Steve Popper

Portland should've played Drazen Petrovic more.

Brian Mahoney

#Spurs might get another shot at LeBron and the #Heat, if they can survive the rugged West. bigstory.ap.org/article/can-sp…

Ian Begley

Tyson Chandler says #Knicks need to establish 'winning culture' & talks about "disconnect" between coaches & players: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Steve Popper

Knicks had their own Jordan Rule - on the whiteboard the letters "FMJ" - which you can figure out.

Scott Cacciola

And JR got in trouble for untying shoelaces!

Steve Popper

Of course, nice thing about covering Daly, Fitch, JVG was being able to learn a lot from them. Not so much of that allowed w/Knicks now.

Steve Popper

I'm old - but feel very privileged to have covered teams coached by Chuck Daly, Jeff Van Gundy, Bill Fitch and Pat Riley. Oh, and Cal.

Steve Popper

Carmelo Anthony has a decision to make - and even as he loves NY hints laid out today don't sound good for Knicks: bit.ly/1hZRQgm

Alan Hahn

Admit it, you'd love a Laimbeer on your team. Any star would. But in today's game, where everyone is friends? Not sure.

Chris Herring

I feel ignorant and young as ever for not even knowing about that comment about Bird. Had never heard it.

Steve Popper

I'd imagine Kevin Garnett is watching this Bad Boys 30 for 30 and asking J-Kidd, "So wait, I can punch guys in the head in the playoffs?"

Alan Hahn

Today, Isiah would be dubbed a guy who "can't win" and movement to fire Daly would rage into the offseason. Instead, they grew from it.

Alan Hahn

Think about the bad pass by Isiah, Laimbeer doesn't come to ball and Daly laments failure to call timeout. Then think of Twitter reacting.

Steve Popper

I thought Knicks and Bulls games were rough during the JVG era - but with Bad Boys, punching guys in the head not an ejectable offense.

Steve Popper

Watching Bad Boys on ESPN. Let's just say the game was refereed different. But despite the fouls, know this - @Rick Mahorn is a great guy.

Alan Hahn

Parrish slugs Laimbeer twice in the face. Cleans his clock. "There were not ejections."

Chris Herring

Trying to imagine how LeBron would react to a hard foul from Laimbeer or Mahorn. **does not compute**

Alan Hahn

LAIMBEER. cold blooded.

Scott Cacciola

Johnny Most. Just the best ever.

Alan Hahn

Dennis Rodman is the definition of high motor.

Alan Hahn

Laimbeer, man. The perfect villain. Cobra Kai level. #BadBoys @30for30

Ian Begley

Tyson Chandler says "there was probably was some disconnect" between #Knicks players & coaches. "Probably some misunderstanding," he said.

Ian Begley

Amar'e says #Knicks need to add "pros" to the roster. "Pros are the guys who actually focus in on becoming a better basketball player."

Ian Begley

Tyson says #Knicks "have to be on the same page" to win next year. "I think that’s the biggest key ... Got to establish a winning culture."

Jonah Ballow

They are broken in parts but full exit interview videos from Melo, Amar'e, & Chandler are live on KnicksNow.com right now.

Jonah Ballow

On national high 5 day, I feel like we must look back at The Awkward Handshake youtube.com/watch?v=n6ReUx…

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony calls the #Knicks' season a 'failure' & talks about his exit interview with Phil Jackson here: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Jonah Ballow

What did @Carmelo Anthony say at his exit interview? Find out here, part 2 on.knicks.com/1neB6K5 http://t.co/Md8B74YAY1

Al Iannazzone

Melo: 'I want to come back, but I also want to win' nwsdy.li/1iuy7tG

Carmelo Anthony

Went down to Brooklyn last night and had to stop by and see those @JordanClassic guys. #TakeFlightJBC http://t.co/Olb1iSHJGN

Steve Popper

Carmelo said he wants to stay. And he wants to go...win...get money...not care about money: bit.ly/1hZRQgm sulia.com/c/basketball/f…

Chris Herring

Melo: "I want to come back. But I also want to win." Says he's not interested in a rebuild. Our quick story: online.wsj.com/news/articles/…

