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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phil Jackson: Pau Gasol Uncomparable To Others, Hall of Famer

Posted to Chicago BullsPhil Jackson has worked with Pau Gasol in the past, they won two NBA championships together in Los Angeles in 2009 & 2010. It was reported that Jackson was targeting Gasol for the New York Knicks, but he obviously chose Chicago instead. Recently, Phil Jackson had some nice things to say about the new Chicago Bulls forward according to a recent report on...
Via Sports Mockery
5 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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson’s pitch to Pau Gasol consists of Carmelo Anthony and the United Nations

We all know that Phil Jackson has a unique way of doing things, so we shouldn’t be all that surprised by his recruiting methods, especially when he has limited funds available. It’s well known that Jackson is trying to lure Pau Gasol to his New York Knicks, though the 68-year-old can currently only offer the Spaniard the taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million. Gasol is...
Via Lakerholicz.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson: No word yet from Carmelo, confident he'll re-sign

As the NBA Universe awaits the decisions of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is showing his confidence. Jackson spoke to the media on Thursday and revealed that Anthony has five contract offers on the table from the Knicks, and he’s confident he’ll hear good news. “I felt really good […]
Via Full Scale Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony & Phil Jackson working on LeBron coming to Knicks

Have you ever wondered what the NBA would look like if it were a Coen Brothers movie? Well, apparently all we needed was Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James hitting free agency at the same time. Oh, that and a ton of big market/profitable teams with ample/prospective cap space. Marc Berman of NY Post reports:According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  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

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
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