“Today marks the next step of this journey for the New York Knicks franchise as we name Derek to lead the team as its head coach.” Phil Jackson said. “Our relationship began 15 years ago, and over time, it has come clear to me that he and I can form a great partnership once again.”
That was on June 10th just a few day after the San Antonio Spurs won their 5th NBA Title, an intricate part of that winning formula is being lured by the bright lights of New York City.
A source close to the Knicks thinks that Mills would thrive in New York.
“New York is definitely a city Mills would want to play in,’’ the source said. “He has that personality,” the Source said.
Keep an eye on your New York Knicks and see what moves they make in this upcoming off season.
The New York Knicks didn’t expect to be on a downward slide during the heat of the 2013 NBA Playoffs but that is exactly what is happening as the offense has dwindled from 95 points in game 1 to 79 in game 2 to a dismal 71 in Game 3.
“Offensively we just didn’t have anything — either team. It was an ugly game, offensively,” Head Coach Mike Woodson said after the game.
The Knicks did have one bright spot in Carmelo Anthony who led the Knicks with 21 points, the only player in double figures.The series moves back to Indiana for game 4 and tickets are still available.
Sites are set for Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs
JR Smith will return to the lineup for Game 5 against the Celtics to help the team secure their 20th win in their last 22 games. Smith was suspended for one game for elbowing Celtics PG Jason Terry.
The Knicks lost the opportunity to sweep the Celtics in Boston but couldn’t close the deal after a terrible shooting night from Carmelo Anthony. Anthony went 10-35 and 0-7 from the 3-point line. It was almost as if Anthony was taking Smith’s shots as well as his own.
“Honestly, as far as J.R. goes, we miss him, I missed him out there,” Anthony said. “But J.R. being out there doesn’t change the way I shoot the basketball. Those are the shots I’ve been taking the whole series. They weren’t falling tonight. My mama always said, ‘There’ll be days like this.’ ”
Game 5 is scheduled for Wednesday May 1st. Be sure to get your tickets!