Report: Knicks will hire Kaleb Canales to join Fizdale’s staff

Dallas Mavericks assistant Kaleb Canales is joining the New York Knicks coaching staff, league sources tell ESPN. Canales has been with the Mavericks since 2013. He was the interim head coach with Blazers in 2012. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 17, 2018

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Report: David Fizdale passed on Mike Woodson to hire younger staff

Mike Woodson, who hired Fizdale in Atlanta, is not returning to the Clippers. He threw his hat in the ring to work on Fizdale’s staff as well, but Fizdale went with a younger staff and passed. via Marc Berman, New York Post

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Report: Jud Buechler finalizes contract to join Knicks as assistant

According to an NBA source, Jud Buechler, a member of the 72-win Bulls team of 1995-96, has finalized a contract to join Fizdale’s new coaching staff. Buechler was an assistant/developmental coach with the Lakers and had his hand in rookie Kyle Kuzma’s rising star. via Marc Berman, New York Post Learn more about Buechler. Assistant Coach […]

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Report: Pat Sullivan will join David Fizdale’s staff as an assistant

Los Angeles Clippers assistant Pat Sullivan will join David Fizdale’s staff as an assistant, per ESPN sources. Sullivan has coached with the Clippers for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he’d been an assistant in Washington, Detroit and with the then New Jersey Nets. Sullivan, a New Jersey native, coached in Detroit when Knicks […]

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Report: Knicks finalizing deal to hire Royal Ivey as assistant coach

New York City native and Oklahoma City assistant Royal Ivey is finalizing a deal with the Knicks to work on David Fizdale’s staff, league sources told ESPN. Ivey had received interest from other teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, per sources, before closing in on the opportunity with the Knicks. Ivey played high school basketball at […]

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Mark Jackson stays classy in responding to Knicks coaching hire

Mark Jackson, on ESPN conference call, didn’t want to talk about interviewing with the Knicks for their head coaching job: “They have an outstanding coach in Fizdale. Quality guys, class guys running it in Steve and Scott. Wish them nothing but the very best.” via Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic

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Eisley the only remaining (so far) from previous coaching staff

With David Fizdale bringing in his own staff, three Knicks assistants from last season – Jerry Sichting, Corey Gaines and Dave Bliss – won’t return to the team, the Daily News has learned. Coaching associate Pat Licursi is also gone, sources said. Howard Eisley, who was an assistant under Jeff Hornacek, could remain on the […]

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Royal Ivey another candidate for assistant gig

Royal Ivey is a candidate to join David Fizdale’s staff as assistant coach with the New York Knicks, league sources told The Athletic. He’s been an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder and previously spent 10 seasons in the NBA. via Michael Scotto, The Athletic

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Knicks in advanced talks with Clippers assistant Pat Sullivan about role with Fizdale

The Knicks are in advanced talks with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Pat Sullivan about an assistant role on David Fizdale’s staff, per ESPN sources. Sullivan has coached with the Clippers for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he’d been an assistant in Washington, Detroit and with the then New Jersey Nets. Sullivan, a New […]

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