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Phil Jackson: Kobe might play for team other than Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is entering his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers and many have assumed based on reports that the legendary player will retire after the year. Not so fast, my friends. Speaking with the media on Friday, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson told reporters that he doesn’t think Kobe will retire yet. What’s more is that he thinks Kobe might play for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson hopes Vujacic can help teach Knicks the triangle

    Knicks president Phil Jackson swears that offseason signee Sasha Vujacic is much more than a legacy play. Jackson, who coached Vujacic in Los Angeles for six seasons, winning back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010 along the way, hopes that the Slovenian guard will be instrumental in schooling the Knicks young guns about the finer points of the triangle offense. “Having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis on 5,000-calorie diet to gain weight

    Kristaps Porzingis desperately wants to dispel the notion that he is too lanky to be a superstar in the NBA, and one of the ways to do that is by eating a lot. How much? Three steaks a day, for starters. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson recently compared Porzingis’ frame to that of NBA draft bust Shawn Bradley. That did not sit well with Porzingis, who knows Jackson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says silly things, but that's okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: JR Smith was traded for 'delinquent behavior'

It appears that the great Phil Jackson’s public persona no longer includes a filter. The New York Knicks executive has been increasingly candid when speaking to the media in recent years—a fact that repeated itself in comments Jackson made for an ESPN piece on the team’s 2014-15 season. And the guy that took most of the hits from Jackson was none other than current free agent...
Via Sportsnaut
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Phil Jackson joined Twitter a little over two years ago, and in doing so opened himself up to the endless criticism professional athletes, coaches and executives are always dealing with. But don’t worry, it doesn’t bother the legendary coach. In fact, he loves it. In a lengthy interview with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson jokes that Jeanie Buss told him to 'destroy' Knicks

Things have gone off the rails so severely for the New York Knicks this season that Phil Jackson relied on some gallows humor to summarize the sorry state of the team. He did so by jokingly suggesting he meant to ruin the team and that Jeanie Buss, his fiancée and Los Angeles Lakers president, put...Read More The post Phil Jackson jokingly says Jeanie Buss told him to ‘destroy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Phil Jackson’s trip to Columbus to watch Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will end up costing the New York Knicks’ president a little more than he expected it to.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Jackson will be fined by the NBA for commenting on the Buckeyes’ star guard, who is technically a “draft-ineligible player.” Russell, a true freshman...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Knicks gave basketball gods heartburn

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is never afraid to take to social media with his opinion of what is happening around his team and the the NBA in general. That didn’t change Sunday after New York fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 18 points at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day. Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their "best" nature and please the...
Via Sportsnaut
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: I'm 'interested' in coaching, but not capable

The future of the New York Knicks is yet to be decided, and is still very much in the air. Such is the situation with new team president Phil Jackson, surrounding whether or not he will give coaching one last go. And it seems Jackson’s decision may come down to his health, rather than his desire to coach...
Via The Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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