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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phil Jackson reportedly does not have opt-out until 2017

There has been some speculation lately that Phil Jackson could leave the New York Knicks to join his partner Jeanie Buss with the Lakers, but that happening this summer may be unlikely. According to the New York Post’s Marc Berman, Jackson does not have the ability to opt out of his contract with the Knicks until 2017. Jackson signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Carmelo Anthony says he's putting his trust in Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson made the surprising decision to fire head coach Derek Fisher, but Carmelo Anthony will not waver in his trust of the legendary head coach and New York Knicks president. ESPN’s Ian Begley notes Anthony admitted while he wasn’t expecting the change, Jackson has to have a plan. “This is something I didn’t see coming, [that] nobody saw coming. So you have to...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson's strange, philosophical message led to hysterical tweets

Knicks president Phil Jackson posted a long, bizarre, philosophical manifesto on Tuesday to explain why he fired coach Derek Fisher and what he's looking for from New York players.The Zen Master's message was filled with head-scratching mumbo jumbo like, "The style of leadership that I've been put in a box with is: transformational as juxtaposed to transactional."Jackson managed...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson tries to explain Fisher firing, just kind of rants instead

Only a day removed from firing his coach, Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to discuss the organization-changing decision he made when deciding to let Derek Fisher walk.Jackson starts on a bit of a harangue regarding his graduate education in philosophy and gets to the basketball stuff later in this lengthy explanation:The second paragraph is where the on-court references...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson justifies firing Fisher with psychology lesson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is of course a philosophical individual who boats a very eccentric — and proven — outlook on coaching and what’s the most effective means to get the most out of one’s players. He’s also something of a social media provocateur, known for posting interesting — if not completely out-there — tweets from time to time. Those two...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson reunion with Lakers possible?

Would Phil Jackson ditch the New York Knicks to return home with the Los Angeles Lakers? It might not be as outlandish as some would think. The Knicks are in a world of hurt right now, having canned head coach Derek Fisher after falling well out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference by way of losing nine out of their last 10 games. This throws Jackson under the spotlight...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson just declared war on the Lakers

Phil Jackson won five championships as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. And even though he's currently President of the New York Knicks, Jackson's complicated relationship with Southern California's most popular sports organization remains very much alive. When Jackson fired Derek Fisher on Monday, it caught most of the NBA by surprise. Sure, Fisher hasn't had much success...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

By Steve DelVecchio 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 earlier this week, Jackson’s...
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
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