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Can the New York Knicks go from worst to first?

New York Knicks Head Coach Derek Fisher Head coach of the New York Knicks Derek Fisher may have bit off more than he can chew recently. Before a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Coach Fisher stated that the Knicks could transition from the team that they are this year, with 15 wins, to a 60 plus win team as early as next season. On the one hand this sounds absolutely crazy given...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the New York Knicks back up Derek Fishers comments?

Earlier this week, New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher made headlines following a bold statement regarding his team’s ability to rebound from their atrocious season this year. The Knicks sit dead last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16 – 64 despite playoff aspirations at the beginning of the season. According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, when asked about the New...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher: Knicks can win 63 games next season

In the rare event that the New York Knicks won their final four games of the season, they would finish the year with a record of 19-63. That would still leave them as one of the worst teams in the NBA, but head coach Derek Fisher remains optimistic. On Thursday, Fisher basically said he believes...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony Won’t Sit On Knicks Bench For Fear Of Getting Hit

Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want his New York Knicks teammates to cause him any more pain than they already have. Anthony, who underwent season-ending knee surgery Feb. 18, has been a no-show for Knicks games since going under the knife, choosing not to sit on the bench with his non-injured teammates. Marc Berman of the New York Post has a possible explanation for that: “Coach Derek...
Via NESN.com
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher files for divorce

  New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher has filed for divorce from his wife, Candace. Fisher filed the paperwork Wednesday in Los Angeles, a spokesman tells The Associated Press. Fisher says in a statement that ''this is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.'' The Fishers were married Feb. 19...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks coach Derek Fisher files for divorce from wife

NEW YORK (AP) New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher has filed for divorce from his wife, Candace. Fisher filed the paperwork Wednesday in Los Angeles, a spokesman tells The Associated Press. Fisher says in a statement that ''this is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.'' The Fishers were married...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Audio: Phil Jackson wants Derek Fisher to 'Get after some referees, get thrown out of some games at least...'

On Thursday at UCLA during his 'Awry & Destroy' chat with the media (including his own female Ed McMahon apparently), Knicks president Phil Jackson landed this backwards compliment across the face of head coach Derek Fisher: “I’d like to have him thrown out of some games at least. It looks like every time we go out there, every bump becomes a foul and Derek’s very patient...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks-Lakers Preview

This probably isn't how Derek Fisher envisioned going into his first road game against the Los Angeles Lakers as a coach. His New York Knicks' latest losing streak is five, and the club has dropped seven straight on the road in this series heading into Thursday night's matchup. Fisher was one of the Lakers' most popular players in winning five championships alongside Kobe Bryant...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher Not Involved In Knicks' Decision To Fill 15th Roster Spot

Derek Fisher was asked about whether the New York Knicks will fill their 15th roster spot, perhaps on Thanasis Antetokounmpo. “Ask Phil [Jackson], Steve [Mills], Allan [Houston] in terms of the philosophy of leaving it open,’’ Fisher said. “I don’t factor into the equation if we should fill it or not. I’ve stated my opinion who it may or may not be. It hasn’t been brought...
Via RealGM
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson likely to get fined for comments on college player

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was at the Ohio State-Nebraska game scouting Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell. However, Jackson made some comments on him that were inappropriate by the NBA’s standards and according to Yahoo! Sports, he is likley get a fine for it. Sources: Knicks president Phil Jackson will likely face a league fine for commenting on OSU’s D’Angelo...
Via Bloguin Best
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson likely to get fined for comments on college player

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was at the Ohio State-Nebraska game scouting Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell. However, Jackson made some comments on him that were inappropriate by the NBA’s standards and according to Yahoo! Sports, he is likley get a fine for it. Sources: Knicks president Phil Jackson will likely face a league fine for commenting on OSU’s D’Angelo...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Skeptical Current Offensive Trends Will Win Out

The New York Knicks have struggled this season with a roster that is not nearly talented enough to run the triangle offense. Phil Jackson continues to believe in the triangle and he's let Derek Fisher try to figure out his own version of it he wants to run. “I think it’s still debatable about how basketball is going to be played, what’s going to win out,” said Jackson, leaving...
Via RealGM
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Has Distanced Himself From Lakers

Phil Jackson, as well as Derek Fisher, insist that they have closed the chapter on their former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Jackson was nearly re-hired by the Lakers during the 2012-13 season. “It’s been four years [since I was there], so I’ve kind of just divorced myself from them,’’ Jackson said. Fisher added he will not really feel anything extra when facing the Lakers...
Via RealGM
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Don't blame Fisher; it's up to me to build the Knicks the right way

NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson offered a mea culpa for the New York Knicks' awful first half of the season but said he's doing what's best for the franchise's future. Days after trading away two of the team's best players and getting little in return, Jackson asked fans not to blame coach Derek Fisher because what's shaping up as the worst season in franchise history is his responsibility...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher's timeout speech is worthy of 'Hoosiers' cornfest (VIDEO)

The New York Knicks were on their way to a 120-96 loss to the Rockets Friday night and are already the worst team in the NBA. So is there really anything coach Derek Fisher can say to rally the troops during a timeout? Seems Fisher turned into 'Hoosiers' Coach Dale during a break in the action against the Houston Rockets on national TV and came out sounding cornier than an Indiana...
Via The Other Paper
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watching Derek Fisher Coach the Knicks is Really Sad

This embed is invalid" />   We’ve all listened in on a coach giving a speech to pump up his players at some point. But I’ve personally never heard anything as soft as the cliché-filled monologue Derek Fisher gave the Knicks Thursday night: After watching/reading that, it should come as no surprise that the Knicks are currently down by 22 to the Rockets...
Via Busted Coverage
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks set record with 13th straight loss

The New York Knicks are having a less than ideal season. OK, let’s be real, they suck. And the team’s level of awful hit a new low on Wednesday night when they lost to the Washington Wizards 101-91. The loss to the Wizards was New York’s 13th in a row, setting a record. It is the longest in-season losing streak in franchise history. It was also the Knicks’ 23rd loss in...
Via Rumors and Rants
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Due to abysmal season, NY Times looking to give Knicks beat writer a break

How bad is it for the Knicks? Aside from being 5-32 and despite having Carmelo Anthony on the court, Derek Fisher on the sidelines, and Phil Jackson on staff, the Knicks haven’t had anything to cheer about this season. It’s so bad, the NY Times is looking to mercifully end their Knicks beat writer’s time on the Knicks and save him from having to cover the team. [W]e feel it’s...
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Knicks' Anthony could opt for shutdown, surgery on knee

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony missed Friday's loss to the Detroit Pistons, and head coach Derek Fisher hinted that the star's absence could become an extended one.  Anthony has been bothered by a sore left knee since the second game of the season, and the possibility of a shutdown or even season-ending surgery is looming. "I think everybody involved is reasonable enough...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo: At least Knicks haven't 'crumbled,' thanks to Derek Fisher

The New York Knicks dropped their 10th in a row on Friday with a 97-81 loss to the Detroit Pistons, a game that All-Star Carmelo Anthony sat out because of a troublesome knee. With their second 10-game losing streak of the season, the Knicks have lowered their record to 5-30. But don't think they're crumbling. Anthony said earlier this week that rookie head coach Derek Fisher is...
Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Williams was handed a technical foul … for trying to call a timeout.

Roy Williams was handed a technical foul … for trying to call a timeout. [Bleacher Report]That right there is going to give Derek Fisher even more reason to not call a timeout and then tell the media he tried to. You just mark that down.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Allow Carmelo Anthony To Decide Playing Status With Injured Knee

Derek Fisher said Carmelo Anthony is in charge of whether he will play through his injured left knee, which was reaggravated on Sunday. “Carmelo is a veteran player that I think understands his body and where he is and what he’s capable of doing,” Fisher said. “The nights where it’s known that it’s probably best that he’s not out there, he lets us know. We let him know...
Via RealGM
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture

Derek Fisher is having a tough time in his first season as head coach, but he insists the New York Knicks are taking the longview. “For me, it’s just the beginning,” said Fisher. “For our team and organization, in terms of what we’re trying to build and where we’re going, it’s just the beginning.” Fisher went straight from playing to coaching, unlike another Phil...
Via RealGM
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher’s Christmas Struggle Was Real

All Derek Fisher wanted for Christmas was a win. All Derek Fisher got for Christmas was another loss.
Via Gamedayr
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Woeful New York Knicks Too Bad for Their Own Good?

Cole Aldrich #45 of the New York Knicks passes the ball against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The New York Knicks can’t win for losing. At least not for losing this much, anyway. The plan of action at MSG is a pretty simple one: endure this season, however bad it winds up and retool using the resources...
Via The Sports Journal
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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