While the New York Knicks boast a new-look team and have to deal with Derrick Rose's rape case, it will be up to Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Hornacek to keep the team focused.
Jimmy Butler still wants Fred Hoiberg to coach him harder. No, Butler didn't exactly call Hoiberg out like he did after a loss last December, but he said at Monday's media day that he needs tough coaching. This was his response to a reporter asking if he had told Hoiberg anything he needs going into the season, via CSN Chicago: "I told Fred, 'As much as you can, use me as an example,'" Butler said during the team's media day on Monday. "I want you to really get on my tail about every little thing because if Doug (McDermott) or Tony (Snell) or whoever it may be, if watching coach talk to me like that he's going to be like 'If he can talk to Jimmy like that I know he's going to come at me a certain
Jeff Hornacek knew his first practice as Knicks coach would be spirited when he saw the entire club already on the court one hour early at their Tarrytown headquarters. “It was a sign to me guys are ready to go,’’ Hornacek said Tuesday.