• Knicks hire Aaron Brooks for unusual coaching role

    Knicks hire Aaron Brooks for unusual coaching role

    The Knicks announced another coaching hire — former Leon Rose client Aaron Brooks — along with two more scouts. Brooks’ title is “two-way liaison” — the first usage of the position in the
  • Knicks sign center Nerlens Noel to one-year, $5 million deal

    Knicks sign center Nerlens Noel to one-year, $5 million deal

    The Knicks’ Kentucky contingent grew by one on Saturday night. Nerlens Noel agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal to join the Knicks, ESPN reported, providing depth at center behind Mitchell
  • Knicks still need to solve haunting point guard problem

    Knicks still need to solve haunting point guard problem

    There was one thing separating Obi Toppin from enjoying unanimous approval from his brand-new constituency, Knicks fans who have labored for years — for decades, actually — looking for a clear
  • Immanuel Quickley NBA Draft pick bonds Knicks to John Calipari’s gospel

    Immanuel Quickley NBA Draft pick bonds Knicks to John Calipari’s gospel

    Kentucky coach John Calipari could not contain his glee that his buddies, Knicks president Leon Rose and senior VP William Wesley, drafted one of his Kentucky guys – 6-3 combo guard Immanuel
  • Knicks’ new regime got this NBA Draft right

    Knicks’ new regime got this NBA Draft right

    The Knicks did well for themselves Wednesday night. They got better. And though that may sound like a simple goal for an NBA team on a night like this, if you’ve seen enough of the draft-night
  • NBA Draft 2020: Projected top-five pick could fall to Knicks

    NBA Draft 2020: Projected top-five pick could fall to Knicks

    As team president Leon Rose gears up for his biggest night since being hired in March, he may not solve the Knicks’ point-guard woes with the No. 8 pick in Wednesday’s virtual draft. According to
  • Knicks only want mercurial Russell Westbrook on the cheap

    Knicks only want mercurial Russell Westbrook on the cheap

    If Russell Westbrook is on the discount rack, Knicks president Leon Rose is all in, according to NBA sources. With Chris Paul’s trade situation up in the air, Rose still has some interest in seeing
  • Carmelo Anthony’s Trail Blazers prayer makes Knicks reunion unlikely

    Carmelo Anthony’s Trail Blazers prayer makes Knicks reunion unlikely

    Sorry Leon Rose, Tom Thibodeau and Mike Woodson. Carmelo Anthony’s first choice is returning to Portland. Following the Blazers’ first-round elimination late Saturday night against the Lakers, the 36-year-old Anthony emphatically stated he wanted to return to the franchise that “revived” his dead career. “I pray that it could be Portland,” Anthony said on Zoom. …
  • Knicks confident they can maximize No. 8 pick in top-heavy NBA draft

    Knicks confident they can maximize No. 8 pick in top-heavy NBA draft

    As NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum turned over the Knicks’ placard to represent the eighth pick Thursday, rookie president Leon Rose remained stone-faced on Zoom. Was Rose thrilled to fall from No. 6 to No. 8 to continue a downward lottery path for the franchise that won the initial drawing in 1985? No, but Rose …
  • Knicks hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as first addition to Tom Thibodeau’s staff

    Knicks hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as first addition to Tom Thibodeau’s staff

    The Knicks confirmed Kenny Payne as the first addition to Tom Thibodeau’s new coaching staff, prying away John Calipari’s longtime right-hand man and bringing him from Kentucky to the Garden. “I’m thrilled that Kenny has joined my staff as an assistant coach. He has an outstanding ability to forge relationships with players and improve their …