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Joakim Noah: 'We didn’t lose all those games because of Phil Jackson'

With injuries, a drug suspension, and ineffective play, it’s safe to say that Joakim Noah’s first season with the New York Knicks did not go according to plan. Noah is all too aware of that. Speaking on “The Truth Barrel” podcast, Noah also expressed regret that his poor play helped get Phil Jackson fired.“It’s tough, man, because I got a lot of love and respect for Phil...
Via Sportsnaut
August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Kenyon Martin slams Joakim Noah: ‘That boy sucks’

Kenyon Martin does not think much of New York Knicks center Joakim Noah.The former NBA player ripped Noah — and Knicks president Phil Jackson — in a Friday interview with Hot 97.Martin first took aim at Jackson, criticizing his talent evaluation — which led to him unloading on Noah, the Knicks’ $72 million bust.“Picking talent? That ain’t his strong suit, as you can tell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violation of NBA’s anti-drug policy

A bad season just got worse for New York Knicks big man Joakim Noah.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported late on Friday that Noah has been suspended for 20 games due to a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy. The former Defensive Player of the Year is said to have tested positive for a banned over-the-counter supplement.Noah, 32, was averaging 5.0 points, 8.7 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah’s contract is becoming worst deal in NBA

The New York Knicks have a Joakim Noah problem. New York perplexed the basketball world when news broke the team signed center Joakim Noah to a four-year, $72 million deal. The dollar amount was hard to take in, even with the insane contracts given out. Knicks prez Phil Jackson envisioned the 31-year-old as a versatile big man, capable of locking down the paint, making good passes...
Via The Comeback
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Noah skips dinner at West Point because he's anti-war

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah chose not to attend a team dinner with US Army cadets and a retired colonel on Thursday night because he is against the idea of war. Noah told reporters on Friday that he received permission from head coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the event. “It’s hard for me a little bit – I have a lot of respect for the kids here fighting — but it’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah on joining Knicks: ‘I want to make the city proud’

Joakim Noah can feel the excitement and pressure of arriving in New York to play for the title-deprived Knicks. “There’s definitely a buzz in the city. I think it’s on us to make it work,” Noah said, via the New York Daily News. “Winning in the Garden, I’m not gonna get a feeling like that anywhere else. I’m not here to just get a check and be happy. I want to be an...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah is ‘high priority’ for Bulls in free agency

So much for the Chicago Bulls letting Joakim Noah walk in free agency this summer. The Bulls didn’t look like a team wanting to bring back Noah, now 31 years old. He had already been relegated to a cheerleader role with Pau Gasol manning the middle, so better to cut ties and use the cap space to upgrade somewhere else. Noah seemed ready to leave, too, asking for more playing time...
Via The Sports Daily
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah approached Fred Hoiberg about a role on the bench

In the lead up to the 2015-16 NBA season, there was a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls and whether former All-Star Joakim Noah would accept his new role as a reserve after being the team's starting center for his entire career.Prior to Chicago's blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg discussed the Noah situation with Grantland's Zach...
Via Yardbarker
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg once mocked Joakim Noah on Twitter

By Steve DelVecchio Fred Hoiberg is expected to be announced as the next coach of the Chicago Bulls in the near future, and he may have to have an awkward conversation - if he hasn’t already - with Joakim Noah at some point. On Sunday, The Score dug up an old tweet that Hoiberg sent in which he mocked Noah for his poor shooting form. Look away kids! pic.twitter.com/5TLECVJb7u...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardale Jones continues Twitter assault on Joakim Noah

By Vincent Frank Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones isn’t necessarily afraid to rattle some cages. In what has been a continuing feud between Jones and Chicago Bulls big man Joakim Noah, the former decided to take on Noah as Chicago was hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. I see @JoakimNoah ain't here to block shots, get dunked on...
Via Sportsnaut
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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