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Great Steve Serby Interview with CMA 2 weeks 2 days ago #361653

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Agree that this interview was an absolute pleasure to read and also agree we will never see the like of those two Knick championship teams again. I was 17 for the first championship year and 20 for the second one. Maybe it was partly because it happened in NY but the city had an absolute love affair with those Knicks including the bench players like Riordan, Dave the Rave, Cazzie, Nate Bowman etc. I have fond memories of sneaking into a bar in Manhattan just over the 59th street bridge so we could watch the playoffs games on cable during that first championship year.
Clearly MA's Johnnies won't be the Knicks, but have the feeling they'll play some of the selfless, team oriented basketball that made those Knicks so beloved.
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Great Steve Serby Interview with CMA 2 weeks 2 days ago #361654

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Gréât interview and thank you for posting. You really know what you get with CMA and for me it is an absolute breath of fresh air. No nonsense and you are held accountable for your behaviour both on and off the court. What a novel concept in today’s day and age. Hard work, be the best you can be, be in the best shape , do what it takes to win. I love it.
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Great Steve Serby Interview with CMA 2 weeks 2 days ago #361655

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Monte wrote:

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otis wrote: Old time NY Knick General Manager Eddie Donovan use to say something like ”the best 5 players don’t always win, but the 5 players that play together best generally do win”.


The worst thing that happened to basketball in my time was the NBA’s decision to market players instead of teams, which trickled down into all levels of basketball with the advent of the ridiculous, “this is so and so’s team” identification. My favorite team of all time is the late 60’s/early 70’s Knick teams. No silly “go to” guy but a team of them.
I’m completely with Monte, music to my ears.


Possibly the most unique, incredible and brilliant group of talent on any team in any sport that I've ever seen. And that includes the 73' team which plugged in the great Earl Monroe, and Jerry Lucas. No slouch in his own right. The big question was : could Clyde and The Pearl play together? Not only did they play together, they won a championship. And to The Pearl's credit, he altered his game to fit the team. Think about the brilliant minds on those teams. Dr. Dick Barnett, Senator Bill Bradley, Phil Jackson, Jerry Lucas, and so on. You'll never ever see the likes of that again.


Absolutely, behind Clyde, Earl Monroe is my fave (along with NormVan Lier) simply because of what you wrote about his commitment to fitting in and winning. Monroe is also at the head of a small group of guys who could “flash” but always kept it in the context of the game. Loved me those teams.
I am a huge Geno Auriemma fan and before EVERY game (Uconn and National teams both) he writes 3 givens on the board in the locker room (paraphrasing) - We will be the hardest working team, the smartest team and we will enjoy. For my money, those Knick teams epitomized those three things.
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Great Steve Serby Interview with CMA 2 weeks 2 days ago #361656

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loved the interview. After being at the open practice and the exhibition, I can say he practices what he preaches. This is great interview in that it explains who he is to future recruits and their parents. While CMA's approach might not gather high ranked recruits whose egos match their skills, he will find the five (plus) who play as one team first. I am looking forward to old school basketball (no blood, no foul).
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NCJohnnie wrote: Agree that this interview was an absolute pleasure to read and also agree we will never see the like of those two Knick championship teams again. I was 17 for the first championship year and 20 for the second one. Maybe it was partly because it happened in NY but the city had an absolute love affair with those Knicks including the bench players like Riordan, Dave the Rave, Cazzie, Nate Bowman etc. I have fond memories of sneaking into a bar in Manhattan just over the 59th street bridge so we could watch the playoffs games on cable during that first championship year.
Clearly MA's Johnnies won't be the Knicks, but have the feeling they'll play some of the selfless, team oriented basketball that made those Knicks so beloved.


Those are great memories. My best memory was watching Bernard King in a playoff game when I was 12 and watching the OJ chase interrupt the NBA Championships against the Rockets on my 24th birthday at the Dublin Pub. Very little to cheer about the last 20 seasons.
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NCJohnnie wrote: Agree that this interview was an absolute pleasure to read and also agree we will never see the like of those two Knick championship teams again. I was 17 for the first championship year and 20 for the second one. Maybe it was partly because it happened in NY but the city had an absolute love affair with those Knicks including the bench players like Riordan, Dave the Rave, Cazzie, Nate Bowman etc. I have fond memories of sneaking into a bar in Manhattan just over the 59th street bridge so we could watch the playoffs games on cable during that first championship year.
Clearly MA's Johnnies won't be the Knicks, but have the feeling they'll play some of the selfless, team oriented basketball that made those Knicks so beloved.


