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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carmelo needs to quiet down and let Phil Jackson do his job

Be careful what you wish for, Carmelo Anthony. You just might get it. Anthony reiterated his manifesto during last week’s Gillette Publicity Tour that he wants Knicks president Phil Jackson to interview more coaching candidates — not just stick with the status quo with triangle guru Kurt Rambis. So Jackson and general manager Steve Mills...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

Luke Walton is playing by his own rules as Lakers new head coach

Luke Walton has been named the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for less than 24 hours, but he’s already made some definitive statements about how he’s going to run his new squad. Walton will not run the triangle offense as the Lakers' coach. It's not the "most appropriate" offense for personnel they have, he said. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) April 30, 2016 ...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson didn’t have permission to interview Luke Walton

Steve Kerr put Phil Jackson on muted blast Monday regarding assistant coach Luke Walton, who may or may not have interviewed for the New York Knicks coaching job over the weekend. The Golden State Warriors head coach made it clear that Jackson did not have permission to interview Walton, if indeed that’s what happened, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. For what it’s worth...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson thinks Walton will stay with Warriors

It sounds as if you can cross one name off the list of potential New York Knicks head coaches. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Phil Jackson has told people within the Knicks organization that he believes Luke Walton will remain in his post as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors instead of coaching the Knicks. It is unclear whether Walton is simply rejecting the Knicks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson blasts media reports on coaching search

Phil Jackson put the media on blast Monday morning in regards to his potential coaching search with the New York Knicks. Press accounts of coaching actions are untrue. Nobody has been asked nobody said no. — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 18, 2016 The line “Nobody has been asked nobody said no” must be in direct response to the rumor that Jackson interviewed Golden...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson: Media hurting Knicks’ chances of signing free agents

The New York Knicks might have trouble attracting big-name free agents this offseason because they have won just 49 games over the past two seasons combined. But if you ask Phil Jackson, the media isn’t doing the team any favors in that department. Jackson gave reporters a hard time on Friday about making New York a less attractive destination. Ian Begley of ESPN.com noted that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson ‘badly’ wants to leave Knicks for Lakers

There have been rumors floating around for a while now that Phil Jackson isn’t completely sold on staying with the New York Knicks on a long-term basis. His heart remains in Los Angeles, where fiancée Jeanie Buss lives and works. Two new reports have emerged that indicate this is more than just smoke. First, Michael Grange of Sportsnet wrote this over the weekend: “...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson congratulates Warriors, says go break record

The Golden State Warriors’ pursuit of 73 wins has now been blessed by the Zen Master himself. Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate the Warriors on earning their single season record-tying 72nd win by defeating the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night and proceeded to tell them to go break the record by getting win No. 73. Way-to-Go!! Congrats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson will not coach any Knicks games

Phil Jackson has no plans of coaching the New York Knicks next season — not even at Madison Square Garden. Charley Rosen, Jackson’s close friend and former assistant, told Marc Berman of the New York Post that there is a “zero percent” chance Jackson will coach any Knicks games in the future. “Phil said it’s absolutely not true — there’s no chance he’s going to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson talks point guard strategy for Knicks

The New York Knicks need a point guard. Phil Jackson needs a point guard. It’s a point most with knowledge about the NBA can agree upon. Jose Calderon and his 7.6 points and 4.1 assists per game isn’t cutting it, nor is anyone on the depth chart behind him. New York hasn’t had a point to run the offense with force all season. It’s the reason the team fell out of the playoff...
Via The Sports Daily
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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