Today Amar’e Stoudemire was one of five men who accepted their 2011 “Father of the Year” award from the National Father’s Day Council. The other four men awarded were Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone Geoffrey Canada, President of Lord and Taylor’s Brendan Hoffman and AT&T chairman Randall Stephenson. All five men accepted their awards today at the Sheridan Hotel on 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd street. Congrats to Amar’e who has thrived both on and off the court in New York City. He continues to prove his worth as a contributing member of society as a great and articulate man as well as a leader and role model for youth everywhere.
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Today Marc Stein of ESPN reported that Mavs assistant Dwane Casey is now the favorite for the Toronto Raptors head coaching job. How is this relevant to the Knicks? The former favorite for the Toronto job, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, has been rumored with the Knicks. Frank has been a great defensive coach in this league and spent some time around the Knicks last offseason before being hired in Boston. He would be a perfect fit for a team transitioning away from their fast paced game. Nobody draws up a better half court defense than Lawrence Frank. Frank has spoken with Detroit who also has a head coaching vacancy but my fingers are crossed that he’s still available after all the head spots have been filled. In the Knicks search for a defensive coordinator, no man is more perfect for the job than Lawrence Frank and I am holding out lots of hope that we get him. As Dallas has shown, defense wins championship and few are better at coaching defense than Lawrence Frank.