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Knicks name D-League affiliate the… Knicks

The New York Knicks announced their new D-League affiliate in New York will be named the… Westchester Knicks.

From the Knicks:

The Westchester Knicks, which serves as the exclusive affiliate of the New York Knicks, will debut in the 2014-15 season, playing its home games at the County Center in White Plains, New York. Following the initial announcement on March 10 regarding the new franchise, the Knicks invited fans to help choose the name for the new D-League team by submitting suggestions online. The Westchester Knicks was the popular choice among fans.

“We are excited for the Westchester Knicks to bring NBA-caliber basketball and affordable, family-friendly entertainment to Westchester County Center this fall,” said Dave Howard, president of MSG Sports. “Thank you to all the fans who went online to submit team name suggestions. We are proud to be extending the Knicks brand to Westchester.”

“We are proud to be the home of the Westchester Knicks,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “With the winning combination of the NBA, the Knicks organization, Madison Square Garden and Westchester County behind it, the team is already off to a great start.”

The new Westchester Knicks logo is a modern interpretation of the New York Knicks original primary logo, used from the inaugural 1946-47 season through 1963-64, which featured a smiling Father Knickerbocker dribbling a basketball, the brainchild of famed sports cartoonist Willard Mullin of the New York World-Telegram.

The team name and logo were unveiled during an open house seat selection event at Westchester County Center for fans and businesses interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2014-15 season. The fun, free evening included a youth basketball clinic, performances by the Knicks City Dancers, music, contests and giveaways for attendees.




80 comments
C0P0
C0P0

Great name. 

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

via a Godenstate blogger


"It says a lot about the culture change!

Kerr used the Knicks as a bargaining chip so that he could sign with his first choice in the Warriors? What world am I living in??"

brookdon
brookdon

Wonder what the articles will be like tomorrow regarding this hiring....I'm sure thee media was salivating at the possibility of writing a "Knicks overpayed" story about us. Wonder if the Warriors get that treatment?

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Kind of funny - knicks get Kerr and it would be seen as classic Dolan overpay/bidding against himself  - "Dolan  fail!!!"  Refuse to pay Popovich money to rookie coach Kerr and story is still "Dolan fail!!!"

Dullah Dakidd
Dullah Dakidd

Wait... He took the Warriors offer???? LMAO!

Did any of the TKB guys kill them selves yet??? Lmaoooo

I was of the group that was a little hesitant on Kerr...

He hasn't coached ONE GAME... ON ANY LEVEL! (was he ever even an assistant?)

Why everyone jumped on that bandwagon is beyond me...

Listen it doesn't matter WHO coaches next year as long as Phil Jackson can coach 'him' ... That's all Steve Kerr was going to be... A student of Phil's philosophy... So to Kerr I say GFY we won't miss a beat...

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

Kerr has left NY clueless................


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brookdon
brookdon

Pretty embarrassing for Phil honestly. Went on the idea that no one would turn him down by interviewing one guy only to get spurned.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Jaime posted this earlier:

netw3rk @netw3rk

Sources: Kerr to NY deal currently hung up on contractual language regarding never having to hear, see, or in any way acknowledge, Jim Dolan


If that's true, Kerr never wanted NY to begin with. No way you can expect something like that to actually happen. Dolan owns the team. Lol

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Good. I dont want scared people coaching in NY.

Didnt deserve that contract anyway.

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

I didnt wanna hear Steve Ker voice after a Tuff loss anyway

lobcity1
lobcity1

Whas the details of SK contract?

brookdon
brookdon

LMAO, Kerr is bold. Good luck to him in Cali though.

Time to see if Phil had a plan B

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

So much for that "I have a lot of respect for Phil Jackson" bull... just another leverage play against the Knicks.  I guess if Kerr demanded $1 billion the Knocks should have given it to him? 

bblessed
bblessed

Nice!!!!!! I didn't want him here anyway!

kofi
kofi

I think he'll do well as a coach, but I have to say I was concerned with him coaching this team. I think this roster needs a stronger personality. I want D. Fisher!

mop12
mop12

Let's go get patrick Ewing

rgm891
rgm891

Never a dull moment In knicks land

anthony G. Decesare
anthony G. Decesare

Kerr to the warriors! Any chance Phil does it himself for a year? Give me another phil guy...

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Vaughn Allen That is exactly what Kerr did.  Enough with the Dolan bogeyman stories... Kerr wanted Cali the whole time and used the Zen master stamp of approval to drive up his price.  Kerr got the 5 years on the west coast he always wanted (5 to match the length of Phil contract? ha!)

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

lol...


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I don't think so.

I think Kerr knows he will have more on the court success with the Warriors. The knicks will be in rebuilding mode for the next few years. Signing Melo will only prolong that rebuild"

brookdon
brookdon

Literally just posted the same thing lol.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

I agree. I have no faith in his GM skills at this point. He has completely mangled this up.

brookdon
brookdon

Mark likes control and won't run the triangle.

brookdon
brookdon

Isn't that guy just some Knick fan on twitter?

rgm891
rgm891

5 years 25 million.

brookdon
brookdon

Yeah this looks pretty bad. Went into the coach interview process very arrogantly. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@kingofny @knicksgirl35  Congrats! You consistently stood up for your beliefs.