The New York Knicks clinched a National Basketball Association division for the first time in 19 seasons with a 120-99 victory over the Washington Wizards that pushed their winning streak to 13 games.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points and the New York Knicks defeated Orlando 96-80 after Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters that center Dwight Howard wants him fired.
The Orlando Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy and said General Manager Otis Smith will not return following a season marked by a trade request by center Dwight Howard and a loss in the first round of the playoffs.
Jacque Vaughn was hired as coach of the Orlando Magic as the team deals with disgruntled All-Star center Dwight Howard.
The Orlando Magic signed coach Stan Van Gundy to a contract extension through the 2012-13 season, the National Basketball Association team said in a statement.
James Dolan is enjoying a triple success story as chairman of the Madison Square Garden Co., less than a year after being vilified by New York Knicks fans.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ hiring of Mike D’Antoni as coach indicates Kobe Bryant’s influence with team management is waning, said Steve Mills, a former president of Madison Square Garden sports.
The hiring of Mike D’Antoni as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers shows that Kobe Bryant’s influence with team management is waning, said Steve Mills, a former president of Madison Square Garden sports.
The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are repeating a past National Basketball Association Finals matchup as the league sits on the edge of another recurrence -- a work stoppage.
The New York Knicks’ best eight-game start in 19 seasons is building buzz at Madison Square Garden that may surpass last year’s Linsanity, according to league analysts and sports merchandisers.