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Knicks Rumor: Carmelo Anthony takes multi-million dollar advance

Carmelo Anthony re-signing with the New York Knicks came as a surprise to more people than we thought. Chris Herring, with The Wall Street Journal, says Melo, as he’s commonly called, will be getting over 50% of his contract upfront.Anthony resigned with the Knicks last month for a 5 year deal worth over $124 million. According to recent reports with people involved in the matter...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

How did Minnesota pass on the Knicks' offer for Kevin Love?

From Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal:The Knicks recently attempted to make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, offering forward Amar'e Stoudemire and his enormous expiring contract, second-year guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and swingman Iman Shumpert, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.The Timberwolves are out of their minds.  What are they...
Via Celtics Life
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Melo Hasn’t Returned Messages

Phil Jackson says he has not received any texts back from Carmelo Anthony, according to Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal. However, Jackson expects to hear from Anthony today regarding his final decision. Anthony’s two options appear to be the Knicks and Lakers. Earlier this week, the Lakers were... The post Phil Jackson Says Melo Hasn’t Returned Messages appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says He Texted Melo, But Melo Hasn’t Text Back

Melo doesn’t appear to want to make a move until LeBron makes his move. Read receipts on or off for Melo? Phil says he's texted Carmelo since their meeting, but hasn't gotten responses back from him. — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) July 10, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Says Steve Kerr Took Warriors Job Because They Have a Better Team

Since the day Phil Jackson was hired by the New York Knicks, there was talk that Steve Kerr likely would be his head coach with the team. The hire seemed like a done deal, with Jackson himself saying earlier today that Kerr verbally committed to coach the Knicks before taking the Golden State Warriors head coaching position. According to Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr Gave Verbal Commitment To Knicks

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports According to Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal, Steve Kerr gave Phil Jackson a verbal commitment to become the next coach of the New York Knicks. Phil says Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks’ job the day before Kerr took the coaching job with Golden State. — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) May 30, 2014 Kerr verbally agreed to the Knicks’ head...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Steve Kerr Verbally Committed before Taking Warriors Job

How close was Steve Kerr to accepting the New York Knicks head coaching job? Apparently really, really close, according to Phil Jackson and Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal. Jackson said Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks before the Warriors job opened up. Phil says Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks’ job the day before Kerr took the coaching job with Golden State...
Via Standing O Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Steve Kerr committed to Knicks before joining Warriors

Knicks president Phil Jackson met with the media on Friday and said that Steve Kerr verbally committed to coach New York one day prior to accepting the Golden State Warriors job, via Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal. We all knew that Kerr came close to accepting the Knicks offer, and he's spoken at length about his loyalty to Jackson and the difficulty of his decision...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Steve Kerr Verbally Committed to Knicks

According to Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr had all but committed to becoming the next coach of the New York Knicks before the Golden State Warriors fired Mark Jackson. Once that opening became available, Kerr balked on Jackson and the Knicks, and was hired by the Warriors. Phil says Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks' job the day before Kerr took the coaching job with Golden State...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Kerr Verbally Committed to Knicks

Smart move by Kerr. Phil says Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks' job the day before Kerr took the coaching job with Golden State. — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) May 30, 2014 Phil says unless the lord heals him, he wouldn’t physically be able to coach, so he plans to hire someone within his circle.
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Kerr Verbally Committed to Knicks

Smart move by Kerr. Phil says Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks' job the day before Kerr took the coaching job with Golden State. — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) May 30, 2014 Phil says unless the lord heals him, he wouldn’t physically be able to coach, so he plans to hire someone within his circle.
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Debut New D-League Team Name & Logo (Photo)

The New York Knicks have chosen the name and logo for their new NBA D-League team. According to @TurnOnTheKnicks twitter page the team will be the named the Westchester Knicks. A round of applause for the creativity and thoughtfulness shown by the Knicks organizations. Not every fan is ecstatic about the team’s name. So the Knicks’ new D-League team will be named … the Knicks...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Attended The Met Gala Dressed As Abraham Lincoln

The annual Met Gala went down on Monday and, as usual, there were plenty of A-list sports starts among the crowd of famous faces in attendance. Carmelo Anthony and his wife, LaLa, were among those on the list and, as you can see from the photo above, Melo broke out a tux & top hat for his best Abraham Lincoln impersonation. Not spotted in that photo, however, were the hipster...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson told Carmelo Anthony That The Knicks Will Hire Steve Kerr