Jonathan Abrams

This Gladwell article from 2011 on 'psychic benefits' of NBA ownership pairs nicely with today's @billsimmons story es.pn/1gEv3XS

Marc Berman

Carmelo Anthony says "wants to stay'' after hearing Jackson's wisdom but still hasn't heard definitive winning plan nyp.st/1j86GCK

Jared Zwerling

What heats up between the regular season ending & playoffs starting? A whole lotta fashion ... Here's my inside look: bleacherreport.com/articles/20314…

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony throws his support behind embattled #Knicks coach Mike Woodson. More here, via @NotoriousOhm: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Cole Aldrich

Need a good restaurant in Midtown. Any suggestions??

Chris Herring

Offered a "Why the Knicks were so bad" story to my editor earlier in the wk. He asked, "What is there to say that you haven't already said?"

Ian Begley

#Knicks F Carmelo Anthony on his pending free agency: "I want to come back, but I want to win." Details here: espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

Howard Beck

Best playoff game I've seen live: Game 5 of the 2004 WC semis, Lakers vs. Spurs. What was yours? Use hashtag #BestGameIEverSaw

Ian Begley

I agree with Tyson Chandler. The #Knicks had enough talent to contend this season. I don't see why they can't be a playoff team next year.

Jared Zwerling

The best playoff game I've ever seen live: Game 3 of the 1997 East finals. What was yours? #BestGameIEverSaw

Ian Begley

#Knicks Opening Tip: If Mike Woodson's out, who's in? We take a look at three potential replacements here: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Scott Cacciola

*sits down to write opus* http://t.co/bo9ccY3vvw

Scott Cacciola

I think my favorite part of today's proceedings was Carmelo referencing himself as "financially stable."

Steve Popper

I'm just hoping that one of the writers asks Masai Ujiri about Berman's "Take that, Masai Ujiri."

Chris Herring

I mean, I think it says quite a bit. MT @njgiants80: @Chris Herring Woodson wasnt there for exit interviews. Is that a sign he is being fired?

Chris Herring

Nope; it was just Melo, Chandler & Stoudemire. MT @cheifgonzo: @Chris Herring Are Phil or Woody going to be making statements today?

Scott Cacciola

Asked if Knicks could make these changes with Woodson as coach, Tyson said: "I feel like everybody has to go back and look in the mirror."

Steve Popper

Seeing @BruceBeck4NY help a young, competing broadcaster I feel guilty about making fun of Berman this season. Ah, no I don't.

Ian Begley

Carmelo seemed to be getting emotional when offering his support for Mike Woodson & talking about the disappointment of this season. #Knicks

Scott Cacciola

Tyson basically said the team needed to make wholesale schematic changes -- offense, defense.

Steve Popper

By the way, it's a little disappointing how little regard Melo has for an extra $30 million when I'm sweating $30.00.

Al Iannazzone

Tyson Chandler said the Knicks need a "winning culture." He wasn't as effusive in his support for Mike Woodson as Melo was.

Scott Cacciola

Amar'e Stoudemire says the team needs "pros." Tyson Chandler says the team needs "winning culture."

Marc Berman

Tyson Chandler says it's not about shuffling personnel but establishing a "winning culture.'' By that means championship culture.

Scott Cacciola

Melo: Wants to stay. Wants to evaluate options. Wants to win. Rehabbing shoulder. Likes Woody. Embarrassed by season. Wore red hat.

Marc Berman

Melo after exit meeting with Phil: "Wants to stay'', doesn't want to rebuild but sez "grass isn't always greener'' nyp.st/1j86GCK

Steve Popper

It wasn't here - Irving's office. @Al Iannazzone: @Scott Cacciola You had to look that up because you know and I know that you weren't here.

Alan Hahn

Melo has been consistent all year about his situation. Always said preference is to stay. However, due diligence in FA is important.

Chris Herring

Chandler says he'd be in favor of a lot of things changing schematically, on offense and especially on defense.

Ian Begley

Carmelo on returning to #Knicks: "If we can put ourselves in position to at least compete at a high level ... then I’m willing to stay."

