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Friday, May 9th, 2008

Knicks Put the Moves On D’Antoni

Knicks Rumors & News

It didn’t take long for Donnie Walsh to identify his largest asset in New York: His checkbook.

The meat. While it seems that Suns coach Mike D’Antoni may have not “technically” received an offer from the Knicks, according to ESPN negotiations have advanced to the point that the Knicks on Thursday outlined a lucrative five-year deal in the range of $30 million. If D’Antoni were to accept such an offer, it would make him one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA, right up there with names like Phil Jackson and Pat Riley.

The potatoes. I don’t think I need mention that D’Antoni is not a wart on the fanny of Jackson or Riley, but that’s okay, I don’t think the Knicks are under any delusions to the contrary. Instead, Walsh simply realizes that the only way to snare his top candidate for the position is by the lure of money. The Chicago Bulls are also aggressively pursuing D’Antoni and the coach understandably likes the look of …

Yankees Rumors & News

Is it possible to see David Wells come back to Yankee Stadium one more time? According to the NY Post,Wells wants to come back and Hank Steinbrenner is a fan of his.

Wells went unsigned over the winter but continues to throw to his son’s high school baseball team to keep in shape.

“I’m in shape, I’d just have to fine-tune a couple of things,” Wells said. “I’d need a little bit of time, but not much. Physically I feel fine, real good.”

David pitched for the Bombers from 1997-98 and 2002-2003. In ’98 Wells pitched a perfect game at the Stadium against the Minnesota Twins. He is beloved by most Yankee fans, although David did raise some eyebrows in Yankeeland. He took himself out of Game 4 of the 2003 World Series with a back injury, which forced Joe Torre to put in Jose Contreares in the game for a second consecutive night. That game was lost in extra innings when Torre summoned Jeff Weaver in and he promptly served up the …

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