Nets new GM Sean Marks may need GPS

Nets fans and Brooklynites will have to forgive newly minted general manager Sean Marks for slipping up during the opening remarks of his introductory press conference on Friday, where he said he hopes to “capture all that I’ve learned and bring it to New Jersey.” Although he spent 12 years as a self-described “journeyman” player in the NBA and several more as an executive – including the last five apprenticing…

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Without reinforcements, Melo and Knicks fall to Nets 109-98

On second thought, the Knicks may want to cut out all that playoff talk. At this rate they’ll be squeezing out their remaining relevance in early March. Carmelo Anthony’s day started with a call for a playoff push even after Phil Jackson sat on his hands at the trade deadline. It ended with a 109-98 loss to the lowly Nets, a deflating game that included bundles of turnovers and lost…

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Jimmer Fredette to sign 10-day contract with Knicks

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Jimmer Fredette has finally fought his way back into the NBA and will sign with Knicks. It’s finally Jimmer Time. Former NCAA Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette will sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Saturday, sources confirmed from an ESPN report, representing the 26-year-old’s first call-up to the big club after he spent most of the season in the Westchester D-League affiliate. The…

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Brooklyn Nets hire Spurs exec Sean Marks to be GM

Jim Mone/AP Sean Marks It turns out Mikhail Prokhorov knows very well who Sean Marks is. A day after the Nets owner joked about never hearing Marks’ name before, the organization hired Marks Thursday to be its new general manager. Marks had been with the Spurs for five seasons, most recently as assistant general manager. He also was an assistant coach on the 2013-14 NBA title-winning team. “(Marks’) experience on…

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Williams calls for forgiveness, love in eulogy for wife

[embedded content] A contingent of NBA coaches and players attended the funeral of Ingrid Williams on Thursday in Oklahoma City in support of Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams. Williams’ wife died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained in an accident in Oklahoma City after her car was struck head-on by a SUV that crossed the center line after losing control. The other driver also died. Among those at the funeral were…

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Knicks fail to upgrade at point guard at NBA trade deadline

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony doesn’t get any help for the Knicks’ playoff push at NBA trade deadline. Phil Jackson’s one change during trade season was canning Derek Fisher. The Knicks president then stood pat with a roster that needs a small miracle to get back in the playoff hunt. Point guard Jeff Teague represented a top target for New York, but he remained in Atlanta during a trade…

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Rossi says he lost out to Indonesia

American Alexander Rossi said he lost his chance of racing for Manor in Formula One this season because Rio Haryanto’s Indonesian backers offered the team more money. "I always knew going up against a country was going to be impossible,"… More » GPToday.com : Formula 1 News Feed – Recent News

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Ricciardo told to shed weight before F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he has been told by his Red Bull bosses to lose weight ahead of the start of the Formula 1 season, as his team pushes the limits with its new car. Having already lost three kilogrammes since the end of last year,… More » GPToday.com : Formula 1 News Feed – Recent News

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Haryanto Indonesia’s first F1 driver

Rio Haryanto will become Indonesia’s first Formula One driver after signing a deal with Manor Racing, the back-of-the-grid team announced on Thursday. The 23-year-old Haryanto will make his race debut in Australia when the season starts on March… More » GPToday.com : Formula 1 News Feed – Recent News

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F1 2016 pre-season testing driver line-ups

F1 2016 pre-season testing driver line-ups 2016 Formula One new entrant Haas F1 Team has become the first team to confirm the pre-season test driver line-ups. Race drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez will take the duty for Haas F1. Also… More » GPToday.com : Formula 1 News Feed – Recent News

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