According to The Wall Street Journal‘s Chris Herring, Knicks president Phil Jackson told Carmelo Anthony over dinner that he will hire Steve Kerr to coach the New York Knicks. In sitting down with Anthony, who has made it abundantly clear that he wants to play for a winning team next season, Jackson wanted to allay any concerns Anthony might have about Kerr’s inexperience...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson told Carmelo The Knicks Will Hire Steve Kerr

According to The Wall Street Journal‘s Chris Herring, Knicks president Phil Jackson told Carmelo Anthony over dinner that he will hire Steve Kerr to coach the New York Knicks. In sitting down with Anthony, who has made it abundantly clear that he wants to play for a winning team next season, Jackson wanted to allay any concerns Anthony might have about Kerr’s inexperience...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Woodson Doesn’t Think He Should Be Fired

Well, of all the befuddling and confounding things New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson has said this season, this next quote might take the cake.   Woodson: “Is it fair to let me go? I don’t think so. But I don’t get to make that decision.” — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) April 16, 2014   He also added this gem of an answer in the pre-game presser.   Woodson: “Am I the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Not Planning on Discussing Free Agency With Melo

The New York Knicks are coming off of a colossally disappointing season that saw them miss the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference despite having the second highest payroll in the entire league. With star forward Carmelo Anthony entering free agency, this off-season could be one that shapes the next half-decade for the Knicks. While there are definitely Knicks players who will...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Says Thibs’ System Works With Anyone

A weird question to ask Melo after the Knicks beat the Raptors, but I give him credit for answering honestly. Carmelo, on why Chicago manages to win despite losing Rose & Deng: Thibodeaus system is one "where you can put anybody" in it & make it work — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) April 12, 2014
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lil Terio Chilling With Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse Team (Photo)

I guess this is better than Terio posing with Instagram twodels? Lil Terio was spotted posing for a picture with the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team. At least he is around some people who go to school though. This is probably the closest he has come to a schoolbook all year though. [Chris Herring]
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Woodson accidentally curses in response to Mike D’Antoni question

The stress of being an NBA coach must be extremely high. Coaches are constantly under pressure and have to answer questions from the media and fans. Tonight in Los Angeles before taking on the Lakers, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson slipped up and accidentally cursed when responding to a question about Lakers’ coach Mike D’Antoni: Woodson, asked abt D'Antoni having to...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony had to borrow Toure Murry’s headband during end of Knicks-76ers

It appeared that the New York Knicks were going to cruise to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers up by double-digits with less than five minutes to play. Then the 76ers went on a 16-1 run and brought the game close enough for the New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson to bring his starters back. Apparently, Carmelo Anthony (thinking that he probably wasn’t going back in) had...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Melo Needs to Be a Better Passer & Defender

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines here. Phil thinks Carmelo is an elite scorer and not much else. Phil was more specific in what he'd like to see from Melo: Said he thinks he has more to give on defense, as a passer, & even as a rebounder — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) March 19, 2014 I don’t know if this was a compliment or a dig at Melo,...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

I’m giving Phil Jackson 3 years before he bails on the Knicks

The Knicks introduced Phil Jackson today as the new Grand Poobah of basketball operations. The Knicks are getting a part-time president for a cool $12 million per year. Jackson isn’t going to be working 16 hour days. He won’t be flying around the country scouting players. (He did admit that he’ll watch the NCAA tournament on TV!) Hell, he’s not even living in New York full...
Via Red's Army
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks are selling Phil Jackson jersey t-shirts

Earlier today, the New York Knicks introduced Phil Jackson as their president of basketball operations and well, it appears that the Madison Square Garden store has already started “Phil-mania” in New York City. Check out the below image of the Phil Jackson jersey t-shirts from the Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring: That didn't take long. The shelves at the MSG store...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap of Phil Jackson Press Conference

Dolan, Jackson, Mills pic.twitter.com/BB8Pg5bcnP — Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) March 18, 2014 Steve Mills will serve as GM under new president Phil Jackson. Both Jackson and Mills will report directly to owner James Dolan. #Knicks — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 18, 2014 James Dolan: “When you have a chance to get Phil Jackson to run your team, you do it…Welcome home Phil.”...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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