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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Knick-knacks: Coaching staff, training camp, D-League roster

A few recent Knick-knacks to cover… 1. The Knicks have their coaching staff! The Knicks have, seemingly, nailed down their coaching staff for the upcoming season. With Phil Jackson acolyte Kurt Rambis already in tow as Derek Fisher’s apparent top assistant, the Knicks brought on a few other P-Jax disciples, one being Jim Cleamons, who was rumored by some to have a shot at the...
Via Turn On The Knicks
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe

Phil Jackson said Dwight Howard left because of Kobe Bryant This may not be ground-breaking news anymore as most people pegged this to be the reason for Dwight Howard’s departure from the Los Angeles Lakers, but Phil Jackson cleared up any gray area there might have been. The Zen Master, in his new book, states that Howard had no interest coming back to the Lakers once Kobe told...
Via Pass The Pill
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers Were Looking For Long-Term Coach In Hiring D'Antoni

In an update to Phil Jackson's autobiography, he outlines how talks to return to the Los Angeles Lakers in November of 2012 unraveled. Jackson was intrigued by the possibility of going after one more ring with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol now that the Lakers had also acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. "I was thinking of the job as a one-season gig, but Jimmy (Buss) and...
Via RealGM
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson has funny reaction to Pau Gasol signing with Bulls

PHOTO COURTESY: MADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES VIA NY DAILY NEWS New Knicks president Phil Jackson has had a busy off season so far with the recruitment of Carmelo Anthony.  Despite making it seem like all the eggs were in the Melo basket, he had his eyes on other targets as well and cleverly showed his disappointment after missing out on one this weekend. Pau Gasol played under Phil...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jackson thinks he has right personality for Knicks job

Contrary to earlier rumors, Mark Jackson called the Knicks' vacant head-coaching position “an incredible job’’ and seemed to suggest he would have legitimate interest in the gig despite word on the street.A member of Jackson's inner circle said Jackson may be leery of a situation in which the team president is very hands-on with the coach —  ala Phil Jackson. When...
Via The Other Paper
June 05, 2014  |  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

NBA Rumors: Mark Jackson added to Lakers potential head coach list

Mark Jackson was fired by the Golden State Warriors coming off an overall good season but first round playoff exit to the Los Angeles Clippers. Most of the league is baffled by this firing based on the performance that Jackson has shown. Mark improved the Warriors each season under his term as coach by going from 23-43 in his first season, to 47-35 in his second, and then to a tremendous...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Jackson as the next head coach?

I hope the title of my article didn’t get people too excited because I’m not talking about Phil Jackson. I’m talking about Mark Jackson. Mark Jackson is currently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, but that may not be the case much longer. Jackson is meeting with ownership today and reports are saying he will likely be fired by later today. Prior to becoming a head...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Spurs are not a dynasty

Phil Jackson is calling the shots for the Knicks as their new team president and it looks like he’s taking shots at an old Western Conference foe. Jackson has been taking jabs at the San Antonio Spurs since 1999, when the then newly signed Lakers coach suggested that the Spurs championship should have an asterisk next to it because it occurred during a lockout shortened season...
Via Thacover2
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson left blowout loss early to walk his dog

Phil Jackson made an appearance at his old stomping grounds to watch his New York Knicks face his old team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on the hardwood at Staples Center. The new Knicks president in all likelihood is regretting that decision as it probably would have been far less painful to stay away. The Knicks […] The post Phil Jackson calls Knicks’ blowout loss to Lakers ‘awful...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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