Knicks hoping for a different Michael Porter ‘plummet’

Knicks hoping for a different Michael Porter ‘plummet’

Last July, after Phil Jackson’s firing, it was evident the Knicks had a new developmental philosophy: making the lottery wouldn’t be the worst predicament. “Plummet for Porter” was to be the unofficial motto. Incoming Missouri freshman small forward Michael Porter Jr. was…

David Fizdale’s Porzingis plan: European shuttle diplomacy

David Fizdale’s Porzingis plan: European shuttle diplomacy

CHICAGO — Knicks coach David Fizdale doesn’t want to make just one trip to Latvia – but multiple, in a push to establish a strong rapport with Kristaps Porzingis. Indeed, Fizdale, appearing at the draft combine here, said that connecting with Porzingis is…

How David Fizdale turned Marc Gasol feud into selling point

How David Fizdale turned Marc Gasol feud into selling point

New Knicks coach David Fizdale, in his introductory press conference as Knicks coach Tuesday, acknowledged he messed up with Marc Gasol and guaranteed it won’t happen again. Fizdale said he’s spoken to leadership gurus since the Gasol feud spoiled his only head-coaching…

Five questions facing David Fizdale hinge on young Knicks

Five questions facing David Fizdale hinge on young Knicks

The Knicks believe they’ve found their guy in David Fizdale, who was officially announced as head coach to ringing endorsements Monday. Here are five questions the former Grizzlies coach must address as he takes over a long-reeling franchise: 1. What did he…

David Fizdale must get on New York’s good side — and quick

David Fizdale must get on New York’s good side — and quick

David Fizdale was standing outside of the entrance to Madison Square Garden under a marquee that announced his arrival. “Welcome David Fizdale, New York Knicks Head Coach,” it read in lights. As photographers clicked their cameras and Fizdale posed with a basketball,…

‘Best coach on the market’: Praise pours in for David Fizdale

‘Best coach on the market’: Praise pours in for David Fizdale

New Knicks coach David Fizdale had a trio of gushing fans on ESPN’s studio show Thursday in Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce and Jalen Rose. Even though Billups couldn’t remember team president Steve Mills’ last name, the former Knicks point guard said Fizdale…

Thunder send a message to Carmelo on his bleak Thunder future

Thunder send a message to Carmelo on his bleak Thunder future

Thunder GM Sam Presti was noncommittal about Carmelo Anthony’s future, saying he doesn’t expect a larger role for him next season. At Saturday’s exit interview after the bitter first-round elimination against Utah, Anthony indicated he wasn’t sure he can be “effective’’ in…

Woodson’s push for Knicks coaching job includes a Plan B

Woodson’s push for Knicks coaching job includes a Plan B

Mike Woodson still is gunning for a second stint as the Knicks’ head coach, but acknowledged he would listen if David Fizdale were to offer him an associate coaching job. That is, if Fizdale winds up beating him and nine other candidates…

The team getting in the way of Knicks’ path to Budenholzer

The team getting in the way of Knicks’ path to Budenholzer

If the Knicks’ top two coaching desires are Mike Budenholzer and David Fizdale, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee they snare either. Fizdale has interviewed with Atlanta, Charlotte and Phoenix. And Budenholzer? Several league sources believe the Bucks and their New York-based ownership will…

Knicks’ marquee coaching target leaves his other team

Knicks’ marquee coaching target leaves his other team

Mike Budenholzer may have moved a step closer to the Knicks job as the Hawks announced Wednesday night they are “mutually” parting ways with their coach. No compensation will be needed to hire Budenholzer — once thought of as a potential stumbling…

Knicks should feel lucky Mike Budenholzer wants their job

Knicks should feel lucky Mike Budenholzer wants their job

All indications are Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wants the Knicks. And according to a random sampling of NBA scouts and executives, the feeling should be mutual. “He’d be good there,” said one Western Conference scout. “I’m just looking at the [reported] list…

Knicks to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer

Knicks to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer

The Knicks plan to meet with Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both parties appear ready to move on as the Hawks embark on a massive rebuilding process. Indications are Budenholzer is upset at losing some personnel power. The…

David Lee: Why Mark Jackson is perfect match for Knicks

David Lee: Why Mark Jackson is perfect match for Knicks

David Lee will leave for the French Open in 10 days. He hopes before heading to Paris with fiancée Caroline Wozniacki that Mark Jackson is named the Knicks head coach. The ex-Knicks/ex-Warriors power forward played for Jackson in Golden State for all…

Trying to decipher Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis thinking

Trying to decipher Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis thinking

At least coaches interviewing for the Knicks’ job should know now a possibility exists — although small and a worst-case scenario – Kristaps Porzingis will sit out all next season to rest his left knee. Not that the Knicks’ job was bouquets…

Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for coaching job

Knicks to interview Kenny Smith for coaching job

Add another former Queens point guard turned broadcaster into the Knicks’ coaching mix — though this one doesn’t appear to have much of a shot. TNT’s Kenny Smith, who interviewed for the Knicks’ general manager vacancy in 2008, reportedly will get an…

Dolan talks about his Knicks’ rebuild vision

Dolan talks about his Knicks’ rebuild vision

Jim Dolan was talking about the Rangers and then he was talking about the Knicks. “Basketball is different than hockey,” the Garden executive chairman said during a conversation at his MSG office on Wednesday. “A great player in hockey is the difference,…