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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony angry over Phil Jackson’s draft moves

The New York Knicks had the No. 4 overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, and Carmelo Anthony was expecting them to do a lot more with it. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Anthony called former teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. — who was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks’ Phil Jackson compares Kristaps Porzingis to Pau Gasol

Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks ended up selecting Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and it came at the disappointment of fans everywhere. He is an intriguing prospect to say the least, but Phil Jackson has received quite a bit of heat because he isn’t as NBA ready as some other prospects that were available. Despite all of the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Porzingis Project: Phil Jackson ties his legacy to a Latvian forward

For the first time in 30 years, the New York Knicks made a selection in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Unlike 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing — the consensus top prize that year, and perhaps the most universally renowned college basketball prospect of all-time — taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick was, well, a contentious choice. When you’re the Knicks — a basketball...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers Have Already Won The 2016 NBA Championship According To Twitter

Once a model for consistency, the Lakers have slowly declined since Phil Jackson’s departure after the 2011 season culminating in the franchise bottoming out last year by posting a sizzling 27-55 record. In fact, the 55 losses were the most in franchise history. Yikes! That hasn’t deterred their overzealous fans from hitching their hopes on [&hellip The post The Lakers Have...
Via No Coast Bias
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 pick, cap space, give Jackson tools to rebuild Knicks

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Had Phil Jackson been discussing his six championships with Chicago, nobody would argue. If he meant the five more he won coaching the Lakers, he'd have been correct. But when he said Tuesday he did a ''great job,'' he was referring to last season, his first as president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks. That's a 17-65 season that was the worst...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson annoyed with LeBron James' traveling

Phil Jackson is not thrilled with the current state of basketball, and the issues he has with today’s game even extend to the best player in the world. In a recent feature for Bleacher Report, Jackson told Howard Beck that the beauty has been taken out of basketball to make it more “individualized.” As an...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

There is more than one specific way to win in the NBA. The Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors all have distinctive, unique styles. Despite those differences they all have something in common – they base the way they play around their talent. Houston puts James Harden in position to maximize his ability to attack the basket and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 25, 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
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