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Teams could not get in touch with Phil Jackson before trade deadline

The New York Knicks made no moves at the trade deadline Thursday, despite rumors that persisted for weeks about Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose potentially being dealt. For at least one team, not being able to get a hold of Phil Jackson was an obstacle that stood in the way of a deal.One NBA general manager told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News last week in New Orleans that...
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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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Internet reacts to funny photo of Phil Jackson on the bus

A photo of Phil Jackson riding on a bus went viral on Wednesday night, leading to some funny reactions.An Instagram user named Lou Minoti is being credited for this photo of the New York Knicks president on the bus: Naturally, Jackson on the bus led to plenty of jokes. Many of the jokes were about him riding a bus he threw Melo under: People made jokes about saving the photo for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jackson's treatment of Carmelo deterring free agents

Phil Jackson is very obviously trying to badger Carmelo Anthony into waiving his no-trade clause to make it easier to deal the 32-year-old superstar, but is the New York Knicks president’s approach hurting the team’s chances to attract players in the future?Jackson’s latest public shot at Anthony came in the form of a not-so-subtle tweet. After Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron calls Gregg Popovich the greatest coach ever; shot at Phil Jackson?

In advance of the first meeting of the season between LeBron’s Cavs and Gregg Popovich’s Spurs, LeBron heaped praise on the longest-tenured coach in the NBA by calling him the best coach of all time. “To do what he’s done in an era of basketball where its changed so much and have a growth mindset and change with the game… he’s continued to build around Timmy, Manu and...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: NBA made Jackson, Buss sign special documents

Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss announced earlier this week that they have mutually decided to end their engagement, and it’s possible that rules the NBA had set for their relationship played a role in the decision. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the NBA made Jackson and Buss sign documents after Jackson became president of the New York Knicks in 2014 ensuring there would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

'Zen Master' Phil Jackson gives meditation book to Knicks

Phil Jackson may be currently embroiled in a controversy not even remotely involving the New York Knicks, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t trying to pull some New Age strings to get the team pointed in the right direction. That’s right, the Knicks president is resorting to methods that landed him the moniker “Zen Master” all those years ago by distributing a meditation...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson acknowledges modern NBA with Hornaceck hire

So maybe Phil Jackson isn’t as nuts and out of touch as we all thought. It’s not that naming Jeff Hornacek the New York Knicks’ new head coach — which the team is on the verge of doing, as first reported by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck — is a particularly brilliant or inspiring move. Hornacek is a solid candidate with fine credentials (including a runner-up finish...
Via The Comeback
May 19, 2016  |  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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