Those are great memories. My best memory was watching Bernard King in a playoff game when I was 12 and watching the OJ chase interrupt the NBA Championships against the Rockets on my 24th birthday at the Dublin Pub. Very little to cheer about the last 20 seasons.


That was the night of my bachelor party. Actually my 3rd one lol. My buddy’s and I were at Mickey Mantle’s watching the game when they cut to the chase. No pun. Crazy night for a lot of reasons ha.
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Monte wrote:

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NCJohnnie wrote: Agree that this interview was an absolute pleasure to read and also agree we will never see the like of those two Knick championship teams again. I was 17 for the first championship year and 20 for the second one. Maybe it was partly because it happened in NY but the city had an absolute love affair with those Knicks including the bench players like Riordan, Dave the Rave, Cazzie, Nate Bowman etc. I have fond memories of sneaking into a bar in Manhattan just over the 59th street bridge so we could watch the playoffs games on cable during that first championship year.
Clearly MA's Johnnies won't be the Knicks, but have the feeling they'll play some of the selfless, team oriented basketball that made those Knicks so beloved.


Those are great memories. My best memory was watching Bernard King in a playoff game when I was 12 and watching the OJ chase interrupt the NBA Championships against the Rockets on my 24th birthday at the Dublin Pub. Very little to cheer about the last 20 seasons.


That was the night of my bachelor party. Actually my 3rd one lol. My buddy’s and I were at Mickey Mantle’s watching the game when they cut to the chase. No pun. Crazy night for a lot of reasons ha.


Man, you got reprieves from the governor twice and still still went back for more!! Hopefully the third time was the charm, or was it a Cousin Vinny passing the bar? Don’t answer that ;) ;) ;)

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Logen wrote:

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NCJohnnie wrote: Agree that this interview was an absolute pleasure to read and also agree we will never see the like of those two Knick championship teams again. I was 17 for the first championship year and 20 for the second one. Maybe it was partly because it happened in NY but the city had an absolute love affair with those Knicks including the bench players like Riordan, Dave the Rave, Cazzie, Nate Bowman etc. I have fond memories of sneaking into a bar in Manhattan just over the 59th street bridge so we could watch the playoffs games on cable during that first championship year.
Clearly MA's Johnnies won't be the Knicks, but have the feeling they'll play some of the selfless, team oriented basketball that made those Knicks so beloved.


Those are great memories. My best memory was watching Bernard King in a playoff game when I was 12 and watching the OJ chase interrupt the NBA Championships against the Rockets on my 24th birthday at the Dublin Pub. Very little to cheer about the last 20 seasons.


That was the night of my bachelor party. Actually my 3rd one lol. My buddy’s and I were at Mickey Mantle’s watching the game when they cut to the chase. No pun. Crazy night for a lot of reasons ha.


Man, you got reprieves from the governor twice and still still went back for more!! Hopefully the third time was the charm, or was it a Cousin Vinny passing the bar? Don’t answer that ;) ;) ;)


Knowing Monte I think he meant 3 bachelor parties :)

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NCJohnnie wrote: Agree that this interview was an absolute pleasure to read and also agree we will never see the like of those two Knick championship teams again. I was 17 for the first championship year and 20 for the second one. Maybe it was partly because it happened in NY but the city had an absolute love affair with those Knicks including the bench players like Riordan, Dave the Rave, Cazzie, Nate Bowman etc. I have fond memories of sneaking into a bar in Manhattan just over the 59th street bridge so we could watch the playoffs games on cable during that first championship year.
Clearly MA's Johnnies won't be the Knicks, but have the feeling they'll play some of the selfless, team oriented basketball that made those Knicks so beloved.


Those are great memories. My best memory was watching Bernard King in a playoff game when I was 12 and watching the OJ chase interrupt the NBA Championships against the Rockets on my 24th birthday at the Dublin Pub. Very little to cheer about the last 20 seasons.


That was the night of my bachelor party. Actually my 3rd one lol. My buddy’s and I were at Mickey Mantle’s watching the game when they cut to the chase. No pun. Crazy night for a lot of reasons ha.


Man, you got reprieves from the governor twice and still still went back for more!! Hopefully the third time was the charm, or was it a Cousin Vinny passing the bar? Don’t answer that ;) ;) ;)


Knowing Monte I think he meant 3 bachelor parties :)


Thanks for clearing that up, in that case, I have to admire the mans stamina!!

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Great Steve Serby Interview with CMA 2 weeks 1 day ago #361709

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I thought Coach Anderson’s comments about Chris Mullin , the Coach and Chris Mullin, the Player were very Classy .

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