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Embarrassing New York Knicks’ Effort Should Raise Concerns

February 11th, 2011
When the game was over, both coaches had different expressions. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni left the court as a beaten man. Lakers coach Phil Jackson was smug. He was admiring his genius after watching his team celebrate a 113-96 victory against the Knicks last night at Madison Square Garden. Jackson can act like that. He ...

Fradulent Spike Lee’s Sideshow Act Stinks

December 18th, 2010
The Knicks have become relevant with a respectable start. Winning results in people jumping on the bandwagon. More sportswriters attend games, and major celebrities show up at the Garden. We heard talk about the Knicks on sports radio this week. One guy has made plenty of noise this week. His name ...

New Jersey Nets Basketball: Rocky Ride For These Nets

December 1st, 2010
Not only was Kiki Vandeweghe a lousy coach, but he was a lousy judge of talent. He was the architect of this roster, and he failed miserable when looking at this team. The Nets believed Avery Johnson would have been a difference maker, but it turned out he is not having ...

New Jersey Nets: 3 Men Get Thorn Out

November 27th, 2010
When Rod Thorn left the Nets this summer, something was not right. He would not have left the franchise in turmoil. He's not a quitter. Thorn was eager to work for Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets' new owner. He knew he could win with the billionaire's money. Unfortunately, that marriage was ...

Shame On LaGreca For Acting Like This

November 20th, 2010
On Tuesday's NHL Live show on Sirius XM Radio and the NHL Network, an Islanders fan tweeted that Don LaGreca did a lousy job of interviewing Garth Snow. He also mentioned he would cancel Sirius XM. This set LaGreca off. He used his rant to rip NY sports radio for ...

Pat Burns, RIP: Inscribe

November 19th, 2010
Pat Burns fought cancer as best as he could, but in the end, cancer beat him. He passed away today at the age of 58. It's hard to say what hurt the heart more. His death or the day he was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. Either way, it's depressing. ...

New Year, Same Old New York Knicks

November 13th, 2010
The Knicks failed to get LeBron James, but they were not going to let it ruin their offseason. They talked about how Amare Stoudamire, Raymond Felton, Anthony Randolph and Ronny Turias would make them a better team. That wasn't saying much at the time. Anything would have been an improvement over what ...

N.Y. Knicks: Disgusting Drama Fueled by Isiah Thomas and James Dolan

November 7th, 2010
ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian O’Connor gets big names for his sports column. That is why he is always in demand from local newspapers and sports sites. O’Connor found another guy he can do a story on, and this one had people talking. Isiah Thomas knows O’Connor does not think much of him, ...

Desperation Causes Avery Johnson to Be New Jersey Nets Coach

June 9th, 2010
When the Mavericks fired Avery Johnson in 2008, other teams called him about their job vacancies. They liked Johnson for his defensive acumen and motivational skills. Johnson was in no hurry to coach for anyone. He was going to wait for the best situation. The Mavericks paid him to do nothing ...

Why The NBA Draft Lottery Needs a Facelift

May 18th, 2010
The Nets hyped up 2010 as everything anew. On their website, they talked about new ownership, a new arena, top draft picks, and cap room to sign free agents. New Jersey hoped they would get the top pick. It's hard to blame them—they were horrible this year. What's worse, the Nets did ...