G'day, mockingbirds! Surprisingly, today has been pretty busy in Knicks land. I contemplated writing three or four posts on all of the topics, but I'm too lazy. Instead, I've got some links on all the different things goin' on with our Knickerbockers.
- This is from yesterday, but Mike D'Antoni reemerged and spoke with Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum about his resignation from head coach of the Knicks. It's really good, and revealing, and funny because D'Antoni is a funny guy.
- Iman Shumpert was voted to All-Rookie First Team! There are seven guys on the first team because Shump and two others tied for fifth place. As Alan Hahn mentioned, Shump and Landry Fields are the first back-to-back rookies for the Knicks to be named to the All-Rookie First Team in over 20 years. Cool! Get well soon, Shump, and congrats!
- Mike Woodson is expected to be given a contract extension soon. Also cool. I'm not in love with Woodson, but ignoring the playoffs, an 18-6 record to finish the season, combined with respect from players, his hard to argue with.
- Also on coaches and future hirings, though this is a few days old, LoHud Knicks Blog wrote a bit about how Phil Jackson, evidently, was never considered for the Knicks job. Strange, but whatever.
- The Knicks are going to be holding some pre-draft workouts soon. Here are the names, none of which I know, but the Knicks could use somebody named Scoop, I think.
- And to shamelessly self-promote myself, here's a thing I wrote on Buckets Over Broadway about how the Knicks should learn from the San Antonio Spurs.
That's it for today. Happy reading!