Atlantic Division

Hornacek Hiring May Signify New Power Structure in New York

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Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson publicly revealed some of the qualifications he was searching for when selecting the next head coach in New York. During his 34 years in the NBA as a player, assistant coach, head coach and team president, Jackson has accumulated 13 championship rings, 1,155 victories as a coach (sixth most in NBA history) and his winning …

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Waiver Watch: Injuries Piling Up in Philadelphia

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The only team yet to win 10 games in the NBA this season suffered a pair of devastating setbacks in the in less than 24 hours. The 76ers lost their starting forwards, Jahlil Okafor and Robert Covington, to injury on the same day. Okafor will miss the remainder of the year after undergoing surgery to repair a small tear in the …

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Celtics Have to Be Active at Trade Deadline

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The Celtics have perfected basketball’s difficult balancing act. The team has made a nearly flawless transition from an aging team coming off a championship and little cap room into a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. Boston is poised to secure its eighth playoff appearance in the last nine years, while also collecting the most impressive arsenal of future draft picks. …

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Knicks Should Pursue Thibodeau

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The handpicked option by president of basketball operations Phil Jackson to lead New York back to prominence has been ousted less than 150 games into his tenure. The Knicks made the stunning announcement of the firing of Derek Fisher early Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the team lost to Denver Sunday afternoon, marking the ninth time it has …

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Waiver Watch: The Overhaul in Brooklyn

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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has already failed to deliver on its promise of an NBA championship within five years of taking control of the franchise and decided to press the reset button Sunday morning. The Russian billionaire began overhauling his team — once again — by firing coach Lionel Hollins and reassigning general manager Billy King within the organization. Armed with the …

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Filling Out a Wish List for the Middle of the Pack

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Christmas is just a week away and while families gather to celebrate, the NBA offers a five game slate to provide entertainment throughout the day. Ten teams, each equipped with plenty of star power, will take centerstage on the biggest day of the basketball year. The most intriguing match-up features the two teams that battled in the NBA Finals last June, …

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76ers Edging Towards Infamy

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A miserable six game road trip for the 76ers has finally concluded and their first home game in two weeks is the final chance for the team to avoid setting a record no one wants. Dating back to last season, Philadelphia has dropped 28 games in a row, the longest losing streak ever in American professional sports. Another defeat Tuesday night …

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Knicks Refusal to Add a Point Guard Grating

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The pieces had finally fallen into place, the point guard that has eluded New York for over a decade was there for the taking with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. The course had been charted, Emmanuel Mudiay was finally going to bring some stability to the point guard position for the Knicks. 

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Knicks Not Chasing Lottery Odds

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If the shot rattled out, it would have been just another miss. The Knicks would have hoisted up another brick that resulted in another loss, mounting the odds in their favor for the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. The results will ultimately be revealed on May 19, as New York awaits its latest franchise savoir, but the team was rescued Saturday …

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New York Sad State of Mind

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It took less than six minutes Saturday afternoon for the Knicks to fall behind to another opponent by double digits. The boos to reigned down from the rafters at Madison Square Garden as New York trotted out its 15th different starting lineup in 29 games, but the results were essentially the same. Another victory that was within reach, but the Knicks …

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