HoopsHype Glen Grunwald rumors

June 4, 2013 Updates

Two weeks ago, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said he expected Kidd to return and a source said he was genuinely surprised when Kidd informed him over the weekend. Last Thursday, Kidd said leaving money on the table was not an issue in determining whether to play on. “There’s a lot different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said Thursday. “I got to be honest with myself. I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.’’ New York Post

June 3, 2013 Updates
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Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald thought Mike Woodson should have won Coach of the Year this season. So he is hardly listening to fan and media complaints that Woodson had a bad playoff. Woodson, 55, finished third in the Coach of the Year voting, won 54 games, the Atlantic Division title and the Eastern Conference’s second seed. Woodson’s regular-season record as Knicks coach is 72-34, but critics point to his playoff miscues. He never has been out of the second round in eight seasons as a head coach with the Knicks and Hawks. The naysayers knock Woodson for his misuse of rookie Chris Copeland, his blind allegiance to slumping J.R. Smith, his insistence on forcing a rusty Amar’e Stoudemire into the rotation midstream and ignoring 3-point ace Steve Novak versus Indiana. New York Post

“I think Woody did a great job,’’ said Grunwald, an Indiana classmate of Woodson’s. “I think he’s my coach of the year still, although he finished third. He did an excellent job this year. We wound up where we didn’t want to be — out of the playoffs. We all have to take a look at ourselves from the front office to the coaching staff to the players.’’ New York Post

Anyone else think it seemed odd that Glen Grunwald seemed more convinced Jason Kidd would be back than J.R. Smith? Speaking of Kidd, he stressed the positive exit interview - but as Frank Isola tweeted earlier - I still would not be surprised if Kidd looked for a buyout for a lesser role with a contender to finish his career. Sulia

May 21, 2013 Updates

Grunwald stopped sort of guaranteeing the Knicks will re-sign J.R. Smith but said his policy this offseason is not to say specifically they will definitely re-sign a player, probably because of the Jeremy Lin fiasco. Grunwald sounded as if Smith was in the plans. “In general it’s best to maintain continuity,’’ Grunwald said, “with the same core group together. I’m not going to comment on any individual player because we’re not finished with our evaluation. I don’t think you should read that one way or another. I don’t think it would be fair to say , yeah, we really want him back.’’ New York Post

Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said Jason Kidd gave him no indication he was retiring. “We had a great meeting with Jason yesterday,’’ Grunwald said in a end-of-season press conference with the media. “He was a big part of our success and we look forward to having him back next year.’ New York Post

May 16, 2013 Updates
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"Glen Grunwald is a great guy and very well-respected throughout the league," an Eastern Conference executive said. "Every team has their own way of doing things. The Knicks, they do things a little differently." That different approach has meant that Grunwald is a ghost in New York. Bergen Record

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman scales towers and jumps from planes for charity when not holding court as the face of the franchise. Billy King has the Nets as one of the most open and transparent teams in the NBA. Grunwald has spoken to the media twice this season — at media day to open camp and in a conference call after the trade deadline when he was greeted by one reporter with, "Is this really you, Glen?" Bergen Record

April 15, 2013 Updates
April 12, 2013 Updates

NY_KnicksPR: April 12, 2013 – EVP, Basketball Operations & GM Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has waived forward/center Kurt Thomas. Twitter

February 22, 2013 Updates

Asked about Stoudemire’s odd status as a $100 million player playing 20-plus minutes, Grunwald said, “Salary doesn’t matter. We need to come up with a formula that will be successful. If that’s Amar’e coming off the bench, that’s great. If Coach Woodson decides to change that, it’s all about trying to win here. Amar’e has been wonderful in that regard, a true professional and great teammate. ... I think he’s moving as well as ever.’’ New York Post

February 21, 2013 Updates

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