What’s New – Apr. 29, 2016

 

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM MELO’S MEDIA TOUR YESTERDAY.

 

Melo was making the rounds promoting some Gillette sponsored event yesterday.  He did more than a few interviews with select press including, surprisingly, Frank Isola and Dan Patrick, two notorious Knick haters.

A few things we gleaned from ALL the interviews.

  1. MELO hasn’t really been in contact with PHIL about the coaching search.  No more than a casual conversation since the exit interview when Melo said he would like to be part of the process.
  2. MELO wanted Thibs and felt (for whatever reason) that he would have taken a coaching job in New York over a full control job in Minnesota.
  3. Melo wants to be in New York and sign another contract when he can opt out in two years.

While Melo has Full control of HIS situation through a No Trade Clause he seemingly does not have any control over the Knicks coaching search.   If Melo wanted to make a power play for the coach of his choice (clearly it was Thibs) he would have walked into Dolan’s office and made his feelings clear.  If that happened we would never hear about it.  No idea what Dolan would do.

 

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV

Toronto

Indiana

7:30 PM ESPNN
NBATV/WatchESPN
EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 6

Miami

Charlotte

8:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 6

Los Angeles

Portland

10:30 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 6