Chris Herring

Chandler: "I feel like teams with way less talent made the playoffs" over us

Chris Herring

Chandler says he wont talk with Carmelo this summer abt his FA decision. Says that's for Carmelo and his family to do.

Carmelo Anthony

S/O to the future of basketball playing at the @JordanClassic #TBT sprts.is/cajbc174 http://t.co/QuEr7J2UjJ

Al Iannazzone

Basically Carmelo Anthony said he wants to come back, but he doesn't know if he's coming back.

Jonah Ballow

"I'm a fast learner" @Amare Stoudemire joked about working out w/ Hakeem again. He added, "I absorb it & it becomes a part of me."

Scott Cacciola

More Melo on $: "The contract will be the contract regardless. I like to consider myself financially stable."

Scott Cacciola

Melo on $: "Yes, we play the sport to make money. Let’s be quite frank. But at this point in my career, I’m not concerned about the money."

Chris Herring

And yes -- I found it funny that Amare said hes learned more from Woodson defensively than any other coach. Only other coach he's had is MDA

Ian Begley

Amar'e Stoudemire said he spoke with Steve Mills & Phil Jackson in exit interviews today. He said he didn't see Mike Woodson at the facility

Scott Cacciola

Stoudemire says Phil Jackson and Steve Mills conducting exit interviews. Mike Woodson not involved, apparently.

Steve Popper

Now we see why Woodson didn't want to comment on exit interviews - Phil and Steve Mills conducted them.

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e said he hasn't seen Mike Woodson today. Phil Jackson and Steve Mills did the exit interviews.

Chris Herring

Amare says definitively that he hasn't seen Woodson today; further evidence that Woodson wasnt involved in exit interviews

Chris Herring

Amare says he realizes that Woodson is under fire, but that he's learned more defensively under Woodson than any coach he's had.

Chris Herring

Woodson declined comment yesterday on whether he'd be involved in exit meetings. Now sounds as if he wasn't involved today.

Chris Herring

Amare suggests that Woodson wasnt involved in exit interviews today -- just spoke w Phil Jackson and GM Steve Mills.

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony sounded absolutely tormented about not being in the playoffs. Said he's been losing sleep.

Jonah Ballow

"For me, I feel like I'm just starting to play my best basketball" -- @Carmelo Anthony at #Knicks exit interview

Jonah Ballow

"It's motivating to me, it's inspiring to me" @Carmelo Anthony on @Amare Stoudemire's resurgence this season #Knicks

Frank Isola

For you hat-ologists, this was Carmelo the day after last season while getting the John Gotti treatment from a friend http://t.co/XCng6IYTmh

Steve Popper

Goth Melo: The messed up thing is we dug ourselves a huge grave coming into the season, losing games that come back to haunt us right now.

Steve Popper

Melo is brilliant at covering every side: I want to come back. But I also want to win.

Jonah Ballow

.@Carmelo Anthony referred to Mike Woodson as a "father figure" & "friend" & "I have nothing bad to say about Mike Woodson" #Knicks

Chris Herring

Carmelo's red hat also said "NY" right across the front of it, for what it's worth.

Frank Isola

This could be Carmelo's last press conference as a Knick. (I'm making it dramatic since we all know he'll be back). http://t.co/Cn6x9YKysi

Jonah Ballow

.@Carmelo Anthony said he started the rehab process on his shoulder (torn labrum) yesterday. #Knicks

Frank Isola

Carmelo was wearing a red baseball cap as he spoke with reporters.....Bulls red if you will.

Steve Popper

Melo said if the plan is to build for 2015 he can't be a part of another losing season.

Frank Isola

Carmelo was getting choked up as he talked about not making the playoffs and about what Mike Woodson means to him. Very emotional.

Steve Popper

Melo said he would support Woodson coming back to Knicks. Of course, that doesn't mean he would be playing for him.

Steve Popper

Melo said he's financially stable - "At this point in my career it’s about winning. Nothing else even matters."

Jonah Ballow

.@Carmelo Anthony did say he wants to come back be also said he wants to win. He added that he'll take time to evaluate FA over summer.

Al Iannazzone

Melo said he played some of the best ball of his career under Woodson, and spoke highly of him.