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Kurt Rambis can be a perfect mentor for Kristaps Porzingis

One of the reasons the Knicks brought Kurt Rambis into town last season was to mentor first-year head coach Derek Fisher. New York wanted someone with head-coaching experience to share the bench with Fish, and Rambis' history with Phil Jackson obviously played a role.  Now, the second-year Knicks assistant has a new assignment, according to ESPN's Ian Begley: The Knicks selected...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson gave Knicks players a Michael Jordan book on what it takes to be a champion

At this point, no one knows what to expect from the New York Knicks this upcoming season. Hall of Famer Charles Barkley believes that they will make the playoffs, but I think he might be reaching a little bit on that prediction. Last season, it seemed that the Knicks quit during a lot of their games especially when Carmelo Anthony shut himself down. Team president Phil Jackson has...
Via No Guts, No Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Sign Sasha Vujacic to a One-Year Deal

The New York Knicks have the feel of being a Los Angeles Lakers’ run team. Phil Jackson is the President of Basketball Operations, and Derek Fisher is the head coach. Now, the Lakers have agreed to sign free agent shooting guard Sasha Vujacic to a one-year contract to bring another Lakers face into the mix. The New York Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher says he'd draft himself over Kobe, Iverson in 1996 redraft

There's really no debate as to the greatest player from the 1996 NBA draft. He wore purple and gold as a rookie. He won five rings. And, according to Derek Fisher, the name of said player is ... not Kobe Bryant?The former Los Angeles Lakers point guard and current New York Knicks head coach was asked by Bleacher Report's Adam Lefkoe how he'd redraft the 1996 rookie class, and Fisher...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Jose Calderon the Answer at PG for the New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks were hoping to make a big splash in free agency, but they were happy to settle for a few very solid moves to fill out their roster. One of the positions that they were hoping to upgrade was the point guard position, but they were unable to do that. Jose Calderon appears to be the early favorite to start at point guard, but is he capable of being the answer for...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony Bound to Part Ways?

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks are heading into a very important season which could foreshadow the two’s future together. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) Times have been rough for the New York Knicks, and it is evident that a rebuild is necessary. The question is, are they rebuilding for the future, or are they trying to make a push for the playoffs now? Though...
Via The Sports Journal
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams is a good litmus test for Derek Fisher

Derrick Williams has spent most of his professional basketball career being derided after becoming the second overall pick in 2011's NBA draft. The Knicks, though, are still hoping there's some amount of potential there.New York signed Williams to a two-year, $10 million deal over the weekend. Now, ESPN's Ian Begley says this deal will be a litmus test for coach Derek Fisher:Williams...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks in Free Agency: From Superstars to Role Players

Mar 17, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Spurs 104 – 100 in overtime. (Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Knicks have had a change in plans. After missing the boat on their big name targets like LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via The Sports Journal
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks thinking big, looking for some size in free agency

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks will be thinking big in free agency. As in a big man, that is. The Knicks need plenty of help after their worst season ever, but they know where it needs to start. ''I don't think it's any secret we need to get some size up front. I think that'll be a big focus for us,'' Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. Any hope of Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell Believes He Can Thrive In Triangle

D'Angelo Russell wasn't familiar with the triangle a few weeks ago, but he studied it during a film session with Phil Jackson this month. "Now that I look at it, Kobe had great success in it. The shots that he took, the shots that he made were in the same areas, all from the offense. So I think I can definitely thrive there," Russell said in a phone interview on Friday. Russell...
Via RealGM
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Knicks Interested in Drafting Kristaps Porzingis with Fourth Overall Pick

Kristaps Porzingis could be drafted in the top five after he impressed scouts during his workout last Friday. (AP Credit) New York Knicks have been hard at work analyzing as many prospects as possible. After a season like last year, the Knicks can’t afford to miss on their number four overall pick. Latest reports have Phil Jackson looking at Kristaps Porzingis, a foreign-born...
Via The Sports Journal
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

Stephen Curry Wants To Play Into Late 30s

Stephen Curry would like an extended NBA playing career, which he expects will mean he'd like to step away from the game instead of transition immediately to coaching as Jason Kidd and Derek Fisher have in recent seasons. "I hope to play until I'm like 38 or something, and that's a lot of years in the game and a lot of travel and a lot of sacrifice on my family's part," said Curry...
Via RealGM
March 01, 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 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 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: 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
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