HoopsHype Darrell Walker rumors

May 16, 2013 Updates

Off to the side of the Knicks’ practice court yesterday, standing in a corner outside the locker room, J.R. Smith was talking to reporters when assistant coach Darrell Walker chimed in. “Got your back to the corner, huh, young fella?” Walker said. “You know what happens when they back a dog in the corner?” “Oh, I know,” a cheerful Smith replied. “We’re gonna find out.” New York Post

May 11, 2013 Updates

The list of known candidates for the Pistons' coaching vacancy, currently at four, appears poised to swell to five. Sources say that Knicks assistant coach Darrell Walker will soon get an interview for the position vacated by Lawrence Frank. The Pistons have already interviewed the available Nate McMillan, Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter, Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer and Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. ESPN.com

May 3, 2013 Updates
March 24, 2013 Updates

On the day Ray Williams passed away, was it karma or coincidence Micheal Ray Richardson was on the Knicks’ scene Friday night at Air Canada Centre? The Knicks drafted Williams with the 10th pick in 1977 to be Walt Frazier’s successor. Williams and backcourt mate Richardson were supposed to lead the Knicks back to the promised land. Last night, the Garden held a moment of silence for Williams and original Knick, Bud Palmer. Never worked out that way. “I’m real sad,’’ Richardson told The Post Friday night while watching the Knicks beat the Raptors. “He and I were like brothers.’’ Williams died yesterday after battling colon cancer at Sloane Kettering Hospital at age 58. Richardson is living in Canada, coaching the nearby London Lightning of the NBL, and had stopped by to visit his former teammates, Knicks coach Mike Woodson and assistant Darrell Walker. New York Post

July 31, 2012 Updates

“A lot of different teams were reaching out to me and I was weighing my options,” Brewer said to HOOPSWORLD. “At the end of the day, it didn’t come down to money. It came down to the best situation for me, as a person and as a player. I wanted to go somewhere I could win and have success. I wanted to go to a situation where playing basketball would be fun and I would enjoy doing it. You can go to a team that’s not as a good so that you thrive a little bit more, even though you’re losing, but that’s not fun to me. I wanted to go to a place where I could win.” “From day one, the Knicks were on me and my agent,” Brewer said. “I had some relationships with people in the organization. Darrell Walker, one of the assistant coaches, and Damon Jones, who works in the front office, both went to Arkansas and they reached out to me. Coach Woodson reached out to me and the GM reached out to me as well. I felt like they really wanted me and I was an important target for their team, maybe the missing piece for them to be successful. It felt good to have the coaches and management reach out to me and recruit me.” HoopsWorld

May 10, 2012 Updates

Amar'e Stoudemire was back at the scene of his crime, and some Knicks wouldn't let him live down what he did the last time he was here. Rookie Josh Harrellson called Stoudemire "The Extinguisher." Assistant coach Darrell Walker pulled out an autographed copy of a newspaper with Stoudemire on it, leaving AmericanAirlines Arena with his left arm in a sling and his left hand heavily wrapped from punching a fire extinguisher in frustration after Game 2. Newsday

March 30, 2012 Updates
March 16, 2012 Updates

Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson is close to hiring former Knicks point guard Darrell Walker as an assistant coach, according to two sources. Walker played point guard for the Knicks for three seasons between 1983 and 1986 after being their first-round pick (12th) out of Arkansas and made the All-Rookie team. Woodson is also a former Knicks first-rounder. New York Post

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