Dec 11, 2013 3:49 PM EST
In a late change, Jeff Van Gundy has been removed from ESPN's broadcast of the New York Knicks versus Chicago Bulls game on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Van Gundy was assigned to announce the game with Mike Tirico.
“We’re always reexamining our commentating assignments,” ESPN spokesman Ben Cafardo said.
Van Gundy reportedly would be considered by the Knicks to replace Mike Woodson, but the former coach said recently that he "felt badly" for Woodson to deal with speculation about his job status.
“He never wants to be a distraction,” a Van Gundy friend said Wednesday. “He’s very sensitive about current coaches.”
Dec 11, 2013 10:32 AM EST
Rajon Rondo dismissed comments from his former high school coach, Steve Smith of Oak Hill, that he's being recruited by Carmelo Anthony to join the New York Knicks.
“People talk, media talk, people make up rumors, people run with them,” said Rondo.
“I haven’t spoken to him. He ain’t contacted me. It’s just rumors.”
Rondo is eligible for free agency in 2015.
Dec 08, 2013 4:13 PM EST
The New York Knicks suffered a 114-73 defeat to the Boston Celtics at home on Sunday afternoon, but Raymond Felton does not believe it was a step back for the team after a brief, two-game winning streak.
"I don't think we had a bad effort," Felton said. "Those guys hit shots."
Iman Shumpert added he believed the game would have been different if the Knicks had hit a couple shots they normally make.
Carmelo Anthony called the loss "embarrassing."
Dec 06, 2013 11:18 PM EST
The New York Knicks have zero intention of trading Carmelo Anthony no matter his feelings about free agency in the offseason, according to sources.
Anthony has been adamant that he wants to make his situation work with the Knicks.
Reports recently have stated Anthony could sign elsewhere as a free agent in July given the Knicks' struggles this season.
Dec 06, 2013 12:47 PM EST
Rajon Rondo is getting closer to returning from a torn ACL and his future with the Boston Celtics remains uncertain.
Rondo has long been mentioned in trade rumors and is eligible for free agency in 2015.
"Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows," said Rondo's high school coach, Steve Smith of Oak Hill Academy. "I know, talking to Melo (Carmelo Anthony), he's recruiting Rajon to come to New York. Melo thinks he'll come too. You never know about that stuff though. I think either way, Rajon will be fine."
Dec 05, 2013 11:30 AM EST
Carmelo Anthony has denied a report from Stephen A. Smith citing sources that he's already made up his mind to leave the New York Knicks as a free agent this offseason.
Anthony said he hasn't talked about his future plans to those close to him.
"Anybody in my crew, anybody on my team, family nobody," said Anthony.
Smith believes Anthony will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dec 04, 2013 2:05 AM EST
The New York Knicks could promote Allan Houston to head coach if the team is not able to turn the season around under Mike Woodson, according to a report.
George Karl went on record recently saying he would not want to join the Knicks' "hell for a million dollars."
“Say what you want about Jim Dolan but he’s one of about eight owners who is willing to spend money to compete for a championship,” said one current NBA head coach. “There are too many owners who are only in it to make money.”
Houston is currently an executive under Steve Mills, who returned to the Knicks -- replacing Glen Grunwald -- before the start of training camp.
Dec 03, 2013 11:42 AM EST
James Dolan is beginning to lose confidence in Mike Woodson as head coach of the New York Knicks, according to sources.
The Knicks have lost nine straight games.
Jeff Van Gundy would be considered as a possible replacement for Woodson. It is unlikely that Van Gundy would take over any job during the middle of the season.
Van Gundy and Dolan were not on speaking terms for several years following his sudden resignation during the 01-02 season, but the two have been cordial when crossing paths last season.
Steve Mills worked with Gundy for two seasons.
Van Gundy would want input on personnel decisions in his next job, according to a source.
Van Gundy is believed to have interest in returning to the Knicks.
“It’s something I regret to this day,’’ Van Gundy said of his resignation. “I live with it every day and I regret it. And I let my emotions come into it. And I was just emotionally spent. I made a bad decision and I quit….I had a great job with the Knicks.’’
Dec 01, 2013 1:11 PM EST
J.R. Smith is experiencing issues with his surgically repaired left knee.
"I got to play better," he said. "If it's hurting that bad, I shouldn't be playing. I'm out there trying to give all that I got.
"My jumper hasn't been there. That's a situation where I have to make my teammates better, get guys open shots, keep driving to the hole -- but one thing I'm not going to do is stop shooting."
Nov 29, 2013 4:08 PM EST
Carmelo Anthony admitted on Friday that the New York Knicks need veteran players such as Jason Kidd, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace from the 50-win team of last season.
"I think now we do miss J-Kidd, Kurt and Rasheed," Anthony said.
The Knicks opted to go in another direction with the end of their bench depth, signing Cole Aldrich and Chris Smith.
Kidd and Wallace since retired and moved into coaching roles while Thomas suffered an injury late last season.
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