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Knicks add Rambis to coaching staff

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Knicks have named Kurt Rambis an associate head coach. Rambis, a former assistant coach under New York president Phil Jackson in Los Angeles, will help new Knicks head coach Derek Fisher make the transition from player to the bench. Fisher retired after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season and took the Knicks’ ... Read More »

Pitching Melo: Analyzing from a Fantasy Perspective

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Word on the street is Carmelo Anthony is looking for a new team. He’s already set up meetings all over the country including a Tuesday sit-down in Chi-Town and another one Wednesday in Houston. Right now, he’s headed to Los Angeles to break bread with Kobe Bryant. What’s frustrating to me is that all the teams he’s meeting with ... Read More »

Nets waste no time, hire Hollins

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to become the team’s new head coach on Wednesday. The announcement comes just days after Jason Kidd’s abrupt departure after one season with Brooklyn. Kidd, a former Nets point guard who just completed his rookie year as a coach, reportedly wanted a larger role in ... Read More »

Charles, Liberty edge Sun

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Tina Charles led the New York Liberty with 14 points and five rebounds to a 67-65 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. Cappie Pondexter also had 14 points and Plenette Pierson added 12 off the bench for the Liberty, who have won two of their last three. Chiney Ogwumike netted a game-high 22 points ... Read More »

Knicks ship Chandler, Felton to Mavs

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Tyson Chandler, who helped the Dallas Mavericks to their only NBA championship three years ago, has rejoined the team as part of a six-player trade with the New York Knicks. The deal was consummated Wednesday. Guard Raymond Felton will be joining Chandler in Dallas, with the Knicks receiving point guard Jose Calderon, veteran center Samuel Dalembert, ... Read More »

Pondexter lifts Liberty past Dream

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points and added eight assists, leading the New York Liberty to an 85-78 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday to split a home-and-home set. Sugar Rodgers chipped in 13 points for the Liberty, who snapped a five-game losing streak that included an 85-64 loss in Atlanta on Friday. Tina Charles ... Read More »

New York Knicks 2014 Draft Preview

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor, The Sports Network 2014 NY Knicks Draft picks: No picks (SportsNetwork.com) – This offseason is all about Carmelo Anthony for the New York Knicks. With no draft picks and coming off an awful season, the Knicks need their All- Star forward back in Madison Square Garden. Should he leave, Phil Jackson would have a massive ... Read More »

Spurs surge past Heat for fifth NBA title

(Sunday, June 15) Final Score: San Antonio 104, Miami 87 San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Antonio Spurs secured their fifth NBA title in franchise history Sunday with a third straight double-digit victory against the team that dashed their dreams a season ago. Kawhi Leonard donated 22 points and 10 rebounds, Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills combined for 36 points ... Read More »

Fisher’s Hiring Ushers in New for Knicks

By Ben Horney, Contributing Writer (NYSportscene.com) Will Derek Fisher be the NBA’s next great coach? Phil Jackson and the Knicks certainly think he has the potential, as they introduced Fisher on Tuesday morning after reportedly giving the recent retiree a five year contract worth $25 million. It’s far too early to know the answer to that question though, so to ... Read More »

Knicks introduce Fisher as head coach

Greenburgh, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Fisher was introduced as the new head coach of the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Fisher, who just completed his 18th NBA season as a player, replaces Mike Woodson, who was fired shortly after the conclusion of the 2013-14 regular season. The 39-year-old Fisher played 10 seasons under Knicks president Phil Jackson when the latter ... Read More »