There's long been mention of the Knicks heading to Europe for some preseason festivities, and we've finally got some dates and places. Those of you following your team from The Dark Continent (did I get that right?) can, at long last, see what Toney Douglas do in person. From the press release:
NBA Europe Live 2010 will tip off on Oct. 3, when the New York Knicks take on Armani Jeans Milano at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy. AJ Milano, the most titled basketball team in Italy with 25 Italian Championships, four Italian Cups and three European Champions Cups, is the former team of Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari (2006-08) and Knicks Head Coach Mike D'Antoni (1978-90). D'Antoni is the team's all-time leading scorer and went on to coach the team for four seasons (1990-94) winning the Korac Cup in 1993.
The French capital will host the Knicks and Timberwolves for their second contest on Oct.6 at the Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy. This will be the ninth game to feature an NBA team in Paris since 1991. The Knicks last played in Europe in 1990 in Barcelona.
This should be most excellent. The one downside? Alan Hahn hath twat that the Eurotrip means training camp will not be in Saratoga Springs this year. For our purposes, this is a major bummer. Nonetheless, it'll be fun to see Danilo Gallinari in front of a hometown crowd, Bill Walker pounding crepes, and Eddy Curry getting abandoned in the Parisian catacombs.