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NBA Referee Hotline Bling: David Fizdale calls B.S.

The NBA has a new hotline for players to call and speak their mind about NBA referees. It's active during the playoffs, unlike half the teams in the league and Boston's rebounders. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s responses, which are about as real as Deron Williams' hairline. We know when that hotline blings, that can only mean one thing: a rookie coach is "Popping...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks players openly opposed to triangle offense

Phil Jackson’s management sounds as unpopular among New York Knicks players as it is with the team's fanbase.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Knicks players are in “open rebellion” against the triangle offense favored by the team president, with players completely uninterested in the scheduled offseason triangle regimen.Despite all this, Jackson remains committed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Jackson on Carmelo Anthony: "He is a player that would be better off somewhere else"

At his season-ending press conference, New York Knicks President Phil Jackson sorts through what went wrong for the team this year, and shares his thoughts on Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, and more. He also talks about why he thinks it may be best for Melo to be traded, and expands on the disconnect in their relationship, saying...
Via SNY
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Carmelo Anthony would be better off elsewhere

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson admitted Friday that Carmelo Anthony may well be better off leaving the New York Knicks.Jackson told the media that, with the Knicks once again failing to win, Anthony would be best served going somewhere else to compete for a championship. Anthony’s departure seems like a formality at this point. He wants to stay with some assurances, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson, Knicks reportedly pick up two-year option

Things have not gone well for Phil Jackson in his first three seasons as president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks, but the two sides are committed to trying to change that.Ramona Shelburne and Ian Begley of ESPN.com reported on Thursday that Jackson and the Knicks have agreed to exercise the two-year option remaining on Jackson’s original five-year deal with the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson honors the late Jerry Krause with touching statement

New York Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations and former Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson issued a touching statement upon the death of his former colleague, Jerry Krause.In part, the statement reads “it was no secret that [Krause] built the dynasty in Chicago.” This is notable because Jackson and Krause had a notably toxic relationship, especially toward the end...
Via Sportsnaut
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson teaching Knicks guards about triangle offense

The New York Knicks, or at least the man running their basketball operations, are serious about the triangle offense.Coach Jeff Hornacek confirmed Friday that team president Phil Jackson spent part of Thursday morning teaching Knicks guards how to run the offense. ESPN’s Ian Begley originally reported Jackson’s “hands on” instruction of Knicks guards.This is interesting,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: If Phil Jackson wants triangle, he should coach

Coaching icon Larry Brown has a suggestion for Phil Jackson: If the New York Knicks president wants the team to run the triangle offense so badly, perhaps he should take over as head coach.The Knicks are fully committing to running the triangle offense for the balance of the season. Brown believes Jackson’s insistence that Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek run the triangle puts the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

With the NBA season officially past the halfway point, it's becoming more and more clear which teams are truly in the playoff hunt and which are on the verge of underachieving status. The Bulls and Knicks seems full of dysfunction while teams like the Blazers, Magic and Kings can't seem to get their bearings.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at some...
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February 22, 2017  |  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
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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