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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Knicks have put assistant coach Kurt Rambis in charge of their defense in an effort to clean up their most glaring issue amid a 2-4 start.The move, first reported by ESPNs Marc Stein, was made a day after the Knicks allowed 65 second-half points in a home loss to the Utah Jazz. Through six games, the Knicks rank 30th in defensive efficiency and have allowed 109.8 points per game.I just felt that were probably better off with just one voice, so Kurt, we are going to have him be the voice on the defense, coach Jeff Hornacek said.Previously, Hornacek suggested that the responsibility of forming a defensive game plan was shared among his assistants. Now, assistant coaches still will have input but it will be funneled through Rambis, who will in turn communicate it to Hornacek.When asked why Rambis was chosen to coach the defense rather than another assistant, Hornacek said, It couldve been anybody.It couldve been Jerry [Sichting], could have been Corey [Gaines]. We all talk as a coaching staff about the same things, he added. So Kurt had some of these guys last year. Just felt it was better to put him in that.Knicks president Phil Jackson considered hiring Rambis as his full-time head coach last spring after he went 9-19 as an interim coach to end the clubs 32-win season. But Jackson ultimately decided to hire Hornacek, who in turn chose to retain Rambis as an assistant.Rambis was in charge of the Lakers defense when they went to back-to-back NBA Finals (2008, 2009). Those Lakers teams were strong defensively, finishing in the top 10 in defensive efficiency in each season. Rambis also served as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Those clubs struggled on defense, finishing 29th and 30th, respectively, in defensive efficiency.The Knicks worked mostly on defense in Tuesdays practice, specifically practicing their pick-and-roll coverage.After practice, Carmelo Anthony was asked if the players were comfortable with the decision to assign the clubs defense to Rambis.Whether were comfortable with it or not, it is what it is, and we got to buy into that and embrace that, he said. [We have to] just focus in on our schemes and what we want to do and just have kinda a foundation of how we gonna do it and what we gonna do and go by that. tballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Joe-Thomas-Elite-Jersey/" target="_blank">Joe Thomas Youth Jersey .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. tballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Greedy-Williams-Elite-Jersey/" target="_blank">Greedy Williams Browns Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. tballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Sione-Takitaki-Elite-Jersey/" target="_blank">http://www.ftballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Sione-Takitaki-Elite-Jersey/ . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. tballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Bernie-Kosar-Elite-Jersey/" target="_blank">Bernie Kosar Womens Jersey . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph. tballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Jim-Brown-Elite-Jersey/" target="_blank">Jim Brown Youth Jersey . Numbers Game lks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. Ezekiel Elliotts 1,005 rushing yards are the 3rd-most through 9 career games in NFL history. ' ' '