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New York Knicks

Knicks' Competent Leadership a Major Asset

by Steve Simineri

Michael Watts, WFUV Sports

After Pat Riley’s bolted town for Miami following the 1994-1995 season the likes of Don Nelson, Jeff Van Gundy, Don Chaney, Lenny Wilkins, Larry Brown, Isiah Thomas and Mike D’Antoni have come to lead the Knicks back to the promised land. But, all failed. In fact the group failed to land even a single division crown.

At long last behind the leadership of Mike Woodson, the Knicks first round draft choice in 1980, the franchise has secured their first division title in 19 seasons and first 50 win season in over a decade. Both achievements were goals he set for his team at the start of the season, despite New York being overlooked by many (in fact, not one of the 35 ESPN.com NBA writers picked them to win the Atlantic).

Knicks Making a Statement

by Steve Simineri

Flickr :: Keith Allison

Less than 48 hours after celebrating the franchise’s last championship team, the red-hot Knicks headed into Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, with an 11-game winning streak on the line and seemingly some of the 1972-73 team's Championship spirit.

Knicks Streaking Into the Spring…

by Steve Simineri

Michael Watts, WFUV Sports

Two Mondays ago, the Knicks were wrapping up their West-Coast trip from hell in Salt Lake City, when one of the unlikeliest heroes emerged.  40-year old Kurt Thomas delivered an inspiring performance on a fractured foot for his down-and out team, who had lost the first four games of the Western swing by 12 points or more.

Despite Decade-Long Struggles, Knicks and Rangers Have Come a Long Way

by Steve Simineri

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

Madison Square Garden is legendarily known as, ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’, but that very building has had some unpleasantly long summers for quite some time now. The Knicks are going on 40 years removed since their last Championship, and the Rangers last won a Stanley Cup behind Mark Messier’s guarantee in 1994, their first and last since 1940.

Lenn Robbins, Marc Berman of NY Post Talk Hoops on One on One

by Kenny Ducey

Flickr | zbeekerphotography, Keith Allison

On Saturday, Kenny Ducey and Steve Simineri chatted with Lenn Robbins, who covers College Hoops for the Post, and Marc Berman, the paper's Knicks Beat Writer.

Robbins previewed a great championship week ahead by discussing some bubble teams, such as Kentucky, as well as discussed the state of the Big East. Hear why he thinks the Big Ten is the NCAA's superior conference, even though the Big East is projected to have more teams in the tournament at the moment.

Like the Yankees, Knicks Must Use Age to Their Advantage During Stretch Run

by Steve Simineri

Flickr || willacw

“I haven’t seen a young team win an NBA title in the last 10, 15 years,” Knick head coach Mike Woodson said in July. “If you can tell me one, then so be it, but I haven’t seen one. It’s veteran guys that are winning NBA titles.”

This summer when trying to construct the Knicks roster, General Manager Glen Gruwald built a team to Woodson’s liking, adding antiques Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Rasheed Wallace, and Kurt Thomas, who at 40 is the oldest active player in the league.

Knicks and Celtics Swapping Places

by Steve Simineri

AP || Charles Krupa

Last season the Boston Celtics went on to surprise many in getting to the Conference Finals, then taking Miami to a seventh game. Boston’s aging big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen were in year five of an original three year plan, and most media members declared their title window closed.

Tyson Chandler over Brook Lopez: Right or Wrong?

by Kenny Ducey

I would make that face too, Brook.

When All-Star reserves were announced yesterday, several Nets fans were up in arms. Some are just madly in love with Deron Williams, who’s clearly been under-performing this year, while others want justification for Joe Johnson’s large contract. The majority, though, fairly question the inclusion of Tyson Chandler over Brook Lopez.

Knicks and Nets are more than keeping New York busy…

by Steve Simineri

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

New York is labeled by most as a basketball town, but this city hasn’t had much to root for on the hardwood during the new millennium. In the twelve seasons since Patrick Ewing’s departure following the 1999-2000 season, the Knickerbockers, for the most part, have stunk up the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena.’