Knicks 'zzone

Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Gregg Popovich won't change

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks

(Credit: AP)

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was second-guessed and criticized for removing Tim Duncan for the last two possessions of Game 6 because he wanted a smaller team to defend the three-point line. Chris Bosh grabbed the offensive rebound and fed Ray Allen for the series-changing three.

Faced with a similar situation in the fifth game this season, Popovich pulled Duncan with 12.8 seconds left and the...

Read more »

Gregg Popovich praises Jason Kidd

New Jersey Nets' guard Jason Kidd speaks to

(Credit: AP)

Gregg Popovich always has been a big fan of Jason Kidd. He tried to get him to sign with the Spurs in 2003, a short time after San Antonio beat Kidd’s Nets in the Finals.

So when Popovich was asked if he admired the former Knicks' point guard for leaving $6.2 million on the table when he retired, he cracked a joke about Kidd. 

“He’s made enough,” Popovich said. “He told me no a...

Read more »

Kidd a fan of Spurs resting their veterans

Jason Kidd was asked what he thought about Spurs coach Gregg Popovich resting some of his aging stars instead of playing them against Miami, which drew the ire of NBA commissioner David Stern.

“I thought it was great,” he said. “That’s his team. He’s the coach of that team. He has every right to do what’s right for the team. It’s an older team. I did the same thing in Dallas. We took a week...

Read more »

Unbeaten Knicks know test awaits them in San Antonio

Mike Woodson directs his team during a game

(Credit: AP)

Mike Woodson said he plans to start the same way tomorrow when the Knicks play the West-best Spurs. Woodson called the game “a big test.” It probably is the Knicks’ biggest challenge thus far.

The Heat didn’t pose much of a threat in the first game of the season. The Knicks also had some extra emotion playing the first game in New York after Superstorm Sandy. But the next four games were against...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NBA videos

Vote

Grade Phil Jackson's offseason moves so far:

A B C D F

@Al_Iannazzone

advertisement | advertise on newsday