We'll have to wait until next season until the Knicks and Nets are forced to play nice with each other in the same city, but for now we'll put items on both clubs in the same post and see how they get along..
- While some might be wondering if the Nets' recent slide will put them into tank mode, coach Avery Johnson said today that the team will play "to the very end," writes Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. The Nets, of course, only retain their first-round pick this year if it falls inside of the top three. Otherwise, it becomes property of the Trail Blazers thanks to the Gerald Wallace trade.
- Should the Knicks retain head coach Mike Woodson? Bob Knight certainly thinks so, writes Ian O'Connor of ESPNNewYork.com. "You'd have to be an absolute idiot not to see [Mike Woodson's success]. Not that the NBA is without its absolute idiots," Knight said.
- While a report claimed that the Knicks kept Jeremy Lin's knee surgery under wraps in order to sell playoff tickets, the club was quick to squash such speculation, writes Royce Young of CBSSports.com.
- After the Nets move across the river to Brooklyn, Shaquille O'Neal hopes to bring an NBA team to Newark, New Jersey, writes Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger. However, the big man kept mum when pressed for details on how he would make that happen or where the financial support might come from.