at the intriguing storylines

When the 2018-19 NBA season began, life held certain steadfast truths. Phone calls from “Unavailable” on caller ID were for donations or worse, solar panels. Side effects for TV medicines were worse than the ailment they were designed to relieve (we’ll take…

Mark Jackson would love Knicks job: Isiah Thomas

Mark Jackson would love Knicks job: Isiah Thomas

If Isiah Thomas were still Knicks president and not Liberty president, it sounds like either Mark Jackson or Jason Kidd would be his choice to run the troubled franchise. Appearing on the “Bernie and Sid’’ WABC radio show Friday morning, Thomas gave…

Victoria Beckham confirms she's going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding before launching new Reebok range with basketball legend Shaquille ONeal

Victoria Beckham confirms she's going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding before launching new Reebok range with basketball legend Shaquille ONeal

The former Spice Girl, 43, admitted she would be attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials while appearing on The Late, Late Show with James Corden alongside Shaquille O'Neal last night. Asked if she would be among the guests at the hotly-anticipated…

The type of coach that the Knicks need

The type of coach that the Knicks need

Here is the worst cop-out in all of professional basketball: “How much difference does a coach really make in the NBA? If you have the talent, you win. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter how pretty your X’s and O’s look, you…

How Kobe Bryant is trying to reinvent the NBA analyst

How Kobe Bryant is trying to reinvent the NBA analyst

If Kobe Bryant wanted to, he could be one of the lead analysts on ABC/ESPN or Turner. His status as an all-time great and his distinctive personality make him the type of ex-player who is a no-brainer for networks to call, but…

This is Russell Westbrook at his most polarizing

This is Russell Westbrook at his most polarizing

If one night summed up Russell Westbrook’s NBA life, this was it: Beloved by some, mocked by others and defiant to the end. Westbrook needed 16 rebounds in the season finale against the Grizzlies to become the first player in league history to…

Knicks ask for patience in explaining where the team is going

Knicks ask for patience in explaining where the team is going

A day after they finished their fifth straight playoff-less season, and in the hours after they fired coach Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks brass preached patience. Team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry met with media Thursday, when they stressed repeatedly that…

Mark Jackson 1 of 8 candidates who may be Knicks’ next coach

Mark Jackson 1 of 8 candidates who may be Knicks’ next coach

Who’s got next? An early look at likely candidates to replace Jeff Hornacek: Mark Jackson He’s the fans’ top choice. The Queens/St. John’s product who had two stints as the Knicks point guard would seem a natural. But the Steve Mills/Scott Perry…

Knicks fire coach Jeff Hornacek after two porous seasons

Knicks fire coach Jeff Hornacek after two porous seasons

CLEVELAND — Jeff Hornacek got his expected pink slip. It occurred after landing in New York early Thursday morning after the plane ride home from Cleveland after the Knicks beat the Cavaliers in the season finale, an NBA source confirmed. Knicks president…

Jeff Hornacek isn’t going down without a fight

Jeff Hornacek isn’t going down without a fight

CLEVELAND — Embattled Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek emphatically made his case to remain head coach next season, entering his potential swan song Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Hornacek said the organization should preach “patience.” In a 10-minute interview at the morning shootaround,…

Jeff Hornacek’s grim moment of truth is here

Jeff Hornacek’s grim moment of truth is here

CLEVELAND — There was no final practice for Jeff Hornacek, who canceled Tuesday’s session. But there is a final flight and a final game. Hornacek will take the sidelines Wednesday with a 59-104 Knicks coaching record to face the Cavaliers at Quicken…

Frank Ntilikina is showing a new side to his game

Frank Ntilikina is showing a new side to his game

CLEVELAND — As the Knicks’ season shuts down Wednesday in Cleveland, a light bulb has turned on inside French rookie Frank Ntilikina’s head. Although it’s probably too late for Ntilikina to make one of the two All-Rookie Teams, the 6-foot-5 point guard…

Knicks put up a fight in possible Hornacek Garden farewell

Knicks put up a fight in possible Hornacek Garden farewell

If this was Jeff Hornacek’s last game coaching the Knicks at the Garden, you can’t say his downtrodden, depleted club lay down against the King on Monday night. The Knicks were within five points with six minutes left and six with 3:35…

LeBron is only one not laughing at Knicks recruiting banner

LeBron is only one not laughing at Knicks recruiting banner

LeBron James is playing nice. James had no snarky reaction to a billboard hanging near the Garden that challenged him to join the Knicks next season. The billboard contained a white Knicks jersey with his number 23 and “King of New York?…

Knicks’ season of change was just more of the same

Knicks’ season of change was just more of the same

It was going to be so different this time. Carmelo Anthony, regarded by too many as “He Who Defiled All Things Basketball,” was gone. Phil Jackson and his blasted triangle were in the rearview mirror. Kristaps Porzingis was the alpha male, especially…

Jarrett Jack sighting can’t save Knicks from another ugly loss

Jarrett Jack sighting can’t save Knicks from another ugly loss

Among the buzzwords for the Knicks in yet another lottery-bound season are youth and development. But Saturday at the Garden, against the playoff-bound Bucks — OK, the playoff-bound Bucks who were without their best player — it was the elder statesman of…

Knicks’ other rookie pours in 30 in blowout win over Heat

Knicks’ other rookie pours in 30 in blowout win over Heat

The Knicks’ other rookie guard lit up the Garden in historic fashion. Shooting guard Damyean Dotson, the Knicks’ second-round pick last June, erupted for a career-high 30 points in 32 minutes, and hauled in 11 rebounds as the Knicks destroyed the listless…

Where Ntilikina must improve if he’s to survive in the NBA

Where Ntilikina must improve if he’s to survive in the NBA

This has been an adjustment year for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina, with nothing tougher than getting accustomed to how quickly the bigger, faster NBA players close out on shooters. But after watching the French teenager struggle with his offense, Jeff Hornacek is…