Stan Van Gundy
In the end, the Nets are going to have to live with Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy or Nate McMillan as the head coach. All of those candidates give the Nets more than nice-guy Avery. None of them would give them as much as Jackson.
The Knicks have a three-year window with this group to win a title, and now they are committed to Mike Woodson being the guy who is going to take them there. Don’t tell me that there aren’t other people you would rather see in that chair.
Dwight Howard has orchestrated the elimination of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith from his little dictatorship down in Orlando. It doesn’t matter what the rules in the CBA say; one truth will always hold in the NBA: The stars run the show.
It seems the Dwight Howard drama isn’t over in Orlando. You know what that means? Trade speculation involving the Brooklyn Nets is about to start all over again.
Patrick Ewing is one of several candidates that the Charlotte Bobcats will interview for their head coaching vacancy, and the Hall of Fame center will meet with team officials next week, said people familiar with the situation.
And you thought the Knicks had drama? The Orlando Magic made Carmelo Anthony & Co. look like small-town theater on Thursday.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points, Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 96-80 on Thursday night.
Nets fans received a dose of bad news on Wednesday, though there’s still a glimmer of hope to land center Dwight Howard.
The Magic begin a stretch of three games against some of the East’s top contenders with Tuesday’s visit from the Knicks, who bounced back from a loss to the league’s worst team by beating one of the best.
Thursday’s Knicks-Magic game should serve as another test to measure New York’s improvement after three double-digit losses to Orlando (20-12) last season.
The Orlando Magic cruised to three double-digit wins over the New York Knicks last season. They are expecting a tougher matchup with Amar’e Stoudemire having joined New York.