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2018 Schedule
29-53, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Mike Budenholzer remains a candidate for the Knicks job after interviewing with the club on Sunday. The Knicks would no longer need to compensate Atlanta to hire Budenholzer, which adds intrigue to their coaching search.

Kanter supporting brothers at Thunder game (2:05)
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Bamba: Would have coveted NBA 'head start'

Mohamed Bamba, a projected top-five pick in June's draft, said that had the opportunity been in place, he would have jumped straight from high school to the NBA.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Meek Mill is seated courtside opposite the Heat bench next to comedian Kevin Hart and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-Knick Pablo Prigioni will join the Nets as an assistant coach to Kenny Atkinson, the club announced. The Nets also hires Tiago Splitter as a pro scout. Splitter will also have duties related to on-court player development.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New offseason look for Knicks center Joakim Noah, via his Instagram account:

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Sources: Hornets to meet Messina, Fizdale

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina and former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale will interview for the Hornets job, league sources told ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We have a fight in Heat-Sixers. James Johnson and Ben Simmons had to be separated. Many players, including Joel Embiid, tried to get involved.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer will meet with the New York Knicks on Sunday, per league sources.

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Sources: Knicks to interview Blatt next week

The Knicks are meeting with David Blatt in Europe next week about their head-coaching job, and plan to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and Spurs assistant coach James Borrego, sources said.

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Woody Paige predicts the future

Tony Reali and the national panel weigh in on Joel Embiid's performance Thursday, acknowledging that Woody Paige's prediction was correct. They then recap Anthony Davis' performance against Portland, and discuss if Kristaps Porzingis will stay in New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

High praise from ex-Knicks great Charles Oakley for Sixers center Joel Embiid: "We haven't seen anyone like Joel Embiid since Wilt Chamberlain," Oakley wrote on Twitter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek handled tough situations in New York, including owner Jim Dolan's mishandling of the Charles Oakley incident, with class. Dolan did the opposite of that when he criticized Hornacek in an interview with the New York Post a week after his firing. I understand management explaining the decision after it happens. There's need for Dolan to add to it a week later.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks owner James Dolan, in an interview with the New York Post, said Phil Jackson ‘underestimated' his job as Knicks coach: "The entire market wanted to me to hire him and when I did, the entire market said it was a great move. The only thing was, everyone said that I shouldn't interfere with him. Three years later, everyone wanted to know when I was going to do something about Phil. The same people who told me not to interfere wanted me to interfere. But that's OK. I just think that Phil underestimated the job."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks owner James Dolan, in an interview with the NY Post, takes an unnecessary shot at ex-head coach Jeff Hornacek. "I think Hornacek had the same kind of issue that Phil (Jackson) did in that he didn't grasp how different the players are now in the way they think and deal with management and the coaches," Dolan said. "I think he was way behind on that." Why trash Hornacek a week after you fired him?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks owner Jim Dolan, in an interview with the New York Post, doesn't rule out the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis missing the entire 2018-19 season following ACL surgery. He adds that Porzingis is a player the Knicks need to build around. Porzingis is eligible for a 5-year, $157 million extension this summer.

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Source: Knicks to interview TNT analyst Smith

Kenny Smith, an analyst for TNT, will interview with the Knicks for their head-coaching job on Friday, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. The Knicks are looking to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired after the season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A Times Square video billboard tells the Knicks to hire ex-NYK coach Jeff Van Gundy:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks coaching candidate David Fizdale was integral to the Miami Heat's success as an assistant and did well in Memphis during his short stint as head coach there. But he was reportedly let go amid an early-season losing streak and a poor relationship with star Marc Gasol. That will likely be a topic of conversation when Fizdale interviews with Knicks management, though one Memphis source with knowledge of the situation says the situation shouldn't be viewed as a demerit for Fizdale. If he's as strong a communicator as Erika Spoelstra says, that will likely go a long way with NYK management.

Stephen A. is a 'Mark Jackson guy' for Knicks (2:08)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Knicks coaching candidate and former Heat assistant David Fizdale: "Fiz is a great fit anywhere. He's a brilliant basketball mind that has exceptional, gold-standard level communication skills. He's one of my best friends. But I say that objectively. I just think he's one of the most talented coaches I've been around. I feel very grateful that we had an opportunity to work together for so long. I just, I hope he goes West (laughs). That's the kind of respect I have for him. I don't want him going anywhere in the East."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis ranked 7th in the league in jersey sales on the NBA Store website this season, the league says. The Knicks ranked 8th in team merchandise sales.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.013th
Assists Per Game23.313th
Points Allowed108.020th

Team History