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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Ohm at Amare presser
Tweets from ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk, from the Amare Stoudemire introduction at Madison Square Garden:
1 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Sign-and-trade for Amar'e did not include players. Trade exception sent to Suns.
12:40 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Donnie Walsh says he has been told that teams that are no longer in running for LeBron will be told shortly before he announces.
12:39 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Knicks did a sign-and-trade with Suns for Amare. Contract still 5 years and around $100-mil according to Stoudemire's agent.
12:28 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
D'Antoni: "We have a plan and that plan is on track. We have taken a big step with Amar'e and we will take another step."
12:25 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Amar'e: "I'm not totally sure what LeBron is going to be doing. We are not sure what his decision will be. We got to wait and see."
12:23 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Amar'e: "When I say the Knicks are back, it is the start of a new era for us." "It is about challenges for me."
12:20 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
D'Antoni: "I know one thing about Amar'e is that if there is a challenge in front of him he will do whatever it takes."
12:19 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Walsh: "Two years ago we set up a plan to ensure flexibility for the franchise and that plan helped us get Amar'e."
12:18 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Donnie Walsh: "This is the first step." Donnie just thanked among others, friends of the Knicks, including Isiah Thomas.
12:17 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Jim Dolan: "It's a big day at Madison Square Garden. Today begins a new era of Knicks basketball."
12:13 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Wonder if Amar'e asked Chris Childs for permission to wear Knicks #1 jersey?
12:12 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Now Amar'e and James Dolan hold up the Stoudemire #1 jersey for photographers. There are flat screens with pic of Amar'e and "STAT CITY."
12:10 p.m.: @NotoriousOHM
Amar'e Stoudemire posing for pictures before press conference with Mike D'Antoni, Donnie Walsh and Allan Houston among other Knicks brass.