On this date in 1991, the Knicks appointed Pat Riley as their head coach. Riley’s Knicks became one of the league’s most physical teams. After three consecutive playoff ousters at the hands of Michael Jordan’s Bulls, the Knicks topped Chicago without MJ in 1994 to make their first NBA Finals appearance in many years. Soon after, Riley gave his resignation to MSG via fax machine in order to join up with the Heat.
Got a great basketball blog post that you want to see featured on Hoops Rumors? Send it to Zach at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here’s this week’s look around the basketball blogosphere…
- Upside Motor spoke with Canton Charge exec Mike Gansey.
- Rant Sports says the Knicks should pursue Paul Millsap in free agency.
- Zocco’s Modern Life talked about the Hawks’ injury problems.
- Six Championship Drive looked at the free agent stock of Tobias Harris.
- Kingdome of Seattle Sports looked at players in the Finals with Seattle-area connections.
- Legion Report wonders where the Bulls go from here.
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