Howard Megdal

Selig stays bullish on the Wilpons, come what may:

'Baseball, I've often said, is a social institution'

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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So far, P.J. Carlesimo is no Mike Woodson

 

Carlesimo knows the only way he can stick around is by reviving Williams. One of his first acts as head coach was to sit down with Williams; his message, according to Carlesimo, was straightforward.

“I told him exactly what I needed him to be,” Carlesimo said Tuesday. “I needed him to be Deron Williams.”  

 

Jan. 2, 2013

 
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Amar’e returns, and the Knicks are under construction again

As coach Mike Woodson answered questions less than 90 minutes before tipoff of Tuesday night's game against the Portland Trailblazers, a 105-100 loss, neither he nor anyone in the press room knew what his lineup would be.

Jan. 2, 2013

 
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Meet P.J. Carlesimo, the extremely interim head coach of the Brooklyn Nets

At Thursday afternoon's press event to commemorate the firing of Avery Johnson, Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King answered questions. So did Johnson, even though he wasn't a member of the Brooklyn Nets anymore.

Dec. 28, 2012

 
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How to score without Raymond Felton

The New York Knicks, after their 21-8 start, are entering a new phase of the season.

Dec. 28, 2012

 
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‘Obviously something changed’: Avery Johnson has regrets, and questions

EAST RUTHERFORD—We'd gathered at a location that no longer makes sense to see a coach who was fired for reasons no one outside the Nets organization fully understands.

Dec. 28, 2012

 
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The Nets fire Avery Johnson, November’s coach of the month

When Avery Johnson won N.B.A. Coach of the Month honors, the Nets were 11-4 and looked like Eastern Conference contenders.

Dec. 27, 2012

 
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J.R. Smith and Jason Kidd fill the void, heroically

The New York Knicks faced the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night on the road, knowing that without Carmelo Anthony or Raymond Felton, they'd need other players to assume roles they previously hadn't.

Dec. 27, 2012

 
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The Knicks' off-season is catching up with them

Sometimes, the results on the court deviate greatly from the expected results of an offseason distribution of talent.

Dec. 26, 2012

 
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Right now, no size fits the Nets

Did that win on Sunday over the 76ers mean that coach Avery Johnson and the Nets figured things out, after losing eight of their previous ten games?  

Dec. 26, 2012

 
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A team, and a time, for Scott Hairston

The New York Mets, at the moment, don't have a whole lot to offer to free agents.

Dec. 24, 2012