Knicks once again fail to qualify for the NIT

It has been a rough season for the New York Knickerbockers. Having won just 13 games all year when the invitations were sent out for the NCAA tournament, needless to say, the Knicks did not receive one.

But they had hoped to at least qualify for the NIT which plays it’s semifinal round and championship game at Madison Square Garden…the Knicks home court.

“Our players are devastated, and they should be, because we feel like we are certainly deserving of an NIT berth.” Knicks President Phil Jackson told reporters.

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher felt so strongly that they would be an at large berth that he has sat forward Carmelo Anthony for the past month. “We felt like we had a good RPI and that our strength of schedule would carry us” said Fisher “but the NIT committee is clearly changing the rules.”

“We beat the Nuggets once and the Celtics too.” tweeted Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr “what did we do wrong?”

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