The New York Knicks are not renewing the contract of assistant coach Josh Longstaff, according to a team official. Longstaff, 34, was well-respected in the Knicks’ locker room, so the decision will likely come as a surprise to players. Players such as Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez, Ron Baker, Chasson Randle, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Marshall Plumlee credited Longstaff and fellow assistant Dave Bliss with helping them with individual development.
Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league's TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the Celtics? Me neither. But then, I didn't know Michael Jordan's first retirement was actually a "secret suspension" imposed by former Commissioner David Stern for gambling. Or that the league slipped an envelope with a bent corner into the drum at the 1985 draft lottery so Stern could reach in and effectively hand projected No. 1 pick Patrick Ewing over to the struggling New York Knicks. So why let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory? What this season's playoff lacks in drama it is quickly making up for with suspicion. No sooner had
Antoine Griezmann says he is ready to leave Atletico Madrid in order to pursue a dream of winning trophies consistently. The France international has long been linked with a move to Manchester United or Real Madrid but appeared to commit his future to Atletico last week when he light-heartedly stated that he would only leave to join NBA side the New York Knicks. The "fashionable" Premier League, the Bundesliga or even the top flights in China and the United States could be appealing, he said.