What’s New – Jan. 19, 2018

I WILL SAY THIS.  WHILE I HAVE HARDLY BEEN A HORNS FAN AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A MARK JACKSON FAN I WOULD NOT AGREE WITH FIRING HORNS AT THIS MOMENT TO REPLACE HIM WITH MARK JACKSON.

HAS HORNS MADE SOME QUESTIONABLE IN GAME AND ROTATION DECISIONS?  OF COURSE HE HAS.   HAS MARK JACKSON MADE A SERIES OF QUESTIONABLE DECISIONS IN HIS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE?  ABSOLUTELY.  IS MARK JACKSON A QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORKER AND STRONG MOTIVATOR? 100%

HORNS ISN’T THE BEST COACH IN THE WORLD BUT MOST PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE THIS TEAM FIGHTING FOR A 500 RECORD HALF WAY THRU THE SEASON. HE HAS OUT-PERFORMED EXPECTATIONS.    BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT JACKSON OR HORNS.  IT SHOULD BE ABOUT STABILITY AND CONSISTENCY.   K.P. HAS HAD TWO FULL TIME AND ONE INTERIM COACH IN HIS 2 1/2 SEASONS IN THE NBA.  THE KNICKS HAVE NOT HAD A COACH COMPLETE A CONTRACT SINCE JEFF VAN GUNDY.  SINCE THEN WE’VE SEEN DON CHANEY, HERB WILLAMS , LENNY WILKENS, HERB AGAIN AS INTERIM, LARRY BROWN, ISAIAH THOMAS MICK DANTONY, MIKE WOODSON, DEREK FISHER AND KURT RAMBIS AS INTERIM BEFORE HORNS WAS HIRED LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO.

IT’S TIME FOR THE PLAYERS TO HEAR THE SAME VOICE AND MILLS SHOULD STAND BY HIS COACH FOR THE DURATION OF HIS CONTRACT.  GET OFF THE COACHING CAROUSEL AND LET THE MAN WORK.

 

GAME DAY – Game 43 – Pelicans

3:30 TIP LGK

TREY BURKE IS FINALLY WITH THE BIG CLUB. HE IS EXPECTED TO BE IN UNIFORM FOR MONDAY’S GAME IN BROOKLYN. SECOND NIGHT OF A BACK TO BACK MEANS HE SHOULD SEE MINUTES GIVEN TIMMAH’S STATUS. SPEAKING OF TIMMAH HE PLAYED WELL IN HIS RETURN TO THE LINE UP. IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE THE FORMER MICHIGAN TEAM MATES PLAY TOGETHER AGAIN. BURKE WAS KNOWN AS A SMART FACILITATOR AND GREAT SHOOTING COLLEGE. HIS WORK WITH TIMMAH AT MICHIGAN EARNED HIM THE NINTH OVERALL PICK IN THE 2013 DRAFT.