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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Free agency signings lack fireworks, but add depth

Phil Jackson Before the dawn of each NBA free agency frenzy, the hopes are always high amongst the league’s fan bases. This summer all eyes were on LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe—throughout the league and especially in New York, where Phil Jackson sits atop his Madison Square Garden throne, attempting to reinvigorate a franchise that basically just treated...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  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
29 days 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
June 26, 2015  |  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
June 22, 2015  |  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

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

Jerry Krause: Phil Jackson took Knicks job ‘for the money’

Former Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause says there is only one reason Phil Jackson took the Knicks job. Check that: He believes there are $60 million reasons Phil took the job. Krause, who was GM of the Bulls during Phil’s successful tenure as the team’s coach in the ’90s (and has a testy relationship with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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