In early 2010, I joined the Knicks blogosphere with the introduction of KnicksJournal.com.
Though at the time, New York was struggling through the season while being led by the likes of David Lee, Chris Duhon, and Toney Douglas, the future was filled with promise. There were huge question marks surrounding the team’s future plans, but perhaps that was for the best. Entering that summer offseason, the likes of LeBron James and Chris Bosh were set to hit the open market, and the Big Apple represented quite the desirable destination.
Needless to say, with the Knicks poised to make a big splash, there was a great opportunity to jump in and interact with fans, all the while providing my own spin on things and presenting an unique prospective.
Fast-forward to the offseason of 2014, and there are still major question marks surrounding the Knicks, albeit it a couple of different ones. The team found great success following the trade for Carmelo Anthony and the acquisitions of players like Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler. But such an achievement was short-lived, and with Phil Jackson now at the helm, the team will once again look to recapture such success.
Of course, I’ve been along for what has been an interesting ride with KnicksJournal.com the whole way. From dissecting the team on a daily basis, to talking to Knicks’ players and legends, podcasting with famed rapper Phife Dawg, and even sharing in the fun with a handful of celebrity fans, this has been quite the journey.
I’ve taken an immense amount of pride in the work product I’ve put forth, the image I’ve maintained, and the credibility KnicksJournal.com has gained. Taking that all into consideration, it’s with great pleasure that I reveal the next step on my respective path.
Quite proudly, I am joining TheKnicksBlog.com of SportsNet New York (SNY) as the site’s newest Lead Writer. Such an opportunity is one I am very excited to pursue, taking my Knicks coverage to another level while interacting with a new wave of fans and readers alike, during what should prove to be an interesting transitional period for the team.
It’s at this point that I’d like to sincerely thank those who have supported me over these last four plus years. Such a readership’s continued interest and loyalty, as well as the chance to interact, and an opportunity to grow as a writer, has collectively made this an invaluable experience.
Of course, there are also those individuals who deserve special recognition. Among them is Steve Weinman, now a member of the Chicago Bulls’ Basketball Operations staff. As one of my earliest editors, Steve has always encouraged the exploration of exciting and new opportunities.
Much thanks also goes out to Peter Robert Casey, a social media maven who provides constant motivation. As a member of the Knicks’ social media staff during the early days of KnicksNow.com, Peter made it a point to grant up and coming bloggers like me a chance to shine.
As KnicksJournal.com began to gain a following, Tommy Dee was there to offer full support as we continued moving forward. I thank him, not only for his great friendship, but for also establishing what I considered to be a gold standard when it came to blogging about the Knicks.
And lastly (but certainly not least), I owe the most gratitude to my family for their unwavering support and ongoing encouragement throughout.
Needless to say, the opportunity ahead is one that I’m looking forward to. My hope is that those who have supported me will continue to follow my work over at TheKnicksBlog.com. I can now also be followed on Twitter @KeithBSchlosser.
Much love. Thanks again, and see you all on the other side. This is going to be fun.