'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Jul 14, 2014

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website. “This organization has supported me and in ...

Backcourt dynamo Takeno takes talents to Akita

Jul 4, 2014

Backcourt dynamo Takeno takes talents to Akita

by Ed Odeven

Veteran guard Akitomo Takeno, a perimeter marksman with an explosive first step, has left the Rizing Fukuoka and OK’d a contractual agreement to play for the Akita Northern Happinets for the 2014-15 season. The Happinets, last season’s championship runnerup team, announced the deal on ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...

Knicks to send Chandler back to Mavs in trade

Jun 26, 2014

Knicks to send Chandler back to Mavs in trade

The Mavericks and New York Knicks agreed Wednesday to a six-player trade that returns center Tyson Chandler to Dallas three years after he helped win a championship only to leave right away in free agency. The Mavericks sent guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and ...

Jun 23, 2014

Knicks 'Melo intends to opt out of contract

Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had until Monday to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed ...

Knicks hire Fisher as head coach

Jun 11, 2014

Knicks hire Fisher as head coach

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest. But whether on the court with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, or across the bargaining table from David Stern and Adam Silver, he never feared taking the shot, speaking his mind, ...

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Jun 10, 2014

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation told AP. The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were ...

Kerr spurns Knicks for Warriors

May 15, 2014

Kerr spurns Knicks for Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level. The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him ...

Jackson indicates Kerr could be coach of Knicks

Apr 24, 2014

Jackson indicates Kerr could be coach of Knicks

The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won’t be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won’t be returning to the bench, ...

Jackson starts house cleaning with Knicks by firing Woodson

Apr 22, 2014

Jackson starts house cleaning with Knicks by firing Woodson

Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become practically unimaginable in New York. A year later, he is out of job. Knicks president Phil Jackson fired Woodson and the entire ...

Apr 17, 2014

Ryukyu's Burns garners league accolade

by Ed Odeven

Draelon Burns played an integral role in the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ splendid 24-2 record in home games this season. Exhibit A: In the first game of their final home series, Burns had 30 points (one shy of his season-high total), nine rebounds, four assists ...