Knicks assistants all back

Mike D'Antoni, confirming earlier reports, said on Tuesday that all of his assistant coaches are under contract for next season. That means Herb Williams, Phil Weber, Dan D'Antoni, Kenny Atkinson will all be back. Former Hawks head coach Mike Woodson was brought on as an assistant over the summer, presumably to help shore up the Knicks' defense.

The status of assistants was believed to be tenuous due to the lockout.

CHEF FIRED UP TO JOIN GARDEN: Chef Jeremy Marshall grew up in Manhattan rooting hard for the Rangers and Knicks. So it's a dream come true of sorts for Marshall to have his lobster sandwich will be featured at the Garden.

"It's amazing," said Marshall, the owner of Aquagrill, a fine dining seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in SoHo said. "It's going to be incredible."

Marshall is among some of the biggest names in New York food who will be serving their dishes at the Garden, starting in November and December. Carnegie Deli and Hill Country Barbecue will also be featured.

Said Marshall: "It's going to be special."