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How Knicks’ World Wide Wes got his nickname from Jalen Rose

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Jalen Rose loved assigning nicknames to his former teammates. But the ESPN analyst feels he hit a home run years back when he assigned new Knicks executive William Wesley the moniker “World Wide Wes.’’ “It’s my favorite nickname I’ve tagged someone and was validated when Jay-Z and Drake used it......
New York Post

Jalen Rose: Knicks’ top choices should be Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson

NYPost
If ESPN maven Jalen Rose ran the Knicks, his top two choices for head coach is one guy the team is not considering and one who figures as a long shot. Mark Jackson and Jason Kidd. “Two of the greatest minds to ever play basketball deserve another chance,’’ Rose told......
New York Post

Inside look at what makes Knicks’ World Wide Wes’ a polarizing figure

NYPost
Last week’s Knicks press release quoted new executive VP William Wesley on his “long history with and respect for Jim Dolan.’’ Sources confirm Wesley has been in the Knicks owner’s ear for 15 years, working behind the scenes. As is his custom. A Knicks coach from the Glen Grunwald era......
New York Times - Sports

Knicks Add a Well-Connected Player to Their Front Office

New York Times
Sopan Deb The Knicks, persistently in the market for credibility, clout and connections, made a move to address all three shortcomings on Wednesday by adding one of basketball’s best-known outsiders to the team’s front office. The new hire, William Wesley, is more commonly known in N.B.A. circles by his nickname,......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Knicks to Hire World Wide Wes as Executive VP, Senior Adviser

Sports Illustrated
The New York Knicks will name CAA’s William Wesley as the team’s executive vice president/senior adviser, the team announced.  The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wesley, also known as “World Wide Wes”, served as a consultant for the Creative Artists Agency for 13 years. He is a......
New York Times - Sports

Knicks Have Long List of Coaching Candidates

New York Times
Marc Stein With a list of candidates that has already reached double digits, the Knicks’ coaching search is poised to extend well into July, according to two people who were familiar with the team’s plans but not authorized to discuss the search publicly. Tom Thibodeau, the former coach of the......
New York Times - Sports

Knicks Have Long List of Coaching Candidates

New York Times
Marc Stein With a list of candidates that has already reached double digits, the Knicks’ coaching search is poised to extend well into July, according to two people who were familiar with the team’s plans but not authorized to discuss the search publicly. Tom Thibodeau, the former coach of the......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Spike Lee Talks About His New Film, James Dolan and Racial Injustice

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTczMTk1NTQ1OTMyNzM1NjU2/spike-lee-lead.jpg Jarrel Harris Spike Lee does not bite his tongue when you mention Knicks owner James Dolan. “The Knicks were the last thing on my mind during this whole pandemic. I was already on record saying I wasn’t going to come to a regular season game this year and that......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Knicks’ Statement May Have Cost Them Fans

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Robin Lundberg The New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden released a statement Tuesday after they received some criticism for not doing so in the days following George Floyd’s killing. This was preceded by an internal memo leaking where owner......
New York Times - Sports

Knicks Won’t Weigh In on George Floyd, Dolan Tells Employees

New York Times
Sopan Deb Leadership from every N.B.A. team — in some way, shape or form — has weighed in on the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Every team, that is, except the Knicks. And the franchise’s owner, James......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Report: Thibodeau Knicks’ Top Target in HC Search

Sports Illustrated
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CNBC Business

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing out of the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NBA Hall of Famer and former Georgetown Hoyas player Patrick Ewing is introduced as the Georgetown Hoyas’ new head basketball coach at John Thompson Jr. Athletic Center on April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mitchell Layton | Getty Images Basketball......
CBS US News

Basketball legend Patrick Ewing hospitalized with coronavirus

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Basketball hall-of-famer Patrick Ewing announced on Friday that he has been hospitalized with the coronavirus. The head coach of Georgetown’s men’s basketball team is “under care and isolated at a local hospital,” according to a statement on Twitter.  Ewing......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Can the Knicks Stick to a Plan?

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Rohan Nadkarni In an alternate reality, the Knicks would be set up properly for rebuild. Though not necessarily superstars, they have some intriguing young talent in R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and Kevin Knox. They have their own first-round picks for......
New York Times - Sports

The Old Knicks Made Basketball Games the ‘Hippest Place’ in New York

New York Times
Harvey Araton An adage cracking wise on New York’s half-century love affair with the only championship teams in the Knicks’ history goes like this: So many books, so few titles. It wouldn’t be surprising, or unreasonable, if this literary cynicism originated in Boston, where the Celtics’ mega-dynasty of the 1950s......

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