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Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 10:17 am  |  13 responses

David Stern Happy the Knicks are No Longer Awful


While pushing more of the NBA owners’ lockout propaganda, Stern says that after former GM Donnie Walsh helped bring the Knicks back to respectability — or, as he terms it, the team “found religion” — New York fans should be pleased with the organization’s direction. From the NY Post (via WFAN): “I think the Knicks have found religion,’ Stern said. ‘And watching what they’ve done with Amar’e [Stoudemire], with Carmelo [Anthony], with the team that is going to be surrounding them, they’re going to be fine. I think they lost their way for a while but they’re doing very well now and I’m looking forward to seeing the new building.’ One way the Knicks lost their way was through onerous contracts. Stern, while discussing guaranteed contracts, reviewed the owners’ idea to ensure Eddy Curry- and Jerome James-like deals don’t sink another franchise. ‘What we’ve tried to do, which may ring a bell with fans in New York, we’ve said if you have a player who’s not performing, rather than get stuck with him and thereby not allow yourself to improve you can waive him and spread the payments over twice the length of his remaining contract,’ Stern said. ‘If you get stuck with one or two bad contracts, you don’t have the ability to improve your team.’”

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  • PippenAin’tEasy

    Just like you were happy in 1985 Stern?

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    It’s going to be hard to enjoy the Knicks unless Stern finds a new CBA.

  • add

    cause they’re the biggest $ maker in the nba

  • angus

    he gave them patrick, now he gives them religion?

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    To bad he can’t give em another Pat.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Funny, without the old CBA that deal would never have happened so……..

  • bull22

    the only thing that makes the KNICKS interesting is how D’ANTONI,CARMELO
    and AMARE run their mouths on what they are going to achieve, liked getting swepted 4-0. hahahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahha looks like a duck,
    walks like a duck, its a DUCK! NY DUCKERBOCKERS LOL…

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Who in their right mind gives Curry and James a contract in the first place?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    stern, stfu and let them play then.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    who in the world isn’t happy when the company they Commission makes more money. “In related news, Bugs Bunny is happy to eat Carrots”

  • Zabbah

    Stern can suck my balls

  • Hart

    Screw you Stern

  • Yesse

    I am really getting sick of Stern. Ofcourse he is happy. He should do the same thing in the draft he did with Patrick and be even happier. I’m also sick hearing the owners complaining about making bad draft picks and trying to get somekind of a refund for them. They should do a better job of drafting then.

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